Fab 5 – September 14, 2017

Fab 5 – September 14, 2017

1. NEPA Valley Wine Train
The Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce and Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton, present the NEPA Valley Wine Train on two Saturdays, Sept. 16 and 23, from 2 to 7 p.m.
Tickets to the 21-and-older excursion are $50 in advance, available by calling the chamber at 570-282-1690. The train departs from the Carbondale train platform on Mill Street.
The event features wine and food tastings with music by Chris Mullineaux and history tidbits by local historian S. Robert Powell. The train will stop at four train platforms, where guests can enjoy wine and food pairings. The trip ends in Dickson City. Propst Transportation will provide rides back to Carbondale.
Space is limited. For more information, visit carbondalechamber.org.

2. NEPA Vegfest
An inaugural festival aims to offer a healthy day out. 
NEPA Vegfest takes place Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Schautz Memorial Stadium, 1209 Prescott Ave., Scranton, and aims to promote wellness, compassion and good, healthy food.
Vegfest will feature dozens of craft and food vendors plus artists, music, yoga, fitness and wellness activities, and more. The event benefits the Farmhouse Sanctuary, a local nonprofit animal shelter.
Admission is free. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

3. Welcoming Scranton
United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania will hold the first Welcoming Scranton celebration on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Connors Park, 515 Orchard St. 
The free event runs from 3 to 6 p.m. and aims to bring together long-time local residents with new members of the community to further cross-cultural understanding and acceptance. Activities include yoga, interactive art, origami, story time, bingo, face painting and dance.
The national nonprofit Welcoming America encourages inclusivity in communities. For more information, visit
welcomingamerica.org or the event’s Facebook page.

4. Electric City Music Conference
The Electric City Music Conference returns to Scranton for a fourth year to celebrate the musicians of Northeast Pennsylvania.
The conference opens with a red carpet event and the fourth annual Steamtown Music Awards ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. at the V-Spot, 906 Providence Road, Scranton. A tribute to local rock artist Jane Train, who died in August, will feature Behind the Grey with Zhach Kelsch and R.J. Scouton. 
On Friday, Sept. 15, and Saturday, Sept. 16, the conference shifts gears to performances by more than 150 bands at venues across the city. Spots include Backyard Ale House, the Keys Beer & Spirits, the Bog, New Penny Lounge, the V-Spot, Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, Irish Wolf Pub, Whiskey Dick’s, Levels, the Vault and AFA Gallery. The gallery also will host a free breakfast plus panels, mentoring sessions, workshops and more on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visit electriccitymusicconference.com or the conference’s Facebook page for more information.

5. Family Fall Fun Festival
The 15th annual Family Fall Fun Festival to benefit the Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania takes place Sunday, Sept. 17, from 3-8 p.m. at Waldorf Park, 13 Waldorf Lane, Scranton.
The rain-or-shine event includes a Kiddie Korner with children’s activities from 3-6 p.m. as well as basket raffles, 50/50, bake sale, entertainment from East Coast Trio, the Wanabees and more. A buffet will be available from 3-6 p.m. and grilled sandwiches will be served from 6-7 p.m..
Tickets will be available at the door and are $20 for adults and $5 for children 4 to 12. Admission is free for children 3 and younger. Each child will receive five free tickets to play in the Kiddie Korner.
For details, call Mari or Holly at 570-207-0825.

Concerts – September 14, 2017

Concerts – September 14, 2017

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
Shining Star — Earth, Wind and Fire tribute, Saturday, Sept. 23
Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, Wednesday, Sept. 27
Matthew West, Saturday, Sept. 30
Fozzy, Wednesday, Oct. 4
Linda Eder, Friday, Oct. 6
Joe Nardone Presents: A Doo Wop Celebration, Saturday, Oct. 14
Up Close with Roy Firestone, Friday, Oct. 20
Penn State’s Premiere Jazz Ensemble, Thursday, Oct. 26
Arlo Guthrie, Friday, Oct. 27
The Fab Faux, Saturday, Oct. 28

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets: 877-682-4791
Artie Lange, Saturday, Sept. 16 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
DJ Pauly D, Saturday, Sept. 16 (Wet Nightclub)
The Midtown Men, Friday, Sept. 29 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
The Stylistics, Saturday, Oct. 7 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Trinidad James, Saturday, Oct. 14 (Wet Nightclub)
Eddie Griffin, Saturday, Oct. 21 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Brian McKnight, Friday, Oct. 27 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
The Manhattan Transfer, Friday, Nov. 3 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Foghat, Saturday, Dec. 16 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
The Amish Outlaws, Saturday, Dec. 30 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Montgomery Gentry, Friday, Sept. 15
Rick Springfield, Thursday, Sept. 21
The Charlie Daniels Band, Friday, Sept. 22
Ana Popovic, Saturday, Sept. 23
Jim Breuer, Friday, Sept. 29
Mike Albert and the Big E Band — Elvis tribute, Tuesday, Oct. 3
Islands in the Stream: An Afternoon with Dolly and Kenny, Wednesday, Oct. 4, and Thursday, Oct. 5
Clint Black, Friday, Oct. 6
Sharon Owens — Barbra Streisand tribute, Tuesday, Oct. 10
Real Diamond, Wednesday, Oct. 11, and Thursday, Oct. 12

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Kung Fu — Extreme Funk, Friday, Sept. 15
Mind Choir, Spur, Under the Clothesline, Saturday, Sept. 16
Still Hand String Band, Friday, Sept. 22
Steal Your Peach, Saturday, Sept. 23
The John Kadlecik Band, Sunday, Sept. 24
Scott Sharrard, Friday, Sept. 29
Solar Federation — Rush tribute, Saturday, Sept. 30
Marbin, Sunday, Oct. 1
Terry Lee Goffee: The Greatest Johnny Cash, Friday, Oct. 6
The Undead with Death Valley Dreams, Saturday, Oct. 7

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
Garden Grove Festival featuring Badfish, Saturday, Sept. 9
Graham Nash, Thursday, Sept. 21
David Bromberg, Friday Sept. 22
Secondhand Serenade, Thursday, Oct. 5
Blackmore’s Night, Saturday, Oct. 7
Theory of a Deadman, Friday, Oct. 13
Air Supply, Saturday, Oct. 14
Yngwie Malmsteen, Tuesday, Oct. 24
I Prevail presents Rage on the Stage Tour, Saturday, Oct. 28
Last in Line, Friday, Nov. 3

The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
John Mark McMillian, Thursday, Sept. 14
Bastille Wild, Wild, Wild World Tour, Thursday Sept. 14
Gabrielle Aplin, Saturday, Sept. 16
Sleeping with Sirens, Sunday, Sept. 17
Foster the People, Monday, Sept. 18
Mutemath, Tuesday, Sept. 19
Company of Thieves, Tuesday, Sept. 19
So Far Gone, Wednesday, Sept. 20
The Head and the Heart, Friday, Sept. 22
Tei Shi, Friday, Sept. 22

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Post Malone, Friday, Sept. 15
Project Pabst Citywide Festival, Saturday, Sept. 16
Alison Wonderland, Friday, Sept. 22
Young M.A., Saturday, Sept. 23
Rezz, Friday, Sept. 29
Two Door Cinema Club, Saturday, Sept. 30
The Kooks, Tuesday, Oct. 3
The Script, Wednesday, Oct. 4
Timeflies, Friday, Oct. 6
Galantis, Saturday, Oct. 7

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Barry Manilow, Friday, Sept. 15
The Weeknd with Gucci Mane and Nav, Saturday, Sept. 16
Arcade Fire, Sunday, Sept. 17
Halsey, Saturday, Oct. 7
Guns N’ Roses, Sunday, Oct. 8
Bruno Mars, Tuesday, Oct. 10
Katy Perry, Thursday, Oct. 12
Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull, Friday, Oct. 13
Powerhouse, Friday, Oct. 27
Fall Out Boy, Sunday, Oct. 29

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York
Tickets: 866-781-2922
An Evening of Chamber Music with the Manhattan Chamber Players, Thursday, Sept. 14
Scott Samuelson and Jeanne MacDonald: Old Friends, Saturday, Sept. 16
Graham Nash, Sunday, Sept. 24
Cabaret Night with Borislav Strulev and Friends, Thursday, Sept. 28
Electrifying Evening with ZOFO, Thursday, Oct. 19
John Sebastian, Saturday, Oct. 21
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Saturday, Nov. 4
Los Lonely Boys, Sunday, Nov. 5
Eileen Iver’s A Joyful Christmas, Friday, Dec. 15

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Sam Hunt, Thursday, Sept. 14
Paul McCartney, Friday, Sept. 15, and Sunday, Sept. 17
Scorpions, Saturday, Sept. 16
Bruno Mars, Friday, Sept. 22, and Saturday, Sept. 23
Billy Joel, Saturday, Sept. 30
Katy Perry, Monday, Oct. 2, and Tuesday, Oct. 3
Guns N’ Roses: Not in this Lifetime Tour, Wednesday, Oct. 11; Sunday, Oct. 15; and Monday, Oct. 16

