Concert Listings: Feb. 3 to 9, 2016

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Singer-songwriter Cassandra Hart will visit the Hilltop Christian Coffee House at the Plains United Methodist Church for a concert on Feb. 6.
Eric Mintel’s jazz quartet will present an evening of TV theme songs Feb. 6 at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe.
The Empty Pockets will perform their handcrafted rock and roll at the next Live Homegrown Music Concert Feb. 8 at the WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston. Reserve your free seats by calling 570-655-2808.

CONCERTS AT A GLANCE

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

Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with the Mambo Kings, Feb. 13

Rhett Miller, Feb. 20

Third Day, Feb. 28

Los Lobos with Ballet Folklorico Mexicano, March 4

Rhythm in the Night Irish Dance Spectacular, March 13

Million Dollar Quartet, March 18

truTV’s Impractical Jokers, March 26

Straight No Chaser, April 3

Red Green, April 4

Adam Ferrara, April 9

Brit Floyd, April 10

Dancing in the Streets: Motown’s Greatest Hits, April 13

Joe Nardone Presents: The Best of Doo Wop & Rock, May 7

Alice Cooper, May 13

Joe Bonamassa, May 19

Jesse Terry, May 27

God Save the Queen, Sept. 24

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

Blake Shelton, March 18

Gabriel Iglesias, April 22

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

O.A.R., Feb. 5

Umphrey’s McGee, Feb. 11

The Avalons, Feb. 13

Ana Popovic, Feb. 20

Melvin Seals & JGB, Feb. 27

Warren Haynes and the Ashes & Dust Band, March 3

Bruce in the USA, March 5

Pink Floyd Experience, March 11

Lotus Land, March 12

Ryan Pelton, March 19

Ronnie Spector Sings the Fabulous Ronettes, April 8

Paul Revere’s Raiders, April 15

Buddy Guy and Jimmy Vaughan, April 16

Robin Trower, April 22

Randy Bachman, April 23

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, May 20

Average White Band, June 17

Happy Together Tour, June 23

Hotel California, June 25

Mark Farner, July 9

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

Eric Mintel Quartet Does TV, Feb. 6

Tusk: The Fleetwood Mac Tribute, Feb. 12 and 13

Poppa Chubby, Feb. 20

Ten: The Tribute to Pearl Jam, Feb. 26

The Cream of Clapton, Feb. 27

Jorma Kaukonen, March 4

Kashmir: Led Zeppelin Tribute, March 5

Jane Lee Hooker, March 11

Tartan Terrors, March 12

Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown, March 18

Cornmeal, March 19

Reverend Jefferson, March 26

Cash Is King, April 2

Enter the Haggis, April 9

Heather Masse, April 10

John Nemeth Band, April 15

David Lindley, April 16

Adam Ezra Group, April 22

The Sons & Heirs, April 23

Eaglemania, May 13

Glimmer Twins, May 14

Hackensaw Boys, June 18

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

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

Todd Rundgren, Feb. 4

LMAO Celebrity Comedy, Feb. 5

Billy Gibbons and the BFG’s, Feb. 6

Sherman Winter Jam, Feb. 20

Eli Young Band, March 3

Pink Floyd Laser Light Spectacular, March 5

Mayday Parade and The Maine, March 17

Phil Vassar, March 18

Wobblesauce, March 19

The Wonder Years, April 1

Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime, April 2

Ghost, April 14

The Garcia Project, April 16

Gordon Lightfoot, April 22

USAF Heritage of America Band, May 5

Blue October, May 14

28th Infantry Division Band, July 1

Blackmore’s Night, Aug. 19

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

Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra, May 21

Journey and the Doobie Brothers, June 24

Heart, Joan Jett and Cheap Trick, July 30

Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration, Aug. 6

THIS WEEK: Feb. 3 to 9, 2016

In Recital: An Evening in Vienna, compositions either composed in Vienna or having a specific relationship to Vienna performed by pianist Donald R. Boomgaarden. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Free. 570-941-7624.

