Concert Listings: May 11 to 17, 2016

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Join in a salute to The Eagles When Eaglemania pays tribute May 13 at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe.
Veteran jazz duo Nancy and Spencer Reed will perform at The Bookhouse in Stroudsburg on May 13.
Multi-instrumentalist and singer Jay Smar will give a free concert May 15 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock.
Celtic singers and dancers Cassie and Maggie will entertain at the Hawley Silk Mill on May 14.
Musician Caleb Hawley will visit the Hawley Silk Mill on May 13.
The Glimmer Twins will re-create the look, sound and feel of the Rolling Stones in a tribute concert May 14 at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe.

CONCERTS AT A GLANCE

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre (570) 826-1100

Alice Cooper, May 13

Joe Bonamassa, May 19

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, May 20

Jesse Terry, May 27

Travis Tritt, June 2

Johnny Winter All-Star Band, June 11

Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band, June 14

Robert Ellis with Tom Brosseau, June 15

Kevin James, June 24

New Riders of the Purple Sage, July 1

Celtic Thunder, Aug. 30

Cory Branan, Sept. 9

Adam Ferrara, Sept. 16

God Save the Queen, Sept. 24

Brian Regan, Sept. 25

John Mellencamp, Oct. 14

Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township (800) 745-3000

Bowzer’s Ultimate Rock ‘n’ Doo-Wop Party, May 29

Whitesnake, July 2

Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Twp. (800) 745-3000

Dolly Parton, June 22

Carnival of Madness Tour with Shinedown, Aug. 9

Shawn Klush Elvis Tribute, Aug. 26 and 27

George Thorogood & the Destroyers, Sept. 23

Elton John & His Band, Sept. 24

The Guess Who, Nov. 19

Chris Young, Dec. 3

The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton 570-961-9000

Susquehanna Breakdown Festival, May 20-21

Dierks Bentley, June 2

KRZ Summer Smash, June 12

Fuzz Fest with Weezer and Panic! At the Disco, June 26

Vans Warped Tour, July 11

Camp Bisco, July 14-16

Luke Bryan, July 21

Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin, July 29

Peach Music Festival, Aug. 11

Brantley Gilbert, Aug. 21

Blink 182, Aug. 25

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe (570) 325-0371

Dark Star Orchestra, May 13

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, May 20

Michael Franti & Spearhead, June 2

The Outlaws, June 3

The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute, June 5

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, June 9

Average White Band, June 17

KIX with Autograph, June 18

Happy Together Tour, June 23

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, June 24

Hotel California, June 25

Yonder Mountain String Band, June 26

The Yardbirds, July 1

Mark Farner, July 9

Back to the Eighties, July 15

Lonestar, July 16

Old Crow Medicine Show, July 21

Blues Traveler, July 29

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, July 30

Ted Nugent, Aug. 24

Jim Breuer, Sept. 30

Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre, Oct. 21

Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe (570) 325-0249

Eaglemania, May 13

Glimmer Twins, May 14

Ten Strings & a Goat Skin, May 20

The Olate Dogs, May 21

40-Story Radio Tower with Mike Marlin, May 22

Tusk: Fleetwood Mac Tribute, May 28

Danielle Nicole Band, June 4

David Mayfield Parade, June 11

Al Stewart, June 16

Hackensaw Boys, June 18

40-Story Radio Tower with Jeffrey Gaines, June 19

Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown, June 24

Who’s Next: Salute to The Who, June 25

Kick: The INXS Experience, July 2

Dancing Dream: The ABBA Experience, July 9

Willy Porter & Carmen Nickerson, July 15

Incendio, July 16

The Bird Dogs: Everly Brothers Show, July 22

Mighty Manatees, July 29

Bennie & the Jets: Elton John Show, July 30

The Black Lillies, Aug. 12

The Most Excellent Order of Sir Paul McCartney, Aug. 20

Altan, Sept. 9

Les Dudek, Sept. 24

Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg (570) 420-2808

Blue October, May 14

Hollywood Undead, May 20

Scott Stapp: The Voice of Creed, May 29

Hinder, June 3

Earphunk, June 4

Leon Russell, June 25

28th Infantry Division Band, July 1

The Stranger: Billy Joel Tribute, July 8

Porter & Sayles, July 23

Motion City Soundtrack, Aug. 5

Blackmore’s Night, Aug. 19

Styx, Sept. 24

Dope, Oct. 8

Kashmir: The Led Zeppelin Show, Nov. 5

Sherman Summer Stage, Pocono Mountain Carnival Grounds, Mount Pocono 570-420-2808

