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Penn's Peak

Monday, November 10, 2014
Martina McBride

One of country music's premiere talents will be performing Thursday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Martina McBride, who has had many number one hits, has won virtually every possible award in country music, and has sold out major arenas over the years, is making a stop with her "Everlasting Tour."

This is the second time McBride has come to Penn's Peak. Two years ago she attracted a capacity crowd.

She is best known for the moving song about domestic violence, "Independence Day," whose video was ranked number two country video of all time by CMT.

Friday, November 7, 2014
T. Stephen Morales/Special to the Times News Double Grammy Award winner Kenny Loggins, who had a platinum record with "Flashdance," is at Penn's Peak Saturday night.

It's another big concert weekend at Penn's Peak, with star performers visiting tonight and Saturday.

Tonight, two of country music's up-and-coming stars will be appearing. Jerrod Niemann headlines with Chris Lane in a show beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets for the double-header are just $29.

Saturday night, Kenny Loggins, who had a platinum record with "Footloose," will be taking the stage at 8 p.m. Tickets for that show are $41 and $44.

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Engelbert Humperdinck will be performing at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Sunday.

It's a busy weekend at Penn's Peak with three concerts in three days, the finale being pop icon Engelbert Humperdinck.

The list of shows is as follows:

Ÿ Friday Robin Trower with Scott Weis Band, 8 p.m. Tickets $27 advance, $32 day of show.

Ÿ Saturday The Tubes with NightWind, 8 p.m. Tickets $18 advance, $23 day of show.

Ÿ Sunday Engelbert Humperdinck, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $37 and $47.

Engelbert was known not only for a long list of hits, but for his handsome appearance.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Kenny Rogers brings his Christmas show with Linda Davis to Penn's Peak on Dec. 20. He'll also do some of his all-time great hits like "Lucille" and "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town."

Several major performers are on the concert schedule for the coming months at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Recently announced were:

Ÿ Rockin' the Holidays with Felix Cavaliere's Rascals on Dec. 14.

Ÿ Pink Floyd Experience on Feb. 28.

Ÿ The Lettermen on May 29.

If you're making New Year's Eve plans, consider the Get the Led Out, which will be performing both Dec. 30 and 31. Get the Led Out is a Led Zepellin tribute band.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Shannon Blocker, president of Blocker Enterprises, 497 S. Ninth St., Lehighton, sits on 2012 Yamaha Roadline 1900cc motorcycle, which is being given away during the 2015 Penn's Peak Radio cruise. Standing is Layne "Doc" Roberts of Penn's Peak Radio, cruise coordinator. The cruise will be May 10-17 from New York to Bermuda.

Layne "Doc" Roberts of Penn's Peak Radio is making plans for the ninth annual spring cruise.

It will be held May 10-17 and sail from New York to Bermuda.

This tour will offer a special prize: A 2012 Yamaha Roadliner 1900cc motorcycle.

Roberts is excited about this cruise and said, "It's on a Norwegian Ship, a five-star resort on water."

The cruise has such activities as walk the plank, bowling alley, video arcades, activities for children, swim area, water park and ropes.

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.