An Evening with Todd Rundgren, the rock musician and record producer known for his cutting-edge recording technologies. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Feb. 4. $52, $45, $38. 570-420-2808.

Bash in Breakers, with The Who tribute band Who’s Next, along with drink specials. Breakers Bar, Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 8 p.m. Feb. 4. No cover charge; age 21 and older. 570-831-2100.

Indigo Moon Brass Band, the six-member ensemble inspired by the music of New Orleans. A Winter Warmer Concert at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Feb. 5. $18. 570-825-6653.

Baba Keino and the African-American Ancestral Drumming Society, world music, jazz, spirituals and African-influenced beats along with a discussion on the history of black culture and musical instruments. The Bookhouse, Eastern Monroe Public Library, 1002 N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg. 7 p.m. Feb. 5. Free but donations accepted. 570-421-0800.

O.A.R., the rock band touring in support of its latest release “The Rockville LP.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 5. 866-605-7325.

Polish Baltic National Philharmonic, works by Chopin and Beethoven (including his Fifth Symphony). Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. Feb. 5. $32, $16. 570-389-4409.

LMAO Hip-Hop and Soul Concert, with R&B singer Amina Buddafly, New York King of Comedy Gerald Kelly, Maxx and Stax, the Full Force Brothers and LG. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Feb. 5. $35, $30, $25. 570-420-2808.

Cassandra Hart, the singer-songwriter from North Wales. Hilltop Christian Coffee House, Plains United Methodist Church, 133 N. Main St. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 6. 570-899-2264.

The Eric Mintel Quartet Does TV, a special show with the jazz foursome focusing on television theme songs. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 6. $18. 570-325-0249.

Billy Gibbons and the BFGs, a solo tour by the ZZ Top blues-rock guitarist. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Feb. 6. $55, $45, $35. 570-420-2808.

Homegrown Music Concert, with the Empty Pockets performing Americana rock “with a smack of Texas saloon and a taste of Motown soul.” WVIA Public Media Studios, 100 WVIA Way, off Old Boston Road, Pittston. 8 p.m. Feb. 8. Free but reservations required. 570-655-2808 or online at wvia.org/reservations.

FUTURE

Umphrey’s McGee, the veteran progressive-rock band playing hits from its two-decade career. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11. 866-605-7325.

Bash in Breakers, with Billy Joel tribute band 52nd Street along with drink specials. Breakers Bar, Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 8 p.m. Feb. 11. No cover charge; age 21 and older. 570-831-2100.

Performance Music, a recital with David Ball on pipe organ and Trevor Nuckols on French horn. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12. Free. 570-941-7624.

Music from Latin America, a pops concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with special guests The Mambo Kings. 8 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton.; and 8 p.m. Feb. 13 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 570-270-4444.

Tusk, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 12 and 13. $26. 570-325-0249.

Gin Blossoms, the Arizona rock band and nineties hitmakers. Mount Airy Casino and Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Feb. 13. $65, $55. 877-682-4791.

Dancin’ and Desserts with The Avalons, an evening of dancing to the doo wop quartet along with complimentary desserts. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 13. 866-605-7325.

Simply Grand Concert, romantic works by Schubert, Brahms and Chopin performed by pianist Donald Boomgaarden. WVIA Public Media Studios, 100 WVIA Way, off Old Boston Road, Pittston. 3 p.m. Feb. 14. Free but reservations required. 570-655-2808 or online at wvia.org/reservations.

A Broadway Valentine, love songs from Broadway and the American Songbook, performed by the Symphonic Chorus and soloists of the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania. Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 4 p.m. Feb. 14. $15, $13 seniors, $5 students. 570-343-6707.

Student Recital, with selections from the classical repertoire performed by student vocalists and instrumentalists. Kirby Center for Creative Arts, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Wyoming Seminary, Kingston. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Free. 570-270-2192.

