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Garaj bandFeaturing guitar and sitar virtuoso Fareed Haque, world-renowned bass master and educator Kai Eckhardt, gospel-inspired funky jazz keyboardist Eric Levy, and consistently in-the-pocket, natural-born drummer Alan Hertz, Garaj Mahal will perform at the River Street Jazz Cafe (665 N. River St., Plains Twp.) Saturday, Sept. 29. According to the band’s official bio: “Garaj Mahal’s sound — a convergence of jazz-style improvisation, mystical Middle-Eastern atmospheres, and danceable American funk — attracts music lovers from all parts of the spectrum and creates a profoundly unique experience.” The band’s members have played with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, John McLaughlin, Sting, Bela Fleck, Chick Corea, Steve Smith, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, Les Claypool, Trey Anastasio, Umphrey’s McGee, Medeski Martin and Wood and Steve Kimock. The band’s current release and second studio album, “Blueberry Cave,” was a winner in the 2007 Independent Music Awards, Tickets for Garaj Mahal are available by calling 570.822.2992andare $8 in advance and$15 the night of the show. Doors open at 10 p.m., music at 11 p.m. No opening act.

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NEPA BLOOMSBURG FAIR

Route 11, Bloomsburg

Phone: 570.387.4145

www.bloomsburgfair.com

Creedence Clearwater Revisited: Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m. $28-$33

Charlie Daniels Band / Joe Nichols: Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m., $30-$35

Taylor Hicks: Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., $28-$33

BLUES STREET

222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton

www.bluesstreetscranton.com, 570.341.9870.

All shows start at 9:30 p.m. and cost $5 unless otherwise noted

Jazz Assassins: Sept. 28

Robbie Walsh / Tony Vergnetti: Sept. 29

CAESARS POCONO RESORTS

1.877.800.5380

www.CPResorts.com

Last Comic Standing Tour: Sept. 27

Boyz II Men: Oct. 14, 8:30 p.m.

Al Jarreau: Nov. 4

CAFE METROPOLIS

94 S. Main Street, Wilkes-Barre

Phone: 570.498.9102

www.cafemetropolis.com

Shows are ALL AGES

Dance Gavin Dance / To Outlive the Beginning / Auxilia / Mayella: Sept. 27, 7 p.m., $8

Goodbye Soundscape / Dino-Sores / 7 Story Farewell: Sept. 30, 7 p.m., $7

Siren’s Sister / E For Explosion: Oct.5, 8 p.m., $8

River City Rebels / Three Man Cannon / Sleep Spent / Awkward Silence: Oct. 6, 8 p.m., $8

Young Livers / Blackjaw / Stay Six / Curtis Irie: Oct. 13, 8 p.m., $7

Mustard Plug / The No Service Project / Slightly Askew / Below Me: Oct. 15, 7 p.m., $10

YGGR / Casket Salesmen / Mythmaker / Auxilia: Oct. 16, 7 p.m., $7

Tigers Jaw / Colour Revolt: Oct. 19, 7 p.m., $8

The Menzingers / The Holy Mess / Giving Chase / Springline Drive: Oct. 20, 8 p.m., $7

Smoke Or Fire: Oct. 22, 7 p.m., $8

Halloween Show: Oct. 27, 8 p.m., cost TBA

GOODFELLA’S

Off Rt. 61 Pottsville

Phone: 570.628.2474

www.goodfellascafe.com

The Jimmie Van Zant Band: Sept. 29

I BREWED IT MY WAY

295 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming

Phone: 570.613.3300

www.ibreweditmyway.com

Under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

Shawn Z: Oct. 11, 7 p.m.

Sean Abbott: Oct. 12, 9 p.m.

Melded / AudioPhyle: Oct. 19, 9 p.m.

Shannon Cole: Oct. 27, 8 p.m.

Marcelle Reineke: Oct. 27, 9 p.m.

