CONCERTS AT A GLANCE
F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre (570) 826-1100
Shawn Klush as Elvis, April 8
Randy & Mr. Lahey Live, April 10
Froggy 101 Presents Guitars & Stars, April 18
The Hit Men, April 28
Brian Wilson, May 2
Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, May 5
Joe Nardone Presents: Solid Gold Party, May 6
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Twp. (800) 745-3000
Alan Jackson, April 21
Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe (570) 325-0371
Tommy James & the Shondells, April 7
The Outlaws with Atlanta Rhythm Section, April 21
Ryan Pelton, April 22
Timothy B. Schmit, April 30
Loretta Lynn, May 12
Dark Star Orchestra, May 13
Gordon Lightfoot, May 19
Get The Led Out, May 20
Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe (570) 325-0249
Paula Cole, April 7
Cash Is King, April 8
Who’s Next, April 22
Blues Brotherhood, April 29
Johnny A., May 5
KICK INXS Show, May 19
Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg (570) 420-2808
Blessid Union of Souls, April 15
Ben Folds and a Piano, April 18
Life of Agony, May 12
THIS WEEK: April 5-11
Lespecial, New England death-funk/dance trio weaves dark, heavy, polyrhythmic grooves with head-bobbing electronic synths and samplers. Local acts Kluster Phunk and Newpo Hundo will open the evening of music. River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 N. River St., Plains Township. 8 p.m. April 7. $5. 570-822-2992.
Tommy James & the Shondells, the sixties hitmaker and author (“Me, the Mob and the Music”). Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 7. $38, $33. 866-605-7325.
Paula Cole, Grammy-winner and seven time nominee who has released six solo albums over an 18-year career. She’s known for emotionally deep and thrilling performances. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 7. $28. 570-325-0249.
Shawn Klush as Elvis, the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist, World’s Greatest Elvis and Pittston native returns to Wilkes-Barre with Elvis’ own background singers the Sweet Inspirations. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 8. $29.50, $39.50, $42.50 and $49.50. 570-826-1100.
Kung Fu, lethal Connecticut-based funk project Kung Fu will perform one set of original music blending elements of funk, jazz and heavy metal and one set of Steely Dan music. River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 N. River St., Plains Township. 10 p.m. April 8. $12. 570-822-2992.
Cash Is King, a re-creation show in tribute to country rebel Johnny Cash featuring hits slike “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I Walk the Line” and “Ring of Fire.” Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 8. $23. 570-325-0249.
Randy & Mr. Lahey, two of the hilarious character from “Trailer Park Boys” perform a live stage show. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. April 10. $20, $25. 570-826-1100.
Blessid Union of Souls, the pop, rock and soul band led by singer Eliot Sloan. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. April 15. $22 advance; $25 day of show. 570-420-2808.
Ben Folds and a Piano, the rock and classical musician in a solo show at the Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. April 18. $49.50, $44.50, $39.50. 570-420-2808.
Canadian Brass,award-winning Canadian brass quintet will perform chamber music. Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall at Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7:30 p.m. April 18. $20, $30. 570-674-6719.
Froggy 101 Guitars & Stars, an evening of country music features Kane Brown, Brett Young, Dylan Scott, Trent Harmon and Ryan Follese. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. April 18. $15, $30, $40, $80. 570-826-1100.
Unbuttoned Dvorak! A chamber concert by musicians from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic performing Dvorak’s Quintet in A major for Piano and Strings. Sordoni Theater, WVIA Studios, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston. 7 p.m. April 20. 570-270-4444.
Open Mic Night, performances by musicians, poets, comedians and more. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. April 21 with sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. Free. 570-996-1500.
Alan Jackson, country superstar known for hits like “Chattahoochie.” Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highland Park, Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp. 7:30 p.m. April 21. Tickets start at $52.50. 800-745-3000.
The Outlaws with special guest Atlanta Rhythm Section, Southern rock legends will take stage at 8 p.m. April 21, at Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Tickets $29 in advance, $34 day of show and are available at Ticketmaster outlets and at Penn’s Peak box office.
Ryan Pelton, the Elvis Presley tribute artist, actor and singer-songwriter. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 22. $27, $22. 866-605-7325.
Who’s Next, the ultimate tribute to one of rock’s greatest bands, The Who. Who’s Next has been mesmerizing fans for over 20 years. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 22. $23. 570-325-0249.
Cosy Sheridan, nationally known, award-winning songwriter will perform accompanied by Charlie Koch on bass and harmonies. Opening for Cosy will be Ithaca-based musician Austin MacRae. The Cooperage Project, 1030 Main Street, Honesdale. 5 p.m. April 23. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Contact Jill Padau at 854-252-6783.
The Hit Men, hits of the 1960s to the 1980s performed by musicians who collaborated and recorded with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Tommy James and the Shondells, Carly Simon, Elton John, Cat Stevens and more. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. April 28. $45, $35, $25. 570-826-1100.
Some Kind of Jam 12, presented by Jibberjazz Productions takes place April 28-30 in Schuylkill Haven. The music and camping festival will showcase musical acts on four stages along with workshops and activities. Some performers include Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Black Masala, Blue Moon Soup and Malai Llama. Presale tickets are $80 and include camping. Visit jibberjazz.com for more information.
Blues Brotherhood, a tribute to the Blues Brothers featuring Tommy “Bones” Malone, the original horn player from the smash hit movie “The Blues Brothers.” The Blues Brotherhood covers the best material from the film as well as other classic, blues, funk and soul music. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 29. $23. 570-325-0249.
Timothy B. Schmit, former member of POCO and The Eagles, on tour in support of his latest album “Leap of Faith.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. April 30. $20, $25. 866-605-7325.
Brian Wilson, the legendary member of the Beach Boys on his tour “Pet Sounds: The Final Performances.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 2. $59.50, $69.50, $84. 50, $125. 570-826-1100.
Heroes. Passion. Inspiration, the season finale of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with the Philharmonic Festival Chorus. Included: Mozart’s Requiem in D minor and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”). 8 p.m. May 5 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 5. 570-270-4444.
Johnny A., brings a thoroughly unique blend of jazz, blues, rock and other musical styles to the stage, creating a pop sensibilitiy and broad appeal. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 5. $23. 570-325-0249.
Pittston native Shawn Klush will perform at 8 p.m. April 8 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre.
Randy and Mr. Lahey from ‘Trailer Park Boys’ will bring their live stage show to the Kirby Center April 10.