Fab 5 – June 29, 2017

Fab 5 – June 29, 2017

  1. Kool & the Gang
    Celebrate good times when Kool & the Gang performs at Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono, on Sunday, July 2.
    Tickets start at $45. The show will be on the outdoor summer stage. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the show starts at 7.
    Joining American funk and R&B band are Morris Day & the Time and Sister Sledge. This performance comes ahead of Kool & the Gang’s “Keeping The Funk Alive Tour” with the likes of Bootsy’s Rubber Band and Big Daddy Kane.
    For more information or to purchase tickets, visit mountairycasino.com.
  2. Rise Up 5K
    The Community Alliance Running Event Series, Inc. hosts a virtual 5K run/walk on Saturday, July 1.
    The Rise Up 5K costs $45 and includes a race shirt and commemorative bib with net proceeds benefiting civil liberty charities of choice.
    The virtual 5K can be run or walked from any location, or participants can join a run organized through the event’s Facebook pages. Charities the event benefits include Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. and the National Immigration Law Center.
    Rise Up 5K promoting liberty, freedom and justice for all, and encourages all ethnicities, religions and sexual orientations to participate.
    For more information, visit the event’s web page atlocalraces.com or its Facebook page.
  3. Surf’s Up! Inaugural Electric City Boogie
    The inaugural Electric City Boogie comes to The Bog, 341 Adams Ave., Scranton, on Friday, June 30, at 9 p.m.
    Cover for the event, which will be held every last Friday of the month with a different theme, is $5. Guests must be ages 21 and older.
    Organized by Electric City Boogie DJs Just Boogie and Samuel Niles, the night will feature surfing tunes from the ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s. Event attendees are encouraged to wear their “beachy best” or a favorite sea creature costume. Prizes will be awarded for best costume and best dancing.
    For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
  4. Cars and Coffee
    Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, welcomes back its Cars and Coffee event on Sunday, July 2.
    Join car enthusiasts on the back lawn of the building with exotic, classic, antique and hot rod cars and motorcycles for a community gathering. Coffee and pastries will be provided.
    No registration is required, but donations will be accepted for the House’s recent parking lot project.
    For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
  5. The Ultimate Queen Celebration
    On Saturday, July 1, the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, hosts the Ultimate Queen celebration.
    Tickets start at $28. The doors open for the show at 6:30 p.m., and the performance starts at 8.
    Tickets purchased for the cancelled performance of God Save the Queen in February will be valid and refunds will be available at the customer’s point of purchase.
    Marc Martel has led the group since 2012, when he won a vocal contest arranged by original Queen band members Roger Taylor and Brian May. Martel also appeared on American Idol.
    For more information or to purchase tickets, visit kirbycenter.org or call the box office at 570-826-1100.
     
Concerts – June 22, 2017

Concerts – June 22, 2017

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
Blackberry Smoke, Friday, June 23
The Ultimate Queen Celebration, Saturday, July 1
Billy Strings & Trout Streak Revival, Thursday, July 13
Robbie Fulks, Friday, July 14
Daughtry, Saturday, July 15
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
Cubeechee, Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24
1964 the tribute, Saturday, June 24
Freestyle Explosion, Friday, June 30
DJ Ross One, Friday, June 30
Jeremih, Saturday, July 1
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
Craig Thatcher’s Eric Clapton Retrospective, Saturday, June 24
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 and Joan Jett & 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 90’s The Party Continues Tour, Saturday, Aug. 26
Luke Bryan and Brett Eldredge, Wednesday, Sept. 6

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Happy Together Tour, Thursday, June 22
Fuel with Marcy Playground and Dishwalla plus Another Day Dawns, Saturday, June 24
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

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Trippin on Nothing — Pre-Bakers Dozen Party, Friday, June 23
George Wesley Inaugural Birthday Bash honoring Papa Jack, Saturday, June 24
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 an 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
Crispy Light/Charles Infamous, Thursday, June 22
I Hate Heroes, Friday, June 23
Mac Seal, Monday, June 26
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

The Fillmore Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
Bass National featuring Camo and Krooked, Thursday, June 22
Evan Dando, Friday, June 23
L4LM presents Funk of Ages curated by Lettuce, Saturday, June 24
Free Throw, Homesafe, Heart Attack Man, Saturday, June 24
Daniel Skye, Monday, June 26
Megadeth, Tuesday, June 27
THOU, Tuesday, June 26
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

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Sevendust, Friday, June 23
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

BB&T Pavilion, Camden, New Jersey
Tickets: 856-365-1300
John Legend, Thursday, June 22
Lady Antebellum, Friday, June 23
R. Kelly, Satruday, June 24
Dead and Company, Sunday, June 25
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

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
New Kids on the Block, Saturday, June 24
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 and Faith Hill, Friday, Aug. 18

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts,
Bethel, New York
Tickets: 866-781-2922
Neil Diamond, Thursday, June 22
Zac Brown Band, Friday, June 23
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

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
Jason Isbell, Thursday, June 22, through Saturday, June 24
Sheryl Crow, Wednesday, June 28
Jerry Seinfield, Thursdays, July 13 and 27
Blondie and 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 and Neil Giraldo, TOTO, Thursday, Sept. 14
The Gipsy Kings, Friday, Sept. 15

Clubs – June 22, 2017

Clubs – June 22, 2017

Thursday, June 22
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Line Dancing with Chris & Darlene
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Barrel-Chested Beer Bellies
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
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Bring your own vinyl
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ Fritz, DJ NRG
Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Damn the Torpedoes (Tom Petty tribute)
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Polly Anna, Ber Lynn and Kids Laughing Pedestrians
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 Main St., Taylor: DJ Famous
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jackson Vee

Friday, June 23
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Bill Hoffman
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Dance Hall Devils
Andy Gavin’s, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Tyler Ziess from TakenBack
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: The Girlz
Backdraft Sports Bar & Restaurant, 1256 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Dashboard Mary
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Toolshed Jack
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Leather & Lace
The Beaumont Inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Lex
Blu Wasabi, 223 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Anthony and Friends
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Last Call
Franklin’s Bar & Grill, 53 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre: Nick Bilski
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Stoned by Proxy
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Funkees Dance Band
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Third Degree
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Traverse the Abyss, Anabasis, Stay Loud, Earthmouth and Troll 2
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: The Wanabees
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Asbury Petty
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 Main St., Taylor: Two for the Road
Parker House Tavern, 12 E. Parker St., Scranton: Reach for the Sky
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Trippin on Nothing
The Rush Inn, 220 Zerby Avenue, Kingston: RJ Scouton
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 Quinn and Flatland Ruckus
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Pink Slip
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Chris Monty, Mike Stankiewicz and Scott Bruce
The Woodlands Inn & Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The 25th Hour

