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THIS WEEK: MARCH 29 to April 4, 2013

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

As Sure As My Redeemer Lives, an Easter concert by the adult choir along with drawings by chalk artist Tom Morris. Sweet Valley Church of Christ, 5439 Main Road. 7 tonight and Saturday. 477-2320.


Punk or Die! With punk-rock bands The Luddites, D-Grade Monsters, Warning Level and TEAM! New Visions Studio & Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton. Tonight with doors at 7:30 and show at 8. $7. 878-3970.


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

FUTURE CONCERTS

Freedom Hill Ministries, Christian music at Ekklesia Christian Coffee House, River of Life Fellowship Church, 22 Outlet Road, Lehman Township. April 5 with dinner menu at 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. and open mic at 9 p.m. Free. 717-503-7363.


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

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

Jeanne Jolly, the classically trained vocalist performing Americana, country and ballads. Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley. 7:30 p.m. April 5. $16 advance; $20 at the door. 588-8077.


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

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

Artists Celebration, spotlighting student musicians and artists from the Congressional Arts Competition and WVIA’s Artist of the Week program. WVIA PNC Studio, 100 WVIA Way, off Old Boston Road, Pittston. April 6 with exhibit at 1 p.m. and musical performances at 1:30 p.m. Free. 602-1175.


Bach and Handel Chorale Easter Concert, performing Bach’s “Easter Oratorio,” Handel’s “Hallelujah! Amen!” along with other selections. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 21 Race St., Jim Thorpe. 3 p.m. April 6. $18; $15 seniors and students. 325-4794.


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

Bloch Chamber Music Festival, instrumental and vocal works by composer Ernest Bloch performed by students and professional musicians. Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 8 p.m. April 6; 2 p.m. April 7. Free. 270-2192.


Mid-Winter Concert, classical repertoire by the Children and Youth Choirs of the Choral Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 3 p.m. April 7. $10, $8 seniors and students. 343-6707.

The Manhattan School of Music’s Brass Orchestra, joined by the University of Scranton Singers and organist Tim Smith. Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street at Jefferson Avenue, Scranton. 7:30 p.m. April 7. Free. 941-7400.

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


The Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 7:30 p.m. April 9. Free but tickets required. 344-1111.


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

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

Breakfree, Christian music at Ekklesia Christian Coffee House, River of Life Fellowship Church, 22 Outlet Road, Lehman Township. April 12 with dinner menu at 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. and open mic at 9 p.m. Free. 717-503-7363.


Soul Shine, Christian music at The Truth Cafe, New Life Community Church, 570 S. Main Road, Mountain Top. 7 to 9 p.m. April 12. Free. 301-7081.


Freedom Hill Ministries, Christian music at My Cup Runneth Over Christian Coffee House, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, South Main and South streets, Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 13. 824-2991.


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

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

Goodfella Comedy Show, with actor and comedian Tony Darrow (“The Sopranos”) and ventriloquist John Pizzi. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. April 13 with doors at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. $25. Age 21 and older. 888-946-4672.


Freedom Hill Ministries, Christian music at My Cup Runneth Over Christian Coffee House, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, South Main and South streets, Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 13. 824-2991.


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

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

Homegrown Music Concert, with folk duo Bella Ruse and singer Tora Fisher. Sordoni High-Definition Theater, WVIA Studios, 100 WVIA Way, off Old Boston Road, Pittston. 8 p.m. April 15. Free but reservations required. 655-2808.


Soul Searching, Christian music at Ekklesia Christian Coffee House, River of Life Fellowship Church, 22 Outlet Road, Lehman Township. April 19 with dinner menu at 6 p.m., concert at 7 and open mic at 9. Free. 717-503-7363.


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

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

Three Days Grace, the Canadian rockers with openers Pop Evil. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. April 19. $30, $25. 420-2808.


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

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

Cross I Bear, a local Christian band. 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. April 20. 256-3759.


Celebrate Harmony, with the Wyoming Valley Barbershop Harmony Chorus and guest quartets Da Copo, Sounds Abound and Young Men in Harmony. Wyoming Area High School, 20 Memorial St., Exeter. 7:30 p.m. April 20. $20, $15. 287-2476.


