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THIS WEEK: April 4 to 10, 2014


Debbie Gravitte: Broadway Baby, a pops concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with the Tony Award-winning actress and singer performing a musical journey of legendary Broadway songs. 8 tonight at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton; and 8 p.m. Saturday at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


Buckcherry, the Los Angeles-based hard rock act. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 tonight. $25. 570-420-2808.


Start Making Sense, the seven-member ensemble re-creating the music and performances of the Talking Heads. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 tonight. $17. 570-325-0249.


Marywood Wind Ensemble Concert, tracing the history of concert band music from Vaughan Williams to contemporary pieces. Sette LaVerghetta Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. Saturday. Free. 570-348-6211.


Alexis P. Suter Band, the blues singer and her group. River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 N. River St., Plains Township. Saturday with doors at 6 p.m. and music at 8 p.m. $10 advance; $15 at the door. 570-822-2992.


David Young, a concert by the musician and author including storytelling, meditation, healing and laughter. Unity of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 140 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday. $20 advance; $30 at the door. 607-725-7785.


The Gold Magnolias, the Brooklyn southern soul band. Harmony Presents, Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $18 advance; $22 at the door. 570-588-8077.


The Blues Brotherhood, a Blues Brothers tribute duo. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday. $21. 570-325-0249.


Simply Grand Concert, with flutist Christine Moulton and other faculty members of the music department of Mansfield University. Sordoni High-Definition Theater, WVIA Studios, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. 2 p.m. Sunday. Free but reservations required. 570-655-2808.


Corpus Christi, a concert by the Lyric Consort including Renaissance motets and the complete Requiem of Eustache Du Caurroy. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 3 p.m. Sunday. Free. 570-343-6707.


Sacred Lenten Concert, performed by the Catholic Choral Society. St. Ann Parish, 1250 St. Ann St., Scranton. 3 p.m. Sunday. Free. 570-575-1040.


Jazz Dancing, swinging jazz classics and smooth ballads by the Marywood Jazz Ensemble. Latour Room, Nazareth Student Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Free. 570-348-6211.


Musical Theater Scholarship Gala, with performances by six talented high school students joined by professional actors Jessie Hooker and John Wascavage. The students will compete for three scholarships to the summer Performing Arts Institute. Wyoming Seminary Lower School, 1560 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. 7 p.m. Sunday. $15, $10 seniors and students; $40 with pre-performance reception. 570-270-2186.


Laflin Follies, an evening of laughs, music and talent along with refreshments and door prizes. St. Maria Goretti Parish Center, Laflin Road, Laflin. 7 p.m. Sunday. 570-655-8956.


An Intimate Evening with Clint Black, an unplugged concert by the country star and his band performing songs from his extensive catalogue. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. $75 (limited pit seating), $49, $39, $29. 570-826-1100.


Manhattan School of Music Brass Orchestra, joined by the University of Scranton Singers. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. 570-941-7624.


Engelbert Huperdinck, the romantic balladeer and former Golden Globe Entertainer of the Year. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Tuesday. $81, $61, $51, $41. 570-826-1100.


Live from the Chandelier Lobby, with multi-platinum singer Joan Osborne in an acoustic show with band mate Keith Cotton. F.M. Kirby Center Lobby, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. $34.50. 570-826-1100.


Canadian Brass, five virtuoso brass musicians performing Baroque, Dixieland, jazz and Broadway tunes. Presented by the Greater Hazleton Concert Series at Hazleton Area High School, 1601 W. 23rd St. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. $30; $10 students. 570-788-4864.


Dirty Heads, the five-piece reggae-rock band from California. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Thursday. $20 advance; $23 day of show. 570-420-2808.


FUTURE CONCERTS


Dr. Hook and Ray Sawyer, country-rock and soul with the 1970s band which realigned in 1984 with a new twist to its iconic sound. With singer-songwriter Jonathan Edwards performing his songs of passion, insight and humor. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 11. 866-605-7325.


Tony Orlando, the veteran pop singer (“Knock Three Times”). Keystone Grand Ballroom, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 8 p.m. April 11. $40, $35. 570-831-2100.


Marywood Guitar Ensemble, performing works by Vivaldi, Jack Fina and others. Marian Chapel, Swartz Center for Spiritual Life, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. April 12. Free. 570-348-6211.


Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman, the singer and guitarist performing R&B, roots and world rhythms. Presented by RiverFolk Concerts at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. 7:30 p.m. April 12. $15 advance; $20 at the door. 845-252-6783.


Ballroom with a Twist, a dancing and singing extravaganza with celebrity pros from “Dancing with the Stars” performing with finalists from “So You Think You Can Dance” along with vocals by finalists from “American Idol.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 12. $79 (limited pit), $49, $39, $29. 570-826-1100.


Bartok Chamber Music Festival, instrumental and vocal works by professional and student performers highlighting works by Hungarian composer Bela Bartok. Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 8 p.m. April 12; 2 p.m. April 13. Free. 570-270-2192.


Get the Led Out, the Philadelphia-based tribute band playing music of Led Zeppelin. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 12. $28 advance; $33 day of show. 866-605-7325.


Northern Tier Symphony, performing the “Crown Imperial” march by William Walton, “A Shropshire’s Lad” by George Butterworth and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade.” Tunkhannock Middle School, 200 Franklin St. 8 p.m. April 12. $10, $5 students. 570-289-1090.


Willy Porter, the singer-songwriter and guitarist. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 12. $23. 570-325-0249.


Quimby Mountain Band, the eclectic group spanning a range of genres including blues, funk, southern rock, reggae and soul. With the Jordan Koza Family Band and Brother Buddah. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. April 12. $12 advance; $15 day of show. 570-420-2808.


Marywood Percussion Ensemble, a chamber-music concert conducted by Steven Mathiesen. Sette LaVerghetta Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. April 13. Free. 570-348-6211.


U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors, a free performance by the 19-member internationally acclaimed touring group. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. April 14. Free but tickets required. 570-826-1100.


Homegrown Music Concert, with Brooklyn singer-songwriter Clarence Bucaro and world music band Rogue Chimp. WVIA Public Media Studios, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. 8 p.m. April 14. Free but reservations required. 570-655-2808.


Live from the Chandelier Lobby, an intimate concert with singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo performing roots rock and alternative country. F.M. Kirby Center Lobby, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 15. $29.50. 570-826-1100.


Kathy Griffin, the Emmy-winning comedienne (“Suddenly Susan”). F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. April 17. $99 (Limited Pit), $65, $45. 570-826-1100.


The Pedrito Martinez Group, Cuban jazz by the world-class conga player, singer and bandleader and his group. Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. April 18. Free. 570-389-4409.


Free Range Folk, a concert complemented by food from the band’s organic cooperative 14-acre farm. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 19. $17. 570-325-0249.


Kristian Bush, one-half of the country duo Sugarland. Keystone Grand Ballroom, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 8 p.m. April 19. $35, $30. 570-831-2100.


Brian Regan, the premier standup comedian brings his sophisticated writing and comic physicality to the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. April 24. $39.50. 570-826-1100.


Dead Winter Carpenters, the Americana roots-rock band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. April 24. $15. 570-325-0249.


We the Kings, the alternative rock group with nine-piece reggae band Subnotics and local indie rockers A Fire with Friends. Anderson Sports and Health Center, North Gate, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7 p.m. April 25. $25. 570-674-6407.


Some Kind of Jam 9, a weekend of music and camping with 25 eclectic performers on three stages including Assembly of Dust, Everyone Orchestra, the Mantras, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Scott Pemberton Trio, Tauk, the Wiyos, Dirtfoot, Rootstand, Hard Swimmin’ Fish, Red Clover Ghost, the Southern Belles, Royal Noise, Manatawny Creek Ramblers and many more. Schuylkill County Fairgrounds, 2270 Fair Road, Schuylkill Haven. April 25 to 27 with gates opening Friday at 9 a.m. $65 advance; $80 day of event. Info at jibberjazz.com.


Open Mic Night, with local performers of all genres and special guest performers the Keystone Poets. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. April 25. Free. 570-996-1500.


Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert, classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral music. J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, North Franklin and West Jackson streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. April 25 and 26. Free. 570-208-6044.


University of Scranton String Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. April 25. Free. 570-941-7624.


