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THIS WEEK: Aug. 30 to Sept. 5, 2013


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. Noon to midnight today; 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 237-2994 or cornstockfestival.com.


Christian Music Concert, in conjunction with the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids event. Northampton Street Portal, River Common, Wilkes-Barre. Tonight with Joseph Acor performing 5:30 to 6:45 and Foggy Mountain Glory 7 to 9. 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 tonight. $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 tonight. $15. 325-0249.


Toby Keith, the enduring country-music megastar. With special guest Kip Moore. Great Allentown Fair, 1850 Liberty St., Allentown. 7 p.m. Saturday. $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. Saturday. $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. Sunday. 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. Sunday. $49, $39. 610-433-7541.


FUTURE CONCERTS


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.


70s Flashback, the eight-member show band performing music of the 1970s. Tresckow Fire Hall, 28 E. Oak St. Sept. 7 with doors at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. $15 includes food and refreshments. Proceeds benefit cancer victim Marian Palucci.


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.


A Night of Comedy, with New York standup comedian Andy Hayward and opener Doug Karpf. Hosted by Father Paul. Corner Bistro Theater, 76 Main St., Carbondale. 8:30 p.m. Sept. 7. $15 advance; $18 at the door. 282-7499.


Foggy Mountain Glory, Christian music. Ekklesia Christian Coffee House, River of Life Fellowship Church, 22 Outlet Road, Lehman Township. Sept. 13 with dinner menu at 6 p.m. and concert 7 to 9 p.m. Free. 899-2264.


B.L.E.S.T., Christian music group. With 14-year-old singer Kendall Mosley. The Truth Cafe, New Life Community Church, 570 S. Main Road, Mountain Top. 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 13. Free. 899-2264.


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.


Consumed, the Christian-music duo from Bloomsburg. My Cup Runneth Over Christian Coffee House, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 190 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Free. 899-2264.


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.


Eckley Music Festival, with traditional music by the Donegal Weavers, polka band the Pennsylvania Villagers and Americana band the Hometown Boyz. Eckley Miners’ Village, Highland Road, off Route 940. Sept. 15 with gates at noon and music 1 to 5 p.m. $8. 636-2070.


Bridging Division, Christian music. Ekklesia Christian Coffee House, River of Life Fellowship Church, 22 Outlet Road, Lehman Township. Sept. 20 with dinner menu at 6 p.m. and concert 7 to 9 p.m. Free. 899-2264.


Anne Hills, the exquisite soprano-voiced folk singer and songwriter. The Bookhouse, Eastern Monroe Public Library, 1002 N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Free but donations welcome. 421-0800.


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.


William Doney and Mike Lewis, singer-songwriters. Amazing Taste, How Sweet the Grounds Christian Coffee House, First United Methodist Church, 6 E. Butler St., Shickshinny. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Free. 899-2264.


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 band re-creating the 1980 Halloween night performance. 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.


Soul Shine and Friends Branching Out, Christian music. Ekklesia Christian Coffee House, River of Life Fellowship Church, 22 Outlet Road, Lehman Township. Sept. 27 with dinner menu at 6 p.m. and concert 7 to 9 p.m. Free. 899-2264.


B.L.E.S.T., Christian music group. Voice of Hope Christian Coffee House, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 231 State St., Nanticoke. 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 27. Broadcast live on WVHO-FM (94.5). Free. 899-2264.


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.


Ed Pall, the Shavertown singer-guitarist. The Main Bean, 161 Main St., Luzerne. 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 28. Free. 899-2264.


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.


Hinder, the multi-platinum hard rockers with alt-rockers Candlebox, Devour the Day and Open Air Stereo. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 7 p.m. Sept. 29. 866-605-7325.


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.


Swearingen & Kelli, the songwriting duo performing acoustic folk and indie pop. With special guests the Day Rubies. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 6 p.m. Oct. 6. $15. 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.


