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First Posted: 9/6/2014

THIS WEEK: Sept. 10 to 16, 2014

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.” Included: Willie’s son Lukas Nelson and his band Promise of the Real. 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.

Comedy Night, with Comedy Central star Nick Vatterott along with Mara Marek and Andrew Collin. Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. $16 advance; $20 at the door. 570-588-8077.

Comedy Fest, a night of standup with a slate of comedians including Ladies of Laughter winner Chris Rich. Balzano’s Italian Kitchen, 208 East St., Bloomsburg. 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. $15. Age 21 and older. Reservations: 570-317-2704.

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 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. 570-407-8870.

Comedy Variety Series, with cabaret-style entertainment by regional standup comics including headliner Joe Ohrin, opener Brad Todd, emcee Jeannine Luby and musical guests East Coast Trio. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Saturday, Sept. 13 with cocktails at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. $16. Mature audiences only. 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.

Boxcar Lilies, the harmony trio accompanied by clawhammer banjo, ukulele, bass and washboard. Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. $16 advance; $20 at the door. 570-588-8077.

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.

I Slept My Way to the Top … Twice, a standup comedy show with Ike Avelli along with Miz Cracker and special guest Amber Ferrari. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. $20. 570-420-2808.

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.

Tauk, the instrumental rock-fusion band in a live Homegrown Music Concert. Sordoni High-Definition Theater, WVIA Studios, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15. Free but reservations required. 570-655-2808.

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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.

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.

Wishbone Ash, the progressive rock band on its “Blue Horizons Tour.” Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19. $25. 570-325-0249.

Concert at the Barn, with singer-songwriter Dani Moz, a finalist on NBC’s show “The Voice.” The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Free. 570-696-2881.

Kendall Mosley, the local Christian singer. 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.

Consumed, the Bloomsburg Christian duo. First United Methodist Church, Route 11 and East Butler Street, Shickshinny. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. 570-899-2264.

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.

The New York Trumpet Ensemble, directed by Mark Gould. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Free. 570-941-7624.

Keller Williams, the “one-man band” who uses looping effects to layer sound atop sound from multiple instruments creating music ranging from bluegrass to rock to jazz. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. $20 advance; $22 day of show. 570-420-2808.

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.

An Evening with the Robertsons. Meet Willie and Korie Robertson, stars of the A&E reality show “Duck Dynasty.” Bloomsburg Fair, 630 W. Third St. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. $43, $38. 570-387-4145.

Newsboy, the Christian pop-rock band with singer-songwriter Britt Nicole. Bloomsburg Fair, 630 W. Third St. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22. $25, $20. 570-387-4145.

Ryan Pelton as Blake Rayne, the Elvis impersonator and star of the rock drama “The Identical.” Bloomsburg Fair, 630 W. Third St. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23. $15, $10. 570-387-4145.

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.

Chris Young, the country-music singer and winner of USA network’s “Nashville Star” singing competition. Bloomsburg Fair, 630 W. Third St. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24. $44, $39. 570-387-4145.

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.

ZZ Top, the bluesy southern rock band performing hits from its four-decade career. Bloomsburg Fair, 630 W. Third St. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. $51, $46. 570-387-4145.

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.

Little Big Town, the country music quartet. Bloomsburg Fair, 630 W. Third St. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. $46, $41. 570-387-4145.

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. $33. 570-325-0249.

The Jam Tour, with Sammy Wilkinson, Taylor Caniff, Dillon Rupp, Aaron Carpenter, Weekly Chris & Kristin Collins, DJ Salerno and more. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. $47.50. 570-420-2808.

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.

What Makes It Great? The Great American Songbook, with conductor, composer and commentator Rob Kapilow and soprano Magdalyn E. Boga. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Free. 570-941-7624.

The Ultimate Doo Wop Show, with Jimmy Beaumont & the Skyliners, the Vogues, Jimmy Clanton, the Marcels, the Edsels, Barbara Harris of the Toys, Randy & the Rainbows, the Cookies and the Blue Suede Orchestra. Bloomsburg Fair, 630 W. Third St. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. $35, $30. 570-387-4145.

