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Penn's Peak

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
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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.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The World's "Largest Model," as listed in the Guinness Book of World Records, will be featured on Penn's Peak Radio tomorrow morning.

"The Doc" Layne Roberts, host of the daily "Bump and Grind" show on the radio station each morning, said his guest tomorrow will be "Amazon Eve."

The radio station broadcast can be heard on Channel 80 on your TV dial or viewed live each morning on Digital Channel 113.

The Doc said she will be appearing after 9 a.m.

Thursday, July 7, 2011
Trace Adkins

One of country music's biggest names is making a stop at Penn's Peak in August.

Trace Adkins, whose hits include "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," "You're Gonna Miss This," and "Every Light in the House is On," will be here on Sunday, Aug. 28.

It's one of three new concerts announced for Penn's Peak.

The others are Melvin Seals & JGB on Thursday, Oct. 6, and Get the Led Out, a Led Zeppelin tribute band, on Saturday, Nov. 5.

Tickets for all three concert events will go on sale Saturday, July 9.

Life has been hectic of late for Adkins.

Thursday, July 7, 2011
Raymond the Amish Comic will be doing his 20th anniversary show at Penn's Peak, Saturday.

Raymond the Amish Comic won't say whether he's actually Amish.

"That's up to the audience to figure out," he laughed.

For 20 years, he's held claim as being the only "Amish comic" in America.

His 20th anniversary show will actually be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

One word of caution: The show contains adult content and children will not be admitted.

Raymond got his start as a comedian virtually by accident.

"My career actually started in the toilet," he said.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Uriah Heep, an English hard rock band which is on its 40th anniversary tour, makes a stop Friday night at Penn's Peak.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door.

"Into the Wild" is Uriah Heep's 23rd studio album, which follows the completion of the band's 40th Anniversary Tour.

Uriah Heep arrived in the United States for the American leg of its tour about two weeks ago.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Two concerts are featured this weekend at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Ÿ Tonight, Hollywood Nights will appear with Separate Ways the Band at 8 p.m. Hollywood Nights pays tribute to Bob Seger. Separate Ways the Band features music from Journey.

Ÿ On Saturday, Robin Trower will be making a return visit to Penn's Peak in a concert starting at 8 p.m. Trower is engaged in a national tour supporting his latest CD, "The Playful Heart."

Monday, June 13, 2011
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Chris Isaak performs at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, giving an incredible show that consisted of ballads, up-tempo songs, and some covers from the 60s and 70s.

Chris Isaak has been given the nickname "Mr. Lucky" because of the success he's had with his music and acting.

Last night at Penn's Peak, it was obvious that his talent and showmanship are probably more responsible for his amazing accomplishments than Lady Luck.

Isaak put on a terrific show, singing his own songs as well as an assortment of cover tunes of his recording heroes like Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison.

He demonstrated a personality rarely seen by modern performers.

Thursday, June 9, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Peter Noone appears in 2010 concert at Penn's Peak. The singer with his Herman's Hermits band is back at the venue on Friday, July 22.

If you grew up in the 60s, you obviously know who Peter Noone and Herman's Hermits are.

This phonomenal band who brought us such hits as "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" and "Henry the Eighth" is coming to Penn's Peak on Friday, July 22.

Meanwhile, tickets go on sale Saturday for a July 21 concert by Sweet. This is the debut appearance for Sweet, a 70s band best known for the song "Little Willie."

Next Friday, June 17, on the Penn's Peak stage will be Hollywood Nights, with special guest Separate Ways the Band.

Thursday, June 9, 2011
Special to the TIMES NEWS Chris Isaak will stage a concert Sunday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. The event begins at 8 p.m.

On Sunday night, coming to Penn's Peak is a star of the Showtime television network, a performer who has been in numerous films and TV shows including the acclaimed 2006 "Superbowl Sunday" edition of Friends, and who has had 25 years of success as a recording artist.

Chris Isaak, a rocker from San Francisco who is touring to promote his latest album release Mr. Lucky, takes the stage at 8 p.m. Tickets are $47 and $42.