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BEST BET: Often referred to as “the greatest living country singer,” veteran performer George Jones has had 167 songs on the charts during his long career including his Grammy winning #1 hit “He Stopped Loving Her Today.” The once hard-drinking, fast-living singer is now reputedly mellowed and will be stopping by the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, Sunday at 7:30 p.m. $57.50, $47.50, $37.50. 826-1100

BEST BET: For an early dose of St. Patrick’s Day celebrating, head to the Scranton Cultural Center Thursday where the High Kings will reign. This quartet of strong-voiced Irish balladeers – voted Ireland’s Folk Group of the Year – will take you down “The Road to Dublin” and through fields of “Wild Mountain Thyme,” accompanied by the Celtic sound of flute, fiddle, accordion and bodhran. $32. 800-745-3000.

THIS WEEK: MARCH 4 to 10, 2011

Cuban Trio, a concert sponsored by the Latin American Studies Concentration. Redington Hall, 1120 Linden St., University of Scranton. Tonight at 6:30. Free. 941-7447.

Hot 8 Brass Band, the New Orleans ensemble with Mardi Gras rhythms of energetic funk. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. Tonight at 7. $25. 389-4409.

Man Musk, a comedy variety show with the Dependable Felons (Wyoming Valley residents James Chupka, Matthew Meyer and Bern Podcasy), the New York-based Indicators, Brooklyn hip-hop group BFA and (Saturday only) improv with Matt& (Mountain Top resident Matt Holmes). KISS Theater, 58 Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. Tonight and Saturday at 9 p.m. $10. 347-675-3162.

The Lyric Consort. The eight-member a-cappella ensemble performs sacred music of Lent along with spirituals and Monteverdi madrigals. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. Saturday at 8 p.m. $10. 343-6707.

The Saw Doctors, the Irish rock band from County Galway promoting its recent release “The Further Adventures of the Saw Doctors.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Saturday at 8 p.m. $29, $24. 866-605-7325.

Kashmir, an authentic re-creation of a show by rock legends Led Zeppelin. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Saturday at 8:30 p.m. $20. 325-0249.

Conspirator, the electro-jam band with Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner from the Disco Biscuits. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Saturday at 9 p.m. $17 advance, $22 day of show. 420-2808.

WAR, the eclectic Afro-Cuban, jazz-funk group. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. Saturday at 9 p.m. $40, $25. 866-468-7619.

Pennsylvania Lyric Opera, a concert of favorites, including selections from “La Traviata,” “Don Giovanni,” “Rigoletto” and “The Marriage of Figaro.” Cecilia Cohen Recital Hall, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg University. Sunday at 3 p.m. $15, $12 seniors, $5 children. 328-5864.

Men Aloud, lush arrangements and high-energy choreography by the winner of Britain’s “Last Choir Standing.” Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Sunday at 7 p.m. $32. 420-2808.

The Kenyon College Chamber Singers, the touring a cappella choral group. Shavertown United Methodist Church, 163 N. Pioneer Ave., Shavertown. Sunday at 7 p.m. Free-will offering. 881-9468.

George Jones, the “King of Country” who set the standard for modern country music. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Sunday at 7:30 p.m. $57.50, $47.50, $37.50, $37.50. 826-1100.

In Recital, with the University of Scranton Performance Music group. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Free. 941-7624.

The High Kings, the Irish balladeers and multi-instrumentalists, who were voted Ireland’s Folk Group of the Year. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. $32. 800-745-3000.

Asleep at the Wheel, the famed western-swing, boogie and roots-music group and nine-time Grammy Award winners. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. $35, $27. 420-2808.

FUTURE CONCERTS

Masterworks: Mozart and Friends, a classical concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with guest horn soloist William Caballero of the Pittsburgh Symphony. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. March 11 at 8 p.m. with a pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. $56, $51, $41. 341-1568.

Arrival: The Music of ABBA, the 12-member tribute band with original ABBA members Finn Sjoberg (guitar) and Roger Palm (drums). Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. March 11 at 8 p.m. $28, $23. 866-605-7325.

The Glengarry Bhoys, the renowned Canadian alternative Celtic group. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. March 11 at 8:30 p.m. $26. 325-0249.

Selah, the Christian music trio and Dove Award-winners along with performers Aaron Shust and Shaun Groves. Cross Creek Community Church, 370 Carverton Road, Trucksville. March 12 at 6 p.m. $10 advance, $15 at the door. 696-0399.