Saturday, June 24
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: SugarRay SoloJam
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Jay Orrell
Andy Gavin’s, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Paul LaQuintano
Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: Brett Alexander
Augstine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Aim & Fire
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Lost Dogs – A Tribute to Pearl Jam
Blu Wasabi, 223 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: The Funkee’s Dance Band
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Chatter
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Light Weight
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: Byrd Pressley Band, DJ Trex and Pat Godwin
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: KRZ Dance Party
Franklin’s Bar & Grill, 53 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre: Zayre Mountain
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Gypsy Magic Duo
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Beyond Fallen with Savior From Anger and Corners of Sanctuary
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: The Sellout Soundtrack
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Better Than Bad
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 Main St., Taylor: Riley Loftus
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Soul City and Larry Reeb
Parker House Tavern, 12 E. Parker St., Scranton: Night TIme Noon
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: Exsoullence and Shawn Cornelius
The RavenHaus Tavern, 356 Tisdel Road, Lake Ariel: Patio party with See You Next Tuesday
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: George Welsey first annual Birthday Bash
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Sleepy Hollow Lounge at Idle Hour Lanes, 2008 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Dickson City: Riley Loftus
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Sugar & Spice
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Black Tie Stereo and Buzz Buzzyrd
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Ostrich Hat
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Dance Hall Devils
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Chris Monty, Mike Stankiewicz and Scott Bruce

Sunday, June 25
Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: WoodShed Prophets
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
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, June 26
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, June 27
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Streamside Karaoke
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Breathing Easy Duo

Wednesday, June 28
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: Jam Band
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 Main St., 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: Mike Dougherty
Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Trivia Night

Fab 5 – June 22, 2017

Fab 5 – June 22, 2017

  1. Old Lion Reggae Celebration
    Mountain Sky, 63 Stillmeadow Lane, Jermyn, presents the Old Lion Reggae Celebration in honor of late reggae musician George Wesley on Saturday, June 24.
    Tickets start at $25, and the event begins at 11 a.m. It features several reggae music performances from bands like Subnotics, Preach Freedom and Connect on the Mountain Sky grounds. There also will be food and craft vendors with a BYOB policy.
    Free camping is available to attendees, and all ages are welcome. Attendees also may bring their own instruments to participate in campfire jams.
    For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the event’s Facebook page or www.mountainsky.net.
  2. Strawberry Festival and 5k Run
    On Saturday, June 24, National Running Center, 318 Davis St., Clarks Summit, hosts a 5K run in conjunction with The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit, and its Strawberry Festival.
    Tickets for the third annual Strawberry Day 5K are $25, and tickets for the Kids Fun Run are free. The 5K starts at 9 a.m., and the kids’ run starts at 10:15.
    Also starting at 9 a.m. is the Strawberry Festival, which offers an open-market vendor fair featuring strawberry-themed goodies and other products. The Gathering Place also will be selling its yogurt-granola-strawberry treats and strawberry lemonade.
    In addition, there will be kids’ games, face painting and a scavenger hunt among other activities with prizes. Entertainment is by the Old Man River Band in The Gathering Place.
    For more information or to sign up for the race, visit the event’s Facebook page or www.gatheringplacecs.org.
  3. Wine and Bourbon tasting event
    On Thursday, June 22, Senunas’ Bar & Grill, 133 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, hosts a wine and bourbon tasting event.
    Admission is $20 at the door and is open to guests ages 21 and older. The event begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 9.
    Featuring speciality cocktails and craft spirits from Nawrocki Imports, the evening features unlimited tastings and food pairings. Nawrocki Imports representative Sean Madden will be on hand to speak about the drinks as Senunas’ chef prepares food.
    Live entertainment will be provided by Sage Duo, and there also will be door prizes and raffles.
    For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
  4. Pink in the Park and Alzheimer’s Awareness Night
    PNC Field, 235 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic, hosts two nights of charitable events on Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25.
    On Saturday, Pink in the Park, organized by the Mary Kay Foundation, supports women’s cancer research and those who face domestic violence. On Sunday, Alzheimer’s Awareness Night, organized by Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Pennsylvania, supports research for Alzheimer’s treatment.
    Tickets for Pink in the Park start at $15, and tickets for Alzheimer’s Awareness Night start at $10. Proceeds benefit the respective causes.
    For more information, visit Pink in the Park’s Eventbrite page or Alzheimer’s Awareness Night’s Facebook event page.
  5. Summer Solstice cocktail event
    The Cooperage Project, 1030 Main St., Honesdale, hosts a Summer Solstice cocktail event on Friday, June 23.
    Tickets are $25 and include tapas and a complimentary glass of wine. The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m.
    It serves as a fundraiser for Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station & Environmental Education Center, and offerings of wines and farm-to-plate tapas local to Wayne County plus live entertainment by the Crackers.
    For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the event’s Facebook page or thecooperageproject.org.
Show on the road – Scranton Shakespeare Festival brings performances to different local venues

Show on the road – Scranton Shakespeare Festival brings performances to different local venues

Some of Scranton’s best actors, producers and directors want to push the limit of what audiences consider theater.
The sixth annual Scranton Shakespeare Festival, which starts Saturday, June 17, brings productions of the Bard and others to new venues as it begins its month of free performances.
According to Festival Artistic Director Michael Bradshaw Flynn, audiences are in for a completely different experience than previous years. The festival offers everything from intimate performances of one-act plays at Olde Brick Theatre, 126 W. Market St., to an immersive performance of baseball-themed musical “Damn Yankees” at PNC Field, 235 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic.
The ballpark spectacle, based on the 1954 novel “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant” by Douglass Wallop, takes place Friday, July 14, and Saturday, July 15, at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, July 16 and 23, at 5 p.m. Flynn said the musical production showcases the great dancing abilities of this area in a way past festivals could not.
“I wanted to do a show with more of an all-American feel, a little sexier, but still appropriate for all ages,” Flynn said. “There’s going to be hot dogs, beers, and even a seventh inning stretch. We want to push the limits of what people in this area think of theater.”
Before “Damn Yankees,” the festival kicks off with Shakespeare comedy “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” directed by Randy Rand, at Scranton Preparatory School’s St. Robert Bellarmine Theater, 1000 Wyoming Ave., Thursday, June 29, through Saturday, July 1, and Saturday, July 22, all at 8 p.m., and Sunday, July 2, at 3 p.m.
Next is the Bard’s “Measure for Measure,” (directed by Maura Malloy) also at Scranton Prep, which runs from Thursday, July 6, through Saturday, July 8, and Friday, July 21, all at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 9, at 3 p.m.
Each show offers a unique casting twist. “Two Gentlemen” features an all-male cast, and “Measure for Measure” an all-female cast.
“An all-male cast (for ‘Two Gentlemen’) is great to explore how ridiculous the scenarios really are in it,” Flynn explained. “And there is a lot a company of all female actors for ‘Measure for Measure’ can explore in a way that hasn’t been done before.”
Considered one of Shakespeare’s more-criticized works, “Two Gentlemen” is quite funny when done with the right cast, Flynn said, which he believes the festival has assembled. As for “Measure for Measure,” known for both its hilarity and dark moments, the play contains relevant themes including justice, social issues and conflicting viewpoints. Flynn acknowledged it is performed more throughout the country due to the current political climate.
“They’re both shaping up to be very multi-layered productions with a lot of comedic and serious moments,” Flynn said.
The festival also brings back its Youth Theatre Lab production, a performance created and written entirely by students with help from company professionals. The performance takes place on Saturday, June 17, at 6 p.m.at Scranton Prep.
The festival’s “second stage series,” as Flynn calls it, of one-act plays “Skin of the Teeth” and “Cheeks,” will be staged at Olde Brick Theatre on Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24, at 8 p.m.
The one-person plays garnered international recognition with “Cheeks” heading to one of the world’s largest fringe festivals, Scotland’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, this year, and “Skin of the Teeth” performed in Edinburgh last year.
With such diverse and acclaimed performances featured this season, Tamara Sevunts, director of public relations for the festival, hopes Scranton continues to land on the map of theatergoers.
“The larger vision for the festival is to become an event that draws enough tourism and activity to Scranton to help give the city’s economy a boost to its heyday glory,” Sevunts said. “Anyone who comes out to the shows is able to get something great for free, and it encourages local business.”
And to those who may be hesitant to attend a festival with the Bard’s moniker, Flynn believes the theater company’s lineup can appeal to anyone.
“We want to offer as much of a plethora of options for theatergoers as we can, and we’re always trying to push the line of our programming,” Flynn explained. “We believe theater should be a place for everybody, and we want to program things for people who may not like Shakespeare or musicals.”
— paul capoccia


