NEPA Scene Staff

Queen and Elton John tribute bands perform together at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 8

Queen and Elton John tribute bands perform together at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 8

From a press release: It was announced this week that Almost Queen, a tribute to the legendary rock band Queen, will perform at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. with special guests Philadelphia Freedom, an Elton John tribute act from Wilkes-Barre. Tickets, which are $29.50, $39.50, $49.50, and […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton’s Tom Petty Appreciation Band reunites at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Black Friday, Nov. 29

Scranton’s Tom Petty Appreciation Band reunites at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Black Friday, Nov. 29

It was announced today that the Tom Petty Appreciation Band will reunite for a special concert in the Chandelier Lobby of the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. The Scranton-born supergroup of well-known local musicians has only played a few sporadic shows over the last few years. After closing […]

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Dustin Douglas remembers Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Wilkes-Barre concert with Kirby Center tribute show on Nov. 9

Dustin Douglas remembers Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Wilkes-Barre concert with Kirby Center tribute show on Nov. 9

From a press release: Wilkes-Barre’s own blues rock powerhouse trio, Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen, will bring their critically-acclaimed “Stevie Ray Vaughan Retrospective” to the F.M. Kirby Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m., adding a unique local twist to this entry in the venue’s “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

All-star tribute to Beatles’ ‘White Album’ with Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, and more comes to Bethlehem on Sept. 19

All-star tribute to Beatles’ ‘White Album’ with Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, and more comes to Bethlehem on Sept. 19

From a press release: An all-star lineup of famous musicians – Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), Jason Scheff (Chicago), and Joey Molland (Badfinger) – will embark on the “It Was 50 Years Ago Today” Tour this fall, a tribute to the “White Album” by The Beatles. Performing their own greatest hits along […]

 Jamie Nelson and Michelle Christopher

BEHIND THE BEAT: For Prince fans, ‘Nothing Compares 2’ Dean Ford and the Beautiful Ones

BEHIND THE BEAT: For Prince fans, ‘Nothing Compares 2’ Dean Ford and the Beautiful Ones

The stage, cloaked in fog, is still. Because the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains is perfect for an intimate show, we’re close – real close. The band is in place, and they are not moving. The crowd has been waiting. We’re ready. You can hear short clips of Prince’s songs mixed with dialogue from […]

 Jamie Nelson and Michelle Christopher

BEHIND THE BEAT: Dean Ford is the true Prince of tribute acts

BEHIND THE BEAT: Dean Ford is the true Prince of tribute acts

“A little bit behind the beat. I mean, just enough to turn you on…” – Prince, “Joy in Repetition” Come with us and take a glimpse Behind the Beat, a new column on NEPA Scene where we – Jamie Nelson (owner and operator of 1Up Games in Forty Fort) and Michelle (Belly) Christopher (art teacher […]

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Brit Floyd celebrates 40 years of Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on July 27

Brit Floyd celebrates 40 years of Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on July 27

From a press release: It was announced today that Brit Floyd, hailed as the world’s greatest live tribute to Pink Floyd, will return to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre with its most ambitious and biggest production yet – a very special 40th anniversary celebration of Pink Floyd’s iconic rock opera “The Wall” on Saturday, […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Breaking Benjamin’s Aaron Bruch honors Kurt Cobain with Nirvana cover on 25th death anniversary

Aaron Bruch, the bassist and backup singer for multi-platinum Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin, joined many fans and fellow musicians today in remembering Kurt Cobain on the 25th anniversary of the frontman’s death with an acoustic take on a classic Nirvana song. In his first upload to his new YouTube channel, Bruch posted a simple […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lineup of free Party on the Patio summer concerts extended at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre

Lineup of free Party on the Patio summer concerts extended at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: Today, Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre announced the summer lineup for its popular Party on the Patio outdoor concert series, which features a variety of tribute acts every Thursday night. The casino will keep the party going for two extra weeks this year by extending its run from June 20 through […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Live on Mars pays tribute to David Bowie at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on June 4

Live on Mars pays tribute to David Bowie at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on June 4

From a press release: It was announced this week that Live on Mars: A Tribute to David Bowie brings the music and showmanship of the iconic “Starman” to life at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $35, $50, $60, and $160 […]

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