Rockstar Energy Drink Taste of Chaos Tour, June 9

Rock the Mountain with Warrant and LA Guns, July 15

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, New York (866) 781-2922

Rusted Root, May 13

Miranda Lambert, May 19

Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra, May 21

Barenaked Ladies, June 17

Daryl Hall and John Oates, June 18

Journey and the Doobie Brothers, June 24

Steely Dan and Steve Winwood, July 9

Jason Aldean, July 14

The Beach Boys and The Temptations, July 15

Jim Gaffigan, July 16

Michael McDonald and America, July 17

Tedeschi Trucks Band, July 20

Zac Brown Band, July 22

Heart, Joan Jett and Cheap Trick, July 30

Dion with Ronnie Spector, July 31

Toby Keith, Aug. 4

Counting Crows and Rob Thomas, Aug. 5

Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration, Aug. 6

Darius Rucker, Aug. 14

Smokey Robinson, Aug. 20

Don Henley, Sept. 10

THIS WEEK: May 11 to 17, 2016

Pre-Commencement Concert with the University of Scranton Symphonic Band, Singers and String Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, Scranton. 7:30 p.m. May 11. Free. 570-941-7624.

Simple Gifts, the award-winning folk and world-music duo performing on 12 instruments. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 564 Easton Turnpike, Hamlin. 7 p.m. May 12. $10. 570-689-9260.

Nancy and Spencer Reed, the veteran jazz duo on guitar and vocals. The Bookhouse, Eastern Monroe Public Library, 1002 N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. May 13. 570-421-0800.

Alice Cooper, the theatrical shock rocker returns to the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 13. $94.50, $84.50, $64.50, $54.50. 570-826-1100.

Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra, a concert including Wagner’s “Siegfried’s Rhine Journey,” the Carnival Scene from “Petroushka” by Stravinsky, the “Russian Easter Overture” by Rimsky-Korsakov and an excerpt from “Billy the Kid” by Copeland. Abington Heights High School, 222 Noble Road, Clarks Summit. 8 p.m. May 13. $10, $5 children. 570-289-1090.

Dark Star Orchestra, the Grateful Dead tribute band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 13. $25 advance, $30 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Eaglemania, an Eagles tribute band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 13. $26. 570-325-0249.

Comedy Night, with beer, soda and a dinner buffet. American Legion, 259 Shoemaker St., Swoyersville. May 14 with doors at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. $25. 570-817-1393.

Blue October, the Texas alternative rock band. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. May 14. 570-420-2808.

The Glimmer Twins, a Rolling Stones tribute band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 14. $23. 570-325-0249.

Jay Smar, the singer and multi-instrumentalist performing traditional folk, old-time mountain music, bluegrass, gospel and coal-mining songs of northeastern Pennsylvania. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 3 p.m. May 15. Free-will donation. 570-996-1500.

Christian Music Concert, with Teens for Christ and the Nebo Praise Band. Nebo Baptist Church, 75 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. 7 p.m. May 15. Free. 570-735-3932.

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Susquehanna Breakdown, a two-day music festival with bands Cabinet, Railroad Earth, the Infamous Stringdusters, Twiddle, Fruition, Larry Keel Experience, Driftwood, Cornmeal, Pappy & Friends, Flux Capacitor, Coal Town Rounders, the Dishonest Fiddlers and more. The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. May 20 with gates at 5 p.m., music 7 to 11 p.m.; May 21 with gates at 11 a.m. and music at 11:30 a.m. $30. Tickets at livenation.com.