Bash in Breakers, with Def Leppard tribute band Adrenalize along with drink specials. Breakers Bar, Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 8 p.m. Feb. 18. No cover charge; age 21 and older. 570-831-2100.

Destination Blues Festival, with live music at a dozen venues in Berwick, Bloomsburg and Danville with buses circulated to all venues on Feb. 19. Also: an all-day concert with two stages of music including Samantha Fish, Harper, the Cedric Burnside Project, Bobby Kyle Band, Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats, Vanessa Collier, Gabe Stillman and the Sweeney Blues Revue at the Caldwell Consistory, 150 Market St., Bloomsburg on Feb. 20; and gospel blues with Alexis P. Suter and the Ministers of Sound at Wesley United Methodist Church, 130 W. Third St., Bloomsburg, on Feb. 21. Details at 570-317-2596 or destinationblues.org.

Talent Show, with performances by area students in grades 7 to 12. Also: a bake sale and raffle rpizes. Wyoming Area Secondary Center, 20 Memorial St., Exeter. 6 p.m. Feb. 20. $5 benefits the Wyoming Valley Relay for Life and Early Childhood Education. 570-655-2836.

Jazz Concert, presented by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District Jazz Festival with more than 150 high school jazz musicians. Kirby Center for Creative Arts, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Wyoming Seminary, Kingston. 7 p.m. Feb. 20. Free. 570-270-2192.

The Clothesline Muse, with jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon and company in a multi-disciplinary work using dance, music, spoken word and video to examine the role of the clothesline in shaping American culture and traditions. Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20. $25, $12 children. 570-389-4409.

Sherman Winter Jam, with bands Flux Capacitor, Teddy Midnight, Appalachian Gypsy Tribe and Schmidtwood Moose. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20. $12 advance; $15 day of show. 570-420-2808.

Rhett Miller: Live from the Chandelier Lobby, the front man and main songwriter of the rock quartet Old 97’s. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Feb. 20. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 570-826-1100.

Ana Popovic, the award-winning singer performing electric funk and slide guitar, jazzy instrumentals and blues. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 20. 866-605-7325.

Popa Chubby, the rocking guitar master. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 20. $23. 570-325-0249.

Bash in Breakers, with AC/DC tribute band Halfway to Hell along with drink specials. Breakers Bar, Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 8 p.m. Feb. 25. No cover charge; age 21 and older. 570-831-2100.

Ten Band, a Pearl Jam tribute group. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 26. $18. 570-325-0249.

Performance Music, with the University of Scranton Jazz Band. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27. Free. 570-941-7624.

Melvin Seals and JGB, the Hammond B-3 organ player formerly of the Jerry Garcia Band performing a mix of blues, funk, rock and jazz. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 27. 866-605-7325.

“The Reverend” Bob Levy, the stand-up comedian and radio personality. Mount Airy Casino and Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Feb. 27. $20, $15. 877-682-4791.

Craig Thatcher’s Tribute to Cream, with the Lehigh Valley rocker performing hits like “Sunshine of Your Love” and “White Room.” Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 27. $23. 570-325-0249.

Sunday at the Circle, a concert by the Mount Zion Baptist Church Choir. Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 4 p.m. Feb. 28. Free. 570-288-1020.

Third Day: An Evening of Worship, with the Christian rock and worship band on its “Lead Us Back” tour. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. Feb. 28. $41, $28, $23. 570-826-1100.

From the Fjords: Music of Scandinavia, performed by concertmaster Erica Kiesewetter and pianist Fei-Fei Dong of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Sordoni High-Definition Theater, WVIA Studios, 100 WVIA Way, off Old Boston Road, Pittston. March 3 with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and performance at 7 p.m. 570-270-4444.

Warren Haynes and the Ashes & Dust Band, the Grammy Award-winning guitarist and former member of the Allman Brothers Band and Gov’t Mule. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 3. 866-605-7325.