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Thursday, Sept. 14
The Gipsy Kings, Friday, Sept. 15
The Mavericks, Saturday, Sept. 16
Joe Bonamassa, Wednesday, Sept. 20; Thursday, Sept. 21; and Saturday, Sept. 23
Jerry Seinfeld, Friday, Sept. 22
Seu Jorge Presents: The Life Aquatic — Tribute To David Bowie, Wednesday, Sept. 27
Jim Gaffigan, Thursday, Sept. 28, through Saturday, Sept. 30
Kevin James, Saturday, Oct. 28, and Sunday, Oct. 29
Ludovico Einaudi, Monday, Oct. 30
Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, Wednesday, Nov. 1

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets: 610-332-1300
The Weight Band, Thursday, Sept. 14
Ben Bailey, Friday, Sept. 15
Box of Rain — Essential Grateful Dead of ’68-’74, Friday, Sept. 15
Dana Fuchs, Saturday, Sept. 23
Rob Schneider, Thursday, Oct. 5
Craig Thatcherband, Friday, Oct. 6
Tom Green, Sunday, Oct. 22
TUSK — the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute, Friday, Nov. 10
The Accidentals, Tuesday, Nov. 14

Clubs – September 14, 2017

Clubs – September 14, 2017

Thursday, Sept. 14
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Wanabees Trio
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony 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.: Gerard Demarco
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous
Sidney’s Lounge, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Jazz Night with E-City Sound

Friday, Sept. 15
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam
AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton: Embera, Send Request, Shock Value and Blind Choice
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Q-Ball
Backdraft Sports Bar & Restaurant, 1256 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Dashboard Mary
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: J.P. Williams Blues Band, the Barn Cats, Tony Halchak, Kluster Phunk, I Am Buffalo and Sheila
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Riptide
The Beaumont Inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Sage
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Jam Box
The Bog, 341 Adams Ave., Scranton: Steve Werner, University Drive, Permanence, Screaming Infidelities, Esta Coda and Doug Griffiths
Bongo Roadhouse, 2136 Lake Ariel Highway, Lake Ariel: Chayton Woods and Teddy Young
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: The Frost Duo
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Neil Nicastro Duo
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: DJ Marc Anthony and comics R.C. Smith, Pat O’Donnell and Steve Shaffer
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Robb Brown
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Steve Corcoran Duo
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Kyle Demko and Marcus Welliver
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, Inferno Presents: Tammie Brown
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Earthmouth, Ervasa, Dreamers Like Us, King Kidding, Grayson Drive and Empire in Decline
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Crimzn, Alma Mater, Latewaves, Give Up, Taylor Tote, My Life on Film and Stay Loud
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Apache Chief with Cassidi Royce, Shakenbake, Ben Hostyle, Aspect, Penpal and K-One
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Fuzzy Park Duo
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Nanticoke: Flaxy Morgan
New Penny, 1827 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Talon Co., Last Call Romeo, Bloodeagle, WethePeople, Inner Temple and the Greater Victory
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Soul Shakers
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Byrd Pressley Band and comic Quentin Heggs
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: DJ Chris and comics Brad Lowery, Megan Hanley and Shawn Cornelius
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Kung Fu
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: Madd Kat, Erich and Tyler Music Co., Bright Shiny Objects, Bear in the Woods, Jump the Train and Last Chance
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Naomi
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Almost Honest, Moral Code, Traverse the Abyss, the Aegean, Doubting Thomas and Three Imaginary Boys
Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Shannon Marsyada, Joe Cigan and Adam Bailey
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Pat Godwin and Irwin Loring

Saturday, Sept. 16
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Joe & Roger
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Static in the Attic
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Patrick McGlynn, Zayre Mountain, White Planes, Riffmatik, Jordan Ramirez and Pity Party
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Euphoria
Benny’s Sports Bar, 1216 Main St., Peckville: FullCircle
The Bog, 341 Adams Ave., Scranton: Old Charades, Fiddy Shades, Black Hole Heart, Christopher Beggars, Rosary Guild and Coal Miner Canary
Bongo Roadhouse, 2136 Lake Ariel Highway, Lake Ariel: Sheila Mark Duo
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Bandana Brothers
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: That ’90s Band
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: DJ Trex, Somethin’ Else and comic Shawn Cornelius
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Dale’s Jukebox
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Leighann & Company
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Anthony Natiello
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: TheOfficialOD, the Charming Beards, Facing the Giants, Kali Ma, the Cryptid, uMan Era and Sucker/Candi Vee
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Joe Burke, Kevlar, E57, Lucas Hex, Vicious, Mercy Gang and Men-ji
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: D-West, Broke Royals, Elephants Dancing, Vine Street, Utopix, DJ Cryptic and Nsilo
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Good To Go Duo
New Penny, 1827 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Roberto Santoro, Rob Palmitessa, Chester Avenue, Plaid the Inhaler, Kore Rozzik, Pave the Way and Walau-eh
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Flirtin’ with Yesterday
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Lion and Tiger and comic Steve Shaffer
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: Excsollence and Quentin Heggs
R Place, 482 Hamlin Highway, Hamlin: Dashboard Mary
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Mind Choir, Spur, Under the Clothesline
Sidney’s Lounge, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Paul Moran and friends
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Chatter
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Queens Over Kings, Bryan Banks, Nowhere Slow, Blind Choice, Just Blush, Anytime Soon and Sonny on the Causeway
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Toothless, Defy the Tide, Red Hymns, the Hill You Die On, Behind the Grey, Rahway and Bear in the Woods
Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: The Crossroads Duo, Riley Loftus, Katie Evans and LittleStarRun
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Pat Godwin and Irwin Loring

Sunday, Sept. 17
Bongo Roadhouse, 2136 Lake Ariel Highway, Lake Ariel: Bill and Donna Arnold
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Paul LaQuintano
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Open mic night with Tim Beckage
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Luna Soltera X Silhouette Lies

Monday, Sept. 18
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Poor Richard
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, Sept. 19
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Acoustic Night
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: Ray Nemitz

Wednesday, Sept. 20
Bazil, 1101 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Marko Marcinko Jazz Trio
The Crimson Lion Hookah Lounge, 37 E. South St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Open mic
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Open mic with J.R. Huffsmith
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
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
Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Trivia Night

Keep on trucking – Driver cooks up different career with new set of wheels

Keep on trucking – Driver cooks up different career with new set of wheels

It all started with a hot dog stand on Public Square.
Floyd “Snook” Austin sold all-beef hot dogs on the square almost 10 years ago before he had to stop because of his job as a tractor-trailer driver.
“It was hard to find dependable people,” Austin said. “I was there for two to three summers, but I was on the road a lot.” 
Snook drove a tractor-trailer for the last 16 years, but after trouble with a herniated disk in his back and three surgeries, he decided to go back to where he started: a food truck.
Now, customers can find him manning Snook’s Wings & Things near Northampton and South Main streets in Wilkes-Barre or at Avoca Farmer’s Market on Wednesday afternoons.
“I established this truck at the end of May, beginning of June 2017,” Austin said. “I got four screws in my back during my third surgery only a year ago. This is still hard to do with my back, but I enjoy it.”
At first, Austin thought he should go back to grilling up hot dogs, but one day he and his physical therapist were joking around about a pig on a food truck. They realized they might actually be on to something if Austin used his nickname for a food truck and kept it simple by telling customers just what they would get: “wings and things.”
“Snook is my name. All my family and fiends call me it,” he said. “Down to my grandmother who is 100, (everyone) calls me ‘Snook.’”
The truck’s best-seller at the moment is the chicken cheesesteak with onions and peppers. He sold mostly chicken wings in his first couple months of cooking, but now customers find other favorites on the menu. 
“Hot wings are still a popular item, but a lot of customers get hamburgers or the chicken cheesesteak too,” he said.
The prices range from $1 for water to $9.50 for a dozen wings. Customers can get wings with barbecue, mild, hot and garlic Parmesan sauce.
It is “just Snook” who works the truck, Austin explained, although his son, Jordan, occasionally helps. His children are the main reason he could open a food truck featuring his cooking.
“I am a single parent,” he said. “A parent of four kids — that’s how I learned to cook more than I already knew how.”
Austin takes pride in the simplicity and quality of his food. He cooks everything to order so he doesn’t have to throw away any wasted food at the end of the day. He urges customers to order ahead by calling 570-793-1472 and then pick up their food.
“The people have been great, even on the bad days,” Austin said. “The people make it worth it.” 

