Thursday, August 24, 2017

Penn's Peak

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Country singer Phil Vassar, who had a hit with "Just Another Day In Paradise" and who wrote "Little Red Rodeo," will be performing at Penn's Peak on Jan. 11. Tickets are still available for this concert.

A dozen new shows have been added in recent weeks to the 2014 concert lineup at Penn's Peak - just in time for Christmas gift-giving.

The concerts represent various genres of music including the sounds of the Grateful Dead (Dickie Betts and Great Southern), rock (Heart), metal (Queensryche), oldies (Happy Together Tour with the Turtles), and country (Don Williams).

For some of the concerts, tickets are already on sale.

Tickets go on sale Friday for concerts by Queensryche, Williams, and Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot, The Ultimate Billy Joel Experience.

Monday, November 25, 2013
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS The 70s Rewind performs during 10th anniversary celebration at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Penn's Peak celebrated its 10th anniversary Sunday with rock and roll music coupled with dancing, food, and even a Chinese auction.

Hundreds attended the event at the Jim Thorpe venue, which featured free concerts by two groups: Clyde Barrow and the Legendary Barbusters and The 70s Rewind.

The 70s Rewind accented their performance with videos which included movie clips, commercials, and concert scenes.

The Chinese auction was staged to benefit the local chapter of Dream Come True, which grants wishes to terminally ill children.

Monday, November 4, 2013
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Dewey Bunnell, left, and Gerry Beckley from the band America perform Saturday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

The band America took a large Penn's Peak crowd back in time on Saturday night - back to the days of the Vietnam War; to the era when pop was tops.

Lead singers Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell put on an incredible show, singing the hits that made them famous, songs from their most recent project, and videos that accentuated their musical era.

It was about the fourth appearance at Penn's Peak for America, and like the previous concerts the auditorium was packed with fans of all ages.

Friday, November 1, 2013

"I've been through the desert on a horse with no name,

It felt good to be out of the rain.

In the desert you can remember your name,

'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain.

La, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la

La, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la"

Most people have heard of this catchy song, "Horse With No Name," from 1972.

It was a major hit for the band America, which began as a trio consisting of Gerry Buckley, Dewey Bunnell, and Dan Peek.

Friday, October 4, 2013
Gordon Lightfoot, who had the giant hit "If You Could Read My Mind," will be at Penn's Peak on Oct. 26.

Some very popular artists are coming to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe including Gordon Lightfoot, America, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, and Vince Gill.

Tonight at the venue, country singer Chris Cagle will be on stage, while opening for him will be Mallory Hope. The concert gets underway at 8 p.m.

Next Thursday, Marvin Seals & JGB will be bringing the music of the Jerry Garcia Band to the local stage.

Then on Oct. 18 and the 25, two bands which play great oldies songs will be featured.

Thursday, October 3, 2013
**FILE** (AP Photo/John Russell) Country music star Chris Cagle is shown Oct. 17, 2000 at Virgin Records in Nashville, Tenn. Cagle was anticipating the birth of his first child, only to discover after the baby was born that he isn't the father. Cagle, 36, also said in the statement, posted Monday Oct. 3, 2005, "As excited as I was about becoming a new father, my disappointment now is equally as strong. So out of respect for all that are involved, please allow this situation to remain private."

Country singer Chris Cagle will be performing Friday night at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. Opening for him will be Mallory Hope. The show starts at 8 p.m. Cagle has two gold albums, two number one albums, and 12 charted songs. Tickets for the concert are just $24 and $29.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Coming to Penn's Peak on Friday is the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

It's one of three concerts in four days at the Jim Thorpe venue.

On Thursday night, country giant Josh Turner returns with a packed house anticipated for this show.

On Sunday, Hinder and Candlebox combine with Devour the Day and Open Air Stereo for their initial Penn's Peak visit.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has had numerous hits including "Mr. Bojangles," "Modern Day Romance," and "Dance Little Jean."

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Josh Turner

Few religious songs make it big on the regular hit charts, but country star Josh Turner managed the feat with his recording of "Long Black Train."

The song is about finding "victory in the Lord" instead of riding the "long black train."

Ten years ago, the song made it to number 13 on the country charts, and kick-started what has become a successful career for Turner.

The personable bassist has charted quite a few records since then, including "Would You Go With Me," "Your Man," "All Over Me," and "Why Don't We Just Dance."

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Vince Gill

Country music star Vince Gill was pretty impressive the way he handled a situation at a concert in Kansas City, recently.

Protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church (not part of any other Baptist affiliation) picketed outside his concert about him being remarried. The Westboro Baptist Church is the same group which often has protests at military funerals.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Live Wire

Fans of AC/DC are sure to enjoy the concert slated for Friday night at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

You cannot stop rock 'n roll and Live Wire is out to prove this to audiences time and time again.

Live Wire performs the best of AC/DC from their early Australian roots days to their worldwide superstar status with their present hits.