Concert Listings: Feb. 17 to 23, 2017 —Newsboys and Guitarmageddon take stage this weekend


Christian rock band Newsboys brings its new theatrical live show to the Mohegan Sun Arena Feb. 18.


THIS WEEK: Feb. 17 to 23, 2017

Destination Blues Music Festival, with performances at more than 15 venues in Berwick, Bloomsburg and Danville. Performers include Otis Taylor (Saturday at the Caldwell Consistory in Bloomsburg) and Lea Gilmore (Sunday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomsburg). Also: a Blues Breakfast (Saturday at the Fog & Flame in Bloomsburg), Blues After Lunch (at Old Forge Brewing in Danville) and a Blues Brunch (Sunday at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville). Feb. 17 to 19. Info at 570-317-2596 or exchangearts.org.

BStreet Band, performing a tribute to the music of Bruce Springsteen. The Leonard Theater, 335 Adams Ave., Scranton. Feb. 17 with doors at 8 p.m. and show at 9 p.m. $15. 570-341-0375.

The Showdown, with hip-hop artists Big Daddy Kane and Kool G Rap. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Feb. 17. $49, $39, $32. 570-420-2808.

Hey Nineteen, an 11-piece Steely Dan tribute band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 9:30 p.m. Feb. 17. $29. 570-325-0249.

Winter Blues Guitarmageddon II,blues, funk and R&B rhythm section the Soul Shakers host their second annual blues show featuring Dana Gaynor, Paul Lyon & Joe Doherty, Chris London, Dave Maciak and Dave Anderson with Mojomo and the Mojomo Horns. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17. $20. 570-344-1111.

Newsboys, the platinum-selling Christian-music band on its Love Riot Tour, with openers Rivals in a theatrical show “God’s Not Dead Live!” Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 6 p.m. Feb. 18. 800-745-3000.

Aaron Fink: CD Release Party, to celebrate the NEPA rocker’s third solo album release “Galaxies.” River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 N. River St., Plains. Feb. 18 with doors at 8 p.m. and show at 10 p.m. $7. 570-822-2992.

Outside the Wall, a band paying tribute to the music of Pink Floyd. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Feb. 18. $15 advance; $18 day of show. 570-420-2808.

Dead on Live, a journey back to the classic shows of the mid 1970s at New Jersey venues the Capitol Theater in Passaic and Convention Hall in Asbury Park. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 18. $26. 570-325-0249.

Swampcandy, a primitive blues duo will take stage at The Cooperage at 3 p.m. Feb. 19 at 1030 Main St. Honesdale. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. $15 suggested donation. Call 570-523-2020 for more information.

FUTURE

1964: The Tribute, a re-creation of an early Beatles concert (pre-Sgt. Pepper) with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles and banter. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Feb. 24. $35, $29, $17. 570-420-2808.

Wade Preston, the pianist-singer who played the Piano Man in Billy Joel’s Broadway hit “Movin’ Out.” Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Feb. 25. $30. 570-800-5020.

Bruce in the USA, a high-energy tribute to Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 25. $17 advance; $22 day of show. 866-605-7325.

The Golden Gate Wingmen, the improvisational jam band comprised of former members of Further, Dark Star Orchestra, Phil Lesh & Friends, Ratdog and others. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Feb. 25. $23 advance; $27 day of show. 570-420-2808.

Popa Chubby, the “King of the New York City Blues” performing his jet-fueled originals along with traditional tunes. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 25. $25. 570-325-0249.

The Suffers, a ten-piece neo-soul collective blending blues, country, Caribbean, Cajun and hip hop and fronted by massive-voiced singer Kam Franklin. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26. $24, $12 children. 570-389-4409 or cas.buzz.

ZZ Top, the blues rock Texas trio and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 28. $75, $69. 866-605-7325.

Meet Laura Gilbert, a chamber concert with the flutist from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, accompanied by pianist Molly Morkoski. Sordoni Theater, WVIA Studios, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. 7 p.m. March 2. 570-270-4444.

Beth Hart, the bluesy singer-songwriter. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. March 2. $29.50. 570-420-2808.

New Riders of the Purple Sage, with a lineup of David Nelson, Buddy Cage, Michael Falzarano of Hot Tuna, Ronnie Penque, and Johnny Markowski of Stir Fried. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 3. $29. 570-325-0249.

Passion: Orchestra Spotlight, works by Haydn, Bach, Copland and Britten performed by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with guest cellist Alberto Parrini. 8 p.m. March 4 at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 8 p.m. March 4. 570-270-4444.

Lotus Land, a tribute band playing the music of Canadian power trio Rush. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 4. $18 advance; $23 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Rubix Kube, a New York City-based ’80s cover band that performs its one-of-a-kind show “The Eighties Strike Back.” Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 4. $27. 570-325-0249.

