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Penn's Peak

Thursday, April 8, 2010
The Temptations will be making an appearance at Penn's Peak on Thursday, September 23. The group is best known for hits such as "My Girl," "Get Ready," and "Just My Imagination." Tickets for the concert are on sale.

If you enjoy comedians, one of the nation's funniest will be coming to Penn's Peak in June.

Steven Wright, whose CDs are "I Have A Pony" and "I Still Have A Pony," will be bringing his act to the Jim Thorpe venue on Sunday, June 6, at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday but are already available to Sneak Peak Club members.

Known for his deadpan delivery, Wright has built up quite a following on his stand up alone.

He won an Oscar for his short "The Appointments of Dennis Jennings" (1988).

Monday, March 29, 2010
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The Machine, billed as "America's top Pink Floyd show," returned to Penn's Peak on Saturday and played for a sell-out crowd. The band combined a spectacular lights-effect show with Pink Floyd music which captivated the audience with its lengthy performance. It was one of two concerts held this weekend. On Friday night, Melvin Seals and JGB (Jerry Garcia Band) put on what those attending described as an "incredible show."

Thursday, March 25, 2010
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS

The Machine, the New York-based Pink Floyd tribute band, brings its Ultimate Pink Floyd Live Experience back to Penn's Peak on Sat., March 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 for the Pit (standing room only) and $25 for regular reserved seating. Here, bass player Ryan Ball (left) and guitarist/singer Joe Pascarell (right) perform during a 2008 concert at Penn's Peak.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

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

On Friday night, Melvin Seals and the JGB Band will be in concert at 8 p.m. As most Grateful Dead fans know, the JGB stands for the Jerry Garcia Band.

On Saturday night, The Machine, which is the ultimate Pink Floyd tribute band, will take the stage at 8 p.m.

Melvin Seals is best known for his friendship and musical partnership with cultural icon Jerry Garcia.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Five more concert events have been announced for Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, including Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits, the bluegrass rock band Rusted Root, the Motown sound of The Temptations, the "Ultimate 80s Tribute Band" Rubix Kube, and the ever popular Sha Na Na.

Concert dates are as follows:

* Rubix Kube, Friday, April 16, 9 p.m. Tickets $15 advance and $20 at the door.

* Rusted Root, Saturday, June 12, 8 p.m. Tickets $24 advance, $29 day of show. Tickets go on sale Saturday.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Three more shows have been announced for Penn's Peak.

They are:

* May 7 - Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx. Tickets are $42 and $37 and go on sale March 20.

* June 29 - Further featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, 7 p.m. Tickets, $39.50, go on sale this coming Saturday.

* July 15 - The B-52's. Tickets $47 and $42 go on sale March 27.

Both Lesh and Weir arefounding members of the Grateful Dead and playedwith the Dead throughout its 30 year career.

Separately, theyhave had sold-out concerts at Penn's Peak. Weir had appeared with his band RatDog.

Thursday, March 4, 2010
Railroad Earth will be performing at 8 p.m. Saturday at Penn's Peak.

It's a full schedule of concert activity at Penn's Peak, as three concerts are scheduled on three consecutive nights. They are:

Ÿ Tonight - Dave Mason, 8 p.m. General admission seating. Tickets $27.

Ÿ Friday - Separate Ways the Band featuring Dan Gagliano, 8 p.m. Tickets $15 advance, $20 day of show.

Ÿ Saturday - Railroad Earth, 8 p.m. General admission seating, tickets $20 advance and $25 day of show.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Dave Mason during 2005 appearance at Penn's Peak.

One of the most critically acclaimed musicians to date and a co-founder of rock super-group Traffic, singer/songwriter/guitarist Dave Mason has finalized his most personal effort in years with the release of a solo album, 26 Letters - 12 Notes in 2008.

Mason, whose career spans over 37 years, makes a return appearance to Penn's Peak on Thursday. The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $22 in advance and $27 at the door.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Air Force Satellite Band

Satellite, a highly entertaining and versatile twelve piece ensemble that is part of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band from Langley AFB, VA., is coming to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Sunday, March 21, at 7 p.m. The concert is being sponsored by the TIMES NEWS. The mission of the Heritage Band of America is to organize, train and deploy professional Airman musicians, harnessing the power of music to inspire immediate, positive, and long-lasting impressions of the United States Air Force and the United States of America in the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide.

Monday, March 1, 2010
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Singer Rick Springfield is surrounded by fans as he flirts with an audience member during concert Friday at Penn's peak in Jim Thorpe.

Wow!

That's the only word to describe the concert delivered Friday by Rick Springfield at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

He's 60 but behaved like he was 20, delivering one high-energy show. He remains in great physical shape, and proved it by discarding his shirt for a part of his concert and showing-off his slender shape.

His songs - hits like "Jessie's Girl" and "Love Somebody" - were delivered impeccably. He flirted with the gals in the audience - many more than half his age - and they ate it up.