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THIS WEEK: Aug. 16 to 22, 2013


Equifunk: The All-Inclusive Music Festival, a weekend event with lodging, meals, unlimited draft beer and amenities including pool, tennis, softball and basketball along with music by Soulive, Shady Horns, the New Mastersounds, JJ Grey & Mofro, Keller Williams, Anders Osbourne with John Medeski, the Revivalists, Marco Benevento, the London Souls, Main Squeeze and many more. Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge, 3562 Hancock Highway, Equinunk. Today and Saturday. Stay an extra day for Sunday Funday with music by Pork Tornado, the Heavy Pets, Mike Dillon Band, the M&Ms and more. $350 cabins, $225 VIP camping, $185 regular camping. Details at equifunk.com.


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. With music beginning 3 p.m. today; noon on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets at livenation.com.


Cross I Bear, Christian music. Ekklesia Christian Coffee House, River of Life Fellowship Church, 22 Outlet Road, Lehman Township. Tonight with dinner menu at 6 and concert 7 to 8:30. Free. 899-2264.


Legacy Five, the award-winning quartet performing at South New Milford Baptist Church, 2967 Harford Road. 7 tonight. Free. 434-2101.


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. Saturday 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.


Cristabelle Braden, Christian music artist. 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. Saturday. 899-2264.


Raven Creek, country-western gospel music. Patterson Grove, 1128 Bethel Hill Road, Benton. 7:15 p.m. Saturday. 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. Saturday. $27. 325-0249.


Summer Concerts in the Park, with Pat Marcinko & the Blues Mine. Nay Aug Park Bandstand, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 2 p.m. Sunday. 348-4186.


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. and 7 p.m. Sunday. 826-1100.


Music in the Mountains, a classical concert by alumni of the intensive chamber-music workshop performing on violin, viola and cello. David A. Dewire Center, Laporte and Allegheny avenues, Eagles Mere. 4 p.m. Sunday. $15. 525-3248.


Country Club Concert, with the Orpheus Choral Society. The Pavilion at Irem Country Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. 7 p.m. Sunday. Free. 675-1134.


Gathering of Singer-Songwriters, the 12th annual concert by local singers including Hannah Bingman, Eddie Appnel, Lorne Clarke and Tom Flannery. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Donation. 996-1500.


The Lonelies Tour, an evening of acoustic performances by regional singer-songwriters including Bret Alexander (of The Badlees), Dan Avery, Robb Brown, Terry Childers and Jay Morgans. The Rattler, 137 N. Main St., Pittston. 9 p.m. Wednesday. No cover. Age 21 and older. 793-3561.


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


Music for Models, an outdoor concert on the lawn of the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free. 586-8191.


FUTURE CONCERTS


Gary Belles, Christian music. River of Life Fellowship Church, 22 Outlet Road, Lehman Township. Aug. 23 with dinner menu at 6 p.m. and concert 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. 899-2264.


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.


David Griffin, Christian music. Voice of Hope Coffeehouse, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 231 State St., Nanticoke. 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 23. 899-2264.


Music in the Wood, songs of the river, railroads and the environment by Don Shappelle. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 7 p.m. Aug. 23. 696-9105.


Big Night Out, with modern rock bands Hoobastank, Lit and Alien Ant Farm. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Aug. 23. $25 advance, $30 at the door. 866-605-7325.


Mobb Deep, the hip-hop duo of the infamous Havoc and Prodigy on their 20th anniversary tour. With Track Masons, whoweare, Dale Piccioni and Jay Wirth. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7 p.m. Aug. 24. $25 advance; $28 day of show. 420-2808.


Bridging Division, Christian music. The Main Bean, 161 Main St., Luzerne. 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 24. 899-2264.


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


Summer Concerts in the Park, with Jim Buckley & Friends. Nay Aug Park Bandstand, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 2 p.m. Aug. 25. 348-4186.


Hickory Project, the contemporary bluegrass group with Anthony Hannigan, 1999 Nationa Mandolin Champion. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 3 p.m. Aug. 25. 996-1500.


Country Club Concert, with the Irem String Band. The Pavilion at Irem Country Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. 7 p.m. Aug. 25. Free. 675-1134.


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.


Zac Brown Band, the musically eclectic Grammy-winning group. Great Allentown Fair, 1850 Liberty St. 7 p.m. Aug. 29. 610-433-7541.


Cornstock Acoustic Music Fest, the first-of-its-kind event with Hickory Project, Garcia Grass, Old Friends, Coal Town Rounders, Billy Rogan, Retro Rocket, Tumbleweed Highway, Colebrook Road, Bog Swing Group, Mountain Ride, Mule Dixon, Julie and Kris Kehr, Charles Havira, Grain, Kanawha Valley Bluegrass, Honeyfingers, Naive Americans, Giants of Leisure, Killers B’s, Virginia Sisters Reunion and more. Also: workshops, jam tent, Kids Area, vendors and outdoor fun including fishing, swimming, hiking and a playground. Lazybrook Park, Route 6, Tunkhannock. Aug. 30 to Sept. 1. 237-2994 or cornstockfestival.com.


