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THIS WEEK: July 18 to 24, 2014


Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band, a performance by students of Wyoming Seminary’s Performing Arts Institute. Buckingham Performing Arts Center, 201 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 7:30 tonight. Free. 570-270-2186.


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


Bennie and the Jets, an Elton John tribute band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 tonight. $24. 570-325-0249.


An Evening with moe. The jam band performing outdoors on the Sherman Summer Stage at Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 tonight. $28. 877-682-4791.


The Hillbenders, the young, energetic bluegrass quintet from Massachusetts. Wildflower Music Festival, Dorflinger-Suyddam Wildlife Sanctuary, 55 Suydam Drive, White Mills. 6 p.m. Saturday. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. $22, $11 students. 570-253-5500.


Joseph Acor, the Bloomsburg singer-songwriter. Amazing Taste, How Sweet the Grounds Christian Coffee House, Centenary United Methodist Church, 24 N. Main St., Ashley. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. 570-899-8073.


Montana Skies, the guitar-and-cello duo performing “Pink Floyd to Vivaldi classical rock fusion.” Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley. Saturday with shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m. $17 advance; $22 at the door. 570-588-8077.


Mahler’s Ninth Symphony, a performance by the Masterworks Chorale, Chamber Orchestra, Institute Chorus and Symphony Orchestra of Wyoming Seminary’s Performing Arts Institute, conducted by Paul Hostetter of the Sequitur Ensemble. Great Hall, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. 570-270-2186.


Lonestar, the award-winning, multiplatinum country-music quartet with plenty of crossover smash hits. Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 8 p.m. Saturday. $35; $20 lawn seating. 570-674-6719.


Huey Lewis & the News, the veteran rock band celebrating the 30th anniversary of its multi-platinum album “Sports.” Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 8 p.m. Saturday. $55. 570-831-2100.


Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband, jamming and comedy with the winners of the Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday. $25. 570-325-0249.


Summer Concerts in the Park, with the Von Storch Quartet. Nay Aug Park, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 2 p.m. Sunday. 570-344-5656.


Irem Summer Concerts, southern gospel with the Whery Family. Irem Temple Country Club Pavilion, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. 7 p.m. Sunday. Free. 570-675-3713.


Straight No Chaser, the 10-member a cappella ensemble. Summer Stage, Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Sunday. $50, $40, $30. 877-682-4791.


Counselor Solo and Chamber Recital, opening of the Performing Arts Institute summer concert series with classical works by the program’s music counselors. Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 7:30 p.m. Monday. Free. 570-270-2186.


The Royal School of Church Music in America, more than 150 singers of all ages from across the U.S. in a series of concerts at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Tentative schedule includes Evensong 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (July 25); Compline 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday (July 26); Choral Eucharist 10:30 a.m. July 27 and Festal Evensong 3 p.m. July 27. 570-825-6653.


Upper Valley Winds, the 27-piece Latin jazz orchestra in a tribute to Johnny Richard, composer and arranger for the Stan Kenton Band. Included: selections from Richard’s renowned album “Cuban Fire.” Scranton High School, 63 Mike Munchak Way. 7 p.m. Tuesday. $25, $10 students. 570-876-2888.


PAI Jazz on the River, straight-up and cool jazz by members of the jazz faculty of Wyoming Seminary’s Performing Arts Institute. River Common, South River Street, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Free. 570-270-2186.


Student Solo and Chamber Recital, a variety of classical works by students of the Performing Arts Institute. Buckingham Performing Arts Center, 201 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Free. 570-270-2186.


Ted Nugent, the ultimate guitar-shredding showman on his “Shut Up and Jam Tour.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Wednesday. 866-605-7325.


Gazebo Concert, with giveaways, door prizes, light refreshments and pop music by Tom Rogo. Oakwood Terrace, 400 Gleason Drive, Moosic. 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday. Free. 570-451-3171.


Under the Influence Tour, an evening of hip-hop performances with Wiz Khalifa, Tyga, Young Jeezy, Rich Homie Quan, Sage the Gemini, Ty Dolla $ign, Iamsu!, Mack Wilds and DJ Drama. Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 6 p.m. Thursday. 800-745-3000.


Party on the Patio: Satisfaction, Rolling Stones tribute band, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Free. 570-831-2100.