Scranton Shakespeare Festival
Youth Theatre Lab performance: Saturday, June 17, at 6 p.m. at St. Robert Bellarmine
Theater at Scranton Preparatory School, 1000 Wyoming Ave.
“Two Gentlemen of Verona”: Thursday, June 29, through Saturday, July 1, and Saturday, July 22, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 2, at 3 p.m., Scranton Prep.
“Measure for Measure”: Thursday, July 6, through Saturday, July 8, and Friday, July 21 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 9, at 3 p.m., Scranton Prep
“Damn Yankees”: Friday, July 14, and Saturday, July 15, at 7:30 p.m., Sundays, July 16 and 23, at 5 p.m., PNC Field, 235 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic
“Skin of the Teeth” and “Cheeks”: Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24, at 8 p.m., Olde Brick Theatre, 126 W. Market St.

Tickets are free but reservations for groups are suggested. For reservations or more information, visit www.scrantonshakes.com.

Take 3 promises a full sound in a small package

Take 3 promises a full sound in a small package

Scranton musical trio Take 3 brings rock and roll to events all around Northeast Pennsylvania, from weddings to backyard summer parties.
Specializing in hits from the ’70s to the ’90s, the group dubs itself the “biggest little band in NEPA,” and promises big music in a small package.
Tony Bouselli, the group’s drummer and vocalist, went On The Record this week to discuss the history, style and success of Take 3.

Q: How did Take 3 meet?
A: Mike and I were members of Take 5, a Scranton party band that played the area for over 30 years. One night in September 2009, our keyboard player at the time, Frank Gruden, and Mike decided to form a duo to play some smaller venues. They were going to call themselves ”Take 2.” At the last minute, they asked me to join them on drums and Take 3 was born.

Q: How many years have you been performing together?
A: We have gone through numerous bass players, but Mike and I have been together over 15 years between Take 5 and Take 3. Dave Arnell has been our bass player for over 2 years.

Q: Do you remember your first performance with Take 3?
A: Our first gig was at Merts (now Harry’s) in Scranton. We did it mostly for fun never thinking it would last this long. The owner immediately gave us more dates to play.

Q: What are some of your favorite memories with the group?
A: Too many memories to single out, but we enjoy when former band members and other local musicians stop by and sit in with us. We also are the “official rock band” of the Steamtown Marathon and have played the after-race party since its inception, starting as Take 5 and currently as Take 3. This is special to us because the Marathon benefits St. Joseph’s Center in Scranton.

Q: Your website describes Take 3 as a group that can adapt to many different types of events. Do you believe this has helped your success?
A: Absolutely. We all have been playing music for so long and have a wide variety of songs in our library so we can adapt to almost any event. We play weddings, picnics, car shows, clubs, etc., each one requiring a different mix. We can play a polka at a wedding that we wouldn’t play at a club (unless requested).

Q: Who are some of the band’s musical influences?
A: My musical influences would be John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival), Elvis and The Eagles. Dave and Mike like a little different rock, such as Journey, The Outfield, Radiohead and stuff like that.

Q: Does the group have a target audience?
A: We don’t have a target audience, because you never know who is going to show up at a club. We play a little something for everybody.

Q: Do you have any advice for aspiring musicians?
A: Enjoy every moment that you can and keep playing as long as you have fun doing it.

Q: Why is Take 3 dubbed the “biggest little band in NEPA?”
A: We say we’re the biggest little band because although we are only a three-piece band, we have a full sound. It’s all live music; nothing is taped. Bass, drums and guitar — rock ‘n’ roll.

Q: Do you have any plans for the future?
A: I always say that as long as there is work and people still enjoy us, we will keep playing. All three of us have day jobs, so sometimes playing can be a lot. But once we set up and start playing, we leave the work week behind. We’re three friends who have a ball making music together and having a good time.
— jacqueline kurovsky


Meet the band
Members: Tony Bouselli, drums and vocals ; Mike Bertha, guitar and vocals; Dave Arnell, bass and vocals
Genre: Classic rock
Based out of: Scranton
Up next: Friday, June 16, Minooka Pub. 2934 Birney Ave., Scranton; Thursday, June 22, Elmhurst-Roaring Brook Twp. Volunteer Fire Co.’s Annual Picnic

Clubs – June 15, 2017

Clubs – June 15, 2017

Thursday, June 15
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: The Wanabees Trio
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Nowhere Slow
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Bongo Roadhouse, 2136 Lake Ariel Highway, Lake Ariel: Acoustic Blender with Randy Light
Carl Von Luger Steak & Seafood, 301 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Renard Cohen
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
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia
Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Motley 2 (Motley Crüe tribute)
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Karate Camp and Stay Loud
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Village Idiots Duo

Friday, June 16
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Tom Graham
Andy Gavin’s, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: TakenBack
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Flatland Ruckus
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Leighann & Company
The Beaumont Inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Tony Halcheck Duo
Blu Wasabi, 223 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Se Acabo (Santana tribute)
Carbondale Grand Hotel & Conference Center, 25 S. Main St., Carbondale: The Bill Arnold Band
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Barrel Chested Beer Bellies
Franklin’s Bar & Grill, 53 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre: Zayre Mountain
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Groove Train
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: RJ Scouton
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Gypsy Magic Duo
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Dramas Hip-Hop Extravaganza
Iron Hart Brewing Co., 49 N. Church St., Carbondale: Crazy Karaoke with DJ Monstrosity
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Q-Ball
Minooka Pub, 2934 Birney Ave., Scranton: Take 3
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Southside Bandits
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Better Than Bad and Dance Hall Devils
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Marco Benevento
Skyy Vu Deckbar at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre: Marty Edwards & Heartbeat
Smiler’s Grill & Bar, 600 Main St., Dickson City: Dashboard Mary
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: Ron Schoonover and Nowhere Slow Duo
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Umbriel
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Patty Rosborough and Scott Bruce
The Woodlands Inn & Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The 25th Hour