KIRBY CENTER

71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre

Phone: 570.826.1100

NEPA Philharmonic Passion for Romance: Sept. 28, 7 p.m., $20.50-$57.50

Gypsy: Oct. 5, 8 p.m., $25-$52.50

Bar J Wranglers: Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m., $20

Crosby & Nash: Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m., $35-$47.50

NEPA Philharmonic Tribute to Elton John: Oct. 12, 8 p.m., $20.50-$57.50

Nineteen Eighty Four: Oct. 13, 8 p.m., $25

Tap Kids: Oct. 20, 7 p.m., $12.50-$30

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Oct. 26, 8 p.m., $30-$40

The Disco Biscuits: Oct. 27, 8 p.m., $28.50

Led Zeppelin Experience-Hammer of the Gods: Nov 3, 8 p.m., $20-$40

An Evening with President Vincente Fox: Nov. 5, 8 p.m., $26.50

Bowfire: CANCELLED

NEPA Philharmonic Passion for Inspiration: Nov. 10, 8 p.m., $20.50-$57.50

Michael Bolton: Nov. 12, 7 p.m., $42.50-$59.50

Julius Caesar: Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m., $14-$37.50

Late Night Catechism: Nov. 17, 8 p.m., $17.50-$21.50

B.B. King: Nov 18, 7:30 p.m., $49-$65

Doodlebops: Nov. 23, 3 and 6:30 p.m., $16-$37

NIGHTCAPS

West Side Mall, Edwardsville

Phone: 570.714.9991

Back In Black (AC/DC tribute): Sept. 28

Black Dog (Led Zeppelin tribute): Oct. 13

The Wall (Pink Floyd tribute): Nov. 2

U2 Nation (U2 Tribute): Nov. 16

All shows $5, start at 10:30 p.m.

PENN’S PEAK

HC 1, Jim Thorpe

Phone: 1.866.605.7325

Marshall Tucker Band: Sept. 28, 8 p.m., $20

Craig Morgan: Oct. 5, 8 p.m., $23-$33

Blackfoot / Molly Hatchet: Oct. 6, 8 p.m., $20

Night Ranger: Oct. 12, 8 p.m., $24-$34

The Campbell Brothers / Shemekia Copeland: Oct. 13, 8 p.m., $20

Polkabration f. Stanky & the Coalminers / The Pennsylvania Villagers: Oct. 28, 1 p.m., $15

Live Wire / Live After Death: Nov. 2, 8 p.m., $15

Asleep at the Wheel: Nov. 9, 8 p.m., $18

Three Dog Night: Nov. 10, 8 p.m., $33-$38

Get the Led Out: Nov. 16, 9 p.m., $18-$28

Joe Bonamassa / Sam Bush: Nov. 17, 8 p.m., $22

Dark Star Orchestra: Nov. 21, 8 p.m., $22

PEPPERS PLEX ARENA

1154 6th Avenue, Berwick

Phone: 570.752.9104

Yada Yada Yada: Sept. 29, 8 p.m.

The Screamin Daisys: Oct. 6, 8 p.m.

RIVER STREET JAZZ CAFE

River St., Wilkes-Barre

Phone: 570.822.2992

Marc Ford Band: Sept. 27

Billy Hector: Sept. 28

Garaj Mahal: Sept. 29

Monacy / Woody Brown Project: Oct. 5

The Pietasters / King Django: Oct. 6

Doug Stanhope: Oct. 9

The Clarence Spady Band: Oct. 12

George Wesley Band: Oct. 13

EOTO: Oct. 14

Project Object: Oct. 15

K8 / Maria / Nicole Carey: Oct. 19

Donna Jean and the Tricksters: Oct. 20

New Riders of the Purple Sage: Oct. 26

Disco Biscuits After-Party f. Indobox: Oct. 27

Ryan Montbleau Band / Peter Prince: Nov. 2

Hot Day At The Zoo / Cabinet: Nov. 3

Mystic Rebel: Tribute To Tosh & Marley: Nov. 16

Misty Mountain: Tribute To Led Zeppelin: Nov. 17

Brothers Past: Nov. 21, $10-$15

W.B. Allstars / George Wesley: Nov. 22

SCRANTON COMMUNITY CONCERTS

Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St. Scranton

Phone: 570.342.4137, info@scrantonconcerts.org, www.scrantonconcerts.org

All performances begin 8 p.m. Prices vary $70-$155, student and group rates available.

