A busy weekend at Penn's Peak
Blues guitarist, singer, and producer Johnny Winter will be performing Saturday night at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. It's one of three concerts at the venue this weekend.
It's going to be a busy weekend at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, with three concerts set over three nights.
On Friday night, Foreigner performs with this event being sold-out.
Johnny Winter returns to the venue Saturday night at 8 p.m. with Magic Slim & The Teardrops opening.
On Sunday night, the rock band Cinderella performs.
It's general admission seating for both the Winter and Cinderella performances, with tickets available at the door.
Tickets for Johnny Winter are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, and for Cinderella $30 in advance and $35 at the door.
Meanwhile, three new concerts have been announced for Penn's Peak and tickets have gone on sale.
Tracy Lawrence, Friday,September 14. Tickets $33 and $28.
Ryan Pelton, Friday,November 9. Tickets $27 and $22.
Rita Coolidge- A Rita Coolidge Christmas, Saturday,December 15. Tickets $24 and $19.
Winter, a member of the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame, has forged the way for legendary guitar players for over 40 years.
He is the link between British blues rock and American Southern rock.
Since 1969 and his self-titled debut album, he has recorded almost 40 albums of classic rock and blues. Johnny even produced and played on a series of Grammy award winning albums with his idol, Muddy Waters.
Gibson Guitars released the signature Johnny Winter Firebird guitar, his beloved trademark for years, in a ceremony with Slash presenting. Johnny, never one to forgo a special appearance, recently performed with The Allman Brothers at the Beacon for their 40th Anniversary special, has been headlining events such as the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the Chicago Blues Festival, Swedish Rock Fest and Europe's Rockpalast, just to name a few.
Magic Slim & The Teardrops is a Chicago blues band. Magic, like most musicians it seems, started out in the church choir and played piano. He had an accident and lost a finger, which made piano playing very difficult. He soon took up guitar and the rest is history.
Slim became friends with Magic Sam, who named him Magic Slim, and hired Slim to play bass in his band in Chicago. Eventually, Slim gained his own attention when he began playing regular gigs at Florence's on Chicago's south side in 1972. He then formed his band, The Teardrops, and the crowds went wild.
Magic Slim & The Teardrops have been nominated for an amazing assortment of awards over the past nine years: Blues Entertainer of the Year, Blues Instrumentalist-Guitar, Traditional Blues Album of the Year, Traditional Blues-Male Artist of the Year and Blues Band of the Year. Blues Blast Magazine's 2010 Music Awards named Magic Slim the Best Male Blues Artist.
Cinderella is a heavy metal band from Clifton Heights, Delaware County.
The band has sold 20 million albums worldwide.
They are best known for the top 20 hits "Don't Know What You Got ('til It's Gone)" and "Nobody's Fool."
Upcoming concerts at Penn's Peak in July are:
• 12 - Lita Ford, 8 p.m. Tickets $19 advance, $24 day of show.
• 13 - Arrival - World's Greatest ABBA Tribute, 8 p.m. Tickets $23 and $28.
• 14 - Raymond the Amish Comic, 8 p.m. Tickets $15 advance, $20 day of show.
• 15 - Yonder Mountain String Band, 8 p.m. Tickets $17 advance, $22 day of show.
• 19 - Uriah Heep, 8 p.m. Tickets $22 advance, $27 day of show.
• 20 - Jim Messina, 8 p.m. Tickets $23 advance, $28 day of show.
• 27 - 7 Walkers, 8 p.m. Tickets $20 advance, $25 day of show.