Jason Riedmiller

CONCERT REVIEW: Cabinet makes triumphant hometown return to Peach Music Festival in Scranton

CONCERT REVIEW: Cabinet makes triumphant hometown return to Peach Music Festival in Scranton

When Cabinet began their “indefinite hiatus” following their New Year’s Eve show at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, it seemed that the popular Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band would break a streak. Cabinet may be the only band to have played every Peach Music Festival since its inception in 2012. They are definitely the only group […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/19-22/18

PHOTOS: Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/19-22/18

The spirit of The Allman Brothers Band was alive and well at the seventh annual Peach Music Festival, featuring former members of the festival-founding group as well as their children. Many skilled jam bands returned to the three stages at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain and the adjacent Montage Mountain Waterpark, and local fans were […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Teen pop festival Show of the Summer moves from Hersheypark Stadium to Giant Center on Aug. 4

Teen pop festival Show of the Summer moves from Hersheypark Stadium to Giant Center on Aug. 4

From a press release: Due to changes in the size of the production, the fourth annual Show of the Summer, which features young up-and-coming pop stars, has been moved from Hersheypark Stadium to indoors at the Giant Center just down the street on Saturday, Aug. 4 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $30.10, $44.60, $64.60, […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Briggs Farm Blues Festival with Mike Farris, Selwyn Birchwood, National Reserve, and more, 07/07-08/18

PHOTOS: Briggs Farm Blues Festival with Mike Farris, Selwyn Birchwood, National Reserve, and more, 07/07-08/18

After winning a Keeping the Blues Alive Award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee last year, the Briggs Farm Blues Festival proved once again why it’s deserving of those accolades at its 21st annual event on Thursday, July 5 through Sunday, July 8. With perfect weather and a strong lineup showcasing the diversity of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New Lackawanna Arts Weekend hopes to attract tourists to downtown Scranton Aug. 3-5

New Lackawanna Arts Weekend hopes to attract tourists to downtown Scranton Aug. 3-5

From a press release: With Lackawanna County and ScrantonMade’s Lackawanna Arts Festival (formerly Arts on the Square) joining the First Friday art walk and the annual Scranton Jazz Festival this year to form the new Lackawanna Arts Weekend on Friday, Aug. 3 through Sunday, Aug. 5, organizers are hoping the partnership will encourage tourists to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New Montage Mountain Moosic Festival takes over Scranton water park on Aug. 18

New Montage Mountain Moosic Festival takes over Scranton water park on Aug. 18

From a press release: Once the annual Camp Bisco and Peach Music Festival come and go in July, Montage Mountain Waterpark will host a brand new, smaller-scale event, the Montage Mountain Moosic Festival, on Saturday, Aug. 18 with live music and all-day access to the water park attractions. Festival-goers can float in the lazy river, […]

 Rich Howells

City of Scranton shuts down new Lackawanna Music Festival at 2 different venues

City of Scranton shuts down new Lackawanna Music Festival at 2 different venues

After the city of Scranton temporarily shut down live public events at Back Breakers Training Center on Tuesday due to safety concerns, the brand new Lackawanna Music Festival was set to move its inaugural event to the nearby Irish Wolf Pub in downtown Scranton with only minor changes to its scheduled lineup on Saturday, July […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Nanticoke metal band The Aegean stands against ‘Tyrant’ in debut single

The Aegean has had a long journey to get to this point, but now the melodic metal band is finally ready to unleash their debut single in a rain-soaked music video that is premiering today exclusively on NEPA Scene. The Nanticoke-based group has been together and writing music for about two and a half years, […]

 Rich Howells

City halts Back Breakers events, Lackawanna Music Festival moves to Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton July 7-8

City halts Back Breakers events, Lackawanna Music Festival moves to Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton July 7-8

The city of Scranton has temporarily shut down live public events at Back Breakers Training Center due to safety concerns with the venue, forcing the small professional wrestling facility to put any wrestling shows and concerts on hold for the time being, according to Back Breakers. Back Breakers began hosting all-ages concerts in its upstairs […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Gov’t Mule channels Pink Floyd for rare ‘Dark Side of the Mule’ set at Peach Music Festival in Scranton on July 21

Gov’t Mule channels Pink Floyd for rare ‘Dark Side of the Mule’ set at Peach Music Festival in Scranton on July 21

From a press release: Southern rock jam band Gov’t Mule, in recognition of the 45th anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd’s legendary signature album “The Dark Side of the Moon,” will interpret some of Pink Floyd’s most iconic and beloved songs from throughout the legendary band’s career during their “Dark Side of the Mule” […]