Saturday, June 17
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Empire in Decline
3 Jack’s Burger Bar, 233 E. Drinker St., Dunmore: Aim & Fire
Andy Gavin’s, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Riley Loftus
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Tina Marie & Joe
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Pink Slip
Blu Wasabi, 223 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Marty Edwards and the Heartbeats
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Drop Dead Sexy
C.J.’s Lounge, 5431 Haas Pond Road, Madison Twp.: Dashboard Mary
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party, KRZ Dance Party
Franklin’s Bar & Grill, 53 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre: the Sellout Soundtrack
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Third Degree
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: the Aegean, Consumed with Hatred, Ervasa and Machine Arms
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ NRG
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Militia and Six Gun Loaded
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: XpoZure
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen
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.: Xcluzive Soul
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Bryan Banks and Anytime Soon
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Dance Hall Devils
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Patty Rosborough and Scott Bruce

Sunday, June 18
The Beaumont Inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Dex
The Bog, 341 Adams Ave., Scranton: 20th Anniversary of Weezer’s Tinks
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: The Wanabees
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Dale’s Jukebox
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, June 19
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, June 20
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam
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: John Andreoli

Wednesday, June 21
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 with Jay Luke
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
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Dead Winter Carpenters, The Dishonest Fiddlers and JP Biondo
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: Kat N’ Randy
Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Trivia Night

Concerts – June 15, 2017

Concerts – June 15, 2017

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
Vince Gill, Thursday, June 15
TOTO, Sunday, June 18
Blackberry Smoke, Friday, June 23
The Ultimate Queen Celebration, Saturday, July 1
Billy Strings & Trout Streak Revival, Thursday, July 13
Robbie Fulks, Friday, July 14
Daughtry, Saturday, July 15
Fastball, Saturday, July 29
Amos Lee, Sunday, July 30
Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank, Thursday, Aug. 3
Shemekia Copeland, Friday Aug. 4

Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub, Mount Airy Casino Resort
Tickets: 877-682-4791
DJ June, Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17
Cubeechee, Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24
1964 the tribute, Saturday, June 24
Freestyle Explosion, Friday, June 30
DJ Ross One, Friday, June 30
Jeremih, Saturday, July 1
Kool & The Gang, Sunday, July 2 Nguyen Ngoc Ngan 25 Nam San Khau, Monday, Wale, Monday, July 3
Nick Cannon, Saturday, July 8
DJ Pauly D, Saturday, July 15, and Saturday, Aug. 26

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

Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0249
Al Stewart, Friday, June 16
Romeo Delight, Saturday, June 17
Craig Thatcher’s Eric Clapton Retrospective, Saturday, June 24
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

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
Jake Kaligis Band, Thursday, June 15
Lou Gramm — Voice of Foreigner, Friday, June 16
Happy Together Tour, Thursday, June 22
Fuel with Marcy Playground and Dishwalla plus Another Day Dawns, Saturday, June 24
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

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Marco Benevento, Friday, June 16
Dustin Douglas and the Electric Gentlemen, Saturday, June 17
Dead Winter Carpenters, the Dishonest Fiddlers and JP Biondo, Wednesday, June 21
Trippin on Nothing — Pre-Bakers Dozen Party, Friday, June 23
George Wesley Inaugural Birthday Bash, honoring Papa Jack, Saturday, June 24
Hank & Cupcakes, Friday, June 30
Good Natured/ Elephants Dancing, Wednesday, Aug. 9
Clarence Spady Band, Friday, Aug. 11
Aaron Fink & the Fury, Friday, Aug. 18

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Thursday, June 15
Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti, Saturday, June 17
Water Street, Saturday, June 17
Crispy Light/Charles Infamous, Thursday, June 22
I Hate Heroes, Friday, June 23
Mac Seal, Monday, June 26
Alternative Prom ’17, Friday, June 30
Gin Blossoms, Friday, July 7
Less Fuschia, Saturday, July 8
My Show featuring Cavern, Thursday, July 13

The Fillmore Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
Carrie Underwood, Thursday, June 15
Day Wave, Friday, June 16
Blurrred featuring Louis Fulton, Saturday, June 17
Jarabe De Palo, Monday, June 19
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Monday, June 19
Reel Big Fish, Tuesday, June 20
The Holdup, Tuesday, June 20
So Far Gone, Wednesday, June 21
Bass National featuring Camo and Krooked, Thursday, June 22
Evan Dando, Friday, June 23

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Michael Franti & Spearhead, Saturday, June 17
Sevendust, Friday, June 23
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

BB&T Pavilion, Camden, New Jersey
Tickets: 856-365-1300
Florida Georgia Line, Saturday, June 17
Avenged Sevenfold, Wednesday, June 21
John Legend, Thursday, June 22
Lady Antebellum, Friday, June 23
Dead and Company, Sunday, June 25
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

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Neil Diamond, Tuesday, June 20
New Kids on the Block, Saturday, June 24
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

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York
Tickets: 866-781-2922
Train, Friday, June 16
K104’S KFest 2017, Saturday, July 17
Neil Diamond, Thursday, June 22
Zac Brown Band, Friday, June 23
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

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
Neil Diamond, Thursday, June 15, and Saturday, June 17
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

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
Jermaine Dupri presents SoSo Summer 17 Tour, Friday, June 16
The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show, Saturday, June 17
Diana Krall, Wednesday, June 21
Jason Isbell, Thursday, June 22, through Saturday, June 24
Sheryl Crow, Wednesday, June 28
Jerry Seinfield, Thursday, July 13, through Friday, Dec. 8
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

Fab 5 – June 15, 2017

Fab 5 – June 15, 2017

  1. White Matter Surplus’
    Community Play Factory’s presents “White Matter Surplus” Friday, June 16, through Sunday, June 18, at the Olde Brick Theatre, 126 W. Market St.,
    Tickets are $12, and the show starts at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. It is recommended for mature audiences.
    Set in a “fictional but familiar” Scranton circa 2010, “White Matter Surplus” is about a restless young woman and her meddling aunt struggling to repair their relationship as a couple of con artists come to town and change the course of their destiny.
    The production premiered with two shows in the Koppleman Auditorium at the Jewish Community Center of Scranton in March.
    For more information or to buy tickets, call Diva Productions at the Olde Brick Theatre at 570-209-7766.
  2. Holy Rosary Block Party
    Mary Mother of God Parish at Holy Rosary Church hosts its summer block party at 316 W. Market St., Scranton, on Thursday, June 15, through Saturday, June 17.
    Open to the public, the block party features a variety of food, a beer tent, games, raffles and live music. Entertainment starts at 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 5 p.m. on Saturday, including the Shiloh Baptist Church Show Choir and the Chatter (pictured).
    For more information or to sign up to be a volunteer at the event, call the rectory at 570-342-4881 or visit the event’s Facebook page.
  3. Brews, Blues & BBQ
    On Sunday, June 18, music lovers can enjoy tunes with a side beer and barbecue at Blues, Brews & BBQ on the deck at Glass-wine.bar.kitchen at Ledges Hotel, 119 Falls Ave., Hawley, from 6 to 9 p.m.
    The evening features live music from Bobby Kyle Band along with outdoor barbecue-style dining and a selection of craft beers from a local brewery. Buffet menu is $32.50 per person. For more information, visit ledgeshotel.com/glass-wine-bar-kitchen.
  4. South Side Neighborhood Block Party
    A block party on Saturday, June 17, takes over Alder Street at Cedar Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Hosted by the Elm Street Project, the event features food vendors, like Manning’s Mobile Ice Cream Shop and Mexican restaurant Tortilleria El Buen Amigo. Also, kids’ activities, games, face painting and more will be offered. The South Side Farmers Market will be open, live Music will be provided by Jim Cullen and Jack Bordo.
    For more information, contact Chrissy at 570-346-6203 or cmanuel@uncnepa.org.
  5. 23rd annual Father’s Day Car Show at Nay Aug Park
    On Sunday, June 18, the 23rd annual Father’s Day Car Show takes place at Nay Aug Park, 500 Arthur Ave., from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Admission for show cars is $10 in advance or $15 day of show. The event is free for spectators.
    The event features food, awards and trophies for winning show cars and giveaways. All kinds of cars, trucks, motorcycles and specialty vehicles are welcome.
    The car show is organized by the Villa Capri Cruisers Car Club Inc., a non-profit organization that works to benefit children’s charities. All proceeds and donations from the event go toward these charities.
    For more information or to preregister, visit the event’s Facebook page or
    villacapricruisers.org.
‘Impractical Jokers’ stars bring improv, ‘buddy comedy’ show to Montage Mountain

