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Penn's Peak

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
special to the times news The Pink Floyd Experience, a Pink Floyd tribute band, will be performing at 8 p.m. Thursday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, doing songs from Floyd's "Animals" LP.

When Pink Floyd toured in 1977 on their "In the Flesh" tour, a major part of the show included "flying pigs."

The tour promoted Pink Floyd's "Animals" album, which was sandwiched between the better-known "Wish You Were Here" and "The Wall" LPs.

Thursday at Penn's Peak, in a concert beginning at 8 p.m., "The Pink Floyd Experience" will re-create an "In the Flesh" concert complete with the "flying pigs."

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 and $30.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers Band will be appearing at Penn's Peak Friday night.

Betts and Great Southern are in concert at 8 p.m.

This is one of two concerts at the venue this weekend.

On Saturday night, Bruce in the USA, a tribute to Bruce Springsteen, will be presented.

The list of upcoming concert events at Penn's Peak is as follows:


Ÿ 18 - Dickey Betts and Great Southern. 8 p.m. Tickets $27 advance, $32 day of show.

Ÿ 19 - Bruce in the USA, 8 p.m. Tickets $15 advance, $20 day of show.

Thursday, February 17, 2011
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Layne "The Doc" Roberts and Leah Holmes will be hosting the "Doc & Leah with the Daily Bump and Grind" on Penn's Peak Radio. The show, which debuts Monday, airs 9 am. to 1 p.m.

Layne Roberts, known as "The Doc" on Penn's Peak Radio, said his daily 9-1 Office Party is being "re-invented."

Starting Monday, The Doc will have a co-host, a new format, and even a new name: Doc & Leah with the Daily Bump and Grind.

The show will still air live, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"It will be a very eclectric show," said The Doc.

The co-host is Leah Holmes, who will just go by the name "Leah."

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.