‘BeKind’ and carry on City resident and ‘Hugging Army’ creator continues day-long kindness event

‘BeKind’ and carry on City resident and ‘Hugging Army’ creator continues day-long kindness event

The reason Vanessa White Fernandes picked up the BeKind Scranton project stems from her appreciation of the city.
The Scranton resident sees the downtown flourishing with events like First Friday and an increase in foot traffic from block to block.
“I feel really proud to be living here, and I want people to feel that, too,” she said.
White Fernandes already does work in the region and beyond with the Hugging Army, which offers free hugs to people who need them. She will continue spreading positivity and hugs through the second year of BeKind Scranton, a day dedicated to promoting acts of kindness throughout the city. The event takes place Saturday, July 22, starting at 10 a.m.
Organizers and participants will meet on Courthouse Square to branch out across the city. White Fernandes hopes to convene at approximately 4 p.m. back at the square for a community drum circle.
BeKind Scranton was launched last summer by West Scranton native Monica Simon, who overcame her own obstacles with anxiety and depression and wanted to pay it forward to the whole city. As she has moved out of town for her career, White Fernandes felt it was important to continue the event.
“It was a beautiful event last year, it was a lot of fun and there was an incredible response from the city,” White Fernandes said. “People saw everything as they walked through, as they drove through and it was a feel-good event.”
During the day, people are encouraged to write positive sayings with sidewalk chalk, on signs to hang on poles and storefronts, on Post-it notes for car windows and library books and to give hugs.
As everyone scatters across the city, White Fernandes hopes people jump right in.
“Even if people don’t connect with the formal organizers, they can take it in their own hands,” White Fernandes said. “I want various kinds of people to branch out across the city as far as they want.”
Since today’s political and financial climate can make people feel scared or uncertain, she said, offering hugs and random acts of kindness may seem extra timely. However, White Fernandes would be doing the work regardless, following an important mantra.
“I know when I give hugs to people, they will often say things like, ‘We need to be doing things like this, especially right now,’ but I feel now is as good a time as any. We just need to do this more often,” White Fernandes said. “We need to care more about each other. Period.”
— paul capoccia


If you go
What: BeKind Scranton Summer Version 2017
When: Saturday, July 22; organizers and participants will meet at 10 a.m. on Courthouse Square and reconvene at approximately 4 p.m. for drum circle.
Where: Throughout Scranton
Details: For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Concerts – July 20, 2017

Concerts – July 20, 2017

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
Conor Oberst, Thursday, July 27
Fastball, Saturday, July 29
Amos Lee, Sunday, July 30
Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank, Thursday, Aug. 3
Shemekia Copeland, Friday Aug. 4
Gene Ween does Billy Joel, Saturday, Aug. 5
TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band, Thursday, Aug. 10
Duke Ellington Orchestra, Saturday, Aug. 12
Donny and Marie Osmond, Thursday, Aug. 24
Greta Van Fleet, Friday, Aug. 25

Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub, Mount Airy Casino Resort
Tickets: 877-682-4791
Jay Sean, Saturday, July 22
T-Pain, Saturday, July 29
Brody Jenner, Saturday, Aug. 5
3 Doors Down, Friday, Aug. 18
Lil Jon, Saturday, Aug. 19
Smokey Robinson, Saturday, Aug. 19
DJ Pauly D, Saturday, Aug. 26
Andrew Dice Clay, Friday, Sept. 8
Artie Lange, Saturday, Sept. 16
The Midtown Men, Friday Sept. 29

Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0249
The Birdie Busch Band, Thursday, July 20
Start Making Sense (Talking Heads tribute), Friday, July 21
The Ten Band (Pearl Jam tribute), Saturday, July 22
Savoy Brown, Thursday, July 27
Tribute to Bob Dylan & Neil Young, Friday, July 28
Bennie & The Jets (Elton John tribute), Saturday, July 29
Whiskerman, Thursday, Aug. 3
Tribute to Frank Sinatra by Tony Sands, Saturday, Aug. 12
Ryan Shupe and The Rubberband, Thursday, Aug. 17
Back to the Garden 1969, Saturday, Aug. 19

The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Tickets: 570-961-9000
Boston and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Saturday, July 25
OneRepublic with Fitz and the Tantrums and James Arthur, Wednesday, July 26
Peach Music Festival, Thursday, Aug. 10, Friday, Aug. 11, and Saturday, Aug. 12
I Love the ‘90s — the Party Continues Tour, Saturday, Aug. 26
ALT 92.1 ALT-itude Music Festival, Sunday, Aug. 4
Luke Bryan and Brett Eldredge, Wednesday, Sept. 6

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Kartune, Thursday, July 20
Becky & the Beasts, Friday, July 21
Coal County Express, Wednesday, July 26
Craig Thatcher Band, Thursday, July 27
Mr. Speed (KISS tribute), Friday, July 28
Flaxy Morgan Duo, Wednesday, Aug. 2
Daisy Jug Band, Thursday, Aug. 3
Nightwind, Friday, Aug. 4
James Supra Band with Sarah Ayers, Saturday, Aug. 5
The Day Rubies, Wednesday, Aug. 9

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash with Jam Stampede, Friday, Aug. 4
Of Good Natured/ Elephants Dancing, Wednesday, Aug. 9
Clarence Spady Band, Friday, Aug. 11
Aaron Fink & the Fury, Friday, Aug. 18
Tom Moran’s Birthday Bash with All-Star Band of Great Friends, Saturday, Aug. 19
Suze, Saturday, Aug. 26
Mind Choir, Rosary Guild, University Drive, Saturday, Sept. 16
Still Hand String Band, Friday, Sept. 22
Steal Your Peach, Saturday, Sept. 23
Solar Federation (Rush tribute), Saturday, Sept. 30

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
Ja Rule, Thursday, July 20
Hellyeah: Unden!able World Tour, Saturday, June 22
The Company Kept, Friday, July 28
Jay & the Americans, Friday, July 28
The Stranger (Billy Joel tribute), Saturday, July 29
Hashgrinder, Saturday, Aug. 5
Social Distortion, Tuesday, Aug. 8
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Friday, Aug. 11, Saturday, Aug. 12, and Sunday, Aug. 13
The Everly Brothers Experience, Saturday, Aug. 19
T-Mac & Friends, Saturday, Aug. 26

The Fillmore Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
This Wild Life, Thursday, July 20
Ghost, Thursday, July 20
Promise of Redemption, Friday, July 21
LFO with CEONEO, Wednesday, July 26
Seether, Thursday, July 27
Young Renegades, Sunday, July 30
Marty Friedman, Wednesday, Aug. 2
Van Jones: We Rise Tour, Thursday, Aug. 3
Social Distortion, Friday, Aug. 4
The Rocket Summer — Do You Feel 10-Year Anniversary Tour, Saturday, Aug. 5

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Slayer, Sunday, July 23
Die Antwoord, Tuesday, Aug. 8
Lil Yachty, Thursday, Aug. 24
Reebok Les Mills Live, Saturday, Aug. 26
Ninja Sex Party, Sunday, Aug. 27, and Monday, Aug. 28
Danzig, Friday, Sept. 8
UB40 Legends Ali, Astro and Mickey, Saturday, Sept. 9
Young M.A., Saturday, Sept. 23
Rezz, Friday, Sept. 29
Two Door Cinema Club, Saturday, Sept. 30

Radisson at Lackwanna Station Hotel, Scranton
Tickets: 570-342-8300
13th annual Scranton Jazz Festival, Tuesday, Aug. 4, through Thursday, Aug. 6

BB&T Pavilion, Camden, New Jersey
Tickets: 856-365-1300
Incubus and Jimmy Eat World,
Thursday, July 20
Chicago and The Doobie Brothers, Friday, July 21
OneRepublic with Fitz and the Tantrums and James Arthur, Saturday, July 22
John Legend, Monday, July 24
Straight No Chaser and Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Tuesday, July 25
Korn with Stone Sour, Wednesday, July 26
Boston with Joan Jett and The
Blackhearts, Thursday, July 27
Amos Lee & Friends featuring Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Spoon, Saturday, July 29
Linkin Park, Tuesday, Aug. 1
Nickelback, Friday, Aug. 4

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Hans Zimmer, Saturday, July 22
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Saturday, July 29
Queen + Adam Lambert, Sunday, July 30
Earth, Wind & Fire, Tuesday, Aug. 1
Roger Waters, Tuesday, Aug. 8, through Friday, Aug. 11
Lionel Richie with Mariah Carey, Wednesday, Aug. 16
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Friday, Aug. 18
Shawn Mendes, Tuesday, Aug. 22
Lady Gaga, Sunday, Sept. 10, and Monday, Sept. 11