Juilliard String Quartet: Oct. 21

Community Holiday Concert f. local artists: Nov. 24

SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER

420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton

Phone: 888.669.8966

NEPA Philharmonic: Passion For Romance: Sept. 29, 7 p.m., $19-$56

An Evening Of Jazz: Oct. 11, 5:30 p.m., $50

Four Bitchin’ Babes: Oct. 12, 7 p.m., $23

NEPA Philharmonic: Tribute To Elton John: Oct. 13, 8 p.m., $19-$56

NEPA Philharmonic: Passion For Inspiration: Nov. 9, 8 p.m., $19-$56

TEST PATTERN

334 Adams Ave., Scranton

All ages, $5 shows (unless otherwise noted), smoke-free, alcohol-free.

Canadian Invasion / The Minor White / Chester: Sept. 29, 8 p.m.

Phosphorescent / Orner Brothers: Oct. 11, 8 p.m.

The Green Chair / These Are Powers: Oct. 18, 7 p.m.

Cloud Minder / Kid Icarus / The Great White Jenkins: Oct. 19, 8 p.m.

Lewis & Clarke / The Black Swans: Oct. 20, 8 p.m.

Halloween Boogie: Oct. 27, 9 p.m.

Girls Will Be Boys / Blinded Passenger / Chester: Nov. 9, 8 p.m.

The Mishaps / Three Man Cannon: Nov. 11, 7 p.m.

WACHOVIA ARENA AT CASEY PLAZA

255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre

Phone: 570.693.4100

So You Think You Can Dance Tour: Sept. 26, 8 p.m., $35-$54.50

Foo Fighters: Oct. 8, 8 p.m., $37

Korn: Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., $32.50-$39.50

World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions: Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., $24-$31

The Wiggles: Oct. 19, 3 & 6:30 p.m., $18-$35

PHILADELPHIA ELECTRIC FACTORY

3421 Willow St., Philadelphia

Phone: 215.LOVE.222

Hanson: Sept. 26, 8 p.m.

Blue October / Yellowcard / Shiny Toy Guns: Sept. 28, 8 p.m.

Queens Of The Stone Age: Sept. 29, 8:30 p.m.

Brandi Carlile / A Fine Frenzy: Oct. 1, 8 p.m.

The Roots: Oct. 3, 8 p.m.

Cartel: Oct. 5, 8:30 p.m.

KESWICK THEATER

Easton Road-Keswick Ave, Glenside, PA.

Phone: 215.572.7650

Lucinda Williams: Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Dave Mason: Oct. 5, 8 p.m.

NORTH STAR BAR

27th & Poplar St, Philadelphia

Phone: 215.684.0808

Teddy Geiger / Vincent John: Sept. 26, 7 p.m.

Kyle Hollingsworth / Speech / Chief Xcel / Spanish Blue: Sept. 27, 9 p.m.

B-Side Players / Salvador Santana Band / Cipes & The People: Sept. 28, 9 p.m.

Loafass / The Bullys / The Boils / A-Division / Evil Beaver / Audiophyle: Sept. 29, 9 p.m.

The Casting Out / Lorene Drive / Ladden Falls: Sept. 30, 7 p.m.

Blindside / Edison Glass / Reality Stricken / Among Us: Oct. 1, 7 p.m.

Doctor Scientist With Women / Faux Slang / Tough Shits: Oct. 3, 8 p.m.

John Dion Band / Revision: Oct. 5, 9 p.m.

TOWER THEATER

69th and Ludlow Sts. Upper Darby

Phone: 610.352.2887

Regina Spektor: Sept. 27, 8 p.m.

Iron and Wine: Sept. 28, 8 p.m.

Jim Gaffigan: Sept. 29, 7 & 10 p.m.

TROCADERO

10th & Arch St, Philadelphia

Phone: 215.336.2000.

Machine Head / Arch Enemy: Sept. 26, 6 p.m.

New Atlantic / Liam and Me: Sept. 29, 6 p.m.

Escape the Fate: Sept. 30, 5 p.m.

Zombie Prom: Sept. 30, 8 p.m.

Sonata Articica: Oct. 2, 7 p.m.

Cannibal Corpse: Oct. 4, 6 p.m.

