Concert Listings: June 28 to July 4

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The Ultimate Queen Celebration will take the stage July 1 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre.
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The Ultimate Queen Celebration will take the stage July 1 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre.
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    CONCERTS AT A GLANCE

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

    Queen Extravaganza, July 1

    Robbie Fulks, July 14

    Billy Strings & Trout Steak Revival, July 13

    Daughtry, July 15

    Conor Oberst, July 27

    Fastball, July 29

    Amos Lee, July 30

    Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank, Aug. 3

    Shemekia Copeland, Aug. 4

    Gene Ween Does Billy Joel, Aug. 5

    TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band, Aug. 10

    Duke Ellington Orchestra, Aug. 12

    Donnie and Marie, Aug. 24

    Il Divo, Aug. 30

    Stephen Stills & Judy Collins, Sept. 27

    Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton (570) 961-9000

    Froggy Fest featuring Lady Antebellum, July 9

    Vans Warped Tour, July 10

    Camp Bisco, July 13 through 15

    Boston with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, July 25

    KRZ Summer Smash featuring One Republic, July 26

    The Peach Music Festival, Aug. 10 through 13

    Luke Bryan, Sept. 6

    Nay Aug Park Bandstand (570) 348-4186

    Whiskey Hill Project, June 25

    Fortunes, July 2

    Ferdie Bistocchi Memorial Orchestra, July 9

    Von Storch Septet, July 16

    West 3rd Street Jazz/Funk Band, July 23

    Joe Sabo Elvis Tribute, July 23

    Jim Welch Dixieland Band, July 30

    Classic Rock Express, Aug. 6

    Tom Hamilton Jazztet, Aug. 13

    Se Acabo, Aug. 27

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

    Yonder Mountain String Band, July 1

    Buckcherry, July 7

    Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl, June 30

    Phil Vassar, July 14

    Great White, July 15

    Josh Turner, July 29

    Ted Nugent, Aug. 15

    The Beach Boys, Aug. 18

    John Butler Trio, Aug. 23

    Don McLean, Aug. 25

    Quiet Riot, Sept. 7

    America, Sept. 17

    Glen Miller Orchestra, Oct. 25 and 26

    Cheap Trick, Nov 12

    Gene Watson, Nov. 27

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

    Dwight & Nicole, June 29

    David Bromberg Quintet, July 14

    The Elovaters, July 15

    Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg (570) 420-2808

    Gin Blossoms, July 7

    Ja Rule, July 20

    Jay and the Americans, July 28

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

    Neil Diamond, June 22

    Zac Brown Band, June 23

    Foreigner and Cheap Trick, July 14

    Chicago and the Doobie Brothers, July 22

    Santana, Aug. 5

    Kings of Leon and Nathaniel Ratcliff & the Night Sweats, Aug. 6

    THIS WEEK: June 28 to July 4

    Dwight & Nicole, the soulful group has shared stages with Mavis Staples, Dr. John, Etta James, Dave Brubeck and B.B. King. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 7:30 p.m. June 29. Tickets are free but should be reserved in advance. 570-325-0249.

    Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl, top-notch musicians performing the songs of Bon Jovi, Cindi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince and more. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. $22, $27. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. June 30. 1-866-605-7325.

    Splintered Sunlight, Philadelphia-based Grateful Dead tribute has earned a stellar reputationa and played with various Grateful Dead alumni. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 30. $15 570-325-0249.

    Queen Extravaganza,winner of a vocal contest held by original Queen members Roger Taylor and Brian May, Marc Martel leads a queen tribute ensemble that has appeared on “American Idol” and become renowned world wide. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. July 1. Tickets purchased for the cancelled God Save the Queen Show are valid at The Queen Extravaganza. $25, $35, $45, $73. 570-826-1100.

    An Evening with Yonder Mountain String Band, the acclaimed progressive bluegrass ensemble pushes the boundaries of the genre. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 9 p.m. July 1. $17 in advance, $22 the day of the show. 1-866-605-7325.

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    Froggy Fest featuring Lady Antebellum, the popular country trio will perform with supporting acts Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young. The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 7:30 p.m. July 9. Tickets start at $26.25. livenation.com.

    Vans Warped Tour, the yearly traveling alternative music festival features American Authors, Barb Wire Dolls, Hatebreed and many more. The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 11 a.m. July 10. Tickets start at $43.50. livenation.com.

    Camp Bisco, the three-day music festival headlined by the Disco Biscuits and featuring Sphongle, Bassnectar, Lotus and others. The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. July 13 through 16. Ticket prices vary with package. Campbisco.com.

    Phil Vassar, singer/songwriter with Top 5 hits including “Carlene” and “American Child”, will perform at 8 p.m. July 14, at Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Tickets $22, $27 and available at Ticketmaster outlets or at Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant. No phone sales.

    Billy Strings & Trout Steak Revival, the 24-year-old Nasvhille-based bluegrass phenom Billy Strings and the Colorado quintet Trout Steak Revival deliver an evening of Americana. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. July 13. $20 in advance, $25 the day of the show. 570-826-1100.

    Daughtry, led by former American Idol finalist. The F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. July 15. $39.50 to $69.50. 570-826-1100.

