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THIS WEEK: June 21 to 27, 2013


Pocono Mountains Bluegrass Festival, with Plexigrass, the Carroll County Ramblers, the Mail Pouch Express, Mark Miklos, Homespun Bluegrass, Big Valley Bluegrass, Chester Johnson & the Foggy Mountain Grass, Louie Setzer & the Appalachian Mountain Boys and the Zepp Family Band along with free rough camping, children’s activities, food, crafts and vendors. GDS Fairgrounds, Newfoundland. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. tonight and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. 610-573-0797 or poconosbluegrassfestival.com.


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. Today through Sunday. 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 tonight. $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. Saturday 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.; Sunday 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.


Mary Baker, the singer and storyteller in an outdoor concert. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 7 p.m. Saturday. Free. 696-9105.


Aimee Bayles, the sultry singer-songwriter. Presented by Harmony Presents at the Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $16 advance, $20 at the door. 588-8077.


The Felice Brothers, the New York folk-blues band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday. $25. 325-0249.


Brandi Glanville, a club night with the outrageous star of Bravo-TV’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and author of “Drinking and Tweeting.” Gypsies Nightclub and Lounge, Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. Saturday with doors at 10 p.m. $15. 866-468-7619.


Step by Step, a free Christian-music concert. United Baptist Church, 125 Church St., Taylor. 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. 899-2264.


An Evening of Laughter and Learning: The Black-Jew Dialogues, with comedians Larry Jay Tish and Emmy Award-winner Ron Jones in a multimedia romp of sketches, improv, video and even a game show to reveal the absurdity of prejudice and hate. Temple B’nai B’rith, 408 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 7 p.m. Sunday. Free. 287-9606.


Breakfree, a concert of Christian music followed by a dessert hour. Nebo Baptist Church, 75 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. 7 p.m. Sunday. Donation. 735-3932.


Joy Un-Speak-a Bell! A handbell concert with Michigan handbell artist Kristine Stout along with the Praise Ringers and God’s Tintinnabulators. Shavertown United Methodist Church, 163 N. Pioneer Ave. 7 p.m. Sunday. Free-will offering. 675-3616.


Counselor Solo and Chamber Recital, classical works by counselors of the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary. Great Hall, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 7:30 p.m. Monday. Free. 270-2186.


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. Thursday at 6 p.m. with music at 7:30. 888-946-4672.


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


The Happy Together Tour, with The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere & the Raiders and Gary Lewis & the Playboys. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Thursday. $44, $39. 866-605-7325.


FUTURE CONCERTS


Open Mic Night, with emcee poet Brian Fanelli and special guest singer-songwriter David Hage along with musicians, poets, storytellers, comedians and others. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. June 28 with signups at 6:30 p.m., open mic at 7 p.m. and featured musical act at 8:15 p.m. Free. 996-1500.


Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, classical and jazz works by faculty and students of the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary. Buckingham Performing Arts Center, 201 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 7:30 p.m. June 28, July 5, 19 and 26. Free. 270-2186.


Cabinet, the jamming bluegrass band with special guest East Bound Jesus. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 28. $23. 325-0249.


Tesla, the blues-metal group. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 28. $29 advance, $34 day of show. 866-605-7325.


Performing Arts Institute Concert, instrumental and vocal classical works by the Masterworks Chorale, Chamber Orchestra, Institute Chorus and Symphony Orchestra. Great Hall, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 7:30 p.m. June 29, July 6, 20 and 27. Free. 270-2186.


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.


Celebrate America! A concert of patriotic music by members of the Pennsylvania Northeast Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, the Shickshinny Area Community Choir and the American Legion Color Guard. First United Methodist Church, East Butler Street and Route 11, Shickshinny. 6 p.m. June 30. Free. 256-7329.


Faculty Recital, classical works by faculty members of the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary. Great Hall, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 7:30 p.m. July 1 and 22. Free. 270-2186.


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.


Melanie Goelitz, the lyric soprano accompanied by pianist Ron Stabinsky. Presented as part of the Performing Arts Institute summer music program at Wyoming Seminary. Great Hall, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 7:30 p.m. July 2. Free. 270-2186.


Fuzz 92.1 Fest with reggae band The Dirty Heads, Robert Delong and the Unlikely Candidates. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 7 p.m. July 3. Tickets at livenation.com.


Student Solo and Chamber Recital, classical works by students of the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary. Great Hall, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 7:30 p.m. July 3, 10, 17, 24, 30; Aug. 2. Free. 270-2186.


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.


The Philadelphia Brass, the stylistically impeccable horn ensemble performing American standards and patriotic music. Wildflower Music Festival, Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, Elizabeth Street, off Route 6, White Mills. July 6 with seating open at 5 p.m. and concert at 6 p.m. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic or beverages. $22; $11 students. 253-5500 or dorflinger.org.


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. $62 pit, $52. 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.


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.


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.