3 Doors Down, the award-winning Mississippi rock quintet. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Thursday. 866-605-7325.


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Open Mic Night, with musicians, poets, comedians and performers of all types. Special guests: the Breaking Ground Poets. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. July 25 with signups at 6:30 p.m. and performances at 7. Free. 570-996-1500.


Cristabelle Braden, the singer-guitarist and recording artist in a contemporary Christian-music concert. Voice of Hope Christian Coffee House, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 231 E. State St., Nanticoke. 7 to 9 p.m. July 25. Free. Broadcast live on WVHO-FM (94.5). 570-735-1760.


Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, classical and jazz works by students of Wyoming Seminary’s Performing Arts Institute. Buckingham Performing Arts Center, 201 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 7:30 p.m. July 25; and Aug. 1. Free. 570-270-2186.


Pete Gumbo & the Hot Peppers, funky New Orleans rhythm and blues along with Mardi Gras Street Parade second-line jazz by the trio on piano, accordion, drums, rubboard and tenor sax. The Bookhouse, Eastern Monroe Public Library, 1002 N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. July 25. 570-421-0800.


Gent Treadly, bluesy improvisational roots-rock. With Kenny Brooks of Ratdog. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. July 25. $10, $12 day of show. 570-420-2808.


John Waite, the former lead singer of British bands The Babys and Bad English who topped the charts with his solo hit “Missing You.” Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 8 p.m. July 25. $20. 570-831-2100.


Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improv. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. July 25. $20. 570-325-0249.


Beers, Burgers & Badfish, a tribute to the eclectic band Sublime along with bands Get Em Wet, Trouble City Allstars, Smalltown Scandals and Disposable. Beers and food on the grill served. Sherman Summer Stage, Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 4 p.m. July 26. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 570-420-2808.


Pre-War Ponies, the quintet headed by Daria Grace performing tunes from the 1930s and 1940s. Wildflower Music Festival, Dorflinger-Suyddam Wildlife Sanctuary, 55 Suydam Drive, White Mills. 6 p.m. July 26. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. $22, $11 students. 570-253-5500.


David Griffin, the recording artist in a Christian coffeehouse concert. The Main Bean Cafe, 161 Main St., Luzerne. 7 to 9 p.m. July 26. Free. 570-899-2264.


Miles to Dayton, the five-member folk-Americana harmony group. Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley. July 26 with shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m. $16 advance; $20 at the door. 570-588-8077.


Dave Bixler. The well-known jazz saxophonist joins the Masterworks Chorale, Institute Chorus, Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra in an original composition. Presented by Wyoming Seminary’s Performing Arts Institute at Great Hall, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 7:30 p.m. July 26. Free. 570-270-2186.


America, the Grammy-winning folk-rock band. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 8 p.m. July 26. $35. 570-831-2100.


The McLovins, the young jam band from Connecticut. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. July 26. $12. 570-325-0249.


Summer Concerts in the Park, with the Fran Burne Quartet. Nay Aug Park, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 2 p.m. July 27. 570-344-5656.


Irem Summer Concerts, music from the 1950s and 1960s with the Legends. Irem Temple Country Club Pavilion, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. 7 p.m. July 27. Free. 570-675-3713.


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.


Steve Fidyk, nationally acclaimed jazz drummer, educator, author and percussion product designer with works from his new CD “Heads Up!” Presented by the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary. River Common, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. July 28. Free. 570-270-2186.


Faculty Recital, classical works by faculty members of the Performing Arts Institute. Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 7:30 p.m. July 29. Free. 570-270-2186.


Student Solo and Chamber Recital, a variety of classical works by students of the Performing Arts Institute. Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 7:30 p.m. July 30. Free. 570-270-2186.


Robert Hunter, the singer, novelist and poet known for his work as lyricist for the Grateful Dead. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. July 30. $67 (Gold Circle), $41, $31. 570-826-1100.


Party on the Patio: Draw the Line, Aerosmith tribute band. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 7:30 p.m. July 31. Free. 570-831-2100.


Ziggy Marley, the six-time Grammy winner, Emmy winner, humanitarian and singer-songwriter. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. July 31. 866-605-7325.


