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THIS WEEK: May 17 to 23, 2013

Sue Yurkanin, the Christian singer from Dickson City. Ekklesia Christian Coffee House, River of Life Fellowship Church, 22 Outlet Road, Lehman Township. Tonight with food menu at 6, concert at 7 and open mic at 9. Free. 899-2264.


Too Human, the jazzy bluesy singing duo of Ellen Schwartz and Roger Bruno. The BookHouse, Eastern Monroe Public Library, 1002 N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg. 7 tonight. Free but donations accepted. 421-0800.


Tunes for Goons, a concert with local bands Blinded Passenger, Grey Zine, the Ordinals, Cave People and These Elk Forever. New Visions Studio & Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton. Tonight with doors at 7 and show at 7:30. $7. 878-3970.


The Catholic Choral Society, the annual spring concert of sacred, classical, Broadway and popular music. 7:30 tonight at Immaculate Conception Church, 801 Taylor Ave., Scranton (with guests the Teen Choir of First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit); and 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Ignatius Church, 339 N. Maple St., Kingston (with guests the Wyoming Valley West Middle School Spartan Singers). $10, $8 seniors and students. 587-2753.


Stephen Lynch, the standup comic and musician, whose songs mock daily life and popular culture. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 tonight. $30. 420-2808.


Dark Star Orchestra, the tribute band re-creating the Grateful Dead experience. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 tonight. 866-605-7325.


Bridging Division, the Christian band from Mount Pocono. Amazing Taste, How Sweet the Grounds Coffee House, First United Methodist Church, Route 11 and East Butler Street, Shickshinny. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. 899-2264.


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. Saturday. $49.50, $39.50, $29.50. 826-1100.


Tom Slick and the Converted Thunderbolt Greaseslappers, a 40th-anniversary concert. St. Jude Church, 420 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Saturday with doors at 7 p.m. and music from 8 to 11. $20 includes beer, mixers and snacks. BYOB. 474-6315.


Comedy Night, a fundraiser for the G.A.R. Football Booster Club with a slate of standup comedians. Wise Crackers Comedy Club, 18 S. Pennsylvania Blvd., Wilkes-Barre. Saturday with doors at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. 793-4428.


Commander Cody Band, the pianist leading the musical mayhem with his band and special guests Professor Louie and the Crowmatix. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday. $25. 325-0249.


Coal Town Rounders, the bluegrass quartet performing on upright bass, banjo, mandolin and guitar. Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. 8 p.m. Saturday. $16 advance; $20 at the door. 588-8077.


Roller Derby Party, a fundraiser for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Roller Radicals with an art-and-jewelry auction, food and music by Filthy Gentlemen, Midnight Mob and the Faceless Shadows. New Visions Studio & Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton. 8 p.m. Saturday. All ages; 21 and over BYOB. $7; $5 ladies. 878-3970.


Willie Mack, the jazz master on sax, flute and bass clarinet accompanied by his three-piece band. Also: a talk about the relationship between music and art. Hazleton Art League, 225 E. Broad St. 1 p.m. Sunday. $10. 817-1075.


John De Chiaro, the internationally touring classical guitarist, recording artist and television performer in a benefit concert for the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen. St. Patrick’s Church, 318 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre. 3 p.m. Sunday. Donation. 823-1948.


Craig Thatcher, the incendiary bluesman with violinist Nyke Van Wyk celebrating the release of their new CD with special guests. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 5 p.m. Sunday. $10. 325-0249.


Bullet for My Valentine, the Welsh metal-core rockers with Halestorm, Young Guns and Stars in Stereo. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 6:30 p.m. Sunday. $29.50. 420-2808.

Friends for Christ, praise-band singers. Nebo Baptist Church, 75 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. 7 p.m. Sunday. Free and followed by a dessert hour. 735-3932.


Spring Concert, the annual Pentecost Sunday event with the music ministry of Holy Family Parish, 574 Bennett St., Luzerne. 7 p.m. Sunday. Free. 287-6600.


Hollywood Undead, the Los Angeles rock/rap band. With Falling in Reverse and American Fangs. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7 p.m. Wednesday. $20 advance; $23 day of show. 420-2808.


FUTURE CONCERTS


Farewell/Senior Recital, performances by senior student musicians at Wyoming Seminary. Great Hall, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 4 p.m. May 24. Free. 270-2192.


