Events , Arts & Culture , Music, Film & Theater
On Tour in NEPA: Spring 2023 Concerts
Posted: March 7, 2023
The Music Scene Coming To NEPA Is First-Rate
As we slowly emerge from the dark and cold of winter, a bright light on the horizon ahead of spring are the national superstars, locally-grown talent making it big, and tons of acts from the past and present converging on the music venue stages across NEPA. There’s no excuse to continue your winter hibernation. But don’t wait, some of these major headlining tours are nearly sold out. Check out the acts headed to our area and treat yourself to a night of superior music.
Featured Image (Top) Courtesy of Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
Get Your Tickets For:
March 10 at 8:00 p.m.
Splintered Sunlight brings the improvisational psychedelic music of The Grateful Dead to the Mauch Chunk Opera House. The sounds that flowered the 1960s and 70s are brought to life thanks to the authentic two-drum set lineup and Butchy Sochorow’s soaring lead guitar and naturally dead-on Jerry-like voice. True Deadheads will agree their show is musically superb and imaginative, just like the original.
Robert Cray Band
March 10 at 8:00 p.m.
Five-time Grammy winner Robert Cray and his band bring their unique groove of Soul, R&B, Gospel, Blues, and Rock & Roll to Penn’s Peak. Get your tickets for this intimate night of music with the Blues Hall of Fame group.
March 14 at 7:00 p.m.
You can expect a full throttle rock performance and Irish step dancing at a Dropkick Murphys concert. The Mohegan Sun Arena hosts the Boston natives for a special St. Paddy’s Day performance.
March 17 at 8:00 p.m.
Tartan Terrors combine music, comedy and dance to deliver a show-stopping Celtic performance at the Mauch Chunk Opera House. This St. Patrick’s Day, expect the blistering piping of a two-time World Champion Bagpiper, champion Highland dancers and internationally recognized comedic performers in this premier Celtic event.
Letterbomb: Tribute to Green Day
March 18 at 8:00 p.m.
American Idiot fans rejoice. Letterbomb brings the raw power of punk from Green Day to the Mauch Chunk Opera House. This tribute band delivers unparalleled sound, style and live show vibes from the great Rock & Roll Hall of Famers.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
March 24 at 8:00 p.m.
Celebrating their 30th anniversary, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the band behind the hit “Go Daddy-O,” continue to celebrate and revitalize jazz and swing music. The band’s all-original core line-up brings their original horn-infused music and legendary high energy show to the Penn’s Peak stage.
Badlees Record Release Party
March 25 at 7:30 p.m.
The Badlees are back with a brand-new album and a record release party to commemorate it. Celebrate this Pennsylvania based roots rock band in a high-energy concert at the F.M. Kirby Center with special guests Joe Burke & Co and Dustin Douglas & the Electric Gentleman.
Kashmir: Led Zeppelin Tribute
March 25 at 8:00 p.m.
For those who dream to experience a live Led Zeppelin show, dream no more. Kashmir, taking the state at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, is the most authentic tribute to Zeppelin on the scene today. They’ll bring you the greatest soundtrack of classic rock hits with a high energy stage show that will leaving you hungry for more.
March 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Following in the footsteps of their inspirations, Killer Queen comes from across the pond to rock out with Queen super fans. This incredible tribute brings Queen’s arena anthems and beautiful ballads to life at the Scranton Cultural Center.
April 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Global country superstar Kenny Chesney brings his unique country beach vibes to NEPA at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Alongside him for one night only will be fellow country chart-topper, Kelsea Ballerini. Chesney is the king of the road and puts on a high-energy performance that’s not to be missed. The “I Go Back” tour will bring you the best of Chesney today and from the past.
Shinedown: The Revolutions Live Tour
April 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Modern rock powerhouse and multi-platinum band Shinedown brings their high-octane live show, explosive rock ‘n’ roll spirit, thought-provoking lyrics, and melodic sensibility to Wilkes-Barre. With 19 number one hits and 15 gold and platinum certified albums, the Arena hosts Brent Smith and the band for one night only.
April 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Multi-platinum recording artist, singer and songwriter, Josh Turner brings his resonant baritone sound to Penn’s Peak for a show highlighting the best of country music, past and present. This concert celebrates Turner’s newest album, Country State Of Mind, featuring Turner at his very best, singing new releases as well as classic cuts from Randy Travis, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams among others.
The Ultimate Elvis Experience Starring Shawn Klush
April 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Pittston native Shawn Klush brings his superior Elvis tribute show back to the Scranton Cultural Center for the first time since 2015. His soulful voice will transport you back in time with the best of the King of Rock and Roll’s tunes. Get your tickets to this sought-after performance before they sell out.
“Gold Dust Woman” Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac Tribute
April 21 at 7:00 p.m.
You’ll be transported in time as Gold Dust Woman takes audiences on a four+ decade journey through Steve Nicks and Fleetwood Mac’s musical catalog of hits. Led by Janet Soluri whose likeness in looks and vocals captivate audiences, the band will put on an electrifying and dynamic live show at The Theater at North.
May 5 at 8:00 p.m.
Golden-voiced Mississippi native Randy Houser brings his highly anticipated sixth studio album Note To Self to Penn’s Peak for an intimate night of great country music. The award-winning country singer and songwriter will showcase his signature down-home sound to his number one songs including “Like A Cowboy” and “We Went.”
Joe Nardone Presents “Oh What A Night of 60s Rock & Roll”
May 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Oh, what a night, indeed. Journey back to the 60s with this incredible four-act lineup of hitmakers. The F.M. Kirby Center welcomes headliners, Jay and the Americans, The Grass Roots, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, and show-opener Jimmy Russo for one great night of musical memories from the unforgettable Sixties.
May 13 at 8:00 p.m.
If you don’t already know him, you soon will. Zach Bryan is quickly rising to the forefront of country music as a captivating storyteller, tried-and-true performer, and once-in-a-generation voice without comparison. His album, American Heartbreak, was awarded Billboard’s Best County Album of 2022 for a reason. See for yourself this country superstar in the making at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.
May 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Wilkes-Barre native Ben Burnley returns to where it all started as his name-sake band rocks out at the Mohegan Sun Area for the first time in 13 years. NEPA’s own Aaron Bruch will be featured on bass and backing vocals as they deliver their hits from 1999 thru today. Joining them as special guests are English rock band Bush, led by Gavin Rossdale, and Lehighton, PA based original rock band, Another Day Dawns.
May 18 at 8:00 p.m.
Travis Tritt has been sharing his honky-tonk, Southern rock-infused country music for over 40 years. With countless hits, platinum albums and Grammy awards, he’s a country legend. Revisit the best of Tritt from 1989 until today as he takes the stage at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe.
May 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Celebrating 50 years of ground-breaking music and the iconic masterpiece The Dark Side Of The Moon, Brit Floyd brings the sounds and songs of Pink Floyd to the F.M. Kirby Center stage with an all-new production. Expect a stunning light show, lasers, theatrics and superior note-for-note renditions of the band’s classic tracks.
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