‘Impractical Jokers’ stars bring improv, ‘buddy comedy’ show to Montage Mountain

Mention Scranton to James “Murr” Murray, and the memories rush back.
“I’ve spent more time in Scranton than some residents there,” the Tenderloins comedy troupe member and truTV’s “Impractical Jokers” star joked in a recent phone interview. “I’m a huge, huge fan of the city, I’ve spent countless days there and I’m a big fan of the trains.”
Murray returns, not to sightsee or to help his sisters move in or out of the University of Scranton, but with his best friends, the Tenderloins — Joseph “Joe” Gatto, Brian “Q” Quinn and Salvatore “Sal” Vulcano — for their “Santiago Sent Us” tour Friday, June 9, at 8 p.m. at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road.
Tickets starts at $28 and are available at
livenation.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.
Formed in 1999 in New York, the Tenderloins originally performed improvisational comedy and did sketch shows for years before moving their act online. After receiving millions of views, their popularity surge ultimately resulted in the group’s success today on “Impractical Jokers.”
“Our friendship on display is the magic of the show because it’s really a buddy comedy,” Murray explained. “It’s what everyone does with their best friends, and this upside-down prank show with the jokes on us instead of the public was enough of a twist to make the show pop.”
Along with his friends and co-stars, Murray is an internationally recognized jokester through the hit comedy TV show. Now in its sixth season, “Impractical Jokers” follows the group’s antics through hidden cameras as they play public pranks on each other.
The magic many see on television comes out during their live shows in a blend of what the Tenderloins have done together for nearly two decades.
“The tour is what you love about our TV show, but live,” Murray said. “We’re all on stage at all times, and it’s kind of like a stand-up show. We’re telling stories, ripping into each other, and we show videos made specifically for the show you can’t see anywhere else.
“There’s a giant screen up behind us, we put up clips and it’s really a rock-concert-meets-a-stand-up-show. And it’s family friendly too,” Murray added.
All the Tenderloins’ years together molded their work into what it is today, a journey best described by Murray as a “ten-year overnight success story.” That story continues across the United States and Europe with a stop once again in Northeast Pennsylvania for an evening of high jinks and laughs.
“If we were stand-up comedians that were not touring together as best friends, I think it’d be a lonely life,” Murray said. “But these guys are my best friends, I’ve known them since 1990. If we weren’t touring together, I know we’d still just be hanging out.”
— paul capoccia


If you go
What: Impractical Jokers “Santiago Sent Us” Tour starring the Tenderloins
When: Friday, June 9, at 8 p.m.; gates open at 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton
Details: Tickets start at $28 and can be purchased at livenation.com or by phone at
800-745-3000. For more information, visit thetenderloins.com.

Concerts – June 8, 2017

Concerts – June 8, 2017

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
Shadows of the 60s — a tribute to Motown, Saturday, June 10
Vince Gill, Thursday, June 15
TOTO, Sunday, June 18
Blackberry Smoke, Friday, June 23
The Ultimate Queen Celebration, Saturday, July 1
Robbie Fulks, Friday, July 14
Daughtry, Saturday, July 15
Amos Lee, Sunday, July 30
Dweezil Zappa, Aug. 3

Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub, Mount Airy Casino Resort
Tickets: 877-682-4791
DJ Pauly D, Saturday, June 10; Saturday, July 15; Saturday, Aug. 26
International Bikini Team, Saturday, June 10
1964 the Tribute, Saturday, June 24
Freestyle Explosion, Friday, June 30
Kool & The Gang, Sunday, July 2
Fourth of July Fireworks, Monday, July 3
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
Al Stewart, Friday, June 16
Romeo Delight, Saturday, June 17
Craig Thatcher’s Eric Clapton Retrospective, Saturday, June 24
Dwight & Nicole, Thursday, June 29
Splintered Sunlight — Summer of Love 50th anniversary party, Friday, June 30
Eaglemania, Saturday, July 1
The David Bromberg Quintet, Friday, July 14
The Elovators, Saturday, July 15
The Birdie Busch Band, Thursday, July 20

Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 800-745-3000
Bryan Adams, Saturday, June 13

The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Tickets: 570-961-9000
Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi, Saturday, June 10
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

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Craig Thatcher Band, Thursday, June 8
George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Sunday, June 11
Jake Kaligis Band, Thursday, June 15
Lou Gramm — Voice of Foreigner, Friday, June 16
Happy Together Tour, Thursday, June 22
The Airplane Family & Friends with Live Dead ‘69, Friday, June 23
Fuel with Marcy Playground and Dishwalla plus Another Day Dawns, Saturday, June 24
Becky and the Beasts, Thursday, June 29
Back to the Eighties Show With Jessie’s Girl, Friday, June 30
River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
Start Making Sense — Tribute to the Talking Heads, Friday, June 9
Marco Benevento, Friday, June 16
Dustin Douglas and the Electric Gentlemen, Saturday, June 17
Dead Winter Carpenters, the Dishonest Fiddlers and JP Biondo, Wednesday, June 21
Trippin on Nothing — Pre-Bakers Dozen Party, Friday, June 23
Hank and Cupcakes, Friday, June 30
Aaron Fink & the Fury, Friday, Aug. 18
Suze, Saturday, Aug. 26
Steal Your Peach, Saturday, Sept. 23

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
Three Dog Night, Sunday, June 11
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Thursday, June 15
Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti, Saturday, June 17
Water Street, Saturday, June 17
Crispy Light/Charles Infamous, Thursday, June 22
I Hate Heroes, Friday, June 23
Mac Seal, Monday, June 26
Maverick MMA II, Saturday, July 1

