Concert Listings: Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, 2015

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George Wesley and his Small Axe Orchestra will headline the ‘Night of the Living Dread’ Oct. 31 at the Hawley Silk Mill.
Prog-rockers Highly Suspect will play the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 2.

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    CONCERTS AT A GLANCE

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

    Highly Suspect, Nov. 2

    The Gallagher Joke’s on You Comedy Tour, Nov. 6

    Jim Lauderdale, Nov. 13

    Steve Hackett, Nov. 14

    Gordon Lightfoot, Nov. 16

    Joe Nardone Presents ‘The Best of Doo Wop,’ Nov. 21

    Brian Setzer Orchestra, Nov. 25

    Wizards of Winter, Nov. 27

    The Struts, Nov. 29

    John Prine, Dec. 4

    Home for the Holidays: The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Dec. 5

    98.5 KRZ Presents ‘Let It Show 2015’ with Adam Lambert, Rachel Platten and Echosmith. Dec. 8

    Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas, Dec. 17

    Third Eye Blind, Dec. 20

    God Save the Queen, Feb. 5

    Music from Latin America: The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with the Mambo Kings, Feb. 13

    Los Lobos with Ballet Folklorico Mexicano, March 4

    Dancing in the Streets: Motown’s Greatest Hits, April 13

    Joe Bonamassa, May 19

    Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township (800) 745-3000

    Wayne Newton, Nov. 7

    Trace Adkins, Nov. 13

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

    Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Dec. 11

    Kevin Hart, Dec. 30

    Jeff Dunham, Jan. 29

    Blake Shelton, March 18

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

    Back to the Eighties with Jessie’s Girl, Oct. 30

    Jefferson Starship, Nov. 7

    The Land of Ozz with Mystic Rhythms, Nov. 13

    Frank Caliendo, Nov. 14

    Montgomery Gentry, Nov. 19

    Three Dog Night, Nov. 20

    A Night to Remember: Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash, Nov. 21

    Dark Star Orchestra, Nov. 25

    Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, Nov. 27

    Little River Band, Dec. 12

    Fuel, Dec. 18

    Get the Led Out, Dec. 30 and 31

    Umphrey’s McGee, Feb. 11

    Ronnie Spector & the Ronettes, April 8

    Robin Trower, April 22

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

    Boolesque 2015, Oct. 31

    Nikki Lane, Nov. 5

    The Music of Simon and Garfunkel, Nov. 6

    The Band Band: A Last Waltz Celebration, Nov. 7

    Craig Thatcher’s Tribute to Jimi Hendrix, Nov. 13

    The Sixties Show, Nov. 14

    The Glimmer Twins: Rolling Stones Tribute, Nov. 20

    Mary Fahl, Nov. 21

    Harvest Jam IV with Free Range Folk & Friends, Nov. 25

    In My Life: The John Lennon Tribute, Nov. 27

    Cast of Beatlemania, Nov. 28

    Twelve Twenty Four, Dec. 4 and 5

    Start Making Sense, Dec. 11

    Rockin’ Christmas with Craig Thatcher and Friends, Dec. 12

    Splintered Sunlight Holiday Show, Dec. 18

    Peek-A-Boo Revue Holiday Show, Dec. 19

    Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg (570) 420-2808

    Misfits, Oct. 30

    Cabinet, Oct. 31

    Rise Against, Nov. 4

    Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute, Nov. 13

    Billy Gibbons and the BFGs, Nov. 21

    Railroad Earth, Nov. 27 and 28

    Hot Tuna, Nov. 29

    KISStival with Alive! ’75: A Tribute to KISS, Dec. 5

    Mac Miller with Earthgang, Michael Christmas and Remember Music, Dec. 18

    Patent Pending, Dec. 19

    Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY (866) 781-2922

    Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Nov. 7

    The Ultimate Bradstan Reunion, Nov. 14

    Sunday with Friends Chamber Music Series, Nov. 22

    THIS WEEK: Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, 2015

    Open Mic Night, an acoustic-style evening of music led by performer Mike Jung. The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. Oct. 28 with signups at 6:30 p.m. and music 7 to 10 p.m. BYOB. Donation. 570-253-2020.

