May
29
Tue
2018
UNDERGROUND MICROPHONE
May 29 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
UNDERGROUND MICROPHONE @ Raymond Hood Room

UNDERGROUND MICROPHONE

Presented by Toyota of Scranton

Underground Microphone is NEPA’s premier LIVE performance series which features our region’s finest talent. Each week we bring you an exclusive up close and personal lineup of poetry, comedy, music and more!  Voted 2017’s Best New Event by readers of Electric City, Underground Microphone offers the unique experience that honors the Weekday Warrior!  Reward yourself with an evening out downtown or a quick drink and entertainment after work.

Located in the Lower Level, the Raymond Hood Room is transformed into a listening room café where artists and their work are respected and supported. This very special space is named after the architect who designed the Scranton Cultural Center in the 1920s. Hood is widely known for his Art Deco and Neo Gothic design style which is evident throughout the entire building. Nationally recognized works include 30 Rockefeller Plaza, American Radiator Building, Daily News, The Emporis, Tribune Tower and The Ocean Forest Hotel in Myrtle Beach among others.

Doors open at 5:00 PM and entertainment starts at 6:00 PM!
No Cover – Cash Bar for 21+ – Valid ID required
Exceptional Entertainment — Classic Atmosphere

Artists: For anyone interested in performing: there are no rules. We encourage free form prose, poetry, stand up, improv and original music. It’s the perfect space to test out new material or projects.  For information on how you can become involved, contact Maria at marias@sccmt.org or (570) 346-7369 x102.

Guests: Please be reminded that since this is a performance space, we do ask that you keep the conversation to a whisper.  We recognize that this is a social setting, and there is ample lobby space for interacting and networking.

Presented by Toyota of Scranton and sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories, and LT Verrastro.  Supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.

Jun
1
Fri
2018
Steve Forbert in Concert presented by The Lackawanna River Conservation Association
Jun 1 @ 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Steve Forbert in Concert

The Lackawanna River Conservation Association will cap its
30th anniversary year and RiverFest 2018 with a June 1 concert
by singer-songwriter Steve Forbert
 in Shopland Hall at the
Scranton Cultural Center.

A preshow cocktail party will begin in the Scranton Cultural Center’s Shopland Hall Lobby at 7:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 8:30 p.m. The concert will be followed by a meet-and-greet with Mr. Forbert in the lobby.

Tickets $30 are available Eventbrite, at the LRCA office and at the door night of concert.

Preview Steve’s music.
“Midsummer Night’s Toast”     “Thinkin'”

Mr. Forbert was raised in Meridian, Mississippi, and after playing in local bands took his talent and guitar to New York City when he was 21. Like many aspiring artists, he lived at the YMCA on 23rd Street in then-dicey Chelsea and worked his way into the city’s music scene.

Mr. Forbert started out playing for change at Grand Central Station and hitting every open mic night he could before eventually moving into the club scene at venues like CBGB’s. At that time, rootsy rock was fading in favor of punk-edged bands such as the Ramones, Talking Heads, and Blondie.

Mr. Forbert’s first album, Alive on Arrival, was released in 1978.

Rolling Stone contributing editor David Wild wrote, “Now or then, you would have been hard-pressed to find a debut effort that was simultaneously as fresh and accomplished as Alive on Arrival. It was like a great novel by a young author who somehow managed to split the difference between Mark Twain and J. D. Salinger.”

Mr. Forbert’s second album, Jackrabbit Slim, was released in 1979 and included the performer’s most well-known song, “Romeo’s Tune,” which made it to #11 on the charts and brought the performer an international audience.

Taking the stance of a compassionate everyman, with a keen eye for detail, Mr. Forbert’s work weaves together strands of folk, rock, country and rhythm and blues as he delivers his take on life’s trials, tribulations, and discoveries with direct, honest energy and enduring optimism. He has released fourteen studio albums and performs over one-hundred concerts a year. He was inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame in 2006.

Two of Mr. Forbert’s songs have a ringing connection to the Lackawanna River and the spirit of its volunteers and supporters who have restored it to health during the last 30 years. “The Oil Song” is a 40-year chronical of industrial accidents that have spoiled the world’s seas and waterways and “Good Planets Are Hard To Find” calls us to see the beauty and balance of the natural world that sustains our lives.

Critics and the public embrace Mr. Forbert’s melodic and lyrical styles. Always following his own instincts, Mr. Forbert says, “I’ve never been interested in changing what I do to fit popular style and needs.”

Jun
5
Tue
2018
UNDERGROUND MICROPHONE
Jun 5 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
UNDERGROUND MICROPHONE @ Raymond Hood Room

UNDERGROUND MICROPHONE

Presented by Toyota of Scranton

Underground Microphone is NEPA’s premier LIVE performance series which features our region’s finest talent. Each week we bring you an exclusive up close and personal lineup of poetry, comedy, music and more!  Voted 2017’s Best New Event by readers of Electric City, Underground Microphone offers the unique experience that honors the Weekday Warrior!  Reward yourself with an evening out downtown or a quick drink and entertainment after work.

Located in the Lower Level, the Raymond Hood Room is transformed into a listening room café where artists and their work are respected and supported. This very special space is named after the architect who designed the Scranton Cultural Center in the 1920s. Hood is widely known for his Art Deco and Neo Gothic design style which is evident throughout the entire building. Nationally recognized works include 30 Rockefeller Plaza, American Radiator Building, Daily News, The Emporis, Tribune Tower and The Ocean Forest Hotel in Myrtle Beach among others.

Doors open at 5:00 PM and entertainment starts at 6:00 PM!
No Cover – Cash Bar for 21+ – Valid ID required
Exceptional Entertainment — Classic Atmosphere

Artists: For anyone interested in performing: there are no rules. We encourage free form prose, poetry, stand up, improv and original music. It’s the perfect space to test out new material or projects.  For information on how you can become involved, contact Maria at marias@sccmt.org or (570) 346-7369 x102.

