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Penn's Peak

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.

Friday, June 3, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Country singer Easton Corbin on stage at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Easton Corbin played a show at Penn's Peak last night and did something that's very difficult for a young performer.

He delivered a play list that kept attention during virtually the entire show.

Like on albums, most artists generally have a couple of songs which don't agree with everyone's taste - unless it's an album from traditionalists like George Strait, Alan Jackson, Bill Anderson, or the late Buck Owens.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

There's a lot going on at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe during the coming months.

Next on the agenda is a concert by country singer Easton Corbin (see related article) on Thursday, June 2.

The following night, a deck party featuring The Bounty Hunter Gang will be held. There will also be deck parties on June 9 and 10.

After that, Chris Isaak makes his first-ever appearance on the huge indoor stage.

Meanwhile, there are some new national acts announced on the Penn's Peak calendar.

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Country singer Easton Corbin will be in concert at Penn's Peak on Thursday, June 2, at 8 p.m.

Often one way to tell if a relatively new singer is good is by the company he keeps.

Country singer Easton Corbin is certainly keeping very impressive company. Last year he toured with Brad Paisley. This year he's been on the road with Blake Shelton. He has shows scheduled with Rascal Flatts.

Next Thursday night, June 2, Corbin will show off his talents locally during a concert starting at 8 p.m. at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. This is Corbin's debut at the Peak.

Opening for him is Joanna Smith. Tickets are just $20 in advance and $25 the night of the concert.

Monday, May 9, 2011
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Country singer Gary Allan performs before a capacity crowd at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, Friday night.

Gary Allan's secret to success is just being himself. Nothing fancy. Very little chit-chat.

The country singing maverick was at Penn's Peak Friday night and attracted a sell-out crowd.

He delivered a 22-song set that kept the audience captive for well over an hour-and-a-half.

There was a light moment late in the show when his English sheepdog sprinted from behind the curtain to his side. After Allan petted him, the well-mannered dog turned around, climbed a set of stairs to a small balcony, and then laid down as if to listen to the remainder of the concert.

Thursday, May 5, 2011
ron gower/times news

Country music singer Gary Allan will be performing at 8 p.m. Friday at Penn's Peak. Officials at Penn's Peak say only a limited number of tickets remain for this concert. The visit to Penn's Peak is part of Allan's "Get Off The Pain" tour, in promotion of his eighth studio album. The performer's hits include "Nothing On But the Radio," "Tough Little Boys," and "Life Aint Always Beautiful."