The Fillmore Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
Blurrred Featuring Graves X. Josh Pan, Thursday, June 8
Taake, Friday, June 9
Dawes, Saturday, June 10
Circa Waves, Saturday, June 10
Jeremy Enigk, Sunday, June 11

Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Saturday, June 10
Michael Franti & Spearhead, Saturday, June 17
Sevendust, Friday, June 23
Method Man + Redman, Thursday,
June 29
Kehlani, Monday, July 10
Lupe Fiasco, Saturday, July 15
Slayer, Sunday, July 23
Die Antwoord, Tuesday, Aug. 8

BB&T Pavilion, Camden, New Jersey
Tickets: 856-365-1300
Train, Thursday, June 8
Jack Johnson, Saturday, June 10
Fast Lane: WRRF 2, Sunday, June 11
Florida Georgia Line, Saturday, June 17
Avenged Sevenfold, Wednesday, June 21
John Legend, Thursday, June 22
Lady Antebellum, Friday, June 23
Dead and Company, Sunday, June 25
Vans Warped Tour, Friday, July 7

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Iron Maiden, Sunday, June 4
Neil Diamond, Tuesday, June 20
New Kids on the Block, Saturday, June 24
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Saturday, July 1, and Saturday, July 29
James Taylor, 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

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York
Tickets: 866-781-2922
Train, Friday, June 16
K104’S KFest 2017, Saturday, July 2017
Neil Diamond, Thursday, June 22
Zac Brown Band, Friday, June 23
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

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico, Saturday, June 10
Neil Diamond, Thursday, June 15 and Saturday, June 17
Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull, Friday, June 30, and Saturday, July 1
Billy Joel, Wednesday, July 5
Gloria Trevi vs. Alejandra Guzman, Saturday, Aug. 12
Lionel Richie: All The Hits with Mariah Carey, Saturday, Aug. 19
Miel San Marcos, Sept. 2
Eric Clapton, Thursday, Sept. 7, and Friday, Sept. 8
Depeche Mode: Global Spirit Tour with Warpaint, Saturday, Sept. 9, and Monday, Sept. 11
Earth, Wind and Fire and CHIC featuring Nile Rogers, Friday, Sept. 15

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
An Evening with Pat Metheny, Saturday, June 10
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Tuesday, June 13, and Wednesday, June 14
Jermaine Dupri presents SoSo Summer 17 Tour, Friday, June 16
The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show, Saturday, June 17
Diana Krall, Wednesday, June 21
Jason Isbell, Thursday, June 22 to Saturday, June 24
Sheryl Crow, Wednesday, June 28
Jerry Seinfeld, Thursday, July 13; Thursday, June 27; Friday, Sept. 22; and Thursday, Oct. 5
Blondie & Garbage: the Rage and Rapture Tour, Tuesday, Aug. 1
Gillian Welch The Harrow & The Harvest In Concert Vinyl Release Tour, Wednesday, Aug. 2

World Cafe Live (downstairs), Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-222-1400
Southern Culture on the Skids, Friday, June 9
Casey Abrams and Gina Sicilia, Thursday, June 15
Peter Asher and Albert Lee, Monday, June 19
Robert Glasper Experiment, Tuesday, June 20
Marshall Crenshaw Y Los Straitjackets, Thursday, June 22
The Joe Trainor Trio and Friends — An Evening of Billy Joel Songs, Saturday, June 24
Cloud Cult, Tuesday, June 27
Ed Palermo Big Band, Zodd Zundgren — the Music of Frank Zappa and Todd Rundgren, June 30

Clubs – June 8, 2017

Clubs – June 8, 2017

Thursday, June 8
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.: Flaxy Morgan, Flaxy Morgan
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: Calligans Throwback in Time Extravaganza
Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Bon Jersey (Bon Jovi tribute)
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: E57, Katie Evans and the Charming Beards
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jackson Vee
Friday, June 9
Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: Asialena
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: Two for the Road
Backdraft Sports Bar & Restaurant, 1256 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Tom Graham
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Dustin Drevitch & the Electric Gentlemen
The Beaumont Inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Dymond and Cutter
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Q-Ball
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: DJ BK, Rob Ryan, Mike Gaffney and Stephanie Peters
Franklin’s Bar & Grill, 53 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre: Mike Edward
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: A Pair of Nuts
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Outta the Blue
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Torri Viccica Duo
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Das Black Milk, Honeybear Forest, Piece of Mind
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Alyssa Lazar
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Pink Slip
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Aim & Fire, Jeff Lewis
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Somethin’ Else and RC Smith
Pocono Palace Resort, 5241 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg: DJ Chris, Brad Lowry, Chris Monty and Mike Burton
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Start Making Sense (Talking Heads tribute)
Senunas’ Bar & Grill, 133 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: AJ Jump and John Smith
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Boomer Happy Hour with Frankie and Toby, Group du Jour
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Used Car Cowboy and Project 90
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Nova City
Waldo’s, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Dashboard Mary
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Melvin George, Dave Cooperman and Scott Bruce
The Woodlands Inn & Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: 25th Hour
Saturday, June 10
Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: Jackson Vee and Lissa
Ariel View Inn, 1400 Lake Ariel Highway, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy
Augustine’s Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge: The Control Freaks
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: DWest
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Big Bang Baby
Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville: Somethin’ Else, DJ Trex and RC Smith
Evan’s Roadhouse, 330 N. Hunter Highway, Drums: Dirty Hand
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Party
Franklin’s Bar & Grill, 53 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre: Kevin n Bevan
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Irrefutables
Harry’s Bar, 302 Penn Ave., Scranton: Streetlife Serenaders
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Fly Band
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: The Chatter
O’Leary’s Pub, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Giants of Science
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Famous, Speaker Jam Karaoke
Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono: Brian Dean Moore, DJ Chris and Mike Burton
R Place, 482 Hamlin Highway, Hamlin: Dashboard Mary
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Dustin Arbuckle & the Damnations
Sidney’s Lounge, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Firp Edmunds
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Bosco & the Storm
The Summit, Route 11, New Milford: Driven
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Buzz and Better Than Bad Duo
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Nowhere Slow
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Melvin George, Dave Cooperman and Scott Bruce
Sunday, June 11
Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: The Soul Shakers with Jesse Mower
The Beaumont Inn, 4437 Route 309, Dallas: Jordon Ramirez
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
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: DJ Devil Dog
Monday, June 12
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, June 13
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton:
Soul Monde
OSE (Oak Street Express), 601 N. Main Ave., Taylor: Paul LaQuintano
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Streamside Karaoke
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Adam McKinley
Wednesday, June 14
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 with Tim the Woodman Woody
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: Jam Band
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: Mike Dougherty
Whiskey Dick’s, 308 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Trivia Night