Christian Music Concert, in conjunction with the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids event. Northampton Street Portal, River Common, Wilkes-Barre. Aug. 30 with Joseph Acor performing 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. and Foggy Mountain Glory 7 to 9 p.m. Free. 899-2264.


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.

Billy Burnette Band, the Memphis singer-songwriter and former Fleetwood Mac musician. With special guest Sean Della Croce. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 30. $23. 325-0249.


Toby Keith, the enduring country-music megastar. With special guest Kip Moore. Great Allentown Fair, 1850 Liberty St., Allentown. 7 p.m. Aug. 31. $80, $65, $45. 610-433-7541.


Deb and Bev’s Blues Night Out, with blueswomen Deb Callahan and Bev Conklin. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Aug. 31. $20. 325-0249.


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.


Celebration of the Arts, the 36th annual jazz festival in the natural amphitheater setting in downtown Delaware Water Gap. Opens Sept. 6 with a reception and Musical Motif Art Show 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dutot Museum followed by musical performances at the Presbyterian Church of the Mountain 7 to 9:30 p.m. ($10) Continues noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 7 and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 8 with Main Stage concerts, strolling musicians, art show, children’s area and a Sunday Jazz Mass. Performers include the Generation Gap, Kim Parker & Friends, Eric Mintel Quartet, Sui Generis, JARO, Hal Galper Trio, Tom Whaley & the Marlers, Funk Xpress, Bill Goodwin Four + One, Dave Lantz Trio, COTA Cats, Dave Liebman Group, the Organik Vibe Trio + One, Phil Woods and the COTA Festival Orchestra, Zen for Primates and more. $25, $15 seniors and students, $10 children. 424-2210 or cotajazz.org.


The Poets, an evening of oldies with the nostalgic sextet to kick off the annual Hazleton Funfest. J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. 7 p.m. Sept. 6. $12. 455-1509.


Live Wire, an AC/DC tribute band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Sept. 6. 866-605-7325.


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.


Culture Shock Festival, the second annual music event with two stages of eclectic bands including Aayu, A Fire with Friends, Ed Cuozzo (of A Social State), Down to Six, Jeri Bennett, Nelson and more. Also: art exhibits, food vendors, video-game tournaments, mural painting and lawn games. Nay Aug Park, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 7. Free. 507-0443.


Mary Fahl, the lead singer of the 1990s cult band October Project. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Sept. 7. $23. 325-0249.


David Wax Museum, the duo of David Wax and Suz Slezak performing a mix of bluegrass, Caribbean, traditional Mexican folk, American roots and indie rock. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Sept. 13. $21. 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.


An Evening with Lee Greenwood, the prolific country-music star (“God Bless the USA”). Bloomsburg Fair, 620 W. Third St. 8 p.m. Sept. 20. $21, $18. 387-4145.


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.


Splintered Sunlight, a Grateful Dead tribute bands. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Sept. 21. $15. 325-0249.


Hunter Hayes, the Country Music Association’s Best New Artist of 2012. Bloomsburg Fair, 620 W. Third St. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22. $38, $33. 387-4145.


Casting Crowns, the Grammy and Dove Award-winning Christian band. Bloomsburg Fair, 620 W. Third St. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23. $63, $38, $31, $26. 387-4145.


Three Days Grace, the Canadian hard-rock band with special guests Finger Eleven. Bloomsburg Fair, 620 Third St. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24. $41, $36. 387-4145.


Halestorm, the hard-rock band from Red Lion. Bloomsburg Fair, 620 W. Third St. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25. $30, $25. 387-4145.


Scott McCreery, the 2011 “American Idol” winner. Bloomsburg Fair, 620 W. Third St. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26. $38, $33. 387-4145.


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


Austin Mahone, the pop singer and YouTube sensation. With pop-rapper Coco Jones. Bloomsburg Fair, 620 W. Third St. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27. $41, $36. 387-4145.


Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the influential country-rock band touring in support of their latest release “Speed of Light.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Sept. 27. 866-605-7325.


Bill Kirchen and Texicali, the singer-songwriter and guitarist whose trademark licks drove his seminal classic “Hot Rod Lincoln.” With special guests The Lustre Kings. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Sept. 27. $23. 325-0249.


Justin Moore, the country-music singer. Bloomsburg Fair, 620 W. Third St. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28. $35, $30. 387-4145.


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.


moe. The jamming progressive-rock band with special guests Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7 p.m. Sept. 29. $28. 420-2808.


Audio Adrenaline, the Christian rock band on its “Kings & Queens Tour” with Disciple, Stellar Kart and Ryan Stevenson. Downtown Arts, 47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Oct. 3 with doors at 6 p.m. and concert at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Northeastern Pennsylvania Youth for Christ. $15. 842-4295.


