Rich Howells

REVIEW/PHOTOS: ‘Come Together’ benefit concert represents the best of NEPA music and resilience

REVIEW/PHOTOS: ‘Come Together’ benefit concert represents the best of NEPA music and resilience

For those who love local music, last Thursday was like a long-overdue family gathering after a hard year. And while it has only been about four months since bars, restaurants, and music venues shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has felt like a year for many musicians and their friends who come out […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA – (mostly) masked musicians in Wilkes-Barre

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA – (mostly) masked musicians in Wilkes-Barre

Take some advice from Tigers Jaw, University Drive, The Mule Team, Blind Choice, James Barrett, Lifer, Esta Coda, concert photographers, etc. – wear your damn mask. (For you nitpickers, those who aren’t wearing masks or have them pulled down put them right back on after the picture.) These photos were taken at “Come Together: A […]

 Rich Howells

‘What does the NEPA music scene mean to you?’ Tigers Jaw, Lifer, and more answer with Wilkes-Barre benefit concert

‘What does the NEPA music scene mean to you?’ Tigers Jaw, Lifer, and more answer with Wilkes-Barre benefit concert

While practically everyone misses live music, musicians may be missing concerts the most. NEPA Scene recently talked to a majority of the artists participating in “Come Together: A Community Benefit Concert for the Arts,” coming up this Thursday, July 16 in the parking lot of Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township, and […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: A lighthearted guide to new parking lot events at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre

VIDEO: A lighthearted guide to new parking lot events at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre

This week, the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township will host its first-ever outdoor events in its massive parking lot. For the past month, social media has been flooded with questions on how these live shows will work – what types of vehicles are allowed, if attendees can leave their vehicles, what […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Wilkes-Barre tribute to Elton John joins Almost Queen in Mohegan Sun Arena parking lot concert on July 17

Wilkes-Barre tribute to Elton John joins Almost Queen in Mohegan Sun Arena parking lot concert on July 17

From a press release: If the iconic music of Queen wasn’t enough to rock you out of your house, Philadelphia Freedom: A Tribute to Elton John will. Led by Wilkes-Barre native Doug Delescavage, the group was recently added to Almost Queen’s outdoor concert at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township this […]

 Rich Howells

‘Come Together’ – 8 rock artists praise NEPA music scene before parking lot benefit concert in Wilkes-Barre on July 16

‘Come Together’ – 8 rock artists praise NEPA music scene before parking lot benefit concert in Wilkes-Barre on July 16

After spending so much time apart, it’s finally time to come together. “Come Together: A Community Benefit Concert for the Arts” is the largest gathering of Northeastern Pennsylvania musicians planned for this year, and after the coronavirus pandemic shut down most of the area in March and led to the cancellation of almost all local […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

ViFolly featuring Breaking Benjamin drummer Shaun Foist added to Wilkes-Barre benefit concert on July 16

ViFolly featuring Breaking Benjamin drummer Shaun Foist added to Wilkes-Barre benefit concert on July 16

From a press release: “Come Together: A Community Benefit Concert for the Arts” was announced last week and is set to bring 10 popular local bands to the parking lot of Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township on Thursday, July 16 at 6 p.m. to raise money for nonprofits, theaters, and performance […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA musicians ‘Come Together’ for benefit concert outside Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on July 16

NEPA musicians ‘Come Together’ for benefit concert outside Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on July 16

From a press release: Today, the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township announced that it will host a live benefit concert entitled “Come Together: A Community Benefit Concert for the Arts” on the outdoor stage in the arena’s parking lot on Thursday, July 16 at 6 p.m. Produced by Joe Nardone’s Gallery […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre will allow tailgating at new outdoor parking lot events

Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre will allow tailgating at new outdoor parking lot events

From a press release: Fans attending the Mohegan Sun Arena’s “Drive-In Live Concert Series” with Almost Queen and Jim Gaffigan will be able to “Break Free” from their vehicles. After consulting with local authorities, the staff at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township announced today that guests in attendance for the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Tribute band Almost Queen plays in parking lot of Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on July 17

Tribute band Almost Queen plays in parking lot of Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on July 17

From a press release: It was announced today that the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township will host Almost Queen, a tribute to the legendary rock band Queen, live on stage from the arena parking lot on Friday, July 17 at 8 p.m. Presented by Geisinger, the event will be featured as […]