Fab 5 – June 8, 2017

Fab 5 – June 8, 2017

  1. NEPA Yoga Festival
    On Saturday, June 10, the third annual NEPA Yoga Festival takes place at Montage Mountain Resorts, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton.
    The festival, hosted by Nearme Yoga, features live music, lectures, vendors, meditations and classes. Classes include topics like Vinyasa, Kundalini and Chakra Flow yoga.
    Tickets are $69 general admission and $50 for students and veterans. Children age 3 and younger get in for free, and tickets for children ages 4 to 16 are $25 and includes a water park ticket.
    The festival runs from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Class times, subject to change, occur hourly from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    For more information and to purchase tickets, visit nepayogafestival.com or the event’s Facebook page.
  2. Everhart Honors
    The Everhart Museum hosts the inaugural Everhart Honors fundraising event on Saturday, June 10, at the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton.
    Tickets are $125 to the 6 p.m. event.
    The event is being held to raise funds for the museum and to honor an exemplary supporter. The evening features hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, live music and an art sale featuring local artists.
    The event’s honoree is regional artist and former Everhart Museum trustee Lois Kearney. A painting by Kearney is part of the museum’s current exhibition “Women of the Everhart,” a collection of works by female artists.
    For more information and to purchase tickets, call 570-346-7186 ext. 510 or visit everhart-museum.org.
  3. Dierks Bentley
    On Saturday, June 10, country superstar Dierks Bentley takes the stage at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton, with special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi, as part of “What the Hell” world tour.
    Tickets start at $26 for the 7 p.m. show.
    Bentley rose to fame in 2003 with his debut self-titled album, featuring songs like “My Last Name” and “What Was I Thinkin’?” which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. His newest studio album “Black,” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
    For more information and to purchase tickets, call 800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.
  4. Pittie Palooza Festival
    Lehigh Valley Pitbull Awareness Club and Pittie Chicks host Pittie Palooza on Saturday, June 10, at Maiolatesi Wine Cellars, 32 Cabernet Drive, Scott Twp.
    Tickets are $10 for designated drivers or $20 for adults by Friday, June 9, and $25 at the door. All proceeds benefit rescues in attendance.
    The festival, which takes place from noon to 4 p.m., features wine, dogs for adoption from local rescues, vendors, food trucks and live music by Blue London.
    All friendly, well-socialized breed dogs welcome. One dog per handler and retractable leashes are not allowed. Attendees must be 21 and over to drink.
    For more information and to purchase tickets, visit pittiepalooza.com or the event’s Facebook page.
  5. Scranton Shakespeare Festival Tony Awards Viewing Party
    On Broadway’s biggest night, Scranton Shakespeare Festival offers fans of the Great White Way to celebrtae in style.
    The festival hosts Tony Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, June 11, at The Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave.
    The event kicks of at 7:30 p.m. and will feature a red carpet, live entertainment cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
    Tickets are $35 per guest and $50 to be listed as a patron. Reservations recommended, but tickets can be purchased at the door by check, cash, or credit card. To reserve, call 570-230-7277.
    For more information, visit Scranton Shakespeare Festival’s Facebook page.
Better together – Spouses Carol and Fred Linde make sweet music as Common Threads duo

Better together – Spouses Carol and Fred Linde make sweet music as Common Threads duo

Husband-and-wife duo Carol and Fred Linde have always felt they are “cut from the same cloth.” As he puts it, “Carol is the main ingredient,” and as she says, “Fred is my main man in this duo.”
The two met a surprise party where it was no surprise that they ended up singing with each other.
“Fred and his buddy opened the night with their acoustic act called Rock N’Rye. I couldn’t help myself and just naturally sang harmony with them. The rest is history,” Carol Linde said.
He remembers a similar story, with her chiming in “with some really sweet harmony.” The duo have been singing since the day they met and their duo, Common Threads, has played on stages in Northeast Pennsylvania for the past 30 years.

Q: How did you get involved in music?
Carol Linde: My mom always played her albums at home when I was growing up; she loved a wide range of music and played it loud and often. She also was self-taught on the piano. I am sure her love for music rubbed off on me. In high school, I had a friend who sang beautiful harmonies with her sister. I was intrigued and determined to learn to sing like that. So I started by listening to the Beatles albums and played one side at a time on the mono stereo, learning the different keys that blended together. I trained my ear to be able to sing harmony on command.
Fred Linde: Several of my family members played instruments and had a country band in the ‘50s and ‘60s. I always enjoyed people playing music and I got the bug.

Q: What do you remember about the first time you performed in public?
CL: I was seven years old and had my first piano recital at Greenridge Nursing home. I was a little bit nervous, but not about preforming. A nursing home can be a very scary place for a seven-year-old. But despite my fears, I performed “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” flawlessly.
FL: I played my guitar at a campsite in New York. The campers were kind, they made me feel comfortable and confident although I know I wasn’t very good at the time. It was a good start for me.

Q: How did you guys come up with your name?
CL: Fred and I used to listened to a college radio station in upstate New York called Common Threads. It’s a two-hour long show of singer-songwriters performing other singer-songwriters’ songs. It was a great concept.
FL: The name seem to fit our situation as a husband-and- wife duo.

Q: What is the process for choosing the songs you cover?
CL: For me, I find if it’s a song that I am singing lead on, I have to learn my singing parts first so it comes without effort, then I learn the bass parts. If I am singing backup, I learn the bass line first, and the harmonies just fall into place.
FL: We try to pick songs that work for both of us. We are limited, as we never use electronic or computer generated assistance.

Q: How have you changed as a musician over the years?
CL: That’s a hard one. Just about everything I know about performing I learned from my husband, Fred. He is a very patient man. My first years of playing the bass were frustrating and embarrassing at best. But with the encouragement from my family and friends and tons of practice, I have learned to relax and just be on stage and enjoy playing and singing.
FL: I’ve developed more patience, keeping temps and volumes at lower levels while using a softer touch. I tended to play too fast and too loud, but maturity has helped me in these areas.

Q: What are some of your favorite memories as a musician?
CL: The one that sticks out in my mind the most was one snowy December night, George Wesley and Annette Pinchotti joined us on stage in a little bowling alley in Elmhurst. Word spread like wildfire in our small North Pocono community and the place was hopping all night long.
FL: All the great musicians and friends I have played with over the years. Some gigs were better than others, but it is a great life experience I will never forget.

Q: How has the NEPA music scene changed over the years?
CL: People don’t stay out as late as they did back in the big rock club days and I believe the bar owners have learned to add live entertainment earlier and more often during happy hour and dinner hour.
FL: I don’t believe it has changed much. It seemed to have lost some momentum with the emergence of DJs. To me, that also has died off and live music is in more demand than ever.

Q: What is the biggest challenge?
CL: Keeping our music fresh and finding new venues to play.
FL: The instrument itself, you never stop learning it.

Q: What are your future goals for the band?
CL: We have played together for well over 30 years and the winters are hard here in the Northeast. I would like to see us as snowbirds and play music up and down the east coast and have the best of both worlds.
FL: Keep learning new music, looking for new venues and improving my craft.

