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First Posted: 1/9/2015

CONCERTS AT A GLANCE

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

Craig Thatcher in Badge: An Eric Clapton Retrospective, Jan. 31

Lee Brice, Feb. 13

Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic: Cinematic Love Stories, Feb. 14

Tedeschi Trucks Band, Feb. 15

Jerry Seinfeld, Feb. 19

Shemekia Copeland, Feb. 20

Justin Townes, March 3

Diana Krall, March 7

ZZ Top, March 8

Celtic Woman, March 14

George Thorogood & the Destroyers, March. 19

Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic: The Texas Tenors, April 10

The Hit Men, April 25

Doo Wop Spectacular, May 2

Heart, May 19

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

Florida George Line, May 3 SOLD OUT

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Plains Twp. (570) 823-9407

Jenny McCarthy, Jan. 24

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

Extreme, Jan. 22

Satisfaction: A Rolling Stones Tribute, Jan. 24

Voyage: A Musical Tribute to Journey, Jan. 31

Saliva with Saving Abel, Feb. 6

An Evening with Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx, Feb. 13

Bruce in the USA, Feb. 21

Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Feb. 27

The Pink Floyd Experience, Feb. 28

Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt-A-Whirl Band, March 6

Melvin Seals & JGB, March 13

The Outlaws, March 28

The Lettermen, May 29

The Official Blues Brothers Revue, June 11

Happy Together Tour, June 25

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

The Infamous Stringdusters, Jan. 15

New West Guitar Group, Jan. 17

Mipso, Jan. 24

Cherokee Red, Jan. 29

Dead On Live, Jan. 31

Donna the Buffalo, Feb. 6

Tusk – The Fleetwood Mac Tribute, Feb. 13 and 14

Albert Cummings Band, Feb. 21

Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown, March 6

Kashmir – Led Zeppelin Tribute, March 7

Glimmer Twins Rolling Stones Tribute, March 13

Galway Guild, March 14

The Cream of Clapton Tribute, March 21

Serafin String Quartet, March 22

Reverend Jefferson, March 28

Tartan Terrors, April 4

Paula Cole, April 11

Big Hix, April 17

Willy Porter, April 25

THIS WEEK: Jan. 14 to 20, 2015

The Infamous Stringdusters, the acoustic bluegrass recording artists known for their “complex, groove-friendly sound.” Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 15. $23. 570-325-0249.

Winter Warmer Concert Series, with Have Guitar Will Travel Duo Johnny Searfoss and Joe Bogwist performing acoustic music from the 1960s to the ’90s. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Jan. 16. $18. 570-704-7055.

The Idol Kings, the award-winning tribute band paying homage to Journey, John Mellencamp and Tom Petty. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 7 p.m. Jan. 17. $20. 570-344-1111.

New West Guitar Group, the string trio combining the sonic timbres of various acoustic guitars with solid and hollow-body electrics. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 17. $15. 570-325-0249.

Leroy Justice, “classic rock for modern times” with the five-piece band delivering guitar-driven grooves and powerhouse rhythms. Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. 8 p.m. Jan. 17. $16 advance, $20 at the door.

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

Extreme, the Boston rock band celebrating the 25th anniversary of its multi-platinum 1990 album “Pornograffitti.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 9 p.m. Jan. 22. $25 advance; $30 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty, Sexy, Funny, comedy routines by an eclectic cast of female comedians including Paula Bel, Tammy Pescatelli, Lynne Koplitz and April Macie. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 8 p.m. Jan. 24. $50, $35. 570-823-9407.

Caleb Hawley, neo-motown vibes with a fresh spin on a retro sound by the singer-songwriter. Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. 8 p.m. Jan. 24. $16 advance, $20 at the door. 570-588-8077.

Satisfaction, an internationally touring Rolling Stones tribute show. Penn’s Peak, 326 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 24. $15 advance; $20 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Mipso, the Appalachian-influenced harmony group who refer to their sound as “dark holler pop.” Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 24. $16. 570-325-0249.

