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Space Oddity: The Ultimate David Bowie Experience lands at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 9

Space Oddity: The Ultimate David Bowie Experience lands at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 9

From a press release: The top David Bowie tribute show, Space Oddity: The Ultimate David Bowie Experience, will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m., presented by the Kirby Center and Gallery of Sound. Tickets, which are $19.50, $24.50, $29.50, and $39.50, plus fees, are on sale now […]

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KICK recreate the music of INXS at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on July 2

KICK recreate the music of INXS at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on July 2

From a press release: If you’ve seen enough fireworks, consider the fireworks that will take place on Saturday, July 2 at 8 p.m. at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe, as tribute band KICK leaves no stone unturned in recreating the music of INXS, an often underappreciated but supremely talented Australian band. Tickets […]

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Beatles tribute The Fab Faux come together at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 10

Beatles tribute The Fab Faux come together at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 10

From a press release: One of the best Beatles tribute bands around, The Fab Faux, will take the stage at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. as part of the Wells Fargo Concert and Comedy Series. Tickets, which are $39, $49, $59, and $99 (VIP with meet and […]

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Classic Albums Live recreates David Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust’ at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on June 3

Classic Albums Live recreates David Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust’ at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on June 3

From a press release: Classic Albums Live takes on the iconic David Bowie, performing “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” – note for note, cut for cut, live on stage. Using the world’s best musicians, fans will be treated to an exact replication of the album, followed by a […]

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Crowded Streets pays tribute to Dave Matthews Band at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on April 16

Crowded Streets pays tribute to Dave Matthews Band at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on April 16

From a press release: With a sound as maneuverable as theirs, shifting easily from Celtic to jazz to folk rock to acoustic funk, recreating the experience of a Dave Matthews Band concert would seem daunting to most. Many have tried. Some have come close. Crowded Streets, the most authentic and highly acclaimed DMB tribute band […]

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Hey, Jude – The Fab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute is coming to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on June 5

Hey, Jude – The Fab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute is coming to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on June 5

From a press release: Praised as the best Beatles tribute ever, The Fab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute will perform at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Sunday, June 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $25-$30, are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak box office (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe), […]

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Spend the night with Rolling Stones tribute ‘Satisfaction’ at Scranton Cultural Center on March 3

Spend the night with Rolling Stones tribute ‘Satisfaction’ at Scranton Cultural Center on March 3

From a press release: CBS News New York calls it “a must-see. … Go get Satisfaction!” It’s the show critics are raving about – “Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show” will play at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Thursday, March 3 at 8 p.m. “Satisfaction” is internationally acclaimed as the most […]

 Bret Alexander

THE REAL GIG: The rise of tribute acts and the long, hard road for original musicians

THE REAL GIG: The rise of tribute acts and the long, hard road for original musicians

A few weeks ago, my pal Joe handed me a newspaper clipping. Just to get my opinion on it. It wasn’t a political editorial or anything like that. Nothing scandalous. It was a weekly live entertainment listing for our area. If you look at a Northeastern Pennsylvania live entertainment listing from 2016 as opposed to […]

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Queen tribute band God Save the Queen will rock you at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 24

Queen tribute band God Save the Queen will rock you at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 24

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre has announced that God Save the Queen, the premier Queen tribute band, will perform on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $28, $38, $48, and $76, plus fees, are on sale now and available at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public […]

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Allman Brothers tribute band will jam at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 22

Allman Brothers tribute band will jam at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 22

From a press release: It has been announced that Live at the Fillmore, the ultimate Allman Brothers tribute band, will visit Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. as part of the F. M. Kirby Center’s ongoing “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series, presented by Grotto Pizza. Tickets, which are $20 in advance […]