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THIS WEEK: Aug. 29 to Sept. 4, 2014


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.


Comedy Night, with headliner Sean Donnelly and host Mike Finoia. Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. $20. 570-588-8077.


Hunter Hayes, the young country singer and multi-instrumentalist along 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.


David Wax Museum, the “hot and spicy” Mexican-Americana band. Harmony Presents, Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. $16 advance; $20 at the door. 570-588-8077.


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.


Doug Smith’s Dixieland All-Stars, an outdoor concert at Nay Aug Park, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. Free. 570-343-7271.


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 reggae artist George Wesley, jazz group East End Vipers, Ron Coleman & the Star 5 Band and magician Pat Ward along with skits by the Patchtown Players and the Renaissance Faire Players. Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1. 570-574-7253.


The Campo Doro Vocal Institute, a concert by students at the vocal-training camp. The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1. $20. 570-253-2020.


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.


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Celebration of the Arts, the 37th annual Jazz and Arts Festival in downtown Delaware Water Gap with dance, art, food and more than 15 performances by 75 artists including Phil Woods & the COTA Festival Orchestra, Nancy and Spencer Reed, the Evan Gregor and Matt Vashlishan Quartet, Najwa Parkins and the After Hours Trio, Bob Dorough and Friends, Expansions: The David Liebman Group, Nellie McKay and more. Also: a Sunday Jazz Mass and the Music Motif Art Show. Kicks off 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 with events at the Dutot Museum on Main Street and the Presbyterian Church of the Mountain on Church Lane. Continues noon to 9 p.m. at the outdoor Main Stage Saturday, Sept. 6 and Sunday, Sept. 7. $28 one day; $40 two days. 973-769-9246 or cotajazz.org.


The Poets, the eighth annual Funfest Kickoff Concert with the oldies and pop-music group. J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. 570-455-1509.


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.


Scott Michael Bennett, the inspirational recording artist from Michigan. 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at Wyoming Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church, 17 Martin St., Hudson. Free. 570-852-3942. Also 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Free. 570-899-2264.


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.


Tom Hamilton & Friends, an outdoor jazz concert at Nay Aug Park, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7. Free. 570-343-7271.


Step by Step, contemporary Christian music. Shavertown United Methodist Church, 163 N. Pioneer Ave. 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8. Free. 570-675-3616.


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.


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.


Comedy Variety Series, with cabaret-style entertainment by regional standup comics. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Saturday, Sept. 13 with cocktails at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. $16. 570-344-1111.


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 p.m. $65, $50. 877-682-4791.


Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, the mandolinist and his bluegrass/newgrass group including Mike Munford, 2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year. The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. $15 advance; $20 at the door. 570-253-2020.


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. 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 light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and music at 7 p.m. $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.


Bratislava Boys Choir, the acclaimed group from Slovakia in two concerts honoring the 150th anniversary of the birth of Father Jozef Murgas “Radio’s Forgotten Genius.” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre; and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at St. Peter’s Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. Free admission but a donation of $15 is suggested. 570-287-6554.


Lily Allen, the British pop music singer and songwriter. Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th St., Philadelphia. 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19. $25. 215-627-1332.


An Evening of Tchaikovsky, 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. Friday, Sept. 19 with a free pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m. and concert at 8 p.m. $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.


Recital with guest soprano Rebecca Turner and faculty pianist Rick Hoffenberg. Marian Chapel, Swartz Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Free. 570-348-6211.


The New York Trumpet Ensemble, directed by Mark Gould. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Free. 570-941-7624.


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.


Sunday Music Series, with saxophonist Neil Wetzel performing jazz, polkas, hymns and old-time cowboy music. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. $25. 570-344-1111.


Open Electric Jam, led by the group Right Side Up! Bring your instruments, voice and talent. The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24. Donation. 570-253-2020.


Upper Choir, a concert by the ensemble from Liebigschule, Germany. Marian Chapel, Swartz Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. Free. 570-348-6211.


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.


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.


What Makes It Great? The Great American Songbook, with conductor, composer and commentator Rob Kapilow and soprano Magdalyn E. Boga. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Free. 570-941-7624.


