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Concert Listings: Nov. 15 to 21, 2013

November 14, 2013

THIS WEEK: Nov. 15 to 21, 2013


Freedom Hill Ministries, Christian music. Ekklesia Christian Coffee House, River of Life Fellowship Church, 22 Outlet Road, Lehman Township. Tonight with doors at 6 and music 7 to 9. 570-899-2264.


Mike Lewis, the Americana singer-songwriter. Music Go Round, 3520 Wilkes-Barre Township Commons, Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 to 8 tonight. Free. 570-899-2264.


In Concert, with the University of Scranton String Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue, Scranton. 7:30 tonight. Free. 570-941-7624.


Mike Lewis, the Americana singer-songwriter. The Music Scene, 36 N. Main St., Pittston. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. 570-899-2264.


Here We Are in Spain, a performance by the improv group in the tradition of the hit TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Corner Bistro Theater, 76-78 Main St., Carbondale. 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday. $10. 570-282-7499.


Freedom Hill Ministries, Christian music. Amazing Taste, How Sweet the Grounds, First United Methodist Church, Route 11 and East Butler Street, Shickshinny. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. 570-899-2264.


Coal Town Rounders, energetic bluegrass and historic American songs fused with tight three-part harmonies. Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $16 advance; $20 day of show. 570-588-8077.


Masterworks Concert, an evening of music and dance with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and guests Ballet Northeast. Included: Milhaud’s “La Creation du Monde,” Bach’s “Orchestral Suite No. 3” and Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella Suite.” Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. Saturday. $63, $55, $47, $31. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


A Last Waltz Celebration, a tribute to The Band’s last concert by ‘The Band’ Band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday. $25. 570-325-0249.


Up and Coming Comedy, with standup comedian Nick Marra and opener Owen Straw. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Saturday with cocktails at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. $16. 570-344-1111.


Aaron Lewis, the rock singer and guitarist in an unplugged show. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. $65, $45. 877-682-4791.


38 Special, the platinum-selling southern rockers. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday. $37, $32. 866-605-7325.


Arts at First Presbyterian, a recital with musical ensembles of the church, a string trio, the Bell Choir and soloists soprano Jessica Hitchcock and bass Fran McMullen. Selections include “Jesu, Meine Freude” and “All Ye Who Hear.” First Presbyterian Church, 300 School St., Clarks Summit. 4 p.m. Sunday. Free but donations welcome. 570-586-6306 or fpccs.org.


Jake Miller, the hip-hop/rap artist. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Tuesday. $20 advance; $22 day of show. 570-420-2808.


Yamato: The Drummers of Japan, the traditional Wadaiko percussionists. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. $35, $25. 570-826-1100.


David Griffin, singer-songwriter. Elm Park Christian Cafe, 712 Linden St., Scranton. 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday. 570-899-2264.


FUTURE CONCERTS


Living Stones, Christian music. Ekklesia Christian Coffee House, River of Life Fellowship Church, 22 Outlet Road, Lehman Township. Nov. 22 with doors at 6 and music 7 to 9. 570-899-2264.


Open Mic Night, with musicians, poets, playwrights and special guests Ed Crawley and the Everything Natural Drummers. Bring a drum or shaker to participate. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Nov. 22 with open mic signups at 6:30 p.m., performances at 7 p.m. and drumming at 8:15 p.m. Free. 570-996-1500.


The Allentown Band, a Christmas concert with the 45-member group, America’s oldest civilian concert band begun in 1828. Presented by the Greater Hazleton Concert Series at Hazleton Area High School, 1601 W. 23rd St. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22. $30; $10 students. 570-788-4864.


Robert Randolph and the Family Band, the virtuoso pedal steel guitarist and his long-time accompanists. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 22. $22 advance; $27 day of show. 866-605-7325.


Kalob Griffin Band, the Philadelphia-based Americana rock band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Nov. 22. $15. 570-325-0249.


Comedy Concert, with rock comic Mark Eddie and his original “Rock N Roll Comedy Show,” saluting classic rock, R&B, hip hop, country and pop stars. Also: a live auction, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 7 p.m. Nov. 23. $75 benefits the Matthew Flynn Memorial Scholarship Fund. 800-745-3000.


Sue Yurkanin, from the group Choose This Day. The Main Bean, 161 Main St., Luzerne. 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 23. 570-899-2264.


Benjamin Britten’s St. Nicolas, the dramatic cantata telling the story of the real St. Nicolas, Bishop of Myra, with tenor Mark Kratz along with the Symphonic Chorus, Cantare Treble Choir and Chamber Orchestra. Also: Henry Purcell’s symphonic anthems “O Sing Unto the Lord” and “Rejoice in the Lord Always.” Presented by the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Nov. 23. $15, free for age 18 and under. 343-6707.


The Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra, performing the Overture to “La Forza del Destino” by Giuseppe Verdi, “El Salon Mexico” by Aaron Copland, “Danse Bacchanale” by Camille Saint-Saens and Symphony No 1 in G Minor by Vasily Kalinnikov. Tunkhannock Middle School, 200 Franklin Ave., Tunkhannock. 8 p.m. Nov. 23. $10, $5 students. 570-289-1090.


Allman Brothers Band Tribute, by Lehigh Valley musician Craig Thatcher and his All-Star Band with guest guitarist Mike Dugan. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 23. $23. 570-325-0249.


Witness to History, music and narration by the Wilkes University Civic Band to commemorate Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. Included: Aaron Copland’s “A Lincoln Portrait,” “Turn Not Thy Face” by Vincent Persichetti and “Sounds of Lincoln” by Rob Walker. Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, West South Street at South River Street, Wilkes-Barre. 3 p.m. Nov. 24. Free. 570-408-4437.


Preservation Hall Jazz Band, traditional New Orleans-style jazz. The Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 7 p.m. Nov. 24. $40, $30. 570-955-1455.


In Concert, with the University of Scranton Concert Band. Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue, Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24. Free. 570-941-7624.


Generations Sing Concert, presented by the Catholic Choral Society joined by the LaSalle Academy Choir of St. Cecilia, the Mid Valley Sixth Grade Chorus, the Scranton Preparatory School Student Choir and the Wilkes University Chorus. St. Peter’s Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24. Free will donation. 570-587-2753.


Elvis Costello, a solo acoustic performance of hits from his 40-year career. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25. $95 (limited pit), $79, $59. 570-826-1100.


Harvest Jam, the second annual Thanksgiving Eve event organized by local band Free Range Folk with performers Coal County Express, the Day Rubies, Shane and Livi and Aerial Silk performer Dani Davison and the Improv Circus along with local organic food. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 325 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27. $15. 570-325-0249.


Dark Star Orchestra, a re-creation of a Grateful Dead show by the tribute artists. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 27. $24 advance; $29 day of show. 866-605-7325.


Kenny Rogers’ Christmas and Hits Through the Years, the three-time Grammy Award winner in a holiday concert. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29. $75, $60, $50. 570-826-1100.


Railroad Earth, the “blue collar rock-‘n-‘roll” band in a two-day event. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30. $30; $50 for both shows. 570-420-2808.


The Mighty Manatees, the 10-piece musical cooperative with the Rhino Horn section performing country blues and reggae rock. With special guest Shana Morrison. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Nov. 29. $20. 570-325-0249.


Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots and his group. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Nov. 30. $65, $45. 877-682-4791.


Donna the Buffalo, feel-good, groove-oriented, danceable music by the five-member band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 30. $26. 570-325-0249.


Christmas with the Choral Society, the full array of choirs from the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania performing holiday selections, traditional carols and organ show pieces. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. Dec. 1. $15. 570-343-6707.


An Evening with the Arts, sounds of the season by the Chamber Singers and Ensembles including holiday favorites and classical masterpieces. Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4. Free. 570-674-6719.


Let It Show Concert, with Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne and singer/dancer/actor Jason Derulo performing their strings of top-10 hits. Sponsored by 98.5 KRZ at the Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. Dec. 5. $100 (VIP), $45, $35, $25. 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.


Rusted Root, the world music group (“Send Me on My Way”). Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Dec. 5. $20 advance; $22 day of show. 570-420-2808.


Defibulators, Brooklyn’s kings of alt-country described as “Hee Haw on mescaline.” Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 5. $18. 570-325-0249.


Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the final tour performance of the symphonic-rock group’s multi-platinum rock opera “The Lost Christmas Eve” along with pieces from “Dreams of Fireflies (On a Christmas Night)” and other classics. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 4 and 8 p.m. Dec. 6. 800-745-3000.


Cantores Christi Regis Christmas Concert, traditional carols and other holiday works by the King’s College choir. J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, West Jackson and North Franklin streets, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7. Free. 570-208-5957.


Christmas with Sara Gazarek, a holiday concert with the Los Angeles-based jazz musician and vocalist. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. Dec. 6. $30, $15 children. 570-389-4409.


Travis Tritt, the Grammy and CMA Award-winning country music star. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Dec. 6. $42, $37. 866-605-7325.


The Grand Slambovians, the eclectic band from Sleepy Hollow, New York. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 6. $25. 570-325-0249.


Bach and Handel Chorale, a Christmas concert of classic carols and hymns in conjunction with the Olde Time Christmas Celebration. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 21 Race St., Jim Thorpe. Noon and 3 p.m. Dec. 7. $12. 570-325-4794.


