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Penn's Peak

Monday, October 3, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Country singer Jo Dee Messina performs during her Music Room Series at Penn's Peak on Saturday.

Country singer Jo Dee Messina wasted no time getting the audience into a festive mood during concert Saturday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

She opened her show with a chorus of "Let It Snow."

After that, she tried hard to keep the show upbeat as she presented her "Music Room Series," which consisted of fielding questions from the audience, introducing her 2-year-old son, and, of course, singing her songs.

Friday, September 30, 2011
Country singer Jo Dee Messina will be performing in her "Music Room Series" at 8 p.m. Saturday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Jo Dee Messina, one of country music's most congenial performers who has had a long string of hits, makes a return to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe tomorrow.

She's back with her popular "Music Room" series, during which she takes fans' requests, tells stories, and likely has some special surprises.

Messina said she is looking forward to returning to the venue, which is her third time performing here.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Rusted Root is one band that doesn't fit neatly into one musical category.

Blending folk, acoustic, and world music with African, Native American, and Latin American influences, the Pittsburgh-based sextet defies explanation.

This hard-touring group of musicians could easily stake a claim as one of the great jam bands on the scene today.

Their performance at Penn's Peak on Friday night was no exception.

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Rusted Root returns to Penn's Peak Friday night.

When Rusted Root had an opportunity to return to Penn's Peak, there was no hesitancy on agreeing.

"We love Penn's Peak," said lead singer Mike Glabicki. "It's one of the best venues in the country."

In fact, the band is working on producing a new DVD and Glabicki is hoping some filming can be done at Penn's Peak for it. "I'm not sure yet if we'll be filming for the DVD."

Rusted Root is at Penn's Peak at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets at the door are $29.

It's one of three concerts this weekend at Penn's Peak.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

38 Special has been playing music since the mid-1970's, but on Friday night at Penn's Peak, the group played with the enthusiasm and spirit of a band new to the music scene.

38 Special has always been a band that has stayed true to their Southern rock roots while still offering commercial appeal, and their set demonstrated why they are able to still draw a crowd after three decades on stage.

Thursday, September 15, 2011
 The Southern rock band .38 Special will be performing at Penn's Peak tomorrow. The concert begins at 8 p.m.

It'll be a rockin' time at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Friday when returning to the venue is .38 Special, a Southern rock band which has been together for over three decades.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $32 and $37.

Their many Gold and Platinum album awards stand in testament to the endurance of a legendary powerhouse.

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.