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THIS WEEK: Aug. 8 to 14, 2014


Musikfest, the 14-stage music extravaganza wraps up this weekend with headliners Alan Jackson, Weezer and Keith Urban along with many more performances in all music genres. Held within Bethlehem’s Colonial Industrial Quarter, along Main Street and at the SteelStacks campus on the city’s South Side. Friday, Aug. 8 through Sunday, Aug. 10. Schedule at musikfest.org.


Joe Acor, the singer-songwriter from Bloomsburg. The Truth Cafe, New Life Community Church, 570 S. Main Road, Mountain Top. 6:30 p.m. Friday, 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. Friday, Aug. 8; 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9; 4 to midnight Sunday, 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.


Allegro Summer Music Showcase, with bands Crock Pot Abduction, Big Awesome, Lions, Hodera, Eye on Attraction and Roek. Vintage Theater, 326 Spruce St., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. $10. 570-589-0271.


Comedy Night, with standup comedians Richie Redding and Anthony Kapfer. Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. $20, $25. 570-588-8077.


Smith Family Revival, old-time gospel, country and blues. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 285 Pond Hill Mountain Road, Wapwallopen. 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. Bring a food-pantry donation. 570-735-1760.


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. Saturday, Aug. 9. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. $29. 570-253-5500.


The Here and Now Effect, the local Christian group. My Cup Runneth Over Christian Coffee House, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 190 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. Free. 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. Saturday, Aug. 9. Tickets at livenation.com.


Season’s End Grand Finale, classical and 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. Saturday, Aug. 9. Free. 570-270-2186.


Nat Osborn Band, the New York City band performing indie-folk, gypsy jazz and Americana. Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. $20, $15. 570-588-8077 or harmonypresents.com.


Allegro Summer Music Showcase, with bands Family Animals, Give Us Your Bones, Cody Searl and more. Vintage Theater, 326 Spruce St., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. $10. 570-589-0271.


Summer Concerts in the Park, with Paul LaBelle and Exact Change. Nay Aug Park, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 2 p.m. Sunday, 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. Sunday, 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. Sunday, Aug. 10. Free. 570-675-3713.


Vintage Concert, with bands Lilac Daze, Those Clever Foxes and Karate Camp. Vintage Theater, 326 Spruce St., Scranton. 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10. $10. 570-589-0271.


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. Begins Thursday, Aug. 14 and continues through Sunday, Aug. 17. Tickets at livenation.com.


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


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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. Friday, 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. Saturday, Aug. 16. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. $22, $11 students. 570-253-5500.


Comedy in Concert, irreverent humor and “a sideways view of life” with award-winning comic Greg Tamblyn. Unity of Northeastern Pennsylvania: A Spiritual Center, 140 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. $15 advance; $20 at the door. 570-824-7722.


Christian Music Talent Show. Amazing Taste, How Sweet the Grounds Christian Coffee House, Centenary United Methodist Church, 24 N. Main St., Ashley. 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. Free. 570-899-8073.


Music in the Woods, a concert with singer-songwriter Don Shappelle. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. 570-696-9105.


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. Saturday, 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. Sunday, 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. Sunday, 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. Sunday, 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. Wednesday, Aug. 20. Free. 570-996-1500.


Party on the Patio, with Stayin’ Alive, a Bee Gees tribute band. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 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. Thursday, 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. Friday, 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. Friday, Aug. 22. Free. Broadcast live on WVHO-FM (94.5). Free. 570-735-1760.


Atlas Gray, the funk and soul band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22. $15. 570-325-0249.


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. Saturday, Aug. 23. $17 advance; $20 day of show. 570-420-2808.


Life Is a Cabaret, an evening of song favorites with cabaret performers John Baldino, Erin Canedy and Miranda Micciche. Lyrics, 76 S. Main St., Carbondale. 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. $8. 800-838-3006.


Mike Lewis, the Americana recording artist in a Christian coffeehouse concert. The Main Bean Cafe, 161 Main St., Luzerne. 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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. Sunday, 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. Sunday, 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. Sunday, 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. Tuesday, 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. Tuesday, 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. Wednesday, Aug. 27. $90, $75, $45. 610-433-7541 or allentownfairpa.org.


Christian Music Concert, with Ben Horrevent and Kendall Mosley. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden St., Scranton. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. Free. 570-899-2264.


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. Thursday, 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. Thursday, 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. Thursday, 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. Friday, Aug. 29 to Sunday, Aug. 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. Friday, Aug. 29. $78, $58. 610-433-7541 or allentownfairpa.org.