Beethoven’s Ninth, a performance of the famous “Ode to Joy” symphony with Maestro Lawrence Loh conducting the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic joined by the Symphonic Chorus and four guest soloists. Also: cellist Alberto Parrini solos on Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto No. 1. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. April 25. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


Queensryche, the theatrical hard-rock outfit. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 25. $30 advance; $35 day of show. 866-605-7325.


The Bach and Handel Chorale, a 30th-anniversary concert of Bach cantatas and selected choruses from Handel’s “Messiah” along with other pieces. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 21 Race St., Jim Thorpe. 3 p.m. April 26. 570-325-4794 or lvartsboxoffice.org.


Marywood Orchestra Concert, with guests the Abington Heights High School Orchestra. Sette LaVerghetta Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. April 26. Free. 570-348-6211.


The Midtown Men, the four stars from the original Broadway cast of “Jersey Boys” performing favorite 1960s hits from the Beatles, Beach Boys, Motown, the Four Seasons and more. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 26. $55, $45, $35. 570-826-1100.


Quiet Riot, the hard-rock metal band. Keystone Grand Ballroom, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 8 p.m. April 26. 570-831-2100.


Shawn Klush: The World’s Greatest Elvis, the Pittston resident designated the “First Ever Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist” appearing with the Stamps Quartet and the Sweet Inspirations. Sponsored by the Pittston Memorial Library at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 8 p.m. April 26. $85.50 VIP, $49.50. 570-955-1455.


The Comedy Palace, a night of laughs with stand-up comedians Jessica Kirson, Steve Leventhal and Raquel D’Apice. Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Road, Scranton. 8 p.m. April 26. $25; $40 per couple; $50 patrons. 570-344-7201.


Sha Na Na, highlights of the nostalgic rock band’s four-decade journey from Woodstock to the movie “Grease.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 26. $22 advance; $27 day of show. 866-605-7325.


Sonni Shine and the Underwater Sounds, with special guests the Wallace Brothers Band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 26. $15. 570-325-0249.


Spring Concert, with the Wyoming Seminary Chorale and Madrigal Singers, String Ensemble, Orchestra and Handbell Choir performing works by Brahms, Bartok, Schubert, Beethoven and Faure. Great Hall, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 2 p.m. April 27. Free. 570-270-2192.


Marywood Chamber Singers, with selections by Anton Bruckner and William Hawley as well as lighter pieces and vocal jazz. Marian Chapel, Swartz Center for Spiritual Life, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 3 p.m. April 27. Free. 570-348-6211.


Jaime Jorge, a free Christian concert with the violin virtuoso who performs favorite hymns and contemporary praise songs. Back Mountain Harvest Assembly, 340 Carverton Road, Trucksville. 6:30 p.m. April 27. 570-696-1128.


Ani DiFranco, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter performing songs from her new release “Which Side Are You On.” Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. April 28. $40, $30, $22. 570-420-2808.


Marywood String Project, with three string orchestras, ensembles and solos by young players age 5 to 18. Setta LaVerghetta Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 6:30 p.m. May 1. Free. 570-348-6211.


The Whigs, the garage-rock band with special guest singer Nikki Lane. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. May 1. $15. 570-325-0249.


Songs from Tin Pan Alley, a cabaret-style pop concert by the Arcadia Chorale joined by the Doug Smith Jazz Trio performing songs of Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Cole Porter. Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. May 2. $15, $12 seniors, $7 students. 570-871-0350.


The Definitive Allman Brothers Tribute: Live at the Fillmore, a note-for-note re-creation of the Duane Allman-led band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. May 2. $20. 570-325-0249.


Blue Oyster Cult and Foghat, an evening of classic hard rock. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 2. $35 advance; $40 day of show. 866-605-7325.


Campus Choir Collaborative, with the Marywood Choir joined by singers and musicians from Wyoming Seminary. Included: Samuel Barber’s cantata “Prayers of Kierkegaard”; and Aaron Copland’s Symphony No. 3 (“Fanfare for the Common Man”) performed by the Wyoming Seminary Civic Orchestra. 4 p.m. May 3 at the Setta LaVerghetta Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton; and 8 p.m. May 4 at Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Free. 570-348-6211.


Jake Owen: Day of Gold, the country music star with special guests Parmalee and the Cadillac Three. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. May 3. $42.50, $27.50. 800-745-3000.