    Silento, the rap star with guests Idris & Saraj, the Silly Band Boyz, Gene Galuska and more. Presented by My Sky Elite at the 109th Field Artillery Armory, 280 Market St., Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Oct. 30. $25. 917-528-7851.

    The Misfits, the legendary horror punk band revisiting its 1978 album of fiendish favorites “Static Age.” Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Oct. 30. $18 advance; $20 day of show. 570-420-2808.

    Back to the Eighties with Jessie’s Girl, including the music of Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince and more along with fun choreography, audience participation, props, costumes, bubbles and confetti. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Oct. 30. 866-605-7325.

    Vocal Clinic, lessons in singing harmony for both the novice and experienced singer. Presented by the Endless Mountains Barbershop Chorus at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 10:30 a.m. Saturdays from Oct. 31 to Nov. 14. Free. Registration: 570-836-8595.

    String Celebration Concert, a performance by the region’s most accomplished string students. Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Free. 570-340-6000.

    Cabinet, the rootsy newgrass jam band. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Oct. 31. $17 advance; $20 day of show. 570-420-2808.

    Saints and Sinners, pieces inspired by Halloween and All Saints Day performed by the Arcadia Chorale. 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at St. Peter’s Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Ave., Scranton; and 3 p.m. Nov. 1 at St. Stephen’s Pro-Cathedral, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. $15, $12 seniors. 570-871-0350.

    Boolesque Festival, the sixth annual Halloween burlesque performance headed by Madame Corsetiere. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Oct. 31. $35, $25. 570-325-0249.

    Jazz Band, with composer and jazz pianist Aaron Diehl. Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1. Free. 570-941-7624.

    Highly Suspect, the progressive rock band based in Cape Cod. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Nov. 2. $15 advance; $17 day of show. 570-826-1100.

    FUTURE

    Rise Against, the traditional hardcore band touring in support of its seventh studio album release. With special guests Killswitch Engage and letlive. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7 p.m. Nov. 4. $35. 570-420-2808.

    Nikki Lane, the Nashville songstress. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 5. $18. 570-325-0249.

    The Celtic Martins, the nine-member family band with five fiddlers along with guitars, percussion and step dancers. St. Basil’s Church, 101 Churchill St., Dushore. 7 p.m. Nov. 6. $10, $1 students. 570-928-8968.

    Rock ‘N the River, a benefit concert for the Lackawanna River Corridor Association with music by the Wanabees, Friends of the Family, Rogue Chimp, Coal Town Rounders, Clarence Spady, George Wesley and Tim McGurl along with a cash bar, food, raffles and more. Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Nov. 6. $15 advance; $20 at the door. 570-347-6311 or rockntheriver.eventbrite.com.

    Music Faculty Recital. Marian Chapel, Swartz Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6. Free. 570-340-6000.

    Gallagher, the comedian’s “Joke’s on You Comedy Tour” with fellow-comics Artie Fletcher and Bob Nelson. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Nov. 6. $75, $55, $45. 570-826-1100.

    The Music of Simon and Garfunkel, performed by the folk-rock duo of Swearingen and Kelli. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 6. $23. 570-325-0249.

    Bob Milne, the celebrated ragtime and boogie pianist. St. Basil’s Church, 101 Churchill St., Dushore. 7 p.m. Nov. 7. $10, $1 students. 570-928-8968.

    The Canadian Brass, the award-winning group known for its genre-bending versatility. Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7. 570-340-6000.

    Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, a genre-busting, rotating collective of performers who reimagine modern pop hits with a vintage twist. Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7. $35, $30. 570-955-1455 or ticketfly.com.

    David Sanborn, the Grammy-winning saxophonist and his band. Mount Airy Casino and Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Nov. 7. $75, $65, $60, $55. Age 21 and older. 877-682-4791.

    Jefferson Starship, the offshoot of the sixties psychedelic band Jefferson Airplane with original members Paul Kantner and David Freiberg. Also: Jazz Is Dead and Quicksilver. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 7. 866-605-7325.

