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Penn's Peak

Thursday, January 14, 2010
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Photo from a prior appearance at Penn's Peak by Rick Springfield. The singer of the hit song "Jesse's Girl" will be returning to the venue on Friday, Feb. 26. Tickets go on sale Saturday.

John Michael Montgomery headlined a nearly sold-out concert at the 10,000 seat Allentown Fairgrounds just a few years ago. On Sunday, May 16, he will be the headline performer at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

This is just one of several shows added recently to the 2010 schedule at Penn's Peak.

Other names added are country stars Sammy Kershaw and Mel Tillis, pop icon Rick Springfield, and the legendary Blood, Sweat and Tears, whose hit "You've Made Me So Very Happy" was one of the top songs of 1969.

Here's who was recently added:

Thursday, December 31, 2009
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS Gregg Allman sings during his Penn's Peak concert Wednesday night.

It didn't take Gregg Allman long to hit his stride.

From the moment he took to the Penn's Peak stage Wednesday night with a bluesy take on "Don't Keep Me Wonderin'", Allman and his crack six-piece band lived up to the tradition he has established.

To paraphrase the title of his 1977 solo album, Allman can still play up a storm.

The Allman Brothers Band celebrated 40 years in 2009, and as a founding member, vocalist and keyboardist, Gregg Allman's contributions to American music, Southern style, are part of the legend that landed ABB into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Gregg Allman will perform at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Wednesday, Dec. 30.

Gregg Allman's legacy as a pivotal figure in the development of both Southern rock and the jam band movement has been long secure.

For four decades, as a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, Allman's vocals and keyboards have graced ABB's finest moments.

Both the laid back and hell raising parts of his persona have surfaced during his solo turns, highlighted by 1987's hard rocking anthem, "I'm No Angel".

Thursday, December 17, 2009
David Cassidy from "The Partridge Family" TV show will be making a return appearance to Penn's Peak on Feb. 12.

Two classic rock bands are paying a visit to Penn's Peak in 2010.

Skid Row and FireHouse will be appearing in a twinbill on Friday, July 30. Tickets, costing $24 in advance and $29 on the day of the show, go on sale Saturday, Dec. 26.

Also just announced is Big Shot - Ultimate Billy Joel Tribute, on Saturday, Feb. 27. Tickets at $17 in advance go on sale this coming Saturday, Dec. 19.

A reminder that tickets to any Penn's Peak event make great Christmas gifts.

Thursday, December 10, 2009
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Country singer Travis Tritt brings his acoustic show to Penn's Peak on Saturday, Jan. 23.

Several new concerts have been added to the Penn's Peak schedule.

Coming to the Jim Thorpe venue are Travis Tritt, Yes, Dave Mason, and The Machine.

Meanwhile, tonight at Penn's Peak, Kenny G will be doing his Christmas show with the concert starting at 8 o'clock.

Tickets are on sale for the Tritt concert, which will be held on Jan. 23.

Tickets for Yes, Mason, and The Machine - a Pink Floyd tribute band - go on sale Saturday.

Yes will be at the concert hall on Feb. 5, Mason has a March 4 date, and The Machine is returning on March 27.

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

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.