Rich Howells

NEPA music venues still await federal relief funds from Save Our Stages legislation

NEPA music venues still await federal relief funds from Save Our Stages legislation

As part of the $900 billion pandemic relief package that Congress passed at the end of 2020, “$15 billion in dedicated funding for live venues, independent movie theaters, and cultural institutions,” according to a Dec. 20 statement from Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. However, as February comes to a close, those businesses have […]

 Rich Howells

Save Our Stages Act benefiting NEPA music venues included in COVID-19 relief bill

Save Our Stages Act benefiting NEPA music venues included in COVID-19 relief bill

After stalling for months, Democrats and Republicans in Congress finally agreed on a $900 billion pandemic relief package on Sunday that incorporates the Save Our Stages Act, setting aside “$15 billion in dedicated funding for live venues, independent movie theaters, and cultural institutions,” according to Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Independent music venues form new foundation led by Pennsylvania owner as federal relief stalls

Independent music venues form new foundation led by Pennsylvania owner as federal relief stalls

From a press release: As its nearly 3,000 members anxiously await the passage of the Save Our Stages Act in Congress, the National Independent Venue Association has announced the formation of the National Independent Venue Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit that seeks to partner and fundraise through individual, corporate, and foundation donations to expand upon […]

 Rich Howells

Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg announces first 2020 concert since COVID-19 – Another Day Dawns on Dec. 12

Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg announces first 2020 concert since COVID-19 – Another Day Dawns on Dec. 12

For the last eight months, the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg has been forced to either cancel or reschedule its concerts due to the coronavirus pandemic. Today, it was finally able to announce one for the end of 2020. Lehighton hard rock band Another Day Dawns, who have been climbing the Billboard and Mediabase charts all […]

 Rich Howells

Save Our Stages legislation moves forward as NEPA music venues await federal aid, among other small businesses

Save Our Stages legislation moves forward as NEPA music venues await federal aid, among other small businesses

Since COVID-19 shut down music venues across the country, the National Independent Venue Association has been pushing legislation that will help those businesses stay afloat, including several venues and festivals in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Half a year later, it is finally starting to pick up steam in the state and federal government. The Save Our Stages […]

 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Grammy-winning Infamous Stringdusters jam at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on April 9

Grammy-winning Infamous Stringdusters jam at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on April 9

From a press release: After recently wrapping up over 20 dates across the country, including stops in Portland, Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco, and Denver, Grammy Award-winning jamgrass band The Infamous Stringdusters will begin the month of April with a concert at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Thursday, April 9. The group has performed locally […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Against Me! and Baroness co-headline punk/metal show at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on May 30

Against Me! and Baroness co-headline punk/metal show at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on May 30

From a press release: It was announced today that Florida punk rock band Against Me! and Georgia metal band Baroness will co-headline a North American tour this spring that stops at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Saturday, May 30. Special guests Drug Church, a New York hardcore punk band, will open the all-ages show. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Grammy-winning Blues Traveler comes to Mount Airy Casino in Mt. Pocono on May 22

Grammy-winning Blues Traveler comes to Mount Airy Casino in Mt. Pocono on May 22

From a press release: It was announced this week that Grammy Award-winning blues rock journeymen Blues Traveler, best known for hits like “Run-Around,” “Hook,” and “But Anyway,” will perform at Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono on Friday, May 22 at 8 p.m. While presented by the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, the show will […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Sleeping with Sirens and Amity Affliction co-headline concert at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on May 14

Sleeping with Sirens and Amity Affliction co-headline concert at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on May 14

From a press release: In an announcement today, Florida post-hardcore band Sleeping with Sirens and Australian metalcore outfit The Amity Affliction made a late addition to their U.S. co-headlining tour – a stop at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m. with special guests Stray from the Path and Unity-TX. […]

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