Rich Howells

Mahoning Drive-In in Lehighton saved from demolition after outpouring of online support

Mahoning Drive-In in Lehighton saved from demolition after outpouring of online support

Joe Bob Briggs often says, “The drive in will never die,” and today, he is more right than ever before. As the cult film critic, television host, and well-known drive-in supporter prepares to kick off his inaugural Joe Bob’s Jamboree this weekend at the Mahoning Drive-In Theater, the historic Lehighton venue is celebrating a personal […]

 Rich Howells

Planned solar farm threatens to ‘demolish’ historic Mahoning Drive-In in Lehighton

Planned solar farm threatens to ‘demolish’ historic Mahoning Drive-In in Lehighton

Over the past year, drive-in theaters went from rare relics of a bygone era to essential venues for entertainment and social gatherings, providing safe ways to enjoy movies, live music, graduations, and other events during the pandemic and reminding everyone of the historic and cultural significance of these outdoor venues. How quickly people forget. Yesterday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Breaking Benjamin’s only festival show of 2021 is Blue Ridge Rock Fest in Virginia on Sept. 9-12

Breaking Benjamin’s only festival show of 2021 is Blue Ridge Rock Fest in Virginia on Sept. 9-12

From a press release: Today, multi-platinum-selling Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin announced that their only music festival appearance of 2021 will be at Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Danville, Virginia. Running Thursday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 12, the “fan-driven rock experience” will feature six stages with over 180 bands, including Five Finger Death Punch, […]

 Rich Howells

Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg announces first 2020 concert since COVID-19 – Another Day Dawns on Dec. 12

Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg announces first 2020 concert since COVID-19 – Another Day Dawns on Dec. 12

For the last eight months, the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg has been forced to either cancel or reschedule its concerts due to the coronavirus pandemic. Today, it was finally able to announce one for the end of 2020. Lehighton hard rock band Another Day Dawns, who have been climbing the Billboard and Mediabase charts all […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lehighton rockers Another Day Dawns chart again with new single, sign with booking agency AGI

Lehighton rockers Another Day Dawns chart again with new single, sign with booking agency AGI

From a press release: Today, Lehighton-based hard rock band Another Day Dawns debuted at No. 39 on the Mediabase Active Rock Chart with their latest single, “Forget Me Not.” This is the second time they cracked the Mediabase Active Rock Chart in less than four months during the pandemic and without the assistance of touring […]

 Rich Howells

Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City opens May 1 with coronavirus safety protocols

Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City opens May 1 with coronavirus safety protocols

Some people believe the concept of the drive-in theater is old and outdated, but during a pandemic that requires social distancing, there may be no better place to watch a film in public. While indoor movie theaters across the country remain closed due to COVID-19, the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City is preparing to […]

 Rich Howells

Another Day Dawns debuts in Top 40 of Mediabase Active Rock Chart as first unsigned Pennsylvania rock artists on chart

Another Day Dawns debuts in Top 40 of Mediabase Active Rock Chart as first unsigned Pennsylvania rock artists on chart

Today, Lehighton hard rock band Another Day Dawns debuted at No. 40 on the Mediabase Active Rock Chart with their single “Taste of Heaven,” a notable feat for any unsigned artist. The lead track from their new EP, “Stranger,” has over 100,000 streams on Spotify, and the music video, which was filmed in Pittston, has […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lehighton rockers Another Day Dawns play virtual Loop.tv Music Festival live on Twitch on April 25

Lehighton rockers Another Day Dawns play virtual Loop.tv Music Festival live on Twitch on April 25

From a press release: Today, Lehighton hard rock band Another Day Dawns announced that they will be performing on the virtual Loop.tv Music Festival on Saturday, April 25 on Twitch, the leading service and community for multiplayer entertainment. The free online festival will live stream performances of both rising and favorite artists, including Hanson, Francesco […]

 Rich Howells

Lehighton rockers Another Day Dawns release ‘Stranger’ EP on Jan. 31 with Desmond Child collaborations

Lehighton rockers Another Day Dawns release ‘Stranger’ EP on Jan. 31 with Desmond Child collaborations

After making their Billboard chart debut last year, Lehighton hard rock band Another Day Dawns has been building buzz for their next EP with some big moves. “Stranger” is set for release next Friday, Jan. 31 on all major streaming platforms, and the first single, “Taste of Heaven,” is already receiving airplay on Hazleton active […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Rock band Saving Abel returns to Stage West in Scranton on Feb. 19

Rock band Saving Abel returns to Stage West in Scranton on Feb. 19

From a press release: It was announced this week that gold-selling “Tennessippi” rock band Saving Abel, known for songs like “Addicted,” “Drowning (Face Down),” “18 Days,” “The Sex Is Good,” and “Stupid Girl (Only in Hollywood),” will return to Stage West in Scranton on Wednesday, Feb. 19. Local rockers Another Day Dawns from Lehighton and […]