    A Last Waltz Celebration, a tribute to the music of The Band by ‘The Band’ Band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 7. $27. 570-325-0249.

    Wayne Newton, the pop singer known as “Mr. Las Vegas.” Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 8 p.m. Nov. 7. $80, $50, $30. 800-745-3000.

    Northeastern Youth Wind Ensemble, an all-star group of high school musicians performing works for concert band along with pop numbers. Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. Nov. 8. Free. 570-340-6000.

    Marywood Wind Ensemble, classical and contemporary works with a guest performance by artists-in-residence The Canadian Brass. Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 5 p.m. Nov. 8. Free. 570-340-6000.

    Performance Music, an organ concert by Greg Zelek. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Free. 570-941-7624.

    Woodland Flutes, a presentation by flute-maker Reade M. Holzbaur of Hughesville who performs on the two- and three-foot long instruments and explains modern-day flutemaking. Mary Kintz Bevevino Library, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Noon on Nov. 10. Free. 570-674-6231.

    Dancing to Brooklyn, a Klezmer-influenced romp by composer Paul Schoenfield as well as pieces by Brahms and Stravinsky performed by musicians from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Sordoni High-Definition Theater, WVIA Studios, 100 WVIA Way, off Old Boston Road, Pittston. Nov. 12 with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and performance at 7 p.m. 570-270-4444.

    The Land of Ozz: The Ultimate Ozzy Osbourne Experience, the tribute artists with special guest Mystic Rhythms, a band paying tribute to the music of Rush. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13. 866-605-7325.

    Craig Thatcher Band, in a tribute to the music of Jimi Hendrix. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 13. $25. 570-325-0249.

    Jim Lauderdale: Live from the Chandelier Lobby, the multiple Grammy and Americana Music Association Award winning singer-songwriter. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Nov. 13. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 570-826-1100.

    Trace Adkins, the country hitmaker, actor, author and spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program. Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 8 p.m. Nov. 13. $80, $40, $25. 800-745-3000.

    Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Nov. 13. $30, $20 advance; $32, $22 day of show. 570-420-2808.

    Northern Tier Symphony, performing works by Richard Wagner, Mozart, Rimsky-Korsakov and others. Tunkhannock Area Middle School, 200 Franklin St. 8 p.m. Nov. 13. $10, $5 children and students. 570-981-9006.

    Greenwood Valley Boys, the country/bluegrass/gospel band. Bloomingdale Grange Hall, Grange Hall Road, Shickshinny. 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 14. $7. 570-256-7610.

    Performance Music, with the University of Scranton Concert Band. Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Free. 570-941-7624.

    Marywood Orchestra, a performance including Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 and Gershwin’s “An American in Paris.” Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Free. 570-340-6000.

    Departing Washington DC for the Europeans Capitals, a concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic including Igor Stravinsky’s “Dumbarton Oaks,” Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto No. 1 and Brahms’ Serenade No. 1. Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 8 p.m. Nov. 14. 570-270-4444.

    Aztec Two-Step, the folk-rock duo performing favorites from its 44-year career. Harmony Presents Concert Series, 8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley. 8 p.m. Nov. 14. $38, $34. 570-588-8077.

    The Sixties Show, a New York City-based multimedia show paying tribute to the music of the sixties. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 14. $26. 570-325-0249.

    Steve Hackett, the Genesis guitarist on his tour “From Acolyte to Wolflight” performing solo works along with Genesis classics. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Nov. 14. $75 (Gold Circle), $55, $29. 570-826-1100.

    Frank Caliendo, anecdotal stories by the stand-up comedian who had a decade-long run on NFL Sunday as Terry Bradshaw’s nemesis. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 14. 866-605-7325.

    Smooth Like Clyde, the five-piece, Harrisburg-based party band. Mount Airy Casino and Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 10 p.m. Nov. 14. $10. 877-682-4791.

    Marywood Percussion Ensemble, a high-energy concert using more than 20 percussive instruments. Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. Nov. 15. Free. 570-340-6000.