SOJA, the eight-member reggae-roots band. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Oct. 10. $17.50 advance; $20 day of show. 420-2808.


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.


Taking Back Sunday, the Long Island rock band (“MakeDamnSure”). Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Oct. 14. $25 advance; $28 day of show. 420-2808.


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.


Conspirator, the electronic rock quartet. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 9 p.m. Oct. 19. $17 advance; $20 day of show. 420-2808.


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.


Coheed and Cambria, the progressive-punk rock band. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7 p.m. Oct. 20. $22.50 advance; $25 day of show. 420-2808.


Cyndi Lauper, the eighties pop star on her “She’s So Unusual Tour.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Oct. 22. $75 (limited pit), $59, $49, $34. 826-1100.


Umphrey’s McGee, the progressive rock band. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Oct. 24. $25 advance; $30 day of show. 420-2808.


Robben Ford Band, the blues-tinged guitar virtuoso. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Oct. 24. $27. 325-0249.


Jeffrey Ross, Comedy Central’s “Roastmaster General” makes an insulting stop at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Oct. 25. $75 (very limited VIP Meet & Greet), $35. 826-1100.


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.


Gregg Allman, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer performing his fusion of rock, blues and country. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Oct. 29. $45, $37, $35. 420-2808.


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 Hell Pop Tour, headlined by heavy-metal band In This Moment with Motionless in White, Kyng and All Hail the Yeti. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7 p.m. Nov. 8. $20 advance; $22 day of show. 420-2808.


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.


Children’s and Youth Fall Concert, the five children’s choirs of the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania combine for a concert of fine treble and mixed-voice music. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 3 p.m. Nov. 10. $10, free for age 18 and under. 343-6707.


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.


Jake Miller, the hip-hop/rap artist. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Nov. 19. $20 advance; $22 day of show. 420-2808.


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.


Benjamin Britten’s St. Nicolas, the dramatic cantata telling the story of the real St. Nicolas, Bishop of Myra, with tenor Mark Kratz along with the Symphonic Chorus, Cantare Treble Choir and Chamber Orchestra. Also: Henry Purcell’s symphonic anthems “O Sing Unto the Lord” and “Rejoice in the Lord Always.” Presented by the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Nov. 23. $15, free for age 18 and under. 343-6707.


Elvis Costello, a solo acoustic performance of hits from his 40-year career. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25. $95 (limited pit), $79, $59. 826-1100.


Dark Star Orchestra, a re-creation of a Grateful Dead show by the tribute artists. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 27. 866-605-7325.


Christmas with the Choral Society, the full array of choirs from the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania performing holiday selections, traditional carols and organ show pieces. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. Dec. 1. $15. 343-6707.


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 Ceremony of English Carols, Benjamin Britten’s classic piece performed by the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania along with audience caroling and a wassail reception. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. Dec. 15. $15, free for age 18 and under. 343-6707.


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.


Concerts at Covenant, an all-French program by the Symphonic Chorus and Cantare Treble Choir of the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania. Included: Durufle’s Reguiem, Francis Poulenc’s haunting “Litanies a la Vierge Noire” and Marcel Dupre’s “Quatre Motets.” Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton. 3 p.m. March 16. Free but donations accepted. 343-6707.


Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, the Queen of Bluegrass and five-time Entertainer of the Year by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 22. 866-605-7325.


Children’s and Youth Spring Concert, fine treble and mixed-voice music presented by the children’s choirs of the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 3 p.m. March 23. $10, free for age 18 and under. 343-6707.


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.


Children’s and Youth Graduation Concert, fine treble and mixed-voice music along with a reception to honor graduates. Presented by the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 3 p.m. May 4. $10, free for age 18 and under. 343-6707.


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.


Psalm Sets, a concert by the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania including Igor Stravinsky’s “Symphony of Psalms,” Leonard Berstein’s “Chichester Psalms” and selected movements from Felix Mendelssohn’s “Lobgesang.” St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 10. $15, free for age 18 and under. 343-6707.


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