Rich Howells

Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw sign to Hopeless Records, release new single ‘Warn Me’

Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw sign to Hopeless Records, release new single ‘Warn Me’

On Thursday, Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw released their first new single in three years, “Warn Me,” and announced that they’ve signed to Hopeless Records, an independent label that serves as the current home of national acts like Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory, Sum 41, The Used, Bayside, Circa Survive, Neck Deep, The […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Cultural Center announces new Director of Development Betsy McGrath Ardizoni

Scranton Cultural Center announces new Director of Development Betsy McGrath Ardizoni

From a press release: Today, the board of directors of the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple and its executive director, Deborah Moran Peterson, announced Betsy McGrath Ardizoni as the organization’s director of development. Ardizoni joined the Scranton Cultural Center as its development director in January. “As the organization embarks on capital projects to […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet will play both virtual and in-person concerts this summer

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet will play both virtual and in-person concerts this summer

Whether you’re staying safely at home or venturing outside this summer, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass group Cabinet has a live concert experience for you. This weekend, the band will play two back-to-back webcast shows from Ardmore Music Hall in suburban Philadelphia that will be live streamed via nugs.tv. This first on Friday, June 26 will be a […]

 Rich Howells

La Festa Italiana in Scranton canceled due to coronavirus concerns

La Festa Italiana in Scranton canceled due to coronavirus concerns

First it was the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade – then the coronavirus came for the Italian Festival. This morning, Lackawanna County and festival organizers announced that La Festa Italiana, scheduled for Sept. 4-7 on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton, has been canceled. The massively popular Labor Day weekend event typically brings more than 80 food […]

 Rich Howells

Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton will reopen on June 26 with coronavirus safety guidelines

Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton will reopen on June 26 with coronavirus safety guidelines

With the summer weather heating things up and Lackawanna County set to move into the green phase of reopening this on June 26, Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton has announced that it will open this Friday at 10 a.m. to season pass holders and 11 a.m. to the general public. The park, which has over […]

 Rich Howells

Last summer concert at Pavilion at Montage Mountain is canceled, leaving Scranton venue closed

Last summer concert at Pavilion at Montage Mountain is canceled, leaving Scranton venue closed

The last concert scheduled at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton was quietly canceled last week, leaving the outdoor venue with an empty schedule for the first summer since it opened. Over the last two months, all shows scheduled at Montage Mountain have either been canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic except […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Broadway in Scranton announces 2021 season with 4 musicals and 3 special shows at Scranton Cultural Center

Broadway in Scranton announces 2021 season with 4 musicals and 3 special shows at Scranton Cultural Center

From a press release: NAC Entertainment and the Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern Pennsylvania has announced the new Broadway in Scranton season. Featuring four season shows along with three specials, the season begins in February of 2021 and runs through August at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. Before the new Broadway in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA music venues join National Indie Venue Association to save industry and request funding

NEPA music venues join National Indie Venue Association to save industry and request funding

From a press release: Formed at the onset of the COVID-19 shutdown, the National Independent Venue Association now has nearly 2,000 members in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., including venues like Stage West in Scranton and State College, the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, and ArtsQuest’s Musikfest Cafe and […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton music venue The Place relocating in Marketplace at Steamtown as Geisinger builds wellness center

Scranton music venue The Place relocating in Marketplace at Steamtown as Geisinger builds wellness center

A music venue that opened inside The Marketplace at Steamtown last fall will already have to move as Geisinger takes over former storefronts to build a musculoskeletal wellness center in downtown Scranton. Geisinger’s $20.9 million project was announced in October and will fill the two-floor space left by the Bon-Ton when it closed in 2015, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Stage West in Scranton reopens with first indoor show by pop rockers Nowhere Slow on June 27

Stage West in Scranton reopens with first indoor show by pop rockers Nowhere Slow on June 27

This week, Scranton music venue Stage West announced its first indoor show since Parade Day on March 14. The coronavirus pandemic has kept the place closed to the public for about three months, though owner Steve Masterson has managed to stay in business by offering an expanded menu of takeout food, a beer home delivery […]

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