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The Pretty Things Peep Show and the Peeping Toms Jazz Band will appear at Buca Del Vino in Pittston Thursday, a presentation sponsored by Applause Theatre.
The Pretty Things Peep Show and the Peeping Toms Jazz Band will appear at Buca Del Vino in Pittston Thursday, a presentation sponsored by Applause Theatre.
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THIS WEEK: MARCH 8 to 14, 2013

The Vienna Boys Choir, the ensemble of boys between ages 10 and 14. Preceded by a VIP reception with food and cocktails to celebrate the Sherman Arts Foundation’s 8th anniversary. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Tonight with reception at 5:30 and concert at 7:30. $45, $35, $25. 420-2808.


Mike Lewis, the singer-songwriter (“Do Whatcha Gotta Do”). Ekklesia Christian Coffee House, River of Life Fellowship Church, 22 Outlet Road, Lehman Township. Tonight with dinner menu at 6, concert at 7 and open mic at 9. Free. 717-503-7363.


Mark Von Em, the soul-funk and blues singer-songwriter and guitarist. Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley. 7:30 tonight. $20. 588-8077.

Mendelssohn and Mozart Festival, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic performing Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter” and Mendelssohn’s selections from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and his Violin Concerto performed by young violinist Shanshan Yao. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 8 tonight. $29 to $60; $15 students. 341-1568.

The Irish Tenors, Ireland’s premier ambassadors of song with Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 tonight. $59.50, $39.50. 826-1100.

Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot, the premier Billy Joel tribute show. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 tonight. $22. 866-605-7325.

Enter the Haggis, the Toronto Celtic band blending rock, fusion, bluegrass and Latin flavors. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 tonight. $25. 325-0249

Jam in the Poconos, country, classic rock, folk, bluegrass and more from bands Citizen’s Band Radio, Chase, Outside the Wall (a Pink Floyd tribute band), A Schmidty Little Jam and Soylent Blue. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $15. 420-2808.

Queensryche, the eighties rock band (“Silent Lucidity”) with funk-infused, hard-rock band Bang Tango. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday. $30 advance, $35 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Wishbone Ash, the veteran progressive-rock band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday. $27. 325-0249.

Lenten Concert, by the Catholic Choral Society. 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Therese Parish, 64 Davis St., Shavertown; and 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick’s Parish, 1403 Jackson St., Scranton. Free. 575-1040.


Ken Cowan, a concert by the renowned organist to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the dedication of the Berghaus pipe organ at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 4 p.m. Sunday. $15, $10 students and seniors.704-7055.

George Thorogood & the Destroyers, the blues rockers (“Bad to the Bone”). Alice C. Wiltsie Performing Arts Center, 700 N. Wyoming St., Hazleton. 7 p.m. Sunday. $52, $27. 855-945-8743 or ticketmaster.com.

Deftones, the alternative-metal group from California. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Tuesday. $35. 420-2808.

Trapt, the alternative rock band. Brews Brothers West, 75 Main St., Luzerne. 7 p.m. Wednesday. $13. All ages; 21 to drink. 283-1300.


Pretty Things Peep Show and the Peeping Toms Jazz Band, a vintage vaudeville extravaganza with sideshow stunts, classic burlesque, sword swallowing, juggling, glass walking, contortion, comedy, magic and live music. Presented by Applause Theatre at Buca Del Vino, 1901 Route 315, Pittston. Thursday with doors at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. Limited menu available. $20. Age 18 and older. 479-1013.


Tony Kenny’s Irish Celebration, an Irish variety show with dancing, music and comedy. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. $35, $25. 420-2808.

Paul Thorn Band, the blues-rock singer-songwriter. River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 N. River St., Plains. 8 p.m. Thursday. $15. 822-2992.


FUTURE CONCERTS

Smith Family Revival, the Christian-music recording artists. Ekklesia Christian Coffee House, River of Life Fellowship Church, 22 Outlet Road, Lehman Township. March 15 with dinner menu at 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. and open mic at 9 p.m. Free. 717-503-7363.