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Snook’s Wings & Things
Address: Food truck usually found near South Main and Northampton streets, Wilkes-Barre
Phone: 570-793-1472
Established: June 2017
Owner: Floyd “Snook” Austin
Cuisine: Wings, burgers, cheesesteaks, meatballs and fries
Online: www.facebook.com/SnooksWingsandThings

–Samantha Stanich

SUZE Delivers Funky Sound around Region

SUZE Delivers Funky Sound around Region

Kingston quartet SUZE blends jazz, funk rhythms and vintage blues rock and roll to create the unique sound it delivers across the region.
The band was founded in the summer of 2007, and though the lineup has changed since then, founding member Adam McKinley and guitarist Adam Gabriel, along with rhythm-section members Jason Stefanski and Brian Gildea, have continued to share their “vision and music” with Northeast Pennsylvania.

Q: How did you get involved in music?
Brian Gildea: I didn’t really get serious until college when I picked up the electric bass. I immediately fell in love with making music and feel incredibly lucky that it came into my life.
Adam McKinley: I was 19 when I first picked up the guitar and spent years trying to teach myself, and I currently have been taking piano lessons for almost seven years.
Jay Stefanski: Once I was about 11 years old I convinced my parents to get me a kit, and the rest is history. God bless their eardrums during that first year or so.

Q: What do you remember about the first time you performed in public?
BG: I had been playing bass for about a month, so I had almost zero technique on the instrument. It was a show in a screamo band at Cafe Metro. I was never really into that kind of music, but it didn’t really matter. I was just happy to be playing music at all.
AM: My first real gig was actually what led to the formation of the band, but a year or so before that my friends convinced me to do open mic night at the Jazz Cafe, and I was terrified. I had only been playing guitar for a about a year at that point. Needless to say I relied heavily on my voice that night.
AG: My first few piano recitals were absolutely nerve wracking. I was around the 11- to 13-year-old range when I did those. My last one I vividly remember because I blanked halfway through the piece. I guess that’s the very first time I performed improv. I eventually got through the rest.

Q: How did you guys come up with your name?
AM: The name started off as a something of an inside joke within my group of friends. It was a way to call someone “lame.” It was a word that was thrown around so much that we kind of just thought it would be temporary, but it really seemed to resonate in an odd way.

Q: How did you meet?
BG: I met Adam G. and Jay when we were playing in a soul cover band called Soul Shadows. We got along really well and liked each other’s playing, so when SUZE needed a bassist, I got the call.
AM: Adam and I had known each other a little in our college years, and when our original guitarist left the band he reached out to take over. I had been a big fan of Jay’s band Woody Brown’s Project when we started on the scene and were floating in similar circles. Brian actually sat in with us at a Halloween show a few years ago, and I didn’t even realize it until his name popped up in conversations about continuing the band and finding a new bassist.
AG: SUZE was already a band for a couple years when I heard they were in need of a new guitarist. I had partied with the boys from time to time and figured I’d reach out to them.

Q: What is the process like for writing your music?
BG: Usually Adam M. sketches out some parts or a whole song. Then he’ll bring them in and let us add our own interpretation of the original idea. The end result is a little bit of each of us.
AM: I typically come up with something on the guitar (or in rare cases the piano), and the mood of whatever that may sound like dictates what I write about. I tend to tackle subjects that aren’t always that common, lyrically speaking. It’s mostly something I find to be an interesting story or concept to talk about. There are times where I fully form the songs before bringing them in but most times they are sketches and we come together to flesh out the ideas.
AG: We typically start with a skeleton song/idea. From there we just hash it out as a full band until we like what we hear. It’s a nice democratic process.

Q: How have you changed as a musician over the years?
BG: I’ve gotten better at supporting other musicians. When I first started, I would just play whatever weird stuff popped into my head, without hearing how it sounded with the band. These days I focus more and more on listening and really thinking “does this fit”?
AM: I personally have grown so much. I started off as someone who only knew basic chords and worked to become a better lead player, even though that isn’t my main role.
AG: I listen way more while I play. It is something I’m constantly working on. That, and trying to convey more with less. That I could still use some work on.

Q: What are some of your favorite memories as a musician?
BG: My favorite memories revolve around (the) writing process. There’s no better feeling in the world than when you stumble onto a great song and start unearthing all these cool aspects of it.
AM: My favorite moments almost always happen in a live setting, whether it be in rehearsal or at a show. We like to leave a little room for spontaneity and improvisation, which leads to different moments in the same songs each time we play them. Writing and recording are also very exciting when you get to see an idea that goes from a notebook and turns into a tangible product.
AG: I’ve been lucky enough to call all my fellow band mates friends (both past and present). Every time I’m on stage with them is a favorite memory.

Q: How has the NEPA music scene changed over the years?
AM: The scene has changed so much in the 10 years I’ve been around. Almost all of the bands that existed when we first started are no longer around. The musicians are, but the bands don’t always last. I’m very proud of that. I value loyalty and continuity, so the fact that we’ve been able to somehow make this last means the world to me. There is so much talent it almost feels as if this area is bursting at the seams, but the venues and crowds have grown thinner over the years.
AG: I have drifted through a couple of different scenes throughout the years, so I’m not sure long-term how anything has changed. All I can say is there’s always been a lot of talent.
JS: It’s struggling lately. There’s lots of talent in our area, but it seems the live scene has been dying out over the last few years. Oh, and we need way more horn players around here.

Q: Who has influenced you over the years?
BG: Duke Ellington, Primus, Tool, Soul Coughing, Nine Inch Nails, Chiptune music, John Paul Jones, James Jamerson and all the musicians that I’ve ever played with.
AM: Honestly, I’m mostly influenced by the other musicians in this area. The people that continue to do it are the ones that push me to want to continue making music for anyone who will listen. Also, Jack White is my hero.
AG: Tom Morello, John Scofield, Frank Zappa (and) Trey Anastasio, to name four out of about a few hundred.

Q: What is the biggest challenge?
BG: Figuring out what our path looks like to getting more people to hear our music.
AM: The biggest challenge is to push forward even when it feels as though a lot of people don’t care. It’s always difficult to take the next step and constantly adapt to the temperature of the scene. But that’s also what keeps it interesting, and it’s why we do it.
AG: Cloning our fan base.
JS: Staying inspired every day.

Q: What are your future goals for the band?
BG: Firstly, we need to record. We have a ton of new stuff that no one has heard yet outside of shows. After that, I’d like to start playing some festivals with other bands in our genre and also look into finding management for the band.
AM: The goal has always been to figure out a way to make a living doing what we love.

—Samantha Stanich

Fab 5 – September 7, 2017

Fab 5 – September 7, 2017

1. Craft beer festival
Guests can sample food and drink from seven breweries and 10 eateries from across Northeast Pennsylvania at the Cooperage on Tap, an inaugural craft beer festival set for Saturday, Sept. 9. 
The 21-and-older festival runs from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Cooperage, 1030 N. Main St., Honesdale, and raises money for the Cooperage Project. Participating breweries include Here & Now Brewing Co., Irving Cliff Brewery, Iron Hart Brewing, Jam Room Brewing Co., Second District Brewing Co., Shrewd Fox Brewery and Wallenpaupack Brewing Co. Guests can grab food from Alley Whey Eatery, Anthill Farm Kitchen, Branko’s Patisserie du Jour, Calkins Creamery, Dyberry Forks, Here & Now, Hop Barons, Irving Cliff, Moka Origins, Wallenpaupack Brewing and Willow River Gallery & Cafe, while Black and Brass Coffee Roasting Co. and Loose Leaf Pages will serve drinks.
Tickets are $35 for tasters and $25 for non-tasters, available at eventsprout.com. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

2. NEPA Yoga Festival
Montage Mountain hosts the Northeastern Pennsylvania Fall Yoga Festival on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. With events ranging from yoga workshops, meditation, open waterpark and even a yoga with dogs class, the festival aims to cleanse participants’ bodies of negativity and help them attain the best versions of themselves.
Presented by Nearme Yoga and Chelsea
Manganaro, the festival also includes numerous vendors, live music, motivational speakers and kid-friendly events.
Visit nepayogafestival.com for more information and tickets.

3. Nicholson Bridge Day
Nicholson Bridge Day commemorates the 102nd anniversary of its namesake bridge, aka the Tunkhannock Viaduct, on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event on Nicholson’s Main Street begins with a flag salute and national anthem at 9 a.m. and continues with a talent show, bands, carriage rides, face painting, raffles and a chicken barbecue. More than 60 food, craft, antiques and other vendors will line the road, and children can learn about fire safety at the Fire Hall. Nicholson Women’s Club organizes the event. For more information, call 570-942-6747 or 570-942-4191.

