Concert Listings: March 29-April 4

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The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic will perform the songs of Billy Joel and Elton John in the Keystone Grand Ballroom at Mohegan Sun Pocono April 1.

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    CONCERTS AT A GLANCE

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

    One Woman Sex and the City, March 23

    Red Hot Chilli Pipers, March 25

    Rain: Beatles Tribute, March 26

    Alexis P. Suter Ministers of Sound, March 31

    Shawn Klush as Elvis, April 8

    Randy & Mr. Lahey Live, April 10

    Froggy 101 Presents Guitars & Stars, April 18

    The Hit Men, April 28

    Brian Wilson, May 2

    Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, May 5

    Joe Nardone Presents: Solid Gold Party, May 6

    An Evening with Colin and Brad, May 11

    Suze, May 12

    Video Games Live! May 19

    Daniel O’Donnell, May 20

    Blackberry Smoke, June 23

    Queen Extravaganza, July 1

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

    The Piano Men, April 1

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

    Alan Jackson, April 21

    Bryan Adams, June 13

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

    The Revivalists, March 24

    Rhythm in the Night, March 25

    Live Wire, March 31

    UFO and Saxon, April 1

    Tommy James & the Shondells, April 7

    The Outlaws with Atlanta Rhythm Section, April 21

    Ryan Pelton, April 22

    Timothy B. Schmit, April 30

    Loretta Lynn, May 12

    Dark Star Orchestra, May 13

    Gordon Lightfoot, May 19

    Get The Led Out, May 20

    Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot, June 2

    Happy Together Tour, June 22

    Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl, June 30

    Phil Vassar, July 14

    Great White, July 15

    Josh Turner, July 29

    Don McLean, Aug. 25

    Gene Watson, Nov. 27

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

    Danielle Nicole Band, March 23

    Runaway Home, March 24

    Dancin’ Machine, March 25

    Brosky-Meyer Band, April 1

    Paula Cole, April 7

    Cash Is King, April 8

    Who’s Next, April 22

    Blues Brotherhood, April 29

    Johnny A., May 5

    KICK INXS Show, May 19

    Al Stewart, June 16

    Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg (570) 420-2808

    Twiddle, March 24

    Turkuaz, March 25

    Blue October, March 31

    Last in Line, April 1

    Blessid Union of Souls, April 15

    Ben Folds and a Piano, April 18

    Life of Agony, May 12

    Mount Airy Casino, Mount Pocono (877) 682-4791

    Grand Funk Railroad, March 25

    Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY (866) 781-2922

    Mysteryland, June 9-12

    Train, O.A.R., Natasha Bedingfield, June 16

    Neil Diamond, June 22

    Zac Brown Band, June 23

    Foreigner and Cheap Trick, July 14

    Chicago and the Doobie Brothers, July 22

    Santana, Aug. 5

    Kings of Leon and Nathaniel Ratcliff & the Night Sweats, Aug. 6

    THIS WEEK: March 29-April 4

    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.

    Alexis P. Suter Ministers of Sound, an evening of gospel and blues with special guests Dustin Douglas & the Electric Gentlemen. Chandelier Lobby, F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. March 31. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 570-826-1100.

    Blue October, the alternative, Texas-based band. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. March 31. $25 advance, $28 day of show. 570-420-2808.

    Live Wire, an AC/DC tribute band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 31. $19 advance; $24 day of show. 866-605-7325.

    Crowded Streets, a Virginia-based Dave Matthews Band tribute will perform from the expansive catalogue of DMB. River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 N. River Street, Plains Township. 10 p.m. April 1. $10, $12. 570-822-2992.

    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.

    Brosky-Meyer Band, along with remarkable guitarist and vocalist Jimmy Meyer, Steve Brosky brings a lifetime of musical innovation to the state. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 1. $17. 570-325-0249.

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    Tommy James & the Shondells, the sixties hitmaker and author (“Me, the Mob and the Music”). Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 7. $38, $33. 866-605-7325.

