Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Penn's Peak

Friday, January 11, 2013
Amy Miller/TIMES NEWS Gary Allan in previous concert at Penn's Peak. The country singer is making a return visit to the venue on Wednesday, March 27.

Three more spring concerts have been announced for Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

They are "America's Premier Jimmy Buffet Tribute," Changes in Latitude; country music sensation Gary Allan, and The Fab Four, "The Ultimate Tribute."

Tickets for two of the concerts - Changes in Latitude and Gary Allan - go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Changes in Latitude will perform at the venue on Saturday, March 2. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the concert.

Thursday, January 10, 2013
Dicket Betts, a found of the Allman Brothers Band, will be appearing with his band Great Southern at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Saturday.

Dickey Betts, best known as a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, is also a guitarist, singer and songwriter.

On Saturday night, Betts, ranked number 61 on the Rolling Stone Music's 100 Greatest Guitar Players list. will be performing at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Tickets are $27 in advance and $32 on Saturday.

Opening will be native Pennsylvanian Scott Weis and the Scott Weis Band.

Betts helped form The Allman Brothers band in 1969 and played second lead guitar behind Duane Allman.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Three more concerts have been announced for 2013 at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe and tickets for all three go on sale at 10 a.m. today.

They are:

Ÿ Back to the 80's Show with Jessie's Girl, with special guest appearance by Hugo, Friday, Feb. 22 at 9 p.m. Tickets $17 advance and $22 day of show.

Ÿ The Marshall Tucker Band with SwampDaWamp, Saturday, March 16, 8 p.m. Tickets $24 advance and $29 day of show.

Ÿ Jefferson Starship. Friday, March 22, 8 p.m. Tickets $22 advance and $27 day of show.

Monday, December 17, 2012
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Pop singer Rita Coolidge performs Saturday night at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

"A Rita Coolidge Christmas" was held Saturday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. Although most of the concert featured holiday favorites and an assortment of the performer's top hits, there was a solemn part of the show which was a tribute to the 26 victims of the tragedy in Connecticut.

The finale of the show had Coolidge singing the doleful song "Amazing Grace" in her Cherokee tongue. As she sang the song, she wiped tears from her eyes. The audience sat in respected silence during the performance.

Friday, December 14, 2012
"Rita Coolidge - A Rita Coolidge Christmas" will be presented at 8 p.m. Saturday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Rita Coolidge makes her Penn's Peak debut on Saturday night.

She brings "A Rita Coolidge Christmas" to the stage of the Jim Thorpe venue, with the concert getting underway at 8 p.m.

Tickets are just $19 and $24 and will be available at the door.

Coolidge is best known for the hits "The Way You Do The Things You Do" and "Your Love Has Lifted Me Higher"

She said that putting together the Christmas concert is one of the most important projects of her career.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Flo and Eddie of The Turtles will be coming to Penn's Peak on June 27, along with Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, and Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders.

Three concerts have been announced for 2013 at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, and tickets go on sale for all of them at 10 a.m. Saturday - just in time to be Christmas gifts for yourself or someone else.

Tickets are already available for Sneak Peek Club members. Sneak Peak Club memberships are available for purchase from Penn's Peak.

The new announcements are among several other concerts already listed for 2013, as well as the full schedule of luncheon shows.

The new concert events are:

Monday, December 10, 2012
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Audience members are called on stage and help the Lettermen sing "The Twelve Days of Christmas" during concert at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, in what proved to be a hilarious segment of the show. Notice one woman gets up close and personal with Lettermen member Donovan Tea.

On Saturday night, the Lettermen performed in concert at Penn's Peak, proving once again to be supreme entertainers.

They put the large audience into the Christmas spirit with their holiday songs. They took the crowd back in time with their hits from the 50s and 60s, and accentuated the music with some videos of lead singer Tony Butala in movies such as "White Christmas" and his appearance on the old Jack Benny show.

As the whipped cream on the Lettermen's entertainment sundae, the got audience members involved in several of their numbers.

Saturday, December 8, 2012
The Lettermen, l-r, Bobby Poynton, Donovan Tea, and Tony Butala, will be doing a Christmas show tonight at 8 p.m. at Penn's Peak. The Letterman will be singing Christmas tunes, having audience interaction, and will be presenting a taste of their original hits.

Of Christmas concerts, few groups are more experience and display more variety than The Lettermen.

For over 50 years, Tony Butala has been performing on stage with the Lettermen, a group he helped form. They've been doing Christmas shows for over 30 years.

Tonight, the Lettermen bring their act to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe for a seasonal concert starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $27 and $32.

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound bring their Christmas tour to Penn's Peak at 7 p.m. Sunday. This is the first appearance at the venue for the multiple Dover Award winning quartet.

Coming Sunday to Penn's Peak is Ernie Haase & Signature Sound. This is part of the Grammy Award nominee's annual Christmas tour.

Ernie Haase has been part of the Gaither's Gospel Shows for over 10 years and has performed at the Billy Graham Crusade before 82,000 people in Cleveland Stadium.

Tickets for this special Penn's Peak event are just $20 and $25 and can be purchased in advanced. Tickets also will be available at the door.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Blue Oyster Cult will be performing at 8 p.m. Friday at Penn's Peak. It's one of three concerts this weekend at the Jim Thorpe venue.

There's quite a lineup of entertainment this weekend at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Blue Öyster Cult, the hard rock/heavy metal band listed by VH1 as one of the greatest hard rock bands of all times, will be performing at 8 p.m. on Friday.

On Saturday night, The Lettermen will bring their Christmas tour to the venue for a show at 8 p.m.

Sunday at 7 p.m., Grammy Award nominee Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, who have performed at Billy Graham Crusades, make their Penn's Peak debut bringing a concert of Christmas music.

Blue Oyster Cult