David Griffin, the Christian singer-songwriter from the Poconos. Ekklesia Coffee House, River of Life Fellowship Church, 22 Outlet Road, Lehman Township. July 12 with food menu at 6 p.m., concert at 7 and open mic at 9. Free. 717-503-7363.


Mike Lewis, the Americana singer-songwriter and national recording artist. With 14-year-old singer Kendall Mosley. The Truth Christian Coffee House, New Life Community Church, 570 S. Main Road, Mountain Top. 7 to 9 p.m. July 12. Free. 301-7081.


Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, a special performance by students of the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary along with guest organists Canon Mark Laubach and Michael Barone of the radio program “Pipe Dreams.” St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. July 12. Free. 270-2186.


7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience, a tribute to the harmonizing rock band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. July 12. $17 advance, $22 day of show. 866-605-7315.


New Riders of the Purple Sage, a revival of the country-rock band that hit the charts in 1969. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. July 12. $25. 325-0249.


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.


Della Mae, the high-energy bluegrass quintet from Boston. Wildflower Music Festival, Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, Elizabeth Street, off Route 6, White Mills. July 13 with seating open at 5 p.m. and concert at 6 p.m. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic or beverages. $22; $11 students. 253-5500 or dorflinger.org.


Gary Belles, the local Christian 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. July 13. Free. 824-2991.


Jim Cerminaro, pop standards by the recording artist. Patterson Grove, 1128 Bethel Hill Road, Benton. 7:15 p.m. July 13. 864-2647.


Performing Arts Institute Concert, a performance of Gustave Mahler’s Fifth Symphony and the Griffes Poem for Flute and Orchestra with flute soloist Elizabeth Landon along with the Masterworks Choral, Chamber Orchestra, Institute Chorus and Symphony Orchestra. Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 7:30 p.m. July 13. Free. 270-2186.


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.


Kashmir, a Led Zeppelin tribute band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. July 13. $23. 325-0249.


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. $27, $22. 866-605-7325.


Counselor Solo and Chamber Recital, classical works by counselors of the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary. Great Hall, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 7:30 p.m. July 15. Free. 270-2186.


Vans Warped Tour, the annual all-day summer music and lifestyle festival with multiple stages of all-genre music along with skate/action sports. Bands include Attila, New Year’s Day, Versa Emerge, Hawthorne Heights, Architects UK, Letlive, Forever the Sickest Kids, Man Overboard, Woe Is Me, I See Stars, Go Radio, The Story So Far, Like Moths to Flames, Big Chocolate, Stick to Your Guns, Hands Like Houses, Anarbor, Black Dahlia Murder, Wallpaper, Early November, Upon a Burning Body, Shy Kidx, Tonight Alive, Action Item and many more. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. July 16 with gates at 11:30 a.m. and show noon to 9 p.m. $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.


The Quey Percussion Duo, presented by the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary. Great Hall, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 7:30 p.m. July 18. Free. 270-2186.


Dave Mason, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who headed the band Traffic before embarking on a successful solo career. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. July 18. $39.50, $29.50. 420-2808.


Christabelle Braden & Against the Slate, a Christian concert. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 231 State St., Nanticoke. 1 to 4 p.m. July 19. 735-8531.


Joseph Acor, the Bloomsburg singer-songwriter. Ekklesia Coffee House, River of Life Fellowship Church, 22 Outlet Road, Lehman Township. July 19 with food menu at 6 p.m., concert at 7 and open mic at 9. Free. 717-503-7363.


Christian Porter, the Stroudsburg native who appeared on NBC’s “The Voice.” Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. July 19. $30 (Meet and Greet), $20, $15. 420-2808.


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.


Dali Quartet, an eclectic journey of rhythm and sound spanning classical roots and Latin soul. Wildflower Music Festival, Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, Elizabeth Street, off Route 6, White Mills. July 20 with seating open at 5 p.m. and concert at 6. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic or beverages. $22; $11 students. 253-5500 or dorflinger.org.


Joseph Acor, the Bloomsburg singer-songwriter. Amazing Taste, How Sweet the Grounds Christian Coffee House, First United Methodist Church, Route 11 and East Butler Street, Shickshinny. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 20. Free. 542-7338.


The Jacobs Brothers, gospel music. Patterson Grove, 1128 Bethel Hill Road, Benton. 7:15 p.m. July 20. 864-2647.


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.


Phil Lesh & Friends, the jamming Grateful Dead founder. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. July 24. $54 advance, $59 day of show. 866-605-7325.


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.


Steve Fidyk & Friends, the nationally acclaimed jazz drummer and his group. Presented by the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary on the River Common, North River Street, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. July 25. Free. 270-2186.


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. $25 advance, $30 day of show. 866-605-7325.


William Doney and Christabelle Braden, the Christian singer-songwriters. Ekklesia Christian Coffee House, River of Life Fellowship Church, 22 Outlet Road, Lehman Township. 6 to 9 p.m. July 26. Free. 717-503-7363.


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.


Mike Ray, the local recording artist from the group Velveteen. Voice of Hope Christian Coffee House, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 231 State St., Nanticoke. 7 to 9 p.m. July 26. Free. 735-1760.


