Free Outdoor Concert At Scranton Cultural Center

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will host its second free outdoor summer concert with Erin Malloy & Friends on Friday, July 9.  Erin will be joined by Jim Waltich (piano), Tommy Hamilton (saxophone), Doug Smith (bass), Mark Montella (drums) and Denise LaBamba (percussion).  The show will take place outside the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Avenue.

“We had a great turnout for our first show with Young Lion, and we are looking forward to featuring Erin Malloy,” said Deborah Moran Peterson, SCC Executive Director.  “We have enjoyed being able to connect with our audiences virtually through the past year, but we are so grateful to be able to welcome back our community with this free concert series.” 

All current CDC Guidelines will be followed at each performance with any updates being shared via social media.  All performances will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m.; a cash bar with light fare will open at 6 p.m. prior to each show.

Additional performers in the series include The Mule Team (Aug. 13) and Blind Choice (Sept. 10).  To learn more about the Scranton Cultural Center and its upcoming events, visit SCCMT.org.

The free outdoor summer concert series is sponsored by LT Verrastro, Truly Hard Seltzer, UGI Utilities Inc. and Fidelity Bank.  It is supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.

Scranton Cultural Center Launching Summer Concert Series

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple has announced a new Outdoor Summer Concert Series that will be free and open to the public.  The concerts will take place outside of the Scranton Cultural Center and will feature local and regional talent.  

The lineup includes Young Lion (June 11), Erin Malloy & Friends (July 9), The Mule Team (August 13) and Blind Choice (September 10).  

“It has been a long hiatus for in-person events, which is what we thrive on” said Deborah Moran Peterson, SCC Executive Director.  “We have enjoyed being able to connect with our audiences virtually throughout the past year, and we are so grateful to be able to welcome back the community with this free concert series.” 

All current CDC Guidelines will be followed at each performance with any updates being shared via social media.  All performances will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m.; a cash bar with light fare will open at 6 p.m. prior to each show.

The Scranton Cultural Center had plans to launch this free series for the community last summer.  During the past year, it has offered its popular Underground Microphone series virtually each week, as well as virtual programming as part of the Center’s Youth Theatre Programming.  

To learn more about the Scranton Cultural Center and its upcoming events, visit SCCMT.org.

Scranton Cultural Center to Present Virtual Variety Show

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple has announced a new fundraising initiative in collaboration with Posture Interactive.  Bright Side: A Virtual Variety Show will be live-streamed on March 11 at 7 p.m. and is presented by Montage Mountain Resorts.

“A top notch variety show with lighthearted, family-friendly entertainment is just the dose of optimism we can all use right now,” said Deborah Moran Peterson, SCC Executive Director.  “The concept was conceived by the SCC staff, is professionally produced by Posture Interactive, and will showcase the talents of local performers and artists.”

Camille Reinecke of Dunmore will serve as an emcee for the virtual variety show.

The hour-long production will feature performances from the Scranton Fringe Festival, Scranton Shakespeare Festival, New Vintage Ensemble, Newave Studios, Flashmilk Productions, Michele Conaboy McGrath, Stephen Murphy, Erin Malloy and Friends, Mike Miz, Roy Williams, Mariah Hawley and the Scranton Cultural Center Youth Theatre Program.  

Chris Bohinski, of WBRE’s PA Live!, and Camille Reinecke of Dunmore, SCC Youth Theatre Program Director, will serve as the evening’s emcees.

While the production aims to shine a spotlight on local talent, it also hopes to support local businesses.

 “Throughout the evening, gift cards to local restaurants and businesses, as well as other prizes, will be raffled off to event attendees,” explains Peterson.  “The event will not only support the SCC, but will do its best to build up our community.  It’s a win, win!”

Audience members will have a chance to virtually mix and mingle with each other during a pre-show Happy Hour sponsored by PNC Bank and hosted by the SCC’s Board President, John Murray, along with Celebrity Bartender, Conor McGuigan.

Bright Side: A Virtual Variety Show is presented by Montage Mountain Resorts.  The pre-show Happy Hour is sponsored by PNC Bank.  Additional sponsors include Geisinger, Truist Bank, WBRE/WYOU, Lamar Advertising, Fidelity Bank, Century Dental Associates, FNCB Bank, Honesdale National Bank, NET Credit Union, Fellerman and Ciarimboli, and Entercom Pennsylvania.

Tickets are $25 for general viewership and $60 for patron viewership, which includes admission to the pre-show Happy Hour at 6 p.m. as well as additional entries into the evening’s free giveaways. They are available for purchase at ScrantonBrightSide.com.