4. Anthra-Sight Art

Denis Yanashot’s sculpture exhibit “Anthra-Sight,” which focuses on Northeast Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal industry, opens Friday, Sept. 8, in University of Scranton’s Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall, Linden Street and Jefferson Avenue. A gallery lecture hosted by the artist takes place in Hyland Hall Room 228 from 5 to 6 p.m. followed by the public reception in the gallery on the fourth floor from 6 to 8. 
Yanashot, a Scranton native, grew up near an abandoned processing center for anthracite coal, and he combines antique tools with materials found near the site, including coal silt and scrap metal, to create a visual narrative of the region’s industrial past. The exhibit will remain on display through Friday, Oct. 6. For more information, visit scranton.edu/academics/hope-horn-gallery.

5. Andrew Dice Clay
Comedian Andrew Dice Clay takes the stage at Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono on Friday, Sept. 8. The 21-and-older show starts at 8 p.m. in Gypsies Lounge.
Known for his brash and even controversial act, the 59-year-old rose to fame in the late 1980s and saw several of his comedy CDs reach gold and platinum status through the years. Clay’s shows have sold out Madison Square Garden, and he has starred in such shows as “Entourage” and “Vinyl” and films including “Blue Jasmine.” Tickets are $65 and $55. Visit mountairycasino.com for more details. 

Concerts – September 7, 2017

Concerts – September 7, 2017

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
Shining Star — Earth, Wind and Fire tribute, Saturday, Sept. 23
Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, Wednesday, Sept. 27
Matthew West, Saturday, Sept. 30
Fozzy, Wednesday, Oct. 4
Linda Eder, Friday, Oct. 6
Joe Nardone Presents: A Doo Wop Celebration, Saturday, Oct. 14
Up Close with Roy Firestone, Friday, Oct. 20
Penn State’s Premiere Jazz Ensemble, Thursday, Oct. 26
Arlo Guthrie, Friday, Oct. 27
The Fab Faux, Saturday, Oct. 28

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets: 877-682-4791
Andrew Dice Clay, Friday, Sept. 8 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Artie Lange, Saturday, Sept. 16 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
DJ Pauly D, Saturday, Sept. 16 (Wet Nightclub)
The Midtown Men, Friday, Sept. 29 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
The Stylistics, Saturday, Oct. 7 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Trinidad James, Saturday, Oct. 14 (Wet Nightclub)
Eddie Griffin, Saturday, Oct. 21 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Brian McKnight, Friday, Oct. 27 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
The Manhattan Transfer, Friday, Nov. 3 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Foghat, Saturday, Dec. 16 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
The Amish Outlaws, Saturday, Dec. 30 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Quiet Riot with Black N’ Blue, Thursday, Sept. 7
Tyler Farr, Friday, Sept. 8
Montgomery Gentry, Friday, Sept. 15
Rick Springfield, Thursday, Sept. 21
The Charlie Daniels Band, Friday, Sept. 22
Ana Popovic, Saturday, Sept. 23
Jim Breuer, Friday, Sept. 29
Mike Albert and The Big E Band — Elvis tribute, Tuesday, Oct. 3
Islands in the Stream: An Afternoon with Dolly and Kenny, Wednesday, Oct. 4, and Thursday, Oct. 5
Clint Black, Friday, Oct. 6

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
MiZ, Friday, Sept. 8
Kung Fu — Extreme Funk, Friday, Sept. 15
Mind Choir, Spur, Under the Clothesline, Saturday, Sept. 16
Still Hand String Band, Friday, Sept. 22
Steal Your Peach, Saturday, Sept. 23
The John Kadlecik Band, Sunday, Sept. 24
Scott Sharrard, Friday, Sept. 29
Solar Federation — Rush tribute, Saturday, Sept. 30
Marbin, Sunday, Oct. 1
Terry Lee Goffee: The Greatest Johnny Cash, Friday, Oct. 6

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
Garden Grove Festival featuring Badfish, Saturday, Sept. 9
Graham Nash, Thursday, Sept. 21
David Bromberg, Friday Sept. 22
Secondhand Serenade, Thursday, Oct. 5
Stroudsburg Unplugged featuring R.D. King, Saturday, Oct. 7
Blackmore’s Night, Saturday, Oct. 7
Theory of a Deadman, Friday, Oct. 13
Air Supply, Saturday, Oct. 14
I Prevail presents Rage on the Stage Tour, Saturday, Oct. 28
Last in Line, Friday, Nov. 3

The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
Picture This, Friday, Sept. 8
Dan Croll, Saturday, Sept. 9
Casey Donahew, Sunday, Sept. 10
2 Chainz, Sunday, Sept. 10
John Mark McMillian, Thursday, Sept. 14
Bastille Wild, Wild, Wild World Tour, Thursday Sept. 14
Gabrielle Aplin, Saturday, Sept. 16
Foster the People, Monday, Sept. 18
Mutemath, Tuesday, Sept. 19
Company of Thieves, Tuesday, Sept. 19

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Danzig, Friday, Sept. 8
UB40 Legends Ali, Astro and Mickey, Saturday, Sept. 9
Post Malone, Friday, Sept. 15
Project Pabst Citywide Festival, Saturday, Sept. 16
Alison Wonderland, Friday, Sept. 22
Young M.A., Saturday, Sept. 23
Rezz, Friday, Sept. 29
Two Door Cinema Club, Saturday, Sept. 30
The Kooks, Tuesday, Oct. 3
The Script, Wednesday, Oct. 4

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Lady Gaga, Sunday, Sept. 10, and Monday, Sept. 11
Barry Manilow, Friday, Sept. 15
The Weeknd with Gucci Mane and Nav, Saturday, Sept. 16
Arcade Fire, Sunday, Sept. 17
Halsey, Saturday, Oct. 7
Guns N’ Roses, Sunday, Oct. 8
Bruno Mars, Tuesday, Oct. 10
Katy Perry, Thursday, Oct. 12
Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull, Friday, Oct. 13
Fall Out Boy, Sunday, Oct. 29

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York
Tickets: 866-781-2922
An Evening of Chamber Music with the Manhattan Chamber Players, Thursday, Sept. 14
Scott Samuelson and Jeanne MacDonald: Old Friends, Saturday, Sept. 16
Graham Nash, Sunday, Sept. 24
Cabaret Night with Borislav Strulev and Friends, Thursday, Sept. 28
Electrifying Evening with ZOFO, Thursday, Oct. 19
John Sebastian, Saturday, Oct. 21
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Saturday, Nov. 4
Los Lonely Boys, Sunday, Nov. 5

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Eric Clapton, Thursday, Sept. 7, and Friday, Sept. 8
Bryson Tiller, Friday, Sept. 8, and Saturday, Sept. 9
Depeche Mode with Warpaint, Saturday, Sept. 9, and Monday, Sept. 11
Arcade Fire, Tuesday, Sept. 12
Sam Hunt, Thursday, Sept. 14
Paul McCartney, Friday, Sept. 15, and Sunday, Sept. 17
Scorpions, Saturday, Sept. 16
Bruno Mars, Friday, Sept. 22, and Saturday, Sept. 23
Billy Joel, Saturday, Sept. 30
Katy Perry, Monday, Oct. 2, and Tuesday, Oct. 3

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
Adam Ant, Wednesday, Sept. 13
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Thursday, Sept. 14
The Gipsy Kings, Friday, Sept. 15
The Mavericks, Saturday, Sept. 16
Joe Bonamassa, Wednesday, Sept. 20; Thursday, Sept. 21; and Saturday, Sept. 23
Jerry Seinfeld, Friday, Sept. 22
Seu Jorge Presents: The Life Aquatic — Tribute To David Bowie, Wednesday, Sept. 27
Jim Gaffigan, Thursday, Sept. 28, through Saturday, Sept. 30
Kevin James, Saturday, Oct. 28, and Sunday, Oct. 29
Ludovico Einaudi, Monday, Oct. 30
Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, Wednesday, Nov. 1

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets: 610-332-1300
Classic Stones Live, Friday, Sept. 8
Henry Rollins, Sunday, Sept. 10
The Weight Band, Thursday, Sept. 14
Ben Bailey, Friday, Sept. 15
Box of Rain — Essential Grateful Dead of ’68-’74, Friday, Sept. 15
Dana Fuchs, Saturday, Sept. 23
Rob Schneider, Thursday, Oct. 5
Craig Thatcherband, Friday, Oct. 6
Tom Green, Sunday, Oct. 22
TUSK — the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute, Friday, Nov. 10

Clubs – September 7, 2017

Clubs – September 7, 2017

Thursday, Sept. 7
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
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
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke
North Slope Brewing Co., 33 Tunkhannock Highway, Dallas: The Dishonest Fiddlers
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: London Force Duo