Sinbad, the actor and comedian with a “hit ‘em in the face” style. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 9 p.m. May 21. $25. 877-682-4791.

Joe Bonamassa. The blues-rock and guitar legend returns to the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 19. $125, $99, $89, $79. 570-826-1100.

The Excelsior Cornet Band, the authentic Civil War brass band in a concert of patriotic music from the Revolutionary War to World War II. Followed by an Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social. First Presbyterian Church of Clark Summit, 300 School St. 7 p.m. May 20. Free but donations accepted. 570-586-6306.

Catholic Choral Society, the annual spring concert. 7:30 p.m. May 20 at St. Ignatius Church, 339 N. Maple St., Kingston joined by the Wyoming Seminary Madrigal Singers; and 7:30 p.m. May 22 at Nativity of Our Lord Church, 633 Orchard St., Scranton with the Valley View High School Choir. $10, $8 seniors and students. 570-587-2753.

Pat Benatar and Neil Geraldo, an acoustic concert with the four-time Grammy winner and her guitarist husband. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 20. $69, $59, $45. 570-826-1100.

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the multi-platinum-selling, award-winning country rock band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 20. $24 advance, $29 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, the trad/folk/fusion rhythmically innovative trio. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 20. $17. 570-325-0249.

Hollywood Undead, the masked rock-rappers from Los Angeles. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. May 20. $23 advance, $25 day of show. 570-420-2808.

Comedy Fundraiser, a benefit for Tracey’s Hope Animal Rescue and Hospital with paranormal comics Karen Rontowski and Sonya King along with host Scott Bruce. Wisecrackers, Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 9 p.m. May 20. $20. Age 21 and older. 570-677-8503.

Get Wet: The Ultra Pool with DJ Pauly D, best known for his role on MTV’s reality show Jersey Shore. Age 21 and older. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. May 21. $25. 877-682-4791.

40-Story Radio Tower, a program of poetry, skits and music with special guest rocker Mike Marlin. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 4 p.m. May 22. $10. 570-325-0249.

Student Recital, compositions written and performed by Wyoming Seminary music-theory students. Kirby Center for Creative Arts, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Wyoming Seminary, Kingston. 7:30 p.m. May 24. Free. 570-270-2192.

Farewell/Senior Recital, with Wyoming Seminary seniors performing their favorite pieces for the last time as Sem students. Kirby Center for Creative Arts, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Wyoming Seminary, Kingston. 4 p.m. May 27. Free. 570-270-2192.

Open Mic Night, with musicians, singers, poets, comedians and more along with featured performer singer-songwriter Corky Staats. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. May 27 with signups at 6:30 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. 570-996-1500.

Jesse Terry: Live from the Chandelier Lobby, the Americana singer-songwriter. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 27. $15 advance; $20 day of show. 570-826-1100.

Tusk, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 28. $26. 570-325-0249.

Wyclef Jean, the hip-hop artist melding R&B, reggae and rap. Age 21 and older. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 9 p.m. May 28. $30. 877-682-4791.

Keyed Up: Acoustic vs. Electronic, a concert by jazz pianist Wayne Smith. Sunday at the Circle, Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 4 p.m. May 29. $5. 570-288-1020.

Scott Stapp, the Grammy-winning lead singer and founder of rock group Creed. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. May 29. $32, $28. 570-420-2808.

Dierks Bentley, the country music singer-songwriter. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 7 p.m. June 12. Tickets at livenation.com.

Travis Tritt, the Grammy Award-winning country and southern-rock artist. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. June 2. $67.50 (Gold Circle), $47.50, $37.50, $27.50. 570-826-1100.

Michael Franti & Spearhead, the singer who uses his lyrics as a positive force for change. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 2. $30 advance; $35 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Hinder, the multi-platinum Oklahoma City rockers. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. June 3. $25. 570-420-2808.

The Outlaws, the southern-rock veteran band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 3. 866-605-7325.

Danielle Nicole Band, the blues, roots and soul singer/bassist and her group. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 4. $18. 570-325-0249.

