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First Posted: 8/21/2014

THIS WEEK: Aug. 27 to Sept. 2, 2014

Motley Crue, the metal glam rockers with shock-rock performer Alice Cooper. Great Allentown Fair, 1850 Liberty St. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27. $90, $75, $45. 610-433-7541 or allentownfairpa.org.

Christian Music Concert, with Ben Horrevent and Kendall Mosley. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden St., Scranton. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. Free. 570-899-2264.

Lady Antebellum, the seven-time Grammy Award-winning country trio with special guest baritone country singer Joe Nichols. Great Allentown Fair, 1850 Liberty St. 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. $75, $59, $39. 610-433-7541 or allentownfairpa.org.

Party on the Patio: Beatlemania Now, the Beatles tribute band. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. Free. 570-831-2100.

Music of Spain, Mexico and South America, by noted violinist Christopher Collins Lee, concertmaster of the Merida Symphony in Mexico. Presented by the Carter Chamber Music Series at the Fine and Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg University. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. $25; $10 students. 570-422-3483.

Girls, Guns and Glory, Boston’s rising roots-country band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. $10. 570-325-0249.

Cornstock Folk Festival, three days of music including swing, Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, Appalachian, folk, reggae and Americana acoustic rock. Performers include Pappy and Friends with members of Cabinet, RUNA, Cricket Tell the Weather, the Hillbilly Gypsies, Garcia Grass, MiZ, Tim McGurl, the Bog Swing Group, Free Music Orchestra, Dan Johnson, Colebrook Road, Julie and Kris Kehr, Polina and the Pyramids, Sassafras, the Griggs Family Band and the Highgrass Ramblers. Also: a Kids Tent, crafts, games, wine tasting, singer-songwriter showcase and vendors. Lazy Brook Park, 55 Overlook Road, Tunkhannock. Friday, Aug. 29 to Sunday, Aug. 31 with gates open at 9 a.m. $45 advance; $55 at the gate. 570-250-7464 or cornstockfestival.com.

Tim McGraw, the country superstar returns to the Great Allentown Fair, 1850 Liberty St. 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. $78, $58. 610-433-7541 or allentownfairpa.org.

Doc Gibbs with DeeDee Lavell, gospel, blues, funk and jazz. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. $18. 570-325-0249.

Comedy Night, with headliner Sean Donnelly and host Mike Finoia. Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. $20. 570-588-8077.

Hunter Hayes, the young country singer and multi-instrumentalist along with “The Voice” finalists the Swon Brothers. Great Allentown Fair, 1850 Liberty St. 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. $59 (pit area), $49, $29. 610-433-7541 or allentownfairpa.org.

Parmalee, the country music quartet with opener Clare Dunn. Wyoming County Fair, Route 6, Meshoppen. 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. $16.50, $11.50. Tickets available at wyomingcountyfair.com.

Coal-Mining History Through Song, with singer and multi-instrumentalist Jay Smar. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. 570-696-9105.

David Wax Museum, the “hot and spicy” Mexican-Americana band. Harmony Presents, Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. $16 advance; $20 at the door. 570-588-8077.

Simone Felice Trio, the folk and gospel singer, formerly of the Felice Brothers Band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. $20. 570-325-0249.

Doug Smith’s Dixieland All-Stars, an outdoor concert at Nay Aug Park, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. Free. 570-343-7271.

The Swon Brothers, the country music duo with opener Clark Manson. Wyoming County Fair, Route 6, Meshoppen. 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. $16.50, $11.50. Tickets available at wyomingcountyfair.com.

NEPA Labor Day Festival, with entertainment by reggae artist George Wesley, jazz group East End Vipers, Ron Coleman & the Star 5 Band and magician Pat Ward along with skits by the Patchtown Players and the Renaissance Faire Players. Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1. 570-574-7253.

The Campo Doro Vocal Institute, a concert by students at the vocal-training camp. The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1. $20. 570-253-2020.