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.


Tribute to Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, the songs and comedy of the famed duo as portrayed by Tom Stevens and Tony Lewis. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. $28.50, $23.50. 570-344-1111.


CSNSongs, seven professional musicians performing the songs of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. $23. 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.


In Recital, with the University’s Performance Music Students. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8. Free. 570-941-7624.


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.


Andrew Gonzalez and Friends, the chamber music group performing on violin, viola, cello and piano. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. Free. 570-941-7624.


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.


Ryan Montbleau, New Orleans-flavored music from the latest album “For Higher.” With openers Tall Heights. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. $20. 570-325-0249.


Faculty Recital, with soprano Jenn Cowgill and pianist Rick Hoffenberg. Marian Chapel, Swartz Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. Free. 570-348-6211.


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.


In Recital, a concert by organist Timothy E. Smith. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. Free. 570-941-7624.


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.


Sichuan Opera, a performance by the company from China. Setta LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28.


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.


In Concert with the University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble with guest soloists Peter and Will Reardon-Anderson on woodwinds. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. Free. 570-941-7624.


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.


Battle of the Bands, with student bands from Lackawanna County colleges and universities. First Floor Stage, The Mall at Steamtown, 300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. Free. 570-941-4419.


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.


Engelbert Humperdinck, the romantic balladeer and pop singer. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2. 866-605-7325.


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.


Marywood String Celebration, a performance by student ensembles. Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. Free. 570-348-6211.


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.


Gateway to the Centennial, a concert by the University Wind Ensemble. Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9. Free. 570-348-6211.


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.


Martina McBride, the pop and blue-eyed soul singer on her “Everlasting Tour.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13. 866-605-7325.


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.


Some Enchanted Evening, audience favorites from Broadway to the The Met. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. $52.50, $22.50. 570-344-1111.


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.


Marywood Percussion Ensemble Concert. Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16. Free. 570-348-6211.


University of Scranton Concert Band, with guest soloist Wycliffe Gordon on trumpet and trombone. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16. Free. 570-941-7624.


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.


University of Scranton String Orchestra, in concert. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. Free. 570-941-7624.


Marywood Orchestra Concert, including masterworks by Tchaikovsky and Schubert. Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. Free. 570-348-6211.


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.


Marywood University Campus Choir, in a performance of Anton Bruckner’s Mass in E Minor along with works by Amy Beach. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23. Free. 570-348-6211.


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.


Marywood Jazz Band Concert. Setta LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1. Free. 570-348-6211.


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.


Noel Night, the 47th annual holiday concert by the University of Scranton Singers, Chamber Choir and String Ensemble. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Free. 570-941-7624.


Christmas Concert, by the Marywood University Chamber Singers. Marian Chapel, Swartz Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. Free. 570-348-6211.


Junior Wind Band Celebration Final Concerts, with nationally recognized conductors leading the region’s finest band students in grades 7 to 9. Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Free. 570-348-6211.


Marywood Guitar Ensemble, a holiday concert. Fire Place Lounge, Nazareth Hall Student Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. Free. 570-348-6211.


Marywood Wind Ensemble, a program of seasonal favorites. Holy Family Residence, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10. Free. 570-348-6211.


An Evening of Strings Concert. Marian Chapel, Swartz Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10. Free. 570-348-6211.


String Project Concert. Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11. Free. 570-348-6211.


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.


Empty Stocking Fund Benefit Concert, with the Scranton Brass Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. Admission is one new child’s toy, clothing or a cash donation. 570-941-7624.


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.


A Salute to Vienna, a New Year’s Concert by the Philly Pops. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3. $100 (premium), $66.50, $34.50. 570-344-1111.


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.


Dennis DeYoung, the former lead singer of rock group Styx. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13. 866-605-7325.


A Night in Old New Orleans, sounds of the Big Easy by a group of New Orleans musicians. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. 570-344-1111.


Creedence Clearwater Revisited, the spinoff group of Creedence Clearwater Revival with original members Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. 866-605-7325.


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.


WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES


Vocal Master Class, with soprano Rebecca Turner. Marian Chapel, Swartz Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19. Free. 570-348-6211.


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