Earphunk, the New Orleans progressive funk quintet. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. June 4. $15 advance; $18 day of show. 570-420-2808.

The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute, re-creations of Beatles concerts representing various eras of the group. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 5. $25 advance; $30 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Rockstar Energy Drink Taste of Chaos Tour, with Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, Saosin (with Anthony Green) and the Early November. Sherman Summer Stage, Pocono Mountain Carnival Grounds, 20 Murray St., off Route 611, Mount Pocono. June 9. 570-420-2808.

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Band, a salute to Keith Emerson and the music of Emerson, Lake & Palmer with a multimedia show “Pictures at an Exhibition: A Tribute to Keith Emerson.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 9. 866-605-7325.

The Johnny Winter All-Star Band, a salute to the music of the late blues-rock legend with original members from his latest band. A “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” event at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. June 11. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 570-826-1100.

David Mayfield Parade. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 11. $20. 570-325-0249.

KRZ Summer Smash with Fifth Harmony, Troye Sivan, Ruth B and New District. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 7 p.m. June 12. Tickets at livenation.com.

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band, with Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. June 14. $165, $125, $85. 570-826-1100.

Robert Ellis, the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter in a “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. June 15. $15 advance; $20 day of show. 570-826-1100.

Al Stewart, the Scottish singer-songwriter (“Year of the Cat”). Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 16. $29. 570-325-0249.

Average White Band, the soul and funk band performing hits from its latest release “AWB R&B.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 17. $23 advance; $28 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Billtown Blues Festival, with Canned Heat, the Cedric Burnside Project, Eden Brent, Andy T and Nick Nixon, Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats and more. Also: an acoustic tent with Dave Brumbaugh’s Boogie Chillen’s Guitar Workshop and other children’s activities. Lycoming County Fairgrounds, East Lycoming Street, Hughesville. June 18 with gates open at 11 a.m. and music noon to 10 p.m. $20 until April 30; $25 thereafter; $30 at the gate. Info at billtownblues.org.

Dolly Parton, the multiple award-winning country superstar on her first major tour in more than 25 years. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 8 p.m. June 22. 800-745-3000.

Happy Together Tour, the 25th anniversary of the tour with Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron, Mark Lindsay, the Cowsills, Gary Puckett and the Spencer Davis Group. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 23. $45, $40. 866-605-7325.

Open Mic Night, with musicians, singers, poets, comedians and more along with featured performer singer-songwriter Patrick Fiore. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. June 24 with signups at 6:30 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. 570-996-1500.

Kevin James, the stand-up comedian and star of the hit comedies “The King of Queens,” “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” “Zookeeper” and “Pixels.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. June 24. $76, $52, $36. 570-826-1100.

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, the hard-rocking, platinum-selling Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 24. $60, $50. 866-605-7325.

Hotel California, a salute to the Eagles. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 25. $22 advance; $27 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Leon Russell, the versatile rock musician performing hits from his 50-year career. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. June 25. $35, $30. 570-420-2808.

Doug Smith’s Dixieland All-Stars, a free performance by the seven-member ensemble, followed by a light reception. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 3 p.m. June 26. Tickets: 570-996-1500.

Weezer and Panic! at the Disco, the pop-rockers performing at the Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 7 p.m. June 26. Tickets at livenation.com.

Yonder Mountain String Band, the improvisational bluegrass band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 26. 866-605-7325.

The 28th Infantry Division Band of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, the state’s oldest music performance group organized prior to World War II. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. July 1. Free. 570-420-2808.

New Riders of the Purple Sage, the country-rock group that began as a part-time spinoff from the Grateful Dead. A “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. July 1. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 570-826-1100.

The Yardbirds, the veteran blues band with a new lineup: Jim Mccarty, Top Topham, Kenny Aaronson, Myke Scavone and John Idan. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. July 1. 866-605-7325.

Whitesnake, the British rockers in a concert at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 8 p.m. July 2. $49 to $119. 800-745-3000.