    Paula Cole, Grammy-winner and seven time nominee who has released six solo albums over an 18-year career. She’s known for emotionally deep and thrilling performances. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 7. $28. 570-325-0249.

    Shawn Klush as Elvis, the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist, World’s Greatest Elvis and Pittston native returns to Wilkes-Barre with Elvis’ own background singers the Sweet Inspirations. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 8. $29.50, $39.50, $42.50 and $49.50. 570-826-1100.

    Cash Is King, a re-creation show in tribute to country rebel Johnny Cash featuring hits slike “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I Walk the Line” and “Ring of Fire.” Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 8. $23. 570-325-0249.

    Randy & Mr. Lahey, two of the hilarious character from “Trailer Park Boys” perform a live stage show. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. April 10. $20, $25. 570-826-1100.

    Blessid Union of Souls, the pop, rock and soul band led by singer Eliot Sloan. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. April 15. $22 advance; $25 day of show. 570-420-2808.

    Ben Folds and a Piano, the rock and classical musician in a solo show at the Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. April 18. $49.50, $44.50, $39.50. 570-420-2808.

    Canadian Brass,award-winning Canadian brass quintet will perform chamber music. Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall at Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7:30 p.m. April 18. $20, $30. 570-674-6719.

    Froggy 101 Guitars & Stars, an evening of country music features Kane Brown, Brett Young, Dylan Scott, Trent Harmon and Ryan Follese. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. April 18. $15, $30, $40, $80. 570-826-1100.

    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.

    Open Mic Night, performances by musicians, poets, comedians and more. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. April 21 with sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. Free. 570-996-1500.

    Alan Jackson, country superstar known for hits like “Chattahoochie.” Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highland Park, Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp. 7:30 p.m. April 21. Tickets start at $52.50. 800-745-3000.

    The Outlaws with special guest Atlanta Rhythm Section, Southern rock legends will take stage at 8 p.m. April 21, at Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Tickets $29 in advance, $34 day of show and are available at Ticketmaster outlets and at Penn’s Peak box office.

    Ryan Pelton, the Elvis Presley tribute artist, actor and singer-songwriter. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 22. $27, $22. 866-605-7325.

    Who’s Next, the ultimate tribute to one of rock’s greatest bands, The Who. Who’s Next has been mesmerizing fans for over 20 years. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 22. $23. 570-325-0249.

    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.

    Some Kind of Jam 12, presented by Jibberjazz Productions takes place April 28-30 in Schuylkill Haven. The music and camping festival will showcase musical acts on four stages along with workshops and activities. Some performers include Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Black Masala, Blue Moon Soup and Malai Llama. Presale tickets are $80 and include camping. Visit jibberjazz.com for more information.

    Blues Brotherhood, a tribute to the Blues Brothers featuring Tommy “Bones” Malone, the original horn player from the smash hit movie “The Blues Brothers.” The Blues Brotherhood covers the best material from the film as well as other classic, blues, funk and soul music. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 29. $23. 570-325-0249.

    Timothy B. Schmit, former member of POCO and The Eagles, on tour in support of his latest album “Leap of Faith.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 30. $20, $25. 866-605-7325.

    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. $59.50, $69.50, $84. 50, $125. 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.

    Johnny A., brings a thoroughly unique blend of jazz, blues, rock and other musical styles to the stage, creating a pop sensibilitiy and broad appeal. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 5. $23. 570-325-0249.

    The NEPA Philharmonic, the orchestra, soloists and Festival Chorus will perform Mozart’s “Requiem” and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” in presenting their Masterworks IV: A Season’s Grand Finale performance. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 5. 570-826-11100.

    Joe Nardone’s Solid Gold Party, with oldies performers Freddie “Boom Boom” Cannon, Gary U.S. Bonds, Soul Survivors, The Marcels and The Super Girls Group. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. May 6. $49.50, $39.50, $29.50. 570-826-1100.

    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.