Bennie and the Jets, an Elton John tribute by singer Greg Ransom and his band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. July 26. $25. 325-0249.


Dry Branch Fire Squad, mountain soul, bluegrass and old-time music on mandolin, guitar, banjo and bass. Wildflower Music Festival, Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, Elizabeth Street, off Route 6, White Mills. July 27 with seating open at 5 p.m. and concert at 6. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic or beverages. $22; $11 students. 253-5500 or dorflinger.org.


Joseph Acor, the Bloomsburg singer-songwriter. The Main Bean, 161 Main St., Luzerne. 7 to 9 p.m. July 27. Free. 338-2759.


Smith Family Revival, gospel music. Patterson Grove, 1128 Bethel Hill Road, Benton. 7:15 p.m. July 27. 864-2647.


Vagabond Opera, a Bohemian cabaret including Paris hot jazz, swing, tangos, Ukrainian folk-punk ballads, klezmer and originals. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. July 27. $22. 325-0249.


Faculty Chamber Recital, classical works by faculty members of the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary. Great Hall, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 7:30 p.m. July 28. Free. 270-2186.


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.


Marrakesh Express, a tribute to the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Aug. 2. $25. 325-0249.


Yonder Mountain String Band, the bluegrass-rock fusion band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 9 p.m. Aug. 2. $17 advance, $22 day of show. 866-605-7325.


Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, the nine-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion and her group. Wildflower Music Festival, Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, Elizabeth Street, off Route 6, White Mills. Aug. 3 with seating open at 5 p.m. and concert at 6. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic or beverages. $29. 253-5500 or dorflinger.org.


Season’s End Grand Finale, the final summer performance by faculty and students of the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary. Held consecutively at Great Hall, 228 Wyoming Ave., and the Buckingham Performing Arts Center, 201 N. Sprague Ave., both in Kingston. 7 p.m. Aug. 3. Free. 270-2186.


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 three stages of performers including Alice in Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive, Walking Papers, Middle Class Rut, New Politics, Danko Jones, the Chuck Shaffer Picture Show and many more. 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.


Tizer, a diverse mix of jazz, rock, classical, jam band and world rhythms by the award-winning quartet. Wildflower Music Festival, Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, Elizabeth Street, off Route 6, White Mills. Aug. 10 with seating open at 5 p.m. and concert at 6. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic or beverages. $22; $11 students. 253-5500 or dorflinger.org.


Forward Motion, the soul-driven eclectic quartet. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Aug. 10. $15. 325-0249.


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.


We the Kings, the alternative power-pop band on its Summer Fest Tour with Breathe Carolina, T. Mills and the Ready Set. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14. $20 advance; $23 day of show. 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. $34 advance, $39 day of show. 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 & Ratdog, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Rusted Root, Gov’t Mule, Lotus, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Railroad Earth, Galactic, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band 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.


The Dustbowl Revival, the California collective merging bluegrass, gospel, jug band, swamp blues and hot swing. With singer-songwriter Birdie Busch. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 15. $15. 325-0249.


Susan Winter, the New York multi-award winning cabaret singer and her trio performing jazz standards and big-band favorites. Wildflower Music Festival, Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, Elizabeth Street, off Route 6, White Mills. Aug. 17 with seating open at 5 p.m. and concert at 6. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic or beverages. $22; $11 students. 253-5500 or dorflinger.org.


Raven Creek, country-western gospel music. Patterson Grove, 1128 Bethel Hill Road, Benton. 7:15 p.m. Aug. 17. 864-2647.


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.


Theresa Caputo Live! An afternoon with the psychic medium and star of the hit TLC show “Long Island Medium.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 3 p.m. Aug. 18. 826-1100.


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.


Danville Community Band, big-band and oldies music. Patterson Grove, 1128 Bethel Hill Road, Benton. 7:15 p.m. Aug. 24. 864-2647.


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.


Solas, the influential Celtic band with openers the John Byrne Band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Sept. 6. $25. 325-0249.


The John Denver Tribute, with singer Ted Vigil and guitarist Steve Weisberg, a long-time musical partner of Denver. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 9 p.m. Sept. 14. $25. 325-0249.


Dancin’ Machine, a tribute to the disco hits of the 1970s with the 10-member band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Sept. 20. $20. 325-0249.


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 Soft Parade, a re-creation of the theatrical and poetic concerts of 1970s group The Doors. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Sept. 28. $23. 325-0249.


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.


The Onion Live! The satirical news source teams with comedy improv group Second City for a night of outrageousness. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24. $34, $19. 826-1100.


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. $42, $37. 866-605-7325.


Merle Haggard, the country singer-songwriter and three-time Grammy winner (“Okie from Muskogee,” “Mama Tried”). F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Nov. 2. $99 (limited pit), $63, $53, $40. 826-1100.


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. $40, $35. 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.


Yamato: The Drummers of Japan, the traditional Wadaiko percussionists. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20. $35, $25. 826-1100.


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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