Rich Howells

Initial Peach Music Festival lineup announced with Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio, String Cheese Incident, and more

Initial Peach Music Festival lineup announced with Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio, String Cheese Incident, and more

Last month, Live Nation made it official that the Peach Music Festival will be back for its eighth straight year at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain and Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton on Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28, and today the initial lineup was released. The bands with top billing will be working […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Peach Fest prog rockers Umphrey’s McGee return to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on March 21

Peach Fest prog rockers Umphrey’s McGee return to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on March 21

From a press release: It was announced today that Chicago progressive jam band Umphrey’s McGee, regulars at the Peach Music Festival in Scranton, will return to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7 p.m. with Big Something. “The Wax On, Wax Off Tour rolls on with a new batch of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

15-year-old guitar virtuoso Brandon ‘Taz’ Niederauer shreds at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Dec. 7

15-year-old guitar virtuoso Brandon ‘Taz’ Niederauer shreds at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Dec. 7

While Brandon “Taz” Niederauer describes himself as “just a kid who loves playing music,” anyone who has seen what he can do with a guitar knows that there’s much more to his talent than that. By the age of 15, he has shared stages and received accolades from everyone from Slash to Dweezil Zappa to […]

 Jason Riedmiller

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Bob Weir and Wolf Bros strip down the Dead at The Fillmore Philadelphia

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Bob Weir and Wolf Bros strip down the Dead at The Fillmore Philadelphia

In the late stages of his career, it seems that everybody who’s anybody wants to play with Bob Weir. This is an interesting place for a man who made his career as rock ‘n’ roll’s most famous second fiddle. From the “Bobby Fans. Weir People Too” bumper sticker seen on Shakedown Street to the 2014 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Peach Music Festival returns to Montage Mountain in Scranton July 25-28, new aftermovie released

Peach Music Festival returns to Montage Mountain in Scranton July 25-28, new aftermovie released

It was announced today that the Peach Music Festival will take over The Pavilion at Montage Mountain and Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton for the eighth straight year on Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28, 2019. This follows last year’s change to July from its usual August dates so as not to conflict with […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Peach Music Festival alum Joe Russo’s Almost Dead jams at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on March 13

Peach Music Festival alum Joe Russo’s Almost Dead jams at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on March 13

From a press release: It was announced today that Brooklyn-based Grateful Dead cover band Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, regulars at the annual Peach Music Festival in Scranton, will perform at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 8 p.m. This concert follows three upcoming shows at The Capitol Theatre in Port […]

 Rich Howells

Following Peach Fest debut, Gatos Blancos return to River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 25

Following Peach Fest debut, Gatos Blancos return to River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 25

Following their well-received first performance at the Peach Music Festival in Scranton, Gatos Blancos will return to the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Saturday, Aug. 25. The group, who made their hometown area debut at the Jazz Cafe last year, features members of popular Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band Cabinet (who recently reunited for their […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Peach Music Festival alum Dark Star Orchestra returns to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Nov. 21

Peach Music Festival alum Dark Star Orchestra returns to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Nov. 21

From a press release: After playing there in the spring, Chicago Grateful Dead tribute band and Peach Music Festival alum Dark Star Orchestra will be back at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. as part of their fall tour. Tickets, which are $28 in advance and $33 the day […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

After Peach Fest, Blackberry Smoke rocks Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Sept. 21

After Peach Fest, Blackberry Smoke rocks Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Sept. 21

From a press release: Following their return to the seventh annual Peach Music Festival in Scranton in July, Southern rock band Blackberry Smoke will perform at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Friday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. with special guests The Quaker City Night Hawks. Tickets, which are $29.50 in advance or $32 the […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2018 Peach Music Festival Edition

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2018 Peach Music Festival Edition

I had fun last year, so I decided to return to the Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22 to photograph a few live bands, review Cabinet’s only show of 2018 and, of course, take a few portraits of some random and familiar […]

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