— samantha stanich

Concerts – June 1, 2017

Concerts – June 1, 2017

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 570-826-1100
Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Friday, June 2
Donovan, Sunday, June 4
Shadows of the 60s — a tribute to Motown, Saturday, June 10
Vince Gill, Thursday, June 15
TOTO, Sunday, June 18
Blackberry Smoke, Friday, June 23
The Ultimate Queen Celebration, Saturday, July 1
Robbie Fulks, Friday, July 14
Daughtry, Saturday, July 15
Amos Lee, Sunday, July 30
Dweezil Zappa, Thursday, Aug. 3

Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub, Mount Airy Casino Resort
Tickets: 877-682-4791
Craig Robinson, Saturday, June 3
DJ Pauly D, Saturday, June 10; Saturday, July 15; Saturday, Aug. 26
International Bikini Team, Saturday, June 10
1964 the Tribute, Saturday, June 24
Freestyle Explosion, Friday, June 30
Kool & The Gang, Sunday, July 2
Fourth of July Fireworks, Monday, July 3
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
Laurence Juber, Saturday, June 3
Al Stewart, Friday, June 16
Romeo Delight, Saturday, June 17
Craig Thatcher’s Eric Clapton Retrospective, Saturday, June 24
Dwight & Nicole, Thursday, June 29
Splintered Sunlight — Summer of Love 50th anniversary party, Friday, June 30
Eaglemania, Saturday, July 1
The David Bromberg Quintet, Friday, July 14
The Elovators, Saturday, July 15
The Birdie Busch Band, Thursday, July 20

Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre
Tickets: 800-745-3000
Bryan Adams, Saturday, June 13

The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Tickets: 570-961-9000
Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi, Saturday, June 10
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

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe
Tickets: 570-325-0371
Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot, Friday, June 2
Craig Thatcher Band, Thursday, June 8
George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Sunday, June 11
Jake Kaligis Band, Thursday, June 15
Lou Gramm — Voice of Foreigner, Friday, June 16
Happy Together Tour, Thursday, June 22
The Airplane Family & Friends with Live Dead ‘69, Friday, June 23
Fuel with Marcy Playground and Dishwalla plus Another Day Dawns, Saturday, June 24
Becky and the Beasts, Thursday, June 29
Back to the Eighties Show With Jessie’s Girl, Friday, June 30

River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains Twp.
Tickets: 570-822-2992
The Return Of New York State of Mind — Billy Joel tribute, Saturday, June 3
Start Making Sense, tribute to the Talking Heads, Friday, June 9
Marco Benevento, Friday, June 16
Dustin Douglas and the Electric Gentlemen, Saturday, June 17
Dead Winter Carpenters, the Dishonest Fiddlers and JP Biondo, Wednesday, June 21
Trippin on Nothing — Pre-Bakers Dozen Party, Friday, June 23
Hank and Cupcakes, Friday, June 30
Aaron Fink & the Fury, Friday, Aug. 18
Suze, Saturday, Aug. 26
Steal Your Peach, Saturday, Sept. 23

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg
Tickets: 570-420-2808
Zoso — the Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, Friday, June 2
Assuming We Survive, Friday, June 2
Three Dog Night, Sunday, June 11
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Thursday, June 15
Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti, Saturday, June 17
Water Street, Saturday, June 17
Crispy Light/Charles Infamous, Thursday, June 22
I Hate Heroes, Friday, June 23
Mac Seal, Monday, June 26
Maverick MMA II, Saturday, June 1

The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-625-3681
Roosevelt, Thursday, June 1
Phoenix, Friday, June 2
Kiss N Grind, Friday June 2
Brother Ali, Own Light Tour, Sunday, June 4
Blossoms, Monday, June 5
HO99O9, Tuesday, June 6
Blurrred Featuring Graves X. Josh Pan, Thursday, June 8
Taake, Friday, June 9
Dawes, Saturday, June 10
Circa Waves, Saturday, June 10
Jeremy Enigk, Sunday, June 11
Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-627-1332
Banks, Friday, June 2
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Monday, June 5
Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Saturday, June 10
Michael Franti & Spearhead, Saturday, June 17
Sevendust, Friday, June 23
Method Man + Redman, Thursday, June 29
Kehlani, Monday, July 10
Lupe Fiasco, Saturday, July 15
Slayer, Sunday, July 23
Die Antwoord, Tuesday, Aug. 8

BB&T Pavilion, Camden, New Jersey
Tickets: 856-365-1300
Thomas Rhett, Saturday, June 3
Train, Thursday, June 8
Jack Johnson, Saturday, June 10
Fast Lane: WRRF 2, Sunday, June 11
Florida Georgia Line, Saturday, June 17
Avenged Sevenfold, Wednesday, June 21
John Legend, Thursday, June 22
Lady Antebellum, Friday, June 23
Dead and Company, Sunday, June 25
Vans Warped Tour, Friday, July 7

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Tickets: 800-298-4200
Iron Maiden, Sunday, June 4
Neil Diamond, Tuesday, June 20
New Kids on the Block, Saturday, June 24
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Saturday, July 1, and Saturday, July 29
James Taylor, 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

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York
Tickets: 866-781-2922
Train, Friday, June 16
K104’S KFest 2017, Saturday, July 2017
Neil Diamond, Thursday, June 22
Zac Brown Band, Friday, June 23
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

Madison Square Garden, New York City
Tickets: 212-307-7171
The 1975, Thursday, June 1
Billy Joel, Tuesday, June 6 and Wednesday, July 5
El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico, Saturday, June 10
Neil Diamond, Thursday, June 15 and Saturday, June 17
Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull, Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1
Gloria Trevi vs. Alejandra Guzman, Saturday, Aug. 12
Lionel Richie: All The Hits with Mariah Carey, Saturday, Aug. 19
Miel San Marcos, Sept. 2
Eric Clapton, Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8
Depeche Mode: Global Spirit Tour with Warpaint, Saturday, Sept. 9 and Monday, Sept. 11
Earth, Wind and Fire and CHIC featuring Nile Rogers, Friday, Sept. 15

Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tickets: 212-465-6500
Jerry Seinfeld, Thursday, June 8; Thursday, July 13; Thursday, June 27; Friday, Sept. 22; and Thursday, Oct. 5
An Evening with Pat Metheny, Saturday, June 10
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Tuesday, June 13, and Wednesday, June 14
Jermaine Dupri presents SoSo Summer 17 Tour, Friday, June 16
The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show, Saturday, June 17
Diana Krall, Wednesday, June 21
Jason Isbell, Thursday, June 22 to Saturday, June 24
Sheryl Crow, Wednesday, June 28
Blondie & Garbage: the Rage and Rapture Tour, Tuesday, Aug. 1
Gillian Welch The Harrow & The Harvest In Concert Vinyl Release Tour, Wednesday, Aug. 2

World Cafe Live (downstairs), Philadelphia
Tickets: 215-222-1400
Elizabeth Zharoff + Xavier Foley, Friday, June 2
Bria Skonberg, Wednesday, June 7
Southern Culture on the Skids, Friday, June 9
Casey Abrams and Gina Sicilia, Thursday, June 15
Peter Asher and Albert Lee, Monday, June 19
Robert Glasper Experiment, Tuesday, June 20
Marshall Crenshaw Y Los Straitjackets, Thursday, June 22
The Joe Trainor Trio and Friends — An Evening of Billy Joel Songs, Saturday, June 24
Cloud Cult, Tuesday, June 27
Ed Palermo Big Band, Zodd Zundgren — the Music of Frank Zappa and Todd Rundgren, June 30