Concert Listings: Dec. 14 to 20, 2016

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Sing along with the Arcadia Chorale as they present Handel’s ‘Messiah’ Dec. 18 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Wilkes-Barre.
Magician and comedian Michael Carbonaro makes a stop at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 16.

CONCERTS AT A GLANCE

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

Michael Carbonaro, Dec. 16

Cabinet, Dec. 23

Hayes Carll, Dec. 28

Holiday Reunion Concert, Dec. 30

John Cleese and the Holy Grail, Jan. 28

Elvis Lives, Feb. 1

God Save the Queen, Feb. 3

I Go on Singing: Paul Robeson’s Life in His Own Words and Song, Feb. 10

Sebastian Maniscalco, Feb. 11

Martina McBride, March 11

Garrison Keillor, March 13

One Woman Sex and the City, March 23

Red Hot Chilli Pipers, March 25

Rain: Beatles Tribute, March 26

The Hit Men, April 28

Brian Wilson, May 2

Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, May 5

Video Games Live! May 19

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

Dwight Yoakam, Feb. 3

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

Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy, Jan. 20

Newsboys, Feb. 18

Thomas Rhett and Kelsey Ballerini, March 9

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

Chris Janson, Dec. 17

Get the Led Out, Dec. 30-31

Umphrey’s McGee, Jan. 22

Greensky Bluegrass, Jan. 26

Satisfaction, Jan. 27

moe. Feb. 2

Voyage: Journey Tribute, Feb. 3

Pink Floyd Experience, Feb. 4

Bruce in the USA, Feb. 25

ZZ Top, Feb. 28

Dennis DeYoung, March 11

The Zombies, March 18

The Revivalists, March 24

Rhythm in the Night, March 25

UFO and Saxon, April 1

Loretta Lynn, May 12

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

Ryan Montbleau Band, Dec. 16

B Street Band, Dec. 30

Glimmer Twins, Dec. 31

New West Guitar Group, Jan. 13

Loudon Wainwright III, Jan. 14

Free Range Folk, Jan. 19

Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, Jan. 20

Us & Floyd: The Pink Floyd Experience, Jan. 21

Kashmir: Led Zeppelin Show, Jan. 27

Donna the Buffalo, Jan. 28

Steve Forbert, Feb. 4

Tusk, Feb. 10-11

The Grateful Bluegrass Boys, Feb. 16

Hey Nineteen, Feb. 17

Dead on Live, Feb. 18

Dancing Dream, Feb. 24

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg (570) 420-2808

Patent Pending, Dec. 23

Pink Talking Fish, Dec. 29

Rusted Root, Dec. 30

1964: The Tribute, Feb. 24

Beth Hart, March 2

Candlebox, March 10

Twiddle, March 24

Mount Airy Casino, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono (877) 682-4791

The Verve Pipe, Dec. 30

Sinbad, Dec. 31

Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti, Jan. 7

Jim Breuer, Jan. 14

Mike Epps, Jan. 27

Arsenio Hall, Feb. 4

THIS WEEK: Dec. 14 to 20, 2016

Festival Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent, the annual concert by the choir of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. Dec. 14. Free-will offering. 570-825-6653.

Michael Carbonaro, the magician and comedian, star of the truTV series “The Carbonaro Effect.” F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16. $39.50; $150 for VIP with meet and greet and photo op. 570-826-1100.

Ryan Montbleau, the singer-songwriter and guitarist. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Dec. 16. $23. 570-325-0249.

NEPA Holiday Show, with The Menzingers, Tigers Jaw, Captain We’re Sinking, Three Man Cannon, The Sw!ms, and Petal. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 6 p.m. Dec. 17. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 570-344-1111.

Merry Christmas, Darling: Carpenters Christmas, a concert show celebrating the greatest hits of The Carpenters including their holiday tunes. Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Dec. 17. $30. 570-800-5020.

Chris Janson, the country artist in support of his new album “Buy Me a Boat.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Dec. 17. $29 advance, $34 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Make a Joyful Noise, a Nativity concert with performances by groups from Immanuel Baptist Church, Polish National Church, St. John the Baptist Church and Dr. Edward’s Memorial Congregational Church. St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 93 Zerby Ave., Edwardsville. 2 p.m. Dec. 18. 570-287-7186.