Big Shot, a tribute band performing the hits of Billy Joel with front man Mike DelGuidice. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. March 12 at 8 p.m. $17 advance, $22 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Mac Miller, the 19-year-old Pittsburgh hip-hop musician. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. March 12 at 8 p.m. $15. 420-2808.

Tartan Terrors, Celtic music, comedy and theater by the high-energy, seven-member group. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. March 12 at 8:30 p.m. $35. 325-0249.

In Recital, with Annamae Goldstein, violinist from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Accompanied by pianist Christopher Oldfather. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. March 13 at 3 p.m. Free. 941-7624.

The Life and Music of Billie Holiday, by Jacque Tara Washington and the Presbybop Quartet. First Presbyterian Church, 300 School St., Clarks Summit. March 13 at 4 p.m. Free but donations accepted. 586-6303.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic, a live, high-definition simulcast of Gustavo Dudamel conducting the orchestra in a Tchaikovsky program. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. March 13 at 5 p.m. $22. 825-4444.

Gabriel Iglesias, the standup comedian in a high-octane show of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. March 13 at 7 p.m. $36. 826-1100.

In Recital with violinist Annamae Goldstein. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. March 13 at 7:30 p.m. Free. 941-7624.

Hunt Family Fiddlers, the award-winning Irish step dancers, champion fiddlers and singers performing Celtic, bluegrass, Americana, inspirational and popular tunes. Sponsored by the Greater Hazleton Concert Series. Hazleton High School, 1515 W. 23rd St., Hazleton. March 17 at 7:30 p.m. $25, $10 students. 788-4864.

Bach Festival, with the Robert Dale Chorale, the Bach Festival Orchestra, Wilkes University Choral Ensembles and area musicians. Begins March 18, 8 p.m. with a Piano and Violin Concert at Marian Chapel, Marywood University, Scranton. Continues March 19, 4 p.m. with an Organ Concert at Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden St., Scranton; and a Chamber Music Concert at 8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. Wraps up March 20, 3 p.m. with a Choral Concert of Bach’s “Ascension Oratorio” and the Vivaldi “Gloria” at St. Luke’s Church. $15, $12 seniors, $7 students. 586-3921.

Ticket to Ride, the Larksville-based pop-punk group performing in support of its second CD “Indifferent” along with bands Down a Lifetime and Call Me Out. Hunlock Creek Fire Department, 1114 Main Road, Hunlock Creek. March 19, 6:30 to 11 p.m. 852-1571.

The Temptations, the Grammy Award-winning Motown group performing hits from their five-decade career. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. March 19 at 7:30 p.m. $57, $42, $32. 826-1100.

Loretta Lynn, country music’s Coal Miner’s Daughter celebrates 50 years of hits. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. March 19 at 8 p.m. $48, $38. 866-605-7325.

Daniel Phillips, the founding member and violinist with the Orion String Quartet performing music by J.S. Bach, Dvorak and Brahms. Joined by John Michael Vaida on viola, Christianne Appenheimer-Vaida on cello and Wen-Chi Liu on piano. Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. March 22 at 8 p.m. Free. 270-2190.

We’ve Got the Beat, an intimate concert in the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic’s Chamber Music Series with the percussion section led by Robert Nowak. The Colonnade, 401 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. March 24 at 7 p.m. $25. Refreshments served. 341-1568.

Thin Lizzy, the ’80s Dublin band in concert. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. March 24 at 8 p.m. 866-605-7325.

Hamisch on Hamlisch, a pops concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with special guest composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch. March 25, 7 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre; and March 26, 7 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. Pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. $56, $51, $41. 341-1568.

Slaughter, the rock ’n’ roll touring band (“Up All Night”) with Jani Lane, former lead singer for Warrant. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. March 25 at 8 p.m. $24 advance, $29 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Jeffrey Gaines, the soulful, passionate singer-songwriter celebrated for his live performances. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. March 25 at 8:30 p.m. $23. 325-0249.

Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania, a mid-winter concert by the five Children and Youth Choirs. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. March 26 at 7 p.m. $10, $8 seniors and students. 343-6707 or choralsociety.net.

Monsters of Comedy, with comedians Ralphie May (“Last Comic Standing”) and Jim Breuer (Goat Boy on “Saturday Night Live”). F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. March 26 at 8 p.m. 826-1100.