Michael Bolton, the soft-rock balladeer. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. July 22. $65, $59, $49, $39. 877-682-4791.

Briggs Farm Blues Festival, three days of live blues music on two stages with the Devon Allman Band, Carolyn Wonderland, John Primer, Lonnie Shields’ Back Porch Party, Marcus King Band, Clarence Spady, Anthony “Big A” Sherrod with the Cornlickers, Vanessa Collier, the Cedric Burnside Project, Nikki Hill, L.C. Ulmer & Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Victor Wainwright & the Wildroots, the Mighty Susquehannas, Anthony Gallucio & the ReTreads and more along with a Sunday gospel blues session with Alexis P. Suter and the Ministers of Sound. Briggs Farm, 88 Old Berwick Highway, Nescopeck. 2 to 11 p.m. July 8; 1:30 to 11 p.m. July 9; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 10. 570-379-3342 or briggsfarm.com.

The Stranger, a cabaret-style dinner and show with Mike Santoro’s six-piece band paying tribute to the music of Billy Joel. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. July 8 with dinner at 6 p.m. and show at 7:30 p.m. $49; $25 show only. Reservations: 570-420-2808.

Mark Farner, the pioneering singer-songwriter and guitarist, formerly of Grand Funk Railroad. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. July 9. $24 advance; $29 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Vans Warped Tour, the annual rock festival tour with more than 75 bands performing on seven stages. Performers include Family Force 5, Neck Deep, Knuckle Puck, Eli Olsberg, Asking Alexandria, Attila, Senses Fail and many more. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 11 a.m. July 11. Tickets at livenation.com.

Camp Bisco 2016, the annual three-day festival with performers the Disco Biscuits, Odesza, Big Grizmatik, Lotus, Grit, RL Grime, Zeds Dead, 12th Planet, Keys n Krates, Lettuce, Lil Dicky, Josh Wink, the Polish Ambassador, Orchard Lounge, Thundercat and more. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. July 14 to 16. Tickets at livenation.com.

Back to the Eighties with Jessie’s Girl, a show saluting eighties artists including Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, Sting and more. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. July 15. 866-605-7325.

Warrant and L.A. Guns, the two hard-rock bands with opener DeLorean. Sherman Summer Stage, Pocono Mountain Carnival Grounds, 20 Murray St., Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. July 15. 570-420-2808.

Lonestar, the multi-platinum country quartet celebrating its 20th anniversary. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. July 16. $30, $25. 866-605-7325.

Luke Bryan, the country music singer-songwriter. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 7 p.m. July 21. Tickets at livenation.com.

Old Crow Medicine Show, the Grammy-winning folk and country band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. July 21. $33 advance; $38 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Open Mic Night, with musicians, singers, poets, comedians and more along with featured performers the Sadie Green Sales Jugband. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. July 22 with signups at 6:30 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. 570-996-1500.

Aaron Carter, the multi-platinum pop singer. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 9 p.m. July 23. $30. 877-682-4791.

Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin, the heavy-metal rockers in a concert at the Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 6:30 p.m. July 29. Tickets at livenation.com.

Blues Traveler, the eclectic Grammy-winning band performing tunes from their latest “Blow Up the Moon.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. July 29. $30 advance; $35 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Scranton Jazz Festival, the 12th annual event with guests Blood, Sweat & Tears, Alexis P. Suter Band, the Lao Tizer Trio, Jason Miles and the Kind of New Band, the Jost Project, Tommy Hamilton and the Work in Progress Band, and the Scranton Jazz Festival Big Band. Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Aug. 5; 5:30 to 10 p.m. Aug. 6; 7 to 11 p.m. Aug. 7 with a Jazz Brunch at 11:30 a.m. Late-night Jazz Walks start at 10 p.m. at several downtown venues including Adezzo, Ale Mary’s, Back Yard Ale House, The Bog, Posh and more. $10 Friday, $25 Saturday and Sunday. 570-575-5282.

Motion City Soundtrack, the pop-punk alt-rockers. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Aug. 5. $30, $25; $35 day of show. 570-420-2808.

