All You Can Eat Blueberry Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, August 30, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Blooming Grove Volunteer Firehouse, 484 Route 739, Lords Valley (Hawley), PA 18428. Cost: Adults - $7.00; Children (10 & under) - $4.00; Kids 3 and under – Free. Usual breakfast fare (buffet eat in or take out): orange juice, blueberry or plain pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausages, coffee or tea. Phone: 570-775-7355.
The music of Morrissey, Johnny Marr & co. lives on with The Sons & Heirs, a New York-based Smiths tribute band that recreates the experience of seeing The Smiths in their prime. They will perform at Jim Thorpe's Mauch Chunk Opera House on Saturday, August 29.
You really can’t pigeonhole the music of Utah-based Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband, set to play the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Friday, August 28th. But you can be certain that you will be delighted by a band with so much talent that they had to coin a new term to describe their music: “PostHeeHawFunkadelicHipHopNewGrass.”
It’s August. It’s hot. So it must be time for some Latin rhythms and party music to add heat and spice to the Mauch Chunk Opera House’s August presentation of 40 Story Radio Tower. Musical guest De Tierra Caliente provides that and more as they take the stage with 40 Story’s witty cast on Thursday, August 27th.
Come on down to the farm to see some distinctive crafts on display for your shopping pleasure. Enjoy fine jewelry to woodworking, clothing, metal work, stained glass, basketry, pottery, leather, furniture, and more. There is something for everyone. Enjoy craft demonstrations, and Dixieland and Bluegrass music while enjoying festival food. Free parking. No pets allowed.
Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway teams up with Norfolk Southern and Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society to bring the historic No. 765 Steam Engine to Jim Thorpe on a rare Eastern tour. This Saturday and Sunday the 765 will pull vintage passenger, first class and dome cars, from Allentown through the Lehigh Gorge to Pittston, where passengers will be served a box lunch as they head back down for an hour or two layover in Jim Thorpe around 3:00pm, then back to Allentown. This is a once-in-a-lifetime train ride (both days are already sold out) and an opportunity to see a great steam engine in action! SAT-SUN AUG 22-23 3pm-5pm
Frank Vignola, performing at Jim Thorpe’s Mauch Chunk Opera House on Saturday, 8/22, is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignole to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List: for the Wall Street Journal. Vignola’s jaw- dropping technique explains why the New York Times deemed him “one of the brightest stars of the guitar.”
Comprising an 11-piece band of professional musicians with the theoretical knowledge and musicality required to master complex music, the remarkable Steely Dan Tribute, Hey 19, takes the Opera House stage on Friday, August 21st. They pack venues throughout New England and are well-known for their high-energy show as well as their spot-on Steely Dan sound.