THIS WEEK: Jan. 12 through 18
Slocan Ramblers, a Canadian quartet that brings a bold, dynamic approach to bluegrass that is rooted in tradition. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 12. $15 in advance. http://bit.ly/2DrX1bS, 570-325-0249
Mike Dougherty Band, an evening of funk, soul and motown honoring Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 N. River St., Plains Township. 10 p.m. Jan. 12. $8 in advance. http://bit.ly/2ErfBkQ, 570-822-2992
Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, the jazz outfit led by iconic Allman Brothers Band drummer Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Jan. 13. $20 in advance; $25 day of show. 570-826-1100
Rattler Family Reunion: Volume 3, features singer-songwriters Dan Avery and Robb Brown, duo Jon and Kate + Fate and American Buffalo Ghost. World of Brew Bar & Bottle Shop, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston Bypass. 8 p.m. Jan. 13.
Young & Dead, features two band. Young At Heart will perform a tribute to Neil Young. Members of Strawberry Jam, Village Idiots and more will perform the music of the Grateful Dead and more. River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 N. River St., Plains Township. 8:30 p.m. Jan. 13. $6 in advance. http://bit.ly/2qMkovd, 570-822-2992
Rebelution and Raging Fyah, the California reggae band tours on the strength of its fifth studio album “Falling Into Place.” Penn’a Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 14. $25.50 in advance, $28 day of show. http://bit.ly/2CxVZhI, 610-826-9200
Scranton Brass Orchestra: The professional, 26-member ensemble will perform numbers including “Malaguena,” “Guantanamera,” “Girl from Ipanema” and “Riverdance.” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Houlihan-McLean Center at the University of Scranton. Admission is free, and the performance is open to the public. For more information, visit scranton.edu/music.
Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen, the Wilkes-Barre-based power blues trio performs in Jim Thorpe with special guest Ed Randazzo. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 13. $18 in advance, $20 day of show. http://bit.ly/2lfudfc, 570-325-0249
Leslie Odom Jr., best known for his role as Aaron Burr in the original cast of Broadway smash “Hamilton.” The Grammy and Tony Award-winning artist will bring his multifaceted solo show to Wyoming Seminary’s Kirby Center for Creative Arts, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17. Tickets range from $35 to $70 and are available online at wyomingseminary.org or by phone at 570-270-2190.
The Accidentals, named among Yahoo Music’s Top 10 Bands to Watch in 2017, the Michigan-based outfit brings a unique approach to songcraft and musicality. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Jan. 18. $15 in advance; $20 day of show. 570-826-1100
Back in Black, a tribute to AC/DC. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Jan. 19. $15 in advance; $20 day of show. 570-826-1100
Turkuaz, the nine-piece “powerfunk” outfit from Brooklyn, N.Y. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 9:30 p.m. Jan. 26. $18 in advance, $20 day of the show. http://ticketf.ly/2CiXAFu, 570-420-2808
Thompson Square, the multi-platinum-selling country duo. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 26. $22 for regular reserved seating, $27 for premium reserved seating. http://bit.ly/2CCGPYj, 610-826-9200
MiZ, “A Year Ago Today” album release show: The locally rooted singer-songwriter and guitarist Mike “MiZ” Mizwinski will perform in support of his latest studio album, “A Year Ago Today.” 10 p.m. Jan. 26 at the River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 N. River St., Plains Township. $8 in advance, http://bit.ly/2ms47qK. 3 p.m. Jan. 28 at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. Suggested donation is $10.
The Fracture Society Strikes Back: Pianists Wayne Smith and Ron Stabinsky perform with thereminist Jason Smeltzer at 3 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Center for the Arts, 130 Rear S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. The trio will celebrate the music they love, which includes old and new jazz and classical numbers. Admission and parking are free, but donations will be accepted. Beverages and snacks provided.
The Wailin’ Jennys, the acclaimed international folk trio, will bring their national tour to Misericordia University 730 p.m. Feb. 19 in support of their first new album in six years “Fifteen.” The concert will take place in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall. Tickets are $30 for premium seating and $20 general admission. The general public may purchase tickets starting Jan. 15. Info, 570-674-6719.
Little Big Town, the country outfit on The Breakers Tour with special guests Kacey Musgraves and Midland. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22. Tickets start at $21. 800-745-3000.
Mercy Me , the award-winning Christian band wraps up its successful Lifer Tour with special guest Tenth Avenue North. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7:30 p.m. March 9. Tickets go on sale Nov. 10. 800-745-3000.
Judas Priest, the heavy metal icons tour in support of their forthcoming record “Firepower.” Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. March 13. Tickets start at $36.75. 800-745-3000.
Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra will perform two spring concerts featuring Tchaikovsky’s Overture of 1812. 8 p.m. April 13 at Blue Ridge High School, 5058 School Road, New Milford and 8 p.m. April 20 at Tunkhannock Middle School, 200 Franklin Ave., Tunkhannock. For more information, call 570-289-1090. To purchase tickets, call the box office at 570-762-3389.