NEPA Scene Staff

Girls-only open mic GRRRLS Night returns to Ale Mary’s in Scranton on March 25

Girls-only open mic GRRRLS Night returns to Ale Mary’s in Scranton on March 25

After taking a few months off, GRRRLS Night, the only girls-only performance night in Northeastern Pennsylvania, returns to Ale Mary’s in downtown Scranton on Friday, March 25 at 8 p.m. Created by Jess Meoni, graphic designer and founder of the Scranton Zine Fest and Ruthless Zine, the monthly open mic platform began in July 2015 […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Youth Scene Open Mic at Adezzo in Scranton, 12/02/15

PHOTOS: Youth Scene Open Mic at Adezzo in Scranton, 12/02/15

Our Youth Scene Open Mic with the Breaking Ground Poets at downtown Scranton coffee shop Adezzo on Wednesday, Dec. 2 started off with just a few sign-ups, but it eventually turned into so much more. Once the performers listed below were finished, it seemed like the night would end early, but slowly and surely, many […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Youth Scene Open Mic at Adezzo in Scranton, 10/07/15

PHOTOS: Youth Scene Open Mic at Adezzo in Scranton, 10/07/15

After almost a year of success hosting open mic events like NEPA Scene’s Got Talent for the 21+ crowd, our friends in the Breaking Ground Poets convinced us it was time to collaborate on a monthly all-ages event for younger artists from Northeastern Pennsylvania to express themselves and showcase their work, and judging by the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New monthly Youth Scene Open Mic in Scranton welcomes all performing artists ages 14-20, starts Oct. 7

New monthly Youth Scene Open Mic in Scranton welcomes all performing artists ages 14-20, starts Oct. 7

A common complaint in Northeastern Pennsylvania is the lack of events and venues that are open to those under 21, so NEPA Scene and the Breaking Ground Poets are looking to change that – at least for one night every month. These two local organizations dedicated to the arts have announced a brand new monthly […]

 Ali Pica

GRRRLS Night starts girls-only open mic at Ale Mary’s in Scranton on July 31

GRRRLS Night starts girls-only open mic at Ale Mary’s in Scranton on July 31

This gives a whole new meaning to “girls’ night out.” Jess Meoni, founder of the Scranton Zine Fest and Ruthless Zine, is hosting a brand new girls-only performance night called GRRRLS Night at the playfully named pub Ale Mary’s (formerly known as Whistle’s) in downtown Scranton this Friday, July 31 at 8 p.m. With 12 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Mid-Winter Talent Showcase in Wilkes-Barre, 02/27/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Mid-Winter Talent Showcase in Wilkes-Barre, 02/27/15

When we were still in the early planning stages of the NEPA Scene Mid-Winter Talent Showcase, we were told by several people that it would never work. An audience, it was said, would never pay $10-$15 to see up-and-coming local performers without an out-of-town headliner to draw them in. They would never want to see […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/27/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/27/15

For the second week in a row, another young local musician – acoustic rocker C-Rock – won the audience vote on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at the NEPA Scene Open Mic Night at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre. East Stroudsburg native C-Rock (pictured above), who recently released an EP called “Common Cents,” has been a regular […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/20/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/20/15

With all the great musicians who have come through the NEPA Scene Open Mic Nights at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre, it’s surprising that it took eight weeks for a musical act to win the audience vote, but it’s easy to see why Skip Monday was the first to do so on Tuesday, Jan. 20. […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/13/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/13/15

It was another night of hilarious and outrageous comedy at the NEPA Scene Open Mic Night on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre. Fiddy Shades, Joel Bonn, Chris Zawatsky, and C-Rock performed acoustic music, and regular comedians Sergio Marzitelli, Alan Dudeck, Kevin Lepka, Delmer Von W, Zack Hammond, Russell Austin, Elliott Elliott, […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/06/14

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/06/14

Comedians have typically swept the audience vote at the NEPA Scene Open Mic Nights, but on Tuesday, Jan. 6, a comedian who is also a magician brought a new trick to the stage of The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre. Tony Klusmeyer entertained everyone with a $5 bill, sleight of hand, and a funny voice, while […]