T.S.U.: Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m.

WACHOVIA CENTER

Broad St., Philadelphia

Phone: 215.336.3600

Val Halen: Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m.

Bruce Springsteen: Oct. 5-6

ELSEWHERE IN PA A J PALUMBO CENTER

Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh

Phone: ticketmaster.com

Smashing Pumpkins: Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m.

BRYCE JORDAN CENTER

Penn State University, State College, PA.

Phone: 814.865.5555

Cirque du Soleil: Sept. 26-30, 1, 3:30, 5, and 7 p.m.

Guster / Brett Dennen / Crocs Next Step: Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.

CROCODILE ROCK

520 Hamilton St, Allentown

Phone: 610.434.460

Hank III / Assjack / Those Poor Bastards: Sept. 26, 8 p.m.

Teddy Geiger: Sept. 27, 7 p.m.

Nas: CANCELLED

The Starting Line / Sound the Alarm / Permanent Me / Four Years Strong: Oct. 4, 6 p.m.

Stroke 9: Oct. 5, 7 p.m.

GIANT CENTER

950 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey

Phone: 717.534.3911

Bill Gaither and Friends: Oct. 5, 7 p.m.

SILO NIGHTCLUB

2017, N. Bernville Rd. Reading, PA.

Phone: 610.376.9909

Powerman 5000 / Till We Die / Spitcan / Canto 6: Sept. 27, 6 p.m.

Teeth Of Mammals / Evil Beaver / The Hoodlum Circus: Sept. 28, 7 p.m.

Trashlight Vision / Antiproduct / Anthrophobia / Nu World Disorder: Oct. 5, 7 p.m.

SOVEREIGN CENTER

700 Penn St.,Reading

Phone: 610.898.7299

World Famous Lipizzaner: Sept. 29-30, 2 & 7:30 p.m.

SOVEREIGN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

136 North 6th Street, Reading

Phone: 610.898.7469

Temple University Symphony: Sept. 28, 8 p.m.

STABLER ARENA

Lehigh University, Bethlehem

Phone: 610.758.6611

Ron White: Oct. 5, 8 p.m.

STATE THEATER

435 Northampton St, Easton, PA.

Ticket: 610.252.2570

Engelbert Humperdinck: Oct. 4, 8 p.m.

Peter Pan: Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.

STATE THEATRE

141 S. Fraser St., State College

814.272.0606, www.thestatetheatre.org

Phil Keaggy: Sept. 29, 7 p.m.

Andrew Bird: Oct. 1, 8 p.m.

The Clarks / Sons Of William / Cloverleaf: Oct. 4, 8 p.m.

NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY BEACON THEATER

2124 Broadway, New York, NY.

Phone: 212.496.7070

Scorpions: Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m.

ZZ Top: Sept. 27-28, 8 p.m.

Kaiser Chiefs: Sept. 29, 8 p.m.

BROOME COUNTY ARENA

1 Stuart Street, Binghamton, NY

Phone: 670.778.6626

MercyMe: Oct. 4, 7 p.m.

IRVING PLAZA

17 Irving Place, New York, NY.

Phone: 212.777.6800

Megadeath: Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Lucinda Williams: Sept. 29-30: 8 p.m.

Cartel: Oct. 2, 7 p.m.

Brandi Carlile: Oct. 3-4, 7 p.m.

Melvins: Oct. 5, 8 p.m.

MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

7th Ave., New York, NY

Phone: 212.465.MSG1

High School Musical Ice Tour: Sept. 29-30

Calle 13 / Daddy Yankee / Ivy Queen / R.K.M. / Ken-Y / Tego Calderon: Oct. 3

ROSELAND BALLROOM

239 52nd Street, New York, NY.

Phone: 212.777.6800

Muay Thai Mayhem: Sept. 28, 7 p.m.

Legends Of The Game: Sept. 29, 10 p.m.

BOARDWALK HALL

Atlantic City, NJ

Phone: 609.348.7803

Taylor vs. Pavlick: Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m.

BORGATA HOTEL AND CASINO

Atlantic City, NJ

Phone:1.866.MYBORGATA

Steve Vai: Sept. 29, 9 p.m.

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