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