NEPA Scene Staff

Wilkes-Barre’s Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen celebrate new single with live concert on May 1

Wilkes-Barre’s Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen celebrate new single with live concert on May 1

From a press release: Wilkes-Barre blues rockers Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen are set to release a new single, “Broken,” on Friday, April 30, and soon after, the power trio will celebrate with their first theater show of the year. Recorded at 8 Days a Week Studios in Northumberland by revered engineer/producer and former […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival returns with 90 films in-person at Opera House April 22-25

Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival returns with 90 films in-person at Opera House April 22-25

From a press release: Channeling “the rebellious spirit of the Molly Maguires,” the Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival challenges the boldest, most defiant filmmakers to present their work, shatter convention, and incite spirited debate. The festival credo is “eyes and minds wide open,” and they mean it. After canceling last year due to COVID-19, the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedian Rich Vos performs live at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on March 27

Comedian Rich Vos performs live at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on March 27

From a press release: Like all Northeastern Pennsylvania music venues, the Mauch Chunk Opera House shut down last March due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it only reopened briefly for a 50 percent capacity show in July before closing again for the rest of the year. With the COVID-19 vaccine rolling out now and government […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe reopens with Celtic rockers Kilmaine Saints on March 12

Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe reopens with Celtic rockers Kilmaine Saints on March 12

From a press release: Like all Northeastern Pennsylvania music venues, the Mauch Chunk Opera House shut down last March due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it only reopened briefly for a 50 percent capacity show in July before closing again for the rest of the year. With the COVID-19 vaccine rolling out now and government […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Allman Brothers/Grateful Dead tribute reopens Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on July 10

Allman Brothers/Grateful Dead tribute reopens Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on July 10

From a press release: The Peach Music Festival in Scranton has been postponed until 2021, but anyone who loves that music can attend the reopening of the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Friday, July 10. Steal Your Peach, a tribute to both The Allman Brothers Band and the Grateful Dead, will be […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedian Tom Green performs 2 stand-up shows at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on April 5

Comedian Tom Green performs 2 stand-up shows at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on April 5

From a press release: Canadian comedian, actor, and talk show host Tom Green, best known for “The Tom Green Show” on MTV and his strange style of comedy, will perform two back-to-back stand-up shows at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Sunday, April 5 at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets, which […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA bands plan holiday concerts throughout December in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, Nanticoke, and more

NEPA bands plan holiday concerts throughout December in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, Nanticoke, and more

As everyone shops and prepares for the holidays, local musicians are planning some festive concerts, with many serving as their final shows of 2019. For those looking to get into the spirit of the season while supporting local music, NEPA Scene has wrapped up this season of shows you need to see in a nice […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA’s own holiday rock orchestra, Twelve Twenty-Four, tours local and national venues Nov. 30-Dec. 27

NEPA’s own holiday rock orchestra, Twelve Twenty-Four, tours local and national venues Nov. 30-Dec. 27

From a press release: As the Trans-Siberian Orchestra makes its

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Former Badlees singer Pete Palladino records live solo album at Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Oct. 13

Former Badlees singer Pete Palladino records live solo album at Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Oct. 13

From a press release: Singer/songwriter Pete Palladino, best known as the lead vocalist of Selinsgrove rock band The Badlees, will be recording a live solo record with former Badlees bandmates and a well-known Wilkes-Barre trio at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Sunday, Oct. 13. Doors at the Opera House (14 W. […]

 Jamie Nelson and Michelle Christopher

BEHIND THE BEAT: Dean Ford is the true Prince of tribute acts

BEHIND THE BEAT: Dean Ford is the true Prince of tribute acts

“A little bit behind the beat. I mean, just enough to turn you on…” – Prince, “Joy in Repetition” Come with us and take a glimpse Behind the Beat, a new column on NEPA Scene where we – Jamie Nelson (owner and operator of 1Up Games in Forty Fort) and Michelle (Belly) Christopher (art teacher […]

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