Rhapsody & Rhythm: The Gershwin Concert Experience, a multimedia event celebrating the music and legacy of George and Ira Gershwin. Held in conjunction with the Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival at the Wells Fargo Amphitheater, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 8 p.m. Aug. 8. $25; $15 lawn. 570-674-6719.

Carnival of Madness Tour, with rock bands Shinedown, Halestorm and Whiskey Myers. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9. $49.75, $39.75. 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

Peach Music Festival, the fifth annual multi-day festival with performers Gregg Allman, Trey Anastasio Band, String Cheese Incident, Claypool Lennon Delirium, Umphrey’s McGee, moe, Jaimae’s Jasssz Band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and many more. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Aug. 11 to 14. Tickets at livenation.com.

Kansas, the platinum-selling folk-rock band performing hits from its four-decade career including “Dust in the Wind” and “Carry on Wayward Son.” Held in conjunction with the Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival at the Wells Fargo Amphitheater, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 8 p.m. Aug. 12. $30; $20 lawn. 570-674-6719.

Lil Jon, the rapper, singer, DJ and actor best known for popularizing the southern movement known as Crunk. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 10 p.m. Aug. 13. $30. 877-682-4791.

Blackmore’s Night, the Renaissance rock group with legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and award-winning vocalist Candice Night. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Aug. 19. $49.50, $40. 570-420-2808.

Brantley Gilbert, the country-rock performer. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 7 p.m. Aug. 21. Tickets at livenation.com.

Ted Nugent, the ultimate guitar-shredding showman performing a high-octane show at Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Aug. 24. 866-605-7325.

Open Mic Night, with musicians, singers, poets, comedians and more along with the Dietrich Writers Group Showcase. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Aug. 26 with signups at 6:30 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. 570-996-1500.

Hickory Project, the hard-driving bluegrass band with national mandolin champion Anthony Hannigan. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 3 p.m. Aug. 28. Free but donations welcome. 570-996-1500.

Celtic Thunder, the international stars paying homage to the musical culture and traditions of Ireland in their new stage show “Legacy.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Aug. 30. $65, $49.50. 570-826-1100.

KISS, the iconic heavy-metal band on its “Freedom to Rock Tour,” spanning four decades of raucous, explosive stage shows, celebrated rock anthems and signature face make-up. With opener The Dead Daisies. Allentown Fair, 302 N. 17th St. 7 p.m. Sept. 1. $83, $63. 610-433-7541 or allentownfairpa.org.

Chris Stapleton, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and country music’s breakout star of the year. Allentown Fair, 302 N. 17th St. 7 p.m. Sept. 2. $65, $45. 610-433-7541 or allentownfairpa.org.

Meghan Trainor, The Grammy Award winning “Best New Artist” pop star. Allentown Fair, 302 N. 17th St. 7 p.m. Sept. 3. $59, $39. 610-433-7541 or allentownfairpa.org.

Bret Michaels, the multi-platinum singer from the glam band Poison. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Sept. 3. $75 (includes Get Wet Afterparty), $55. 877-682-4791.

Jeff Dunham, the popular comedian and ventriloquist who performs with a cast of zany puppet characters including Achmed the Dead Terrorist and Jose Jalapeno. Allentown Fair, 302 N. 17th St. 8 p.m. Sept. 4. $53, $33. 610-433-7541 or allentownfairpa.org.

Cory Branan, the singer-songwriter and storyteller. A “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Sept. 9. $15 advance; $20 day of show. 570-826-1100.

Altan, the traditional Irish band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Sept. 9. $27. 570-325-0249.

Pennsylvania Blues Festival, with two stages of music, master class sessions, an arrival party at the Galleria Rock Bar, Sunday Brunch Buffet and a Sunday After-Fest Party. Performers include Slam Allen, Zac Harmon, Anthony Geraci & the Boston Blues Allstars, Kenny Neal, Buckwheat Zydeco, Guy Davis, Blackburn with special guest Harrison Kennedy, the Campbell Brothers, Andy T. Nick Nixon Band, Toronzo Cannon, the Delmark Records Revue, Ronnie Earl and more. Split Rock Resort, 100 Moseywood Road, Lake Harmony. Sept. 16 to 18 with gates at noon and music at 1 p.m. $40 per day; $70 weekend. 800-255-7625 or pabluesfestival.com.

