NEPA Scene Staff

Guitarist John 5 shreds at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Aug. 22

Guitarist John 5 shreds at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Aug. 22

From a press release: For almost 30 years, John 5 has been one of the most in-demand guitar players on the planet. As well as a guitarist for hire, he has shared the stage as axeman for metal icons Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, and Rob Halford. He has also worked with an impressive array of […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Stroudsburg pop punks Don’t Panic won’t waste time with ‘Woe I’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Stroudsburg pop punks Don’t Panic won’t waste time with ‘Woe I’

In 2020, the best laid plans didn’t just go awry – they went right out the window. However, living up to their name, Stroudsburg power pop/punk rock band Don’t Panic managed to keep calm and carry on during the pandemic, releasing their debut album and several music videos, playing full band and acoustic live streams, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Cultural Center will host free Outdoor Summer Concert Series with local artists

Scranton Cultural Center will host free Outdoor Summer Concert Series with local artists

From a press release: Today, the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple in downtown Scranton announced a new Outdoor Summer Concert Series that will be free and open to the public. The monthly concerts will take place on Friday nights outside of the Scranton Cultural Center and will feature a variety of local and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Tim Reynolds of Dave Matthews Band reopens Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg with acoustic show on June 17

Tim Reynolds of Dave Matthews Band reopens Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg with acoustic show on June 17

From a press release: The Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg has announced its first indoor show in over a year. Grammy Award-nominated multi-instrumentalist Tim Reynolds, known as both a solo artist and the lead guitarist of Dave Matthews Band, will perform a rare solo acoustic set in the downtown theater on Thursday, June 17. Reynolds’ longtime […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pennsylvania veteran beer collaboration will be issued on Memorial Day weekend

Pennsylvania veteran beer collaboration will be issued on Memorial Day weekend

From a press release: Pennsylvania has a longstanding history of its residents serving the nation through military service. The history of the PA National Guard dates back to the mid-1700s when Benjamin Franklin organized the first Pennsylvania militia. During the years of the Revolutionary War, Pennsylvania’s regiments were some of the largest populated units in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Alt metal bands In This Moment and Black Veil Brides return to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Nov. 5

Alt metal bands In This Moment and Black Veil Brides return to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Nov. 5

From a press release: It was announced this week that California hard rock/alternative metal bands In This Moment and Black Veil Brides will return to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Friday, Nov. 5 on The In-Between Tour with special guests DED and Raven Black. Over the years, In This Moment has performed at the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in Bethlehem host free summer concerts from May 22-Sept. 19

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in Bethlehem host free summer concerts from May 22-Sept. 19

From a press release: Starting Saturday, May 22, the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks will host a weekly series of outdoor concerts with 32 diverse artists spanning multiple genres. Live performances will happen every Saturday and Sunday night throughout the summer, including two Levitt fundraising concerts with Brooklyn Charmers and The Sofa Kings. The fundraising concert tickets […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Ten Commandments’ screens in NEPA movie theaters on March 28 for 65th anniversary

‘Ten Commandments’ screens in NEPA movie theaters on March 28 for 65th anniversary

From a press release: Throughout film history, Hollywood has produced a number of sweeping epics and generation-defining movies. However, one Biblical saga – Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments” – has withstood the test of time. Shot in Egypt and the Sinai on one of the biggest sets ever constructed for a motion picture, the […]

 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

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Brendan Brisk, Kali Ma, Condition Oakland, Sleeplore, Chris Cashmere, White Witch, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Brendan Brisk, Kali Ma, Condition Oakland, Sleeplore, Chris Cashmere, White Witch, and more

January may be a slow month for entertainment like movies and television (even slower during a pandemic), but it’s been a busy time for local music, so much so that I have to save a few notes for next week. I even had the pleasure of seeing a band play live in front of a […]