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Penn's Peak

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
ron gower/times news

"Bruce in the USA," a tribute to Bruce Springsteen, will be at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe Saturday night. The concert begins at 8 p.m. and is one of two concerts at the venue this weekend. On Friday night, Dickie Betts and Great Southern will be at the Peak at 8 p.m. Betts is a former member of the Allman Brothers Band.

Thursday, February 10, 2011
Railroad Earth

It's a double-header weekend at Penn's Peak.

On Friday night, a crowd favorite - Railroad Earth - returns to the venue. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show.

Saturday night, forget the cold with Parrot Beach singing the songs of Jimmy Buffet. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of the show.

Members of Railroad Earth don't define what "kind" of music they play – they just play it.

Thursday, February 10, 2011
Gary Allan

Several more concerts for spring and summer in 2011 were announced for Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Just recently announced were the return of two country superstars, Randy Travis and Gary Allan.

Travis, whose hits include "Three Wooden Crosses" and "On the Other Hand," will be at the Peak on Friday, April 1. Tickets are already on sale for this event.

Allan, whose number one songs include "Nothing On But the Radio" and "Tough Little Boys," is making a return to the venue on Friday, May 6. Tickets for the Gary Allan concert will be sold to the general public on Feb. 26.

Friday, February 4, 2011
Yellow Brick Road

Gerald Brann has a degree in jazz piano. He's played piano all his life and, thus, appreciates the masters such as Billy Joel and Elton John.

This is one reason he put together a band eight years ago that plays tribute to Sir Elton.

Appropriately named "Yellow Brick Road," the tribute band makes its debut Saturday night at Penn's Peak in a concert starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 on the night of the show.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Remember when "Flashdance" made oversize tops the craze. And the Madonna look was a fashion statement?

It was in the 80's and Friday night at Penn's Peak you have a chance to re-live those days.

Performing at Penn's Peak on Friday is Rubix Kub, the ultimate 80s tribute band.

In conjunction, there will be an 80's dress contest.

Rubix Cube will pull five members of the audience, who they feel look "like totally awesome" to participate in the contest.

All five will be given gift bags.

Then, three special prize winners will be announced.

Saturday, January 29, 2011
Joe Plasko/TIMES NEWS Robin Trower

Six more concerts have been added to the 2011 schedule at Penn's Peak.

Among them is Thin Luzzy, a Dublin, Ireland rock band which has Penn's Peak as its first stop on an American tour.

The shows, and the dates tickets go on sale, are as follows:

Ÿ Thin Lizzy, with opening act Supersuckers, Thursday, March 24, 8 p.m. Tickets, $32 and $27, on sale Feb. 4.

Ÿ Get the Led Out, Friday, April 15, 8 p.m. Tickets, $23 to $33, on sale Saturday.

Ÿ Easton Corbin, Thursday, June 2, 8 p.m. Tickets $20 advance and $25 day of show. Tickets on sale Feb. 4.

Monday, January 24, 2011
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS Gregg Allman sings behind his keyboard for the sellout/sell out audience at Penn's Peak on Saturday night.

During his rendition of the Allman Brothers Band classic "Dreams I'll Never See," Gregg Allman sang a verse about "putting on a new face" so he can "get on back in the race."

These days, that fits Allman, who is a new man and back on the road after undergoing a successful liver transplant last June.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer made his fourth solo appearance at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Saturday night, in a concert that was rescheduled from Dec. 28 due to a winter storm.

Thursday, January 20, 2011
Gregg Allman released his seventh solo album, "Low Country Blues" this week.

You can't keep a good bluesman down.

Gregg Allman, frontman for the Allman Brothers Band, has released "Low Country Blues," his seventh solo album and his first in 14 years.

The release of the new CD was originally scheduled for last year but was held up by Allman's successful liver transplant surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida last June, which followed his long battle with chronic Hepatitis C.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Saturday night, the rescheduled Gregg Allman concert will be held at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

The concert, which starts at 8 p.m., comes on the heels of his new album release "Low Country Blues." It's his first album release in 14 years and consists almost entirely of vintage blues material from the '40s, '50s and '60s.

The album release comes just seven months following a liver transplant.

The list of upcoming Penn's Peak shows is as follows:

January

Ÿ 22 - Gregg Allman, 8 p.m. Tickets $37 and $32.

February

Thursday, December 30, 2010
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS The 80s rock band Slaughter, consisting of Mark Slaughter (pictured), Dana Strum, Blas Elias, and Jeff "Blando" Bland, will be returning to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on March 25. Also performing will be Jani Lane, formerly of Warrant.

The Saw Doctors, who have +achieved much success in their home country of Ireland, are going to be touring in the United States and Penn's Peak is one of their stops.

Formed in 1986 in Tuam, County Galway, they have achieved 18 singles in the Top 30 in Ireland, including three number ones.

Their first number one, "I Useta Lover," topped the Irish charts for nine consecutive weeks in 1990, and still holds the record for the country's all-time biggest-selling single.