Tartan Terrors, Celtic music, dance and comedy. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. March 15. $32. 325-0249.

Northeastern Pennsylvania Bach Festival, the 28th annual celebration. Begins at 4 p.m. March 16 with an Organ Concert by Kevin O’Malia 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, offering Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 performed by the Bach Festival Orchestra. Culminates with Bach’s monumental “Mass in B Minor” performed by the Robert Dale Chorale, the Wilkes University Chamber Singers and Bach Festival Orchestra 3 p.m. March 17 at St. Luke’s Church. $15, $12 seniors, $7 students. 871-0350.


St. Patty’s Eve Celebration, with a ham-and-cabbage dinner and other food along with entertainment by Optimum. Knights of Columbus, 55 S. Main St., Pittston. March 16 with doors at 5 p.m. and music at 7 p.m. $4 cover benefits the Lehigh Burn Trauma Center. 954-8147.


Splintered Sunlight, a Grateful Dead tribute band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 16. $20. 325-0249.

Sham-Rock Show, with bands The Great Party, Chet Williams Band, Eureka Driver and Filthy Gentlemen. New Visions Studio & Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton. 8 p.m. March 16. $7. 878-3970.


Marshall Tucker Band, the southern rockers with opener SwampDaWamp. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 16. $24 advance, $29 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Opera Is for Lovers, a concert of opera selections by the Pennsylvania Lyric Opera Theater. Cecilia Cohen Recital Hall, East Stroudsburg University. 3 p.m. March 17. $15, $10 students and seniors, $5 children. 328-5864 or griceartists.com.


Manhattan Lyric Opera, Irish and Broadway favorites spotlighting baritone Nat Chandler and bel canto soprano Anne Tormela with pianist Renee Guerrero. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 5 p.m. March 17. $20, $15 seniors, $10 children. 325-0249.

Celtic Woman, the female Irish musical ensemble performing traditional Irish favorites and contemporary pop standards. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 7:30 p.m. March 19. 344-1111.

Circa Survive, the alternative indie rockers with progressive rock band Minus the Bear. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. March 20. $20 advance, $25 day of show. 420-2808.

The Brothers Four, the folk revival harmony group (“Green Fields”). Presented by the Greater Hazleton Concert Series at Hazleton High School, 1601 W. 23rd St. 7:30 p.m. March 21. $30; $10 students. 788-4864.


William Doney, the Christian-music singer-songwriter. Ekklesia Christian Coffee House, River of Life Fellowship Church, 22 Outlet Road, Lehman Township. March 22 with dinner menu at 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. and open mic at 9 p.m. Free. 717-503-7363.

Open Mic, open to musicians, poets, storytellers, comedians and other performers. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. March 22 with sign-up at 6:30 p.m. and open mic at 7:15 p.m. Free. 996-1500.

Soul Shine, the Christian-music duo. Voice of Hope Christian Coffee House, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 231 E. State St., Nanticoke. 7 to 9 p.m. March 22. Free. Broadcast live on WVHO-FM (94.5). 735-1760.

The Lettermen, romantic standards by the male harmony ensemble. Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7:30 p.m. March 22. $35, $20. 674-6719.

New Visions Concert, with bands Halfling, Shorthand, Those Clever Foxes and Crock Pot Abduction. New Visions Studio & Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton. March 22 with doors at 7:30 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. $7. 878-3970.


Tim Warfield’s Organ Band, a jazz tribute to the legendary Shirley Scott by the tenor saxophonist and his group. Sponsored by Community Concerts at Lackawanna College. Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 8 p.m. March 22. $30, $25. 955-1455.

Jefferson Starship, with original members Paul Kantner and Marty Balin. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 22. $22 advance, $27 day of show. 866-605-7325.

R. Carlos Nakai and Peter Kater, the Native American flutist and the seven-time Grammy nominee and composer-pianist. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. March 22. $27. 325-0249.

Think of 3, the Christian-music duo. Main Bean Coffee House, 161 Main St., Luzerne. 7 to 9 p.m. March 23. Free. Food menu available. 899-2264.