The Led Zeppelin Experience, with tribute band Hammer of the Gods. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. March 26 at 8 p.m. $28. 420-2808.

Blackfoot and Molly Hatchet, the southern rock bands. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. March 26 at 8 p.m. $22 advance, $27 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Dr. Dirty: John Valby, the comedic pianist performing his “dirty ditties.” Genetti’s Best Western Hotel, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre. March 26 at 8 p.m. $20, $15. 825-0000.

Edwin McCain, the alternative-rock singer-songwriter. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 22 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. March 26 at 9 p.m. $40, $25. 866-468-7619.

Baroque Chamber Music for Lent, by the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania. Craftsman Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. March 27 at 3 p.m. $15, $12 seniors and students. 343-6707 or choralsociety.net.

History of Salsa Concert, sponsored by the Latin American Studies Concentration. Redington Hall, 1120 Linden St., University of Scranton. March 30 at 7 p.m. Free. 941-7447.

Yes, the Grammy-winning, British progressive-rock band with Chris Squire and Peter Banks. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. March 30 at 8 p.m. 866-605-7325.

Randy Travis, the country chart-topper and actor. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. April 1 at 8 p.m. 866-605-7325.

Live Wire, the New York AC/DC tribute band with Beautiful Day, re-creating a U2 concert. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. April 2 at 8 p.m. 866-605-7325.

Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania, Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem” and Morten Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna.” Joined by the Bloomsburg University Concert Choir and Chamber Orchestra. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. April 3 at 3 p.m. $15, $12 seniors and students. 343-6707 or choralsociety.net.

In Concert, with the Manhattan School of Music Brass Orchestra with the University of Scranton Singers. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. April 3 at 7:30 p.m. Free. 941-7624.

Firefall, Poco and Pure Prairie League, three of the most popular pop-rock and country-rock groups of the 1970s and ’80s. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. April 7 at 7:30 p.m. $40, $30. 826-1100.

John Oates, one half of the highly successful rock duo Hall & Oates in a solo show. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. April 8 at 8:30 p.m. $35. 325-0249.

Willy Porter, the acoustic singer-songwriter performing blues, jazz fusion, country and pop. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. April 9 at 8:30 p.m. $23. 325-0249.

Larry the Cable Guy, the standup comedian brings his Tailgate Party Tour to the Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. April 14 at 7:30 p.m. $43.75. 800-745-3000.

Dave Mason, the veteran musician performing his trademark soulful blend of rock and blues. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. April 14 at 8 p.m. $22 advance, $27 day of show. 866-605-7325.

The Dallas Brass, the dynamic brass quintet performing classical, Dixieland, swing, Broadway and patriotic selections. Sponsored by the Greater Hazleton Concert Series. Hazleton High School, 1515 W. 23rd St., Hazleton. April 15 at 7:30 p.m. $25, $10 students. 788-4864.

World Premiere Composition Concert, premiering two new works by guest composer and conductor Ted Nash. With the University of Scranton Concert Band and Concert Choir. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. April 15 at 7:30 p.m. Free. 941-7624.

For Love or Money, the fourth annual pops concert by the Robert Dale Chorale along with cabaret from the Doug Smith Jazz Trio. Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. April 15 at 8 p.m. $15, $12 seniors, $7 students. 586-3921.

Get the Led Out, a re-creation of a classic Led Zeppelin concert by the seven-member troupe. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. April 15 at 8 p.m. 866-605-7325.

Scott Stapp, the lead singer of rock group Creed in an intimate acoustic show. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. April 15 at 8 p.m. $60, $48, $30. 420-2808.

Shawn Klush: A Tribute to Elvis Presley, the performer named “Ultimate Tribute Artist” by Elvis Presley Enterprises. Sponsored by St. Mary’s Assumption School at the Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St., Lackawanna College, Scranton. April 16 at 7 p.m. 969-1455.

Citizens Band Radio, an early-1970s blend of country and rock by the six-member group. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. April 16 at 8:30 p.m. $18. 325-0249.

Elton John, the international superstar whose hits span a five-decade career with 35 gold and 25 platinum albums and 29 consecutive Top 40 hits. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. April 22 at 8 p.m. $139, $79, $29. 800-745-3000.