    Great White, the energetic classic-rock veterans. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. July 15. $23 advance, $28 day of show. 866-605-7325.

    Conor Oberst, acclaimed singer-songwriter and former member of Bright Eyes and Desaparecidos will perform with a full band. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. July 27. $30. 570-826-1100.

    Josh Turner, the multi-platinum Nashville recording artist. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. July 29. $42, $37. 866-605-7325.

    Fastball, known for songs like “The Way” and “Out of My Head,” the ’90s hitmakers will perform from the Chandelier Lobby. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. July 29. 570-826-1100.

    Peter Cetera, former Chicago frontman and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter will headline Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival. Wells Fargo Amphitheater, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas Township. 8 p.m. July 29. $30, $45. 570-674-6719.

    Amos Lee, singer-songwriter with a soulful voice and penchant for genre fusion will make his debut at the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. July 30. $29.50 to $59.50. 570-826-1100.

    Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank, Dweezil Zappa, son of legendary composer and guitarist Frank Zappa, will play his father’s music. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Aug. 3. $22.50, $32.50, $42.50, $68.50. 570-826-1100.

    Shemekia Copeland, the versatile and powerful blues and soul vocalist performs from the Chandelier Lobby. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Aug. 4. $20 in advance, $25 the day of the show. 570-826-1100.

    Santana, the 10-time Grammy Award-winning guitarist and his band will perform passion-filled songs from their 40 year career. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, N.Y. 8 p.m. Aug. 5. $37. 50 to $136.50. 1-866-781-2922.

    Geen Ween Does Billy Joel, the Ween frontman pays tribute to one of his songwriting heroes, Billy Joel, backed by a seven-piece band. Chandelier Lobby, F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Aug. 5. $20 in advance, $25 the day of the show. 570-826-1100.

    Peach Music Festival, the four day music festival will be headlined by My Morning Jacket and Widespread Panic and will feature a multitude of other acts. The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Aug. 10 through 14. Ticket prices vary with package. Thepeachmusicfestival.com.

    TajMoe: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band, blues titans Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ combined forces in support of their collaborative album “TajMoe.” F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 9 p.m. Aug. 10. $29 to $69. 570-826-1100.

    Duke Ellington Orchestra, originally led by the most prolific American composer of the 20th century, Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, the Duke Ellington Orchestra has been performing worldwide for the past 88 years. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Aug. 12. $10. 570-826-1100.

    Ted Nugent, rocker and political activist.8 p.m. Aug. 15 at Penns Peak, 325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe. Ticket prices vary with package. 866-605-7325.

    The Beach Boys, led by Mike Love, the Beach Boys will perform their iconic American pop-rock hits. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Aug. 18. $47, $52. 866-605-7325.

    John Butler Trio, Australian roots and jam trio led by vocalist John Butler. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Aug. 23. $33, $38. 866-605-7325.

    Donny and Marie, the famous sibling duo of Donny and Marie Osmond brings its combination of music, comedy and dancing to the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24. $66 to $122. 570-826-1100.

    Don McLean, enduring American songwriter best known for his classic hits “American Pie” and “Vincent (Starry Starry Night).” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Aug. 25. $25, $30. 866-605-7325.

    Elvis Tribute Spectacular, featuring Elvis tribute artist Shawn Klush and Elvis’s own backup singers, Sweet Inspirations, in honor of Elvis’s 40th anniversary. Klush was voted the world’s greatest Elvis. Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 PA-315, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Aug. 26 and 4 p.m. Aug. 27. $29. Purchase tickets through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

    Il Divo, the mult-platinum singing quartet stops in NEPA during a tour of North and South America. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30. $59.50 to $99.50. 570-826-1100.

    Montgomery Gentry, the hard driving country duo known for hits like “Something to Be Proud Of” and “Roll With Me.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe, 8 p.m. Sept. 15. $40, $45. 866-605-7325.

    The Charlie Daniels Band, gospel and southern rock legend known for the song “Devil Went Down to Georgia.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe, 8 p.m. Sept. 22. $40, $45. 866-605-7325.

    America, classic rock outfit and writers of “A Horse With No Name” and “Sister Golden Hair.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Sept. 17. $37, $45. 866-605-7325.

    Stephen Stills & Judy Collins, the two iconic singer-songwriters whose tumultuous relationship inspired Stills’ celebrated hit “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” perform together in support of their upcoming album together. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27. $48 to $78. 570-826-1100.

    Jim Breuer, the comedian of Saturday Night Live and “Half Baked” fame. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Sept. 29. $25, $30. 866-605-7325.

    Cheap Trick, rock and roll hall of fame inductees. 8 p.m. Nov. 12, Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe. Ticket prices vary with package. 866-605-7325.

    Gene Watson, the country veteran who has thrilled listeners for more than 50 years with hits like “Farewell Party” and “Fourteen Carat Mind.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Nov. 17. $17, $22. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 31. 866-605-7325.

    The Ultimate Queen Celebration will take the stage July 1 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre.
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_queen_Press.jpgThe Ultimate Queen Celebration will take the stage July 1 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre. Weekender file photo

    The Ultimate Queen Celebration will take the stage July 1 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre.
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_queen_Press.cmyk_.jpgThe Ultimate Queen Celebration will take the stage July 1 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre. Weekender file photo