Labor Day Celebration, with an 80s hair-band tribute by Bad Hair Day followed by a fireworks extravaganza. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. Monday, Sept. 1 with concert at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Free. 888-946-4672.

FUTURE

Breakfree, the Christian-music band in a back-to-school lawn party. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden St., Scranton. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4. 570-342-8263.

Celebration of the Arts, the 37th annual Jazz and Arts Festival in downtown Delaware Water Gap with dance, art, food and more than 15 performances by 75 artists including Phil Woods & the COTA Festival Orchestra, Nancy and Spencer Reed, the Evan Gregor and Matt Vashlishan Quartet, Najwa Parkins and the After Hours Trio, Bob Dorough and Friends, Expansions: The David Liebman Group, Nellie McKay and more. Also: a Sunday Jazz Mass and the Music Motif Art Show. Kicks off 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 with events at the Dutot Museum on Main Street and the Presbyterian Church of the Mountain on Church Lane. Continues noon to 9 p.m. at the outdoor Main Stage Saturday, Sept. 6 and Sunday, Sept. 7. $28 one day; $40 two days. 973-769-9246 or cotajazz.org.

The Poets, the eighth annual Funfest Kickoff Concert with the oldies and pop-music group. J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. 570-455-1509.

Winger, the hard-rock band with multi-platinum rock group FireHouse. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. $24 advance; $29 day of show. 866-605-7325.

John Denver Tribute with Ted Vigil. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. $25. 570-325-0249.

Scott Michael Bennett, the inspirational recording artist from Michigan. 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at Wyoming Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church, 17 Martin St., Hudson. Free. 570-852-3942. Also 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Free. 570-899-2264.

A Simon & Garfunkel Retrospective, by Lehigh Valley duo AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m Saturday, Sept. 6. $25. 570-325-0249.

David Griffin, the Christian-music artist from Jim Thorpe. Agape Christian Coffee House, Plains United Methodist Church, 133 N. Main St. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. 570-371-6363.

Tom Hamilton & Friends, an outdoor jazz concert at Nay Aug Park, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7. Free. 570-343-7271.

Step by Step, contemporary Christian music. Shavertown United Methodist Church, 163 N. Pioneer Ave. 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8. Free. 570-675-3616.

Billy Cobham Spectrum 40 Band, the jazz-fusion drummer and his all-star cast of players. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10. $35. 570-325-0249.

Willie Nelson & Family, the legendary country music singer and songwriter touring in support of his 69th album “Band of Brothers.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11. $97 limited pit; $67, $57, $47. 570-826-1100.

Solas, the quintessential traditional Irish-American band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11. $25. 570-325-0249.

Broken Road, the country-music duo. The Truth Christian Coffee House, New Life Community Church, 570 S. Main Road, Mountain Top. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. Free. 570-301-7081.

Cast of Beatlemania, a re-creation of the sights and sounds of The Beatles. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 13 with different shows each night. $22 Friday; $25 Saturday. 570-325-0249.

Gary Belles, the Christian-music recording artist. My Cup Runneth Over Christian Coffee House, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 190 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. 570-824-2991.

Big Apple Jazz, a fundraiser for the Back Mountain Chamber with New York City jazz musicians in a tribute to trumpeter Bobby Baird along with a New York street-style menu and signature drinks. Huntsville Golf Club, 1334 Market St., Dallas. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. 570-407-8870.

Comedy Variety Series, with cabaret-style entertainment by regional standup comics. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Saturday, Sept. 13 with cocktails at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. $16. 570-344-1111.

Lisa Lampanelli, an evening of racy comedy. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. Saturday, Sept. 13 with doors at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. $65, $50. 877-682-4791.

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, the mandolinist and his bluegrass/newgrass group including Mike Munford, 2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year. The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. $15 advance; $20 at the door. 570-253-2020.

