Jason Riedmiller

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Weezer + Musikfest = ‘Happy Together’ in Bethlehem

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Weezer + Musikfest = ‘Happy Together’ in Bethlehem

No matter which side of the old versus new Weezer divide fans fall on (hi, Matt Damon), they all agree that live Weezer is the best Weezer, and fans attending the 36th annual Musikfest at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem Monday evening were treated with an especially epic performance. Following garage punks White Reaper, the Wind […]

 Scott Kucharski

At Peach Fest, Stephen Marley talks creativity, family, and witnessing the power of music

At Peach Fest, Stephen Marley talks creativity, family, and witnessing the power of music

One of the highlights of the 2019 Peach Music Festival was an afternoon set by Stephen “Ragga” Marley, son of the legendary Bob and Rita Marley. Stephen and his band took the stage early on Saturday, July 27 and eased the crowd into what would be a long day of music with a 17-song set […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Sensory-friendly Inclusion Festival returns to Mountain Sky in Jermyn Aug. 9-11

Sensory-friendly Inclusion Festival returns to Mountain Sky in Jermyn Aug. 9-11

From a press release: The second annual Inclusion Festival, the nation’s first sensory-friendly music and wellness festival for people with and without special needs, is coming up this Friday, Aug. 9 through Sunday, Aug. 11 at Mountain Sky in Jermyn. Music festivals, which generally evoke feelings of joy, connection, and open-mindedness, are powerful platforms for […]

 Scott Kucharski

At Peach Fest, rising star Maggie Rose talks changing genres, Bill Murray, and Top 3 albums

At Peach Fest, rising star Maggie Rose talks changing genres, Bill Murray, and Top 3 albums

Change can be good, even great, especially if you ask rising Americana music star Maggie Rose. NEPA Scene had the chance to catch up with Rose before her performance at last weekend’s Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton. The annual event originally centered around The Allman Brothers Band but has […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Camp Bisco at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/19-20/19

PHOTOS: Camp Bisco at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/19-20/19

Camp Bisco, the biggest and wildest party in Northeastern Pennsylvania, returned to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain and Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton on Thursday, July 18 through Saturday, July 20, and NEPA Scene was there to capture some of the summer fun. Philadelphia electronica/jam fusion band and festival founders The Disco Biscuits played six […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour, Day 2 – Menzingers, Blink-182, Anti-Flag, Taking Back Sunday, and more, 06/30/19

PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour, Day 2 – Menzingers, Blink-182, Anti-Flag, Taking Back Sunday, and more, 06/30/19

When the Vans Warped Tour ended its annual national runs after 24 years in 2018, it was a bitter pill to swallow for the millions of punk rock, indie, metal, and rap fans across the United States who grew up seeing or discovering some of their favorite bands at this touring institution, including those in […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour, Day 1 – Bad Religion, 311, Andrew W.K., A Day to Remember, and more, 06/29/19

PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour, Day 1 – Bad Religion, 311, Andrew W.K., A Day to Remember, and more, 06/29/19

When the Vans Warped Tour ended its annual national runs after 24 years in 2018, it was a bitter pill to swallow for the millions of punk rock, indie, metal, and rap fans across the United States who grew up seeing or discovering some of their favorite bands at this touring institution, including those in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck features 3 Blues Music Award winners July 11-14

Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck features 3 Blues Music Award winners July 11-14

From a press release: The Blues Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee recently announced its 2019 Blues Music Award winners, and three of those artists are heading to the 22nd annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck this July. Grammy Award-nominated Cedric Burnside (winner of Instrumentalist – Drums), the unique and highly acclaimed Vanessa Collier (Instrumentalist – […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

3-day punk rock festival Camp Anarchy brings Offspring, Rancid, NOFX, Bad Religion, and more to Ohio May 31-June 2

3-day punk rock festival Camp Anarchy brings Offspring, Rancid, NOFX, Bad Religion, and more to Ohio May 31-June 2

From a press release: Rebellious music fans looking for a good summer road trip will love Camp Anarchy, a new three-day camping, craft beer, and punk music festival taking over Legend Valley, just outside Columbus, Ohio, on Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2. About a seven-hour drive from Scranton, Camp Anarchy will feature performances […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Original Woodstock site celebrates 50th anniversary with Ringo Starr, Santana, John Fogerty, and more Aug. 15-18

Original Woodstock site celebrates 50th anniversary with Ringo Starr, Santana, John Fogerty, and more Aug. 15-18

From a press release: While headlines declare that the much-publicized Woodstock 50 at Watkins Glen has been canceled after delays and major investors pulling out, a separate, unaffiliated event is moving forward with headliners Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band, Santana with The Doobie Brothers, and John Fogerty at the historic site of the […]

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