Music

Second City Touring Company brings a reason to laugh at the country’s political climate to the Kirby Center

Second City Touring Company brings a reason to laugh at the country’s political climate to the Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — The Second City Touring Company counts Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and Amy Sedaris among its alumni, and on Oct. 9 the current crop of Second City comedians will perform at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts. “Free Speech! (While Supplies Last)” combines musical comedy, planned sketches and improvisational moments for a […]

Dream Theater bring ‘The Astonishing’ Live tour to Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center

Dream Theater bring ‘The Astonishing’ Live tour to Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — Not many albums have a plot, let alone characters, setting and backstory. Dream Theater’s newest effort “The Astonishing” is a musical tale told in two acts, and the band will perform it in its entirety at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts. “The Astonishing” fast forwards 269 years into the Northeastern […]

Thomas Rhett comes to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township

Thomas Rhett comes to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Hailed as “an ushering in of Country’s future” by Rolling Stone, Thomas Rhett brings his acclaimed songwriting to the Wyoming Valley. Rhett performs at 7 p.m. March 9, at the Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., on his 2017 Home Team Tour. Rhett released his second full length album, “Tangled Up,” […]

Scranton’s on the Fringe for the second year in a row; film festivals, workshops and performances are set to take place

Scranton’s on the Fringe for the second year in a row; film festivals, workshops and performances are set to take place

SCRANTON — A drag queen playing eight Gameboys, a young family trapped inside an Applebee’s, and a show about farts. It’s not MTV’s Thursday fall lineup — it’s the Scranton Fringe Festival. From Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, the second Scranton Fringe Festival takes over venues throughout downtown Scranton with more than 50 performances produced […]

Kacey Musgraves brings Christmas tour to Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center Dec. 9

Kacey Musgraves brings Christmas tour to Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center Dec. 9

WILKES-BARRE — Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves will visit the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. Dec. 9 for one of the first stops on her A Very Kacey Christmas Tour. Musgraves’ upcoming holiday tour follows the Oct. 28 release of her first Christmas album, aptly titled “A Very Kacey Christmas.” The […]

Singer/songwriter Hayes Carll will play Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center Dec. 28

Singer/songwriter Hayes Carll will play Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center Dec. 28

WILKES-BARRE — Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Hayes Carll will play the Chandelier Lobby concert series at 8 p.m. Dec. 28 at the F.M. Kirby Center’s Live at the Chandelier Lobby concert series. The Texas native’s unique songwriting blends spoken word and wit with roots country for a modern take on the genre. His stop in Wilkes-Barre comes […]

NYC ska mainstays, The Toasters, dance into Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center

NYC ska mainstays, The Toasters, dance into Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — Long-running ska act The Toasters may be in its mid-30s, but the band refuses to settle down. From mainstream genre success for ska fueled by bands like No Doubt in the ’90s, to the digital revolution and the new music business model, band leader Robert “Bucket” Hingley has gone through the gamut when […]

Patti LaBelle will perform at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre Oct. 28

Patti LaBelle will perform at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre Oct. 28

WILKES-BARRE — Gospel and soul icon Patti LaBelle performs at 8 p.m. Oct. 28 at the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square. LaBelle, who started her career with The Ordettes, garnered early attention for the group’s hit “Lady Marmalade.” According to a press release from the Kirby Center, the group, eventually known as LaBelle, released […]

Willie Nelson brings Outlaw Music Festival to Montage Mountain in Scranton

Willie Nelson brings Outlaw Music Festival to Montage Mountain in Scranton

SCRANTON — Willie Nelson is coming to Northeastern Pennsylvania, and he’s bringing the whole family. The inaugural Outlaw Music Festival takes place Sept. 18 at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain, and it features performances by headliners Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young + Promise of the Real and Sheryl Crow with supporting acts Chris Robinson […]

Chicago blues musician headlines Pennsylvania Blues Fest’s 25th anniversary

Chicago blues musician headlines Pennsylvania Blues Fest’s 25th anniversary

LAKE HARMONY — Pennsylvania Blues Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, but the multi-day event almost had to go without a Saturday night headliner. The festival, which runs from Sept. 16 through Sept. 18 at Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony, originally featured Grammy-nominated act Buckwheat Zydeco in its top slot on Sept. 17. […]

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