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.

CSNSongs, seven professional musicians performing the songs of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. $20. 570-325-0249.

The Faces and Voices of the Blues III, two days of events spotlighting musician photographer Jim Gavenus and guitarist Patrick Sweany. Events include an exhibit of Gavenus’ photographs and Snikle Cigar Box Guitars, photography and guitar workshops, an all-ages concert and Porch Time jam session. Tripp House, 1011 N. Main Ave., Scranton. Saturday, Oct. 4 with exhibit noon to 6 p.m.; photography workshop 1 to 3 p.m.; jam session 3 to 5 p.m. and concert at 8 p.m. Continues Sunday, Oct. 5 with exhibit noon to 4 p.m. and guitar workshop 1 to 3 p.m. Free except concert ($25 advance; $30 at the door). 888-800-7626.

David Griffin, the Jim Thorpe Christian artist. Hilltop Christian Coffee House, Plains United Methodist Church, 133 N. Main St. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. Free. 570-371-6363.

Phil Vassar, the Nashville tunesmith and recipient of two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies along with the Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year Award. Presented by Community Concerts at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. 570-955-1455.

Damn the Torpedoes, a tribute to rocker Tom Petty. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. $18. 570-325-0249.

In Recital, with the University’s Performance Music Students. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8. Free. 570-941-7624.

Rusted Root, the roots and world music band celebrating its 20th anniversary. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9. $22 advance; $24 day of show. 570-420-2808.

The Here and Now Effect, the local Christian-music duo. The Truth Christian Coffee House, New Life Community Church, 570 S. Main Road, Mountain Top. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. Free. 570-301-7081.

The Wailers, the iconic reggae outfit celebrating the 30th anniversary of its greatest-hits compilation “Legend.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. $35, $25. 570-826-1100.

An Evening with The Badlees, the Pennsylvania rock band with special guests original member Jeff Feltenberger and keyboardist Bob Scott Richardson. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. $23. 570-325-0249.

William Doney, 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, Oct. 11. 570-824-2991.

The Stylistics, the Philadelphia-based soul quartet. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. Saturday, Oct. 11 with shows at 7 and 9 p.m. $45, $30. 877-682-4791.

Dancin’ Machine, a retro dance party with disco hits from the 1970s. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. $23. 570-325-0249.

Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, the syncopated sounds of early musical theater, silent cinema and vintage dance. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. $25. 570-325-0249.

Jimmy Eat World, the alternative rock and power pop band. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. $25 advance; $28 day of show. 570-420-2808.

The Duhks, Canada’s premier neo-tradsters performing world-beat, blues, urban pop and old-timey music. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. $23. 570-325-0249.

GWAR, the heavy-metal explosion of screaming steel and masters of shock rock. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. $20 advance; $22 day of show. 570-420-2808.

An Evening with Jenny Oaks Baker, a Pops Concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with the Grammy-nominated violinist performing classical, rock, Broadway and Disney film music. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton; and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $37.60 to $63. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.

Janis Ian, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter (“Society’s Child,” “At Seventeen”). Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. $27. 570-325-0249.

Gary Belles, the Christian-music recording artist. 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, Oct. 18. 570-899-8073.

Mike Lewis, the Americana recording artist. First United Methodist Church, Route 11 and East Butler Street, Shickshinny. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. 570-899-2264.

Andrew Gonzalez and Friends, the chamber music group performing on violin, viola, cello and piano. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. Free. 570-941-7624.

Hawley Harvest Hoedown Concert, with bluegrass and folk groups the Coal Town Rounders, Cricket Tell the Weather and Miles to Dayton. Ritz Theater, 512 Keystone St., Hawley. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. $16, $20 advance; $22 at the door. 570-588-8077.

Tommy James and the Shondells, the 1960s chart toppers (“Hanky Panky,” “Crimson and Clover”). Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. $33, $38. 866-605-7325.

