Don’t mourn the Colosseum, downtown Scranton still rocks
The collapse of the Colosseum leaves Scranton without a nightclub hosting a camera-friendly yellow python. While that’s unfortunate for the python, we know you’re still trying to get your money’s worth, so let’s direct our eyes to the Vintage Theater’s calendar of events.
In the past, the theater has hosted writing workshops, play readings, art shows, and even fitness classes. “This crossroads of energy and ideas is one of the many reasons why the theater has been so successful in its early stages,” said co-founder Conor O’Brien.
There’s always been one constant among the other events: all ages music shows.
“We’ve hosted acts from nearly ever state and from at least five different countries,” said O’Brien. “Our concerts range from intimate musical gatherings to sold out rock shows.”
The theater focuses on keeping ticket prices affordable while ensuring that artists can cultivate a following by inviting them back again and again.
Some bands that have traveled through the 570 in the past include The Menzingers, Broadway Calls, River City Extension, Ted Leo, Destry, Those Mockingbirds, and Tigers Jaw.
The month of November showcases the evolution of an artist: from a demo release to a return from hiatus. Here’s the calendar, so get your digital reminders in order:
- Nov. 12 — Temptation Denied Demo Release Party: Temptation Denied releases their demo with special guests The Way and Ethereal Collapse. Doors at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5.
- Nov. 13 — A Social State Homecoming Show: A Social State (which released its first album this spring at The Vintage Theater) marks its tour homecoming with several of its fellow-musicians friends. Doors at 6 p.m., music at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5.
- Nov. 18 — A Nod To Greatness: Motown and More: LeeAnn Boyle (“NEPA Idol” champion) is the featured performer of this continuing series of classic rock presented by RJTPE Events. Doors at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.
- Nov. 19 — The Mad Conductor, Red Red Indicator and Stupid Stupid Henchmen. The Mad Conductor marks his return to the theater since his last sold-out performance this summer. Doors at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m. Tickets are $9.
- Nov. 25 — Langor CD Release Party: Brian Langan (of the Sw!ms and co-master of Panked Dance Parties) will release his LANGOR album with special musical guests The Spinto Band and Mike Quinn. Doors at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8.
- Nov. 26 — So Long Pluto returns from hiatus for a live performance with special comedic guests, The Unorganized Business Ensemble. Doors at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7.
- jason lucarelli