Friday, Sept. 8
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Sperazza Duo
American Legion Post 781, 1550 Henry Drive, Mountain Top: Big Carl and Sundance
The Beaumont Inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Dymond and Cutter
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Justin Drevich Band
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Flirtin’ With Yesterday
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Kira & Carmen
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: DJ Mike Phillips and comics Peter Bales, Corey Hunter and J.J. Ramirez
Damien’s on the Lake, 31 Lakeside Drive, Harveys Lake: Strawberry Jam
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Adam Bailey
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Jeanne Zano
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Mr. Acoustic
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Shelly’s Underground
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Dashboard Mary
Kildare’s, 119 Jefferson Ave., Scranton: Jimmy Farrell
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Seize Fire
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Nanticoke: 40LB Head
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Tribes
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Byrd Pressley Band and comic John Knight
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: DJ Chris and comics Pat O’Donnell, Coleman Green and Mike Burton
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: MIZ
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: Neil Nicastro and Anytime Soon
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Naomi
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: The Wanabees
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: The Sellout Soundtrack
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Joey Vega and Joe Bublewicz

Saturday, Sept. 9
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Riley Loftus
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Aim & Fire
American Grill, 1320 Wyoming Ave., Exeter: No Vacancy
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: No Memories
Benny’s Sports Bar, 1216 Main St., Peckville: Dashboard Mary
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: The Third Nut
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: Somethin’ Else, DJ Trex and comic John Knight
Crotti’s on Ash, 1431 Ash St., Scranton: Rich Vos
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Exit Sixx
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Highwaymen tribute with Whiskey ‘N Woods
Harry’s Bar, 302 Penn Ave., Scranton: DHD
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Duffy’s Cut, Heart Out, Mongols and Pleasure Kills
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Back to the ’80s Comedy Show and Dance Party
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: 50 Days To Halloween Costume Party
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: 30 Pack Lite
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Keet
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Lima Bean Riot and comic Mike Burton
Parker House Tavern, Skin-n-Bones with D-West
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: Ernie G Band and comic J.J. Ramirez
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Bosco & the Storm
Terra Preta Restaurant, 222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Pop Up Dance Party
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Buzz and Flatland Ruckus
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Nowhere Slow
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Joey Vega and Joe Bublewicz

Sunday, Sept. 10
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 State Route 93, Berwick: Empire in Decline
Indian Lake Spirits, 9933 Bear Creek Blvd., Bear Creek Twp.: Chuck Paul
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Open mic night with Tim Beckage
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, Sept. 11
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, Sept. 12
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Acoustic Night
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Streamside Karaoke
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Breathing Easy Duo

Wednesday, Sept. 13
Bazil, 1101 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Marko Marcinko Jazz Trio
The Crimson Lion Hookah Lounge, 37 E. South St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Open mic
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Open mic with J.R. Huffsmith
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: 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: Jim Carro
Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Trivia Night

Eat up: La Festa Italiana serves fun with flavor

Eat up: La Festa Italiana serves fun with flavor

Mangia, mangia — La Festa Italiana is back.
Returning for its 42nd year, the festival takes over Lackawanna County Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton from Friday, Sept. 1, through Monday, Sept. 4. This year brings back old favorites and adds some new aspects, making for so much to do in so little time, said Chris DiMattio, volunteer president and chairman.
“Where else could you come down to Scranton and literally not have to spend a dollar?” DiMattio said. “There is a little of everything for everybody.”

Food
Roughly 80 vendors offer a variety of dishes and desserts from Italy and beyond, ranging from pasta, pizza and cannoli to Polish sausage to Greek delicacies. Favorites such as UNICO National’s porketta sandwiches and Diana’s Pizza, a vendor since the festival’s founding, return along with other hometown favorites, DiMattio said.

Farmer’s market
Back for its second year, John’s Corn brings its fresh fruits and vegetables grown on its farm in Ransom Twp. Evonne Buranich, the farm’s owner and operator, looks forward to selling peaches, tomatoes, Italian beans, prunes and other crops as well as toasted tomato sandwiches.
“We’re excited to have a little bit of everything we do here (at the festival),” Buranich said.

Music and entertainment
This year’s entertainment features celebrations of two anniversaries. Paul LaBelle and the Exact Change Band commemorates 50 years together with the opening performance on Friday at 5 p.m., and Dean Martin impersonator Andy DiMino of Las Vegas performs Sunday at 6 p.m. in honor of Martin’s 100th birthday.
DiMattio believes La Festa offers music for everyone, whether it is an old-fashioned vocal harmony group such as the Cameos or more of a millennia band like Blush. The main stage will be in its traditional spot near the corner of N. Washington Avenue on Linden Street.

For the family
La Festa, which does not allow alcohol, offers lots of family-friendly activities, too.
Kids can check out the bounce house and marionette, magician and juggler performances. Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre performances will be at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday on the Linden Street Stage, and Damien the Magician will perform throughout Monday. Juggler Robert Smith will entertain on the square Monday, too.
On Saturday at 10 a.m., the sixth annual James R. Minicozzi Memorial 5K Run/1-Mile Walk steps off. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at North Washington Avenue and Linden Street. For more information or to sign up, visit lafestaitaliana.org or runsignup.com.

Mass
Continuing a tradition, Mass will be celebrated in Italian at the Cathedral of St. Peter, 315 Wyoming Ave., on Sunday at 10 a.m. Scranton native Bishop Robert Morlino of the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, will celebrate.

Other activities

La Festa patrons round out the weekend with a few other activities taking place downtown.
Fight4Vets: Street Fight, an amateur boxing event, takes place outside Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, 100 block of Adams Avenue, at 7 p.m. The event will have 412 fixed seats plus 500 general admission spots. In the event of rain, the card moves to a ballroom inside the Hilton.
Tickets start at $25 and are available for purchase at Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave.; Weston Fieldhouse, 982 Providence Road, Scranton; Dooley’s Pub & Eatery, 120 Oak St., Old Forge; and Morgan’z Pub & Eatery, 315 Green Ridge St., Scranton.
On Saturday and Sunday, Steamtown National Historic Site holds its annual Railfest, presenting special railroad equipment displays, music, special shop demonstrations and other activities.
Free bus shuttles will run among Railfest, La Festa and the Scranton Iron Furnaces, 159 Cedar Ave., during operating hours.

Street closures and parking
Three parking garages close to the festival will have a special weekend parking rate of $5 per day for La Festa patrons.
The festival will affect traffic surrounding Courthouse Square on Friday, Sunday and Monday, Sept. 1, 3 and 4. Staring Friday at 4 p.m., North Washington Avenue will be closed from Mulberry Street to Spruce Street, Spruce Street will be closed from Jefferson Avenue to North Washington Avenue, and the 500 block of Linden Street will be closed. The 400 block of Linden Street will be open to allow people access to the parking garage and also be available for people with disabilities to be dropped off. One lane of Adams Avenue will be open to traffic.

A special traffic pattern will take effect Saturday, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m. Adams Avenue from Center Street to Spruce Street will be blocked off for the Street Fight. Those staying at Hilton Scranton and Conference Center will be able to go in and out. Parking garage entrances will remain open. Normal festival traffic patterns will resume Sunday.

Weather
As of press time, forecasts predict a high of 66 degrees and sun on Friday, a high of 71 degrees and mostly sunny Saturday, a high of 79 degrees and scattered showers Sunday and a high of 74 degrees and partly cloudy Monday, according to accuweather.com.

For more information, visit http://lafestaitaliana.org/

By Paul Capoccia

Fab 5 – August 31, 2017

Fab 5 – August 31, 2017

1. Disco Snow White
United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania Youth Department presents a free performance of “Disco Snow White” on Thursday, Aug. 31, at
6 p.m. at Oppenheim Center for the Arts, 1004 Jackson St., Scranton,
Under the direction of Philadelphia-based REV Theater Company’s artistic directors, the summer camp participants ages 5 to 17 perform the classic fairy tale with a disco musical theme. This production takes place during the 10th year of collaboration between UNC and REV for this summer camp.
For more information, call 570-961-1592, ext. 105. 

2. Pink Pub Run 
Scranton Running Co.’s next group run benefits local breast cancer programs and research.
The Pink Pub Run takes place Thursday, Aug. 31, and steps off at the store, 3 W. Olive St., Scranton, at 6 p.m. The run then swings by Andy Gavin’s Eatery & Pub, 1392 N. Washington Ave., and Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., before returning to Scranton Running Co. for food, drinks and raffles.
The run is open to ages 21 and older and costs $15. Runners are encouraged to wear pink and can register starting at 5 p.m. Visit the event’s Facebook page for details.

3. Cornstock Folk Festival
The fifth annual Cornstock Folk Festival takes place Friday, Sept. 1, through Sunday, Sept. 3, at Lazy Brook Park, Route 6, Tunkhannock.
Tickets for one day only start at $20. Ages 16 and younger are free. Gates open at 9 a.m. on Friday, and checkout is 8 p.m. on Sunday. 
The weekend celebration of roots music includes stage shows, workshops, camping, kids’ activities, food vendors, yoga and more. Musical acts include Roy Williams’ newest project, Brother Roy, a tribute to the great rock and roll of yesteryear, and the Grant Gordy Quartet making its debut. Genres include blues, bluegrass, folk, jam and New Orleans brass.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Cornstock Festival.