Musikfest, the 10-day, 14-stage music extravaganza with headliners Sheryl Crow, ZZ Top, the Moody Blues, the Avett Brothers, Keith Urban, ZZ Top, the All-American Rejects, Jason Derulo, Steely Dan, Alan Jackson, Weezer, Third Eye Blind and many more including 500 performances in all, many of them free. Held within Bethlehem’s Colonial Industrial Quarter, along Main Street and at the SteelStacks campus on the city’s South Side. Aug. 1 to 10. Schedule at musikfest.org.


Incendio, instrumental world music using Latin guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, violin, Celtic harp, piano, bass and various ethnic percussion instruments. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Aug. 1. $23. 570-325-0249.


Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, headlined by metal pioneers Korn along with Avenged Sevenfold, Asking Alexandria, Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence, Mushroomhead, Trivium, Body Count, Miss May I, Emmure, Veil of Maya, Upon a Burning Body, Texas Hippie Coalition, Darkest Hour, Ill Nino, Wretched, Islander, King 810, Erimha and more. The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Aug. 2 beginning at 1 p.m. Tickets at livenation.com.


Richard Alan Smith, the Emmy Award-winning singer and guitarist performing blues, soul, jazz and world music. Wildflower Music Festival, Dorflinger-Suyddam Wildlife Sanctuary, 55 Suydam Drive, White Mills. 6 p.m. Aug. 2. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. $22, $11 students. 570-253-5500.


Kendall Mosley, the contemporary Christian artist. Agape Christian Coffee House, Plains United Methodist Church, 133 N. Main St. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 2. 570-371-6363.


Lelia Broussard and Secret Someones, the young quartet performing a fusion of rock, pop and psychedelia. Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley. Aug. 2 with shows at 7 and 9:30 10 p.m. $16 advance; $20 at the door. 570-588-8077.


Performing Arts Institute Concert, by the Masterworks Chorale, Chamber Orchestra, Institute Chorus and Symphony Orchestra. Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2. Free. 570-270-2186.


Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam, hits and deep album cuts from 1967’s “Mr. Fantasy” and 1968’s “Traffic” albums. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 8 p.m. Aug 2. $35. 570-831-2100.


Cole Swindell, the Nashville-based singer-songwriter. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Aug. 2. $18.50 advance; $22 day of show. 570-420-2808.


Eddie Bruce’s Tribute to Tony Bennett, the premier interpreter of the jazzy pop singer. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Aug. 2. $23. 570-325-0249.


Summer Concerts in the Park, with the Continentals. Nay Aug Park, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 2 p.m. Aug. 3. 570-344-5656.


Irem Summer Concerts, oldies music with Memory Lane. Irem Temple Country Club Pavilion, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. 7 p.m. Aug. 3. Free. 570-675-3713.


Student Solo and Chamber Recital, a variety of classical works by students of the Performing Arts Institute. Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 and 6. Free. 570-270-2186.


David Griffin, the Christian-music recording artist. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden St., Scranton. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 7. 570-342-8263.


Party on the Patio: Pyromania, Def Leppard tribute band. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Free. 570-831-2100.


Joe Acor, the singer-songwriter from Bloomsburg. The Truth Christian Coffee House, New Life Community Church, 570 S. Main Road, Mountain Top. 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 8. Free. 570-301-7081.


Scranton Jazz Festival, the 10th annual event with the Manhattan Transfer, Bucky Pizzarelli, the Chris Parker Band, Eric Mintel Group, French jazz vocalist Ilona Knopfler, trumpet great Nate Birkey, the Clarence Spady Blues Band, a Tribute to Woody Shaw, the Marko Marcinko Latin Jazz Quintet and the All-Star Festival Big Band. With a Main Stage at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton; and late-night Jazz Walks at various downtown venues. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Aug. 8; 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 9; 4 to midnight Aug. 10 with a Jazz Brunch 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. $10 Friday; $25 Saturday; $20 Sunday. Schedule at scrantonjazzfestival.org or call 570-487-3954.


Maureen McGovern, the singer and Broadway actress performing her hits from the 1970s. Wildflower Music Festival, Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, 55 Suydam Drive, White Mills. 6 p.m. Aug. 9. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. $29. 570-253-5500.


