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Penn's Peak

Thursday, December 10, 2009
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Elvis impersonator Ryan Pelton makes a return appearance at Penn's Peak on Saturday night. Pelton will be doing an Elvis Christmas show. The concert begins at 8 p.m.

One of the most recognized ballads at Christmas is the Elvis Presley hit, "Blue Christmas."

It's one of numerous songs about the Christmas season that Elvis had recorded. Others included "If Every Day Was Like Christmas" and "Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me."

On Saturday night at Penn's Peak, the seasonal music of the legendary performer will be relived. Performing at the venue will be Ryan Pelton who will be doing "A Tribute to Elvis - The Christmas Show."

Thursday, December 3, 2009
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS Live Wire, an AC/DC Tribute Band, will perform at Penn's Peak Saturday night. Opening the show will be Bob Seger Tribite Hollywood Nights.

Back by popular demand, Live Wire returns to Penn's Peak Saturday night with its acclaimed AC/DC tribute show.

The evening promises to pack a solid one-two punch of rock'n'roll, as Hollywood Nights, a tribute to Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band, kicks off the performance at 8 p.m.

This is the second appearance at the Jim Thorpe venue this year for Live Wire, which headlined a January double bill with November Rain, a Guns'n'Roses triubute band.

Thursday, December 3, 2009
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS

Renowned saxophonist Kenny G, shown here during a 2006 concert at Musikfest in Bethlehem, is bringing his Holiday Show to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. In addition to his hit records and collaborations, Kenny G is in the Guinness Book of World Records for holding the longest note (45 minutes). His 1994 holiday compilation, Miracles, topped the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. Tickets for Kenny G are $49 for premium reserved seating and $44 for regular reserved seating.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Dark Star Orchestra

Tonight, Dark Star Orchestra presents its critically acclaimed live performance at Penn's Peak.

Opening for the roup is the Donna Jean Godchauz Band, coming o stage at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $30.

The announcement of this fall's tour comes with the additional news that Dark Star Orchestra'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

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Santa Claus will be taking a short break from his busy schedule next weekend and popping in to Roadies Restaurant at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe to visit with all of the good little girls and boys on his list.

Santa will be bringing Mrs. Claus along, as well as several of his elves, for a very special "Breakfast with Santa" on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Proceeds from the breakfast, which is sponsored by Blue Ridge Communications, will benefit Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter.

Monday, November 23, 2009
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Country singer Josh Turner in concert at Penn's Peak.

Country singer Josh Turner gave a captivating performance Saturday night at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

His deep, mahogany baritone voice delivered some deep messages in song, and kept the near sell-out crowd attentive from his opening number "Firecracker" to his closing more than 20 songs later.

Turner, who turned 32 on Friday, had enough material from his seven years of charting records that he didn't have to do any cover tunes.

Friday, November 20, 2009
Vince Neil of Motley Crue belts out a song during his solo performance at Penn's Peak Thursday night. JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS

This past summer, Motley Crue was on the road with Crue Fest 2, its second annual rock festival, including a collection of bands such as Godsmack, Theory of a Deadman and Drowning Pool, in addition to its hard rocking hosts.

Vince Neil's solo appearance at Penn's Peak Thursday night was a Crue Fest, too, but in a different manner; the Motley Crue frontman packed his show full of tried and true Crue hits.

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.