Mike Lewis and William Doney, the Christian singer-songwriters. Huntsville United Methodist Church, 2355 Huntsville Road, Shavertown. 7 p.m. March 23. $5. 675-3375.


Hawthorne, a folk-based group with elements of gypsy jazz and Americana highlighted by cello and percussive beats. Boiler Room, Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley. 7:30 p.m. March 23. $16 advance; $20 at the door. 588-8077.


New Visions Concert, with bands Kids on Bikes, Down to Six, To Hell with This and Master Fox. New Visions Studio & Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton. March 23 with doors at 7:30 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. $7. 878-3970.


Free Range Folk, a CD-release party with eclectic music, dance, acrobatics and food courtesy of 14-Acre Farm. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 23. $15. 325-0249.

Bobby Vinton, the pop balladeer known as the Polish Prince. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 23. $40, $35. 866-605-7325.

Gary Allan, the country music artist touring in support of his latest release “Set You Free.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 27. $45, $40. 866-605-7325.

Noah Smith, acoustic soul rock from the Ohio singer-songwriter. The Main Bean, 161 Main St., Luzerne. 7 to 9 p.m. March 29. Free. 899-2264.

The BStreet Band, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. March 29. $25. 325-0249.

Big Daddy Weave and the Redeemed Tour, with Mike’s Chair and Citizen Way. Cross Creek Community Church, 370 Carverton Road, Trucksville. 7 p.m. April 5. $10. 696-0399.

DALA, the Canadian folk duo of Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine, winners of the Canadian Folk Music’s Vocal Group of the Year Award. Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University. 7:30 p.m. April 5. $29.50, $16.50 children. 389-4409.

Bill Cosby, an evening of comedy and storytelling with the famed actor, author and philanthropist. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 5. $125 (Pit seat and meet and greet), $75, $55, $37. 826-1100.

Satisfaction, the international Rolling Stones tribute show. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 5. $15 advance, $20 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Rock Out Cancer Concert, a fundraiser rock concert with Those Mockingbirds, Fairmont and Rob Lately and the Haunts. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. April 6. 420-2808.

Spring Concert by the Children and Youth Choirs of the Choral Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 3 p.m. April 7. $10. 343-6707.

Neon Trees, anthems of adolescent angst and lost love by the foursome blending slick pop hooks and organic rock. Sponsored by Wilkes University at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 8. $28. 826-1100.


Philharmonic Chamber Music Series, presenting “The Music World of John Quincy Adams,” with Barbara Hopkins on historical flutes and Judy Handler on guitar. The Colonnade, 401 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. 6:30 p.m. April 11. $29. 270-4444.

Ron White. The cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon returns on his “A Little Unprofessional Tour.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. April 11. $51.75, $41.75. 826-1100.

The Streisand Songbook, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and award-winning vocalist Anne Hampton Callaway performing Barbra Streisand favorites. 8 p.m. April 12 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre; and 8 p.m. April 13 at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. $29 to $60; $15 students. 341-1568.

Gabriel Iglesias, the comedian on his “Stand-Up Revolution Tour.” Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 8 p.m. April 12. $46, $36, $26. 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

Northern Tier Symphony Spring Concert, with works by Strauss, Schumann and Aaron Copland. Tunkhannock Middle School, 200 Franklin St. 8 p.m. April 13. $8 advance, $9 at the door. 289-1090.

Eaglemania, an Eagles tribute band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 13. $23. 325-0249.

Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert, classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral music by the King’s College choir. J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, North Franklin and West Jackson streets, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. April 19 and 20. Free. 208-6044.

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, the rock band that sprung from the Jersey Shore music scene of the mid-1970s. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 19. $22 advance, $27 day of show. 866-605-7325.

A Night at the Oscars, the annual cabaret-style Pops Concert by the Robert Dale Chorale with guests the Doug Smith Jazz Trio. Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. April 19. $15, $12 seniors, $7 students. 871-0350.

Willy Porter, the guitarist and singer-songwriter. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. April 19. $23. 325-0249.

Scotty McCreery, the fast-rising country star and former “American Idol” winner. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 20. $99 (VIP with meet and greet), $75, $49. 826-1100.