Cristabelle Braden, the singer-guitarist and recording artist. My Cup Runneth Over Christian Coffee House, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 190 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 9. 570-824-2991.


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.


Season’s End Grand Finale, classical and jazz vocals and instrumentals by students and faculty of Wyoming Seminary’s Performing Arts Institute. With consecutive concerts at both the Buckingham Performing Arts Center, 201 N. Sprague Ave. and Great Hall, 228 Wyoming Ave., both in Kingston. 7 p.m. Aug. 9. Free. 570-270-2186.


Grand Finale, closing of the Performing Arts Institute performances by Wyoming Seminary. Great Hall and Buckingham Performing Arts Center of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., and 20 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9. Free. 570-270-2186.


Summer Concerts in the Park, with Paul LaBelle and Exact Change. Nay Aug Park, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 2 p.m. Aug. 10. 570-344-5656.


40 Years of Worship, an inspirational evening of songs and worship with the group Re-Creation. Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 7768 Blue Ridge Trail, Mountain Top. 4 p.m. Aug. 10. 570-868-5120.


Irem Summer Concerts, with the Wyoming Valley Barbershop Harmony Chorus. Irem Temple Country Club Pavilion, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. 7 p.m. Aug. 10. Free. 570-675-3713.


The Peach Music Festival, with the Allman Brothers Band, Bob Weir & Rat Dog, Trey Anastasio Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov’t Mule, Wake Up with Warren Haynes, Lotus, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Big Gigantic, the Taj Mahal Trio, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Victor Wooten, the Greyboy Allstars, Blackberry Smoke, JJ Grey & Mofro, Papadosio, From Good Homes, Tribal Seeds, the Wood Brothers, the Revivalists, Dopapod, the Infamous Stringdusters, Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers, the Soul Rebels, Boombox, Particle, Bobby Lee Rodgers and the London Souls. The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Aug. 14 to 17. Tickets at livenation.com.


Party on the Patio: Almost Queen, tribute band to progressive rockers Queen. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Free. 570-831-2100.


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.


Back Home Again, a tribute to the late folk singer John Denver by Tom Becker and his band. Wildflower Music Festival, Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, 55 Suydam Drive, White Mills. 6 p.m. Aug. 16. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. $22, $11 students. 570-253-5500.


The Here and Now Effect, the local Christian-music duo. Amazing Taste, How Sweet the Grounds Christian Coffee House, Centenary United Methodist Church, 24 N. Main St., Ashley. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 16. 570-899-8073.


Comedy in Concert, with award-winning humorist and singer Greg Tamblyn. Unity of NEPA, 140 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16. $15 advance; $25 per couple; $20 at the door. 570-824-7722.


Kishi Bashi Band, an orchestral solo project with looping and vocal/violin gymnastics. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Aug. 16. $25. 570-325-0249.


Summer Concerts in the Park, with One Dime Shy. Nay Aug Park, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 2 p.m. Aug. 17. 570-344-5656.


Irem Summer Concerts, mixed-chorus music with the Orpheus Choral Society. Irem Temple Country Club Pavilion, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. 7 p.m. Aug. 17. Free. 570-675-3713.


The Zombies, the 1960s British Invasion rock band headed by pianist Rod Argent and vocalist Colin Blunstone. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Aug. 17. $22 advance; $27 day of show. 866-605-7325.


A Gathering of Singers & Songwriters, the 13th annual concert with regional folk singers Tom Flannery, Lorne Clarke, Lara Herscovitch and KJ Reimensnyder-Wagner. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Free. 570-996-1500.


Party on the Patio: Stayin’ Alive, a Bee Gees tribute band. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21. Free. 570-831-2100.


Yonder Mountain String Band, an American progessive bluegrass band from Nederland, Colorado. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Aug. 21. $17 advance; $22 day of show. 866-605-7325.


Open Mic Night, with musicians, poets, comedians and performers of all types. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Aug. 22 with signups at 6:30 p.m. and performances at 7. Free. 570-996-1500.


Talent Night, for all ages. Voice of Hope Christian Coffee House, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 231 E. State St., Nanticoke. 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 22. Free. Broadcast live on WVHO-FM (94.5). 570-735-1760.


