THIS WEEK: Jan. 19 through 25
Free Range Folk grafts a hybrid of New Orleans second-line style with potent dirt rock jams onto its bluegrass roots. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Free. bit.ly/2DjHzTG, 570-325-0249
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
US & FLOYD the Pink Floyd Experience, a tribute to psychedelic revolutionaries Pink Floyd. 8 p.m. Jan. 20. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. $25. bit.ly/2ELFrQw, 570-325-0249
ARRIVAL from Sweden, a tribute show featuring the music of ABBA, with hits like Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Waterloo and many more. 7 p.m. Jan. 20, F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Tickets start at $25. Info, kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.
Philharmonic Chamber Series: Quartet for the End of Time, with clarinetist Pascal Archer, violinist Emily Frederick, cellist Caleb van der Swaagh and pianist Spencer Myer in a rare performance of the landmark masterpiece by the great 20th-century composer Olivier Messiaen. The performance benefits the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. 8 p.m. Jan. 20 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 South Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Tickets $35. Info, 570-270-4444.
Italian Influences, presented by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chamber Music Society. 8 p.m. Jan. 26 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Take a journey to Italy with Tchaikovsky’s iconic “Souvenir de Florence,” Maurice Ravel’s dynamic Sonata for Violin and Cello and Hugo Wolf’s playful “Italian Serenade.” $20 general admission; $10 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at nepacms.org.
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 Valley of the Bells, a free concert of classical western and Hindustani music featuring Bloomsburg piano professor Charisse Baldoria on piano and guest artist Sangeetha Michael singing and playing a string instrument called tampura, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1, Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg. Info, 570-389-5134.
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.
NEPA Bach Festival, three concerts over two days, including an organ concert 4 p.m. March 17 at First Presbyterian Church, Wilkes-Barre, a chamber music concert featuring members of the Arcadia Festival Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. March 17 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre, and a performance of Bach’s masterpiece, the St. Matthew Passion, sung by the Arcadia Chorale, 3 p.m. March 18 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre. A free will offering will be accepted at the organ concert. Tickets to the chamber concert and choral concert are $15, $12 and, for students with ID, free. Info, 570-871-0350 or arcadiachorale.org.
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.