World Premiere Composition Series, the 31st annual event with two new works by composer/conductor Kyle Athayde performed by the University of Scranton Concert Band and Concert Choir. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. May 3. Free. 570-941-7624.


Creedence Clearwater Revisited, an offshoot of the legendary group Creedence Clearwater Revival with original members Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 8 p.m. May 3. 570-831-2100.


Eaglemania, the Eagles tribute band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 3. $25. 570-325-0249.


Children’s and Youth Graduation Concert, fine treble and mixed-voice music along with a reception to honor graduates. Presented by the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 3 p.m. May 4. $10, free for age 18 and under. 570-343-6707.


The Winery Dogs, the supergroup of Richie Kotzen (Poison), Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth’s bassist) and Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) delivering straightforward rock-n-roll. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 4. $22 advance; $27 day of show. 866-605-7325.


Joe Bonamassa, the guitar virtuoso and blues-rock star. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. May 7. 570-826-1100.


Seether, the South African post-grunge/alt metal band with special guests Black Stone Cherry and Skindred. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. May 7. $25 advance; $28 day of show. 570-420-2808.


University of Scranton Jazz Band. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. May 9. Free. 570-941-7624.


Fitz and the Tantrums, the Los Angeles-based pop-rock sextet. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 9. $21 advance; $26 day of show. 866-605-7325.


Rob Zombie, the heavy-metal musician and filmmaker. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. May 9. $45 advance; $48 at the door. 570-420-2808.


Parrot Beach, a Jimmy Buffet Beach Party. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. May 9. $23. 570-325-0249.


Susquehanna Breakdown Music Festival, the second annual music festival hosted by bluegrass band Cabinet. With two stages of entertainment, craft and food vendors, family-friendly camping and more. Performers include Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Marco Benevento, Floodwood featuring Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico of moe, Terrapin Flyer featuring Melvin Seals and Mark Karan, Driftwood, Leroy Justice, And the Moneynotes, Coal Town Rounders, East Bound Jesus, Kalob Griffin Band, the Brummy Brothers, Blind Owl Band, Tom Graham, FMO and the Schooley Mountain Band. The Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. May 10 beginning at noon; however, campers may arrive 5 p.m. May 9 and enjoy an intimate concert by Cabinet. $69 VI, $28. 800-745-3000.


Psalm Sets, a concert by the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania including Igor Stravinsky’s “Symphony of Psalms,” Leonard Berstein’s “Chichester Psalms” and selected movements from Felix Mendelssohn’s “Lobgesang.” St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 10. $15, free for age 18 and under. 570-343-6707.


The Rat Pack Show, a tribute to the music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 10. $30. 570-325-0249.


Black Label Society, the California heavy metal band with Down, Devil You Know and Butcher Babies. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. May 13. $29 advance; $33 day of show. 570-420-2808.


Blue October, the platinum-selling Texas rock group. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. May 15. $20 advance; $23 day of show. 570-420-2808.


Robben Ford Band, the Grammy-nominated bluesy guitar virtuoso. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. May 15. $27. 570-325-0249.


Pre-Commencement Concert with the University of Scranton Symphonic Band and Singers. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. May 16. Free. 570-941-7624.


Stir Fried, a Grateful Dead tribute band with Steve Kimock and Buddy Cage (“New Riders of the Purple Sage”). Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. May 16. $25. 570-325-0249.


The Bach and Handel Chorale with the Perseverance Jazz Band, performing ragtime, Dixieland, traditional jazz and Second Line tunes. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 3 and 7 p.m. May 17. $18, $15 seniors. 570-325-0249.


Joe Nardone Presents ‘An Evening of Solid Gold,’ an oldies show with Jay Black (of Jay & the Americans), Lou Christie and the Duprees. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. May 17. $50, $40, $30. 570-826-1100.


Paul Barrere and Fred Tacket of Little Feat, the acoustic duo performing songs from the Little Feat catalogue. With special guests The New Orleans Suspects. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 7:30 p.m. May 18. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 866-605-7325.


Cristabelle Braden, contemporary Christian music by the singer-guitarist. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 24. Free. 570-899-2264.


An Evening with Bobby Vinton, a musical gala with the pop crooner and his family backed by an orchestra. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. May 24. $50, $40, $30. 570-826-1100.


