Country band Lonestar at Penn's Peak on Friday
Country band Lonestar, celebrating its 20th year, will be appearing Friday night at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.
This marks the 20th anniversary of the country band Lonestar, a quartet that has had enormous success.
On Friday night, Lonestar makes a visit to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe with a concert starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $40.
Lonestar is best known for the love ballad, "Amazed," a song played at many weddings, which hit number one on the Billboard 100 chart, and which has received many awards.
Other hits by Lonestar include the whimsical "Mr. Mom," "I'm Already There," and "My Front Porch Looking In."
Back with the band is lead vocalist Richie McDonald, an original member who left in November 2007 for a solo career but returned last year.
Lonestar first charted in late 1995. Nine of the band's singles have reached number 1 on this chart.
The group has also recorded nine albums, with three of them being certified gold and three more have been certified platinum or higher.
For all their record and ticket sales, the biggest accomplishment of the band's storied career has been witnessing the impact of Lonestar songs in the lives of others.
"Music is a very powerful tool and can help people going through both good and bad times," observes McDonald.
Nowhere has this been more evident than in the group's performances for U.S. armed forces stationed overseas in Iraq and Kuwait, where classics like "I'm Already There" have elicited powerful emotional displays from men and women who've put their lives on the line defending America.
Also coming up this weekend is Get the Led Out, a Led Zepellin tribute band, who is performing on Saturday at 8 p.m.
Get The Led Out is a group of professional musicians who are passionate about their love of the music of Led Zeppelin.
It's been their mission to bring the studio recordings of "the mighty Zep" to life on the big concert stage. This is not an impersonator act but rather a group of musicians who were fans first, striving to do justice to one of the greatest bands in rock history!
The list of upcoming events at Penn's Peak is as follows:
• 16 - Lonestar, 8 p.m. Tickets $45 and $40.
• 17 - Get the Led Out, 8 p.m. Tickets $33, 28, and $23.
• 21 - Dark Star Orchestra - Fall Tour East 2012, 8 p.m. Tickets $24 advance, $29 day of show.
• 30 - Travis Tritt- Christmas Show, 8 p.m. Tickets $37 and $42.
• 7 - Blue Oyster Cult, 8 p.m. Tickets $27 advance, $32 day of show.
• 8 - The Lettermen, The Christmas Tour, 8 p.m. Tickets $32 and $27.
• 9 - Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, 7 p.m. Tickets $20 and $25.
• 15 - Rita Coolidge - A Rita Coolidge Christmas, 8 p.m. Tickets $19 and $24.
• 28 - Hollywood Nights with Special Guest Human Wheels, 8 p.m. Tickets $20 advance, $25 day of show.
• 12 - Dickey Betts & Great Southern with Scott Weis Band, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $27 advance, $32 day of show.
• 1 - Little River Band with Special Guest Fran Cosmo, 8 p.m. Tickets $27 reserved, $32 premium.
• 15 - The Pink Floyd Experience, 8 p.m. Tickets $30 and $35.
• 23 - Bruce in the USA, 8 p.m. Tickets $17 advance, $22 day of show.
• 9 - QueensrÃÂ¿che with Bang Tango, 8 p.m. Tickets $30 advance, $35 day of show.
• 23 - Bobby Vinton, 8 p.m. Tickets $35 and $40.
• 19 - Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, 8 p.m. Tickets $22 advance, $27 day of show.
• 4 - Tanya Tucker, 8 p.m. Tickets $29 and $34.
• April 24 & 25 - RAGDOLL, A Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Doors open 11:30 a.m.; showtime 1 p.m.; lunch noon.
• May 1 & 2 - The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Doors open 11:30 a.m.; showtime 1 p.m.; lunch noon.
• May 7, 8, & 9 - Branson Fever - Country Roots Show, featuring Dave Rehrig of Twitty Fever, Harrold Ford of The Spirit of Johnny Cash and ClenRoy Geist as Crazy Elmer. Doors open 11:30 a.m., showtime 1 p.m., lunch noon.
• May 14, 15, & 16 - King Henry and the Showmen - One More for the Road, The Farewell Tour, doors open 11:30 a.m., showtime 1 p.m.; lunch noon.
• Sept. 17, 18 & 19 - The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Doors open 11:30 a.m., showtime 1 p.m., lunch noon.
• Oct. 1, 2, and 3 - The Swing Dolls - A Tribute to the Andrews Sisters and the McGuire Sisters. Doors open 11:30 a.m., showtime 1 p.m., lunch noon.
• Oct. 15, 16, and 17 - King Henry and the Showmen - One More for the Road, The Farewell Tour. Doors open 11:30 a.m., showtime 1 p.m., lunch noon.
• Oct. 24 - Real Diamond. Doors open 11:30 a.m., showtime 1 p.m., lunch noon.