Bless the Fall, the Arizona metalcore quintet with guest bands Chiodos, I Killed the Prom Queen and Capture the Crown. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23. $17 advance; $20 day of show. 570-420-2808.


Mike Lewis, the Americana recording artist in a Christian coffeehouse concert. The Main Bean Cafe, 161 Main St., Luzerne. 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 23. Free. 570-899-2264.


The Grascals, the cutting-edge, award-winning bluegrass band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Aug. 23. $25. 570-325-0249.


Soul Asylum, the platinum-selling, Grammy-winning alternative rock group. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 8 p.m. Aug. 23. $30. 570-831-2100.


Hickory Project, the hard-driving acoustic bluegrass group with national mandolin champion Anthony Hannigan. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 3 p.m. Aug. 24. Free but donations accepted. 570-996-1500.


The Irish Rovers, the Canadian Irish folk group on its Farewell Tour. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Aug. 24. $77, $37, $27. 570-826-1100.


Irem Summer Concerts, with the award-winning Irem String Band. Irem Temple Country Club Pavilion, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. 7 p.m. Aug. 24. Free. 570-675-3713.


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.


Pitbull, the stylish rapper in a high-energy show blending urban, Latin and pop. Great Allentown Fair, 1850 Liberty St. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26. $80, $59, $39. 610-433-7541.


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.


Party on the Patio: Beatlemania Now, the Beatles tribute band. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Free. 570-831-2100.


Girls, Guns and Glory, Boston’s rising roots-country band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Aug. 28. $10. 570-325-0249.


Cornstock Folk Festival, three days of music including swing, Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, Appalachian, folk, reggae and Americana acoustic rock. Performers include Pappy and Friends with members of Cabinet, RUNA, Cricket Tell the Weather, the Hillbilly Gypsies, Garcia Grass, MiZ, Tim McGurl, the Bog Swing Group, Free Music Orchestra, Dan Johnson, Colebrook Road, Julie and Kris Kehr, Polina and the Pyramids, Sassafras, the Griggs Family Band and the Highgrass Ramblers. Also: a Kids Tent, crafts, games, wine tasting, singer-songwriter showcase and vendors. Lazy Brook Park, 55 Overlook Road, Tunkhannock. Aug. 29 to 31 with gates open at 9 a.m. $45 advance; $55 at the gate. 570-250-7464 or cornstockfestival.com.


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 “The Voice” finalists 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.


Simone Felice Trio, the folk and gospel singer, formerly of the Felice Brothers Band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Aug. 30. $20. 570-325-0249.


Breakfree, the Christian-music band in a back-to-school lawn party. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden St., Scranton. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 4. 570-342-8263.


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.


David Griffin, the Christian-music artist from Jim Thorpe. Agape Christian Coffee House, Plains United Methodist Church, 133 N. Main St. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 6. 570-371-6363.


Willie Nelson & Family, the legendary country music singer and songwriter touring in support of his 69th album “Band of Brothers.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11. $97 limited pit; $67, $57, $47. 570-826-1100.


Solas, the quintessential traditional Irish-American band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Sept. 11. $25. 570-325-0249.


Broken Road, the country-music duo. The Truth Christian Coffee House, New Life Community Church, 570 S. Main Road, Mountain Top. 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 12. Free. 570-301-7081.


Gary Belles, the Christian-music recording artist. My Cup Runneth Over Christian Coffee House, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 190 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 13. 570-824-2991.


Lisa Lampanelli, an evening of racy comedy. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. Sept. 13 with doors at 7 p.m. and show at 8. $65, $50. 877-682-4791.


Ana Popovic, the award-winning guitarist performing electric funk, jazzy instrumentals and blues vocals. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Sept. 13. $22 advance; $27 day of show. 866-605-7325.


Concert in the Park, with the Jim Buckley Jazztet followed by Tom Hamilton & Friends. Nay Aug Park, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 2 p.m. Sept. 14. 570-344-5656.


An Evening with Erica Kiesewetter and Jon Nakamatsu, a chamber concert with the violinist and pianist from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Sordoni Theater, WVIA Studios, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. Sept. 17 with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and music at 7. $30. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


Wailin’ Jennys, the Canadian harmony trio. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Sept. 18. $30. 570-325-0249.


