Pioneer Nights

Community is at the heart of downtown Carbondale’s annual block party, Pioneer Nights, which will take place from Wednesday, Aug. 14, through Saturday, Aug. 17.

Local vendors will line the streets selling comfort food, and guests can enjoy live music from local bands, games, activities and more.

Special events include a full moon rooftop yoga class at the Anthracite Center, 41 N. Main St., on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 7:30 p.m.; fireworks downtown on Friday, Aug. 16, at 9:30 p.m.; a community yard sale at the Anthracite Center on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; a book and bake sale at Carbondale Public Library, 5 N. Main St., on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; an antique show in Memorial Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; free entry to the Chamber Art Gallery, 27 N. Main St., on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; a scavenger hunt at Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, 27 N. Main St., on Saturday at 11 a.m.; a train excursion from Steamtown National Historic Site on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and a parade downtown on Saturday at 6 p.m.

For more information and a full list of vendors and performers, visit the Facebook event page or call 570-282-4044.


Florida Georgia Line

Popular country duo Florida Georgia Line is teaming up with Dan & Shay, Morgan Wallen and Canaan Smith to take on the Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton.

The “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour” stops by the venue Friday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $39 and are available at

Grammy-nominated Florida Georgia Line is known for such hits as “H.O.L.Y.” and “Cruise.” It released the album “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country” in February.

From left, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line perform at the 2017 CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium in 2017 in Nashville, Tenn.

Party on the Patio

Relive the “Glory Days” of Bruce Springsteen as the band Tramps Like Us entertains at this week’s Party on the Patio.

The tribute band will look to light up the stage at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre, on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 7:30 p.m. with its renditions of Springsteen’s hits and fan favorites. The event is free and open to ages 21 and older.

For more information as well as a complete list of groups performing this summer, visit or call 570-831-2100.


Cruisin’ for a Cause

An upcoming Deutsch Institute fundraiser will benefit the William J. Gerrity Deutsch Institute Activities Fund.

Set for Saturday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m., Cruisin’ for a Cause will take place at Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. For a $25 donation, guests can fuel up with a savory barbecue meal and unwind with music by DJ Jack Martin before enjoying a lively drive with the Villa Capri Cruisers.

The institute’s activities fund provides its members with money to participate in influential and restorative daily activities and events. Joseph Boylan and Brenna Kelly serve as honorary co-chairs for this year’s event.

For more information on the Deutsch Institute and to buy tickets to the event, call 570-348-1968.


‘Batboy: A Yankee Miracle’

Experience the true story of New York Yankees executive Ray Negron told through a live performance at PNC Field, Moosic, on Friday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m.

The play “Batboy: A Yankee Miracle” tells the story of how Negron began work as a bat boy after legendary Yankees executive George Steinbrenner caught him spray-painting the side of Yankee Stadium. Negron eventually rose through the club’s ranks, now working as a community consultant.

The show will feature Negron, Dwight Gooden, Mickey Rivers and Roy White.

Gates open at 5 p.m. Live music from a local band will precede the show, a fireworks display will follow. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Tickets cost $15 for general admission and $50 for VIP packages that include a meet-and-greet with Negron, Gooden, Rivers and White. For tickets, visit or the box office.

For more information, call 570-969-2255.


‘Chicago: High School Edition’

KISS Theatre Company’s KISS Teens group will present a high school edition of the hit musical “Chicago.”

The play runs Friday, Aug. 16, and Saturday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 18, at 2 p.m. at the theater’s headquarters, 400 East End Centre, Wilkes-Barre.

The story focuses on a set of murderesses and the sensational headlines that follow them as they join forces.

For tickets, visit or stop by the box office one hour before showtime. For accessible seating, email