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Penn's Peak

Monday, January 2, 2012
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS

Ever visit an old-time diner, like Silk City near Reading, where you can pick from tons of old-time songs to play on the jukebox? What memories of a great musical past: Dion, the Supremes, Del Shannon, Beach Boys.

It was like that jukebox came to life Friday night at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe when the Fabulous Greaseband took the stage.

The Fabulous Greaseband proved fabulous in song selection and stage presence.

Monday, December 26, 2011
Glen Campbell

Tickets went on sale this past weekend for two big concert events in 2012 at Penn's Peak:

Ÿ Glen Campbell will be at the venue on Thursday, April 19, with his "Goodbye Tour." Tickets are $45 and $40.

Ÿ The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band plays for the first time at Penn's Peak on Saturday, June 2. Tickets are $24 in advance and $29 the day of the concert.

In August, Campbell released his "final" studio album, "Ghost on the Canvas." The album was named one of the top 10 best new LPs of 2011 by the New York Daily News in its Sunday edition.

Monday, December 26, 2011
The Fabulous Greaseband

The year 2011 is just about over, but there are still two nights of concerts left at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

On Friday night, The Fabulous Greaseband is back with a concert starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance and $22 on the day of the concert.

On New Year's Eve, it's going to be a rockin' time with Live Wire performing. Live Wire is considered "the world's greatest AC/DC tribute." The party begins at 9 p.m. and tickets are $22 in advance, $27 at the door. This is an "all ages" event.

Thursday, December 1, 2011
special to the times news

Elektrik Company's Boogie to the Disco Show- The Ultimate Disco Tribute will come to Penn's Peak Saturday night. The show begins at 8 p.m., with tickets $22 on the night of the event. Meanwhile, on Friday night, Vanilla Fudge - The Farewell Tour, will be on the Penn's Peak stage at 8 p.m. Opening for Vanilla Fudge will be the Craig Thatcher Band. Tickets for the Vanilla Fudge concert are $27 at the door.

Monday, November 28, 2011
Vanilla Fudge will be performing at 8 p.m. Friday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. Opening will be the Craig Thatcher Band.

Two special events are scheduled this coming weekend at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

On Friday night, Vanilla Fudge, one of the first American groups to infuse psychedelia into a heavy rock sound to create "psychedelic symphonic rock," will be in concert as part of it's "Farewell Tour."

The concert starts at 8 p.m. with tickets $22 in advance and $27 at the door.

Opening for Vanilla Fudge will be the Craig Thatcher Band.

On Saturday night, it's Elektrik Company's Boogie to the Disco Show - The Ultimate Disco Tribute.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The Dark Star Orchestra will be performing at 8 p.m. today at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, playing music from the iconic Grateful Dead.

The Dark Star Orchestra, one of the nation's top tribute bands to the iconic Grateful Dead, makes a return appearance to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, tonight.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29.

The concert is part of the band's "Fly by the Night" tour.

For over 13 years and - as of this tour - more than 2000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra has embodied the Grateful Dead's live experience for fans both old and too young to have ever seen their own Grateful Dead show.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Special to the TIMES NEWS Singer Don McLean will be performing at 8 p.m. Friday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. Opening for him will be local singer Mike Pilgermayer.

"So bye-bye, miss American pie.

Drove my chevy to the levee,

But the levee was dry.

And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

Singin', "this'll be the day that I die.

"this'll be the day that I die."

Who over 25 hasn't sung those words at some point? Who doesn't recognize them as lyrics from Don McLean's hit song, "America Pie?"

Friday night, you'll be able to hear McLean sing it live on the stage of Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

McLean is making a concert appearance at the Peak at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $29 and $24.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS "Will Work for Chocolate Comedy Tour" helped raise $17,080 during a comedy night held Saturday night at Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe. The funds will benefit Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter and five local fire departments.

Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe, was filled with the sounds of raucous laughter on Saturday night when four comedians from "Will Work for Chocolate Comedy Tour" did their best to keep the capacity crowd laughing.

Gordon Baker-Bone served as host and lead comedian.

Joe Fernandes joined Baker-Bone and made the crowd laugh about the trials of being a boyfriend to his girlfriend and trying to be a father figure to her kids.

Pat Brown was third in line. Her jokes centered about being single, going to the gynocologist, and just why she doesn't want the complications of having kids.

Friday, November 11, 2011

It's been 30 years since REO Speedwagon released their landmark album, "Hi Infidelity", and in the words of the band's longtime lead singer Kevin Cronin, that anniversary was reason enough to "Party!"

And "Party!" they did at Penn's Peak on Thursday night. Entering the stage to the opening chords of Sam and Dave's classic song "Soul Man" to the closing notes of the band's encore, REO delivered hit after hit, with songs that spanned their incredible 40 year career.

Thursday, November 3, 2011
Special to the Times News

The Little River Band with special guest Ambrosia will be performing at 8 p.m. Friday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. The band, originally from Australia, has had numerous hits including "Lonesome Loser." Admission prices are $34 and $29. Meanwhile, tonight at Penn's Peak, there's another Australian band on stage. The Australian Pink Floyd Show begins at 8 p.m. and features re-enactments from actual Pink Floyd concerts as well as blow-ups - including a kangaroo - and superb lighting effects.