Paula Cole Band, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 20. $32. 325-0249.

American Voices, a program of contemporary British and American composers by the Choral Artists Ensemble of the Choral Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. April 20. $15. 343-6707.

The Four Freshmen, the second incarnation of the veteran vocal harmony group begun in 1948. Sponsored by Community Concerts at Lackawanna College. Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 8 p.m. April 20. $30, $25. 955-1455.

Chris Young, performing selections from his latest release “Neon.” Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. April 20. $35, $25. 420-2808.

Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, in an all-French concert including Berlioz’ “Symphonie Fantastique,” Ravel’s “La Valse” and Saint Saens’ first cello concerto with soloist Alberto Parrini. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 26. 341-1568.

Jamey Johnson, the Nashville recording artist. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 26. $35, $30. 866-605-7325.

Kathy Mattea, the triple Grammy Award winner performing her collection of timeless melodies and uplifting narratives. Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. April 26. $34.50, $19.50 children. 389-4409.

Some Kind of Jam, a music and camping festival with 25 eclectic acts, food, crafts, nature trails, trout fishing and numerous activities. Performers include Antibalas, ALO, Consider the Source, Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket, Vagabond Swing, Titanium Stardust Machine, Boxcar Social, Still Hand String Band, Mama Mac and many more. Schuylkill County Fairgrounds, 2270 Fair Road, Schuylkill Haven. April 26 to 28. $65. Information at jibberjazz.com or 366-0837.

Kalob Griffin Band, the Philadelphia-based rock band. With singer-guitarist MiZ. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. April 26. $18. 325-0249.

Joan Rivers, the comedian, Emmy-winning talk-show host and bestselling author in a frank and hilarious look at her life and the challenges of almost 50 years in show business. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 27. $47, $39. 826-1100.

Get the Led Out, the Philadelphia-based Led Zeppelin tribute band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 27. $33, $28, $23. 866-605-7325.

A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra of Boston, twelve young string musicians transcending the boundaries of classical music. Presented by the Greater Hazleton Concert Series at Hazleton High School, 1601 W. 23rd St. 7:30 p.m. April 30. $30; $10 students. 788-4864.


Carl Palmer Band, the founding member of Emerson, Lake and Palmer performing the groups. Instrumental hits with his new band members. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 3. $22 advance; $27 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Tanya Tucker, the vibrato sounds of the “Texas Tornado” country singer. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 4. $34, $29. 866-605-7325.

Cast of Beatlemania, re-creating the sights and sounds of the Fab Four. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. May 3; 8 p.m. May 4. $27. 325-0249.

Graduation Concert by the Children and Youth Choirs of the Choral Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 3 p.m. May 5. $10. 343-6707.

Volbeat, the Danish rock band fusing metal, punk and rockabilly. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7 p.m. May 6. $30 advance; $33 day of show. 420-2808.


Old Farmers Ball Music Festival, an all-day event with bands Yarn, Cabinet, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, MiZ, And the Moneynotes, Poppy and more. Also: a farmers market, vendors and activities. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 2 p.m. May 11. $24 advance; $28 day of show; $50 VIP. 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.


War and Peace, two of the greatest choral works to arise from World War II: Zoltan Kodaly’s haunting “Missa Brevis” and Maurice Durufle’s “Requiem.” Performed by the Choral Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 11. $15. 343-6707.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Ensemble, the Asian-American choreographer’s group performing with the Ahn Trio. Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. May 11. $34.50. 389-4409.

Joe Nardone Presents Doo Wop Volume 6, with Kenny Vance, the Spaniels, Lewis Lymon & the Teenchords, the Tokens, Jimmy Clanton and Willie Winfield & the Harptones. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. May 18. $49.50, $39.50, $29.50. 826-1100.


Bullet for My Valentine, the metal-core rockers with Halestorm, Young Guns and Stars in Stereo. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. May 19. $29.50. 420-2808.

Mayday Music Festival, six stages of music along with food, crafts, vendors, raffles, bake sale and children’s activities. Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. Noon to 10 p.m. May 25 and 26. 301-8890.

