The W: Peach Music Festival, Sick Puppies, and Scranton Brass Orchestra

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First Posted: 6/10/2013


…will take the stage for the second annual Peach Music Festival at Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain from Aug. 15 to 18?

A full lineup has been announced and features The Allman Brothers Band, Bob Weir & RatDog, The Black Crowes, Gov’t Mule, Brunch with Bobby, Lotus, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Railroad Earth, Galactic, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Rusted Root, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Donavon Frankenreiter, Floodwood, Greensky Bluegrass, Dopapod, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Tauk, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Cabinet, MiZ, and Bill Evan’s Soulgrass.


…has modern rock trio Sick Puppies been up to? The group just released its third and most ambitious album, “Connect,” and they will tour in support of it this summer, landing in Allentown on Aug. 18.

“There are two ways to shoot yourself in the foot: never changing, or changing too much,” said Puppies co-founder/singer/guitarist Shimon Moore of the musical balance the band has found on its new release.

The show will take place at the Maingate Niteclub (North 17th St., Allentown). Tickets, which are $18 in advance and $20 the day of the show, will go on sale June 14 at 10 a.m.. They can be purchased via, charge by phone at 800.745.3000, and at all Ticketmaster retail locations including Walmart and Boscov’s, and at the theater box office on North 17th Street in Allentown.


…visit the University of Scranton Houlihan-McLean Center on June 16? Because at 7:30 that night the Scranton Brass Orchestra is playing.

The ensemble will play under the direction of Mark Gould and Cheryl Y. Boga, with special guest Sam Pilafian on tuba. Admission is free.