Dead on Live, performing the Grateful Dead albums “Workingman’s Dead” and “American Beauty” in their entirety. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 24. $25. 570-325-0249.


Charlie Daniels Band/Bret Michaels/Marshall Tucker Band. The three country-rock legends unite for a one-night performance at the Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7:30 p.m. May 30. $59.50, $49.50, $39.50. 800-745-3000.


Ethan Bortnick, the young musician and songwriter with singer-actor Damian McGinty of “Glee.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. May 30. 570-826-1100.


GWAR, the satirical thrash-metal band known for its horror-film-inspired costumes and graphic stage performances. With openers Doyle and Cannibis Corpse. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. May 30. $18 advance; $20 day of show. 570-420-2808.


Dark Star Orchestra, the Grateful Dead tribute band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 30. 866-605-7325.


Froggy Fest 2014, the annual country-music gathering with Dierks Bentley, Chris Young, Chase Rice, Jon Pardi, Maggie Rose and more. The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 4 p.m. June 1. $30 to $85. Tickets at livenation.com.


An Evening with John Legend, the nine-time Grammy winner on “The All of Me Tour,” promoting his latest release “Love in the Future.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. June 5. 570-826-1100.


Ronan Tynan, the renowned Irish tenor performing fan favorites with pianist Bill Lewis. Presented by the Sacred Concert Ethnic Heritage Spotlight Series at St. Peter’s Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. June 6. $35. 570-344-7231.


Pablo Cruise, a reunion of the California pop-rock band that hit the charts in the 1970s. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 6. $23 advance; $28 day of show. 866-605-7325.


Craig Thatcher Band: A Fillmore Tribute, with a salute to the famed musicians who performed at Bill Graham’s iconic venues The Fillmores East and West. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. June 6. $23. 570-325-0249.


Craig Thatcher Band, in an Eric Clapton tribute. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 7. $23. 570-325-0249.


Ryan Pelton, an Elvis Presley tribute show. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 7. 866-605-7325.


Journey and the Steve Miller Band, with special guests Tower of Power. The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 6:45 p.m. June 10. Tickets at livenation.com.


Live Wire, the AC/DC tribute band with special guests Exciter performing a Judas Priest tribute. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 13. $17 advance; $22 day of show. 866-605-7325.


Acoustic Hot Tuna, the duo of Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady joined by mandolin virtuoso Barry Mutterhoof and folk-rocker Leon Russell. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. June 14. $40, $35, $25. 570-420-2808.


REO Speedwagon, the rock band performing its hits from the 1970s-80s along with selections from its 2007 album “Find Your Own Way Home.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 20. $35 advance; $40 day of show. 866-605-7325.


Kenny Vance & the Planotones, the doo wop sound of the 1950s and 1960s. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 6 p.m. June 22. $45, $35. 570-420-2808.


The Happy Together Tour, with the Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night), Mark Farner (formerly of Grand Funk Railroad), Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels and Gary Lewis & the Playboys. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 26. $44, $39. 866-605-7325.


Madsummer Meltdown, a weekend of music and camping with 27 eclectic acts on three stages along with nature trails, trout fishing, food and craft vendors and children’s activities. Performers include Ozric Tentacles, Max Creek, Turkuaz, Consider the Source, Tiny Boxes, Deadstring Brothers, the Horse Flies, Antioquia, Flux Capacitor, Chestnut Grove, A Ghost Like Me and many more. Schuylkill County Fairgrounds, 2270 Fair Road, Schuylkill Haven. June 27 to 29 with gates opening Friday at 9 a.m. $65 advance; $80 day of event. Info at jibberjazz.com.


Stanley Clarke Trio, the titan of the bass guitar and his group. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 27. $55, $50, $45. 570-325-0249.


7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience, a re-creation of an Eagles concert. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 28. $18 advance; $23 day of show. 866-605-7325.


Mary Fahl Band, the singer-guitarist and her group. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 28. $25. 570-325-0249.


Rock 107 Fourth of July Bash, with rock bands Styx, Foreigner and Eagles guitarist Don Felder along with local bands and fireworks. The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 8 p.m. July 4. $21.07, $10.07. 800-745-3000 or livenation.com.


