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Penn's Peak

Thursday, November 19, 2009
John Turner

On Saturday night at Penn's Peak, one of country music's rising stars will be performing in concert.

Josh Turner, whose hits include "Long Black Train" and "Would You Go With Me," will perform at 8 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $42 and $37.

Whether it's with his deep, soulful voice, his South Carolina accent or his philosophy on life, Turner has never been one to hurry.

But a memorable country song recently convinced him to pick up his pace.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Upcoming concerts

Other upcoming concert events at Penn's Peak include:

November

* 19 - Vince Neil, 8 p.m. Tickets $33 advance, $38 day of show.

* 21 - Josh Turner, 9 p.m. Tickets $42 and $37.

* 25 - Dark Star Orchestra with Donna Jean Godchaux Band, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25 advance, $30 day of show.

December

* 5 - Live Wire (AC/DC Tribute) with special guest Hollywood Nights (Bob Seger Tribute), 8 p.m. Tickets $19 advance, $24 day of show.

* 10 - Kenny G Holiday Show, 8 p.m. Tickets $49 and $44.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Vince Neil, the lead vocalist of Motley Crue, brings his solo tour to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Thursday.

The Voice of Motley Crue is headed to Penn's Peak Thursday night.

Fresh off of Crue Fest 2, frontman Vince Neil is out on a solo tour, showcasing his own material.

As a member of Motley Crue, along with Tommy Lee on drums, Nikki Sixx on bass and Mick Mars on guitar, Neil, a native of Compton, California who fronted the band Rock Candy prior to forming the Crue, roared out of Los Angeles in the 1980's, heading to the forefront of the Hair Metal band movement thanks to a dedication to rock and roll excess.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Music from three of the most recognized bands of rock n' roll will be performed this weekend at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

* Friday night, it's a double-header show with 2U doing songs from the rock band U2, as well as Invisible Sun singing hits of The Police. Concert time is 7:30 p.m. Admission is $24 at the door.

* On Saturday, Get the Led Out makes a return to the mountain top venue, doing a performance from Led Zeppelin. The show begins at 8 p.m. with ticket prices $23 to $33.

This is the second time this year at Get the Led Out is at The Peak.

Friday

Thursday, November 5, 2009
Tracy Byrd

A treat is in store for country music fans tomorrow night at Penn's Peak when appearing on stage is singer Tracy Byrd.

The talented performer had such hits as "Keeper of the Stars," "Drinkin' Bone," "Watermelon Crawl," and "Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo."

Tickets are $32 and $37. The show time is 8 p.m.

His first number one hit, "Holdin' Heaven," was released in 1993. It wasn't until 2002 that he scored his second chart topper, "Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo."

Byrd is a native Texan who is the National Spokesperson for Special Olympics.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

It's been nearly two-and-a-half decades that Tesla was formed, and four of the five original membersare still with the band.

Tomorrow night, the multi-platinum rock quintet, originallyfrom Northern California, makes a stop at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, with the concert starting at 8 o'clock. Opening will be Skidd, a band participating in the current "Forever More" tour.

Troy Luccketta, drummer for the band, spoke with us by phone from Des Moise, Iowa following sound check for a concert there on Tuesday.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Two of the regions best polka bands will be bringing their music to Penn's Peak for a "Polkafest" at 2 p.m. Sunday.

On stage will be John Stanky & the Coalminers and The Pennsylvania Villagers. Doors open at 1 p.m. and there's a general admission fee of $13.

John Stanky, the proclaimed "Gentleman Of Polkas," began his musical career in 1945. He formed his first band in 1950, changing their name to the "Coalminers" in 1962, as some of the players worked the mines.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tickets go on sale Saturday for three concerts recently announced for Penn's Peak.

They are:

• Greg Allman on Wednesday, Dec. 30.

• Bruce in the USA on Saturday, Feb. 20.

• Spyro Gyra on Friday, April 23.

Meanwhile, within the next week, three concerts are scheduled.

Tomorrow night, the unique rockers The Tubes perform. Opening for them will be NightWind.

On Thursday, Oct. 29, America makes a return.

Then on Friday, Oct. 30, the classic rock band Tesla will entertain.

Thursday, October 22, 2009
Dark Star Orchestra will be performing at Penn's Peak on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Opening will be the Donna Jean Godchaux Band.

On Wednesday, Nov. 25, Dark Star Orchestra presents its critically acclaimed live performance at Penn's Peak.

The announcement comes with the additional news that DSO's John Kadlecik (who performs Jerry Garcia's roles for the band) will join Grateful Dead founders Phil Lesh and Bob Weir in their new project, Furthur.

More information and tour dates can be found at www.Furthur.net

Opening for Dark Star will be The Donna Jean Godchaux Band.

Thursday, October 22, 2009
The Tubes will be performing tomorrow night at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

John Waybill, lead vocalist of The Tubes, is excited about playing at Penn's Peak tomorrow night.

"It's great," he said of the venue. "We always have a great meet-and-greet. It's one of our best meet-and-greets of all our shows."

He added, "This is the perfect place to go because the stage is big and people can get close. It's about the perfect venue for us."

He prefaced this with, "Expect a freak-out as usual."

The Tubes perform at 8 p.m. Opening for them will be NightWind. Tickets at the door are $20.