Rich Howells

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet will reunite for New Year’s Eve show near Harrisburg on Dec. 31

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet will reunite for New Year’s Eve show near Harrisburg on Dec. 31

While the Peach Music Festival in Scranton was billed as Cabinet’s only show of 2018, the popular Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band has announced that they’ll squeeze one more concert in just before the end of the year on New Year’s Eve. Cabinet will headline a “New Year’s Eve Extravaganza” on Monday, Dec. 31 at the Clarion […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: 2018 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/13/18

PHOTOS: 2018 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/13/18

The fifth annual Electric City Music Conference began on Thursday, Sept. 13 with the biggest turnout for the Steamtown Music Awards yet, packing The V-Spot in Scranton and flooding its entire front parking lot with local musicians and their supporters that felt like both a family reunion and a massive party for music lovers of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Hollywood bombshell and genius inventor Hedy Lamarr comes to life at Scranton Cultural Center Sept. 28-30

Hollywood bombshell and genius inventor Hedy Lamarr comes to life at Scranton Cultural Center Sept. 28-30

From a press release: Hedy Lamarr, glamorous siren of the silver screen, was more than the most beautiful woman and Hollywood actress. She invented frequency hopping and the spread spectrum technology that makes the world of wireless communication tick. From Austria to Hollywood, WWII, torpedoes, “Ecstasy,” and intrigue to the very cell phone in your […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New game show comedy ‘Right Is the Price’ premieres at Scranton Fringe Festival Sept. 27-30

New game show comedy ‘Right Is the Price’ premieres at Scranton Fringe Festival Sept. 27-30

From a press release: Written by local playwright K.A. Holgate and starring popular local talent, “Right Is the Price” is a funny new show that serves as a throwback to everything you love about game shows in the late ’80s and early ’90s. It will premiere at The Space at Olive in Scranton on Thursday, […]

 Ryan Mullaney

PHOTOS: Godsmack, Shinedown, and Red Sun Rising at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 08/31/18

PHOTOS: Godsmack, Shinedown, and Red Sun Rising at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 08/31/18

Two major multi-platinum rock acts that broke into the mainstream in the early 2000s, Godsmack and Shinedown, brought their co-headlining summer tour and rock radio hits to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Friday, Aug. 31, supporting their latest albums released in the spring, “When Legends Rise” and “Attention Attention,” respectively. Up-and-coming rockers […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Willie Nelson’s son Micah plays free show as Particle Kid at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 13

Willie Nelson’s son Micah plays free show as Particle Kid at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 13

Before the Outlaw Music Festival returns to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton this Friday, Sept. 14, one of its performers, Particle Kid, will play a free show and meet fans at the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. Particle Kid is the experimental musical identity of J. […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Outlaw Music Festival with Sturgill Simpson, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and more at Hersheypark Stadium, 09/08/18

PHOTOS: Outlaw Music Festival with Sturgill Simpson, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and more at Hersheypark Stadium, 09/08/18

After its debut at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton in 2016, the Outlaw Music Festival with Willie Nelson at the helm became a national tour in 2017 and did not come to Scranton, stopping in Hershey and Holmdel and Camden in New Jersey instead. This year, Outlaw is riding back into Scranton on […]

 Rich Howells

Experience ‘Rocky Horror’ with a live shadow cast at Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 3

Experience ‘Rocky Horror’ with a live shadow cast at Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 3

It may be a few days after Halloween, but there’s never a bad time to watch “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” with a rowdy crowd, especially with a live shadow cast to reenact the debauchery shown on screen. Sweet Translucent Dreams, known for their reoccurring shows in Bethlehem and Emmaus, will return to Scranton for […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Electric City Music Conference organizers raise money for charity by losing weight and getting healthy

Electric City Music Conference organizers raise money for charity by losing weight and getting healthy

From a press release: The organizers of the Electric City Music Conference decided to get healthy by losing weight while raising money for charity before this year’s event in Scranton. The duo had donors sponsor each pound lost with a financial commitment. Joe Caviston and Ken Norton lost a combined 68 pounds and raised $2,160 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Act Out Theatre addresses suicide with drama ‘Night, Mother’ in Dunmore Sept. 14-16

Act Out Theatre addresses suicide with drama ‘Night, Mother’ in Dunmore Sept. 14-16

From a press release: Act Out Theatre Group will present the emotional two-woman play “Night, Mother” for one weekend only in the company’s new home in Dunmore on Friday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 16. The production, directed by Dunmore High School senior Molly Butler, revolves around a mother, Thelma, and her 30-something daughter, Jessie, […]

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