    Gordon Lightfoot, the veteran singer-songwriter celebrating his “50 Years on the Carefree Highway Tour.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16. $71.50, $59.50, $49.50, $39.50. 570-826-1100.

    In Concert, with the University of Scranton String Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Free. 570-941-7624.

    Montgomery Gentry, the hard-driving country duo. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 19. 866-605-7325.

    Three Dog Night, celebrating four decades of pop rock music. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 20. 866-605-7325.

    The Glimmer Twins, the Rolling Stones tribute band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 20. $23. 570-325-0249.

    Joe Nardone’s The Best of Doo Wop, with the Platters, the Coasters, Gene Chandler and the Chantels. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Nov. 21. 570-826-1100.

    A Night to Remember, a re-creation of the 1956 jam session at Sun Records by the “Million Dollar Quartet” of Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 21. 866-605-7325.

    Mary Fahl, the expressive singer-songwriter formerly of October Project. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 21. $27. 570-325-0249.

    Billy Gibbons and the BFGs, a solo tour by the ZZ Top blues-rock guitarist. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Nov. 21. $55, $45, $35. 570-420-2808.

    Sons of Serendip, the 2014 finalists from “America’s Got Talent”: singer Micah Christian, cellist Kendall Ramseur, harpist Mason Morton and pianist Cordaro Rodriguez. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. Nov. 21. $35, $17 children. 570-389-4409.

    Marywood University Campus Choir, a performance of Randall Thompson’s “The Peaceable Kingdom,” a multi-movement a cappella work based on texts from the Book of Isaiah; and Benjamin Britten’s cantata “Rejoice in the Lamb.” Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. Nov. 22. Free. 570-340-6000.

    Generations Sing! A concert by the University of Scranton Concert Choir and the Catholic Choral Society along with other guest choirs. St. Peter’s Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22. Free. 570-941-7624.

    Brian Setzer, the guitarist, singer-songwriter and three-time Grammy Award winner and his 18-piece orchestra in his 12th annual “Christmas Rocks! Tour,” performing songs from his recently released album “Rockin’ Rudolph.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Nov. 25. $99 (Limited pit), $69, $59, $49. 570-826-1100.

    Dark Star Orchestra, a Grateful Dead tribute show re-creating a specific show from the group’s 30-year touring schedule. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 25. 866-605-7325.

    Railroad Earth, the annual “Horn O’Plenty” Thanksgiving shows. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27 and 28. $29.50; $50 both nights. 570-420-2808.

    The Wizards of Winter, heavy metal and progressive rock combined with sounds of the season by the 11-member ensemble, four of whom are original members of Trans-Siberian Orchestra. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Nov. 27. $44, $34. 570-826-1100.

    Cast of Beatlemania, performing the music of John Lennon and George Harrison on Friday and focusing on all eras of the Beatles music on Saturday. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 27 and 28. $26. 570-325-0249.

    Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, the Grammy-winning, multi-platinum singer-songwriter and author, formerly with Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 27. 866-605-7325.

    Bruce Bruce, comedy and improv by the standup artist. Mount Airy Casino and Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Nov. 28. $75, $65, $60, $55. 877-682-4791.

    Christmas with the Choral Society, the annual concert of classic holiday fare performed by the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania along with its children’s and youth choirs. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. Nov. 29. 570-343-6707.

    Hot Tuna, the American blues and roots duo. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7 p.m. Nov. 29. $40, $35, $25. 570-420-2808.

    The Struts: Live from the Chandelier Lobby, the UK-bred, modern-rock glam band. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Nov. 29. $15. 570-826-1100.

    Marywood Jazz Band, a concert of jazz standards and ballads by the 17-member group. Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. Nov. 30. Free. 570-340-6000.

    Christmas in Vienna, the annual holiday concert by the Vienna Boys Choir performing Christmas carols and classics. Walsh Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3. $30, $15. Reservations: 570-674-6719.

    Cantores Christi Regis, a Christmas concert by the King’s College choral ensemble including traditional carols and contemporary choral works. J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, North Franklin and West Jackson streets, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4. Free. 570-208-5900.