Joe Acor and Brook Gerhart, a Christian-music concert by the singer-songwriters. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 25. Free. 570-474-6616.

40-Story Radio Tower, a combination of spoken word, comedy and music with special guests folk-rockers Cherokee Red. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 29. $10. 570-325-0249.

The Doo-Wop Experience Supper Club, with Joey and the T-Birds and the Paramounts. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 6:15 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Jan. 30. $42.50 (with dinner); $22.50. 570-420-2808.

Winter Warmer Concert Series, with harpist and singer Meghan K. Davis and cellist Alexander Keller performing classic pop songs. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Jan. 30. $18. 570-704-7055.

The Latin Experience Supper Club, with international Australian performer Natalia Segura and 12-piece Pennsylvania band Los Monstros. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 6:15 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Jan. 31. $42.50 (with dinner); $22.50. 570-420-2808.

Wind Band Celebration, performances by two concert bands comprised of selected regional high school musicians. Sette LaVerghetta Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Jan. 31. Free. 570-348-6211.

Badge: An Eric Clapton Retrospective, a “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert by Craig Thatcher and his six-piece blues ensemble. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Jan. 31. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 570-826-1100.

Swampcandy, stomping Mississippi blues by the roots duo, winners of the 2014 Floydfestival “On the Rise” competition. Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. 8 p.m. Jan. 31. $16 advance, $20 at the door. 570-588-8077.

Voyage, a musical tribute to the arena-rock band Journey. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 31. $19 advance; $24 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Dead On Live, the tribute band celebrating 50 years of Grateful Dead music. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 31. $25. 570-325-0249.

In Recital, with pianist Donald Boomgaarden. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4. Free. 570-941-7624.

Destination Blues, the second annual three-day Bluesfest. Begins Feb. 6 with 11 brew pubs in Danville, Bloomsburg and Berwick presenting blues bands. Continues Feb. 7 in Bloomsburg with a free Blues Breakfast at the Fog & Flame, 34 E. Main St., followed by a Blues Brunch and Lunch at the Capitol Restaurant, 45 E. Main St. with band Swampcandy. Music continues through the afternoon and evening at the Caldwell Consistory, 150 Market St. with acts including Clarence Spady, Teeny Tucker, the Slam Allen Band, Sweeney Blues Revue and many more. The event wraps up Feb. 8 with a gospel blues concert by Alexis P. Suter and the Ministers of Sound backed by a choir of local residents at Wesley United Methodist Church, 130 W. Third St. Details at 570-317-2596 or destinationblues.org.

Donna the Buffalo, a soulful electric Americana mix of cajun/zydeco, rock, folk, reggae and country. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 6. $26. 570-325-0249.

Saliva, the Memphis rock band with southern rockers Saving Abel. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 6. $17 advance; $22 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Jammin’ Divas, three-part harmonies with flute and double bass. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 7. $20. 570-325-0249.

Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico, the state orchestra of Mexico performing native music and traditional classical pieces, directed by legendary conductor Enrique Batiz. Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. Feb. 6. $30, $15 children. 570-389-4409.

Rock Da Mic, a hip-hop showcase with regional underground bands CrimZn & TaLiA, Vicious Fam, Train 36, Kurupt Mindz and More Problemz. Lyrics, 78 S. Main St., Carbondale. 9 p.m. Feb. 7. $5. Age 18 to enter; 21 to drink. 570-507-1619.

Simply Grand Concert, with pianist Sheri Melcher performing classical pieces by Beethoven, Mozart and Liszt. Sordoni High-Definition Theater, WVIA Public Media Studios, Pittston. 3 p.m. Feb. 8. Free but reservations required: 570-655-2808.

David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, the 7th Annual Gene Yevich Memorial Concert presenting an evening of jazz favorites. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8. Free. 570-941-7624.

Winter Warmer Concert Series, with the Indigo Moon Brass Band. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Feb. 13. $18. 570-704-7055.

Vaudeville & Burlesque, a dinner show with the Aerial Gypsy Burlesque. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 13. $42.50 (with dinner); $22.50. 570-420-2808.

