THIS WEEK: June 29 through July 5
Quiet Riot & The Sweet, Quiet Riot made an impact on metal in the early 1980s with their album, “Metal Health,” featuring Slade cover “Cum On Feel The Noize,” and their follow up “Condition Critical.” British glam-rock band The Sweet topped charts in the ’70s with hits like “Ballroom Blitz” and “Little Willy.” 8 p.m. June 29. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $29.50 to $59.50. kirbycenter.org, 570-862-1100
Jung Bergo, James Barrett, Bobby Barnett, Jeremy Burke, will perform during an evening of indie rock June 29 at Karl Hall, 57 B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets available at the door. All ages welcome. BYOB for patrons 21 and older. karlhall.org
Celebrate America, a concert for Independence Day, will take place at 7 p.m. July 2 at Saint John the Evangelist R.C. Church, 35 William St., Pittston. A community choir will lead singing of patriotic hymns and will perform a choral selection as part of the concert. A variety of guest musicians and soloists will perform. Veterans of the United States Armed Services will be recognized during the concert. A free-will offering will be accepted.
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.
A Day of Bluegrass, noon to 10 p.m. at Grovedale Winery, 71 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing. Performing is concert headliner, Sideline from NC, Mama Corn, Mark Miklos and Jesse Alexander. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 the day of the show. To purchase tickets by mail, send checks to GWCC, PO Box 55, Wyalusing, PA 18853. Kids 15 and under are admitted free with an adult ticket. Dry and tent camping offered at $10 per night. A new event this year is Friday night’s ‘Pickin’ By the Firepit,’ which gets underway at 6 p.m. July 13 at the winery. Bring your instrument and join in. Admission is included with the purchase of a ticket to Saturday’s show. A family friendly event. Info, [email protected] or 570-746-4922.
The Peach Music Festival, features Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Umphrey’s McGee, The Revivalists, moe., Gov’t Mule, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Blackberry Smoke, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Dickey Betts & His Band, Twiddle, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Turkuaz, the only Cabinet performance of 2018 and more. July 19 through 22. Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Single day passes start at $75, and four-day general admission passes start at $165. Prices increase with select packages, and tickets become more expensive as the festival nears. thepeachmusicfestival.com
Open Mic Night with Dave Brown and the Dishonest Fiddlers, 7 p.m. July 27, Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Musicians, poets, comedians and performers of all types are invited to share their talents. Featured band is Dave Brown and the dishonest Fiddlers, an emerging folk group rooted in NEPA. Doors open for sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. Admission free. Info, 570-996-1500.
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.
Scranton Jazz Festival, headliners are former New York Yankee great Bernie Williams with The Bernie Williams Collective, jazz master Delfeayo Marsalis of the legendary Marsalis family, and the multi-Grammy nominated band Special EFX. Aug. 3, 4 and 5 at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel and numerous downtown Scranton venues. Tickets range from $20 to $40 and are on sale at all Gallery of Sound locations, through the box office at 560-575-5282 or online at scrantonjazzfestival.com.