William Doney, the Christian recording artist. Ekklesia Christian Coffee House, River of Life Fellowship Church, 22 Outlet Road, Lehman Township. May 24 with food menu at 6 p.m., concert at 7 and open mic at 9. Free. 899-2264.


Open Mic Night, with musicians, poets, storytellers, comedians and others. Followed by a poetry reading by Nygel Metcalfe of the Breaking Ground Poets. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. May 24 with open mic at 7 p.m. and poetry at 8:15 p.m. Free. 996-1500.


Smith Family Revival, the local Christian band. Voice of Hope Christian Coffee House, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Nanticoke. 7 to 9 p.m. May 24. Free. Broadcast live on WVHO-FM (94.5). 899-2264.


Jon Herington Band, the Steely Dan guitarist and his group. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. May 24. $23. 325-0249.


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.

Gary Belles & Friends, a local Christian group. The Main Bean, 161 Main St., Luzerne. 7 to 9 p.m. May 25. 899-2264.


Matt Simons, piano-based pop rock with hints of jazz and R&B. Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. 7:30 p.m. May 25. $16 advance, $20 at the door. 588-8077.


Childhood’s End, a Pink Floyd tribute band using a circular video screen and high-tech lighting along with note-perfect renditions of the classic songs. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 25. $23. 325-0249.


Party on the Patio Kickoff, the sixth year of “hot summer fun” with drink specials and music by Bad Hair Day. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. May 26 at 6 p.m. with music at 7 and fireworks at 9:30. 888-946-4672.


Parrot Beach, the Jimmy Buffett tribute band. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 26. Free. 877-682-4791.


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

Northeastern Pennsylvania Bluegrass Festival, with two stages of music, camping, food and craft vendors, children’s programs and workshops. Performers include Reno & Harrell/Sons of the Legend, Bluegrass Mountaineers, Larry Stephenson Band, Goldwing Express, Smokey Greene, Louie Setzer & the Appalachian Mountain Boys, Dave Nichols & Spare Change, Coal Town Rounders, Chester Johnson & Foggy Mountain Grass, Mailpouch Express, Garcia Grass, Mason Porter, Big Valley Bluegrass, Hillbilly Water, Cosmic American Derelicts, Coal County Express and many more. Lazybrook Park, Tunkhannock. 4 to 11 p.m. May 30; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. May 31 and June 1; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 2. $65 weekend; $25 Friday; $20 Saturday; $15 Sunday. 721-2760 or nepabluegrass.com.


Party on the Patio, with drink specials and a tribute to Bon Jovi by Runaway. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. May 30 at 6 p.m. with music at 7:30. 888-946-4672.


Lee Brice, the country singer-songwriter. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 30. 866-605-7325.


Smith Family Revival, the local Christian band. Ekklesia Christian Coffee House, River of Life Fellowship Church, 22 Outlet Road, Lehman Township. May 31 with food menu at 6 p.m., concert at 7 and open mic at 9. Free. 899-2264.


KRZ Summer Smash, with performers Cher Lloyd, Carly Rae Jepsen, 3OH!3 and Emblem3. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. May 31. $40. 826-1100 or ticketmaster.com.


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.


Aaron Carter, the pop singer, actor and “Dancing with the Stars” contestant. Brews Brothers West, 75 Main St., Luzerne. 7 p.m. June 1. $18 advance; $20 day of show. 283-1300.


Kellie Pickler, the country artist and “Dancing with the Stars” contestant. Sherman Summer Stage, Mount Airy Casino & Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 7 p.m. June 1. $50, $40, $35. 420-2808.


Tea Leaf Green, the progressive-rock band from San Francisco. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 7 p.m. June 2. $22. 325-0249.


Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival, four days of music with Big Valley Bluegrass, Hilltown, Stained Grass Window, James King, Smokey Greene the Doerfels, Valerie Smith, Dan Paisley, Paul Adkins, Bill & Maggie Anderson, Bluegrass Conspiracy and many more. Also: workshops, Martin Guitar trip, children’s activities, jam tent, bluegrass movies and more. Mountain View Park, Wind Gap. 6 to 10 p.m. June 5; 4:45 to 10 p.m. June 6; 11:15 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 7; 10 a.m. to midnight June 8; 9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 9. $65 weekend through April; $75 in May; $80 at the gate. Single day tickets available. Info at windgapbluegrass.com.


Party on the Patio, with drink specials and music by Journey tribute band Separate Ways. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. June 6 at 6 p.m. with music at 7:30. 888-946-4672.


