NEPA Scene Staff

Briggs Farm Blues Festival continues growth in 19th year in Nescopeck on July 8-10

Briggs Farm Blues Festival continues growth in 19th year in Nescopeck on July 8-10

From a press release: The Briggs Farm Blues Festival returns for its 19th year to its namesake farm in Nescopeck on Friday, July 8, through Sunday, July 10. The Briggs family will yet again turn their 250-year-old farm in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania (88 Old Berwick Hwy., Nescopeck) into one of the most revered […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Traumapalooza art and music festival brings artistic ‘debauchery’ to Wilkes-Barre on July 30

Traumapalooza art and music festival brings artistic ‘debauchery’ to Wilkes-Barre on July 30

From a press release: Traumapalooza, an all-day music festival with an accompanying “Artocalypse” event, will be held at The Other Side at Bart & Urby’s in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, July 30, starting at 2 p.m. Promising an “evening of loud, aggressive debauchery,” the event will feature multiple stages and “multiple forms of visual and sonic […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Vans Warped Tour offering workshops with bands in Scranton, including Motionless In White

Vans Warped Tour offering workshops with bands in Scranton, including Motionless In White

From a press release: The Entertainment Institute, a music education platform that gives fans access to musicians and professionals currently working in the industry through customized online and in-person workshops, is hosting a series of workshops at each Vans Warped Tour stop with artists playing or working with the tour, including The Pavilion at Montage […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Full Peach Music Festival lineup announced, adds Gov’t Mule, Cabinet, Blackberry Smoke, Railroad Earth, and more

Full Peach Music Festival lineup announced, adds Gov’t Mule, Cabinet, Blackberry Smoke, Railroad Earth, and more

The Allman Brothers Band‘s Peach Music Festival enters its fifth year at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Aug. 11-14, and while the initial lineup was announced back in February, the full list of bands has just been revealed. Gov’t Mule has joined the top headliners this year, and frontman Warren Haynes will […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Benefit to help Wilkes-Barre reggae musician George Wesley at Mountain Sky in Jermyn on June 25-26

Benefit to help Wilkes-Barre reggae musician George Wesley at Mountain Sky in Jermyn on June 25-26

Just days after it was announced on NEPA Scene that Wilkes-Barre reggae artist George Wesley will be presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Steamtown Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 15, outdoor music venue Mountain Sky has announced that Wesley is dealing with “some serious and costly health issues” and will hold a two-day […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2016 Susquehanna Breakdown Edition

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2016 Susquehanna Breakdown Edition

Every year, I shoot portraits backstage at the Susquehanna Breakdown Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton with local bluegrass band Cabinet and many of the other acts performing; these were all shot on Saturday, May 21. Listen to me talk about it and tell booze-driven stories of past Breakdowns on Episode […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Rock’N Derby, Day 3 – Shinedown, Megadeth, Coheed and Cambria, Sixx:A.M., and more, 05/22/16

PHOTOS: Rock’N Derby, Day 3 – Shinedown, Megadeth, Coheed and Cambria, Sixx:A.M., and more, 05/22/16

New Jersey-based SLP Concerts and GameLoud, the organizers behind popular festival events like The Bamboozle, Skate and Surf Festival, and Food Truck & Rock Carnival, launched the inaugural Rock’N Derby festival at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds in Schaghticoke, New York on May 20-22, delivering three days of top-notch heavy metal and hard rock, along with a […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Rock’N Derby, Day 2 – Anthrax, Halestorm, Sebastian Bach, Chevy Metal, and more, 05/21/16

PHOTOS: Rock’N Derby, Day 2 – Anthrax, Halestorm, Sebastian Bach, Chevy Metal, and more, 05/21/16

New Jersey-based SLP Concerts and GameLoud, the organizers behind popular festival events like The Bamboozle, Skate and Surf Festival, and Food Truck & Rock Carnival, launched the inaugural Rock’N Derby festival at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds in Schaghticoke, New York on May 20-22, delivering three days of top-notch heavy metal and hard rock, along with a […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Rock’N Derby, Day 1 – Five Finger Death Punch, Scott Stapp, Lamb of God, Clutch, and more, 05/20/16

PHOTOS: Rock’N Derby, Day 1 – Five Finger Death Punch, Scott Stapp, Lamb of God, Clutch, and more, 05/20/16

New Jersey-based SLP Concerts and GameLoud, the organizers behind popular festival events like The Bamboozle, Skate and Surf Festival, and Food Truck & Rock Carnival, launched the inaugural Rock’N Derby festival at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds in Schaghticoke, New York on May 20-22, delivering three days of top-notch heavy metal and hard rock, along with a […]

 Brad Patton

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Susquehanna Breakdown brings family of bluegrass fans together in Scranton

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Susquehanna Breakdown brings family of bluegrass fans together in Scranton

For the fourth consecutive year, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre bluegrass band Cabinet kicked off the summer concert season with the Susquehanna Breakdown Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton. The two-day affair got underway on Friday, May 20 with performances by local bands The Dishonest Fiddlers and the Coal Town Rounders, acoustic guitarist extraordinaire Larry […]