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On Tour in NEPA: Fall 2020 Socially Distanced Concerts

Drive-In Shows & Outdoor Concerts Keep the Beat Going Strong

We sure missed our summer concerts and music festivals this year, but live music is slowly and safely starting to make a comeback. NEPA’s music scene is getting creative and staging socially distanced shows everywhere from drive-in movie theaters to parking lots to local parks.

Set up your chairs and blankets in the grass for an outdoor community concert. Or catch some of your favorite artists and bands from the comfort of your car. Each event has specific health and safety guidelines, so make sure to check their policies before you head out.

We rounded up some of the cool concerts coming to NEPA this fall, from local musicians to national touring acts. These are all live, in-person performances—no live streams or prerecorded videos here. Kick back, stay safe and enjoy the show.

  • Billy Strings

    September 11 – 13

    Rising bluegrass star Billy Strings will perform a live, drive-in show at the parking lot of the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre. Watch from your car and enjoy a fresh take on American roots music.

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  • Steel Panther

    September 12

    The glam metal parody group Steel Panther will rock out at the Circle Drive-In in Dickson City. This concert is part of the band’s Fast Cars & Loud Guitars Tour.

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  • Blackberry Smoke

    September 13

    Rock the night away with the bluesy, Southern sounds of Blackberry Smoke. They’re performing live at the Circle Drive-In in Dickson City.

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  • Smith & Myers

    September 18

    Brent Smith and Zach Myers of the chart-topping rock band Shinedown are doing an acoustic show at the Circle Drive-In in Dickson City. You’ll hear unplugged versions of their hit songs, epic covers and tracks from their upcoming album.

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  • The Allman Betts Band

    September 19

    The sons of rock legends Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts have teamed up to make their own musical legacy. Come see them perform live at the Circle Drive-In in Dickson City.

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  • Skillet

    October 2

    The hard rock band Skillet will take the stage at the Circle Drive-In in Dickson City. You’ll hear some of their greatest hits and new tracks, plus music from special guest Colton Dixon.

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  • For King & Country

    October 4

    The award-winning Christian pop duo For King & Country will perform live at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. This drive-in concert will let you hear all their hits from the safety of your car.

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  • Chase Rice

    October 9

    Country star Chase Rice will play an acoustic set live at the Circle Drive-In in Dickson City. Come hear a whole new side of this singer-songwriter.

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  • Shawnee Inn Community Concert Series

    Every Tuesday Through September 22

    Relax at the grounds of Shawnee Inn for this free weeknight concert series. The season will wrap up with local blues-rock musician Chris London on September 15 and guitarist Bill Frye on September 22.

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  • Nay Aug Park Concert Series

    Every Sunday Through September 27

    Local musicians will perform every Sunday afternoon near the pool area of Nay Aug Park in Scranton. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy the sweet sounds of this free outdoor concert series. Masks and social distancing are required.

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  • Fellows Park Free Sunday Concerts

    Every Sunday Through September 27

    Live, local music will fill the air at Fellows Park in West Side Scranton. They’re hosting free concerts every Sunday through the end of September.

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  • Peak Fest

    Every Weekend Through November 1

    Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe is celebrating two whole months of live, local music. They have tents so each show is rain or shine, and there’s no cover charge.

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  • COTA Concert Series

    Monthly Through December

    The COTA Jazz Festival had to cancel this year, but they’re still putting on a concert series at the Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap. Catch a fresh new show every second Monday of the month. Seating is limited, and reservations are required.

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And don’t forget, for all of our friends, families and neighbors, continue observing all recommended health and safety precautions to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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