    An Evening with Colin and Brad, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood from the wildly popular “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” perform a live stage show. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 11. Tickets on sale Feb. 24 at Kirby Center box office, online at kirbycenter.org and by phone at 570-826-1100.

    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.

    Life of Agony, the metal/crossover band on its “A Place Where There’s No More Pain Tour.” Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. May 12. $22 advance; $25 day of show. 570-420-2808.

    Post Modern Jukebox, a genre-busting, rotating collective of performers who have built a massive following by reimagining modern pop hits with a vintage twist. The Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 8 p.m. May 13. $40, $45. 570-955-1455.

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

    Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones, an ensemble of accomplished musicians from Maine will perform a tribute to Prince. River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 N. River St., Plains Township. 9 p.m. May 13. $10. 570-822-2992.

    Angaleena Presley, the Pistol Annies member turned solo artist tours in support of her second full-length solo album, “Wrangled.” F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 18. $12, $15. 570-826-1100.

    Video Games Live, a multimedia concert experience with music from the most popular video games of all time with members of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, synchronized with video clips from the games and special effects. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 19. $79.50, $49.50, $39.50, $29.50, $19.50. 570-826-1100.

    Gordon Lightfoot, the legendary folk artist who wrote “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 19. $37, $42. 866-605-7325.

    Susquehanna Breakdown, the music festival headlined by Cabinet and featuring Greensky Bluegrass, Keller Williams and others. The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. May 19 and 20. Ticket prices vary with package. Susqehannabreakdown.com.

    Daniel O’Donnell, the Irish pop singer who has recorded 12 specials for PBS. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 20. $88, $78, $58. 570-826-1100.

    Get The Led Out, the popular Led Zeppelin tribute band will perform songs from throughout the Zeppelin catalogue. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 20. $29, $34, $39. 866-605-7325.

    Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot — The Ultimate Billy Joel Experience, performing an accurate reenactment of Billy Joel’s music with vocals and piano by Miek DelGuidice. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 2. $20, $25. 866-605-7325.

    Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, the iconic soprano and his ensemble of singers and musicians will perform songs from their famous catalogue, which includes “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “December ‘63 (Oh, What A Night).” F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. June 2. $66, $86, $122. 570-826-1100.

    NEPA Bluegrass Festival, the 10th annual music weekend with two stages (traditional and progressive), food and craft vendors, shade tents, jam tents, workshops, children’s programs, Sunday Gospel Sing & Jam and camping. Performers include the Gibson Brothers, Goldwing Express, Remington Ryde, Jim Gaudet, Danny Paisley, Mason Porter, Wilson Banjo Co., Leroy Troy, Nothin’ Fancy, US Navy Band, Little Roy and Lizzy, David Parmley and more. Lazybrook Park, Routes 6 and 92, Tunkhannock. 1 to 10 p.m. June 2; noon to 10 p.m. June 3; 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 4. $25 Friday, $30 Saturday, $20 Sunday. $55 weekend by Jan. 31; $65 by April 15. 570-721-2760 or nepabluegrass.com.

    Donovan, the iconic songwriter of hits like “Mellow Yellow” and “Hurdy Gurdy Man” will perform from his pioneering catalogue. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. June 4. $25, $35, $45. 570-826-1100.

    Billtown Blues Festival, the 28th annual event. Lycoming County Fairgrounds, 300 E. Lycoming St., Hughesville. June 10 with gates at 11 a.m. and music noon to 10 p.m. 570-584-4480.

    Bryan Adams, the multi-plantinum selling recording artist will perform new music and songs from his collection of hit. Mohegan Sun Arena at Casy Plaza, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 8 p.m. June 13. Tickest start at $19.69. 800-745-3000.

    Al Stewart, pop songwriter whose hits “Year of the Cat” and “Time Passages” sold millions of copies and were staples of FM radio in 1979. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 16. $30. 570-325-0249.

