Two local venues have teamed up to present a free online series where NEPA artists will perform live from home.
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Twp., and Karl Hall, Wilkes-Barre, will present “NEPA Live from Home” starting Thursday, April 30. The series “will feature performances from talented individuals throughout our region and we will help bring these performances directly to your homes through our online resources,” A.J. Jump, owner/manager of Karl Hall LLC, said in an announcement.
The venues will post the performances Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. on their respective Facebook and Instagram pages. Each local artist will perform three original songs and then hold a question-and-answer session. The schedule will be announced this Thursday, but artists set to appear include Bret Alexander from the Badlees, Nick Coyle from Lifer/Cold, and the Mule Team (Chris Kearney, J.P. Biondo and Roy Williams).
“As managers and promoters of live entertainment venues, we know the struggle that the live entertainment industry is going through as we practice social distancing and try to keep ourselves, loved ones and community safe. … Even though we can’t get together in person right now, we wanted to create a virtual venue where local and regional artists can showcase their talents and help gather our community,” Will Beekman, the arena’s general manager, said in an announcement.
“We look forward to providing our community with an opportunity to enjoy these performers and help keep entertainment in NEPA Live, from home,” Jump added.
The concerts are supported in part by Geisinger, and Beekman shared words of thanks to “the doctors, nurses, EMT’s and all medical personnel who are on the frontlines battling to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.” For details about how to support Geisinger during the coronavirus pandemic, visit Geisinger.org/fightcovid.
Caitlin Heaney West is the content editor for Access NEPA and oversees the Early Access blog in addition to working as a copy editor and staff writer for The Times-Tribune. An award-winning journalist, she is a summa cum laude graduate of Shippensburg University and also earned a master’s degree from Marywood University. Caitlin joined the Times-Shamrock family in 2009 and lives in Scranton. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9100 x5107; or @cheaneywest