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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 Streetdelivers 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.

US Rails at the Mauch Chunk Opera House

US Rails

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.

Jonathan Edwards Band at the Mauch Chunk Opera House

Jonathan Edwards Band

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.

Visit MauchChunkOperaHouse.com or our Facebook site to reserve seats. Otherwise call 570-325-4009 (SoundCheck Records) or the Opera House box office at 570-325-0249.

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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.

When the Greencards come to town on Friday, August 26, you can enjoy a brand of dreamy harmony and blazing musicianship you might expect from say, Alison Krause or Nickel Creek.

The Greencards

They appear regularly on NPR, and have opened for musical giants like Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. You’d be hard-pressed to find a group with more musical talent.

But don’t take our word for it: here’s a 5-minute clip from their July, 2010 Opera House concert that shows how they roll easily from a sentimental ballad to a rollicking instrumental.

Philadelphia-based US Rails, formerly members of the groundbreaking band 4-Way Streetdelivers 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.

US Rails

A-list Philadelphia musicians 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. With the upcoming release of their second studio LP, US Rails appears Friday, September 2 at the Opera House as part of their “sneak peek” East Coast tour in August of 2011.

Local favorite Shannon Marsyada opens with her original songs and powerful vocals.

The natural-born entertainer Jonathan Edwards pulls in on Saturday, September 3 with his band. Who doesn’t remember his mega-hit Sunshine? You won’t forget the rest of his delicious show either: it is a compendium of pop-bluegrass-country songs both powerful and sweet, sung and played with the support of a crack group of longtime accompanists.

Jonathan Edwards

Mr Edward’s voice is as strong as ever, deftly balancing a polished Nashville sheen with an optimistic and warm-hearted undertone of country pop. And he hasn’t lost his bearings as an entertainer, after the show he’ll hang out and sign everything and pose for each picture.

Three satisfying shows. Visit MauchChunkOperaHouse.com to reserve seats or call 570-325-0249 (the box office) or 570-325-4009 (SoundCheck Records).

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