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Penn's Peak

Friday, October 26, 2012

Arguably the biggest concert weekend of the year occurs tonight through Sunday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

* Tonight, Paul Revere and the Raiders brings its 60s and 70 music - and its fancy attire that it wears even when it isn't Halloween weekend - to the venue.

* Tomorrow, Ambrosia with special guest Firefall debuts at Penn's Peak.

* Sunday, country superstar Martina McBride plays before a sellout crowd.

In a phone interview, Paul Revere said the audience can expect to hear all the bands hits from the days of the legendary Dick Clark.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits will be entertaining at Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe on Friday night. Tickets are available at

Alert "Noonatics" - Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone will be at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe this coming Friday night.

Noonatics are those crazy people who will come at all costs and distances to be at a Hermit's Hermits concert. These fans of all ages, sizes, shapes, genders and nationalities will jump through hoops, fly from England and Florida, Texas and California to join to gather together for the fun.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8 p.m.

Monday, October 1, 2012

For fans of pop music, October brings them a treat at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

This coming Friday night, Oct. 5, Peter Noone will be with Herman's Hermits for a concert at 8 p.m.

Herman's Hermits, as anyone with just a basic knowledge of 60s music knows, had such hits as "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter," "Kind of a Hush," and "Henry the Eighth."

On Friday, Oct. 26, Paul Revere and the Raiders make an appearance on Carbon County largest stage.

They're best known for the hits "Louie, Louie," "Indian Reservation," and "Him Or Me, What's It Gonna Be."

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The 80's are back with Rubix Kube!

The band has taken New York City by storm and are making another return to Penn's Peak.

Rubix Kube will e at the Jim Thorpe venue Friday night at 8 p.m.

Rubix Kube is more than just a cover band; they are a totally awesome 80's experience. Totally decked out in their 80's attire, Cherie Martorana and Scott Lovelady lead the band, along with Eric Presti, David Z., Drew Mortali, Sky, John LaSpina and Michael Maenza.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The Nitty Bitty Dirt Band will be performing at 8 p.m. Friday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will be performing at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, Friday night.

This is the first appearance at the local venue for the group.

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has had two constants since their start in 1966, Jeff Hanna and Jimmie Fadden, with a third founding member, John McEuen eventually returning after a 14 year absence.

One thing that has definitely remained steadfast over time is their sound of country rock/American roots music.

Saturday, September 8, 2012
SafetySuit performs Sunday night at Penn's Peak. Opening will be Go Radio and Taylor Berrett. The concert event starts at 8 p.m.

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

Tonight, Live Wire performs an AC/DC tribute. Opening for Live Wire is Completely Unchained.

The music gets underway at 8 p.m. and admission is $27.

Sunday night, SafetySuit brings its pop/rock sound to the venue. This is SafetySuit's first appearance on the mountaintop stage. Opening will be Go Radio and Taylor Berrett.

The event begins at 7:30 and tickets at the door are $20.

Monday, August 20, 2012
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Country singer Vince Gill performs at Penn's Peak, Saturday night.

Yes, Vince Gill, your fans still believe in you.

A sold-out crowd attended Gill's concert on Saturday night at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

The audience members sang with him, laughed at his quips, rewarded him with generous applause, and obviously enjoyed every minute of his more than two-hour performance.

Gill delivered a no-nonsense show, singing his songs the way people remember and appreciate them.

Friday, July 27, 2012
A film, "The Last Ride - A Story of Hank Williams - Music's Original Bad Boy," will be shown at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Sunday, Sept. 16.

More concerts have been added to the calendar for Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, and tickets for two of them go on sale tomorrow.

Meanwhile, tonight at the venue, 7 Walkers will be making their debut appearance.

Bill Kreutzmann, former Grateful Dead drummer, formed 7 Walkers whose sound is an electrifying mix of New Orleans funk and classic Bay Area rock which they have dubbed "swampadelic."

Their name comes from the title of one of their songs.

Tonight's concert starts at 8 o'clock. Tickets at the door are $25.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Jim Messina will be performing Friday, July 20, at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Jim is not only a musician, he is also a knowledgeable and highly skilled recording, mixing and mastering engineer and a producer.

Actually, he almost gave up playing professionally at one point, but Buffalo Springfield changed his mind. He joined the group as a bassist and also produced their final album.

Jim went from Buffalo Springfield to Poco where he helped them carve out the genre referred to as country/rock.

Thursday, July 12, 2012
Lita Ford

One week from today, a new album of rock singer Lita Ford will be released.

The LP, "Living Like a Runaway," refers to her first band The Runaways, of which she was a member between 1975 and 1980, achieving her international breakthrough.