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Penn's Peak

Friday, June 15, 2012
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Kellie Pickler, a contestant on the "American Idol" TV show, performs at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Last night, country singer Kellie Pickler was a "Penn's Peak Idol."

The contestant from the popular "American Idol" TV show attracted a large audience at the local venue who applauded her every move, gushed, took pictures, and even gave her gifts.

In a concert that lasted nearly 1 1/2 hours, Pickler responded with a satisfying performance that gave the crowd a glimpse of her fantastic vocal versatility as well as her confidence on the stage.

Thursday, June 7, 2012
The band America will be performing at 8 p.m. Friday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. Hits by America include "Tin Man," "Horse With No Name," "Ventura Highway," and "Sister Golden Hair."

The band Chicago unknowingly had some influence on how the band America got its name.

America, whose hits include "Horse With No Name," "Ventura Highway," and "Tin Man," makes a return visit to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Friday. The concert starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $40 and $35.

Dewey Bunnell, a founding member of the band, explained in a telephone interview how they became "America."

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tickets go on sale Saturday for a major country music concert coming to Penn's Peak.

Martina McBride, whose hits include "Independence Day" and "This One's For the Girls," will be at the venue on Sunday, Oct. 28. Tickets for "Martina McBride: One Night 2012," are $85 and $62.

It's one of two concerts for which tickets will be sold beginning Saturday. They also go on sale for "The Lettermen - The Christmas Tour," which is making a stop at the venue on Saturday, Dec. 8. Tickets for this show are $32 and $27.

Monday, May 7, 2012
Dennis DeYoung - The Music of Styx is the next featured concert at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. The event is Friday at 8 p.m.

The line-up of concert events at Penn's Peak keeps on growing, with three shows recently added.

They are Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone on Oct. 5, country star Tanya Tucker on Oct. 14, and another country great Travis Tritt, who will be bringing his Christmas show to the venue on Nov. 30.

Coming up next to Penn's Peak is Dennis DeYoung - The Music of Styx on Saturday, May 12.

Dennis DeYoung has the distinction of having one of the most recognizable voices in the world.

Thursday, May 3, 2012
The band Survivor, best known for "Eye of the Tiger," is making a visit to Penn's Peak Sunday night. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Performing with Survivor is the Pat Travers Band

If you like the songs of the Beatles, then a show at Penn's Peak Friday night is what you're sure to enjoy.

Are you a Led Zeppelin fan? Then get to the venue on Saturday night to see a tribute band which always attracts large crowds.

Remember "Eye of the Tiger" from the movie Rocky III? The group that had the hit with it, Survivor, is at the elaborate Jim Thorpe concert hall on Sunday night.

Three concerts in three nights will occur at Penn's Peak this weekend.

They are:

Ÿ Friday - Beatlemania Now, 8 p.m. Tickets $22 at the door.

Monday, April 30, 2012
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Country singer Aaron Tippin, left, completes assembly of a bicycle after singing a song at Penn's Peak, Friday, while looking on are Marine Sgt. Andrew Rawcliffe of York and local country singer Nicole Donatone. At all his concerts, Tippin puts a bicycle together and then donates it to the Marine Corps League Toys-for-Tots campaign.

Aaron Tippin put on quite a performance on Friday night at Penn's Peak.

The country singer had sang all his charted hits, presented a full sack of humor, bantered with the crowd, and at one point, put together a two-wheel bicycle - doing the feat in under three minutes - while singing a song.

The bicycle will be donated to the local Toys-for-Tots campaign, an annual program by the Marine Corps League that gives toys to children.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Country singer Aaron Tippin ("You've Got To Stand For Something") will be making an appearance at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Friday, April 27.

Country singer Aaron Tippin will be bringing more than his suitcase full of country hits to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe when he performs Friday night.

Tippin, whose hits include "Ain't Nothing Wrong With the Radio" and the motivational "You've Got To Stand For Something," does something unique at each of his shows. He brings on stage with him a cartoned bicycle and without missing a beat while singing, assembles the two-wheeler. He donates the bike to the local Marine Corps League "Toys for Tots" campaign.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Special to the TIMES NEWS Warrant is one of three rock bands which will be in concert Friday night at Penn's Peak. The music mayhem gets underway at 8 o'clock.

Friday night at Penn's Peak, the metal bands Warrant, Firehouse, and L.A. Guns will be joining for a triple-header concert.

The music mayhem gets underway at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $24 in advance and $29 at the door.

Warrant, which has had numerous songs on the Billboard charts in the 80s and 90s, will headline the show.

Steven Sweet, the original drummer of the band, assured all those hits will be done at the Penn's Peak show.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Officials at Penn's Peak announced three more concerts coming to the venue.

They are:

Ÿ Survivor with special guest Pat Travers Band on Sunday, May 6. Tickets are $24 in advance and $29 on the day of the show.

Ÿ Arrival - the World's Greatest Abba Show, on Friday, July 13. Tickets are $28 and $23.

Ÿ Jim Messina, on Friday, July 20. Tickets are $23 in advance and $28 day of show.

Tickets go on sale to the general public for all three concerts on Friday, March 9.

They are already available to Penn's Peak Sneak Peak members.

Saturday, February 25, 2012
Country singer Vince Gill will be coming to Penn's Peak on Saturday, Aug. 18. Tickets for the concert go on sale today.

Tickets go on sale today for a huge concert event at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Vince Gill, who has earned 27 Grammy Awards and is a two-time country music "Entertainer of the Year" award winner, makes his debut appearance at the venue on Saturday night, Aug. 18.

Among his hits are "I Still Believe In You," "When I Call Your Name," and "One More Last Chance."