Messiah Singalong, the 33rd annual event led by the Arcadia Chorale and Orchestra. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 3 p.m. Dec. 18. $15, $12 seniors. Music available for purchase at the door. 570-825-6653.

Sounds of the Season, a choral concert with the Royal Singers, Handbell Choir, soloists and instrumentalists. Holy Redeemer High School, 159 S. Pennsylvania Blvd., Wilkes-Barre. 3 p.m. Dec. 18. $3, $2 students and children. 570-829-2424.

The Magic of Christmas, with the Wyoming Valley Band performing Handel’s “Messian” along with traditional holiday music. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20. Food pantry donations accepted. Free. 570-825-6653.

FUTURE

Cabinet, the annual holiday show by the regional bluegrass/country/folk band. With special guest Holly Bowling. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Dec. 23. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 570-826-1100.

Patent Pending, the high-energy rock band on its Holiday Tour. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Dec. 23. $27, $15, $12. 570-420-2808.

Christmas Eve Musical. Sweet Valley Church of Christ, 5439 Main Road. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24. 844-782-2266.

Hayes Carll, the roots-oriented singer-songwriter known for his plainspoken poetry and sarcastic humor. A “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Dec. 28. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 570-826-1100.

Pink Talking Fish, the “hybrid tribute fusion act” celebrating the music of Pink Floyd, the Talking Heads and Phish. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 29. $20 advance; $23 day of show. 570-420-2808.

Holiday Reunion Concert, a “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” show with bands Underground Saints, The Five Percent, Bret Alexander, Aaron Fink & the Fury, Death Valley Dreams and the Tony Halchak Band. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Dec. 30. $12 advance; $15 day of show. 570-826-1100.

Rusted Root, a fusion of acoustic, rock and world music. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Dec. 30. $20 advance; $22 day of show. 570-420-2808.

BStreet Band, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band led by vocalist Glenn Stuart. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Dec. 30. $23. 570-325-0249.

Get the Led Out, the Philadelphia-based Led Zeppelin tribute band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Dec. 30 and 31. 866-605-7325.

The Verve Pipe, the multi-platinum-selling rock band. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Ave., Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Dec. 30. $20. 877-682-4791.

Sinbad, the actor and comedian. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Ave., Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Dec. 31. $65, $50. 877-682-4791.

New Year’s Eve Party, with the Glimmer Twins, a Rolling Stones tribute band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31. $25. 570-325-0249.

New West Guitar Group, cutting-edge guitar music with both acoustic and electric instruments. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 13. $18. 570-325-0249.

Loudon Wainright III, the singer-songwriter and actor (“M*A*S*H”). Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 14. $28. 570-325-0249.

The Enchanting Harp, a chamber concert of solo harp music by Andrew Tarantiles of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Sordoni Theater, WVIA Studios, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. 7 p.m. Jan. 19. 570-270-4444.

Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy, the superstar comedians on their “We’ve Been Thinking Tour.” Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20. 800-745-3000.

Larry and Teresa, the multi-instrumental and vocal duo. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 20. $23. 570-325-0249.

Us & Floyd, the Pink Floyd tribute band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 21. $23. 570-325-0249.

Umphrey’s McGee, the innovative rock band playing selections from its latest release “Zonkey,” an album of 12 unique mashups. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 22. $25.50 advance; $28 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Greensky Bluegrass, the driving rock-bluegrass group. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 26. $18 advance; $23 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Kashmir, the Led Zeppelin tribute band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 27. $24. 570-325-0249.

Satisfaction, an international Rolling Stones tribute band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 27. $15 advance; $20 day of show. 866-605-7325.

The Glass Prism, the progressive concept-based rock group. Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Jan. 28. $20. 570-800-5020.

John Cleese and the Holy Grail, the comedy legend, author and actor known for his roles in the “Monty Python” series and movies including “Silverado” and “Rat Race.” Preceded by a screening of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28. 570-826-1100.

Donna the Buffalo, the veteran feel-good, groove-oriented band with roots in old-time fiddle music with elements of cajun, reggae and country. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 28. $26. 570-325-0249.