Chris Cagle, the rock-infused country singer. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Oct. 4. 866-605-7325.


Simon & Garfunkel Retrospective, with duo AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Oct. 4. $25. 325-0249.


Jeffrey Gaines Band, the soulful singer-songwriter and his group. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Oct. 5. $23. 325-0249.


Melvin Seals & JGB, the keyboardist from the Jerry Garcia Band and his group. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Oct. 10. 866-605-7325.


Eaglemania, the Eagles tribute band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Oct. 11. $23. 325-0249.


Cast of Beatlemania, the tribute band performing music of the Fab Four. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Oct. 12. $27. 325-0249.


An Evening in Eastern Europe, a chamber-music concert with violinist Erica Kiesewetter and clarinetist Pascal Archer, both of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Oct. 18 with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and concert at 8 p.m. 270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


Alice Cooper, the theatrical and macabre rocker in his “Raise the Dead” tour. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Oct. 18. $75 (limited pit), $59, $49, $39. 826-1100.


Childhood’s End, a tribute to Pink Floyd. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Oct. 18. $23. 325-0249.


Jessie’s Girl, a “Back to the 80s” show with a quartet of musicians performing as 1980 icons of pop music. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 9 p.m. Oct. 18. 866-605-7325.


Technicolor Motor Home, a ten-piece ensemble paying tribute to the music of Steely Dan. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Oct. 19. $27. 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.


Real Diamond, the Neil Diamond tribute band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Oct. 25. 866-605-7325.


The Misfits, the horror-punk rockers in a Halloween show. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Oct. 25. $16 advance; $18 day of show. 420-2808.


The Badlees, the Central Pennsylvania roots-rock band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Oct. 25. $17. 325-0249.


The Frank Sinatra Tribute Show, with Atlantic City and Las Vegas performer Tony Sands. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26. $25. 325-0249.


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.


The Duhks, Canada’s premier neotradsters romping from world beat to blues, urban-pop to old-timey. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Nov. 8. $23. 325-0249.


Get the Led Out, the Philadelphia-based Led Zeppelin tribute band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 9. 866-605-7325.


French Woodwind Delights, a chamber-music concert with musicians from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Nov. 14 with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and music at 7 p.m. 270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


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


A Last Waltz Celebration, a tribute to The Band’s last concert by ‘The Band’ Band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 16. $25. 325-0249.


38 Special, the platinum-selling southern rockers. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 16. 866-605-7325.


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.


A Romantic Masterpiece by Brahms, a chamber-music concert with musicians from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Jan. 16 with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and music at 7 p.m. 270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


Simply Sinatra, a pops concerts by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with vocalist Steve Lippia celebrating the songbook of Frank Sinatra. 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre; and 8 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


Red Hot Chilli Pipers, the rocking Scottish group of bagpipers, guitarists, drummers and keyboardists. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Feb. 22. $35, $25. 826-1100.


String Chamber Music, with the newest principals of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. The Colonnade, 401 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. March 6 with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and music at 7 p.m. 270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


Stringfest, a Masterworks concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with Concertmaster Erica Kiesewetter performing Piazzolla’s “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.” Also: Elgar’s “Serenade for Strings,” Higdon’s “Amazing Grace” and Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. March 8. 270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


Ireland: The Show, the innovative new Celtic production celebrating the best of Irish heritage, showcased by a cast of world champion Irish dancers, musicians and singer. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. April 2. $49, $39, $29. 826-1100.


Debbie Gravitte: Broadway Baby, a pops concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with the Tony Award-winning actress and singer performing a musical journey of legendary Broadway songs. 8 p.m. April 4 at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave.; and 8 p.m. April 5 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


Ballroom with a Twist, a dancing and singing extravaganza with celebrity pros from “Dancing with the Stars” performing with finalists from “So You Think You Can Dance” along with vocals by finalists from “American Idol.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 12. $79 (limited pit), $49, $39, $29. 826-1100.


Beethoven’s Ninth, a performance of the famous “Ode to Joy” symphony with Maestro Lawrence Loh conducting the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic joined by the Symphonic Chorus and four guest soloists. Also: cellist Alberto Parrini solos on Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto No. 1. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. April 25. 270-4444 or nepaphil.org.


The Midtown Men, the four stars from the original Broadway cast of “Jersey Boys” performing favorite 1960s hits from the Beatles, Beach Boys, Motown, the Four Seasons and more. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 26. $55, $45, $35. 826-1100.


Joe Bonamassa, the guitar virtuoso and blues-rock star. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. May 7. 826-1100.


ANNOUNCEMENTS


Auditions for the Northern Tier Symphony with openings for brass, woodwinds, strings and percussion. Call 289-1090 to set up an appointment. More info at northerntiersymphony.com


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