Vans Warped Tour, the annual rock festival with Falling in Reverse, Parkway Drive, the Ghost Inside, the Story So Far, For Today, Stray from the Path, Air Dubai, Mixtapes, Teenage Bottlerocket, Mayday Parade, Atilla, the Protomen, Tear out the Heart, Plague Vendor, Saves the Day, A Skylit Drive, I the Mighty, Beartooth, the Devil Wears Prada, the Ready Set, the Color Morale, Enter Shikari, Cute Is What We Aim for and more. The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. July 9 beginning at 11 a.m. Tickets at livenation.com.


Briggs Farm Blues Festival, the 17th annual outdoor festival with two stages of music, Mississippi Delta-style barbecue, fresh roasted sweet corn, vendors, hayrides and camping. Guests include Eddie Turner, Alexis P. Suter Band, Mike Farris, Anthony “Big A” Sherrod with the Corn Lickers, Bernard Allison, Samantha Fish, Eddie Shaw & Wolf Gang, Lonnie Shields, Harper, Gabriel Butterfield Blues Band, Symphonic Haze and more. Briggs Farm, 88 Old Berwick Highway, Nescopeck. 4:30 to 11 p.m. July 11; 2:30 to 11 p.m. July 12. 570-379-3342 or briggsfarm.com.


Zappa Plays Zappa, a performance by Dweezil Zappa, honoring his musician father Frank Zappa. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. July 11. $77 (premium), $51, $41, $31. Preceded by a one-hour master class demonstrating techniques and improvisational strategies ($75). 3 p.m. July 11. 570-826-1100.


Winter Dance Party, a re-creation of the final tour of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper before they were killed in a plane crash in 1959 (“The Day the Music Died”). F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. July 12. $37, $27. 570-826-1100.


B.B. King, the King of the Blues and 15-time Grammy winner. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. July 18. 866-605-7325.


Bill Maher, America’s favorite “equal opportunity offender” and star of Comedy Central’s “Politically Incorrect” and HBO’s “Real Time.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. July 27. $99 (limited pit seating), $69, $49. 570-826-1100.


Musikfest, the 10-day music extravaganza with headliners Sheryl Crow, ZZ Top, the Moody Blues, the Avett Brothers, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds and many more. Downtown Bethlehem. Aug. 1 to 10. Schedule at musikfest.org.


KISS and Def Leppard, the ultimate in classic rock with the two veteran bands on their “2014 Heroes Tour.” The Pavilion on Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 7 p.m. Aug. 9. Tickets at livenation.com.


The Peach Music Festival, with the Allman Brothers Band, Bob Weir & Rat Dog, Trey Anastasio Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Lotus, Jaimor’s Jasssz Band, the Greyboy Allstars, Blackberry Smoke, JJ Grey & Mofro, Papadosio, the Revivalists, Dopapod, the Infamous Stringdusters, the Soul Rebels, Boombox, Bobby Lee Rodgers and more. The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Aug. 14 to 17. Tickets at livenation.com.


Great White, the rock band performing with its signature grit and blues-hued sound. With the all-female hard-rock band Vixen. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Aug. 15. 866-605-7325.


Josh Groban, the pop singer performing with musicians from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. The Pavilion on Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 7 p.m. Aug. 26. Tickets at livenation.com.


Motley Crue, the metal glam rockers with shock-rock performer Alice Cooper. Great Allentown Fair, 1850 Liberty St. 7 p.m. Aug. 27. $90, $75, $45. 610-433-7541 or allentownfairpa.org.


Lady Antebellum, the seven-time Grammy Award-winning country trio with special guest baritone country singer Joe Nichols. Great Allentown Fair, 1850 Liberty St. 7 p.m. Aug. 28. $75, $59, $39. 610-433-7541 or allentownfairpa.org.


Tim McGraw, the country superstar returns to the Great Allentown Fair, 1850 Liberty St. 7 p.m. Aug. 29. $78, $58. 610-433-7541 or allentownfairpa.org.


Hunter Hayes, the young country singer and multi-instrumentalist with openers the Swon Brothers. Great Allentown Fair, 1850 Liberty St. 7 p.m. Aug. 30. $59 (pit area), $49, $29. 610-433-7541 or allentownfairpa.org.


Winger, the hard-rock band with multi-platinum rock group FireHouse. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Sept. 5. $24 advance; $29 day of show. 866-605-7325.


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