4. Southern Rock Festival
The sixth annual Southern Rock Festival takes place over Labor Day weekend at Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts’ three Poconos sites.
Admission is included with booking a stay at any of the couples-only resorts where the shows will take place: Cove Haven, Lakeville; Pocono Palace, East Stroudsburg; and Paradise Stream, Mount Pocono. The festival runs from Friday, Sept. 1, through Monday, Sept. 4, at Cove Haven and Paradise Stream and from Saturday, Sept. 2, through Monday at Pocono Palace.

The festival features bands including Blues Traveler, Tommy Guns Band and Crazy Hearts along with a pig roast picnic, drink specials and line dancing. Blues Traveler holds the record for most appearances of any artist on the Late Show with David Letterman, and Scranton-based Tommy Guns Band was Atlantic Star Live Entertainment’s 2014 Country Cover Band of the Year.
For more information, visit Southern Rock Festival or call 888-654-9841.

5. Wyoming County Community Fair
Get your fill of food and fun at the Wyoming County Community Fair this weekend.

The annual festival is now open and runs through Monday, Sept. 4, at 9141 Route 6, Meshoppen. Gates are open through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Monday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Vendors open at 11, and rides follow at noon. Country duo Brothers Osborne performs Saturday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m., rain or shine; tickets are $15, $25 and $35, available in advance through the fair website. Guests also can check out music from Grass Roots Revival, various carnival rides, entertainment such as sword swallowers and fire eaters from the World of Wonders, the Wild World of Animals show, wood carver Dennis Beach, truck and tractor pulls, a petting zoo, helicopter rides, contests and more.
Admission is $8 in advance and $10 at the gate. Veterans enter free on Saturday, and seniors 62 and older can get in free Wednesday and Monday. Visit Wyoming County Community Fair for details. 

Clubs – August 31, 2017

Clubs – August 31, 2017

Thursday, Aug. 31
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: R.J. Scouton
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Line dancing with Chris and Darlene
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony 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.: Dustin Drevitch
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke
Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Draw the Line (Aerosmith tribute)
North Slope Brewing Co., 33 Tunkhannock Highway, Dallas: 3IB
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Secret Society Todd and Utopia tribute
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous
Sidney’s Lounge, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Jazz Night with Geri Featherby and John Olcese
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jackson Vee
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Pink Slip Duo

Friday, Sept. 1
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Mike Dougherty
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: First Friday with Naomi Esteras and Black Tie Stereo
ALT 92.1 Radio Theater, fifth floor, The Scranton Times Building, 149 Penn Ave., Scranton: First Friday Live with Alma Mater
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Poor Richard
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Curious Dog Duo
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: 40 lb Head
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Barrel Chested Beer Bellies
Ernie G’s Pub & Eatery, 1022 Main Ave., Avoca: Butch & The Kid
Executive Lounge at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Se Acabo
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Lisa and Jackson Vee
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Strawberry Jam
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Punch Bug Classic Rock
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: The Strange and Unusual World of Tim Burton
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Jack Foley, Robby Walsh
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Paul’s Turn
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: Ken and Bryan and Ron Schoonover
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Naomi
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Mountain Sky Orchestra
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: David Kaye and J.L. Caulvin
World of Brew, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Hindsight

Saturday, Sept. 2
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Dashboard Mary
Ariel View Inn, 1400 Lake Ariel Highway, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy
Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: Q-Ball
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Greg Palmer
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Counting Stars
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Chatter
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Last Call Duo
Indian Lake Spirits, 9933 Bear Creek Blvd., Bear Creek Twp.: 20 lb Head
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Back-to-School Beach party with Tropic Vibes and Elephants Dancing
Minooka Pub, 2934 Birney Ave., Scranton: Aim & Fire
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous, FullCircle
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Clarence Spady Band
Sidney’s Lounge, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Wade Preston
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Coast 2 Coast
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Project ’90s and Bryan Banks
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jigsaw Johnny
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: David Kaye and J.L. Caulvin

Sunday, Sept. 3
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Whiskey Hill Project
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: XpoZure
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Open mic night
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, Sept. 4
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Trivia Night
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Poor Richard
Sabatini’s Bottleshop & Bar, 1901 Wyoming Ave., Exeter: Long Strange Trip
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, Sept. 5
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Acoustic Night, Walau-Eh, Earthmouth and Anthony Jace
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Southside Bandits
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Streamside Karaoke
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Chris Malvizzi

Wednesday, Sept. 6
Bazil, 1101 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Marko Marcinko Jazz Trio
The Crimson Lion Hookah Lounge, 37 E. South St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Open mic
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Open mic with J.R. Huffsmith
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Jami Novak and friends
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: Rare Form Duo
Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Trivia Night

Concerts – August 31, 2017

Concerts – August 31, 2017

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
Shining Star — Earth, Wind and Fire tribute, Saturday, Sept. 23
Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, Wednesday, Sept. 27
Matthew West, Saturday, Sept. 30
Fozzy, Wednesday, Oct. 4
Linda Eder, Friday, Oct. 6
Joe Nardone Presents: A Doo Wop Celebration, Saturday, Oct. 14
Up Close with Roy Firestone, Friday, Oct. 20
Penn State’s Premiere Jazz Ensemble, Thursday, Oct. 26
Arlo Guthrie, Friday, Oct. 27
The Fab Faux, Saturday, Oct. 28

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets: 877-682-4791
Blood, Sweat & Tears, Friday, Sept. 1 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
21 Savage, Saturday, Sept. 3 (Wet Nightclub)
Andrew Dice Clay, Friday, Sept. 8 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Artie Lange, Saturday, Sept. 16 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
DJ Pauly D, Saturday, Sept. 16
The Midtown Men, Friday, Sept. 29 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
The Stylistics, Saturday, Oct. 7
Eddie Griffin, Saturday, Oct. 21
Brian McKnight, Friday, Oct. 27
The Manhattan Transfer, Friday, Nov. 3

The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton
Tickets: 570-961-9000
Luke Bryan and Brett Eldredge, Wednesday, Sept. 6

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Quiet Riot with Black N’ Blue, Thursday, Sept. 7
Tyler Farr, Friday, Sept. 8
Montgomery Gentry, Friday, Sept. 15
Rick Springfield, Thursday, Sept. 21
The Charlie Daniels Band, Friday, Sept. 22
Ana Popovic, Saturday, Sept. 23
Jim Breuer, Friday, Sept. 29
Mike Albert and The Big E Band — Elvis tribute, Tuesday, Oct. 3
Islands in the Stream: An Afternoon with Dolly and Kenny, Wednesday, Oct. 4, and Thursday, Oct. 5
Clint Black, Friday, Oct. 6

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Clarence Spady Band, Saturday, Sept. 2
MiZ, Friday, Sept. 8
Kung Fu — Extreme Funk, Friday, Sept. 15
Mind Choir, Spur, Under the Clothesline, Saturday, Sept. 16
Still Hand String Band, Friday, Sept. 22
Steal Your Peach, Saturday, Sept. 23
Scott Sharrard, Friday, Sept. 29
Solar Federation — Rush tribute, Saturday, Sept. 30
Marbin, Sunday, Oct. 1
Terry Lee Goffee: The Greatest Johnny Cash, Friday, Oct. 6

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
Plumcocks CD release featuring Eternal Boy, Saturday, Sept. 2
In Your Memory, Friday, Sept. 8
Like the River and More, Saturday, Sept. 9
Graham Nash, Thursday, Sept. 21
The Brevet, Friday, Sept. 22
David Bromberg, Friday Sept. 22
Secondhand Serenade, Thursday, Oct. 5
Stroudsburg Unplugged featuring RD King, Saturday, Oct. 7
Blackmore’s Night, Saturday, Oct. 7
Theory of a Deadman, Friday, Oct. 13
Air Supply, Saturday, Oct. 14

The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
Haken with Sithu Aye, Friday, Sept. 1
The Goodfellas — Labor Day Weekend Party, Sunday, Sept. 3
Picture This, Friday, Sept. 8
Dan Croll, Saturday, Sept. 9
Casey Donahew, Sunday, Sept. 10
2 Chainz, Sunday, Sept. 10
John Mark McMillian, Thursday, Sept. 14
Bastille Wild, Wild, Wild World Tour, Thursday Sept. 14
Gabrielle Aplin, Saturday, Sept. 16
Foster the People, Monday, Sept. 18

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Danzig, Friday, Sept. 8
UB40 Legends Ali, Astro and Mickey, Saturday, Sept. 9
Project Pabst Citywide Festival, Saturday, Sept. 16
Alison Wonderland, Friday, Sept. 22
Young M.A., Saturday, Sept. 23
Two Door Cinema Club, Saturday, Sept. 30
The Kooks, Tuesday, Oct. 3
The Script, Wednesday, Oct. 4
Timeflies, Friday, Oct. 6
Galantis, Saturday, Oct. 7

