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Penn's Peak

Monday, January 23, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Air Supply played love songs to an appreciate audienece on Friday night at Penns Peak. Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock perform love longs at Penns Peak.

Air Supply fans were treated to a grand performance at Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe on Friday night.

During their nearly two hour performance, the Australian soft rock duo of Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell shared the best of their music with the appreciative crowd.

The audience continued to clap and cheer after every song, and when the band left the stage to end the show, the audience wanted more. The band then returned to stage for an encore performance of "I'm All of Love."

Friday, January 20, 2012
Three Dog Night, best known for the pop hit "Joy to the World," makes a return visit to Penn's Peak on Saturday, March 31.

The 2012 schedule at Penn's Peak is shaping into a busy one with already over a dozen concerts and 10 dinner shows announced.

Some of the stars coming to perform on the spacious stage with the million dollar sound system include Three Dog Night, Glen Campbell, Nitty Ditty Dirt Band, and Edgar Winter.

Tonight, Air Supply makes its first stop of its 2012 touring schedule at the Jim Thorpe venue. Air Supply has had such hits as "All Out of Love" and "Every Woman in the World."

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Air Supply will be performing in concert at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Friday, Jan. 20, at 8 p.m. Air Supply had such hits as "All Out of Love," "Sweet Dreams," and "Even the Nights Are Better."

Air Supply, the duo of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock, emulate success.

The duo has been recording albums for 36 years, have had numerous songs in the top 10 including the '80s hit "All Out of Love," and have traveled around the world, including performing before 17,000 people in Cuba and playing before such worldly figures as Prince Charles and Imelda Marcos.

Air Supply, originally from Australia, makes a stop at Penn's Peak on Friday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 and $35.

It's a return visit to the Peak for Russell and Hitchcock.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Ever visit an old-time diner, like Silk City near Reading, where you can pick from tons of old-time songs to play on the jukebox? What memories of a great musical past: Dion, the Supremes, Del Shannon, Beach Boys.

It was like that jukebox came to life Friday night at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe when the Fabulous Greaseband took the stage.

The Fabulous Greaseband proved fabulous in song selection and stage presence.

Monday, December 26, 2011
Glen Campbell

Tickets went on sale this past weekend for two big concert events in 2012 at Penn's Peak:

Ÿ Glen Campbell will be at the venue on Thursday, April 19, with his "Goodbye Tour." Tickets are $45 and $40.

Ÿ The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band plays for the first time at Penn's Peak on Saturday, June 2. Tickets are $24 in advance and $29 the day of the concert.

In August, Campbell released his "final" studio album, "Ghost on the Canvas." The album was named one of the top 10 best new LPs of 2011 by the New York Daily News in its Sunday edition.

Monday, December 26, 2011
The Fabulous Greaseband

The year 2011 is just about over, but there are still two nights of concerts left at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

On Friday night, The Fabulous Greaseband is back with a concert starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance and $22 on the day of the concert.

On New Year's Eve, it's going to be a rockin' time with Live Wire performing. Live Wire is considered "the world's greatest AC/DC tribute." The party begins at 9 p.m. and tickets are $22 in advance, $27 at the door. This is an "all ages" event.

Thursday, December 1, 2011
special to the times news

Elektrik Company's Boogie to the Disco Show- The Ultimate Disco Tribute will come to Penn's Peak Saturday night. The show begins at 8 p.m., with tickets $22 on the night of the event. Meanwhile, on Friday night, Vanilla Fudge - The Farewell Tour, will be on the Penn's Peak stage at 8 p.m. Opening for Vanilla Fudge will be the Craig Thatcher Band. Tickets for the Vanilla Fudge concert are $27 at the door.

Monday, November 28, 2011
Vanilla Fudge will be performing at 8 p.m. Friday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. Opening will be the Craig Thatcher Band.

Two special events are scheduled this coming weekend at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

On Friday night, Vanilla Fudge, one of the first American groups to infuse psychedelia into a heavy rock sound to create "psychedelic symphonic rock," will be in concert as part of it's "Farewell Tour."

The concert starts at 8 p.m. with tickets $22 in advance and $27 at the door.

Opening for Vanilla Fudge will be the Craig Thatcher Band.

On Saturday night, it's Elektrik Company's Boogie to the Disco Show - The Ultimate Disco Tribute.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The Dark Star Orchestra will be performing at 8 p.m. today at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, playing music from the iconic Grateful Dead.

The Dark Star Orchestra, one of the nation's top tribute bands to the iconic Grateful Dead, makes a return appearance to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, tonight.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29.

The concert is part of the band's "Fly by the Night" tour.

For over 13 years and - as of this tour - more than 2000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra has embodied the Grateful Dead's live experience for fans both old and too young to have ever seen their own Grateful Dead show.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Special to the TIMES NEWS Singer Don McLean will be performing at 8 p.m. Friday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. Opening for him will be local singer Mike Pilgermayer.

"So bye-bye, miss American pie.

Drove my chevy to the levee,

But the levee was dry.

And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

Singin', "this'll be the day that I die.

"this'll be the day that I die."

Who over 25 hasn't sung those words at some point? Who doesn't recognize them as lyrics from Don McLean's hit song, "America Pie?"

Friday night, you'll be able to hear McLean sing it live on the stage of Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

McLean is making a concert appearance at the Peak at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $29 and $24.