The University of Scranton Jazz Band with soloist Erica von Kleist on saxophone and flute. Houlihan McLean Center, Mulberry Street at Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. April 20. 941-7400.


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

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

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

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

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

Smith Family Revival, Christian music at Ekklesia Christian Coffee House, River of Life Fellowship Church, 22 Outlet Road, Lehman Township. April 26 with dinner menu at 6 p.m., concert at 7 and open mic at 9. Free. 717-503-7363.


Youth Night, with entertainment by young Christian singers and musicians including 14-year-old Kendall Mosley. Voice of Hope Christian Coffee House, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 231 State St., Nanticoke. 7 to 9 p.m. April 26. Free. Broadcast live on WVHO (94.5 FM). 735-1760.


The University of Scranton String Orchestra. Houlihan McLean Center, Mulberry Street at Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. 7:20 p.m. April 26. 941-7400.


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

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

Steel Panther, the Los Angeles heavy metal band known for their exaggerated on-stage personas. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. April 26. $20. 420-2808.


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

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

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

Opeth, the Swedish progressive metal band with openers Katatonia. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7 p.m. April 27. $23. 420-2808.


B.L.E.S.T., the local Christian duo. Main Bean Cafe, 161 Main St., Luzerne. 7 to 9 p.m. April 27. 338-2759.


A Little Night Music, a concert by Choral Arts of Luzerne County performing works by Brahms, Faure, Gwyneth Walker and Morten Lauridsen. 7:30 p.m. April 27 at First Presbyterian Church, 97 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre; and 4 p.m. April 28 at Christ Lutheran Church, 467 Main St., Conyngham. $15, $10.


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

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


Aimee Mann, the singer-songwriter and former frontwoman of the art-rock band Til Tuesday. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 27. $35. 325-0249.


Shinedown, the charttopping rock band with openers Bush and Airbourne. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7:15 p.m. April 30. $40.50, $35.50, $24.50. 800-745-3000.


Annual Spring Concert by the Wyoming Seminary Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Band. Buckingham Performing Arts Center, 201 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 7:30 p.m. April 30. Free. 270-2192.


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


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

Listen Local Series, with Scranton indie band A Social State. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 to 11 p.m. May 3. $10. 344-1111.


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


World Premiere Composition Series, the 30th annual concert premiering an original piece by guest composer and conductor Erik Saras along with the University of Scranton Concert Band. Houlihan McLean Center, Mulberry Street at Jefferson Avenue, Scranton. 7:30 p.m. May 4. 941-7400.


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

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


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


Asking Alexandria, the UK rockers promoting their latest album “Reckless and Relentless.” Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 6 p.m. May 8. $25 advance; $28 day of show. 420-2808.


Pre-Commencement Concert, with the University of Scranton Symphonic Band and Singers. Houlihan McLean Center, Mulberry Street at Jefferson Avenue, Scranton. 7:30 p.m. May 10. 941-7400.


Eddie Money, the rock singer (“Two Tickets to Paradise”) with special guest Gary U.S. Bonds. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 10. 866-605-7325.


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


Colors of Spring - A Musical Journey, Indian classical songs conjuring the mood of spring by soloist Sanjukta Sen accompanied by tabla and harmonium. Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. May 11 with a seminar at 4:45 p.m. and concert at 6 p.m. $10, $5 students. Reservations: 586-8191.


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

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


Stephen Lynch, the standup comic and musician, whose songs mock daily life and popular culture. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. May 17. $30. 420-2808.


Dark Star Orchestra, the tribute band re-creating the Grateful Dead experience. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 17. 866-605-7325.


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


Bullet for My Valentine, the metal-core rockers with Halestorm, Young Guns and Stars in Stereo. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 6:30 p.m. May 19. $29.50. 420-2808.

Hollywood Undead, the Los Angeles rock/rap band. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7 p.m. May 22. $20 advance; $23 day of show. 420-2808.


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

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

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


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.


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.


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

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


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

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


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. 420-2808.


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


Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Festival, the 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


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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