Philharmonic Chamber Music Series, with music for flute and percussion by 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. 8 p.m. June 8. $29 to $60; $15 students. 341-1568.

Completely Inappropriate, music and comedy with cabaret performers John Baldino and Erin Canedy along with guests Jonathan Alunni and Lauren Smith. Vintage Theater, 326 Spruce St., Scranton. 8 p.m. June 8. $12. Adult themes. 800-838-3006.


Ana Popovic, the Yugoslavian-born singer-guitarist performing jazzy instrumentals, tight blues grooves and soulful vocals. With special guest singer-actress Dana Fuchs who played Janis Joplin in the off-Broadway play “Love, Janis.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 8. 866-605-7325.


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.


Gypsophilia, gypsy jazz, klezmer, funk, classical, swing and bebop from the seven-member ensemble. Milford Theater, 114 E. Catherine St., Milford. 5 p.m. June 9. $17 advance; $20 at the door. 588-8077.


Queensryche, the heavy-metal rock band performing the 25th anniversary of its album “Operation: Mindcrime.” Brews Brothers West, 75 Main St., Luzerne. June 11 with doors at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. $21 advance, $23 day of show. 283-1300.


Dropkick Murphys, the Celtic punk rockers mixing guitars, accordion, mandolin, bagpipes and drums. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. June 11. $29.50. 420-280.


Aaron Lewis, the country-music singer (former frontman for rock group Staind). Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. June 12. $25. 420-2808.


Party on the Patio, with drink specials and music by Fleetwood Mac tribute band Tusk. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. June 13 at 6 p.m. with music at 7:30. 888-946-4672.


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.


Billy Bauer Band, paying tribute to the music of Dave Matthews. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. June 14. $17. 325-0249.


Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Festival, the 8th 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. Performers include the Duke Robillard Band, Banjo Dan and the Midnite Plowboys, the Noveaux Honkies, the Sweetback Sisters and more. 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. June 15. 253-5492 or honesdalerootsandrhythm.com.


Steamtown Beer and Music Festival, the Celebration of the Suds with 50 breweries, beer seminars, culinary demonstrations and tastings from area chefs, beer-related apparel and goods and music by Muscle Shoal Revival, Fuel, the Menzingers and Alien Ant Farm. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. June 15 with two sessions: noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. $50 advance, $55 at the door (if available), $15 designated drivers. Age 21 and older. 609-412-9056 or livenation.com.


Summerland Tour: Alternative Guitars, with rock bands Everclear, Live, Filter and Sponge. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 7:30 p.m. June 16. $40 advance; $45 day of show. 866-605-7325.


Party on the Patio, with drink specials and music by Guns N’ Roses tribute band November Rain. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. June 20 at 6 p.m. with music at 7:30. 888-946-4672.


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.


Blues Traveler, the southern rock and blues band. Sherman Summer Stage, Mount Airy Casino & Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. June 21. $38, $30. 420-2808.


The Faces and Voices of the Blues, a concert by bluesman Roy Book Binder combined with an exhibit by photographer Jim Gavenus who has captured images of more than 30 Hall of Fame musicians. Tripp House, 1011 N. Main Ave., Scranton. June 22 with exhibit noon to 6 p.m.; photography workshop 1 to 2 p.m.; a porch jam session 3 to 5 p.m. and concert at 8 p.m.; June 23 with exhibit noon to 4 p.m. and a free guitar workshop 2 to 4 p.m. $25 advance; $30 at the door (if available). 888-800-7626.


Party on the Patio, with drink specials and music by Aerosmith tribute band Draw the Line. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. June 27 at 6 p.m. with music at 7:30. 888-946-4672.


Open Mic Night, with musicians, poets, storytellers, comedians and others. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. June 28 with open mic at 7 p.m. and featured musical act at 8:15 p.m. Free. 996-1500.


Tesla, the blues-metal group. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 28. 866-605-7325.


The Jerry Garcia Show, with tribute band Dead on Live. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 29. $23. 325-0249.


Carlos Mencia, “the first Richard Pryor of Hispanic culture” in his standup routine. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. June 29 with doors at 7 p.m. and show at 8. $55, $45. 877-672-4791.


The Legacy of Michael Jackson, performed by impersonator Lane Lassiter. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7 p.m. June 29. $24.95. 420-2808.


Civil War Era Music, songs about soldiers’ lives, domestic scenes, minstrel traditions and the fight to end slavery performed by Thomas Jolin on hammered dulcimer, button accordion, harmonica and banjo. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 3 p.m. June 30. Free. 996-1500.


