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."

He is tied with George Strait for having won the most CMA Male Vocalist Awards (five), and is currently second only to Brooks and Dunn for accumulating the most CMA Awards in history. Gill is a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Another announcement that will interest country music fans is the return of Aaron Tippin to the Peak on Friday, April 27. Opening for him will be local singing sensation Nicole Donatone. Tickets for this concert go on sale March 3.

Tippin's top singles include "You've Got to Stand For Something" and "There Ain't Nothing Wrong With the Radio."

Dennis DeYoung brings the Music of Styx to the Peak on Saturday, May 12, with tickets for this even on sale March 17.

DeYoung is a founding member of Styx,

DeYoung left the band in 1999 due to health reasons.

In 2010 DeYoung formed a new rock band dedicated to the music of Styx featuring new members guitarist and lead vocalist August Zadra and bass player and vocalist Craig Carter. They joined with John Blasucci, Jimmy Leahey, Tom Sharpe and Suzanne DeYoung in performing Styx hits including "Renegade", "Blue Collar Man" and others as well as DeYoung's solo works.

Foreigner was announced for Penn's Peak on June 29, with tickets going on sale today.

The band boasts album sales of more than 70 million worldwide.

Hit singles by Foreigner include "I Want To Know What Love Is" and "Waiting for a Girl Like You."

Meanwhile, tonight at Penn's Peak, it's Bruce in the USA, a Bruce Springsteen tribute. The concert starts at 8 p.m. and admission is $22.

The schedule for Penn's Peak is:


Ÿ 25 - Bruce in the USA (Bruce Springsteen tribute), 8 p.m.


Ÿ 2 - The Saw Doctors, 8 p.m.

Ÿ 3 - Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show, 8 p.m.

Ÿ 9 - Foghat, with opening act The Dave Goddess Group, 8 p.m. Tickets $24 advance, $29 day of show.

Ÿ 30 - Warrant, with special guests Firehouse and LA Guns, 8 p.m. Tickets $24 advance, $29 day of show.

Ÿ 31 - Three Dog Night, 8 p.m.


Ÿ 13 - Mickey Hart Band, 8 p.m. Tickets $24 advance, $29 day of show.

Ÿ 19 - Glen Campbell: The Goodbye Tour, 8 p.m.

Ÿ 20 - Big Shot - Billy Joel Tribute Band, 8 p.m. Tickets $17 advance, $20 day of show.

Ÿ 22 - Music of Bill Monroe featuring Peter Rowan and The Traveling McCourys, 8 p.m.

Ÿ 27- Aaron Tippin, with opening act Nicole Donatone, 8 p.m. Tickets $30 and $25 (Tickets on sale March 3).


Ÿ 4 - Beatlemania Now, 8 p.m. Tickets $17 advance, $20 day of show.

Ÿ 5 - Get the Led Out, 8 p.m. Tickets $33, 28, and $23. (Tickets on sale Feb. 4).

Ÿ 12 - Dennis DeYoung - the Music of Styx, 8 p.m. Tickets $39 and $34. (Tickets on sale March 17).

Ÿ 31 - Dark Star Orchestra - Continuing the Grateful Dead Experience, 8 p.m. Ticets $24 advance, $29 day of show.


Ÿ 1 - Kansas, 8 p.m. Tickets $37 and $32.

Ÿ 2 - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 8 p.m.

Ÿ 8 - America - 40th Anniversary Tour, 8 p.m. Tickets $40 and $35.

Ÿ 15 - 7 Bridges - The Ultimate Eagles Experience, 8 p.m. Tickets $17 advance, $22 day of show.

Ÿ 29 - Foreigner, 8 p.m. Tickets $45 and $55.

Ÿ 30 - Johnny Winer with special guest Magic Slim & The Teardrops, 8 p.m. Tickets $25 advance, $30 day of show.


Ÿ 18 - Vince Gill, 8 p.m. Ticets $54 and $49.

Luncheon Shows

Ÿ May 3 - Beatlemania Now (Beatles Tribute), Noon.

Ÿ May 8-10 - Branson Fever: Tim Gillis & Twitty Fever, 1 p.m.

Ÿ May 15-17 - King Henry & The Showmen, noon.

Ÿ May 23-24 - Harry James Orchestra, 1 p.m.

Ÿ June 6-7 - The Diamonds, 1 p.m.

Ÿ Sept. 11-13 - The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, 1 p.m.

Ÿ Oct. 2-4 - Branson Fever: Tim Gillis & Twitty Fever, 1 p.m.

Ÿ Oct. 10-11 - Bill Haley's Comets, 1 p.m.

Ÿ Oct. 16-18 - King Henry & The Showmen: King Henry's Anniversary Comedy Special, 1 p.m.

Ÿ Oct. 23-24 - The Swing Dolls, 1 p.m.