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. Feb. 3. $76, $48, $38, $28. 570-826-1100.

Voyage, a Journey tribute band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 3. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 866-605-7325.

A Night at the Oscars, selections from Oscar-winning scores performed by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic including pieces from “The Godfather,” “Titanic,” “Gone with the Wind” and more. Keystone Grand Ballroom, Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 8 p.m. Feb. 4. 570-270-4444.

Steve Forbert, the bluesy folk singer-songwriter (“Romeo’s Tune”). Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 4. $24. 570-325-0249.

The Pink Floyd Experience, the 12th North American tour by the tribute band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 4. $37, $32. 866-605-7325.

I Go On Singing: Paul Robeson’s Life in His Own Words and Song, a tribute to the singer, cultural scholar, author, actor and political activist, as interpreted by baritone Anthony Brown. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Feb. 10. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 570-826-1100.

Sebastian Maniscalco, the “Just for Laughs” Stand Up Comedian of the Year on his “Why Would You Do That?” tour. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Feb. 11. $253 (VIP), $62.75, $42.75. 570-826-1100.

A Broadway Valentine, romantic hits by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and more, performed by the Adult Choir and soloists of the Northeast Pennsylvania Choral Society. Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 4 p.m. Feb. 12. $15. 570-343-6707.

Destination Blues Music Festival, with performances at more than 15 venues in Berwick, Bloomsburg and Danville. Performers include Otis Taylor (Saturday at the Caldwell Consistory in Bloomsburg) and Lea Gilmore (Sunday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomsburg). Also: a Blues Breakfast (Saturday at the Fog & Flame in Bloomsburg), Blues After Lunch (at Old Forge Brewing in Danville) and a Blues Brunch (Sunday at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville). Feb. 17 to 19. Info at 570-317-2596 or exchangearts.org.

Hey Nineteen, an 11-piece Steely Dan tribute band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 9:30 p.m. Feb. 17. $29. 570-325-0249.

Newsboys, the platinum-selling Christian-music band on its Love Riot Tour, with openers Rivals in a theatrical show “God’s Not Dead Live!” Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 6 p.m. Feb. 18. 800-745-3000.

1964: The Tribute, a re-creation of an early Beatles concert (pre-Sgt. Pepper) with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles and banter. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Feb. 24. $35, $29, $17. 570-420-2808.

Bruce in the USA, a high-energy tribute to Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 25. $17 advance; $22 day of show. 866-605-7325.

The Suffers, a ten-piece neo-soul collective blending blues, country, Caribbean, Cajun and hip hop and fronted by massive-voiced singer Kam Franklin. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26. $24, $12 children. 570-389-4409 or cas.buzz.

ZZ Top, the blues rock Texas trio and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 28. $75, $69. 866-605-7325.

Meet Laura Gilbert, a chamber concert with the flutist from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, accompanied by pianist Molly Morkoski. Sordoni Theater, WVIA Studios, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. 7 p.m. March 2. 570-270-4444.

Beth Hart, the bluesy singer-songwriter. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. March 2. $29.50. 570-420-2808.

Passion: Orchestra Spotlight, works by Haydn, Bach, Copland and Britten performed by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with guest cellist Alberto Parrini. 8 p.m. March 4 at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 8 p.m. March 4. 570-270-4444.

Thomas Rhett, the multi-platinum-selling country singer-songwriter and one of CMT’s Artists of the Year. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. March 9. 800-745-3000.

Kathleen Madigan, the veteran stand-up comedian on her “Bothering Jesus Tour.” Presented by the Community Concerts series at Lackawanna College Theater, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 8 p.m. March 10. 570-955-1455.

Candlebox, an acoustic duo performance by the multi-platinum rock band. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. March 10. $25. 570-420-2808.

Martina McBride, the award-winning country star on her “Love Unleashed Tour” with guest Lauren Alaina. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. March 11. $99.50, $69.50, $59.50, $39.50. 570-826-1100.

Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx, a concert of hits by the founding member and lead singer of Styx. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 11. $40, $35. 866-605-7325.

Garrison Keillor, the renowned author, storyteller and radio personality (“A Prairie Home Companion”). F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. March 13. $55, $45, $35. 570-826-1100.