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.


Party on the Patio, with drink specials and music by Jimmy Buffett tribute band Parrot Beach. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. July 4 at 6 p.m. with music at 7:30. 888-946-4672.


Kid Rock, the rapper-turned-rocker with his Twisted Brown Trucker Band and special guests Kool & the Gang and Uncle Kracker. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 6:45 p.m. July 6. $20. Tickets at livenation.com. Motorcyclists can gather at Electric City Harley Davidson, Route 6, Dickson City at 3:30 p.m. for a cruise to the concert. $25 includes a concert ticket and $5 concession voucher.


Ben Taylor, an eclectic mix of folk, pop, urban, reggae and country by the son of James Taylor and Carly Simon. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. July 6. $23. 325-0249.


Doobie Brothers, the 21-year veteran jazz-rock group. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. July 7. 866-605-7325.


Emily Asher’s Garden Party, the band of all-stars from New York City’s jazz scene including trombonist Emily Asher and trumpeter Bria Skonberg, performing at Misericordia University’s “Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival,” 301 Lake St., Dallas. 8 p.m. July 8. $15; $8 lawn. 674-6719.


Briggs Farm Bluesfest, the 16th annual outdoor festival with Terry “Harmonica” Bean & the Cornlickers, Mac Arnold, the Kinsey Report, Lurrie Bell, Lonnie Shields, Cedric Burnside Project, Georgie Bonds, the Badlees, Symphonic Haze, Ed Randazzo with Bret Alexander, Shakura S’Aida, Clarence Spady 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.


Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, the world’s largest hard-and-heavy music touring festival with four music stages, video games, vendors, interactive activities and autograph-signing sessions. Performers: Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Machine Head, Children of Bodom, Behemoth and many more including Scranton’s own Motionless in White. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 1:10 p.m. July 13. $60.50, $45.50, $31.50. Tickets at livenation.com.


Boz Scaggs, the Grammy-winning singer performing smooth blues and urban jazz at the “Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival” of Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 8 p.m. July 13. $30; $20 lawn. 674-6719.


Raymond the Amish Comic, a standup act for adults only by the born-and-bred Amish comedian. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. July 13. $15 advance; $20 day of show. 866-605-7325.


Party on the Patio, with drink specials and music by tribute band Beatlemania. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. July 11 at 6 p.m. with music at 7:30. 888-946-4672.


Mac Miller, hip hop’s rising star with Chance the Rapper, Vince Staples and The Internet. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. July 11. $27.50 advance, $30 day of show. 420-2808.


Summer Comedy Jam, with Bronx comedian Capone and his fellow comics Smokey, Omar and Mark Viera in the tour “Y’all Gon Get This Work.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. July 13. $85 (VIP Meet and Greet), $50, $30. 826-1100.


Arrival: The Music of ABBA, a tribute to the Swedish rock band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. July 14. 866-605-7325.


Vans Warped Tour, the annual all-day summer music festival with multiple stages of all-genre music. Bands include Attila, Architects UK, Letlive, Wallpaper, While She Sleeps, Defeater, Early November, Forever the Sickest Kids, Man Overboard, Woe Is Me, I See Stars, the Story So Far, Like Moths to Flames, Big Chocolate, Stick to Your Guns, Hands Like Houses and many more. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 11 a.m. July 16. $45. Tickets at livenation.com.


Party on the Patio, with drink specials and music by Rolling Stones tribute band Satisfaction. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. July 18 at 6 p.m. with music at 7:30. 888-946-4672.


Todd Snider, the country-rock singer-songwriter. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. July 19. $28. 325-0249.


Incendio, a global musical experience with the sounds of flamenco, classical, Middle Eastern, Celtic, jazz, rock, trance and more. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. July 20. $20. 325-0249.


Lil Wayne, the Grammy winning hip-hop musician and multiplatinum recording artist in his “America’s Most Wanted Music Festival” with rappers T.I. and Future. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 7 p.m. July 21. 800-745-3000.


Party on the Patio, with drink specials and music by Def Leppard tribute band Pyromania. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. July 25 at 6 p.m. with music at 7:30. 888-946-4672.


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.

Old Crow Medicine Show, the Grammy-winning country and bluegrass band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. July 25. 866-605-7325.


Open Mic Night, with musicians, poets, storytellers, comedians and others. Followed by a poetry reading by Brian Fanelli. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. July 26 with open mic at 7 p.m. and poetry at 8:15 p.m. Free. 996-1500.