    TOTO, the band that penned such hits as “Africa” and “Rosanna” brings their jazz fusion pop-rock to Northesatern Pennsylvania. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. June 18. $39, $45, $55, $60. 570-826-1100.

    Happy Together Tour, with The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie, Chuck Negron (former lead singer of Three Dog Night), The Association, The Boxtops, The Cowsills and The Archies. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 22. $45, $40. 866-605-7325.

    Blackberry Smoke, gritty and souldful southern rock quintet touring on the success of last year’s studio album “Like An Arrow.” F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes- Barre. 8 p.m. June 23. $25, $35. 570-826-1100.

    The Airplane Family & Friends with Live Dead ‘69, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the San Francisco Sound with alumni of Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna and the Grateful Dead. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 23. $22, $27. 866-605-7325.

    Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl, top-notch musicians performing the songs of Bon Jovi, Cindi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince and more. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. $22, $27. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 31. 866-605-7325.

    Queen Extravaganza,winner of a vocal contest held by original Queen members Roger Taylor and Brian May, Marc Martel leads a queen tribute ensemble that has appeared on “American Idol” and become renowned world wide. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. July 1. Tickets purchased for the cancelled God Save the Queen Show are valid at The Queen Extravaganza. $25, $35, $45, $73. 570-826-1100.

    Camp Bisco, the three-day music festival headlined by the Disco Biscuits and featuring Sphongle, Bassnectar, Lotus and others. The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. July 13 through 16. Ticket prices vary with package. Campbisco.com.

    Phil Vassar, singer/songwriter with Top 5 hits including “Carlene” and “American Child”, will perform at 8 p.m. July 14, at Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Tickets $22, $27 and available at Ticketmaster outlets or at Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant. No phone sales.

    Great White, the energetic classic-rock veterans. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. July 15. $23 advance, $28 day of show. 866-605-7325.

    Josh Turner, the multi-platinum Nashville recording artist. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. July 29. $42, $37. 866-605-7325.

    Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank, Dweezil Zappa, son of legendary composer and guitarist Frank Zappa, will play his father’s music. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Aug. 3. $22.50, $32.50, $42.50, $68.50. 570-826-1100.

    Santana, the 10-time Grammy Award-winning guitarist and his band will perform passion-filled songs from their 40 year career. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, N.Y. 8 p.m. Aug. 5. $37. 50 to $136.50. 1-866-781-2922.

    Peach Music Festival, the four day music festival will be headlined by My Morning Jacket and Widespread Panic and will feature a multitude of other acts. The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Aug. 10 through 14. Ticket prices vary with package. Thepeachmusicfestival.com.

    The Beach Boys, led by Mike Love, the Beach Boys will perform their iconic American pop-rock hits. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Aug. 18. $47, $52. 866-605-7325.

    Don McLean, enduring American songwriter best known for his classic hits “American Pie” and “Vincent (Starry Starry Night).” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Aug. 25. $25, $30. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 31. 866-605-7325.

    Montgomery Gentry, the hard driving country duo known for hits like “Something to Be Proud Of” and “Roll With Me.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe, 8 p.m. Sept. 15. $40, $45. 866-605-7325.

    The Charlie Daniels Band, gospel and southern rock legend known for the song “Devil Went Down to Georgia.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe, 8 p.m. Sept. 22. $40, $45. 866-605-7325.

    Jim Breuer, the comedian of Saturday Night Live and “Half Baked” fame. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Sept. 29. $25, $30. 866-605-7325.

    Gene Watson, the country veteran who has thrilled listeners for more than 50 years with hits like “Farewell Party” and “Fourteen Carat Mind.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 17. $17, $22. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 31. 866-605-7325.

    The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic will perform the songs of Billy Joel and Elton John in the Keystone Grand Ballroom at Mohegan Sun Pocono April 1.
    http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_Philharmonic-CMYK.jpgThe Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic will perform the songs of Billy Joel and Elton John in the Keystone Grand Ballroom at Mohegan Sun Pocono April 1.