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Penn's Peak

Monday, August 29, 2011

Not even a hurricane could stop country star Trace Adkins from wowing a full house at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Sunday night.

The ruggedly-handsome cowboy, whose deep baritone voice echoed in every nook and cranny of the concert hall, began at 9:15 p.m. with a fan favorite "Whoop a Man's Ass," and transitioning seamlessly into the chorus of Adkins and Blake Shelton's "Hillbilly Bone."

Friday, August 26, 2011
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Country singer Don Williams sits during his concert last night at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

When you go to a Don Williams concert, you don't expect fancy stage decor or a lot of dialogue from the singer. You just expect great, traditional country music.

Williams, the "gentle giant" of country who has had 42 singles in the top 10, keeps it basic.

He performed last night at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, with a large crowd in attendance. Backed by a five-piece band, he sang 19 of those big hits. The thing about Williams is there's no deviation from his straight-music agenda. And that's what his fans seem to love about him.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Three concerts are on the Penn's Peak schedule for this weekend.

Tonight, Styx will be performing beginning at 8 p.m.

The Outlaws with special guest Blackberry Smoke take the stage to rock the venue tomorrow night at 8 o'clock.

On Sunday, country music sensation Trace Adkins makes a return here at 8 p.m., with newcomer Kip Moore opening.

Styx has garnered several albums with platinum certification. Their hits include "Come Sail Away," "Renegade," "Blue Collar Man" and "Fooling Yourself."

Monday, August 22, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Rubix Kube band members from left are Scott Lovelady, Eric Presti, Sky, Cherie Martorana, Drew Mortali and John LaSpina.

Hundred's of 80's music fans attended the Rubix Kube tribute band's "Back to the Eighties" show held at Penn's Peak Friday night. Some fans chose to dress in parachute pants, sunglasses and leg warmers while others carried on with their own personas.

Totally decked out in appropriate 80's attire, the band entertained the enthusiastic crowd, some dressed in leg warmers and mini-skirts, with all types of memorable hits like 'You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC, 'Mickey" by Toni Basli, 'Footloose' by Kenny Loggins and Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne.

Monday, August 15, 2011

A first occurred at Penn's Peak on Sunday.

A concert was televised live on international television.

The concert was by rocker Ted Nugent, who played before a sell-out crowd.

The event was broadcast live on HD Net, which was carried on the Blue Ridge Communications network for hi definition subscribers.

Nugent, who formed the band Damn Yankess in 1989 but has since embarked on a successful solo career, is also an avid outdoorsman and a proponent for the National Rifle Association.

Thursday, August 11, 2011
Willie Nelson will be making an appearance at Penn's Peak on Sunday night, Oct. 30.

Saturday is a big day at the box office for Penn's Peak.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. for six upcoming concerts including one scheduled Oct. 30 by the incomparable, legendary Willie Nelson.

Other shows for which tickets go on sale Saturday are Rusted Root on Sept. 23, Journey Tribute with Voyage on Sept. 24, Jo Dee Messina on Oct. 1, and Vanilla Fudge - the Farewell Tour on Dec. 2.

Then on Saturday, Aug. 20, tickets go on sale for two more concerts: The Australian Pink Floyd show on Aug. 20 and Dark Star Orchestra on Nov. 23.

Monday, August 8, 2011
Ted Nugent makes a return appearance to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Sunday, Aug. 14. The concert at the Peak will be broadcast live on HDNet beginning at 9 p.m.

Ted Nugent's show at Penn's Peak will be broadcast live on HDNet!!

Officials of Penn's Peak said they are honored to be a part of Ted Nugent live on HDNet on Sunday, Aug. 14th at 9 p.m.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. with Lisa Bouchelle opening for him.

Nugent has appeared at Penn's Peak several times in the past.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Peter Noone performs at Penn's Peak on Friday night.

From the moment Peter Noone entered the stage at Penn's Peak, his high energy excited and entertained his fans who came as far away as Canada and Brazil to see his show. Peter played to a nice size crowd on Friday night at Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe.

Noone's charisma and boyish looks brought fans from all ages, from young children to women who are in the 80s.

The first 20 rows of seats were filled with "Noonatics" those special fans who attend nearly every show and are part of his fan club.

Noone announced that for "Rose of Canada," this was her 605th Peter Noone show.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Sweet, which recorded hits like "Little Willy" and "Fox on the Run," will be performing Thursday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

We all remember the "Little Willy" fun song from the 70s and the lyrics:

"Little Willy, Willy won't, go home. 'but you can't push Willy around, Willy won't go."

Sweet, the band that had a hit with the song, will be making a stop tomorrow night at Penn's Peak, performing in concert at 8 o'clock.

Tickets, just $25, will be on sale at the door.

For Sweet, this might possibly be their first time making an Eastern Pa. appearance.

Monday, July 18, 2011
ron gower/times news

The Yonder Mountain String Band, a type of modern blue grass band, performs at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. A large crowd attended the concert on Thursday. The band has several albums and has made numerous Penn's Peak appearances, playing music from several albums they've recorded. Two concerts are on tap for this week. On Thursday night, Sweet, which had a big hit with "Little Willie," will be on the stage at 8 p.m. On Friday night, it's Peter Noone and Herman's Hermits in concert.