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. Feb. 13 at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton; and 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $37.60 to $63. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.

Lee Brice, one of country music’s newest stars touring in support of his latest album “I Don’t Dance.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Feb. 13. $49, $39, $29. 570-826-1100.

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

Dennis DeYoung, the former lead singer of rock group Styx. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 13. $39, $34. 866-605-7325.

Ballads and Bouquets, a dinner show with jazz artists Nancy & Spencer Reed and Dennis Jeter. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 14. $42.50 (with dinner); $22.50. 570-420-2808.

A Night in Old New Orleans, sounds of the Big Easy by a group of New Orleans musicians including clarinetist Orange Kellin, ragtime pianist Conal Fowkes, drummer Chris Tyle and singer/dancer Vernel Bagneris, veterans of the Broadway production of “One Mo’ Time.” Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. Feb. 14. $20. 570-344-1111.

Tedeschi Trucks Band, the 11-member collective formed by Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks performing a roots-rich mix of blues, soul, jazz and rock. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15. 570-826-1100.

The Australian Bee Gees, a multimedia theatrical experience by the tribute band taking a nostalgic trip through the five decades of infectious hits by the Brothers Gibb. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17. $50, $33. 570-344-1111.

Jerry Seinfeld, America’s premier comedian in his signature standup routine about “the little things in life.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Feb. 19. 570-826-1100.

The American Songbook, a dinner show with a group of performers delivering songs by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, the Gershwin Brothers and more. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 20. $42.50 (with dinner); $22.50. 570-420-2808.

Live from the Chandelier Lobby: Shemekia Copeland, the blues vocal powerhouse, daughter of the late Texas blues legend Johnny Clyde Copeland. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Feb. 20. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 570-826-1100.

Song of Eva Peron, the story of Argentina’s beloved former first lady performed by Tango Buenos Aires, a six-piece orchestra along with singer Lucia Alonso and 10 tango dancers. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. Feb. 21. $30; $15 children. 570-389-4409.

Bruce in the USA, a high-energy band paying tribute to Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. Penn’s Peak, 326 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 21. $17 advance; $22 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Albert Cummings Band, the Massachusetts blues guitarist and his group. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 21. $23. 570-325-0249.

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. Feb. 27. $47, $42. 866-605-7325.

The Pink Floyd Experience, a tribute to the influential psychedelic rock band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 28. $35, $30. 866-605-7325.

Justin Townes Earle, the singer-songwriter (son of country rocker Steve Earle) along with fellow songwriter Gill Landry, best known as a member of bluegrass outfit Old Crow Medicine Show. Live from the Chandelier Lobby at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. March 3. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 570-826-1100.

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. 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, 260 Sprague Ave., Kingston. 8 p.m. March 6. $37.60 to $63. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.

Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt-A-Whirl Band, the guitar-slinging Texas blues rocker and his group. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 6. $22 advance; $27 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Savoy Brown, the British blues-rock group led by guitarist Kim Simmonds. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 6. $25. 570-325-0249.

Diana Krall, the multi Grammy and Juno award-winning jazz pianist and singer. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. March 7. 570-826-1100.

Kashmir, a Led Zeppelin tribute band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 7. $23. 570-325-0249.

ZZ Top, the Texas dirty blues and hard rock band performing hits from its 44-year career. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. March 8. $125, $99, $79. 570-826-1100.

Melvin Seals & JGB, the Hammond B-3 organist and keyboard player formerly in the Jerry Garcia Band performing a mix of blues, rock, funk and jazz. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 13. $17 advance; $22 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Northeastern Pennsylvania Bach Festival, with three concerts over two days. Begins with organ works by Mark Laubach 4 p.m. March 14 at Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden St., Scranton. Continues with a Chamber Music Concert 8 p.m. March 14 with members of the Arcadia Festival Orchestra at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison St., Scranton. Culminates with a performance of Mozart’s “Vesperae Solennes de Confessore” and Haydn’s “Heilgmesse,” performed by the Arcadia Chorale and Orchestra 3 p.m. March 15 at Covenant Presbyterian Church. $15, $12 seniors, $7 students. 570-871-0350.

