THIS WEEK: May 11 through 17
Grateful For Spring, featuring Jam Stampede with Kenny Brooks, Escaper, MiZ, Scott Guberman, Dave Brown, Kluster Phunk and more. May 11 through 13 at Mountain Sky, 63 Stillmeadow Lane, Jermyn. Tickets: mountainsky.net
Ani DiFranco, the songwriter, guitarist, poet and feminist icon will perform at 8 p.m. May 11 at the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Tickets range from $25 to $49.50 and are available through the Kirby Center box office, online at kirbycenter.org and by phone at 570-826-1100.
BowieLive, a tribute to the music of David Bowie. 9 p.m. May 11 at the River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 N. River St., Plains Township. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. bit.ly/2Ip4Chq, 570-822-2992
Send Request, Stay Loud, Kissing the Klepto, perform during an evening of pop punk May 11 at Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Doors at 7 p.m.; music at 8 p.m. All ages; BYOB. Tickets available at the door. karlhall.org
SRV Retrospective, Wilkes-Barre power blues trio Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen will perform their tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble at 9:30 p.m. May 12 at the River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 N. River Street, Plains Township. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. https://bit.ly/2Kd35ZO, 570-822-2992
Munji, T-ravill, Muse the Millionaire, Goodman, will perform beginning at 7:30 p.m. May 12 at The Other Side at Bart & Urby’s, 199 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. $5 cover. All ages.
The New York Bee Gees, a tribute performing the iconic hits of the Bee Gees. 8 p.m. May 12. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $29 to $49.50. kirbycenter.org, 570-826-1100
Madison String Quartet, known for exploring the literature of Hispanic music and for blurring the line between performer and audience, making classical music accessible to all. 3 p.m. May 13, Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock. This Mother’s Day concert is free, with a suggested donation of $10.
Highway 81 Revisited Anniversary Party, will features Lewis & Clarke, J.P. Biondo and Chris Kearney, and Rosu Lup. May 12 at Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Doors at 7 p.m.; music at 8 p.m. Tickets available at the door. All ages; BYOB. karlhall.org
Catholic Choral Society spring concerts, 7:30 p.m. May 18 at Holy Rosary Church, 316 William Street, Scranton, with Abington Heights Honor Chorus and 7 p.m. May 20 at St. Ignatius Church, 339 North Maple Street, Kingston, with the Hazleton Area High School Cougar Chorus. The Catholic Choral Society, marking its 69th season, is composed of 50 members from both Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties. For tickets, call 570-587-2753. Tickets are also available at the door. Adults $10, seniors and students, $8, children younger than 12, free.
Classical Guitar Plays Broadway and More, with Jay Steveskey playing arrangements from George Gershwin and Cole Porter as well as vibrant Spanish and Latin American music. 3 p.m. June 3, Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhanock. Admission free. Concert followed by light reception.
Briggs Farm Blues Festival, features Samantha Fish, Amy Helm, Selwyn Birchwood, Mike Farris & The Roseland Rhythm Review, Shawn Holt & The Teardrops, JJ Thames & The Violet Revolt, Vanessa Collier and more. July 5, 6, 7 and 8 at Briggs Farm, 88 Old Berwick Highway, Nescopeck. Tickets range from $28 for a one-day pass to $120 for a four-day pass with camping. To see ticket options and purchase tickets, visit briggsfarm.com.
Inclusion Festival, for all ages and abilities. Features The Hoppin’ Boxcars, The Merry Rockers, founder of “Rock Autism” Max Muscato, Reef The Lost Cauze, Brady Rymer and many more. Also features inclusive, immersive workshops, whole body percussion with Camille Who?, art projects with Verve Vertu and Deutsch Institute, puppet shows by Theater Studio and more. July 28 and 29 at Mountain Sky, 63 Stillmeadow Lane, Jermyn. Kids ages 12 and under are free. Day passes start at $13 for teens and $25 for adults; weekend passes start at $20 for teens and $40 for adults. Purchase online at https://bit.ly/2q3PZ89.
New York, NY Dueling Pianos, comedy-based dueling piano show will bring music of Jimmy Buffet, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Tom Petty, Jerry Lee Lewis, Disney and more to The Theater at North, 1539 North Main Ave., Scranton, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Tickets $25 to $35. Tickets, thetheateratnorth.org