Ryan Montbleau, New Orleans-flavored music from the latest album “For Higher.” With openers Tall Heights. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. $20. 570-325-0249.

Methodman and Redman, the hip-hop and TV sitcom stars headlining the Smokers Club Tour with guests B-Real of Cypress Hill and rappers Berner and Mick Jenkins. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. $25 advance; $28 day of show. 570-420-2808.

Faculty Recital, with soprano Jenn Cowgill and pianist Rick Hoffenberg. Marian Chapel, Swartz Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. Free. 570-348-6211.

Chris MacDonald’s Memories of Elvis, a celebration of the life and music of Elvis Presley. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. $26. 570-325-0249.

Mike Lewis, the Americana singer-songwriter. Voice of Hope Christian Coffee House, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 231 E. State St., Nanticoke. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. Free. Broadcast live on WVHO-FM (94.5). 570-735-1760.

In Recital, a concert by organist Timothy E. Smith. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. Free. 570-941-7624.

Scotty McCreery, the country-style singer and winner of the 10th season of “American Idol.” Recreation Center, Lycoming College, 700 College Place, Williamsport. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. $30. 570-321-4000 or lycoming.edu/concert.

Messengers, the local Christian-music group. The Main Bean Cafe, 161 Main St., Luzerne. 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. Free. 570-899-2264.

Badlands, a tribute to the music of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band along with Drive: A Tribute to the Cars. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. $31, $27, $21. 570-826-1100.

The Frank Sinatra Tribute Show, with singer Tony Sands backed by an eight-piece swing band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. $25. 570-325-0249.

D.L. Hughley, the standup comic and star of the sitcom “The Hughleys.” Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. $55, $35. 877-682-4791.

Sichuan Opera, a performance by the company from China. Setta LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28.

Misfits, the hardcore punk band with special guests Jasta. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. $16 advance; $18 day of show. 570-420-2808.

Umphrey’s McGee, the veteran progressive rockers promoting their latest release “Similar Skin.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. $29.50. 570-826-1100.

In Concert with the University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble with guest soloists Peter and Will Reardon-Anderson on woodwinds. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. Free. 570-941-7624.

Robin Trower, the British blues-rock guitarist. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. $27 advance; $32 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Michale Graves, the singer-songwriter and musician known for his high-energy live shows and moving acoustical interpretations. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. $20. 570-325-0249.

Cabinet’s Halloween Hootenanny, the roots, bluegrass, country and folk band with special guests Tom Graham and the Coal Town Rounders. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. $17 advance; $20 day of show. 570-420-2808.

Battle of the Bands, with student bands from Lackawanna County colleges and universities. First Floor Stage, The Mall at Steamtown, 300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. Free. 570-941-4419.

The Tubes, the theatrical rock group that ridicules pop culture in its performance art. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. $18 advance; $23 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Mastodon, the metal sensation with openers French metal group Gojira and the six-piece Norwegian metal band Kvelertak. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2. $25 advance; $28 day of show. 570-420-2808.

Engelbert Humperdinck, the romantic balladeer and pop singer. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2. $47, $37. 866-605-7325.

Mastodon, the hard-rock juggernaut with French heavy-metal band Gojira and Norwegian metal outfit Kvelertak. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2. $25 advance; $28 day of show. 570-420-2808.

Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock, and other romantic favorites performed by clarinetist Pascal Archer and soprano Katy Williams from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Sordoni Theater, WVIA Studios, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. Wednesday, Nov. 5 with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and music at 7. $30. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.

A Trip Down the Danube, a Masterworks concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic including Strauss’ “Blue Danube Waltz,” Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto and other pieces by Dvorak and Liszt. Guests include trumpeter Joseph Boga and soprano Katy Williams. Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7. $37.60 to $63. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.

The Mavericks, the country-steeped garage band. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7. $35. 570-420-2808.

The Battlefield Band, the veteran Celtic band with fiddles, bagpipes and vocal harmonies. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7. $20. 570-325-0249.