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York
Tickets: 866-781-2922
Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper, Friday, July 21
Chicago and the Doobie Brothers, Saturday, July 22
Brantley Gilbert with Tyler Farr and Luke Combs, Friday, July 28
Blondie and Garbage: Rage and Rapture Tour, Saturday, July 29
Santana, Saturday, Aug. 5
Kings of Leon, Sunday, Aug. 6
Florida Georgia Line with Nelly, Chris Lane and Ryan Hurd, Thursday, Aug. 10
Reo Speedwagon and Styx with Don Felder, Friday, Aug. 11
Rocktopia with Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Saturday, Aug. 12
Goo Goo Dolls with Phillip Phillips, Saturday, Aug. 19

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Phish, Friday, July 21, through Sunday, Aug. 6
Earth, Wind & Fire featuring Nile Rodgers, Monday, Aug. 7
Gloria Trevi vs. Alejandra Guzman, Saturday, Aug. 12
Lionel Richie: All the Hits with special guest Mariah Carey, Saturday, Aug. 19
Billy Joel, Monday, Aug. 21
Marc Anthony, Saturday, Aug. 26
Miel Sans Marcos, Saturday, Sept. 2
Arcade Fire, Tuesday, Sept. 12
Sam Hunt, Thursday, Sept. 14

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
Jerry Seinfield, Thursday, July 27
Blondie and Garbage: The Rage & Rapture Tour, Tuesday, Aug. 1
Gillian Welch — The Harrow & the Harvest in concert, Wednesday, Aug. 2
American Acoustic with Punch Brothers and I’m With Her and Julian Lage, Thursday, Aug. 3
Herbie Hancock, Monday, Aug. 7
Buckingham McVie, Wednesday, Aug. 9
The Beach Boys, Thursday, Aug. 17
Adam Ant: the Singles Tour, Wednesday, Sept. 13
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo and TOTO, Thursday, Sept. 14
The Gipsy Kings, Friday, Sept. 15

Clubs – July 20, 2017

Clubs – July 20, 2017

Thursday, July 20
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Line dancing with Chris and Darlene
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: TimeBomb
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmoney Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Rice Crew Music
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ NRG and Behind the Grey
Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones tribute)
Nosh, 280 Main St., Dickson City: John Smith
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: 3IB, Bryn Brophy
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Matthew Jenkins and Erik Miller and DJ Famous
Patisserie Fauchere, 403 Broad St., Milford: Robin Lore
Sidney’s Lounge, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Jazz Night with John and Geri
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jackson Vee
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Pink Slip Duo

Friday, July 21
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Bill Hoffman
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Jay Orrell
Ali Baba Liquor Lounge, 219 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Funk Master Flex
Andy Gavin’s, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Grace’s Downfall Duo
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Flatland Ruckus
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erich & Tyler
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: The Music Room
The Beaumont Inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Ted and Frog
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Cruise Control
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmoney Road, Lake Harmony: Doug Drost
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Dustin Switzer Duo
C.J.’s Lounge, 5431 Haas Pond Road, Madison Twp.: Dashboard Mary
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: DJ BK and Pat O’Donnell, David James and Paul Bond
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Asialena Duo
Franklin’s Bar & Grill, 53 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre: the Sellout Soundtrack
Gober’s Deco Lounge, 1248 Wyoming Ave., Exeter: Open Mic/Grassroots Night with the Charming Beards
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: D-West Duo
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Euphoria
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Third Degree
Harry’s Bar, 302 Penn Ave., Scranton: Blush
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
III Guys Pizzeria, 51 S, Wyoming Ave., Kingston: Picture Perfect
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: The Wanabees
Lakewood Lodge, Route 370, Lakewood: Rick Horvath Solo Acoustic Show
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Jonny D Duo
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: The Electric Gentleman
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Paul LaQuintano and Anthony and SOS Band
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Somethin’ Else and Mike Burton
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: DJ Chris, KP Burke, Moody McCarthy and Tom Briscoe
Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton: Light Weight Duo and Black Tie Stereo
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Boomer Happy Hour with Frankie and Toby, The Chatter
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Blind Choice and Jackson Vee
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: The Alpha Betas
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Speaker Jam Karaoke
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Charlie Wiener, Vinnie Mark and Eric Navarro

Saturday, July 22
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Neil Nicastro
Andy Gavin’s, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: South Side Bandits Duo
Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: Asialena
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: The Third Nut
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Iron Cowboy
The Bog, 341 Adams Ave., Scranton: SaturBae Shakes It Up
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: That 90’s Band
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: Somethin’ Else and DJ Trex
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Kate Hearity
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party
Franklin’s Bar & Grill, 53 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre: Zayre Mountain
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Random Rock
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Blanks 77 with Heart Out, Queeftones and Disorders
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Acoustic Night
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Sugar Ray Solojam
Nosh, 280 Main St., Dickson City: Jimmy Cerminaro
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Pink Slip
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Exsoullence and Paul Bond
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: Byrd Pressley Band and Pat O’Donnell
Sidney’s Lounge, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Crazy Acres Duo
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Sleepy Hollow Lounge at Idle Hour Lanes, 2008 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Dickson City: Marilyn Kennedy
Smiler’s Grill & Bar, 600 Main St., Dickson City: Dashboard Mary, Jim Barrett
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Moodswing
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Anytime Soon and Ron Schoonover
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Project 90’s
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Dance Hall Devils
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Charlie Wiener, Vinnie Mark and Eric Navarro

Sunday, July 23
Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: Tumbleweed Highway
The Beaumont Inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Dex
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Shelly’s Underground
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Terrorize This, Traverse the Abyss, Talon Co. and Crookshanks
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Booze Donkey
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, July 24
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
Skyy Vu Deckbar at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, July 25
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam Duo
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: See You Next Tuesday
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Streamside Karaoke
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Chris Shrive

Wednesday, July 26
Bazil, 1101 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Marko Marcinko Jazz Trio
The Crimson Lion Hookah Lounge, 37 E. South St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Irem Temple Country Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas: RJ Scouton
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Open Mic with JR Huffsmith
Nay Aug Park, 500 Arthur Ave., Scranton: Gerard Mayer Band
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Steal Your Face
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Speaker Jam Karaoke
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Live Music Wednesdays
Skyy Vu Deckbar at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre: Smoke on the Water featuring Marty Edwards & Heartbeat
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Riley Loftus
Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Trivia Night

Fab 5 – July 20, 2017

Fab 5 – July 20, 2017

  1. Ja Rule at the Sherman Theater
    Ja Rule comes to the Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg, on Thursday, July 20.
    Tickets are $35 in advance or $38 at the door for the general admission standing show.
    Known for hits in the Top 20 of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart like “Between Me and You” featuring Christina Milian and “Ain’t It Funny” with Jennifer Lopez, Ja Rule received Grammy nominations and praise for his hip-hop rapping and songwriting.
    Also performing with Ja Rule are special guests Benatton, Raheem Greene and Nox the Truth.
    For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.shermantheater.com.
  2. A Day For Denise dinner benefit
    A pasta benefit set for Saturday, July 22, aims to raise funds for Denise Fuga, who was diagnosed with Stage III lung cancer this past March, and her family while she undergoes chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
    The dinner will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at Artisan Volunteer Fire Co., 20 Maple St, Jermyn.
    Dinner tickets are $10 for take-out or dine-in meals. A Day for Denise also features music by a DJ, 50/50 raffle, basket raffles and a bake sale.
    To purchase tickets, contact Jim Mackrell at 570-983-9663, Trish Dabney at 570-430-6431 or Kayla Fuga 570-604-2345.
  3. Waverly Twp. Square Fair
    Come out for the Waverly Twp. Square Fair hosted by Waverly
    Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, on Friday, July 21.
    Admission is free for the fair with ticketed games and food available for purchase. The event runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m, and a free concert
    featuring Doug Smith Band and vocalist Erin Malloy starts at 7.
    The fair offers circus games, a bouncy house, picnic dinner, raffle baskets and more. Games are suitable for children of all ages.
    Outside seating is available or guests can bring their own lawn chairs.
    For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
  4. Satisfaction — A Tribute to the Rolling Stones
    Mohegan Sun Pocono’s upcoming Party on the Patio on Thursday, July 20, will feature Satisfaction, a Rolling Stones tribute band.
    Satisfaction is an international group dedicated to embodying the “Brown Sugar” and “Sympathy for the Devil” rockers, and has toured since 2001 with more than 1,600 performance dates.
    Party on the Patio is a free event at the casino open to guests ages 21 and up. Doors open at 6 p.m. in advance of Satisfaction’s two hour-long sets at 7:30 and 9 p.m.
    Mohegan Sun Pocono is located at 1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre. For more information about Party on the Patio, visit the casino’s website.
  5. Inaugural Cruisin’ for Recovery Car Cruise
    On Saturday, July 22, from 3 to 8 p.m. Just Believe is hosting its first Cruisin’ For Recovery Car Cruise.
    There will be food and refreshments available, along with a bake sale, basket raffles, 50/50 raffles, door prizes and trophies. The event has no admission cost.
    Proceeds will benefit the Alumni Association and Just Believe Recovery PA, headquartered at 100 Lincoln Ave., Carbondale, in the mission to help people in recovery stay connected and feel supported.
    For more information, contact Rich at 570-687-3487.
Movie marathon – Summer Film Festival returns to Tunkhannock’s Dietrich Theater with more than 20 films

