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” […]

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EXCLUSIVE: New Lackawanna Music Festival in Scranton releases set times for July 7-8

EXCLUSIVE: New Lackawanna Music Festival in Scranton releases set times for July 7-8

From a press release: With its lineup in place last month, the Lackawanna Music Festival announced the set times of its inaugural event today exclusively on NEPA Scene. The all-ages music festival will feature both local and national bands that span multiple musical genres, including Kulick, Young Thieves, Black Tie Stereo, and Lucas Hex on […]

 Rich Howells

All-female music festival Burning Roses Jamboree heats up Nay Aug Park in Scranton on July 28

All-female music festival Burning Roses Jamboree heats up Nay Aug Park in Scranton on July 28

The organizer of Scranton’s only all-female open mic is now organizing its only music festival featuring all women solo artists and female-led bands. On Saturday, July 28 starting at noon, the first-ever Burning Roses Jamboree will be held at Nay Aug Park in Scranton. The all-ages outdoor event is free and open to the public. […]

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Headliners Gary Clark Jr. and Grouplove complete Musikfest lineup at SteelStacks in Bethlehem Aug. 8-9

Headliners Gary Clark Jr. and Grouplove complete Musikfest lineup at SteelStacks in Bethlehem Aug. 8-9

From a press release: Grammy Award-winning guitar virtuoso Gary Clark Jr. and indie pop sweethearts Grouplove will rock Musikfest when they perform on the Sands Steel Stage in Bethlehem on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m., respectively. Tickets for these concerts at PNC Plaza (645 E. 1st St., […]