Sue Yurkanin, the singer-songwriter in a Christian-music concert. 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, Nov. 8. 570-824-2991.

Jefferson Starship, originators of the “San Francisco sound” of the sixties with Jefferson Airplane founders Paul Kantner and David Freidburg. Presented by Community Concerts at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. 570-955-1455.

Craig Thatcher Band, the Lehigh Valley blues-rock group. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. $23. 570-325-0249.

Marywood String Celebration, a performance by student ensembles. Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. Free. 570-348-6211.

Arlo Guthrie, the legendary folk singer-songwriter and storyteller. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. $45, $35. 570-420-2808.

Kenny Loggins, the pop singer performing hits from his four-decade career. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. $46, $41. 866-605-7325.

Gateway to the Centennial, a concert by the University Wind Ensemble. Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9. Free. 570-348-6211.

The Power of Music: Ethan Bortnick, the young musical sensation in a family music special with special guests Damian McGinty of “Glee” and Celtic Thunder. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9. $37, $30. 570-826-1100.

Martina McBride, the pop and blue-eyed soul singer on her “Everlasting Tour.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13. $55, $45. 866-605-7325.

The Amish Outlaws, the six-member Amish group, “direct from Lancaster” performing music across a gamut of genres and telling stories of their upbringing. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14. $15. 877-682-4791.

Cristabelle Braden, the Christian-music recording artist. 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, Nov. 15. 570-899-8073.

Some Enchanted Evening, audience favorites from Broadway to the The Met. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. $52.50, $22.50. 570-344-1111.

The Company Men, “America’s First Mashup Group” blending classic and contemporary sounds. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. $30, $20. 877-682-4791.

‘The Band’ Band, a tribute to The Band’s final performance at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom in 1976. With hors d’oeuvres courtesy of 14-Acre Organic Farm. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. $26. 570-325-0249.

Marywood Percussion Ensemble Concert. Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16. Free. 570-348-6211.

University of Scranton Concert Band, with guest soloist Wycliffe Gordon on trumpet and trombone. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16. Free. 570-941-7624.

Black Veil Brides, the metalcore band with a dark Gothic image. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. $25 advance; $29 day of show. 570-420-2808.

University of Scranton String Orchestra, in concert. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. Free. 570-941-7624.

Marywood Orchestra Concert, including masterworks by Tchaikovsky and Schubert. Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. Free. 570-348-6211.

The Time Jumpers, the supergroup of veteran Nashville studio musicians formed in 1998 when they began jamming at the Station Inn Bluegrass Club. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. $77, $54, $44, $34. 570-826-1100.

The Sultans of String, the folk/world music group performing Cuban rhythms, gypsy-jazz, Celtic, flamenco and roots music. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. $23. 570-325-0249.

Marywood University Campus Choir, in a performance of Anton Bruckner’s Mass in E Minor along with works by Amy Beach. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23. Free. 570-348-6211.

Diana Krall, the five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and singer on the fall leg of her “Wallflower World Tour.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26. 570-826-1100.

Dark Star Orchestra, the veteran Grateful Dead tribute band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26. $24 advance; $29 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Railroad Earth, the six-member rock band headlining the two-day Horn-O-Plenty celebration. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 and Saturday, Nov. 29. $30; $50 for both shows. 570-420-2808.

Soul Shine & Friends Branching Out, the local duo in a Christian coffeehouse concert. The Main Bean Cafe, 161 Main St., Luzerne. 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. Free. 570-899-2264.

Ed Kowalczyk, the founding member and former lead singer of Live. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. $40, $25. 877-682-4791.

Marywood Jazz Band Concert. Setta LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1. Free. 570-348-6211.

The Sound of Christmas, a holiday concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with guest soloist Elizabeth von Trapp and the brass group Carillon along with the Ballet Theater of Scranton and a surprise guest (in red!). 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave.; and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $37.60 to $63. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.

Noel Night, the 47th annual holiday concert by the University of Scranton Singers, Chamber Choir and String Ensemble. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Free. 570-941-7624.