Movie marathon – Summer Film Festival returns to Tunkhannock’s Dietrich Theater with more than 20 films

For movie buffs in the area, the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock will be the hottest summer spot over the next few weeks. The theater’s annual film festival runs from Friday, July 14, through Thursday, Aug. 3, and will showcase a total of 23 films over 21 days, with “something for everyone,” said assistant general manager Ronnie Harvey.
“This year we have an expanded list of 23 independent, foreign and documentary films that range from music concert biopics, historical docu-dramas and films that capture the heart of family struggle and the bonds that unite us in our humanity,” he said.
Harvey said the event began with the intention of bringing foreign and independent films to the local area — those that previously could only be found in major cities such as New York City.
“As the years progressed, we realized the viability of these festivals for their ability to bring in people from outside of the area, and that they were a big boon for not only us, but the local businesses in town,” he explained.
“We saw the desire and passion surrounding these films and this festival, and decided that we were in the business of giving the public what they wanted.”
The festival’s opening night will feature two films. “Paris Can Wait,” a rated-PG road trip comedy starring Diane Lane and Alec Baldwin, screens first. After intermission will be a showing of “Their Finest,” rated R, based on the novel “Their Finest Hour and a Half,” which tells of a female script writer who is asked to help bring a heartwarming touch to propaganda films during the war.
Other films to be shown throughout the three-week festival include “Alive and Kicking,” “Churchill,” “The Freedom to Marry,” and “Mr. Gaga.”
Harvey said his personal favorite is “Beatriz at Dinner,” starring Salma Hayek and John Lithgow, which tells events that unfold when the lives of a poor immigrant and a cutthroat billionare collide.
Since its inception, the popularity of the film festival continued to grow along with the number of films screened to its enthusiastic audiences.
“With each passing year, we see an expanded audience, and the old die-hards never leave,” Harvey said, adding that increased demand from the public caused the theater to schedule more festivals throughout the year.
Admission to opening night festivities on July 14 will cost $25 and includes both films as well as appetizers, drinks and dessert. Admission to all other films will be $8.50 per screening. The festival concludes with a film discussion on Friday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m. to give the public a chance to share ideas and opinions on the festival’s content.
“We have an expanded concession area with new specialty drinks and products that might better cater to our film festival attendees,” Harvey said, noting that the Dietrich’s reputation for providing quality arts, entertainment and culture to the public makes it a good place to hold the festival.
“We think it is very important to provide this type of programming to our area because they don’t usually get the kind of exposure to other cultures, religions and areas of the world that they do outside of these movies.”
— jacqueline kurovsky

Concerts – July 13, 2017

Concerts – July 13, 2017

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
Billy Strings & Trout Streak Revival, Thursday, July 13
Robbie Fulks, Friday, July 14
Daughtry, Saturday, July 15
Conor Oberst, Thursday, July 27
Fastball, Saturday, July 29
Amos Lee, Sunday, July 30
Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank, Thursday, Aug. 3
Shemekia Copeland, Friday Aug. 4
Gene Ween does Billy Joel, Saturday, Aug. 5
TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band, Thursday, Aug. 10
Duke Ellington Orchestra, Saturday, Aug. 12
Donny and Marie Osmond, Thursday, Aug. 24

Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub, Mount Airy Casino Resort
Tickets: 877-682-4791
DJ Pauly D, Saturday, July 15, and Saturday, Aug. 26
Jay Sean, Saturday, July 22
T-Pain, Saturday, July 29
Brody Jenner, Saturday, Aug. 5
3 Doors Down, Friday, Aug. 18
Lil Jon, Saturday, Aug. 19
Smokey Robinson, Saturday, Aug. 19
Andrew Dice Clay, Friday, Sept. 8
Artie Lange, Saturday, Sept. 16
The Midtown Men, Friday Sept. 29

Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0249
The David Bromberg Quintet, Friday, July 14
The Elovators, Saturday, July 15
The Birdie Busch Band, Thursday, July 20
Start Making Sense (Talking Heads tribute), Friday, July 21
The Ten Band (Pearl Jam tribute), Saturday, July 22
Savoy Brown, Thursday, July 27
Tribute to Bob Dylan & Neil Young, Friday, July 28
Bennie & The Jets (Elton John tribute), Saturday, July 29
Whiskerman, Thursday, Aug. 3
Tribute to Frank Sinatra by Tony Sands, Saturday, Aug. 12

The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Tickets: 570-961-9000
Camp Bisco, Thursday, July 13; Friday, July 14, and Saturday, July 15
Boston and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Saturday, July 25
OneRepublic with Fitz and the Tantrums and James Arthur, Wednesday, July 26
Peach Music Festival, Thursday, Aug. 10, Friday, Aug. 11, and Saturday, Aug. 12
I Love the ‘90s — the Party Continues Tour, Saturday, Aug. 26
Altitude Music Festival, Sunday, Aug. 27
Luke Bryan and Brett Eldredge, Wednesday, Sept. 6

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Shellshocked Churchills, Thursday, July 13
Phil Vassar, Thursday, July 13
Great White with Faster Pussycat, Saturday, July 15
Dina Hall, Wednesday, July 19
Kartune, Thursday, July 20
Becky & the Beasts, Friday, July 21
Coal County Express, Wednesday, July 26
Craig Thatcher Band, Thursday, July 27
Mr. Speed (KISS tribute), Friday, July 28
Flaxy Morgan Duo, Wednesday, Aug. 2

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash with Jam Stampede, Friday, Aug. 4
Of Good Natured/ Elephants Dancing, Wednesday, Aug. 9
Clarence Spady Band, Friday, Aug. 11
Aaron Fink & the Fury, Friday, Aug. 18
Tom Moran’s Birthday Bash with All-Star Band of Great Friends, Saturday, Aug. 19
Suze, Saturday, Aug. 26
Mind Choir, Rosary Guild, University Drive, Saturday, Sept. 16
Still Hand String Band, Friday, Sept. 22
Steal Your Peach, Saturday, Sept. 23
Solar Federation (Rush tribute), Saturday, Sept. 30

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
My Show featuring Cavern, Thursday, July 13
Keep Flying — “Walkabout” EP Release Party, Saturday, July 15
Ja Rule, Thursday, July 20
Hellyeah: Unden!able World Tour, Saturday, June 22
The Company Kept, Friday, July 28
Jay & the Americans, Friday, July 28
The Stranger (Billy Joel tribute), Saturday, July 29
Hashgrinder, Saturday, Aug. 5
Social Distortion, Tuesday, Aug. 8
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Friday, Aug. 11, Saturday, Aug. 12, and Sunday, Aug. 13

The Fillmore Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
Chevelle, Thursday, July 13
Splintered Sunlight, Thursday, July 14
Why Don’t We, Saturday, July 15
Sir Sly, Saturday, July 15
Wheeler Walker Jr., Sunday, July 16
This Wild Life, Thursday, July 20
Ghost, Thursday, July 20
Promise of Redemption, Friday, July 21
LFO with CEONEO, Wednesday, July 26
Seether, Thursday, July 27

