Whether you’re in Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, or New York City – Jim Thorpe is an easy drive. Check out live music at the Opera House and put together a daytrip or overnight stay around it.
Some delicious Labor Day Weekend music is set for the Opera House both Friday and Saturday night!
This Friday, September 2, Philadelphia-based US Rails, formerly members of the groundbreaking band 4-Way Street, delivers on harmony much like Crosby, Stills and Nash. Hence Suite: Judy Blue Eyes is an obvious cover choice for them and they nail it, much to the delight of their fans.
A-list Philadelphia musicians and songwriters Ben Arnold, Scott Bricklin, Joseph Parsons, Tom Gillam, and Matt Muir together echo some of the great folk, pop and rock unions of the 60′s and 70′s. Don’t take our word for it: have a listen here and here!
Local favorite Shannon Marsyada opens with her original songs and powerful vocals. She brought the house down last year opening for Livingston Taylor.
The natural-born entertainer Jonathan Edwards pulls in on Saturday, September 3 with his band. For a taste – here’s his ode to John Denver on this year’s album, his first studio recording in 14 years.
With his voice as strong as ever, he deftly balances a polished Nashville sheen with an optimistic and warm-hearted undertone of country pop.
Mr. Edwards hasn’t lost his bearings as an entertainer – he’s a natural at engaging a crowd, and after the show he’ll hang out and sign everything and pose for each picture.
You may also be familiar with his 70’s hit single Shanty, with words fit for a final Labor Day party:
Gonna sit down in the kitchen
And fix me something good to eat
And make my head a little high
And make this whole day complete
Cuz we gonna lay around the shanty, mama
And put a good buzz on
Here he is singing it in the studio last summer at WXLV 90.3 at Lehigh-Carbon Community College.