Dionne Warwick, one of the most celebrated female vocalists, will perform songs from her extensive catalogue at 8 p.m. March 4 at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Tickets range in price from $42 to $92. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 570-970-3939.

Thomas Rhett, the multi-platinum-selling country singer-songwriter and one of CMT’s Artists of the Year. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. March 9. 800-745-3000.

Kathleen Madigan, the veteran stand-up comedian on her “Bothering Jesus Tour.” Presented by the Community Concerts series at Lackawanna College Theater, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 8 p.m. March 10. 570-955-1455.

Kilmaines Saints, the Celtic rock band from Central Pennsylvania. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 10. $15. 570-325-0249

Candlebox, an acoustic duo performance by the multi-platinum rock band. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. March 10. $25. 570-420-2808.

Melvin Seals & JGB, the former Hammond B-3 organ player from the Jerry Garcia Band and his group. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 10. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Martina McBride, the award-winning country star on her “Love Unleashed Tour” with guest Lauren Alaina. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. March 11. $99.50, $69.50, $59.50, $39.50. 570-826-1100.

Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx, a concert of hits by the founding member and lead singer of Styx. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 11. $40, $35. 866-605-7325.

Peace Frog, a band paying tribute to the music of The Doors. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 18. $25. 570-325-0249.

Garrison Keillor, the renowned author, storyteller and radio personality (“A Prairie Home Companion”). F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. March 13. $55, $45, $35. 570-826-1100.

The Zombies, a reunion of the sixties hitmakers (“She’s Not There”) to celebrate their 50th anniversary and the release of a new book on the band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 18. $33 advance; $38 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Burning Bridget Cleary, the Celtic folk band led by fiddler Rose Baldino. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 11. $23. 570-325-0249.

Spring Concert, fine treble and mixed-voice pieces by the Children’s and Youth Choirs of the Northeast Pennsylvania Choral Society. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. March 19. $10. 570-343-6707.

Jim Witter’s Pianomen Show, a multimedia rock musical production spotlighting songs of Billy Joel and Elton John. Presented by the Greater Hazleton Concert Series at Hazleton Area High School, 1601 W. 23rd St. 7:30 p.m. March 23. 570-788-4864.

One-Woman ‘Sex and the City’: A Parody of Love, Friendship and Shoes, a ‘Live from the Chandelier Lobby’ show with comedian Kerry Ipema and her hilarious take on all six seasons of the smash-hit TV show. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. March 23. $27.50 advance; $30 day of show. 570-826-1100.

Open Mic Night, performances by musicians, poets, comedians and more with featured artist singer-pianist Ben Keiser. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. March 24 with signups at 6:30 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. Free. 570-996-1500.

Back to the Eighties, with the seven-member band Jessie’s Girl performing 1980s hits by Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince and more. The Leonard Theater, 335 Adams Ave., Scranton. March 24 with doors at 7:30 p.m. and show at 8:30 p.m. $24, $20. 570-341-0375.

The Revivalists, the seven-piece New Orleans roots-driven rock band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 24. $25 advance; $30 at the door. 866-605-7325.

Runaway Home, the upbeat acoustic/Americana group. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 24. $18. 570-325-0249.

Twiddle, the jamming Vermont-based quartet blending rock, bluegrass, reggae and funk. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. March 24. $18 advance; $22 day of show. 570-420-2808.

Blind Boys of Alabama, the multi-Grammy winning, close-harmony roots-music group and inductees into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 7:30 p.m. March 25. $28, $14 children. 570-389-4409 or cas.buzz.

Red Hot Chilli Pipers, a concert by the “bagpipers with attitude.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. March 25. $39, $27. 570-826-1100.

Rhythm in the Night, an Irish Dance Spectacular telling the story of a fallen hero and his rise to redemption. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 25. $20 advance; $25 at the door. 866-605-7325.

Dancin’ Machine, a retro dance party playing top disco hits of the 1970s. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 25. $20. 570-325-0249.

Turkuaz, the nine-piece powerfunk outfit from Brooklyn. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 9 p.m. March 25. $15 advance; $18 day of show. 570-420-2808.

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, a re-creation of a Fab Four concert from “I Want to Hold Your Hand” to “Hey Jude.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. March 26. $79, $59, $49, $39. 570-826-1100.

Morgan James, the New York-based soul singer, songwriter and Broadway chanteuse. Presented by Community Concerts at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 8 p.m. March 31. $34, $28. 570-961-7818.

Alexis P. Suter Ministers of Sound, an evening of gospel and blues with special guests Dustin Douglas & the Electric Gentlemen. Chandelier Lobby, F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. March 31. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 570-826-1100.