Bash in Breakers, with Green River paying tribute to the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival, along with drink specials. Breakers Bar, Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 8 p.m. March 3. No cover charge; age 21 and older. 570-831-2100.

Eli Young Band, the platinum-selling country band (“Crazy Girl”). Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. March 3. $20 advance; $23 day of show. 570-420-2808.

Los Lobos with Ballet Folklorico Mexicano, the multi-Grammy Award-winning Chicano rock band joined by the dance troupe reflecting the traditional costumes and culture of Mexico. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. March 4. $48, $38, $28. 570-826-1100.

Jorma Kaukonen, performing roots music, blues and Americana. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 4. $32. 570-325-0249.

Land of the Midnight Sun, a concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic celebrating Scandinavian composers including Carl Neilson, Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius. Kirby Center for the Creative Arts, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Wyoming Seminary, Kingston. 8 p.m. March 5. 570-270-4444.

Bruce in the USA, a band paying tribute to the music of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 5. 866-605-7325.

Kashmir, a Led Zeppelin tribute band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 5. $23. 570-325-0249.

Paramount’s LaserSpectacular, a multimedia laser and light show featuring the music of Pink Floyd. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. March 5. $25, $15. 570-420-2808.

Performance Music, a general recital by student musicians. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, Scranton. 7:30 p.m. March 9. Free. 570-941-7624.

Bash in Breakers, with Pat Benatar tribute band Little Paradise along with drink specials. Breakers Bar, Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 8 p.m. March 10. No cover charge; age 21 and older. 570-831-2100.

The Pink Floyd Experience, a tribute band utilizing interpretive videos, plane crashes, the flying pig and Bulb Man. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 11. 866-605-7325.

Jane Lee Hooker, a female blues-rock quintet from New York City with double lead guitars, a heavy rhythm section and soulful vocals. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 11. $18. 570-325-0249.

Unforgettable Fire, the U2 tribute band. Mount Airy Casino and Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. March 12. $15. 877-682-4791.

Lotus Land: The American Rush Tribute, the winners of RushCon 2012 and 2014 celebrating the music of the Canadian rock band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 12. 866-605-7325.

Tartan Terrors, the Celtic band combining music, comedy and dance. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 12. $30. 570-325-0249.

Sunday at the Circle, an evening of Cole Porter and Scott Joplin with Broadway Showtime & Company. Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 4 p.m. March 13. Free. 570-288-1020.

Gene Yevich Memorial Concert, the eighth annual event with the Joseph Boga Octet. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, Scranton. 7:30 p.m. March 13. Free. 570-941-7624.

Phil Vassar, the award-winning country singer-songwriter. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. March 16. 570-420-2808.

Mayday Parade and The Maine, with opening band Better Off. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7 p.m. March 17. $20 advance; $23 day of show. 570-420-2808.

Blake Shelton, the reigning five-time Country Music Association Male Vocalist of the Year and coach of NBC’s show “The Voice.” Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7:30 p.m. March 18. SOLD OUT. 800-745-3000.

Savoy Brown, the British blues-rock band with Kim Simmonds celebrating 50 continuous years of music. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 18. $27. 570-325-0249.

Beginnings, performing the classic hits of progressive-rock group Chicago. Mount Airy Casino and Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. March 19. $15. Age 21 and older. 877-682-4791.

Cornmeal, the Chicago-based jamband heavily influenced by American bluegrass and roots music. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 19. $18. 570-325-0249.

Ryan Pelton, the international, award-winning Elvis tribute artist, actor and singer-songwriter. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 19. 866-605-7325.

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, the Jersey Shore rock band. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. March 19. $39, $32. 570-344-1111.

truTV’s Impractical Jokers, a return performance by the Tenderloins Comedy Troupe, stars of the truTV comedy show. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 and 10 p.m. March 26. $250 (Meet and Greet package), $150 (tour merchandise package), $49.50. 570-826-1100.