Guests: Please be reminded that since this is a performance space, we do ask that you keep the conversation to a whisper.  We recognize that this is a social setting, and there is ample lobby space for interacting and networking.

Presented by Toyota of Scranton and sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories, and LT Verrastro.  Supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.

Jun
12
Tue
2018
UNDERGROUND MICROPHONE
Jun 12 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
UNDERGROUND MICROPHONE @ Raymond Hood Room

UNDERGROUND MICROPHONE

Presented by Toyota of Scranton

Underground Microphone is NEPA’s premier LIVE performance series which features our region’s finest talent. Each week we bring you an exclusive up close and personal lineup of poetry, comedy, music and more!  Voted 2017’s Best New Event by readers of Electric City, Underground Microphone offers the unique experience that honors the Weekday Warrior!  Reward yourself with an evening out downtown or a quick drink and entertainment after work.

Located in the Lower Level, the Raymond Hood Room is transformed into a listening room café where artists and their work are respected and supported. This very special space is named after the architect who designed the Scranton Cultural Center in the 1920s. Hood is widely known for his Art Deco and Neo Gothic design style which is evident throughout the entire building. Nationally recognized works include 30 Rockefeller Plaza, American Radiator Building, Daily News, The Emporis, Tribune Tower and The Ocean Forest Hotel in Myrtle Beach among others.

Doors open at 5:00 PM and entertainment starts at 6:00 PM!
No Cover – Cash Bar for 21+ – Valid ID required
Exceptional Entertainment — Classic Atmosphere

Artists: For anyone interested in performing: there are no rules. We encourage free form prose, poetry, stand up, improv and original music. It’s the perfect space to test out new material or projects.  For information on how you can become involved, contact Maria at marias@sccmt.org or (570) 346-7369 x102.

Guests: Please be reminded that since this is a performance space, we do ask that you keep the conversation to a whisper.  We recognize that this is a social setting, and there is ample lobby space for interacting and networking.

Presented by Toyota of Scranton and sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories, and LT Verrastro.  Supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.

Jun
19
Tue
2018
UNDERGROUND MICROPHONE
Jun 19 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
UNDERGROUND MICROPHONE @ Raymond Hood Room

UNDERGROUND MICROPHONE

Presented by Toyota of Scranton

Underground Microphone is NEPA’s premier LIVE performance series which features our region’s finest talent. Each week we bring you an exclusive up close and personal lineup of poetry, comedy, music and more!  Voted 2017’s Best New Event by readers of Electric City, Underground Microphone offers the unique experience that honors the Weekday Warrior!  Reward yourself with an evening out downtown or a quick drink and entertainment after work.

Located in the Lower Level, the Raymond Hood Room is transformed into a listening room café where artists and their work are respected and supported. This very special space is named after the architect who designed the Scranton Cultural Center in the 1920s. Hood is widely known for his Art Deco and Neo Gothic design style which is evident throughout the entire building. Nationally recognized works include 30 Rockefeller Plaza, American Radiator Building, Daily News, The Emporis, Tribune Tower and The Ocean Forest Hotel in Myrtle Beach among others.

Doors open at 5:00 PM and entertainment starts at 6:00 PM!
No Cover – Cash Bar for 21+ – Valid ID required
Exceptional Entertainment — Classic Atmosphere

Artists: For anyone interested in performing: there are no rules. We encourage free form prose, poetry, stand up, improv and original music. It’s the perfect space to test out new material or projects.  For information on how you can become involved, contact Maria at marias@sccmt.org or (570) 346-7369 x102.

Guests: Please be reminded that since this is a performance space, we do ask that you keep the conversation to a whisper.  We recognize that this is a social setting, and there is ample lobby space for interacting and networking.

Presented by Toyota of Scranton and sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories, and LT Verrastro.  Supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.

Jun
26
Tue
2018
UNDERGROUND MICROPHONE
Jun 26 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
UNDERGROUND MICROPHONE @ Raymond Hood Room

UNDERGROUND MICROPHONE

Presented by Toyota of Scranton

Underground Microphone is NEPA’s premier LIVE performance series which features our region’s finest talent. Each week we bring you an exclusive up close and personal lineup of poetry, comedy, music and more!  Voted 2017’s Best New Event by readers of Electric City, Underground Microphone offers the unique experience that honors the Weekday Warrior!  Reward yourself with an evening out downtown or a quick drink and entertainment after work.

Located in the Lower Level, the Raymond Hood Room is transformed into a listening room café where artists and their work are respected and supported. This very special space is named after the architect who designed the Scranton Cultural Center in the 1920s. Hood is widely known for his Art Deco and Neo Gothic design style which is evident throughout the entire building. Nationally recognized works include 30 Rockefeller Plaza, American Radiator Building, Daily News, The Emporis, Tribune Tower and The Ocean Forest Hotel in Myrtle Beach among others.

Doors open at 5:00 PM and entertainment starts at 6:00 PM!
No Cover – Cash Bar for 21+ – Valid ID required
Exceptional Entertainment — Classic Atmosphere

Artists: For anyone interested in performing: there are no rules. We encourage free form prose, poetry, stand up, improv and original music. It’s the perfect space to test out new material or projects.  For information on how you can become involved, contact Maria at marias@sccmt.org or (570) 346-7369 x102.

Guests: Please be reminded that since this is a performance space, we do ask that you keep the conversation to a whisper.  We recognize that this is a social setting, and there is ample lobby space for interacting and networking.

Presented by Toyota of Scranton and sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories, and LT Verrastro.  Supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.