NEPA Bluegrass Festival

The NEPA Bluegrass Festival begins Thursday, June 2, and continues through Sunday, June 5, at Lazy Brook Park, 438 Route 92, Tunkhannock.

Gates open Thursday at 8 a.m. Performances will take place throughout the weekend with featured performers including Hillbilly Gypsies, Mason Porter, Bug Tussle, the Plate Scrapers and Beartracks. Vendors also will be set up at the park.

Ticket prices vary, and weekend passes, camping and day passes, and other tickets can be purchased at

Lackawanna County Heritage Fair

The Lackawanna County Heritage Fair returns to Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton, this week.

The family-friendly event will take place Wednesday, June 1, and Thursday, June 2, from 4 to 10 p.m.; Friday, June 3, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, June 5, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The fair will feature rides, carnival games and more from Swikas Amusements. Fireworks will take place Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m., and the waterpark will stay open until 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and until 6 p.m. on Sunday. The Lackawanna County Hairitage Beard and Mustache Competition will take place Sunday.

For more information,

Party on the Patio

Party on the Patio opens its 2022 season this week with Bon Jovi tribute act Bon Jersey.

The group will perform Thursday, June 2, at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Highway 315, Plains Twp. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the music begins at 7:30.

Party on the Patio runs on Thursday nights throughout the summer, featuring different bands and local food trucks.

Guests must be 21 or older, and valid ID is required to attend.

For more information and a full list of groups performing this season, visit or call 570-831-2100.

Scranton Big Gay Storyslam

Kick off Pride Month with the Scranton Big Gay Storyslam

Set for Saturday, June 4, at 7 p.m., the event will take place at Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Pissi Myles will emcee the LGBTQIA+ installment of the Scranton StorySlam series produced by the Scranton Fringe Festival.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Girl Named Tom

Girl Named Tom, winners of the reality competition series “The Voice,” will perform Saturday, June 4, at F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and group will play at 8.

Bekah, Joshua and Caleb Liechty were the first trio to win the NBC competition, taking home the crown in December.

Tickets start at $33.50, plus fees, and can be purchased by calling 570-826-1100 or visiting the box office or