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Penn's Peak

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Special to the TIMES NEWS Warrant is one of three rock bands which will be in concert Friday night at Penn's Peak. The music mayhem gets underway at 8 o'clock.

Friday night at Penn's Peak, the metal bands Warrant, Firehouse, and L.A. Guns will be joining for a triple-header concert.

The music mayhem gets underway at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $24 in advance and $29 at the door.

Warrant, which has had numerous songs on the Billboard charts in the 80s and 90s, will headline the show.

Steven Sweet, the original drummer of the band, assured all those hits will be done at the Penn's Peak show.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Officials at Penn's Peak announced three more concerts coming to the venue.

They are:

Ÿ Survivor with special guest Pat Travers Band on Sunday, May 6. Tickets are $24 in advance and $29 on the day of the show.

Ÿ Arrival - the World's Greatest Abba Show, on Friday, July 13. Tickets are $28 and $23.

Ÿ Jim Messina, on Friday, July 20. Tickets are $23 in advance and $28 day of show.

Tickets go on sale to the general public for all three concerts on Friday, March 9.

They are already available to Penn's Peak Sneak Peak members.

Saturday, February 25, 2012
Country singer Vince Gill will be coming to Penn's Peak on Saturday, Aug. 18. Tickets for the concert go on sale today.

Tickets go on sale today for a huge concert event at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Vince Gill, who has earned 27 Grammy Awards and is a two-time country music "Entertainer of the Year" award winner, makes his debut appearance at the venue on Saturday night, Aug. 18.

Among his hits are "I Still Believe In You," "When I Call Your Name," and "One More Last Chance."

Monday, February 20, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Sky and Cherie Martorana perform in front of a lively crowd.

The 80's music wave was brought back to our area once again, as Rubix Kube performed in front of stoked crowd during their Friday appearance at Penn's Peak.

Totally decked out in their 80's rock star attire, Scott Lovelady and Cherie Martorana lead the band, along with Daved Z., Eric Presti, Drew Mortali, Sky, John LaSpina and Michael Maenza.

Friday, January 27, 2012
Edgar Winter will be performing at Penn's Peak on Saturday, Feb. 4. Opening for him will be Rick Derringer.

Both Edgar Winter and his brother Johnny grew up with music.

Edgar recalls, during a phone interview, why they drifted apart and then what brought them back together.

"Johnny started being a blues fan and didn't want a saxophone in the band," said Edgar, regarding to their temporary parting of ways.

In 1969, Johnny performed at Woodstock and invited Edgar on stage with him, bringing the brothers back together for awhile.

Edgar said of Woodstock that it was "the pivotal point and thing which changed my life. Up until then, I was not interested in pop music."

Thursday, January 26, 2012

On Saturday night, you can forget the winter blahs for awhile and think of sand and beaches and summer fun.

Appearing at Penn's Peak on Saturday will be Parrotbeach, a full-time, Jimmy Buffet tribute band.

You're sure to hear Buffet favorites like "Margaritaville" and "Come Monday" by this five member band which has been doing Buffet music for a full decade.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are $17 in advance and $22 on the day of the concert.

Meanwhile, five concerts have been added to the 2012 events line-up at Penn's Peak. They are:

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.