Though Jim Thorpe is the quintessential place to visit in order to get away from it all, it hardly rolls up its sidewalks as the weather turns chilly.
Claire Lynch brings her excellent bluegrass band and silken voice to the Mauch Chunk Opera House on Friday, November 9th. Praised by luminous artists like Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt, many artists have worked with her on their own projects, admiring a Grammy-winning voice reminiscent of Nanci Griffith and Alison Krausse.
That same night, Elvis tribute extraordinaire Ryan Pelton performs at Penn’s Peak, a 1700-seat venue just 3 miles from downtown Jim Thorpe. Portraying Elvis like no one else can, his performances regularly see fans flocking to the show.
On Saturday, the 10th The ‘The Band’ Band celebrates the 36th anniversary of one of the seminal concert events in contemporary music history – The Last Waltz. Bringing the music to life with the help of a 3-piece horn section, The ‘The Band’ Band performs well-known and obscure songs from The Band’s considerable canon of music. The Broadway Grille caters the event!
Country stars Lonestar returns to Penns Peak on Friday, November 16. They have ten #1 country hits, including their crossover hit Amazed which was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 was well as #1 on the country charts, and are currently working on their follow up album to 2010’s Party Heard Around the World.
Lovers of The Talking Heads will be rockin’ in the aisles to the music of the tribute Start Making Sense, which appears at the Opera House on Saturday, November 17. A remarkable collection of twenty-something musicians, SMS is led by singer Jon Braun who delivers a spot-on performance of David Byrne, both musically and in gesture.
Get The Led Out performs nearby at Penn’s Peak also that same night, enacting one of the nation’s top Led Zepellin tributes and bringing their amazing music to life in a stirring stage performance.
On Wednesday, November 21, fans of the Grateful Dead get to experience Dark Star, again at Penn’s Peak, long considered one of the first and finest Dead tribute bands. If you never got to see the Dead, then Dark Star provides the next best thing, both musically and in a long, satisfying performance playing the music of one of America’s quintessential bands.
Funk Ark takes the Opera House stage on Saturday, November 24th. From Washington, DC this ensemble takes funk to a whole new level and delivers booty-shaking rhythms all night long. We dare you to stay in your seats!
Finally, Travis Tritt closes out a great month of live music at Penn’s Peak on Friday, November 30th with a special Christmas season performance. Multiplatinum success came with his second album release, 1991’s It’s All About To Change. This hits and the success kept coming and he began winning awards for his amazing music.