Reverend Jefferson, a Jefferson Airplane tribute band performing two of the band’s landmark live albums “Bless Its Pointed Little Head” and “Thirty Seconds over Winterland.” Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 26. $20. 570-325-0249.

Borealis Wind Quintet, the preeminent chamber-music ensembleperforming on flute, horn, clarinet, oboe and bassoon. Hazleton Area High School, 1061 W. 23rd St. 7:30 p.m. March 30. $30, $10 students. 570-788-4864.

The Wonder Years, the alternative rock/pop-punk outfit originally from Lansdale. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7 p.m. April 1. 570-420-2808.

Performance Music, a joint concert by the Manhattan School of Music Brass Orchestra and the University of Scranton Singers. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, Scranton. 7:30 p.m. April 2. Free. 570-941-7624.

Gilbert Gottfried, the politically incorrect comic, film and TV star. Mount Airy Casino and Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. April 2. $40, $30. 877-682-4791.

Straight No Chaser, the return of the male a cappella singing group performing an eclectic variety of songs from different musical eras. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. April 3. $50.50, $42.50, $32.50. 570-826-1100.

Red Green: I’m Not Old, I’m Ripe, the humorist and TV “handyman” personality, who believes that “anything is possible if you use duct tape.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. April 4. $53. 570-826-1100.

Ronnie Spector & the Ronettes, the ultimate girl group and members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 8. 866-605-7325.

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. April 9. $20.50 advance; $25 day of show. 570-826-1100.

Performance Music, a recital by violinist Kako Miura. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, Scranton. 7:30 p.m. April 9. Free. 570-941-7624.

Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic on Location, a 75-minute, intermission-free concert spotlighting organist Mark Laubach performing Saint-Saens “Organ Symphony” along with other works for organ. 7 p.m. April 9 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre; and 3 p.m. April 10 at Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden St., Scranton. $35. 570-270-4444.

Heather Masse, folk, pop and blues by the member of the folk super group The Wailin’ Jennys. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 7 p.m. April 10. $18. 570-325-0249.

Brit Floyd, billed as “The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show” with a new million-dollar light show and state-of-the-art video designs. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. April 10. $55.50, $45.50, $35.50. 570-826-1100.

Dancing in the Streets: Motown’s Greatest Hits, a celebration of the music of the Four Tops, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, the Supremes, Smokey Robin & the Miracles and more. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. April 13. $50.50, $45.50, $40.50. 570-826-1100.

Ghost, the Swedish theatrical hard-rock band. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. April 14. $25 advance, $28 day of show. 570-420-2808.

The Raiders, playing the 1960s hits of rock band Paul Revere and the Raiders. With original members Doug Heath, Ron Foos and Danny Krause along with Jamie Revere (Paul’s son), Darren Dowler (formerly of the Lettermen) and Tommy Scheckel of the Buckinghams. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 15. 866-605-7325.

Performance Music, a concert by the University of Scranton String Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, Scranton. 7:30 p.m. April 16. Free. 570-941-7624.

Buddy Guy, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and winner of six Grammy Awards and 34 Blues Music Awards. With Jimmie Vaughan & the Tilt-A-Whirl Orchestra. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 16. 866-605-7325.

Belinda Carlisle, the former singer with the Go-Go’s. Mount Airy Casino and Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. April 16. $65, $55. 877-682-4791.

Open Mic Night, with musicians, poets, comedians and performers of all types and ages. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. April 22 with signups at 6:30 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. Free. 570-996-1500.

Gabriel Iglesias, storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects by the standup comedian and actor on his “The Fluffy Breaks Even!” tour. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7:30 p.m. April 22. 800-745-3000.

Gordon Lightfoot, the veteran singer-songwriter performing hits and telling stories and personal anecdotes from his 50-year career. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. April 22. 570-420-2808.

