NEPA's Live Music Scene Heats Up This Winter
Don’t let a little cold weather get in your way. NEPA’s live music scene thrives all winter thanks to our awesome indoor venues. So many of our iconic theaters, clubs and arenas serve as the ideal location for world-renowned rock bands, regional acts and legendary local bands to continue rockin’ Northeastern Pennsylvania all year long.
From bluegrass to heavy metal to psychedelic to rock-and-roll, this upcoming concert season in NEPA is sure to have a little something for any music lover. We’ve rounded up some of the hottest shows coming to our neck of the woods during these chilly months. Grab those tickets and plan for an entire winter of epic live music.
Get Your Tickets For:
December 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Grammy award winner Billy Strings will be performing at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre this December. Strings is known for his exceptional guitar playing and for keeping the traditional bluegrass tones of the Appalachian Mountains alive. This show is bound to be a boot-stomping good time.
The Four Horseman-Metallica Tribute
December 15 at 8:00 p.m.
The Four Horsemen—The Metallica Tribute do a fantastic job in honoring Metallica’s legacy. For one night only at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe this December, watch these talented, leather-clad musicians accurately replicate the sounds of this famous metal band’s most popular songs.
Bstreet Band Springsteen Tribute
December 16 at 8:00 p.m.
The Boss is returning to Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe this December. His legendary tunes will be performed by esteemed tribute band, Bstreet Band, whom have played nearly 6,000 shows all over the country for over 40 years. Any die-hard Bruce fan will sure be impressed by these talented musicians.
Get the Led Out
December 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Get the Led Out, also known as the American Led Zeppelin, is a tribute band dedicated to one of the most influential rock-and-roll bands of all time. You’re in for hits such as “Stairway to Heaven”, “Immigrant Song”, “Whole Lotta Love”, and many more. See them for one night only at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre.
December 31 at 8:30 p.m.
This NEPA-born band is bringing their unique sound to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre. Cabinet has been creating music with a message since 2006 by knitting the roots of rock, reggae, psychedelic, blues, bluegrass, country, and folk together into what they describe as “a patchwork American quilt”.
Yacht Rock Gold
January 6 at 8:00 p.m.
Yacht rock is all the talk right now. Experience the new-found genre for yourself at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg. This tribute band brings the sun-kissed, soft rock vibes of legends such as Steeley Dan, the Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, and countless others.
The Purple Xperience
January 6 at 8:00 p.m.
Since 2011, this five-piece group has been producing the greatest renditions of Prince and the Revolution’s most beloved hits like “Purple Rain,” “When Doves Cry,” and “Raspberry Beret.” Catch them at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre this January.
Green River-Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival & John Fogerty
January 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Green River is the number one nationally touring Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty tribute group. They combine their talents to honor a band that paved the way for the roots rock and swamp rock genres of the 60s and 70s. Catch them at legendary Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe.
January 19 at 8:00 p.m.
SuperUnknown is a tribute band dedicated to honoring Chris Cornell’s legacy by playing music from his bands Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of the Dog. This January at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe, listen to these accurate renditions of this late musician’s hits.
Jimmy Kenny and the Pirate Beach Band—Winter Beach Party Tribute to Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffet, and Zac Brown Band
January 27 at 8:00 p.m.
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right? Join Jimmy Kenny and the Pirate Beach Band at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe for some of those feel-good summer vibes. This tribute band recreates the beloved beach country sounds of Jimmy Buffet, Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band.
Killer Queen Experience
February 2 & 3 at 8:00 p.m.
This tribute band promises to bring great energy and excitement of a Queen show to Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe. They’re sure to bring on the hits such as “You’re My Best Friend,” “Love of My Life,” and, of course, “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
The Stranger-Tribute to Billy Joel
February 10 at 8:00 p.m.
The Stranger—Tribute to Billy Joel is coming to Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe this February. Listen to some of the piano man’s timeless hits such as “We Didn’t Start the Fire”, “She’s Always a Woman”, “Movin’ Out”, and many more.
February 17 at 7:30 p.m.
English musician Glenn Hughes is coming to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe to perform hits from his former rock band, Deep Purple. Hair bands Enuff Z’nuff and Bad Marriage will also be performing. Re-rock that perm and leather jacket, and transport back to the height of head-banging rock-and-roll.
Lee Brice: Me & My Guitar
February 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Check out country singer/songwriter Lee Brice at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe this February. You can count on Brice to perform top hits from his five albums, such as “One of Them Girls,” “Rumor,” and “Memory I Don’t Mess With” along with many more.
Flogging Molly-Road to Rebellion Tour
February 24 at 8:00 p.m.
Take a trip to the Emerald Isle on Flogging Molly’s Road to Rebellion Tour, coming to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe. Sing along to hits such as “Drunken Lullabies,” “If I Ever Leave This World Alive” and many other modern hits and traditional Irish melodies.
Pure Prairie League
February 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Pure Prairie League is taking the stage at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg this February. These pioneers of the country-rock genre bring over 50 years of classics like “Amie,” “Two Lane Highway,” and “Let Me Love You Tonight” just to name a few.
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