A Very NEPA Christmas, the traditional holiday concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania and the Ballet Theatre of Scranton. 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre; and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. $63, $55, $47, $31. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


Noel Night, the 44th annual holiday event with the University of Scranton Singers, Chamber Choir and String Ensemble with guest harpist Andre Tarantiles. Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue, Scranton. Dec. 7 with a prelude at 7:05 p.m. and concert at 8 p.m. Free. 570-941-7624.


Twelve Twenty Four, the high energy, symphonic-rock holiday orchestra playing the music of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Dec. 7. $25. 570-325-0249.


Beatlemania Now! A multimedia program of 1960s historical events set to renditions of Beatles’ classics. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Dec. 7. $53, $38, $33, $28. 570-420-2808.


Jeff Ross, an evening of side-splitting laughter with The Roastmaster. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Dec. 7. $50, $35. 877-682-4791.


NOVA: 21st Century Christmas Music, the best of new music by up-and-coming contemporary composers performed by the Arcadia Chorale. 8 p.m. Dec. 7 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton; and 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. $15, $12 seniors; $7 students. 570-871-0350.


Holiday Concert, by the Wilkes University Chamber Orchestra. Included: “The Christmas Concerto of Arcangelo Corelli” and “A Holst Christmas.” Church of Christ Uniting, 190 S. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 3 p.m. Dec. 8. Free. 570-408-4437.


Christmas Concert, with tenor Gideon Gaitano and the New Life Community Church Singers performing traditional and contemporary holiday pieces. New Life Community Church, 301 Delaney St., Hanover Township. 7 p.m. Dec. 8. Donation. 570-639-5433.


A Celtic Christmas, a re-creation of a Christmas Eve in a remote farmhouse in the west of Ireland with storyteller Tomaseen Foley and a troupe of Celtic musicians, dancers and singers. Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. $10, $5 seniors. 570-674-6719.


Bryan Adams, an intimate, solo acoustic performance by the Canadian singer-songwriter. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Dec. 10. $75, $55, $29.50. 570-826-1100.


Twelve-Twenty Four, playing the music of Trans-Siberian Orchestra in a rocking Christmas stage show. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12. $22. 570-420-2808.


Jeanne Jolly Band, performing jazz, country and folk music. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 12. $18. 570-325-0249.


Joe Nardone’s Christmas Doo Wop Spectacular, a star-studded holiday concert with Kenny Vance & the Planotones, the Flamingos, the Drifters, Larry Chance & the Earls and the Paramounts. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Dec. 14. $49.50, $39.50, $29.50. 570-826-1100.


Christmas with the Celts, fiery Scottish and Irish traditional tunes and songs as well as Celtic pop rock. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Dec. 14. $27, $22. 866-605-7325.


Craig Thatcher Band Rockin’ Holiday, seasonal favorites by the blues-rocker joined by a lineup of local musicians. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Dec. 14. $25. 570-325-0249.


A Ceremony of English Carols, Benjamin Britten’s classic piece performed by the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania along with audience caroling and a wassail reception. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. Dec. 15. $15, free for age 18 and under. 570-343-6707.


Empty Stocking Fund Benefit Concert, with the Scranton Brass Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15. Admission: a new child’s toy, article of clothing or cash donation. 570-941-7624.


Albert Cummings, the blues guitarist and singer. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 19. $22. 570-325-0249.


Christian Porter, of the NBC-TV show “The Voice.” Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Dec. 20. $30, $20, $15. 570-420-2808.


Billy Bauer Band, in a tribute to the music of Dave Matthews. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 20. $15. 570-325-0249.


Messiah Sing-Along, the 30th annual holiday tradition with the Arcadia Chorale leading the audience in Handel’s masterpiece. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 3 p.m. Dec. 22. $15, $12 seniors, $7 students. 570-871-0350.


Jeff Dunham, the popular comedian on his “Disorderly Conduct Tour” with his famed troupe of sidekicks Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, redneck Bubba J, purple creature Peanut and from south of the border Jose Jalapeno. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 5 p.m. Dec. 28. $49.50. 800-745-3000.


Clutch, the rock band playing cuts from its new release “Earth Rocker.” Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Dec. 28. $25 advance; $28 day of show. 570-420-2808.


Rob Base, the hip-hop artist from Harlem. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dec. 28. $20. 877-682-4791.


Comedy on the Edge, an evening of laughs with comedians Robert Kelly and Nick Di Paolo. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Dec. 30. $30, $20. 877-682-4791.


Tartan Terrors New Year’s Eve, the Celtic musicians with championship Highland Dancers and bagpipers. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31. $30. 570-325-0249.


In Concert, with the Scranton Brass Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5. Free. 570-941-7624.