    Home for the Holidays, music of the season performed by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with guest conductor Victor Liva, tenor Mark Kratz, alto Jessie Hooker, the Ballet Theater of Scranton, the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania and surprise visitors. 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave.; and 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 570-270-4444.

    Guitar Ensemble Christmas Concert. Marian Chapel, Swartz Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4. Free. 570-340-6000.

    John Prine, the Grammy-winning “songwriter’s songwriter.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Dec. 4. $94.50 (limited pit seating), $79.50, $59.50, $49.50. 570-826-1100.

    Twelve Twenty Four, the high-energy, full-scale holiday rock orchestra playing the music of Trans-Siberian Orchestra along with original selections. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5. $25. 570-325-0249.

    Junior Wind Band Celebration, a concert by outstanding regional high school musicians. Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Dec. 5. Free. 570-340-6000.

    Noel Night, the 48th annual concert with the University of Scranton Singers and chamber ensembles. Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. Dec. 5 with prelude at 7:05 p.m. and concert at 8 p.m. Free. 570-941-7624.

    Alive ‘75: The Ultimate KISS Tribute, with a re-creation of a KISS concert including fire breathing along with a KISS-Mart of merchandise and a Time Warp pre-show experience with live actors, audio-visual reels and poster art display. With openers Afterimage: A Tribute to Rush. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Dec. 5 with events beginning at noon and concert at 8 p.m. $49, $32. 570-420-2808.

    Marywood Chamber Singers, a concert including Morten Lauridsen’s “Mid-Winter Songs” and Francis Poulenc’s “A Night of Snow” along with holiday music. Marian Chapel, Swartz Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 2 p.m. Dec. 6. Free. 570-340-6000.

    98.5 KRZ Presents ‘Let It Show,’ with Adam Lambert, Rachel Platten and Echosmith. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Dec. 8. $100 (VIP), $48.50, $38.50. 570-826-1100.

    Marywood University Wind Ensemble, a concert of holiday favorites. Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Dec. 9. Free. 570-340-6000.

    Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the symphonic rock band performing its Yuletide tale “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” about a young runaway who breaks into a theater and experiences ghostly images from the concert hall’s past. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 3:30 and 8 p.m. Dec. 11. 800-745-3000.

    Little River Band, the Australian pop-rock band with special guest Fran Cosmo, former lead vocalist of rock band Boston. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Dec. 12. 866-605-7325.

    Craig Thatcher Band: Rockin’ Holiday, rock-tinged versions of traditional Christmas songs with a lineup of guest musicians. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Dec. 12. $26. 570-325-0249.

    Empty Stocking Benefit Concert, with the University of Scranton Brass Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13. Admission is one new toy, children’s clothing or cash donation. 570-941-7624.

    Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas, an evening of Irish music and step-dancing with the Irish-American supergroup led by flutist Joannie Madden. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17. $36, $26. 570-826-1100.

    Mac Miller, the Pittsburgh hip-hop artist with Earthgang, Michael Christmas and Choo Jackson. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Dec. 18. $27.50 advance; $30 day of show. 570-420-2808.

    Patent Pending, the holiday tour of the pop-punk band. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 6 p.m. Dec. 19. 570-420-2808.

    Peek-a-Boo Revue Holiday Extravaganza, a seasonal show by Philadelphia’s premiere burlesque troupe. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Dec. 19. $25. 570-325-0249.

    Third Eye Blind, the platinum-selling artists with guests The Wombats and Grizfolk. Presented by Fuzz 92.1 (WFUZ) at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Dec. 20. $92.10 (VIP Meet and Greet), $57.50, $37.50, $27.50. 570-826-1100.

    Kevin Hart, the award-winning actor and comedian on his “What Now?” tour. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. Dec. 30. 800-745-3000.

    Get the Led Out, the Philadelphia-based Led Zeppelin tribute band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Dec. 30 and 31. $29 advance; $34 day of show. 866-605-7325.

    Jim Breuer, the “Saturday Night Live” and Comedy Central comedian. Mount Airy Casino and Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Jan. 2. $55, $45. 877-682-4791.