Robin Trower, the blues rocker and former member of Procol Harum performing with Richard Watts on bass and vocals and Chris Taggart on drums. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 22. 866-605-7325.

World Premiere Composition Series Concert, the premier performance of two new works by composer/conductor Nate Sparks performed by the University of Scranton Concert Band and Concert Choir. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, Scranton. 7:30 p.m. April 23. Free. 570-941-7624.

Randy Bachman: Every Song Tells a Story, the “Architect of Canadian Rock and Roll” performing hits by his former bands, the Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive along with masterful storytelling. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 23. 866-605-7325.

The Three Welsh Tenors, presented by the Cambrian Society of Plymouth and the Saint David’s Society of Lackawanna County. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 7:30 p.m. April 27. 570-344-1111.

Allison Miller, the New York City-based percussionist and singer with her group Boom Tic Boom. Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University. 7:30 p.m. April 27. $20, $10 children. 570-389-4409.

Jukebox Junction, a big band musical revue through four decades of popular music by the Glenn Miller Orchestra with the Diamonds. Hazleton Area High School, 1061 W. 23rd St. 7:30 p.m. April 28. $30, $10 students. 570-788-4864.

Richard Marx, the contemporary and pop-rock singer and songwriter. Mount Airy Casino and Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. April 30. $65, $55. 877-682-4791.

The U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band, a free event with more than 40 professional airman-musicians performing orchestral classics, marches, Broadway hits, jazz standards and patriotic favorites. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. May 5. 570-420-2808.

An Evening of Opera Overtures and Arias, the season finale of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic concerts with opera pieces by Verdi, Puccini, Saint-Saens and Mascagni. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. May 6. 570-270-4444.

Performance Music, a concert by the University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble with guest soloist Eddie Barbash. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, Scranton. 7:30 p.m. May 7. Free. 570-941-7624.

Charansalsa, the Latin music and salsa group with Cuban and jazz influences. Mount Airy Casino and Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. May 7. $15. 877-682-4791.

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.

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.

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

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 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. 866-605-7325.

Live from the Chandelier Lobby: Jesse Terry, 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.

Sunday at the Circle, a concert by jazz pianist Wayne Smith. Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 4 p.m. May 29. Free. 570-288-1020.

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. 866-605-7325.

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. 866-605-7325.

Hotel California, a salute to the Eagles. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 25. 866-605-7325.

The 29th 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.

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, the Cedric Burnside Project, Nikki Hill , L.C. Ulmer & Jimmy “Duck” Holmes and Victor Wainwright & the Wildroots along with a Sunday gospel blues session with Alexis P. Suter and the Ministers of Sound. Briggs Farm, 88 Old Berwick Highway, Nescopeck. July 8 to 10. 570-379-3342 or briggsfarm.com.

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. 866-605-7325.

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. 570-420-2808.

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.

Singer-songwriter Cassandra Hart will visit the Hilltop Christian Coffee House at the Plains United Methodist Church for a concert on Feb. 6.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_2.5-concerts-Cassandra-Hart.jpgSinger-songwriter Cassandra Hart will visit the Hilltop Christian Coffee House at the Plains United Methodist Church for a concert on Feb. 6.

Eric Mintel’s jazz quartet will present an evening of TV theme songs Feb. 6 at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_2.5-concerts-Eric-Mintel.jpgEric Mintel’s jazz quartet will present an evening of TV theme songs Feb. 6 at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe.

The Empty Pockets will perform their handcrafted rock and roll at the next Live Homegrown Music Concert Feb. 8 at the WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston. Reserve your free seats by calling 570-655-2808.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_2.5-concerts-WVIA_Homegrown-EmptyPockets.jpgThe Empty Pockets will perform their handcrafted rock and roll at the next Live Homegrown Music Concert Feb. 8 at the WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston. Reserve your free seats by calling 570-655-2808.
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