Concert Listings: Aug. 2 to 8

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Ween frontman Gene Ween will perform the music of Billy Joel on Aug. 5 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre.
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Guitar icon Carlos Santana will perform on Aug. 5 at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, N.Y.
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    CONCERTS AT A GLANCE

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

    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

    Greta Van Fleet, Aug. 25

    Il Divo, Aug. 30

    Stephen Stills & Judy Collins, Sept. 27

    Linda Eder, Oct. 6

    Joe Nardone Presents: A Doo Wop Celebration, Oct. 14

    Verdi’s Rogoletto, Oct. 21

    Penn State’s Premiere Jazz Ensemble, Oct. 26

    Arlo Guthrie, Oct. 27

    The Fab Faux, Oct. 28

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

    The Peach Music Festival, Aug. 10 through 13

    I Love The 90s Show, Aug. 26

    Altitude Music Festival, Aug. 27

    Luke Bryan, Sept. 6

    Nay Aug Park Bandstand (570) 348-4186

    Jump Start Band, Aug. 2

    Classic Rock Express, Aug. 6

    Fortunes, Aug. 9

    Tom Hamilton Jazztet, Aug. 13

    Doug Smith Band, Aug. 16

    Old Friends, Aug. 23

    Ron Leas Big Band, Aug. 20

    Blind Choice, Aug. 30

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

    Ted Nugent, Aug. 15

    The Beach Boys, Aug. 18

    John Butler Trio, Aug. 23

    Don McLean, Aug. 25

    Quiet Riot, Sept. 7

    Tyler Farr, Sept. 8

    America, Sept. 17

    Glen Miller Orchestra, Oct. 25 and 26

    LeAnn Rimes, Nov. 9

    Cheap Trick, Nov 12

    Gene Watson, Nov. 27

    Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg (570) 420-2808

    Social Distortion, Aug. 8

    The Everly Brothers Experience, Aug. 19

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

    Santana, Aug. 5

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

    THIS WEEK: Aug. 2 to 8

    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.

    FUTURE

    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 13. 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.

    Greta Van Fleet, the hard rocking Michigan quartet tours on the heels of its breakout debut EP, “Black Smoke Rising” and hit single “Highway Tune.” F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Aug. 25. $12.50, $15. 570-826-1100.

    I Love the ’90s, The Party Continues Tour features TLC, Coolio, Young MC, Rob Base and Tone-Loc. The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 6 p.m. Aug. 26. Tickets start at $29.35. http://livemu.sc/2vZrafs.

    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.

    Altitude Music Festival, HAS BEEN CANCELED. The festival that planned to bring Bleachers, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, The Menzingers, Sir Sly, Beach Slang and more to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Aug. 27 will no longer take place. http://livemu.sc/2f2eJf2.

    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.

    Luke Bryan, with special guests Brett Eldredge and more, arrives on his Huntin, Fishin & Lovin Every Day Tour. The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 7 p.m. Sept. 6. Tickets start at $37.50. http://livemu.sc/2vZb4Tb.

    Tyler Farr, country artist touring on his sophomore record, “Suffer In Peace,” which landed in the top 5 on the Billboard Top 100 Albums and Country Albums charts. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Sept. 8. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. July 14 on ticketmaster.com or at the box office. $29 advance, $34 day of show. No phone orders. Pennspeak.com. 866-605-7325.

    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.

    Shining Star, a tribute to soul, funk, jazz fusion juggernaut Earth, Wind and Fire visits the Wyoming Valley. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Sept. 23. $29.50 to $49.50. 570-826-1100.

    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.

    Matthew West, the Christian recording artists arrives with his All In Tour and his Grammy-nominated catalog of music. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Sept. 30. $25.50 to $93. 570-826-1100.

    Arlo Guthrie, the prolific folk songwriter and known social commentator and activist tells stories from throuhgout his celebrated catalog. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Oct. 27. $38 to $68. 570-826-1100.

    Brit Floyd, a tribute to the songs, sights and theatrics of Pink Floyd. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7. $41 to $61. 570-826-1100.

    LeAnn Rimes, Billboard Hot Country Song charter, two time Grammy Award winner and youngest Grammy winner, three time Academy of Country Music Award winner and 12 time tinner of Billboard Music Awards, known for her hit single “Can’t Fight the Moonlight.” At Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe 8 p.m. Nov. 9. $36, $40. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Aug. 3. 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.

    Ween frontman Gene Ween will perform the music of Billy Joel on Aug. 5 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre.
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_Gene-Ween-does-Billy-Joel-PRESS.jpgWeen frontman Gene Ween will perform the music of Billy Joel on Aug. 5 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre. Weekender file photo

    Guitar icon Carlos Santana will perform on Aug. 5 at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, N.Y.
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_AP_9807090353.jpgGuitar icon Carlos Santana will perform on Aug. 5 at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, N.Y. Patrick Aviolat | AP file photo