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Lupe Fiasco, Saturday, July 15
Slayer, Sunday, July 23
Die Antwoord, Tuesday, Aug. 8
Lil Yachty, Thursday, Aug. 24
Reebok Les Mills Live, Saturday, Aug. 26
Ninja Sex Party, Sunday, Aug. 27, and Monday, Aug. 28
Danzig, Friday, Sept. 8
UB40 Legends Ali, Astro and Mickey, Saturday, Sept. 9
Young M.A., Saturday, Sept. 23
Two Door Cinema Club, Saturday, Sept. 30

Radisson at Lackwanna Station Hotel, Scranton
Tickets: 570-342-8300
13th annual Scranton Jazz Festival, Tuesday, Aug. 4, through Thursday, Aug. 6

BB&T Pavilion, Camden, New Jersey
Tickets: 856-365-1300
Foreigner with Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, Thursday, July 13
Zac Brown Band with Darrell Scott, Friday, July 14, and Saturday, July 15
Idina Menzel, Sunday, July 16
Incubus and Jimmy Eat World, Thursday, July 20
Chicago and The Doobie Brothers, Friday, July 21
OneRepublic with Fitz and the Tantrums and James Arthur, Saturday, July 22
John Legend, Monday, July 24
Straight No Chaser and Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Tuesday, July 25
Korn with Stone Sour, Wednesday, July 26
Boston with Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Thursday, July 27

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Kendrick Lamar, Wednesday, July 19
Hans Zimmer, Saturday, July 22
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Saturday, July 29
Queen + Adam Lambert, Sunday, July 30
Earth, Wind & Fire, Tuesday, Aug. 1
Roger Waters, Tuesday, Aug. 8, through Friday, Aug. 11
Lionel Richie with Mariah Carey, Wednesday, Aug. 16
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Friday, Aug. 18
Shawn Mendes, Tuesday, Aug. 22
Lady Gaga, Sunday, Sept. 10, and Monday, Sept. 11

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts,
Bethel, New York
Tickets: 866-781-2922
Luke Bryan, Thursday, July 13
Foreigner, Friday, July 14
Incubus with Jimmy Eat World and Atlas Genius, Sunday, July 16
Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper, Friday, July 21
Chicago and the Doobie Brothers, Saturday, July 22
Brantley Gilbert with Tyler Farr and Luke Combs, Friday, July 28
Blondie and Garbage: Rage and Rapture Tour, Saturday, July 29
Santana, Saturday, Aug. 5
Kings of Leon, Sunday, Aug. 6
Florida Georgia Line with Nelly, Chris Lane and Ryan Hurd, Thursday, Aug. 10

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Phish, Friday, July 21, through Sunday, Aug. 6
Earth, Wind & Fire featuring Nile Rodgers, Monday, Aug. 7
Gloria Trevi vs. Alejandra Guzman, Saturday, Aug. 12
Lionel Richie: All the Hits with special guest Mariah Carey, Saturday, Aug. 19
Billy Joel, Monday, Aug. 21
Marc Anthony, Saturday, Aug. 26
Miel Sans Marcos, Saturday, Sept. 2
Arcade Fire, Tuesday, Sept. 12
Sam Hunt, Thursday, Sept. 14

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
Jerry Seinfield, Thursday, July 27
Blondie and Garbage: Rage and Rapture Tour, Tuesday, Aug. 1
Gillian Welch — The Harrow & the Harvest in concert, Tuesday, Aug. 2
American Acoustic with Punch Brothers and I’m With Her and Julian Lage, Wednesday, Aug. 3
Herbie Hancock, Monday, Aug. 7
Buckingham McVie, Wednesday, Aug. 9
The Beach Boys, Thursday, Aug. 17
Adam Ant: the Singles Tour, Wednesday, Sept. 13
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo and TOTO, Thursday, Sept. 14
The Gipsy Kings, Friday, Sept. 15

 

Clubs – July 13, 2017

Clubs – July 13, 2017

Thursday, July 13
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Wanabees Trio
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Line dancing with Chris and Darlene
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Jeanne Zano Duo
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Bring your own vinyl with James Callahan
Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Beatlemania Again (The Beatles tribute)
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Earthmouth, the Hill You Die On and Walaueh
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Nowhere Slow

Friday, July 14
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Shelly’s Underground
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Tom Graham
Ali Baba Liquor Lounge, 219 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Don Q
Andy Gavin’s, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Ron Schoonover
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Hot Coffee
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Fake Uncle Jack
The Beaumont Inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Dymond and Cutter
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Nowhere Slow
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: DJ Marc Anthony, Brad Lowery, Peyton Clarkson and Kevin Downey Jr.
Franklin’s Bar & Grill, 53 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre: Whiskey and Woods
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Dashboard Mary
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Joe Burke
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Acoustic night with The Fusion Brothers, E57 and more
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Village Idiots
McNally’s, 219 E. Market St., Scranton: Ron Morgan
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Fuzzy Park
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Jeff Lewis, Sketchy Business
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Somethin’ Else and Jimmy Carroll
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: DJ Chris, Peter Bales, Pat O’Donnell and John Knight
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Boomer Happy Hour with Frankie and Toby
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: 3IB (Three Imaginary Boys), Thomas Aimi
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Dustin Douglas, The Electric Gentlemen

Saturday, July 15
Andy Gavin’s, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Riley Loftus
Arturo’s, 140 Main St., Dupont: Blue Funk
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Bliss
Bones Bar, 1110 Wilkes-Barre Township Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Dee Maple Band, Still Hand String Band and BoneJak
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Three Imaginary Boys
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: Somethin’ Else, DJ Trex and John Knight
Dukey’s Cafe, 785 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre: Dirty Hand
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party, KRZ Dance Party
Franklin’s Bar & Grill, 53 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre: Kyle McCormack
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Pair of Nuts
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Classic Rock Night with Twisted Fantasy and UTO
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: the Disorders
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: I am Buffalo, The Control Freaks
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Devil Dog
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: M80 and Kevin Downey Jr.
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: Soul City and Brad Lowery
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Dimensions feat. Valarie Adams
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Dale’s Jukebox and Buzz
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Slapjaw with Traverse the Abyss

Sunday, July 16
Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: Joe Kopicki
The Beaumont Inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Lex
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Great Rock Pair
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Green Jelly with Earthmouth, Family Animals, Candi Vee and more
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: the Wanabees
Silver Birches Resort, 205 Route 507, Palmyra Twp.: Rick Horvath Acoustic Blender with Randy Light
Villa Maria II, 1610 Washburn St., Scranton: Fab Three
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, July 17
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
Skyy Vu Deckbar at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, July 18
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: A Night of Experimental Electronic Music
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Better Than Bad
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Streamside Karaoke
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Mike Dillon

Wednesday, July 19
Bazil, 1101 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Marko Marcinko Jazz Trio
The Crimson Lion Hookah Lounge, 37 E. South St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Open Mic with JR Huffsmith
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Village Idiots
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Speaker Jam Karaoke
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Live Music Wednesdays
Skyy Vu Deckbar at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre: Smoke On The Water featuring Marty Edwards & Heartbeat
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Mean Old Bastards
Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Trivia Night

Fab 5 – July 13, 2017

Fab 5 – July 13, 2017

  1. Bike Night at Rommel Harley-Davidson
    Ride in to Rommel Harley-Davidson Scranton, 1534 Scranton Carbondale Highway, Scranton, for a Friday Night Bike Night on July 14.
    Join other bike enthusiasts for this monthly bike night that includes food, live music, contests, prizes and beer, provided by Olyphant Ambulance & Rescue Station 26 EMS.
    Admission for the 6 to 9 p.m. event is free.
    For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
  2. Green Jelly at the Irish Wolf Pub
    Comedy rock band Green Jelly comes to Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton, on Sunday, July 16.
    Joining Green Jelly are local acts including Earthmouth, Family Animals, Candi Vee and more. Green Jelly is known for its sophomoric humor, theatrical antics and crude lyrics. The band is touring following a successful Kickstarter campaign for a DVD documenting the band’s travels to dive bars around the world.
    Doors open at 5 p.m.
    In advance, tickets are $20 at the venue and $22 online. Tickets are $25 at the door.
    For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the event’s Facebook page or eventbrite.com.
  3. Foreigner 40th Anniversary Tour
    On Friday, July 14, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, New York, hosts rock band Foreigner during the band’s 40th anniversary tour.
    Foreigner, known for hits including “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Cold as Ice” and “Hot Blooded,” is joined by Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience.
    Parking lots open at 4 p.m., gates open at 6 and show starts at 7. Tickets start at $53.45 for the performance at the pavilion.
    For more information or to purchase tickets, visit bethelwoodscenter.org.
  4. Peculiar Cook Out with the Dawgs
    Enjoy brews and barbecue on Saturday, July 15, during a cook out with Peculiar Culinary Co. at Susquehanna Brewing Co., 635 S. Main St., Pittston.
    The event takes place from noon to 6 p.m. and will feature lawn games and live entertainment from the Dawgs from 2 to 6 p.m. Food will be served from 1 to 4 p.m. The beer garden opens at noon.
    Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 570-947-2548. For more information visit
    peculiarculinary.com.
  5. Yoga & Brunch at the Ale House
    Namaste, sunny-side up.
    Nearme Yoga and Backyard Ale House present a yoga practice followed by a brunch on Sunday, July 16, at 9:30 a.m.
    The event includes an hour-long yoga class on the Ale House patio, 523 Linden St., Scranton, with Chelsea Manganaro. Brunch includes guest’s choice of an omelette, Belgian waffle or breakfast sandwich combined with a Bloody Mary or a craft draft. Mimosas can be substituted for additional charge.
    The event is $22 to $24, not including gratuity, and pre-registration is required. For more information or to pre-register, visit the event’s Facebook page.