Phil Vassar, the top-charting Nashville tunesmith and winner of Billboard’s Country Songwriter of the Year Award. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 11. $27, $22. 866-605-7325.


A Romantic Masterpiece by Brahms, a chamber-music concert with musicians from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Jan. 16 with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and music at 7 p.m. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, the jazz artist and his group performing selections from their latest release “Say That to Say This.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Jan. 17. $49 (Gold Circle), $39, $29. 570-826-1100.


Gilbert Gottfried, the actor and standup comedian. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Jan. 18. $30, $20. 877-682-4791.


Tracy Morgan, gut-busting laughs with the standup comedian. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Feb. 1. $65, $50. 877-682-4791.


Claire Lynch, the singer from the Front Porch String Band in a solo show. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 1. $23. 570-325-0249.


Fran Cosmo, the former lead singer of arena-rock group Boston. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 1. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 866-605-7325.


Project Trio, innovative classical chamber music with Greg Pattillo on beat box flute, cellist Eric Stephenson and bassist Peter Seymour. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. Feb. 7. $30, $15 children. 570-389-4409.


Galactic, the funk-fueled rockers from Los Angeles. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Feb. 9. $22 advance; $25 day of show. 570-420-2808.


Luke Bryan, the Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year on his “That’s My Kind of Night Tour.” Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. Feb. 14. 570-970-7600 or 800-745-3000.


Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, the street-level rock sounds of the Jersey Shore. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Feb. 15. $40, $25. 877-682-4791.


Vince Gill, the country star and winner of 18 Country Music Association awards and 20 Grammys. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 21. $54, $49. 866-605-7325.


Simply Sinatra, a pops concerts by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with vocalist Steve Lippia celebrating the songbook of Frank Sinatra. 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre; and 8 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


Out of My Hands, classical and pop pieces by pianist and National Public Radio personality Christopher O’Riley. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. Feb. 22. $30, $15 children. 570-389-4409.


Bruce in the USA, a high-energy Bruce Springsteen tribute band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 22. $17 advance; $22 day of show. 866-605-7325.


Red Hot Chilli Pipers, the rocking Scottish group of bagpipers, guitarists, drummers and keyboardists. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Feb. 22. $35, $25. 570-826-1100.


Dopapod, the Brooklyn band fusing funk, jazz, trance and jam music. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Feb. 22. $12 advance; $15 day of show. 570-420-2808.


Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime, playing hits by the original incarnation of Sublime. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 9 p.m. Feb. 27. $15 advance; $18 day of show. 570-420-2808.


String Chamber Music, with the newest principals of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. The Colonnade, 401 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. March 6 with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and music at 7 p.m. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


Stringfest, a Masterworks concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with Concertmaster Erica Kiesewetter performing Piazzolla’s “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.” Also: Elgar’s “Serenade for Strings,” Higdon’s “Amazing Grace” and Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. March 8. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


Concerts at Covenant, an all-French program by the Symphonic Chorus and Cantare Treble Choir of the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania. Included: Durufle’s Reguiem, Francis Poulenc’s haunting “Litanies a la Vierge Noire” and Marcel Dupre’s “Quatre Motets.” Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton. 3 p.m. March 16. Free but donations accepted. 570-343-6707.


Alice Tan Ridley, the R&B singer and her five-member backup group, a finalist in 2010’s “America’s Got Talent.” Presented by the Greater Hazleton Concert Series at Hazleton Area High School, 1601 W. 23rd St. 7:30 p.m. March 19. $30; $10 students. 570-788-4864.


Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, the Queen of Bluegrass and five-time Entertainer of the Year by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 22. $22 advance; $27 day of show. 866-605-7325.


Keller Williams, the funky singer-songwriter. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 22. $28. 570-325-0249.


Children’s and Youth Spring Concert, fine treble and mixed-voice music presented by the children’s choirs of the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 3 p.m. March 23. $10, free for age 18 and under. 570-343-6707.


Annual Bach Festival, the 29th annual event presented by the Arcadia Chorale, celebrating the music of Bach and his contemporaries. Begins 4 p.m. March 29 with an organ concert at Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden St., Scranton, followed by a Chamber Music Concert at 8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. Culminates with a choral concert of “Magnificats” by J.S. Bach and Arvo Part, along with Bach’s Cantata 147 “Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben” 3 p.m. March 30 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. $15, $12 seniors, $7 students. 570-871-0350.


Ireland: The Show, the innovative new Celtic production celebrating the best of Irish heritage, showcased by a cast of world-champion Irish dancers, musicians and singer. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. April 2. $49, $39, $29. 570-826-1100.


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 p.m. April 4 at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave.; and 8 p.m. April 5 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


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. April 10. $30; $10 students. 570-788-4864.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.