Dave Matthews Band, touring in support of the group’s latest album “Away from the World.” Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 7 p.m. May 29. 800-745-3000.

Skid Row, a heavy metal, glam rock show with special guests Saliva and L.A. Guns. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 31. 866-605-7325.


Philharmonic Chamber Music Series, with music for flute and percussion with musicians Patricia and Gregory Zuber. Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. June 7. $29. 270-4444.


Rockapella, the a cappella group paying tribute to Motown artists including Stevie Wonder, the Temptations and more. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 7. 866-605-7325.


Maestro at the Movies, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic performing favorites from the silver screen. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N.Washington Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. June 8. $29 to $60; $15 students. 341-1568.

Billtown Blues Festival, with Joe Louis Walker, Barrence Whitfield & the Savages, Kelly Richey, Dave Keyes & the Billtown Trio, Taylor Scott, Steve Mitchell’s Circle of Drums and more. Lycoming County Fairgrounds, 300 E. Lycoming St., Hughesville. Noon to 10 p.m. June 9. $20 advance; $25 at the gate. 584-4480 or billtownblues.org.


The Fab Four, a Beatles tribute band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 14. $24 advance, $29 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Festival, the eighth annual music-and-art street festival with bands, exhibits, food vendors, a children’s tent and activities at various venues on Main Street and Central Park in Honesdale. 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.. 253-5492 or honesdalerootsandrhythm.com


The Zombies, the ’60s British hitmakers with Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 20. $22, $27 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Madsummer Meltdown, a full weekend of music and camping with 27 acts on three stages, food and craft vendors, late-night jams, children’s activities, light shows, fire performances, parades, yoga, workshops and a Musical Madness Improv Stage. Performers include the Budos Band, Anders Osborne, Mike Dillon Band, Jim Weider’s Project Percolator, Morning Teleportation, Bawn in the Mash, Mystery Fyre, Blind Owl Band, Underground Horns, Placebo Domingo and many more. Schuylkill Fairgrounds, 2270 Fair Road, Schuylkill Haven. June 21 to 23. $65 advance; $80 day of show. Information at jibberjazz.com or 366-0837.


Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, the comedian/banjoist with singer Edie Brickell performing selections from their album “Love Has Come for You.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. July 2. $95, $79, $59. 826-1100.

Briggs Farm Bluesfest, the 16th annual outdoor festival with Terry “Harmonica” Bean, Mac Arnold, the Kinsey Report, Lurrie Bell, Lonnie Shields, Cedric Burnside, Georgie Bonds and more. Also: Mississippi Delta-style barbecue, fresh roasted sweet corn, vendors, hayrides and camping. Briggs Farm, 88 Old Berwick Highway, Nescopeck. 4:30 to 11 p.m. July 12; 4 to 11 p.m. July 13. $23 advance; $28 at the gate per day. 379-2003 or briggsfarm.com.


Electric Hot Tuna, acoustic and electric blues from veteran performers Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, formerly of Jefferson Airplane. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. July 25. 420-2808.

Victoria Justice, in her “Here’s 2 Us Summer Tour.” Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 7 p.m. Aug. 2. $80, $68.50, $58, $46. Tickets at livenation.com.

George Jones, the Country Music Hall of Famer whose long career includes 143 Top 40 country hits. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Aug. 22. $65, $55. 866-605-7325.

Austin Mahone and Bridgit Mendler, the “teen tween dream team” in concert. Great Allentown Fair, 1850 Liberty St., Allentown. 7 p.m. Aug. 28. $39, $25. 610-433-7541.

Luke Bryan, the country-music artist. With special guests Thompson Square and Florida Georgia Line. Great Allentown Fair, 1850 Liberty St., Allentown. 7 p.m. Aug. 30. $59. 610-433-7541.

Toby Keith, the enduring country-music megastar. With special guest Kip Moore. Great Allentown Fair, 1850 Liberty St., Allentown. Aug. 31. $80, $65, $45. 610-433-7541.

Gordon Lightfoot, the Canadian singer and member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Oct. 26. 866-605-7325.


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