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Lady Gaga, Sunday, Sept. 10, and Monday, Sept. 11
Barry Manilow, Friday, Sept. 15
The Weeknd with Gucci Mane and Nav, Saturday, Sept. 16
Arcade Fire, Sunday, Sept. 17
Halsey, Saturday, Oct. 7
Guns N’ Roses, Sunday, Oct. 8
Bruno Mars, Tuesday, Oct. 10
Katy Perry, Thursday, Oct. 12
Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull, Friday, Oct. 13
Fall Out Boy, Sunday, Oct. 29

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York
Tickets: 866-781-2922
Sting with the Last Bandoleros and Joe Sumner, Friday, Sept. 1
An Evening of Chamber Music with the Manhattan Chamber Players, Thursday, Sept. 14
Scott Samuelson and Jeanne MacDonald: Old Friends, Saturday, Sept. 16
Graham Nash, Sunday, Sept. 24
Cabaret Night with Borislav Strulev and Friends, Thursday, Sept. 28
Electrifying Evening with ZOFO, Thursday, Oct. 19
John Sebastian, Saturday, Oct. 21
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Saturday, Nov. 4
Los Lonely Boys, Sunday, Nov. 5

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Miel San Marcos, Saturday, Sept. 2
Eric Clapton, Thursday, Sept. 7, and Friday, Sept. 8
Depeche Mode with Warpaint, Saturday, Sept. 9, and Monday, Sept. 11
Arcade Fire, Tuesday, Sept. 12
Sam Hunt, Thursday, Sept. 14
Paul McCartney, Friday, Sept. 15, and Sunday, Sept. 17
Scorpions, Saturday, Sept. 16
Bruno Mars, Friday, Sept. 22, and Saturday, Sept. 23
Billy Joel, Saturday, Sept. 30
Katy Perry, Monday, Oct. 2, and Tuesday, Oct. 3

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
Adam Ant, Wednesday, Sept. 13
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Thursday, Sept. 14
The Gipsy Kings, Friday, Sept. 15
The Mavericks, Saturday, Sept. 16
Joe Bonamassa, Wednesday, Sept. 20; Thursday, Sept. 21; and Saturday, Sept. 23
Jerry Seinfeld, Friday, Sept. 22
Seu Jorge Presents: The Life Aquatic — Tribute To David Bowie, Wednesday, Sept. 27
Jim Gaffigan, Thursday, Sept. 28, through Saturday, Sept. 30
Kevin James, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28 and 29
Ludovico Einaudi, Monday, Oct. 30
Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, Wednesday, Nov. 1

SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Tickets: 610-332-1300
Old Dominion, Sunday, Aug. 27
The Mavericks, Thursday, Aug. 31
Classic Stones Live, Friday, Sept. 8
Henry Rollins, Sunday, Sept. 10
The Weight Band, Thursday, Sept. 14
Ben Bailey, Friday, Sept. 15
Box of Rain — Essential Grateful Dead of ’68-’74, Friday, Sept. 15
Dana Fuchs, Saturday, Sept. 23
Rob Schneider, Thursday, Oct. 5
Criag Thatcherband, Friday, Oct. 6

Lifelong love of music drives folk rocker forward

Lifelong love of music drives folk rocker forward

Katie Hearity, better known as k8, can’t remember her life without music.
“Born making music,” as she described it, Hearity has always strummed the guitar, played the piano or sang “into anything that remotely resembled a microphone.” Today, the singer/songwriter has only begun to make her musical mark on Northeast Pennsylvania and wants everyone to hear her voice. And as her song “Shadows and Smoke” goes, “in the dark in the corner, if you listen real close, you might hear the sound of a song.”

Q: What do you remember about the first time you performed in public?
A: I sang a solo in “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” when I was 6 or 7, I think. I loved it and wanted more but was also kind of shy and awkward about it at first. Even so, I knew it was what I was meant to do in life.

Q: How did you come up with your band name?
A: I was just a kid when I figured out that “Kate” could be “k8.” I was playing one of my favorite Nintendo games at the time, “Skate or Die!,” and I saw some graffiti on one of the walls that said “sk8.” I dropped the “s,” and the rest is history. I still get a lot of people calling me “kay-eight” or “k dash eight,” but everyone gets it when it’s on a license plate. It’s just Kate.

Q: What is the process like for writing your music?
A: For me, every song kind of has its own process. Sometimes I have an idea for the concept of the song first; sometimes I have one lyric that I really like and then build on it from there. Other times, I have the vocal line first. There are parts of the process that are always the same, too. For example, once I have a line or two written, I run through them on repeat until I work out the next line, and the line after that, and so forth.

Q: How have you changed as a musician over the years?
A: I like to think I’m a much better songwriter after all this time and experience. Most importantly, though, I’ve learned how lucky I am to get to make music, and I’m finally having fun with it again. Early on in my career, I found myself always chasing the approval of others — managers, lawyers, record labels, clubs. That can really muddy the water over time and make you forget the reason you started playing in the first place. I do it now because I love it, because it’s my true purpose in life. Having that perspective is everything. When the crowd can sense you love what you’re doing, they will love what you’re doing too. It’s contagious.

Q: What are some of your favorite memories as a musician?
A: I may have too many to fit in this interview. Some highlights include the time I played the keyboards in Clove; the Concert for Karen/Concert for a Cause events; the release party for my first record, “Something Out of Nothing,” in 2004; hearing those songs on the radio for the first time; recording the Days Inn jingle with Bret Alexander and Paul Smith at Saturation Acres; and, most recently, opening for Angaleena Presley at the Kirby Center.

Q: How has the NEPA music scene changed over the years?
A: There have been a lot of changes. I might be dating myself here, but I remember when every club had a stage, sound and light system and a house sound technician. Back then, when you went to a club (or) to see a band play in NEPA, it was like going to a full-blown concert. It seems like a lot of that has faded out in favor of the DJ or acoustic solo/duo projects. There’s still a ton of talent in this area. There are great musicians, singers, songwriters, bands, producers, studios. We still have it all — we just need the people to keep coming out and supporting it.

Q: Who has influenced you over the years?

A: Very early on, I remember country music such as Elvis, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Barbra Mandrell, then, as most ’80s kids did, I slid over to pop music like Michael Jackson, Debbie Gibson and, later, Mariah Carey. When I went to college, I really got into more singer/songwriter, folk rock stuff. The Indigo Girls are undoubtedly one of my biggest influences. A lot of people tell me they can hear it in my music. I really love Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile, Haim and Clare Bowen right now, too. I listen to a lot of different stuff, but anything with a good hook usually does it for me.

Q: What is the biggest challenge you have to face?
A: I think my biggest challenge is maintaining the business side of being a musician. Of course, I’d much rather be writing or performing all the time, but you have to book shows and studio dates, update your website, try to stay relevant in social media and track all of your income/expenses for taxes. The business stuff can be a lot.

Q: What are your future goals for music?
A: At this point in my career, I want to continue performing and really hone in on my songwriting. I’d love to write a song that got picked up by a major artist somewhere along the way. That would be pretty cool. For me, my very favorite thing has always been the songwriting.

–by Samantha Stanich

Concerts – August 24, 2017

Concerts – August 24, 2017

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
Donnie and Marie Osmond, Thursday, Aug. 24
Greta Van Fleet, Friday, Aug. 25
Il Divo, Wednesday, Aug. 30
Shining Star — Earth, Wind and Fire tribute, Saturday, Sept. 23
Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, Wednesday, Sept. 27
Matthew West, Saturday, Sept. 30
Fozzy, Wednesday, Oct. 4
Linda Eder, Friday, Oct. 6
Joe Nardone Presents: A Doo Wop Celebration, Saturday, Oct. 14
Up Close with Roy Firestone, Friday, Oct. 20
Penn State’s Premiere Jazz Ensemble, Thursday, Oct. 26

Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
Tickets: 877-682-4791
Fetty Wap, Saturday, Aug. 26
Blood, Sweat & Tears, Friday, Sept. 1 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
21 Savage, Saturday, Sept. 3 (Wet Nightclub)
Andrew Dice Clay, Friday, Sept. 8 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
Artie Lange, Saturday, Sept. 16 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
DJ Pauly D, Saturday, Sept. 16
The Midtown Men, Friday, Sept. 29 (Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub)
The Stylistics, Saturday, Oct. 7
Eddie Griffin, Saturday, Oct. 21
Brian McKnight, Friday, Oct. 27

