Monday, October 20, 2014
     

Penn's Peak

Monday, October 20, 2014
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Singer Tommy James performs at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, Saturday. James sang all his major hits including "Crimson and Clover" and "Hanky Panky."

It was pretty obvious why singer Tommy James had a sellout crowd at Penn's Peak on Saturday.

His performance was incredible, he sang every one of his major hits, he signed autographs, and he delivered what the audience wanted to hear.

Wearing all black, James put on a 75-minute concert that had the crowd cheering, clapping, and even dancing.

There was one minor problem early in the show but it wasn't his fault. His amplifiers quit working just when he ended his first song.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Tommy James of Tommy James and the Shondells fame will beperforming at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The story of Tommy James from the pop band Tommy James and the Shondells is soon going to be a movie.

The band was known for a bunch of major hits, including "Hanky Panky," "I Think We're Alone Now," "Crimson and Clover" and "Sweet Cherry Wine."

Saturday at 8 p.m., the congenial singer will be performing at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. Tickets are $33 and $38 and are available through TicketMaster or at Penn's Peak box office.

While music was always James' first interest, his determination to succeed led him to cross paths with the mob. This made him a targeted man.

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Ana Popovic

Ana Popovic will be returning to Penn's Peak on Saturday.

The award-winning, hard-touring guitar slinger blends smoking electric funk and slide guitar, jazzy instrumentals and a tight blues groove with soulful, feminine vocals, making her an irresistible force in the world of contemporary blues music.

During 2013 she appeared on the cover of several magazines. Her album "Can You Stand The Heat" was a "Pick Of The Week" by USA Today and featured on NPR Music.

Nearly all of her albums made the Top 5 of the Billboard Blues Charts and are played regularly on U.S. radio.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tickets go on sale this weekend for four upcoming concerts at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Tomorrow at 10 a.m., tickets will be available for shows by country great Martina McBride, who visits the venue on Nov. 13, and for Dennis DeYoung, a founder of Styx, who will be here on Feb. 13.

On Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m., music lovers can buy tickets for a Nov. 2 concert by Engelbert Humperdinck and a Feb. 27 event by Creedence Clearwater Revisited.

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Yonder Mountain String Band will be performing at 8 p.m. today at the Penn's Peak. Opening will be Jerry Douglas.

It's not traditional bluegrass music. In fact, it defies placement in typical music genres.

One thing's for certain. Audiences have taken a liking to what some have labeled "progressive bluegrass" played by the Yonder Mountain String Band.

The Yonder Mountain String Band, a Colorado-based trio, has appeared several times in the past at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. They always have a large following.

They return for a performance at 8 p.m. this evening. Tickets at the door are $22.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Another major performer has been added to the concert lineup at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Engelbert Humperdinck, whose hits included "Release Me" and "Am I That Easy to Forget," will make his venue debut on Sunday, Nov. 2.

Tickets, which are $37 and $42, go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Saturday. They are available now to Sneak Peak Club members.

Also announced was a performance by Creedence Clearwater Revisited on Friday, Feb. 27.

Tickets are $42 for reserved and $47 for the PIT. They also go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m.

Monday, August 18, 2014
AP FILE PHOTO Martina McBride

Two big concert announcements have been made for Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Martina McBride, a country music icon who sold out the venue two years ago, is returning for a concert with "The Everlasting Tour" show on Thursday, Nov. 13.

Tickets, which cost $45 and $55, go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday. Already they are on sale to Sneak Peak Club members.

"An Evening With Dennis DeYoung" will occur on and the music of Styx occurs on Friday, Feb. 13. Tickets, $35 and $39, go on sale Friday to the public, but are available to Sneak Peak members.

Monday, August 18, 2014
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS The Zombies, an oldies band which has been entertaining audiences for over a half century, performs at Penn's Peak at Jim Thorpe. Colin Blunstone, center, lead singer, is one of two founding members still performing with the Zombies.

The fifth number of The Zombies 21-song set at Penn's Peak Sunday night sums up their concert.

"You Make Me Feel Good" was a single released by the British group in 1964. Judging by the reaction of the audience, the show was enjoyable.

The Zombies were greeted at the onset with a standing ovation. They got robust applause throughout the 90-minute performance. People sang along to the words of virtually all the songs, but especially the group's big hits like "Time of the Season" and "Tell Her No."

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO A member of the band Great White appears at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe a few years ago. Great White returns for a concert Friday night.

On Friday at Penn's Peak, two of the top hard rock bands from around the turn of the century will perform in concert.

Great White, which had the hit "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" and Vixen, an all-girl band, will be on stage for a double-header show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 in advance and $27 on the day of the concert.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Megastar Kenny Rogers is coming to Penn's Peak.

The sensational performer will be bringing his highly acclaimed annual Christmas show to the venue at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20.

With him will be country singer Linda Davis. Tickets are $55 and $65.

It's one of three new shows announced for Penn's Peak.

Uriah Heep has set a date for Friday, Sept. 26. Tickets are $22 in advance and $27 on the night of the concert.

Dark Star Orchestra presents its annual Thanksgiving Eve show on Wednesday, Nov. 26. Tickets are $24 in advance and $29 on the day of the show.