     

Concerts – July 6, 2017

Concerts – July 6, 2017

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
Billy Strings & Trout Streak Revival, Thursday, July 13
Robbie Fulks, Friday, July 14
Daughtry, Saturday, July 15
Conor Oberst, Thursday, July 27
Fastball, Saturday, July 29
Amos Lee, Sunday, July 30
Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank, Thursday, Aug. 3
Shemekia Copeland, Friday Aug. 4
Gene Ween Does Billy Joel, Saturday, Aug. 5
TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band, Thursday, Aug. 10
Duke Ellington Orchestra, Saturday, Aug. 12
Donny and Marie Osmond, Thursday, Aug. 24

Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub, Mount Airy Casino Resort
Tickets: 877-682-4791
Nick Cannon, Saturday, July 8
DJ Pauly D, Saturday, July 15, and Saturday, Aug. 26
Jay Sean, Saturday, July 22
T-Pain, Saturday, July 29
Brody Jenner, Saturday, Aug. 5
3 Doors Down, Friday, Aug. 18
Lil Jon, Saturday, Aug. 19
Andrew Dice Clay, Friday, Sept. 8
Artie Lange, Saturday, Sept. 16
The Midtown Men, Friday Sept. 29

Mohegan Sun Pocono, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-823-9407
Richard Marx, Friday, July 7

Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0249
The David Bromberg Quintet, Friday, July 14
The Elovators, Saturday, July 15
The Birdie Busch Band, Thursday, July 20
Start Making Sense (Talking Heads tribute), Friday, July 21
The Ten Band (Pearl Jam tribute), Saturday, July 22
Savoy Brown, Thursday, July 27
Tribute to Bob Dylan & Neil Young, Friday, July 28
Bennie & The Jets (Elton John tribute), Saturday, July 29
Whiskerman, Thursday, Aug. 3
Tribute to Frank Sinatra by Tony Sands, Saturday, Aug. 12

The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Tickets: 570-961-9000
Lady Antebellum with Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young, Sunday, July 9
Vans Warped Tour, Monday, July 10
Camp Bisco, Thursday, July 13; Friday, July 14, and Saturday, July 15
Boston and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Saturday, July 25
OneRepublic with Fitz and the Tantrums and James Arthur, Wednesday, July 26
Peach Music Festival, Thursday, Aug. 10; Friday, Aug. 11; Saturday, Aug. 12
I Love the ‘90s — the Party Continues Tour, Saturday, Aug. 26
Altitude Music Festival, Sunday, Aug. 4
Luke Bryan and Brett Eldredge, Wednesday, Sept. 6

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Pair of Nuts, Wednesday, July 5
Band of Brothers, Thursday, July 6
Buckberry, Friday, July 7
Nightwind, Saturday, July 8
Mother Nature’s Son, Wednesday, July 12
Shellshocked Churchills, Thursday, July 13
Phil Vassar, Thursday, July 13
Great White with Faster Pussycat, Saturday, July 15
Dina Hall, Wednesday, July 19
Kartune, Thursday, July 20
Becky & the Beasts, Friday, July 21

Radisson at Lackawanna Station Hotel, Scranton
Tickets: 570-342-8300
13th annual Scranton Jazz Festival, Tuesday, Aug. 4 through Thursday, Aug. 6

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash with Jam Stampede, Friday, Aug. 4
Of Good Natured/ Elephants Dancing, Wednesday, Aug. 9
Clarence Spady Band, Friday, Aug. 11
Aaron Fink & the Fury, Friday, Aug. 18
Tom Moran’s Birthday Bash with All-Star Band of Great Friends, Saturday, Aug. 19
Suze, Saturday, Aug. 26
Still Hand String Band, Friday, Sept. 22
Steal Your Peach, Saturday, Sept. 23

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
ALT 92.1 presents: Gin Blossoms, Friday, July 7
Less Fuschia, Saturday, July 8
My Show featuring Cavern, Thursday, July 13
Ja Rule, Thursday, July 20
Hellyeah: Unden!able World Tour, Saturday, June 22
The Company Kept, Friday, July 28
Jay & the Americans, Friday, July 28
The Stranger (Billy Joel tribute), Saturday, July 29
Hashgrinder, Saturday, Aug. 5
Social Distortion, Tuesday, Aug. 8

The Fillmore Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
Rooney, Friday, July 7
Wolf Alice, Saturday, July 8
Mother, Mother, Sunday, July 9
Chevelle, Thursday, July 13
Splintered Sunlight, Thursday, July 14
Why Don’t We, Saturday, July 15
Sir Sly, Saturday, July 15
Wheeler Walker Jr., Sunday, July 16
This Wild Life, Thursday, July 20
Ghost, Thursday, July 20

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Rakim & Ghostface Killah, Saturday, July 8
Kehlani, Monday, July 10
Lupe Fiasco, Saturday, July 15
Slayer, Sunday, July 23
Die Antwoord, Tuesday, Aug. 8
Lil Yachty, Thursday, Aug. 24
Reebok Les Mills Live, Saturday, Aug. 26
Ninja Sex Party, Sunday, Aug. 27, and Monday, Aug. 28
Danzig, Friday, Sept. 8
UB40 Legends Ali, Astro and Mickey, Saturday, Sept. 9
Young M.A., Saturday, Sept. 23

BB&T Pavilion, Camden, New Jersey
Tickets: 856-365-1300
Vans Warped Tour, Friday, July 7
Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper, Wednesday, July 12
Foreigner with Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, Thursday, July 13
Zac Brown Band with Darrell Scott, Friday, July 14, and Saturday, July 15
Idina Menzel, Sunday, July 16
Incubus and Jimmy Eat World, Thursday, July 20
Chicago and The Doobie Brothers, Friday, July 21
OneRepublic with Fitz and the Tantrums and James Arthur, Saturday, July 22
John Legend, Monday, July 24
Straight No Chaser and Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Tuesday, July 25

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt, Sunday, July 9
Ed Sheeran, Tuesday, July 11, and Wednesday, July 12
Kendrick Lamar, Wednesday, July 19
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Saturday, July 29
Hans Zimmer, Saturday, July 22
Queen + Adam Lambert, Sunday, July 30
Earth, Wind & Fire, Tuesday, Aug. 1
Roger Waters, Tuesday, Aug. 8, through Friday, Aug. 11
Lionel Richie with Mariah Carey, Wednesday, Aug. 16
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Friday, Aug. 18

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York
Tickets: 866-781-2922
John Mellencamp with EmmyLou Harris and Carlene Carter, Friday, July 7
An Evening with Ann Hampton Callawat, Saturday, July 8
Luke Bryan, Thursday, July 13
Foreigner, Friday, July 14
Incubus with Jimmy Eat World and Atlas Genius, Sunday, July 16
Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper, Friday, July 21
Chicago and the Doobie Brothers, Saturday, July 22
Brantley Gilbert with Tyler Farr and Luke Combs, Friday, July 28
Blondie and Garbage: Rage and Rapture Tour, Saturday, July 29
Santana, Saturday, Aug. 5