Ana Popovic, the award-winning guitarist performing electric funk, jazzy instrumentals and blues vocals. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. $22 advance; $27 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Concert in the Park, with the Jim Buckley Jazztet. Nay Aug Park, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. 570-344-5656.

An Evening with Erica Kiesewetter and Jon Nakamatsu, a chamber concert with the violinist and pianist from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Sordoni Theater, WVIA Studios, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. Wednesday, Sept. 17 with light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and music at 7 p.m. $30. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.

Wailin’ Jennys, the Canadian harmony trio. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. $30. 570-325-0249.

Mustard’s Retreat, the Michigan folk duo performing traditional and contemporary songs along with storytelling. The Bookhouse, Eastern Monroe Public Library, 1002 N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19. 570-421-0800.

Bratislava Boys Choir, the acclaimed group from Slovakia in two concerts honoring the 150th anniversary of the birth of Father Jozef Murgas “Radio’s Forgotten Genius.” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre; and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at St. Peter’s Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. Free admission but a donation of $15 is suggested. 570-287-6554.

Lily Allen, the British pop music singer and songwriter. Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th St., Philadelphia. 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19. $25. 215-627-1332.

An Evening of Tchaikovsky, the 2014-15 season opener of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with performances of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony and Piano Concerto No. 1 (performed by guest pianist Jon Nakamatsu). F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Friday, Sept. 19 with a free pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m. and concert at 8 p.m. $37.60 to $63. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.

Broken Road, the Christian-music duo with singer-songwriter Mike Lewis. Amazing Taste, How Sweet the Grounds Christian Coffee House, Centenary United Methodist Church, 24 N. Main St., Ashley. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. 570-899-8073.

The truTV Impractical Jokers, comedy and hilarious videos by the foursome of Brian “Q” Quinn, Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto and James Murray, who challenge each other to outrageous dares and stunts as presented on their truTV show. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Age 18 and older. $125 (VIP and meet and greet); $49.50. 570-826-1100.

Recital with guest soprano Rebecca Turner and faculty pianist Rick Hoffenberg. Marian Chapel, Swartz Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Free. 570-348-6211.

Wishbone Ash, the veteran progressive-rock act. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. $25. 570-325-0249.

Sunday Music Series, with saxophonist Neil Wetzel performing jazz, polkas, hymns and old-time cowboy music. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. $25. 570-344-1111.

Open Electric Jam, led by the group Right Side Up! Bring your instruments, voice and talent. The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24. Donation. 570-253-2020.

Upper Choir, a concert by the ensemble from Liebigschule, Germany. Marian Chapel, Swartz Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. Free. 570-348-6211.

William Doney, the Christian-music recording artist. Voice of Hope Christian Coffee House, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 231 E. State St., Nanticoke. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. Free. Broadcast live on WVHO-FM (94.5). 570-735-1760.

Sam Bush, the mandolinist and his quintet expanding the horizons of bluegrass with jazz, rock, blues and funk. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. $35. 570-325-0249.

Uriah Heep, the British hard rock group touring in support of its 24th studio album “Outsider.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. 866-605-7325.

Sue Yurkanin, the singer-songwriter in a Christian coffeehouse concert. The Main Bean Cafe, 161 Main St., Luzerne. 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Free. 570-899-2264.

Mark Doyle and the Maniacs, the blues-rock band with Pete McMahon on harmonica and vocals. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. $15. 570-325-0249.

Leftover Salmon, the genre-blending band from Colorado offering bluegrass, rock, country and Cajun. With Little Feat keyboardist Billy Payne. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. $32. 570-325-0249.

Tribute to Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, the songs and comedy of the famed duo as portrayed by Tom Stevens and Tony Lewis. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. $28.50, $23.50. 570-344-1111.

WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES

Vocal Master Class, with soprano Rebecca Turner. Marian Chapel, Swartz Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19. Free. 570-348-6211.