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THIS WEEK: Aug. 22 to 28, 2014


Open Mic Night, with musicians, poets, comedians and performers of all types along with special guest singer-guitarist Corky Staats. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Friday, Aug. 22 with signups at 6:30 p.m. and performances at 7 p.m. 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.


Katie Kelly, the folk singer-songwriter. Vintage Theater, 326 Spruce St., Scranton. 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22. $10. 570-589-0271.


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.


Nancy and Spencer Reed Quartet, the veteran performers in a concert of jazz standards and swing. Carriage House, Lacawac Sanctuary, 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel. 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. $15. Reservations: 570-689-9494.


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


Jason Miles Goss, the indie-rock singer-songwriter. Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. $16 advance; $20 at the door. 570-588-8077.


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.


Velveteen, an evening of music, movement and art presented by the lamp post . chapter one, an art collective based in Wilkes-Barre. The Vintage Theater, 326 Spruce St., Scranton. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. $10. 570-589-0271.


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.


Music of Spain, Mexico and South America, by noted violinist Christopher Collins Lee, concertmaster of the Merida Symphony in Mexico. Presented by the Carter Chamber Music Series at the Fine and Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg University. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. $25; $10 students. 570-422-3483.


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.


FUTURE


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.


NEPA Labor Day Festival, with entertainment by George Wesley, East End Vipers, Ron Coleman & the Star 5 Band, magician Pat Ward along with skits by the Patchtown Players. Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1. 570-574-7253.


Labor Day Celebration, with an 80s hair-band tribute by Bad Hair Day followed by a fireworks extravaganza. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. Monday, Sept. 1 with concert at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Free. 888-946-4672.


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.


Mustard’s Retreat, the Michigan folk duo performing traditional and contemporary songs along with storytelling. The Bookhouse, Eastern Monroe Public Library, 1002 N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19. 570-421-0800.


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.


The truTV 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 and 10 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.


Phil Vassar, the Nashville tunesmith and recipient of two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies along with the Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year Award. Presented by Community Concerts at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. 570-955-1455.


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 pieces 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.


Jefferson Starship, originators of the “San Francisco sound” of the sixties with Jefferson Airplane founders Paul Kantner and David Freidburg. Presented by Community Concerts at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. 570-955-1455.


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.


Diana Krall, the five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and singer on the fall leg of her “Wallflower World Tour.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26. 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.


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.


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.


George Thorogood & the Destroyers, the legendary rockers on their “40 Years Strong” tour performing their iconic hits including “Bad to the Bone” and “Who Do You Love.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19. 570-826-1100.


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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