OUTDOOR SUMMER MUSIC IN NEPA

Ledges Hotel_Blues, Brews & BBQ1 resizedIs there anything better than enjoying live music outdoors during the summer? We don’t think so, and luckily for us there are a myriad of great options all around the area.

Let’s start in Hawley with Blues, Brews & BBQ at Glass-wine.bar.kitchen, which started over Memorial Day weekend and continues until Labor Day. Every Sunday check out live blues bands, a featured craft brewery and of course a tasty BBQ menu. Featuring blues artists like Norman Taylor & Blue Soul, Slam Allen, and Merchants of Groove. Reservations are 5 p.m.-9 p.m. with music from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Don’t want to join them for dinner? Grab a drink and head out to the upper deck to enjoy the music filling the gorge and the gorgeous sight of their natural waterfall. Reservations are recommended at 570.226.1337.

New this year is the Summer Blues Bash, presented by Blues, Brews & BBQ at Glass-wine.bar.kitchen on July 8th. This event will feature the Scott Weis Band and American Idol Casey James! Casey James finished 3rd in Season 9 of American Idol and has gone on to make a name for himself with Blues and Country Music. There will be two ticketed seatings available, lawn tickets, and tickets to listen from the Boiler Room. Check out more info at LedgesHotel.com or call to reserve at 570.226.1337.

While in Hawley you won’t want to miss Jazz on the Deck, Wednesdays at The Settlers Inn, which kicked off June 27th and continues through Labor Day. A featured jazz musician will entertain on the outdoor terrace, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., while you can dine on their seasonal farm to table menu or grab a drink in their award winning wildflower garden. Jazz performers include Nancy & Spencer Reed, Nick Niles, Thos Shipley and Mike Casey. Reservations are recommended at 570.226.2993.

Don’t forget about Lakeside Live at The Dock on Wallenpaupack. Sundays they host live music from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. on their outdoor deck overlooking Lake Wallenpaupack. This music series coincides with buckets of beer, and food specials. This series features Gone Crazy, Kevin Campion, and Eric Rudy.

Last but not least, head on over to Carbondale for a Tribute Band Series on the rooftop at Hotel Anthracite Friday nights starting at 7 p.m. Featuring the Jeffrey James Band, Tommy Guns, Se Acabo and the Mountain Sky Orchestra to name a few. $5 Cover for these great bands while you listen under the stars! Check out HotelAnthracite.com or call 570.536.6020.

For more information, call 570.226.2993 or check out SettlersHospitality.com.