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. March 14. $81, $61. 570-826-1100.

Eddy Mann, a Christian-music concert by the Philadelphia recording artist. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 15. Free. 570-474-6616.

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. March 19. 570-826-1100.

From Bach to Brazil, a classical guitar concert with Jay Steveskey performing works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Brazilian master Heitor Villa-Lobos. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 3 p.m. March 22. Free. 570-996-1500.

Serafin String Quartet. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 3 p.m. March 22. $20. 570-325-0249.

Open Mic Night, with performances by musicians, poets, comedians and more with special guests the Breaking Ground Poets. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. March 27 with signups at 6:30 p.m. and event at 7 p.m. Free. 570-996-1500.

The Outlaws, the southern rockers performing tunes from their new album “It’s About Pride.” With multi-platinum country group Blackhawk. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 28. $28 advance; $33 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Take 6, the six-member, Grammy-winning ensemble performing gospel, jazz, R&B and pop harmonies. Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. April 2. $30, $15 children. 570-389-4409.

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

Scott Helmer, the pop-rock singer-guitarist in a fundraiser for the restoration fund of the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 7 p.m. April 14. $20. 570-344-1111.

American Spiritual, “an agnostic gospel revival” with singer-fiddler Rani Arbo and her band Daisy Mayhem. Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University. 7:30 p.m. April 17. 570-389-4409.

The Word Made Flesh, a concert of Renaissance and contemporary works tracing Christ’s incarnation performed by a cappella group The Lyric Consort. St. Peter’s Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. April 24. Free. 570-343-6707.

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. April 25. $47, $37, $27. 570-826-1100.

Destinations, a cabaret-style pops concert by the Arcadia Chorale and the Doug Smith Jazz Trio. Century Club, 612 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. May 1. $15, $12 seniors, $7 students. 570-871-0350.

Florida Georgia Line, the reigning Country Music Association Vocal Duo of the Year on their “Anything Goes Tour.” Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7:30 p.m. May 3. SOLD OUT. 800-745-3000.

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. May 8. $37.60 to $63. 570-270-4444 or nepaphil.org.

Sunday Music Series, with saxophonist Neil Wetzel performing jazz, polkas, hymns and more. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 3 p.m. May 10. $25. 570-344-1111.

Benjamin Horreverts, a Christian-music concert by the New York recording artist. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 17. Free. 570-474-6616.

Heart, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Ann and Nancy Wilson performing songs from the group’s extensive catalogue of hits. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. May 19. $75, $59, $45. 570-826-1100.

The Lettermen, the 50-year veteran harmony quartet. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 29. $32, $27. 866-605-7325.

The Official Blues Brothers Revue, a tribute to the comedy and hit songs from the original movie paying homage to Chicago’s rich history of blues, gospel and soul music. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 11. $19 advance; $24 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Le Nuove Musiche: Lyric + Continuo, a concert by a cappella group The Lyric Consort, performing the 17th-century works of Giulio Caccini. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 3 p.m. June 14. $10. 570-343-6707.

The Happy Together Tour, celebrating the music of the 1960s with the Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, the Association, Mark Lindsay (of Paul Revere & the Raiders), the Grass Roots, the Cowsills and the Buckinghams. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 25. $45, $40. 866-605-7325.

Briggs Farm Bluesfest, the 18th annual outdoor festival with performers Devon Allman, Teeny Tucker, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes and many more. Also: Mississippi Delta-style barbecue, fresh roasted sweet corn, vendors, hayrides and camping. Briggs Farm, 88 Old Berwick Highway, Nescopeck. 4:30 to 11 p.m. July 10; 4 to 11 p.m. July 11. 570-379-2003 or briggsfarm.com.

Carrie Underwood, the six-time Grammy Award-winning country music singer. Great Allentown Fair, 1850 Liberty St. 7 p.m. Sept. 3. $87, $67. 610-433-7541 or ticketmaster.com.