Doc Gibbs with DeeDee Lavell, gospel, blues, funk and jazz. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. $18. 570-325-0249.


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. Saturday, Aug. 30. $59 (pit area), $49, $29. 610-433-7541 or allentownfairpa.org.


Parmalee, the country music quartet with opener Clare Dunn. Wyoming County Fair, Route 6, Meshoppen. 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. $16.50, $11.50. Tickets available at wyomingcountyfair.com.


Coal-Mining History Through Song, with singer and multi-instrumentalist Jay Smar. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. 570-696-9105.


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. Saturday, Aug. 30. $20. 570-325-0249.


The Swon Brothers, the country music duo with opener Clark Manson. Wyoming County Fair, Route 6, Meshoppen. 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. $16.50, $11.50. Tickets available at wyomingcountyfair.com.


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. Thursday, 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. Friday, Sept. 5. $24 advance; $29 day of show. 866-605-7325.


John Denver Tribute with Ted Vigil. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. $25. 570-325-0249.


A Simon & Garfunkel Retrospective, by Lehigh Valley duo AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m Saturday, Sept. 6. $25. 570-325-0249.


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. Saturday, Sept. 6. 570-371-6363.


Billy Cobham Spectrum 40 Band, the jazz-fusion drummer and his all-star cast of players. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10. $35. 570-325-0249.


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. Thursday, 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. Thursday, 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. Friday, Sept. 12. Free. 570-301-7081.


Cast of Beatlemania, a re-creation of the sights and sounds of The Beatles. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 13 with different shows each night. $22 Friday; $25 Saturday. 570-325-0249.


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. Saturday, Sept. 13. 570-824-2991.


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


Big Apple Jazz, a fundraiser for the Back Mountain Chamber with New York City jazz musicians in a tribute to trumpeter Bobby Baird along with a New York street-style menu and signature drinks. Huntsville Golf Club, 1334 Market St., Dallas. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. 570-407-8870.


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. Saturday, 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. Sunday, 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. Wednesday, 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. Thursday, Sept. 18. $30. 570-325-0249.


Lily Allen, British pop music singer and songwriter. Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th St., Philadelphia. 8 p.m. Friday, 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. Friday, 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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. Friday, 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. Friday, Sept. 26. $35. 570-325-0249.


Uriah Heep, the British hard rock group touring in support of its 24th studio album “Outsider.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. 866-605-7325.


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


Mark Doyle and the Maniacs, the blues-rock band with Pete McMahon on harmonica and vocals. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. $15. 570-325-0249.


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. Sunday, 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. Saturday, 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. Thursday, 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. Friday, Oct. 10. Free. 570-301-7081.


The Wailers, the iconic reggae outfit celebrating the 30th anniversary of its greatest-hits compilation “Legend.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. $35, $25. 570-826-1100.


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. Saturday, Oct. 11. 570-824-2991.


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


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


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. Friday, Oct. 17 at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton; and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $37.60 to $63. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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. Friday, 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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. Thursday, Oct. 30. $16 advance; $18 day of show. 570-420-2808.


Umphrey’s McGee, the veteran progressive rockers promoting their latest release “Similar Skin.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. $29.50. 570-826-1100.


Robin Trower, the British blues-rock guitarist. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Friday, 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. Saturday, 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. Sunday, 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. Wednesday, 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. Friday, 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. Friday, 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. Saturday, Nov. 8. 570-824-2991.


Arlo Guthrie, the legendary folk singer-songwriter and storyteller. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Saturday, 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. Sunday, 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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. Friday, 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. Saturday, Nov. 22. $77, $54, $44, $34. 570-826-1100.


Dark Star Orchestra, the veteran Grateful Dead tribute band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26. 866-605-7325.


Railroad Earth, the six-member rock band headlining the two-day Horn-O-Plenty celebration. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 and Saturday, Nov. 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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. Friday, Dec. 5 at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave.; and 7 p.m. Saturday, 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. Saturday, Dec. 13. 570-824-2991.


Kenny Rogers, the multiple Grammy Award-winning country-pop singer performing holiday and hit favorites with special guest Linda Davis. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. 866-605-7325.


Woodwind Delight, a chamber concert with wind and brass musicians from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Sordoni Theater, WVIA Studios, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. Thursday, 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. Friday, Feb. 13 at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton; and 8 p.m. Saturday, 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. Wednesday 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. Saturday, 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. Friday, 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. Friday, April 10 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre; and 8 p.m. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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. Friday, May 8. $37.60 to $63. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


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