Blue October, the alternative, Texas-based band. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. March 31. $25 advance, $28 day of show. 570-420-2808.

Live Wire, an AC/DC tribute band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 31. $19 advance; $24 day of show. 866-605-7325.

UFO and Saxon, the classic British rock bands with guest Jared James Nichols. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 7:30 p.m. April 1. $23 advance; $28 day of show. 866-605-7325.

The Piano Men, songs by Billy Joel and Elton John performed by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic along with Joe Boucher and his group the Piano Men. Keystone Grand Ballroom, Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 8 p.m. April 1. 570-270-4444.

Last in Line, a new band formed from former members of heavy metal outfit Dio with added vocalist Andrew Freeman. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. April 1. $23 advance; $27 day of show. 570-420-2808.

Tommy James & the Shondells, the sixties hitmaker and author (“Me, the Mob and the Music”). Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 7. $38, $33. 866-605-7325.

Blessid Union of Souls, the pop, rock and soul band led by singer Eliot Sloan. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. April 15. $22 advance; $25 day of show. 570-420-2808.

Ben Folds and a Piano, the rock and classical musician in a solo show at the Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. April 18. $49.50, $44.50, $39.50. 570-420-2808.

Unbuttoned Dvorak! A chamber concert by musicians from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic performing Dvorak’s Quintet in A major for Piano and Strings. Sordoni Theater, WVIA Studios, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. 7 p.m. April 20. 570-270-4444.

Open Mic Night, performances by musicians, poets, comedians and more. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. April 21 with signups at 6:30 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. Free. 570-996-1500.

The Outlaws with special guest Atlanta Rhythm Section, Southern rock legends will take stage at 8 p.m. April 21, at Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Tickets $29 in advance, $34 day of show and are available at Ticketmaster outlets and at Penn’s Peak box office.

Ryan Pelton, the Elvis Presley tribute artist, actor and singer-songwriter. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 22. $27, $22. 866-605-7325.

The Hit Men, hits of the 1960s to the 1980s performed by musicians who collaborated and recorded with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Tommy James and the Shondells, Carly Simon, Elton John, Cat Stevens and more. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 28. $45, $35, $25. 570-826-1100.

Some Kind of Jam 12, presented by Jibberjazz Productions takes place April 28-30 in Schuylkill Haven. The music and camping festival will showcase musical acts on four stages along with workshops and activities. Some performers include Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Black Masala, Blue Moon Soup and Malai Llama. Presale tickets are $80 and include camping. Visit jibberjazz.com for more information.

Brian Wilson, the legendary member of the Beach Boys on his tour “Pet Sounds: The Final Performances.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 2. 570-826-1100.

Heroes. Passion. Inspiration, the season finale of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with the Philharmonic Festival Chorus. Included: Mozart’s Requiem in D minor and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”). 8 p.m. May 5 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 5. 570-270-4444.

Joe Nardone’s Solid Gold Party, with oldies performers Freddie “Boom Boom” Cannon, Gary U.S. Bonds, Soul Survivors, The Marcels and The Super Girls Group. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. May 6. $49.50, $39.50, $29.50. 570-826-1100.

Graduation Concert, fine treble and mixed-voice pieces by the Children’s and Youth Choirs of the Northeast Pennsylvania Choral Society. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 3 p.m. May 7. $10. 570-343-6707.

Loretta Lynn, the country singer and one of the most awarded performers of all time including Kennedy Center Honors and a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 12. $52, $47. 866-605-7325.

Life of Agony, the metal/crossover band on its “A Place Where There’s No More Pain Tour.” Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. May 12. $22 advance; $25 day of show. 570-420-2808.

Video Games Live, a multimedia concert experience with music from the most popular video games of all time with members of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, synchronized with video clips from the games and special effects. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 19. $79.50, $49.50, $39.50, $29.50, $19.50. 570-826-1100.

Daniel O’Donnell, the Irish pop singer who has recorded 12 specials for PBS. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 20. $88, $78, $58. 570-826-1100.

Happy Together Tour, with The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie, Chuck Negron (former lead singer of Three Dog Night), The Association, The Boxtops, The Cowsills and The Archies. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 22. $45, $40. 866-605-7325.

Phil Vassar, singer/songwriter with Top 5 hits including “Carlene” and “American Child”, will perform at 8 p.m. July 14, at Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Tickets $22, $27 and available at Ticketmaster outlets or at Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant. No phone sales.

Great White, the energetic classic-rock veterans. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. July 15. $23 advance, $28 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Josh Turner, the multi-platinum Nashville recording artist. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. July 29. $42, $37. 866-605-7325.

Christian rock band Newsboys brings its new theatrical live show to the Mohegan Sun Arena Feb. 18.
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