The W: Jason Isabell, Mixtape Festival, Urban Music Showcase, and World Laughter Day

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First Posted: 4/30/2013


…will make his F.M. Kirby Center debut Friday, Aug. 9?

Americana singer/songwriter and former Drive-By Trucker Jason Isabell will at 8 p.m. that evening.

Tickets go on sale May 3 at noon and will be available at the Kirby Center Box Office, charge by phone at 570.826.1100, and online at


…are you going to do when you see the lineup for Mixtape Festival 2013 presented by VH1 in Hershey? Your head might explode, because there are some serious throwbacks going on.

July 26 and 27 at the Hersheypark Stadium will be packed with the likes of Train, New Kids on the Block, The Script, Jonas Brothers, OneRepublic, Rev Run and DJ Ruckus, Boyz II Men, Hanson, and, in a long awaited return, TLC will also perform.

“There’s an incredible lineup and tons of interactive and fun activities, all while being set at a world-class amusement park,” said Live Nation Philadelphia Regional President Geoff Gordon. “It’s really a pop music lovers’ dream.”

Single day, two day passes, and VIP packages will go on sale May 10 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the GIANT Center Box Office,,,, Ticketmaster outlets, or by-phone at 800.745.3000. American Express card members will receive an exclusive presale beginning May 3 at 10 a.m.


…can you find the best in local urban music? On May 3, stop at the Ritz Theater (222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton) to check out the Urban Music Showcase, presented by DJ RocnRol, as part of the city’s monthly First Friday events.

There will be performances from The Chosen Ones, Tommy Flannels, StyleOn, Royal, Tuce, and Dj RocnRol himself.

The show is from 6 to 9 p.m. with a poetry slam from the children of the United Neighborhood Center from 7 to 8 p.m.


…do laughter and yoga go hand in hand? On World Laughter Day, which will be held on May 5 this year.

Local comedian and laugh yoga instructor Jeannine Luby is hosting the funny festivities at McDade Park in Scranton from noon to 4 p.m. that day.

There will be plenty to do aside from exercising your smile – you can help the Humor Therapy Fund of the Scranton Area Foundation by picking up prints of Heart to Art artist Judith Youshock’s World Laughter Day mural, have the kids participate in some activities planned out by Geisinger Health Plan, and take a shot at a basket raffle.