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Billy Joel, Wednesday, July 5
Phish, Friday, July 21, through Sunday, Aug. 6
Earth, Wind & Fire featuring Nile Rodgers, Monday, Aug. 7
Gloria Trevi vs. Alejandra Guzman, Saturday, Aug. 12
Lionel Richie: All the Hits with special guest Mariah Carey, Saturday, Aug. 19
Marc Anthony, Saturday, Aug. 26
Miel Sans Marcos, Saturday, Sept. 2
Arcade Fire, Tuesday, Sept. 12
Sam Hunt, Thursday, Sept. 14

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
Jerry Seinfield, Thursdays, July 13 and July 27
Blondie and Garbage: Rage and Rapture Tour, Tuesday, Aug. 1
American Acoustic with Punch Brothers, I’m With Her and Julian Lage, Wednesday, Aug. 3
Herbie Hancock, Monday, Aug. 7
The Beach Boys, Thursday, Aug. 17
Adam Ant: the Singles Tour, Wednesday, Sept. 13
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo and TOTO, Thursday, Sept. 14
The Gipsy Kings, Friday, Sept. 15

Clubs – July 6, 2017

Clubs – July 6, 2017

Thursday, July 6
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Sellout Soundtrack
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmoney Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: AJ/DJ
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia
Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: 7 Bridges (Eagles tribute)
North Slope Brewing Co., 33 Tunkhannock Highway, Dallas: Gone Crazy
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Just Blush, The Cryptic and Boneflowers
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jackson Vee

Friday, July 7
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Jody and Alicia Lynn, Alicia Lynn & Jody Busch
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Lily Mao
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: DWest
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: K8
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: DJ Marc Anthony, Brad Lowery, James Goff and Andrew Kennedy
Franklin’s Bar & Grill, 53 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre: Chris Zawatsky
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Chuck Paul
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Liar Liar
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: David Cupano
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Jubilee Restaurant, Route 940 & Miller Drive, Pocono Pines: A Pair of Nuts
Legend’s Saloon, 750 Boulevard Ave., Dickson City: Heads Up Duo
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Farmers Daughter Duo
The Office Bar & Grill, 68 Main St., Nicholson: Joe Kopicki
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Fab 3 and Ted Weiss
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Somethin’ Else and Gemini
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: DJ Chris, RC Smith, Mike Gaffney and Charlie Weiner
Slingshots Bar and Grill, 110 S. Main St., Moscow: Crazy Karaoke with DJ Jenny Monstrosity
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Boomer Happy Hour with Frankie and Toby
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: John Smith and John and Torey
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jigsaw Johnny
Windsor Inn, 669 Washington Ave., Jermyn: Gerard Demarco
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Mike Burton, Mike Feeney and Scott Bruce

Saturday, July 8
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: JP Williams Blues Duo
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Q-Ball
American Grill, 1320 Wyoming Ave., Exeter: Group Therapy
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Light Up The Moon
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: The Mix
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Nowhere Slow
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: Somethin’ Else, DJ Trex and Charlie Weiner
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party, KRZ Dance Party
Franklin’s Bar & Grill, 53 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre: Nick Bilski
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: DWest Trio
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: King Kidding, Rosary Guild and E57
Jubilee Restaurant, Route 940 & Miller Drive, Pocono Pines: Who Knows
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Polly Anna, Just Blush and Grant Williams
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Luongo Brothers Duo
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Sketch Business
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: M80 and Andrew Kennedy
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: Chapter 2 and Gemini
R Bar & Grill, 144 W. Union St., Nanticoke: Karaoke Night
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Hoopla
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Graces Downfall Duo and Ron Schoonover
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Molly Pitcher Path
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Mike Burton, Mike Feeney and Scott Bruce

Sunday, July 9
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Jackson and Lissa
Crabby’s Seafood Grill and Pipes Bar, 3159 Lower Demunds Road, Dallas: Strawberry Jam
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: RJ Scouton
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, July 10
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
Skyy Vu Deckbar at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, July 11
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam Duo
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Flatland Ruckus
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Streamside Karaoke
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Johnny Jones

Wednesday, July 12
Bazil, 1101 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Marko Marcinko Jazz Trio
The Crimson Lion Hookah Lounge, 37 E. South St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Jubilee Restaurant, Route 940 & Miller Drive, Pocono Pines: Strawberry Jam Duo
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Open Mic with JR Huffsmith
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Retro Rocket
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous, Speaker Jam Karaoke
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Live Music Wednesdays
The Settlers Inn, 4 Main Ave., Hawley: Jazz on the Deck
Skyy Vu Deckbar at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre: Smoke On The Water featuring Marty Edwards & Heartbeat
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Paul Martin
Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Trivia Night

Fab 5 – July 6, 2017

Fab 5 – July 6, 2017

  1. John Mellencamp at Bethel Woods
    Singer-songwriter John Mellencamp performs at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, New York, on Friday, July 7.
    Emmylou Harris and Carlene Carter join Mellencamp as part of the tour for his newest album, “Sad Clowns and Hillbillies.”
    Mellencamp, a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member and Grammy Award-winner, is known for hits such as “Pink Houses,” “Hurts So Good” and “Jack & Diane.”
    Tickets start at $56 for lawn seats. Lots open at 4 p.m., gates open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:30.
    For more information or to purchase tickets, visit bethelwoodscenter.org.
  2. Party in the Park
    On Saturday, July 8, Tobyhanna Twp., 105 Government Center Way, Pocono Pines, hosts Party in the Park community day.
    Admission is free, as are the bounce attractions. The event begins at 2 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m.
    Bands Organized Resistance and Everything Annie will provide live music throughout the afternoon. Susquehanna Brewing Co. will be on hand with food and drink at Pocono Beer Garden at the Jubilee Restaurant. A fireworks show will take place at dusk.
    For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
  3. 69th Annual Firemen’s Picnic
    Join the Covington Independent Fire Company, Inc., 452 Daleville Highway, Moscow, for its 69th annual picnic running Tuesday, July 11, through Saturday, July 15.
    The picnic features food, rides and entertainment throughout each night. On Saturday, the Inferno 5K takes place as well as an antique parade and a fireworks display at 5 p.m. Tricky tray raffles also will be available.
    Grounds open at 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
    Wristbands are $15 Wednesday through Friday and $20 on Saturday with a special preview night cost of $1.25 on Tuesday for all rides.
    For more information, visit fightin14.com or the event’s Facebook page.
  4. 2017 Bug Fest
    Join a celebration of insects during Bug Fest on Saturday, July 8, at the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg.
    The annual festival runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring live critters, displays, games and crafts. There also will be insect safaris, a butterfly tent and the Insect Olympics.
    Due to limited parking, the center encourages families to attend in either the morning session, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or the afternoon session, from 12:30 to 3 p.m.
    Admission for children under 12 is $5 and parents are free. Children dressed as their favorite bug receive a $1 discount. No pre-registration is necessary.
    For more information, visit mcconversation.org.
  5. Summer Fest Preview Day
    The Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, previews its third annual Summer Film Festival on Thursday, July 6, at noon and 6 p.m.
    Trailers for all 14 films to be featured in the annual event (which begins Friday, July 14 and continues through Aug. 3.) will be shown, including “Paris Can Wait” and “Their Finest.”
    Admission is free and discounted concessions will be available. Tickets for the film festival will be on sale for $25.
    For more information for either event, visit dietrichtheater.com.
Acoustic artist SocioEmpath sings the story of her life

Acoustic artist SocioEmpath sings the story of her life

Alex Kijek performs as a one-woman acoustic show under the stage name SocioEmpath. The newly accepted graduate student will attend Marywood University in the fall, but a busy schedule hasn’t stopped her from writing her own music and playing her guitar in venues around Northeast Pennsylvania. Kijek’s mellow tunes tell the stories of the ups and downs in her life, a testament to her stage name.
“SocioEmpath takes both empathy and sociopath and puts them together, and they’re basically opposites. It’s a play on how I often find myself in one extreme or the other with a lot of things. I’m never really in the middle,” the 24-year-old said.
Now ready to take on the local music scene, she never settles for just the middle.

Q: How did you get involved in music?
A: I almost got involved in music by accident. There was a local Girl Scout camp I went to every summer, Camp Louise. I signed up for a particularly unpopular program when I was 12, and it got canceled. I was told I could either get a refund or pick another program. I elected to go to a two-week program that taught guitar skills. I attended that program again every summer until the camp closed.

Q: What do you remember about the first time you performed in public?
A: I remember being really nervous, but what really stands out is that when I was “done” with what I planned on playing, I was asked to keep going. It was basically because the next band wasn’t ready yet, but it was still pretty flattering.

