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THIS WEEK: Aug. 13 to 19, 2014


The Peach Music Festival, with the Allman Brothers Band, Bob Weir & Rat Dog, Trey Anastasio Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov’t Mule, Wake Up with Warren Haynes, Lotus, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Big Gigantic, the Taj Mahal Trio, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Victor Wooten, the Greyboy Allstars, Blackberry Smoke, JJ Grey & Mofro, Papadosio, From Good Homes, Tribal Seeds, the Wood Brothers, the Revivalists, Dopapod, the Infamous Stringdusters, Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers, the Soul Rebels, Boombox, Particle, Bobby Lee Rodgers and the London Souls. The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Begins Thursday, Aug. 14 and continues through Sunday, Aug. 17. Tickets at livenation.com.


Party on the Patio: Almost Queen, a tribute to progressive rockers Queen. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14. Free. 570-831-2100.


GaGa for Gershwin! A tribute to the Great American Songbook’s composers and lyricists by operatic soprano Dorothy Stone and Canadian crooner Ori Dagan. Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15. $20, $15. 570-588-8077.


Great White, the rock band performing with its signature grit and blues-hued sound. With the all-female hard-rock band Vixen. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15. 866-605-7325.


Back Home Again, a tribute to the late folk singer John Denver by Tom Becker and his band. Wildflower Music Festival, Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, 55 Suydam Drive, White Mills. 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. $22, $11 students. 570-253-5500.


Comedy in Concert, irreverent humor and “a sideways view of life” with award-winning comic Greg Tamblyn. Unity of Northeastern Pennsylvania: A Spiritual Center, 140 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. $15 advance; $20 at the door. 570-824-7722.


Christian Music Talent Show. Amazing Taste, How Sweet the Grounds Christian Coffee House, Centenary United Methodist Church, 24 N. Main St., Ashley. 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. Free. 570-899-8073.


Music in the Woods, a concert with singer-songwriter Don Shappelle. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. 570-696-9105.


Cricket Tell the Weather, the indie string band and winners of the 2013 FreshGrass Award performing bluegrass-inspired original music. Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. $20, $15. 570-588-8077.


Kishi Bashi Band, an orchestral solo project with looping and vocal/violin gymnastics. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. $25. 570-325-0249.


Vintage Concert with performers Sleeping Patterns, Esta Coda and Sean Walsh. Vintage Theater, 326 Spruce St., Scranton. 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. $10. 570-589-0271.


Summer Concerts in the Park, with One Dime Shy. Nay Aug Park, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17. 570-344-5656.


Elvis: That’s the Way It Is, a digitally restored concert film in the Cinemark Classic Series with the King of Rock and Roll performing in Las Vegas. Cinemark, 40 Glenmaura Blvd., Moosic. 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17; 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20. $6.75. 570-961-5943.


Irem Summer Concerts, mixed-chorus music with the Orpheus Choral Society. Irem Temple Country Club Pavilion, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17. Free. 570-675-3713.


The Zombies, the 1960s British Invasion rock band headed by pianist Rod Argent and vocalist Colin Blunstone. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17. $22 advance; $27 day of show. 866-605-7325.


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A Gathering of Singers & Songwriters, the 13th annual concert with regional folk singers Tom Flannery, Lorne Clarke, Lara Herscovitch and KJ Reimensnyder-Wagner. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20. Free. 570-996-1500.


Party on the Patio, with Stayin’ Alive, a Bee Gees tribute band. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21. Free. 570-831-2100.


Yonder Mountain String Band, the American progressive bluegrass band from Nederland, Colorado. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21. $17 advance; $22 day of show. 866-605-7325.


Open Mic Night, with musicians, poets, comedians and performers of all types. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Friday, Aug. 22 with signups at 6:30 p.m. and performances at 7. 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. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. $25. 570-325-0249.


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.


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.


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.


Comedy Show, with regional standup comics, improv groups and sketch comedy. Vintage Theater, 326 Spruce St., Scranton. 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. $10. 570-589-0271.


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. 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. Sunday, 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.



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