The Zombies, a reunion of the sixties hitmakers (“She’s Not There”) to celebrate their 50th anniversary and the release of a new book on the band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 18. $33 advance; $38 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Spring Concert, fine treble and mixed-voice pieces by the Children’s and Youth Choirs of the Northeast Pennsylvania Choral Society. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. March 19. $10. 570-343-6707.

Jim Witter’s Pianomen Show, a multimedia rock musical production spotlighting songs of Billy Joel and Elton John. Presented by the Greater Hazleton Concert Series at Hazleton Area High School, 1601 W. 23rd St. 7:30 p.m. March 23. 570-788-4864.

One-Woman ‘Sex and the City’: A Parody of Love, Friendship and Shoes, a ‘Live from the Chandelier Lobby’ show with comedian Kerry Ipema and her hilarious take on all six seasons of the smash-hit TV show. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. March 23. $27.50 advance; $30 day of show. 570-826-1100.

The Revivalists, the seven-piece New Orleans roots-driven rock band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 24. $25 advance; $30 at the door. 866-605-7325.

Twiddle, the jamming Vermont-based quartet blending rock, bluegrass, reggae and funk. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. March 24. $18 advance; $22 day of show. 570-420-2808.

Blind Boys of Alabama, the multi-Grammy winning, close-harmony roots-music group and inductees into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 7:30 p.m. March 25. $28, $14 children. 570-389-4409 or cas.buzz.

Red Hot Chilli Pipers, a concert by the “bagpipers with attitude.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. March 25. $39, $27. 570-826-1100.

Rhythm in the Night, an Irish Dance Spectacular telling the story of a fallen hero and his rise to redemption. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 25. $20 advance; $25 at the door. 866-605-7325.

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, a re-creation of a Fab Four concert from “I Want to Hold Your Hand” to “Hey Jude.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. March 26. $79, $59, $49, $39. 570-826-1100.

Morgan James, the New York-based soul singer, songwriter and Broadway chanteuse. Presented by Community Concerts at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 8 p.m. March 31. $34, $28. 570-961-7818.

UFO and Saxon, the classic British rock bands with guest Jared James Nichols. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 7:30 p.m. April 1. $23 advance; $28 day of show. 866-605-7325.

The Piano Men, songs by Billy Joel and Elton John performed by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic along with Joe Boucher and his group the Piano Men. Keystone Grand Ballroom, Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 8 p.m. April 1. 570-270-4444.

Unbuttoned Dvorak! A chamber concert by musicians from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic performing Dvorak’s Quintet in A major for Piano and Strings. Sordoni Theater, WVIA Studios, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. 7 p.m. April 20. 570-270-4444.

The Hit Men, hits of the 1960s to the 1980s performed by musicians who collaborated and recorded with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Tommy James and the Shondells, Carly Simon, Elton John, Cat Stevens and more. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 28. $45, $35, $25. 570-826-1100.

Brian Wilson, the legendary member of the Beach Boys on his tour “Pet Sounds: The Final Performances.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 2. 570-826-1100.

Heroes. Passion. Inspiration, the season finale of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with the Philharmonic Festival Chorus. Included: Mozart’s Requiem in D minor and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”). 8 p.m. May 5 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 5. 570-270-4444.

Graduation Concert, fine treble and mixed-voice pieces by the Children’s and Youth Choirs of the Northeast Pennsylvania Choral Society. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 3 p.m. May 7. $10. 570-343-6707.

Loretta Lynn, the country singer and one of the most awarded performers of all time including Kennedy Center Honors and a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 12. $52, $47. 866-605-7325.

Sing along with the Arcadia Chorale as they present Handel’s ‘Messiah’ Dec. 18 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Wilkes-Barre.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_12.16-concerts-Messah-Singalong.jpgSing along with the Arcadia Chorale as they present Handel’s ‘Messiah’ Dec. 18 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Wilkes-Barre.

Magician and comedian Michael Carbonaro makes a stop at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 16.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_12.16-concerts-MichaelCarbonaro.jpgMagician and comedian Michael Carbonaro makes a stop at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 16.
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