Concert Listings: May 24 to 30

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Liverpool Legends will perform on May 26 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

Liverpool Legends, May 26

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, June 2

Donovan, June 4

Shadows of the 60s: A Tribute to Motown, June 10

Vince Gill, June 15

TOTO, June 18

Blackberry Smoke, June 23

Queen Extravaganza, July 1

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

Impractical Jokers, June 9

Dierks Bentley, June 10

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

Mohegan Sun Pocono, Plains Township (570) 831-2100

The Clairvoyants, May 27

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

Bryan Adams, June 13

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

Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot, June 2

Happy Together Tour, June 22

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

Phil Vassar, July 14

Great White, July 15

Josh Turner, July 29

Don McLean, Aug. 25

Gene Watson, Nov. 27

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

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, May 27

John Nemeth Band, May 28

Al Stewart, June 16

Dwight & Nicole, June 29

David Bromberg Quintet, July 14

The Elovaters, July 15

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg (570) 420-2808

The Garcia Project, May 26

Zoso — the Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, June 2

Three Dog Night, June 11

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, June 15

Sal “the Voice” Valtinetti, June 17

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

Mysteryland, June 9 to 12

Train, O.A.R., Natasha Bedingfield, June 16

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: May 24 to 30

Liverpool Legends, a Beatles tribute act, the members of which were personally selected by Louise Harrison, sister of the late George Harrison, lead guitarist for The Beatles. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 26. $29.50 to $49.50. 570-826-1100.

7800 Fahrenheit, a tribute to Bon Jovi started in 2015 by local musicians Jay Orrell and John Young. River Street Jazz Care, 667 N. River Street, Plains Township. 10 p.m. May 26. $7 in advance. 570-822-2992.

The Garcia Project, tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band featuring NEPA native keyboard player Freeman White plays complete JGB sets from 1976 to 1995. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. May 26. $18, $21. 570-420-2808.

MiZ does Dylan’s ‘Blood on the Tracks,’ in honor of Bob Dylan’s 76 birthday, local songsmith and guitarist Mike Mizwinski will perform Dylan’s iconic record. River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 N. River Street, Plains Township. 9 p.m. May 27. Free. 570-822-2992.

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, the renowned drummer of Emerson, Lake and Palmer brings his hard-driving instrumental performance of ELP’s music to the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 27. $30. 570-325-0249.

John Nemeth Band, the soul and blues singer has established himself among the greats in his genre. He tours in support of his new record, “Feelin Freaky.” Mauch Chunkp Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 7 p.m. May 28. $10. 570-325-0249.

FUTURE

Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot — The Ultimate Billy Joel Experience, performing an accurate reenactment of Billy Joel’s music with vocals and piano by Miek DelGuidice. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 2. $20, $25. 866-605-7325.

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, the iconic soprano and his ensemble of singers and musicians will perform songs from their famous catalogue, which includes “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “December ‘63 (Oh, What A Night).” F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. June 2. $66, $86, $122. 570-826-1100.

NEPA Bluegrass Festival, the 10th annual music weekend with two stages (traditional and progressive), food and craft vendors, shade tents, jam tents, workshops, children’s programs, Sunday Gospel Sing & Jam and camping. Performers include the Gibson Brothers, Goldwing Express, Remington Ryde, Jim Gaudet, Danny Paisley, Mason Porter, Wilson Banjo Co., Leroy Troy, Nothin’ Fancy, US Navy Band, Little Roy and Lizzy, David Parmley and more. Lazybrook Park, Routes 6 and 92, Tunkhannock. 1 to 10 p.m. June 2; noon to 10 p.m. June 3; 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 4. $25 Friday, $30 Saturday, $20 Sunday. $55 weekend by Jan. 31; $65 by April 15. 570-721-2760 or nepabluegrass.com.

Donovan, the iconic songwriter of hits like “Mellow Yellow” and “Hurdy Gurdy Man” will perform from his pioneering catalogue. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. June 4. $25, $35, $45. 570-826-1100.

Classical Guitarist Jay Steveskey Plays the Classics, from classic rock arrangements to classic movie themes, the Classic American Songbook and from Bach to the Beatles, sponsored John P. Keker in memory of Jessie Reppy Keker, 3 p.m. June 4, Dietrich Theater, Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, free. 570-996-1500.

Billtown Blues Festival, the 28th annual event. Lycoming County Fairgrounds, 300 E. Lycoming St., Hughesville. June 10 with gates at 11 a.m. and music noon to 10 p.m. 570-584-4480.

Dierks Bentley, the country superstar performs with opening acts Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi. The Pavilion at Montge Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 7 p.m. June 10. Tickets start at $26. livenation.com.

George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Thorogood and his longtime band play their unique brand of blues with hits lke “I Drink Aone” and “Bad To The Bone.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 11. $44, $49. 866-605-7325.

Bryan Adams, the multi-plantinum selling recording artist will perform new music and songs from his collection of hit. Mohegan Sun Arena at Casy Plaza, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 8 p.m. June 13. Tickest start at $19.69. 800-745-3000.

Al Stewart, pop songwriter whose hits “Year of the Cat” and “Time Passages” sold millions of copies and were staples of FM radio in 1979. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 16. $30. 570-325-0249.

TOTO, the band that penned such hits as “Africa” and “Rosanna” brings their jazz fusion pop-rock to Northesatern Pennsylvania. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. June 18. $39, $45, $55, $60. 570-826-1100.

Happy Together Tour, with The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie, Chuck Negron (former lead singer of Three Dog Night), The Association, The Boxtops, The Cowsills and The Archies. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 22. $45, $40. 866-605-7325.

Blackberry Smoke, gritty and souldful southern rock quintet touring on the success of last year’s studio album “Like An Arrow.” F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes- Barre. 8 p.m. June 23. $25, $35. 570-826-1100.

The Airplane Family & Friends with Live Dead ‘69, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the San Francisco Sound with alumni of Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna and the Grateful Dead. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. June 23. $22, $27. 866-605-7325.

Fuel with Marcy Playground and Dishwalla, a trio of ’90s hitmakers performs with Another Day Dawns playing in support. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 7:30 p.m. June 24. $32, $37. 866-605-7325.

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. 866-605-7325.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Peter Cetera, former Chicago frontman and Grammy Award-wnning 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 31. 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.

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.

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.

Liverpool Legends will perform on May 26 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre.
https://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_Liverpool-Legends-press-shot-11-10-09.jpgLiverpool Legends will perform on May 26 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre. Weekender file photo