Concert for a Cause 9: The Final Show, with regional bands M-80, Go Go Gadjet, Flaxy Morgan, UUU, Eric Klein, Bad Hair Day, Farmer’s Daughter, Tribes, the Pennalites, Underground Saints, the Badlees, Nowhere Slow, Lemongelli, the SilenTreatment, k8, Cabinet, the Five Percent, MiZ, Eddie Appnel, Plus 3, Iron Cowboy, George Wesley, Panacea, OurAfter, Graces Downfall, Jeanne Zano, Shawn Z, Ed Randazzo, Charles Havira, the NonRefundables, Days Before Tomorrow, the Longest Lie, Ashfall, Destination West, Absolution, 40-Lb. Head, Alan K. Stout & Friends and Nicole Erin Carey. Woodlands Inn & Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains. April 27 at 6 p.m. $7. 21 and older. 829-7131.

Taking Back Sunday, the pop-punk and emo recording artists reunited with their original lineup. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. April 28 at 8 p.m. $30. 420-2808.

Some Kind of Jam 6, a music-and-camping festival with three stages of music. Bands include the Budos Band, RAQ, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Goosepimp Orchestra, Fat Apple, Wisebird, Dopapod, the Big Dirty, Psychedelia, the Primate Fiasco, Beaucoup Blue, Sonni Shine & the Underwater Sounds, Driftwood, the Greens, Terry Dame & Electric Junkyard Gamelan, Pia Mater, Uzo, the Headlocks, the Coal Town Rounders, Mike Miz and more. Also: food and craft vendors, jam sessions, light shows, fire performances, parades and workshops. Schuylkill County Fairgrounds, 2270 Fair Road, Schuylkill Haven. April 29 to May 1. $50. Information at jibberjazz.com.

Avenged Sevenfold, the hard-rock metal band on its “Welcome to the Family” tour with special guests Three Days Grace and Sevendust. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. April 29 at 7 p.m. $44.75, $39.75, $25. 800-745-3000.

Stefon Harris Jazz, a concert by the vibraphonist and composer. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. April 29 at 7:30 p.m. $30. 389-4409.

In Concert with the University of Scranton String Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. April 29 at 7:30 p.m. Free. 941-7624.

The Music of Simon & Garfunkel, classic hits and obscure songs of the hit duo re-created by AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle. Presented by Scranton Community Concerts at the Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St., Scranton. April 29 at 8 p.m. $28, $20; $15 students. 955-1455.

Travis Tritt, the platinum-selling country artist. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. April 29 at 8 p.m. $42, $37. 866-605-7325.

Praise the Roof, a Battle of the Church Bands to benefit the Monroe County Habitat for Humanity. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. April 30 at 6 p.m. $10. 420-2808.

Childhood’s End, a Pink Floyd tribute band with high-tech lighting, video screen, cutting-edge sound and note-perfect renditions of the classic songs. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. April 30 at 8:30 p.m. $26. 325-0249.

Jim Florentine, the VH-1 and Comedy Central standup comedian. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. April 30 at 9 p.m. $15. 866-468-7619.

Ensemble Evening, student performances by the Jazz, Wind and Flute Ensembles. Lemmond Theater, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. May 2 at 7:30 p.m. Free. 674-6719.

Masterworks: Inspiration, the final concert of the season by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Included: Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 “Titan,” the world premiere of David Stock’s Percussion Concerto and Ravel’s “Bolero.” May 6 at 8 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre; and May 7 at 8 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington St., Scranton. Pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. $56, $51, $41. 341-1568.

Gary Allan, the singer-songwriter performing country fused with rock, chamber-pop and gospel. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. May 6 at 8 p.m. 866-605-7325.

In Concert with the University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. May 7 at 7:30 p.m. Free. 941-7624.

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, the New Jersey blues-rock band that topped the charts in the 1960s and ’70s. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. May 7 at 8 p.m. $38, $34, $28. 420-2808.

Artemis Pyle Band, southern rock and blues by the Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer and his band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. May 7 at 8:30 p.m. $26. 325-0249.

University of Scranton Symphonic Band and Singers. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. May 14 at 7:30 p.m. Free. 941-7624.

Nocturnes: Music of the Night, by the Adult Symphonic Chorus of the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania. Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. May 14 at 8 p.m. $15, $12 seniors and students. 343-6707 or choralsociety.net.

Yarn, Americana and roots music from the song-crafting foursome. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. May 14 at 8:30 p.m. $20. 325-0249.

Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania, by the five Children’s and Youth Ensembles. Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. May 15 at 3 p.m. $10, $8 seniors and students. 343-6707 or choralsociety.net.

Tower of Power, the horn-driven, soul-funk legends. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. May 19 at 8 p.m. $45, $35. 420-2808.

The Wailers, the Jamaican reggae group. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. May 19 at 8 p.m. 866-605-7325.

Sacred Voices, by The Lyric Consort, an eight-member a-cappella ensemble. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. May 21 at 8 p.m. $10. 343-6707.

Daniel O’Donnell, the easygoing Ireland-born stage personality with Irish singer Mary Duff and the Daniel O’Donnell Band. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. May 31 at 7 p.m. $87, $77, $67, $57. 826-1100.

Electric Hot Tuna, the acoustic and electric blues duo of Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady (formerly of Jefferson Airplane). Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. June 2 at 8 p.m. $35. 420-2808.

Easton Corbin, the easy-listening neo-traditional country singer. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. June 2 at 8 p.m. 866-605-7325.

Dancestand USA, with the Main Street Cruisers playing hits from the 1950s and ’60s. Proceeds benefit the Monroe County Catholic Social Services. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. June 4 at 7:30 p.m. $55, $30, $20. 420-2808.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic, a live, high-definition simulcast of Gustavo Dudamel conducting the orchestra in a Brahms program. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. June 5 at 5 p.m. $22. 825-4444.

Dave Wilcox, the singer-songwriter blending soft jazz and folk with a warm baritone and poetic lyricism. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. June 10 at 8:30 p.m. $26. 325-0249.

Sugarland, the multi-platinum, country-rock duo of singer-songwriters Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush. With special guest Sara Bareilles. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. June 18 at 7:30 p.m. 800-745-3000.

Robin Trower, the former Procol Harem guitarist known as “The White Hendrix.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. June 18 at 8 p.m. 866-605-7325.

Uriah Heep, the English hard-rock band with Mick Box, Trevor Bolder, Bernie Shaw, Phil Lanzon and Russell Gilbrook. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. June 24 at 8 p.m. $22 advance, $27 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Out Among the Stars Bluegrass Festival, the 12th annual gathering with two stages of music including the Gibson Brothers, the Boxcars, Hillbilly Gypsies, Dan Paisley & Southern Grass, Blue Moon Rising, Lost and Found, Travers Chandler and Avery Country, the Doerfels, Cabinet, Stained Grass Window, Lykens Valley Bluegrass Band, Louie Setzer & the Appalachian Mountain Boys, Coal County Express, Forgotten Mountain Boys and many more. Also: camping, food and craft vendors, instrument workshops, open jams and children’s activities. Begins June 30 with a potluck picnic at 4 p.m. Continues through July 3 at the Benton Rodeo Grounds, Mendenhall Lane, off Route 487, Benton. Daily and weekend rates. 908-464-9495 or oatsfestival.com.

Bennie and the Jets, a re-creation of an Elton John concert by tribute artist Greg Ransom. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. July 2 at 8:30 p.m. $23. 325-0249.

Briggs Farm Bluesfest, the 14th annual outdoor concert event with headliners Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, James Armstrong and the Alexis P. Suter Band. Briggs Farm, 88 Old Berwick Highway, Nescopeck. July 8, 4:30 to 11 p.m.; July 9, 4 to 11 p.m. Discounted tickets now available. 379-2003 or briggsfarm.com.

Raymond the Amish Comic, the born-and-bred Amish standup comedian. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. July 9 at 8 p.m. 866-605-7325.

Brad Paisley, the country singer-songwriter and guitarist with guests Blake Shelton and Jerrod Niemann. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. July 22. 800-745-3000.

Jason Aldean, the country singer with guests Chris Young & Thompson Square. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Aug. 25. 800-745-3000.

Don Williams, the laid-back country baritone returns to Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. 866-605-7325.

Styx, the 1970s-80s hitmakers known for their soaring power ballads. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. $49, $44. 866-605-7325.

The Outlaws, the guitar-driven country-rock band with Blackberry Smoke, an Atlanta-based southern-rock band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. 866-605-7325.

Big Time Rush, the boy-band teen sensations from the Nickelodeon sitcom perform at the Allentown Fair on Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. Tickets on sale Dec. 11. $35, $20. 800-745-3000.

Toby Keith, the country-music superstar with supporting act Eric Church. Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Sept. 15. 800-745-3000.

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