Christmas Concert, by the Marywood University Chamber Singers. Marian Chapel, Swartz Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. Free. 570-348-6211.

Days of the New, the Indiana rock band (“Touch, Peel and Stand”). Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. $20 advance; $22 day of show. 570-420-2808.

Junior Wind Band Celebration Final Concerts, with nationally recognized conductors leading the region’s finest band students in grades 7 to 9. Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Free. 570-348-6211.

Ralphie May, the wide-girthed comedian performing excerpts from his Comedy Central specials including “Girth of a Nation,” “Prime Cut” and “Too Big to Ignore.” Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. $55, $35. 877-682-4791.

Marywood Guitar Ensemble, a holiday concert. Fire Place Lounge, Nazareth Hall Student Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. Free. 570-348-6211.

Marywood Wind Ensemble, a program of seasonal favorites. Holy Family Residence, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10. Free. 570-348-6211.

An Evening of Strings Concert. Marian Chapel, Swartz Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10. Free. 570-348-6211.

String Project Concert. Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11. Free. 570-348-6211.

Rusted Root, the roots and world-music sextet with guests the Quimby Mountain Band and High Strung. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11. $22 advance, $24 day of show. 570-420-2808.

Messengers, the contemporary Christian band from Factoryville. 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, Dec. 13. 570-824-2991.

Empty Stocking Fund Benefit Concert, with the Scranton Brass Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. Admission is one new child’s toy, clothing or a cash donation. 570-941-7624.

Kenny Rogers, the multiple Grammy Award-winning country-pop singer performing holiday and hit favorites with special guest Linda Davis. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. $65, $55. 866-605-7325.

Get the Led Out, the Philadelphia-based Led Zeppelin tribute band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31. 866-605-7325.

Gilbert Gottfried. Ring in the New Year with the stand-up comic and actor. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 11 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31. $39.99. 877-682-4791.

A Salute to Vienna, a New Year’s Concert by the Philly Pops. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3. $100 (premium), $66.50, $34.50. 570-344-1111.

Woodwind Delight, a chamber concert with wind and brass musicians from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Sordoni Theater, WVIA Studios, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. Thursday, Jan. 22 with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and music at 7. $30. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.

Cinematic Love Stories, a Pops Concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with pieces from the silver screen including “Gone with the Wind,” “Titanic” and “Doctor Zhivago.” 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton; and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $37.60 to $63. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.

Dennis DeYoung, the former lead singer of rock group Styx. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13. 866-605-7325.

A Night in Old New Orleans, sounds of the Big Easy by a group of New Orleans musicians. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. 570-344-1111.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited, the spinoff group of Creedence Clearwater Revival with original members Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. 866-605-7325.

String Trio, a chamber concert with musicians from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic including cellist Jeremy Lamb. Selections include Bach’s “Goldberg Variations.” Sordoni Theater, WVIA Studios, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. Wednesday March 4 with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and music at 7. $30. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.

Bach, Mozart and Barber, a Masterworks concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic including Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Vaughan Williams’ “Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis,” Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Mozart’s Symphony No. 29. Wyoming Seminary Kirby Center for Creative Arts, Kingston. 8 p.m. Friday, March 6. $37.60 to $63. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.

Celtic Woman, traditional Irish anthems, pop standards and original music by the all-female ensemble. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 14. $81, $61. 570-826-1100.

George Thorogood & the Destroyers, the legendary rockers on their “40 Years Strong” tour performing their iconic hits including “Bad to the Bone” and “Who Do You Love.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19. 570-826-1100.

The Texas Tenors, a Pops Concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with the singing group from “America’s Got Talent.” 8 p.m. Friday, April 10 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre; and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 11 at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. $37.60 to $63. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.

The Hit Men, a quintet of singer-songwriters performing hits from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25. $47, $37, $27. 570-826-1100.

Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, a Masterworks concert including Beethoven’s “Coriolan Overture” and Symphony No. 7 with guest violinist Anne Akiko Meyers. The Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 8 p.m. Friday, May 8. $37.60 to $63. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.