Lily Allen, British pop music singer and songwriter. Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th St., Philadelphia. 8 p.m. Sept. 19. $25. 215-627-1332.


An All-Tchaikovsky Concert, the 2014-15 season opener of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with performances of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony and Piano Concerto No. 1 (performed by guest pianist Jon Nakamatsu). F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Sept. 19. $37.60 to $63. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


Broken Road, the Christian-music duo with singer-songwriter Mike Lewis. Amazing Taste, How Sweet the Grounds Christian Coffee House, Centenary United Methodist Church, 24 N. Main St., Ashley. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 20. 570-899-8073.


Impractical Jokers, comedy and hilarious videos by the foursome of Brian “Q” Quinn, Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto and James Murray, who challenge each other to outrageous dares and stunts as presented on their truTV show. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Sept. 20. Age 18 and older. $125 (VIP and meet and greet); $49.50. 570-826-1100.


Wishbone Ash, the veteran progressive-rock act. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Sept. 20. $25. 570-325-0249.


William Doney, the Christian-music recording artist. Voice of Hope Christian Coffee House, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 231 E. State St., Nanticoke. 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 26. Free. Broadcast live on WVHO-FM (94.5). 570-735-1760.


Sam Bush, the mandolinist and his quintet expanding the horizons of bluegrass with jazz, rock, blues and funk. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Sept. 26. $35. 570-325-0249.


Sue Yurkanin, the singer-songwriter in a Christian coffeehouse concert. The Main Bean Cafe, 161 Main St., Luzerne. 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 27. Free. 570-899-2264.


Leftover Salmon, the genre-blending band from Colorado offering bluegrass, rock, country and Cajun. With Little Feat keyboardist Billy Payne. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 7 p.m. Sept. 28. $32. 570-325-0249.


Broken Road, the country-music duo. Agape Christian Coffee House, Plains United Methodist Church, 133 N. Main St. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 4. 570-371-6363.


Rusted Root, the roots and world music band celebrating its 20th anniversary. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Oct. 9. $22 advance; $24 day of show. 570-420-2808.


The Here and Now Effect, the local Christian-music duo. The Truth Christian Coffee House, New Life Community Church, 570 S. Main Road, Mountain Top. 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 10. Free. 570-301-7081.


William Doney, the Christian-music recording artist. My Cup Runneth Over Christian Coffee House, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 190 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 11. 570-824-2991.


The Stylistics, the Philadelphia-based soul quartet. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. Oct. 11 with shows at 7 and 9 p.m. $45, $30. 877-682-4791.


An Evening with Jenny Oaks Baker, a Pops Concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with the Grammy-nominated violinist performing classical, rock, Broadway and Disney film music. 8 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton; and 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $37.60 to $63. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


Jimmy Eat World, the alternative rock and power pop band. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Oct. 16. $25 advance; $28 day of show. 570-420-2808.


Gary Belles, the Christian-music recording artist. Amazing Taste, How Sweet the Grounds Christian Coffee House, Centenary United Methodist Church, 24 N. Main St., Ashley. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 18. 570-899-8073.


Tommy James and the Shondells, the 1960s chart toppers (“Hanky Panky,” “Crimson and Clover”). Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Oct. 18. $33, $38. 866-605-7325.


Mike Lewis, the Americana singer-songwriter. Voice of Hope Christian Coffee House, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 231 E. State St., Nanticoke. 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24. Free. Broadcast live on WVHO-FM (94.5). 570-735-1760.


Messengers, the local Christian-music group. The Main Bean Cafe, 161 Main St., Luzerne. 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25. Free. 570-899-2264.


Badlands, a tribute to the music of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band along with Drive: A Tribute to the Cars. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25. $31, $27, $21. 570-826-1100.


Misfits, the hardcore punk band with special guests Jasta. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7 p.m. Oct. 30. $16 advance; $18 day of show. 570-420-2808.


Robin Trower, the British blues-rock guitarist. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Oct. 31. $27 advance; $32 day of show. 866-605-7325.


The Tubes, the theatrical rock group that ridicules pop culture in its performance art. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 1. $18 advance; $23 day of show. 866-605-7325.


Mastodon, the metal sensation with openers French metal group Gojira and the six-piece Norwegian metal band Kvelertak. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2. $25 advance; $28 day of show. 570-420-2808.


Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock, and other romantic favorites performed by clarinetist Pascal Archer and soprano Katy Williams from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Sordoni Theater, WVIA Studios, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. Nov. 5 with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and music at 7. $30. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


A Trip Down the Danube, a Masterworks concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic including Strauss’ “Blue Danube Waltz,” Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto and other peices by Dvorak and Liszt. Guests include trumpeter Joseph Boga and soprano Katy Williams. Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 8 p.m. Nov. 7. $37.60 to $63. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


The Mavericks, the country-steeped garage band. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Nov. 7. $35. 570-420-2808.


Sue Yurkanin, the singer-songwriter in a Christian-music concert. My Cup Runneth Over Christian Coffee House, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 190 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 8. 570-824-2991.


Arlo Guthrie, the legendary folk singer-songwriter and storyteller. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Nov. 8. $45, $35. 570-420-2808.


The Power of Music: Ethan Bortnick, the young musical sensation in a family music special with special guests Damian McGinty of “Glee” and Celtic Thunder. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Nov. 9. $37, $30. 570-826-1100.


Cristabelle Braden, the Christian-music recording artist. Amazing Taste, How Sweet the Grounds Christian Coffee House, Centenary United Methodist Church, 24 N. Main St., Ashley. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15. 570-899-8073.


The Company Men, “America’s First Mashup Group” blending classic and contemporary sounds. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Nov. 15. $30, $20. 877-682-4791.


Black Veil Brides, the metalcore band with a dark Gothic image. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7 p.m. Nov. 21. $25 advance; $29 day of show. 570-420-2808.


The Time Jumpers, the supergroup of veteran Nashville studio musicians formed in 1998 when they began jamming at the Station Inn Bluegrass Club. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Nov. 22. $77, $54, $44, $34. 570-826-1100.


Railroad Earth, the six-member rock band headlining the two-day Horn-O-Plenty celebration. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Nov. 28 and 29. $30; $50 for both shows. 570-420-2808.


Soul Shine & Friends Branching Out, the local duo in a Christian coffeehouse concert. The Main Bean Cafe, 161 Main St., Luzerne. 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 29. Free. 570-899-2264.


Ed Kowalczyk, the founding member and former lead singer of Live. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Nov. 29. $40, $25. 877-682-4791.


The Sound of Christmas, a holiday concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with guest soloist Elizabeth von Trapp and the brass group Carillon along with the Ballet Theater of Scranton and a surprise guest (in red!). 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave.; and 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $37.60 to $63. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


Messenger, the Christian-music group from Factoryville. My Cup Runneth Over Christian Coffee House, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 190 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 13. 570-824-2991.


Woodwind Delight, a chamber concert with wind and brass musicians from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Sordoni Theater, WVIA Studios, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. Jan. 22 with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and music at 7. $30. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


Cinematic Love Stories, a Pops Concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with pieces from the silver screen including “Gone with the Wind,” “Titanic” and “Doctor Zhivago.” 8 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton; and 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $37.60 to $63. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


String Trio, a chamber concert with musicians from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic including cellist Jeremy Lamb. Selections include Bach’s “Goldberg Variations.” Sordoni Theater, WVIA Studios, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. March 4 with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and music at 7. $30. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


Celtic Woman, traditional Irish anthems, pop standards and original music by the all-female ensemble. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. March 14. $81, $61. 570-826-1100.


Bach, Mozart and Barber, a Masterworks concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic including Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Vaughan Williams’ “Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis,” Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Mozart’s Symphony No. 29. Wyoming Seminary Kirby Center for Creative Arts, Kingston. 8 p.m. March 6. $37.60 to $63. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


The Texas Tenors, a Pops Concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with the singing group from “America’s Got Talent.” 8 p.m. April 10 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre; and 8 p.m. April 11 at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. $37.60 to $63. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


The Hit Men, a quintet of singer-songwriters performing hits from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. April 25. $47, $37, $27. 570-826-1100.


Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, a Masterworks concert including Beethoven’s “Coriolan Overture” and Symphony No. 7 with guest violinist Anne Akiko Meyers. The Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 8 p.m. May 8. $37.60 to $63. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


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