The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton
Tickets: 570-961-9000
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
Shellshocked Churchills, Thursday, Aug. 24
Don McLean, Friday, Aug. 25
Sterling Koch Crossroads Duo, Wednesday, Aug. 30
Large Flowerheads, Thursday, Aug. 31
Quiet Riot with Black N’ Blue, Thursday, Sept. 7
Tyler Farr, Friday, Sept. 8
Montgomery Gentry, Friday, Sept. 15
Rick Springfield, Thursday, Sept. 21
The Charlie Daniels Band, Friday, Sept. 22
Ana Popovic, Saturday, Sept. 23

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Mike Dougherty Band — Michael Jackson tribute, Friday, Aug. 25
Suze with Half Dollar, Saturday, Aug. 26
Clarence Spady Band, Saturday, Sept. 2
MiZ, Friday, Sept. 8
Kung Fu — Extreme Funk, Friday, Sept. 15
Mind Choir, Spur, Under the Clothesline, Saturday, Sept. 16
Still Hand String Band, Friday, Sept. 22
Steal Your Peach, Saturday, Sept. 23
Scott Sharrard, Friday, Sept. 29
Solar Federation — Rush tribute, Saturday, Sept. 30
Marbin, Sunday, Oct. 1

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
Railroad Earth, Friday, Aug. 25
T. Mac and Friends, Saturday, Aug. 26
Plumcocks CD release featuring Eternal Boy, Saturday, Sept. 2
In Your Memory, Friday, Sept. 8
Graham Nash, Thursday, Sept. 21
The Brevet, Friday, Sept. 22
David Bromberg, Friday Sept. 22
Maverick MMA III, Saturday, Sept. 30
Secondhand Serenade, Thursday, Oct. 5
Theory of a Deadman, Friday, Oct. 13

The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
John Butler Trio, Friday, Aug. 25
Mr. Brightside — 2000s Indie Night, Friday, Aug. 25
Rave of Thrones featuring Kristian Nairn, Saturday, Aug. 26
Kur, Sunday, Aug. 27
Allie X, Tuesday, Aug. 29
Haken with Sithu Aye, Friday, Sept. 1
The Goodfellas — Labor Day Weekend Party, Sunday, Sept. 3
Picture This, Friday, Sept. 8
Dan Croll, Saturday, Sept. 9
Casey Donahew, Sunday, Sept. 10

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Lil Yachty, Thursday, Aug. 24
Reebok Les Mills Live, Saturday, Aug. 26
Ninja Sex Party, Sunday and Monday, Aug. 27 and 28
Danzig, Friday, Sept. 8
UB40 Legends Ali, Astro and Mickey, Saturday, Sept. 9
Project Pabst Citywide Festival, Saturday, Sept. 16
Alison Wonderland, Friday, Sept. 22
Young M.A., Saturday, Sept. 23
Two Door Cinema Club, Saturday, Sept. 30
The Kooks, Tuesday, Oct. 3

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Lady Gaga, Sunday and Monday, Sept. 10 and 11
Barry Manilow, Friday, Sept. 15
The Weeknd with Gucci Mane and Nav, Saturday, Sept. 16
Arcade Fire, Sunday, Sept. 17
Halsey, Saturday, Oct. 7
Guns N’ Roses, Sunday, Oct. 8
Bruno Mars, Tuesday, Oct. 10
Katy Perry, Thursday, Oct. 12
Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull, Friday, Oct. 13
Fall Out Boy, Sunday, Oct. 29

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York
Tickets: 866-781-2922
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr., Saturday, Aug. 26
Sting with the Last Bandoleros and Joe Sumner, Friday, Sept. 1
An Evening of Chamber Music with the Manhattan Chamber Players, Thursday, Sept. 14
Scott Samuelson and Jeanne MacDonald: Old Friends, Saturday, Sept. 16
Graham Nash, Sunday, Sept. 24
Cabaret Night with Borislav Strulev and Friends, Thursday, Sept. 28
Electrifying Evening with ZOFO, Thursday, Oct. 19
John Sebastian, Saturday, Oct. 21
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Saturday, Nov. 4
Los Lonely Boys, Sunday, Nov. 5

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Mega Summer Concert, Thursday, Aug. 24
Marc Anthony, Saturday, Aug. 26
Miel San Marcos, Saturday, Sept. 2
Eric Clapton, Thursday and Friday, Sept. 7 and 8
Depeche Mode with Warpaint, Saturday and Monday, Sept. 9 and 11
Arcade Fire, Tuesday, Sept. 12
Sam Hunt, Thursday, Sept. 14
Paul McCartney, Friday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 17
Scorpions, Saturday, Sept. 16
Bruno Mars, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22 and 23

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
Adam Ant, Wednesday, Sept. 13
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Thursday, Sept. 14
The Gipsy Kings, Friday, Sept. 15
The Mavericks, Saturday, Sept. 16
Joe Bonamassa, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, Sept. 20, 21 and 23
Jerry Seinfeld, Friday, Sept. 22
Seu Jorge Presents: The Life Aquatic — Tribute To David Bowie, Wednesday, Sept. 27
Jim Gaffigan, Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 28 through 30
Kevin James, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28 and 29
Ludovico Einaudi, Monday, Oct. 30
Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, Wednesday, Nov. 1

Clubs – August 24, 2017

Clubs – August 24, 2017

 

Thursday, Aug. 24
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Line dancing with Chris and Darlene
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony 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: EJ the DJ
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
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke
Honeychilds’, 109 E. Drinker St., Dunmore: Fuzzy Mudd
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Back to School Foam Party with AJ/DJ and DJ NRG, Tori Viccica
Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Stayin’ Alive (Bee Gees tribute)
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: Tony Vergnetti
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous
Sidney’s Lounge, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Jazz Night with Geri Featherby and John Olcese
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jackson Vee
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Jonny D
Zymurger’s, 409 Shoemaker St., Swoyersville: Open mic night

Friday, Aug. 25
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Shelly’s Underground
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Neil Nicastro
Andy Gavin’s, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Graces Downfall
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Stoked
Backdraft Sports Bar & Restaurant, 1256 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Three Imaginary Boys
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Cruise Control
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Eddie Appnel
Charlie B’s Pub and Eatery, 653 N. Main St., Plains Twp.: Friday Night Karaoke
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Nowhere Slow
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: DJ Marc Anthony and comic Peter Bales, Peyton Clarkson and Marvin Bell
Elixir Bistro Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Asialena Duo
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: J.P. Williams Duo
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Euphoria
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Irrefutables
Harry’s Bar, 302 Penn Ave., Scranton: Light Weight
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Pave the Way, Full Scale Riot and Human Powered Aggression
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: The Wanabees
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Jonny D Duo
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: John & Kenny Duo
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Moose Bob
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Militia, Project ’90s Duo
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Somethin’ Else and comic Dan Wilson
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: DJ Chris and comics Mike Gaffney, Mike Eagan and Max Dolcelli
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Mike Dougherty Band, A Tribute to Michael Jackson
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Boomer Happy Hour with Frankie and Toby, Hoopla
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: John Smith and Neverwhen Duo
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Naomi
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: D-West
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Dan the Piano Man, Third Nut
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Gemini

Saturday, Aug. 26
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Chris Malvizzi
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Streetlife Serenaders
Andy Gavin’s, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Robbie Walsh Jack Foley Duo
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Flatland Ruckus
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Blue London 5
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Spoiled Rotten
C.J.’s Lounge, 5431 Haas Pond Road, Madison Twp.: Dashboard Mary
The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale: Sellout Soundtrack
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: DJ Trex, Somethin’ Else and comic Dan Wilson
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
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Groove Train
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Permanence, Esta Coda, Moral Code and Talon Co.
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Mayweather vs. McGregor
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: 30 Pack Lite
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: The Scripts, Girls Galore
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: XpoZure and DJ Devil Dog
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Ernie G Band and comic Max Dolcelli
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: Epic Soul and Marvin Bell
R Bar & Grill, 144 W. Union St., Nanticoke: Better with Beer Duo
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: SUZE with Half Dollar
Sidney’s Lounge, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Crazy Acres Duo
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Moodswing
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: The Buzz Show
Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 7069, 402 Winola Road, Clarks Summit: Marilyn Kennedy
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Dashboard Mary
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Jackson Vee
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Gemini

Sunday, Aug. 27
The Beaumont Inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Tom Waskevich
The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale: Black Tie Stereo
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Chuck Paul
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
The Olde Brook Inn, Route 307, Moscow: Dan Reynolds Duo
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Devil Dog
The VaudeVille Inn, 1259 Bryn Mawr St., Scranton: Open mic night
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, Aug. 28
Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Poor Richard
Skyy Vu Deckbar at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, Aug. 29
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Acoustic Night
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: Better Than Bad Duo

Wednesday, Aug. 30
Bazil, 1101 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Marko Marcinko Jazz Trio
The Crimson Lion Hookah Lounge, 37 E. South St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Open mic
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: Open mic with J.R. 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
Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave.,
Scranton: Trivia Night