Q: What is the process like for writing your music?
A: Usually a melody and lyrics just pop into my head, just like two to four lines, and I expand from there.

Q: How have you changed as a musician over the years?
A: I’ve gotten a lot more confident, and that’s awesome. I went from playing my songs because maybe people might like them to playing because I like my own songs.

Q: What are some of your favorite memories as a musician?
A: My personal favorite memory was long before I started playing shows. My best friend and I wanted to do music stuff, we were both 13 or 14, so neither of us drove. He lived like 40 minutes away from me, so we would try to play together through the phone. There was always a delay, so we were never on time together, but it was fun.

Q: How has the NEPA music scene changed over the years?
A: Even though I haven’t been playing shows for a long time, I’ve been going to them for the last ten years. One thing I’ve really seen change is musical accessibility for underage kids. I was really lucky, I grew up going to shows at Cafe Metropolis (in Wilkes-Barre), and kids now don’t really have a steady place to go to shows. But having the internet develop more, and having more music websites and things has kept kids in the loop. I guess now, mostly, if you’re under 21, you don’t go to the music, you have to make it come to you.

Q: Who has influenced you over the years?
A: This is a tough question. I really don’t know. Not much of what I enjoy listening to really influences what I play, and I’ve never had any influence like, telling me to keep at it or anything. I’m pretty self-motivated.

Q: What is the biggest challenge?
A: Balancing my schedule. I work, and I dance the Joan Harris Center in Luzerne. I have been dancing there since I was 3 years old, doing ballet, tap, jazz and modern dance, and still do round 12 hours a week. I’ll be going to grad school in the fall to get my Ed.S. in school psychology. I’m also an avid reader and gamer, so I have to schedule in time to play or write music just to be able to get it all done.

Q: What are your future goals as a musician?
A: I like to think in terms of near future, so probably getting myself recorded decently and releasing a album.

— samantha stanich

 

Sky’s the limit – Plenty of firework displays to see over holiday week

Sky’s the limit – Plenty of firework displays to see over holiday week

Northeast Pennsylvania Northeast Pennsylvania hosts more than a dozen Fourth of July celebrations, complete with live music, vendors and more. With displays slated up and down the valley, there’s plenty of options to choose from when planning your holiday weekend.

Saturday, July 1
Clarks Summit’s 4th of July Fireworks display will be held July 1 at Abington Heights Middle School, 1555 Newtown Ransom Blvd, Clarks Summit. Admission is free but event parking costs $5. There will be food, live music and activities beginning at 5 p.m., followed by the fireworks show at dusk sponsored by the Rotary Club of the Abingtons. The show’s rain date is Sunday, July 2.The Moscow Fireworks Extravaganza also is set for July 1 at dusk behind North Pocono Middle School on Church Street. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for entertainment and food, and the fireworks commence at approximately 9:30 p.m. The rain date is July 2 at dusk. Camelback Resort Fireworks Celebration occurs July 1 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Enjoy an extended day of splashing and relaxing at Camelbeach until 8 p.m. The dance floor opens at 6:30 p.m. with live music from UUU until 10:30 p.m. The fireworks show begins at 9:30 p.m. The Minisink Lions of North Pocono High School host the Minisink Lions Fireworks Extravaganza at North Pocono Football Stadium on Route 690 on July 1. The gates open at 6 p.m., and live music by the Poets starts at 7. Sit in the bleachers or bring your own chair/blanket to enjoy the display. Admission is free, and food and refreshments will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the North Pocono community. The rain date is July 2. Finally, the Hurricane Hills Motocross Fireworks commence at approximately 9 p.m on July 1. The display will take place at the Hurricane Hills Sports Center, 200 Route 106, Greenfield Twp.. Pa. Admission for adults is $12 and children ages 4 to 10 are $6. 

Sunday, July 2
The Honesdale Independence Day Fireworks Display and Celebration happens July 2 at 9:30 p.m. in Central Park, Main Street, Honesdale. There will be food, music and fun beginning at 6:30 p.m. with children’s games, vendors and entertainment in the park provided by the Wayne County Creative Arts Council.Also on July 2, the Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Company hosts Fireworks on Lake Ariel Beach at the Lake Ariel station, 1381 Lake Ariel Highway, beginning at dusk. The rain date is July 5. 

Monday, July 3
The Skytop Lodge Fireworks Spectacular will be held on July 3 at Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop, PA. Bring a blanket or your favorite chair and watch the grand fireworks display. The event is open to the public and parking is $10 for non-resort guests. There will be a concession stand and a cash bar. Live music from the Dixieland Band begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at dusk. The Wright Twp. Municipal Park, 321 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, will be the scene on July 3 for the Wright Township Recreation Board Fireworks Display. There will be treats sold in the park before the show at 9:30 p.m. The rain date is July 5.The NEPA Philharmonic offers two patriotic pops concerts, the first of which is set for July 3 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Lackawanna County Courthouse Square in Scranton. The Scrantastic Spectacular fireworks display follows the concert. Parking in all city parking garages will be $5. Food and entertainment starts at 4 p.m. and includes face painting, inflatables, games and live music.  The fireworks display, which will sync with the music, begins at dusk.

Tuesday, July 4
The second NEPA Philharmonic show is slated for July 4 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. Following the concert, An Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration will take place. Attendance to the fireworks display is free, but other activities or events, such as live entertainment, carnival rides, food, games and contests, may have a cost. The Montrose Independence Day Celebration will commence at dusk on July 4 at Montrose High School, 75 Meteor Way. There is no cost for admission but donations are appreciated.  RailRiders Post-Game Fireworks Displays will take place throughout the months of July and August at PNC Field, 235 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic. Select dates include July 4, 7 and 21 and Aug. 4, 18 and 25 following the regularly scheduled games.

— isabella cordaro

Clubs – June 29, 2017

Clubs – June 29, 2017

Thursday, June 29
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Line Dancing with Chris and Darlene
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Black Tie Stereo
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmoney Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Bud’s Bar & Grill , 402 N. Main St., Archbald: Dustin Drevitch
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Frost
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ NRG
Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Parrot Beach (Jimmy Buffet tribute)
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Days in Transit, King Kidding and Chuck Silsby
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Asialena

Friday, June 30
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Dashboard Mary
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Black Tie Stereo
Ali Baba Liquor Lounge, 219 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Casanova Live, Casanova
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Violet Sisters
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Doug and Sean Duo
The Beaumont Inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Steve Corcoran Duo
Benny Brewing Company, 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam
The Bog, 341 Adams Ave., Scranton: Surf’s Up! Inaugural Electric City Boogie with DJs Just Boogie and Samuel Niles
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: K8
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: the Fab Three
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Pat McGlynn
Ernie G’s Pub & Eatery, 1022 Main Ave., Avoca: Duke & Dauphin
Franklin’s Bar & Grill, 53 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre: Elephants Dancing
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Flirtin’ with Yesterday
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Liar Liar
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
J.J. Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Crimson Tears
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Clarence Spady Band
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Hank & Cupcakes
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Boomer Happy Hour with Frankie and Toby, the Luongo Brothers
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: JR Huff & Q-Ball
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Small Town Titans
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: RC Smith, Michael Aronin and Scott Bruce
The Woodlands Inn & Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: 50 Shades of Men

Saturday, July 1
Ali Baba Liquor Lounge, 219 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: MixxyBlack
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Greg Palmer
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: No Memories (Weezer tribute)
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Toga Party
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmoney Road, Lake Harmony: Harlan Tucker Band
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: 40 Lb. Head
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Facing the Giants
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: Somethin’ Else and Billy Garan
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Robb Brown
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Kali Ma, Charming Beards and Ber Lynn
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ Ryan Kenton
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Last Call Duo
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Dance Hall Devils
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: Ernie G. Band and Paul Bond
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Blaque Tye Affair
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Kevin Vest and Molly Pitcher Path Duo
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Barrel Chested Beer Bellies
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: RC Smith, Michael Aronin and Scott Bruce

Sunday, July 2
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Mullett
The Beaumont Inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Tom Waskevich
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo

Monday, July 3
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
Skyy Vu Deckbar at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam

Tuesday, July 4
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Streamside Karaoke

Wednesday, July 5
Bazil, 1101 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Marko Marcinko Jazz Trio
The Crimson Lion Hookah Lounge, 37 E. South St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Open Mic with JR Huffsmith
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Village Idiots
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Live Music Wednesdays
Skyy Vu Deckbar at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre: Smoke on the Water featuring Marty Edwards & Heartbeat
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: London Force Duo
Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Trivia Night

