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First Posted: 12/24/2014

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

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

Bash in the Ballroom, Dec. 31

Jenny McCarthy, Jan. 24

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

Get the Led Out, Dec. 31

Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot, Jan. 3

Phil Vassar, Jan. 9

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

New Year’s Eve Party with 70’s Flashback, Dec. 31

The McCartney Years, Jan. 3

The Infamous Stringdusters, Jan. 15

New West Guitar Group, Jan. 17

Mipso, Jan. 24

Dead On Live, Jan. 31

Donna the Buffalo, Feb. 6

The Jammin’ Divas, Feb. 7

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

Serafin String Quartet, March 22

Reverend Jefferson, March 28

Tartan Terrors, April 4

Paula Cole, April 11

THIS WEEK: Dec. 31, 2014 to Jan. 6, 2015

Get the Led Out, the Philadelphia-based Led Zeppelin tribute band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 9 p.m. Dec. 31. $29 advance; $34 day of show. 866-605-7325.

70’s Flashback, a New Year’s Eve party with the eight-piece show band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31. $28. 570-325-0249.

Bash in the Ballroom, with Face to Face, an Elton John and Billy Joel tribute band. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dec. 31. 570-823-9407.

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. Dec. 31. $39.99. 877-682-4791.

A Salute to Vienna, a New Year’s Concert by the Philly Pops Orchestra, the Strauss Symphony of America, Viennese soloists, the Kiev-Aniko Ballet of Ukraine and International Championship Ballroom Dancers. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3. $100 (premium), $66.50, $34.50. 570-344-1111.

Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot, the “ultimate Billy Joel experience” by the tribute artist who performed in the Broadway musical “Movin’ Out.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 3. $17 advance; $22 day of show. 866-605-7325.

The Dirk Quinn Band, the fleet-fingered guitarist and his group performing jazz, funk and improvisational music. Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. 8 p.m. Jan. 3. $16 advance; $20 at the door. 570-588-8077.

The McCartney Years, a tribute band performing a note-for-note re-creation of a mid-1970s McCartney concert. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 3. $30. 570-325-0249.

The Scranton Brass Orchestra, directed by Cheryl Boga and Mark Gould. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry streets, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4. Free. 570-941-7624.

Phil Vassar, the award-winning country-pop performer with special guest Lyndsey Highlander. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 9. $27, $22. 866-605-7325.

The Suitcase Junket, singer-guitarist Matt Lorenz with his pile of homemade junkdrums. Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive. 8 p.m. Jan. 10. $16 advance, $20 at the door. 570-588-8077.

Wyoming Seminary Civic Orchestra, performing works by Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Beethoven. Kirby Center for Creative Arts, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 8 p.m. Jan. 11. Free. 570-270-2192.

Annual Winter Concert, by the Wyoming Seminary Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band. Buckingham Performing Arts Center, 201 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13. Free. 570-270-2192.

The Infamous Stringdusters, the acoustic bluegrass recording artists. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Jan. 15. $23. 570-325-0249.

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. $15 advance, $20 at the door.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Destination Blues, the second annual three-day Bluesfest. Begins Feb. 6 with 16 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. 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. Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. Feb. 8. $30, $15 children. 570-389-4409.

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.

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. Feb. 14. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 25th anniversary of the six-member ensemble performing gospel, jazz, R&B and pop. 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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.