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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.

Thursday, February 25, 2010
Special to the TIMES NEWS Singer and actor Rick Springfield will be performing Saturday night at Penn's Peak.

When you read this, there probably will be blizzard-like conditions raging outdoors.

On Friday night, things are sure to heat up at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Performing will be Rick Springfield, with showtime set for 8 p.m.

Tickets will be available at the door. Prices are $42 and $37.

It's one of two nights when rock 'n roll music pulsates through the spacious Carbon auditorium.

On Saturday night, the featured artist is Big Shot, which is billed as "the ultimate Billy Joel tribute band." Tickets for the Saturday performance are $22 at the door.

Monday, February 22, 2010
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Noted songwriter and country singer Jamey Johnson performs on the spacious Penn's Peak stage, Sunday. A crowd estimated at about 900 attended the concert.

When Hank Williams sang his sad country songs some 60 years ago, there was a distinct wail in his voice.

When Jamey Johnson does a ballad, the tenderness and hurt of the song is is accented by his voice, sad eyes, and trepid demeanor.

Johnson, a mountain of a man with the appearance of a mountain man, was at Penn's Peak last night. His song set consisted mostly of the type of song traditional country music is about - life's sad chapters.

The rising star who had three Grammy nominations in 2008 performed virtually non-stop for 2 1/2 hours, singing a total of 30 songs.

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Country singer Jamie Johnson will make his first appearance at Penn's Peak during a concert at 8 p.m. Sunday.

If you're a fan of heartland rock, then you'll be interested in Saturday night's concert at Penn's Peak.

If country music interests you, then Sunday's concert at the venue would be worth attending.

Appearing at Penn's Peak this weekend:

Ÿ Saturday - Bruce in the USA, the acclaimed number one tribute to "The Boss" Bruce Springsteen. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Show time is 8 p.m.