Concerts – June 29, 2017

Concerts – June 29, 2017

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
The Ultimate Queen Celebration, Saturday, July 1
Billy Strings & Trout Streak Revival, Thursday, July 13
Robbie Fulks, Friday, July 14
Daughtry, Saturday, July 15
Conor Oberst, Thursday, July 27
Fastball, Saturday, July 29
Amos Lee, Sunday, July 30
Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank, Thursday, Aug. 3
Shemekia Copeland, Friday Aug. 4
Gene Ween Does Billy Joel, Saturday, Aug. 5
TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band, Thursday, Aug. 10
Duke Ellington Orchestra, Saturday, Aug. 12
Donny and Marie Osmond, Thursday, Aug. 24

Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub, Mount Airy Casino Resort
Tickets: 877-682-4791
Freestyle Explosion, Friday, June 30
DJ Ross One, Friday, June 30
Jeremih, Saturday, July 1
IKON, Sunday, July 2
Kool & The Gang, Sunday, July 2
Nguyen Ngoc Ngan 25 Nam San Khau, Monday, July 3
Wale, Monday, July 3
Nick Cannon, Saturday, July 8
DJ Pauly D, Saturday, July 15, and Saturday, Aug. 26
Jay Sean, Saturday, July 22
T-Pain, Saturday, July 29
Brody Jenner, Saturday, Aug. 5
3 Doors Down, Friday, Aug. 18

Mohegan Sun Pocono, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-823-9407
Richard Marx, Friday, July 7

Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0249
Dwight & Nicole, Thursday, June 29
Splintered Sunlight — Summer of Love 50th anniversary party, Friday, June 30
Eaglemania (Eagles tribute), Saturday, July 1
The David Bromberg Quintet, Friday, July 14
The Elovators, Saturday, July 15
The Birdie Busch Band, Thursday, July 20
Start Making Sense (Talking Heads show), Friday, July 21
The Ten Band, tribute to Pearl Jam, Saturday, July 22
Savoy Brown, Thursday, July 27
Tribute to Bob Dylan & Neil Young, Friday, July 28
Bennie & the Jets (Elton John Show), Saturday, July 29

The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Tickets: 570-961-9000
Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young, Sunday, July 9
Vans Warped Tour, Monday, July 10
Camp Bisco, Thursday, July 13; Friday, July 14, and Saturday, July 15
Boston & Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Saturday, July 25
OneRepublic, Fitz and the Tantrums and James Arthur, Wednesday, July 26
Peach Music Festival, Thursday, Aug. 10; Friday, Aug. 11; Saturday, Aug. 12
I Love the ‘90s — the Party Continues Tour, Saturday, Aug. 26
Luke Bryan and Brett Eldredge, Wednesday, Sept. 6

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Becky and the Beasts, Thursday, June 29
Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl, Friday, June 30
An Evening with Yonder Mountain String Band, Saturday, July 1
Pair of Nuts, Wednesday, July 5
Band of Brothers, Thursday, July 6
Buckberry, Friday, July 7
Nightwind, Saturday July 8
Mother Nature’s Son, Wednesday, July 12
Shellshocked Churchills, Thursday, July 13
Phil Vassar, Thursday, July 13
Great White with Faster Pussycat, Saturday, July 15
Dina Hall, Wednesday, July 19

Radisson at Lackawanna Station Hotel, Scranton
Tickets: 570-342-8300
13th annual Scranton Jazz Festival, Tuesday, Aug. 4 through Thursday, Aug. 6

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Hank & Cupcakes, Friday, June 30
Of Good Natured/ Elephants Dancing, Wednesday, Aug. 9
Clarence Spady Band, Friday, Aug. 11
Aaron Fink & the Fury, Friday, Aug. 18
Tom Moran’s Birthday Bash with and All Star Band of Great Friends, Saturday, Aug. 19
Suze, Saturday, Aug. 26
Still Hand String Band, Friday, Sept. 22
Steal Your Peach, Saturday, Sept. 23

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
Alternative Prom ‘17, Friday, June 30
Gin Blossoms, Friday, July 7
Less Fuschia, Saturday, July 8
My Show featuring Cavern, Thursday, July 13
Ja Rule, Thursday, July 20
Hellyeah: Unden!able World Tour, Saturday, June 22
The Company Kept, Friday, July 28
Jay & the Americans, Friday, July 28
Billy Joel tribute, the Stranger,
Hashgrinder, Saturday, Aug. 5
The Fillmore Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
We in the Mixx presents Plug Talk, Thursday, June 29
SayWeCanFly, Saturday, July 1
Independence Block Party, Monday, July 3
Rooney, Friday, July 7
Wolf Alice, Saturday, July 8
Mother, Mother, Sunday, July 9
Chevelle, Thursday, July 13
Splintered Sunlight, Thursday, July 14
Why Don’t We, Saturday, July 15
Sir Sly, Saturday, July 15

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Method Man + Redman, Thursday, June 29
Rakim & Ghostface Killah, Saturday, July 8
Kehlani, Monday, July 10
Lupe Fiasco, Saturday, July 15
Slayer, Sunday, July 23
Die Antwoord, Tuesday, Aug. 8
Lil Yachty, Thursday, Aug. 24
Reebok Les Mills Live, Saturday, Aug. 26
Ninja Sex Party, Sunday, Aug. 27 and Monday, Aug. 28
UB40 Legends Ali, Astro and Mickey, Saturday, Sept. 9

BB&T Pavilion, Camden, New Jersey
Tickets: 856-365-1300
Vans Warped Tour, Friday, July 7
Rod Stewart with Cyndi Lauper, Wednesday, July 12
Foreigner with Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, Thursday, July 13
Zac Brown Band with Darrell Scott, Friday, July 14, and Saturday, July 15
Idina Menzel, Sunday, July 16
Incubus & Jimmy Eat World, Thursday, July 20
Chicago and The Doobie Brothers, Friday, July 21
OneRepublic, Fitz and the Tantrums and James Arthur, Saturday, July 22
John Legend, Monday, July 24
Straight No Chaser & Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Tuesday, July 25

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Saturday, July 1, and Saturday, July 29
James Taylor with Bonnie Raitt, Sunday, July 9
Ed Sheeran, Tuesday, July 11, and Wednesday, July 12
Kendrick Lamar, Wednesday, July 19
Hans Zimmer, Saturday, July 22
Queen + Adam Lambert, Sunday, July 30
Earth, Wind & Fire, Tuesday, Aug. 1
Roger Waters, Tuesday, Aug. 8, through Friday, Aug. 11
Lionel Richie with Mariah Carey, Wednesday, Aug. 16
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Friday, Aug. 18

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York
Tickets: 866-781-2922
John Mellencamp with EmmyLou Harris and Carlene Carter, Friday, July 7
An Evening with Ann Hampton Callawat, Saturday, July 8
Luke Bryan, Thursday, July 13
Foreigner, Friday, July 14
Incubus with Jimmy Eat World and Atlas Genius, Sunday, July 16
Rod Stewart with Cyndi Lauper, Friday, July 21
Chicago and the Doobie Brothers, Saturday, July 22
Brantley Gilbert with Tyler Farr and Luke Combs, Friday, July 28
Blondie & Garbage: Rage and Rapture Tour, Saturday, July 29
Santana, Saturday, Aug. 5

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull, Friday, June 30, and Saturday, July 1
Billy Joel, Wednesday, July 5
Phish, Friday, July 21, through Sunday, Aug. 6
Earth, Wind & Fire featuring Nile Rodgers, Monday, Aug. 7
Gloria Trevi vs. Alejandra Guzman, Saturday, Aug. 12
Lionel Richie: All The Hits with special guest Mariah Carey, Saturday, Aug. 19
Marc Anthony, Saturday, Aug. 26
Miel Sans Marcos, Saturday, Sept. 2
Arcade Fire, Tuesday, Sept. 12
Sam Hunt, Thursday, Sept. 14

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
Jerry Seinfield, Thursdays, July 13 and July 27
Blondie & Garbage: The Rage and Rapture Tour, Tuesday, Aug. 1
American Acoustic with Punch Brothers, I’m With Her and Julian Lage, Wednesday, Aug. 3
Herbie Hancock, Monday, Aug. 7
The Beach Boys, Thursday, Aug. 17
Adam Ant: The Singles Tour, Wednesday, Sept. 13
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, TOTO, Thursday, Sept. 14
The Gipsy Kings, Friday, Sept. 15