Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Scrantastic Spectacular fireworks and people on Courthouse Square in Scranton, 07/03/18

PHOTOS: Scrantastic Spectacular fireworks and people on Courthouse Square in Scranton, 07/03/18

The day before Independence Day, the Scrantastic Spectacular took over Lackawanna County Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton for the seventh year on Tuesday, July 3, filling thousands of locals with patriotic pride as some of the region’s biggest fireworks burst in the sky. Not even temperatures reaching past the 90s could keep people away during […]

 Rich Howells

City halts Back Breakers events, Lackawanna Music Festival moves to Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton July 7-8

City halts Back Breakers events, Lackawanna Music Festival moves to Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton July 7-8

The city of Scranton has temporarily shut down live public events at Back Breakers Training Center due to safety concerns with the venue, forcing the small professional wrestling facility to put any wrestling shows and concerts on hold for the time being, according to Back Breakers. Back Breakers began hosting all-ages concerts in its upstairs […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Gov’t Mule channels Pink Floyd for rare ‘Dark Side of the Mule’ set at Peach Music Festival in Scranton on July 21

Gov’t Mule channels Pink Floyd for rare ‘Dark Side of the Mule’ set at Peach Music Festival in Scranton on July 21

From a press release: Southern rock jam band Gov’t Mule, in recognition of the 45th anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd’s legendary signature album “The Dark Side of the Moon,” will interpret some of Pink Floyd’s most iconic and beloved songs from throughout the legendary band’s career during their “Dark Side of the Mule” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Iron Furnaces host Pink Floyd laser show, ’80s tribute, and rock concerts this summer

Scranton Iron Furnaces host Pink Floyd laser show, ’80s tribute, and rock concerts this summer

From a press release: Last month, local concert production company DamnMillennial! Promotions revealed that they will present a series of outdoor shows at the Scranton Iron Furnaces in downtown Scranton. The first one was announced was the Alt 92.1 Furnace Frenzy headlined by the Dirty Heads on Saturday, July 21, and now three more shows […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Marywood University in Scranton hosts free summer concerts at new amphitheatre Aug. 12-26

Marywood University in Scranton hosts free summer concerts at new amphitheatre Aug. 12-26

From a press release: Marywood University’s Music, Theatre, and Dance Department has announced several free summer concerts and performances at the newly built Calabro Delfino Amphitheatre at the Learning Commons that are open to the public. On Sunday, Aug. 12 at 6:30 p.m., vocalist Nicole Rasmus, accompanied by Marty Ort on piano, will perform a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedians Artie Lange, Rich Vos, and Bob Levy perform at Ritz Theater in Scranton on Sept. 21

Comedians Artie Lange, Rich Vos, and Bob Levy perform at Ritz Theater in Scranton on Sept. 21

From a press release: Comedian, actor, radio/podcast host, and author Artie Lange will be back in Scranton for a night of stand-up comedy at the Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton with Rich Vos and the Reverend Bob Levy on Friday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. Presented by Laugh Out Lepka’s Comedy and DamnMillennial! Promotions, “The […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pulitzer-winning cancer drama ‘Wit’ comes to Providence Playhouse in Scranton July 12-22

Pulitzer-winning cancer drama ‘Wit’ comes to Providence Playhouse in Scranton July 12-22

From a press release: Community theatre group Actors Circle will present the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Wit” by Margaret Edson at the Providence Playhouse in Scranton on Thursday, July 12 through Sunday, July 22. Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., an esteemed scholar of the 17th century poetry, uses her command and love of language to dramatize her experiences […]

 Rich Howells

Tigers Jaw takes self-titled 10th anniversary tour home to Montage Mountain in Scranton on Oct. 19

Tigers Jaw takes self-titled 10th anniversary tour home to Montage Mountain in Scranton on Oct. 19

Tigers Jaw has been through a lot since the indie rock band formed in Scranton in 2005. When three-fifths of the group quit in 2013 after releasing three albums, their future seemed uncertain, but vocalist/guitarist Ben Walsh and vocalist/keyboardist Brianna Collins pressed on with 2014’s “Charmer,” and last year’s “Spin”, which rewarded them with critical […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Clarks Summit magician Denny Corby mystifies Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on July 7

Clarks Summit magician Denny Corby mystifies Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on July 7

From a press release: Clarks Summit magician, mentalist, and comedian Denny Corby will make audiences believe the impossible in the first of his four-part series featuring industry legends, heart-stopping magic, mind reading, and illusions in the Chandelier Lobby of the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, July 7 at 7 p.m. with opening acts […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: New Lackawanna Music Festival in Scranton releases set times for July 7-8

EXCLUSIVE: New Lackawanna Music Festival in Scranton releases set times for July 7-8

From a press release: With its lineup in place last month, the Lackawanna Music Festival announced the set times of its inaugural event today exclusively on NEPA Scene. The all-ages music festival will feature both local and national bands that span multiple musical genres, including Kulick, Young Thieves, Black Tie Stereo, and Lucas Hex on […]