Adam Ferrara: Live from the Chandelier Lobby, the stand-up comedian and host of the hit TV show “Top Gear.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Sept. 16. $20.50 advance; $25 day of show. 570-826-1100.

Gary Owen, the actor and standup comedian, named “Funniest Serviceman in America.” Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Sept. 17. $40, $30. 877-682-4791.

Les Dudek, the guitarist known for his work with Stevie Nicks, Steve Miller, Cher, the Allman Brothers Band and more, along with his own solo recordings. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Sept. 22. $28. 570-325-0249.

Elton John, the superstar singer-songwriter and his band performing iconic hits and classic album tracks from his five-decade career, as well as selected tracks from his latest album “Wonderful Crazy Night.” Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 8 p.m. Sept. 24. 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

God Save the Queen, a tribute band to prog-rockers Queen, from its beginnings in 1973 to its latest album “Made in Heaven,” released after Freddie Mercury’s death. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Sept. 24. $76, $48, $38, $28. 570-826-1100.

Styx, the pop-rock sextet performing its chart hits from the past decades. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Sept. 24. $68, $58, $48. 570-420-2808.

Brian Regan, the stand-up comedian whose observational humor is free from profanity. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Sept. 25. $39.50. 570-826-1100.

Jim Breuer, the comedian, named one of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. September 30. $27, $22. 866-605-7325.

Chubby Checker, the pop singer who set off a national dance craze with his hit “The Twist.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Oct. 1. $25, $20. 866-605-7325.

The Stylistics, the best-selling soul group and harmony quartet. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Ave., Mount Pocono. 7 p.m. Oct. 8. $55, $40. 877-682-4791.

Dope, the nu-metal band on its reunion tour. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Oct. 8. $15 advance; $20 day of show. 570-420-2808.

John Mellencamp, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer on his “Plain Spoken Tour.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14. 570-826-1100.

The Four Tops, the Detroit Motown group performing soul, disco, doo-wop, jazz and show tunes. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Ave., Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Oct. 15. $80, $65. 877-682-4791.

Brian Culbertson, the jazz/R&B/funk musician. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Ave., Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Nov. 5. $50, $40. 877-682-4791.

Kashmir, a Led Zeppelin tribute show. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Nov. 12. $27, $22. 570-420-2808.

Chris Young, the chart-topping country baritone on his “I’m Comin’ Over Tour” with special guest Dustin Lynch. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3. 800-7453000.

Join in a salute to The Eagles When Eaglemania pays tribute May 13 at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe.
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Veteran jazz duo Nancy and Spencer Reed will perform at The Bookhouse in Stroudsburg on May 13.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_5.13-concerts-nancy-spencer-reed.jpgVeteran jazz duo Nancy and Spencer Reed will perform at The Bookhouse in Stroudsburg on May 13.

Multi-instrumentalist and singer Jay Smar will give a free concert May 15 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_5.13-Jay-Smar-.jpgMulti-instrumentalist and singer Jay Smar will give a free concert May 15 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock.

Celtic singers and dancers Cassie and Maggie will entertain at the Hawley Silk Mill on May 14.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_5.13-cassieandmaggie.jpgCeltic singers and dancers Cassie and Maggie will entertain at the Hawley Silk Mill on May 14.

Musician Caleb Hawley will visit the Hawley Silk Mill on May 13.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_5.13-CalebHawleySunflowers.jpgMusician Caleb Hawley will visit the Hawley Silk Mill on May 13.

The Glimmer Twins will re-create the look, sound and feel of the Rolling Stones in a tribute concert May 14 at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_5.13-GlimmerTwins20140301.jpgThe Glimmer Twins will re-create the look, sound and feel of the Rolling Stones in a tribute concert May 14 at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe.
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