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Penn's Peak

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.

Monday, July 28, 2014
Special to the Times News The rock band Firehouse will be performing at Penn's Peak with Winger on Friday, Sept. 5

Ziggy Marley, a six-time Grammy winner, and Emmy winner, humanitarian, and singer-songwriter, makes a visit to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe Thursday.

The Fly Rasta Tour concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $24 in advance and $29 at the door.

Ziggy Marley has released 12 albums to much critical acclaim. His early immersion in music came at age 10 when he sat in on recording sessions with his father, Bob Marley.

Friday, July 18, 2014

B.B. King, whose name is as synonymous with blues as Hank Williams is to country, will make a special appearance at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe this evening.

The concert starts at 8 p.m., and tickets will be available at the door. Ticket prices are $45 and $55.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A music double-header comes to Penn's Peak this evening, when John Hiatt and The Combo appear with The Robert Cray Band.

Concert time is 8 o'clock and tickets are $45 reserved and $55 premium.

The concert by Hiatt, one of rock's most astute singer-songwriters, comes one day after the release of his new album, "Terms Of My Surrender."

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Dark Star Orchestra, in its 16th year of doing Grateful Dead tribute concerts, returns to Penn's Peak at 8 p.m. Friday.

Friday night, Dark Star Orchestra makes a return visit to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

They keep coming back because they draw very well at the local area's largest venue.

Dark Star's shows are built off the extensive catalog of the Grateful Dead. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use the catalog of original songs and often played covers to create a unique set list for the show.

This allows music fans both young and old to share in the experience.

Monday, May 12, 2014
Tommy James and the Shondells, whose hits include "Crimson and Clover" and "I Think We're Alone Now," will be coming to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Oct. 18. It's one of five new shows announcedfor the mountaintop venue. Tickets go on sale Saturday.

Five more concerts were added to the calendar of Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

They are:

The Zombies, Aug. 17, 8 p.m.

Ana Popovic, Sept. 13, 8 p.m.

Tommy James & the Shondells, Oct. 18, 8 p.m.

Robin Trower, Oct. 31, 8 p.m.

The Tubes, Nov. 1, 8 p.m.

Tickets for all five concerts go on sale Saturday.

The Zombies are an English rock band. Formed in 1961 in St. Albans and led by Rod Argent on piano and Colin Blunstone on vocals, the band scored hits in the mid- and late-1960s with "She's Not There," "Tell Her No" and "Time of the Season."