Party on the Patio, with drink specials and a tribute to Bon Jovi by Runaway. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. with music at 7:30. 888-946-4672.


Musikfest, the 30th annual music extravaganza with 500 performances on 14 stages (13 of them free). Performers include Ke$ha, Styx and Foreigner, OneRepublic, Darius Rucker, Carly Rae Jepsen, Peter Frampton & B.B. King, Buckwheat Zydeco, Southern Culture on the Skids, Trout Fishing in America, Holly Williams, Here Come the Mummies and many more. Downtown Bethlehem. Aug. 2 to 11. Complete schedule at musikfest.org.


Party on the Patio, with drink specials and music by AC/DC tribute band Back in Black. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. with music at 7:30. 888-946-4672.


Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, the fourth annual touring rock music and lifestyle festival with Alice in Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive, Walking Papers, Middle Class Rut, New Politics, Danko Jones and the Chuck Shaffer Picture Show. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Aug. 9. 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.


Jason Isbell, the Americana singer-songwriter (formerly of Drive-By Truckers), whose “Alabama Pines” won Song of the Year at the 2012 Americana Honors and Awards. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Aug. 9. $50 limited VIP; $25. 826-1100.


Kansas, the progressive rock band celebrating more than 40 years of music making. Sherman Summer Stage, Mount Airy Casino & Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 7 p.m. Aug. 11. $45, $35, $25. 420-2808.


Ted Nugent, the no-holds-barred rock musician and activist. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Aug. 14. 866-605-7325.


The Peach Music Festival, the second annual three-day, multiple-stage event hosted by the Allman Brothers Band with the Black Crowes, Bob Weir, Grace Potter, Rusted Root and many more. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Aug. 15 to 18. Camping passes available. Tickets at livenation.com.


Party on the Patio, with drink specials and music by Bruce Springsteen tribute band Tramps Like Us. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. with music at 7:30. 888-946-4672.


An Evening with Larry Coryell, Victor Bailey and Lenny White, an intimate concert with the jazz-fusion guitarists and percussionist. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Aug. 17. $27. 325-0249.


Gathering of Singer-Songwriters, the 12th annual concert by local singers. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21. Donation. 996-1500.


Party on the Patio, with drink specials and music by Bee Gees tribute band Stayin’ Alive. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. with music at 7:30. 888-946-4672.


Open Mic Night, with musicians, poets, storytellers, comedians and others. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Aug. 23 with open mic at 7 p.m. and a feature act at 8:15 p.m. Free. 996-1500.


Jason Aldean, the country star on his “Night Train Tour” with Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25. $55.25, $25.50 lawn. Tickets at livenation.com.


John Mayer, the seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter along with opener “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips. Great Allentown Fair, 1850 Liberty St., Allentown. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27. $66, $46. 610-433-7541.


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.

Party on the Patio, with drink specials and music by Queen tribute band Almost Queen. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. with music at 7:30. 888-946-4672.


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.


Maroon 5, the three-time Grammy-winning pop-rock band with Kelly Clarkson and Rozzi Crane. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 7 p.m. Sept. 1. Tickets at livenation.com.


Jeff Dunham, the comedian and ventriloquist with his entourage of quirky puppet dummies. Great Allentown Fair, 1850 Liberty St., Allentown. 8 p.m. Sept. 1. $49, $39. 610-433-7541.


Masterworks Concert, by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with guest pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton performing Poulenc’s “Concerto for Two Pianos.” Also performed: Rossini’s “Barber of Seville Overture” and Mozart’s “Symphony No. 39.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Sept. 21. $63, $55, $47, $31. 270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


Josh Turner, the country-music hitmaker. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Sept. 26. $42, $37. 866-605-7325.


The Haunted Symphony, a hair-raising evening of spooky selections by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with special guest actor and poet Frank Oden. Ghoulish attire welcome. 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre; and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. $63, $55, $47, $31. 270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


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.


America, the folk-rock group performing their string of hits from the 1970s to the present. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 2. 866-605-7325.


Masterworks Concert, an evening of music and dance with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and guests Ballet Northeast. Included: Milhaud’s “La Creation du Monde,” Bach’s “Orchestral Suite No. 3” and Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella Suite.” Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. Nov. 16. $63, $55, $47, $31. 270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


A Very NEPA Christmas, the traditional holiday concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania and the Ballet Theatre of Scranton. 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre; and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. $63, $55, $47, $31. 270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


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