    Winter Suites, pieces by Bach and Crumb performed by Alberto Parrini, principal cellist of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Sordoni High-Definition Theater, WVIA Studios, 100 WVIA Way, off Old Boston Road, Pittston. Jan. 21 with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and performance at 7 p.m. 570-270-4444.

    Jeff Dunham, the acclaimed comedian and ventriloquist on his “Perfectly Unbalanced Tour.” Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 8 p.m. Jan. 29. 800-745-3000.

    God Save the Queen, a tribute band to prog-rockers Queen, from its beginnings in 1973 to its latest album “Made in Heaven,” released after Freddie Mercury’s death. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Feb. 5. $76, $48, $38, $28. 570-826-1100.

    Polish Baltic National Philharmonic, works by Chopin and Beethoven (including his Fifth Symphony). Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 8 p.m. Feb. 6. $32, $16. 570-389-4409.

    Music from Latin America, a pops concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with special guests The Mambo Kings. 8 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton.; and 8 p.m. Feb. 13 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 570-270-4444.

    Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania, love songs from Broadway and the American Songbook. Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 4 p.m. Feb. 14. 570-343-6707.

    The Clothesline Muse, with jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon and company in a multi-disciplinary work using dance, music, spoken word and video to examine the role of the clothesline in shaping American culture and traditions. Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20. $25, $12 children. 570-389-4409.

    From the Fjords: Music of Scandinavia, performed by concertmaster Erica Kiesewetter and pianist Fei-Fei Dong of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Sordoni High-Definition Theater, WVIA Studios, 100 WVIA Way, off Old Boston Road, Pittston. March 3 with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and performance at 7 p.m. 570-270-4444.

    Los Lobos with Ballet Folklorico Mexicano, the multi-Grammy Award-winning Chicano rock band joined by the dance troupe reflecting the traditional costumes and culture of Mexico. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. March 4. $48, $38, $28. 570-826-1100.

    Land of the Midnight Sun, a concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic celebrating Scandinavian composers including Carl Neilson, Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius. Kirby Center for the Creative Arts, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Wyoming Seminary, Kingston. 8 p.m. March 5. 570-270-4444.

    Blake Shelton, the reigning five-time Country Music Association Male Vocalist of the Year and coach of NBC’s show “The Voice.” Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7:30 p.m. March 18. 800-745-3000.

    Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic on Location, a 75-minute, intermission-free concert spotlighting organist Mark Laubach performing Saint-Saens “Organ Symphony” along with other works for organ. 7 p.m. April 9 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre; and 3 p.m. April 10 at Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden St., Scranton. $35. 570-270-4444.

    Dancing in the Streets: Motown’s Greatest Hits, a celebration of the music of the Four Tops, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, the Supremes, Smokey Robin & the Miracles and more. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. April 13. $50.50, $45.50, $40.50. 570-826-1100.

    Allison Miller, the New York City-based percussionist and singer with her group Boom Tic Boom. Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University. 7:30 p.m. April 27. $20, $10 children. 570-389-4409.

    An Evening of Opera Overtures and Arias, the season finale of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic concerts with opera pieces by Verdi, Puccini, Saint-Saens and Mascagni. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. May 6. 570-270-4444.

    Joe Bonamassa. The blues-rock and guitar legend returns to the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 19. $125, $99, $89, $79. 570-826-1100.

    Briggs Farm Blues Festival, three days of live blues music on two stages including a Sunday gospel blues session with Alexis P. Suter and the Ministers of Sound. Briggs Farm, 88 Old Berwick Highway, Nescopeck. July 8 to 10. 570-379-3342 or briggsfarm.com.

    George Wesley and his Small Axe Orchestra will headline the ‘Night of the Living Dread’ Oct. 31 at the Hawley Silk Mill.
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_10..30-concerts-george-wesley-small-axe-orchestra.jpgGeorge Wesley and his Small Axe Orchestra will headline the ‘Night of the Living Dread’ Oct. 31 at the Hawley Silk Mill.

    Prog-rockers Highly Suspect will play the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 2.
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Highly-Suspect-Press-Photo-1.jpgProg-rockers Highly Suspect will play the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 2.