Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Fan favorite Hoy Jun Park traded to Pittsburgh Pirates

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Fan favorite Hoy Jun Park traded to Pittsburgh Pirates

Earlier today, the New York Yankees announced that Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders fan favorite Hoy Jun Park and fellow infielder Diego Castillo were traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for 28-year-old reliever Clay Holmes and his 5.57 career ERA. This was a great trade! …for the Pirates. Catcher Rob Brantly was sent back to Scranton to make room […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton indie/alt rocker James Barrett comes out of 2020 stronger with new music and fall concert

Scranton indie/alt rocker James Barrett comes out of 2020 stronger with new music and fall concert

When your dream is to become a full-time musician, a global pandemic is a nightmare scenario. Over the last year, though, James Barrett took his already emotional and introspective approach to songwriting and used the anxiety and loneliness of the quarantine to dig deeper into what he started with his debut full band album, “The […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Tribute band ‘Best of the Eagles’ performs at Scranton Cultural Center on Oct. 1

Tribute band ‘Best of the Eagles’ performs at Scranton Cultural Center on Oct. 1

From a press release: The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple in downtown Scranton will present Best of the Eagles on Friday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Theatre. Best of the Eagles is one of the top Eagles tribute acts in the country with authentic live performances of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Jazz Festival returns as free multi-venue event downtown on Aug. 6-8

Scranton Jazz Festival returns as free multi-venue event downtown on Aug. 6-8

From a press release: All of downtown Scranton will serve as center stage when the award-winning Scranton Jazz Festival returns to the Electric City on Friday, Aug. 6 through Sunday, Aug. 8. The festival was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, but now that state health and safety restrictions have been lifted, it’s time […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Marywood University in Scranton offers handmade art workshops from July 18-Aug. 21

Marywood University in Scranton offers handmade art workshops from July 18-Aug. 21

From a press release: Marywood University in Scranton is offering Continuing Education Summer Art Workshops during the months of July and August. These workshops include: Papermaking Workshop: Sunday, July 18 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. in the Paper Room on the second floor of the Insalaco Center for Studio Arts Participants will make pulp from recycled […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Free Rockin’ the River concert series begins July 16 and continues on Friday nights through July 30 in Wilkes-Barre

Free Rockin’ the River concert series begins July 16 and continues on Friday nights through July 30 in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: Announced last month, the free Rockin’ the River concert series returns to the Wilkes-Barre River Common this Friday, July 16. It is the first in a series of three consecutive Friday evening performances. The community is invited to bring a chair or a blanket to the Millennium Circle Portal (92 N. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Artist applications to perform at 2021 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton now open

Artist applications to perform at 2021 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton now open

After announcing its 2021 dates last week on NEPA Scene, artist submissions for the Electric City Music Conference are now open. The eighth annual music conference, festival, and Steamtown Music Awards ceremony will return to Scranton on Thursday, Nov. 18 through Saturday, Nov. 20, moving from its regular slot in September due to the rescheduled […]

 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: RailRiders’ extra innings fall short to Syracuse Mets

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: RailRiders’ extra innings fall short to Syracuse Mets

Despite plenty of offense and a return to form for top pitching prospect Deivi Garcia, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders lost three of their last four games to the Syracuse Mets in extra innings, including today’s 9-8 defeat at PNC Field in Moosic. The RailRiders split this home series three games to three but also lost a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Everhart Museum in Scranton hosts free admission day and Native American programs on July 17

Everhart Museum in Scranton hosts free admission day and Native American programs on July 17

From a press release: The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in Scranton will be hosting “Light on Culture: Free Admission Day” on Saturday, July 17. Entry will be free to the public all day from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with presentations and displays being featured from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Inspired by the museum’s […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New Wilkes-Barre soda brand Parlor Beverages taking pre-orders for root beer and birch beer

New Wilkes-Barre soda brand Parlor Beverages taking pre-orders for root beer and birch beer

From a press release: In March, a new company called Parlor Beverages announced that it would be creating craft sodas in Wilkes-Barre. Now, this lifestyle brand built on nostalgia and rock ‘n’ roll is telling soda drinkers to “get ready for a mouthful of madness” – $10 four-packs of root beer, butterscotch root beer, and […]

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