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Penn's Peak happenings

Published January 13. 2014 05:00PM

Two more events have been put on the Penn's Peak concert schedule.

Back to the Eighties Show With Jessie's Girl and VOYAGE, musical tribute to the band Journey featuring Hugo, will be at the Jim Thorpe venue on Friday, March 7.

Tickets, which go on sale the general public on Jan. 17, are $22 in advance and $27 on the day of the show.

Get the Led Out will be back at Penn's Peak on Saturday, April 12, with tickets $28 in advance and $33 on the day of the show. Regular reserved seating is $36.

Tickets go on sale Jan. 17 for this concert, too.

Williams' opening

act is from Ireland

Country music veteran Don Williams comes to the Peak on Friday, March 21.

Opening for him will be Colm Kirwan, who comes from Ireland.

Hailing from the small Northern Ireland town of Omagh, Kirwan wasn't sure exactly what to expect when he moved to Nashville in 2009. He only had two goals in mindcreating his own unique sound as an artist and becoming a great songwriter.

With the release of his self-titled debut, he will be one album closer to accomplishing those goals.

Colm, at 18, he left his small hometown for London, where he studied musical theatre performance for three years before hitting the road as an apostle in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar.

Something special

at Grammy Awards

Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton will share the stage at the upcoming Grammy Awards to pay homage to their roots in Oklahoma and Texas.

This will be Haggard's first-ever performance on the show, according to the Recording Academy. The Grammy Awards will air live on CBS on Jan. 26.

Producer Ken Ehrlich is keeping the details of the segment under wraps, but he did tell that bringing the four stars together was "just too good to pass up."

Ehrlich said he wanted the Grammys to get involved in relief efforts after Oklahoma and Texas were ravaged by tornadoes in May. The idea to bring Nelson on board occurred when Ehrlich saw him play at the Hollywood Bowl in August.

"Musically, this will honor Willie and Kris' music, it will honor probably Merle's most famous song and then it's going to end with the four of them together. I won't say it's not predictable, but it will be classic," he says.

Nelson, Haggard, and Shelton all have appeared on the Penn's Peak stage.

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