Mar
26
Tue
2019
Underground Microphone
Mar 26 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

UNDERGROUND MICROPHONE

 

 

 

 

Chris Zawatsky, Host
Born the in April of 1985 Chris started playing at a semi young age. Thirteen to be exact.  In no time at all Chris was performing in small venues across the state. Since then Chris has been featured on NBC’s wbre PA live 76 times and has played alongside Clarence Spady, Zach Deputy, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Mark Diomede, Carl Charles, Matt Bennick and many more.

His cutting new-age sounds holds true to his roots in folk, improvisational jam, R&B, funk, jazz fusion, rock, alternative and contemporary. His newest album (Across The Sea) is due to be released in early 2019.

Teddy Young
Born in 1973 and raised in the coal region of Northeast Pennsylvania, band leader Teddy Young is known by his fans as a guitar playing extraordinaire. By age 16 and after a few years playing with cats more than twice his age, Ted was nicknamed “Young Gun,” a name that has stuck and that he continues to use today. This Pittston native got busy learning key riffs and chords after receiving his first guitar when he was just nine years old and at 15, he hit the jam circuit around town. It did not take long to land his first steady gig. Since then, he has been a regular on many known venues and festival stages throughout the region.

Fronting his own band for nearly two decades, Teddy Young and the Aces, with Robert Frog Fenstermaker on bass and Neil Longo on drums, he is no stranger to the regional blues circuit. While making his rounds on the scene, Young has met many of those who inspired him along the way, including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Healey, Rufus Thomas and Buddy Guy to name a few. In his many years of playing, Young has shared the stage with many notable players, including Bobby Parker, Little Sammy Davis, Slam Allen and many others. He has also opened for such notable acts as Room Full of Blues, Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers.

He currently lends more from his own influence to deliver his music. Each show bears witness to his soul and each song flows directly from within. With a new CD in the works, Young enjoys the art of writing and composing original and looks forward to the promises of the coming year.

 

Robert “Frog” Fenstermaker (performing with Teddy Young!)
Born and raised in Bloomsburg, PA, bass player Robert Fenstermaker is better known by his friends, peers and musical cohorts as Frog. This talented fretless wonder has been laying down the grooves professionally longer than band leader, Teddy Young, has known life. Upon graduating high school in 1972, Frog opted to avoid the path of college and made music his full time profession.

Throughout the seventies he kept busy gigging and playing with different show bands. During much of the eighties he found himself in the studio, laying down radio jingles and lending his talent to others for session work. He admits that during that era he contributed mostly to artists that were known for Christian Country Gospel.

Kenneth Norton
A gritty voice that sounds like those of the grunge era.  Kenneth Norton is a musician from Northeast Pennsylvania.   His greatest success comes from fronting the band Graces Downfall, a Scranton based band that originated in 2005.   Kenneth also lends his “Eddie Vedder” quality vocals to King Jeremy-The Ulitmate Pearl Jam Tribute Band.  He has shared stages with great bands such as Seether, 10 Years, Mountain, as well as Trapt.    Recently Kenneth has stepped out as a solo musician.  He not only plays his own music but he has several hours of cover songs from several eras of Rock N Roll.

Adam McKinley
Adam has spent years, as the frontman for SUZE, crafting a sound that blends the fluidity of jazz with the contagious rhythms of funk and the power of vintage blues rock n roll.

*Grant Farr will also be joining us!*

ABOUT UGM:
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 6:00 PM and entertainment starts at 7:00 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.

Sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories and LT Verrastro. Supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.

Apr
2
Tue
2019
Underground Microphone
Apr 2 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

UNDERGROUND MICROPHONE

ABOUT UGM:
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 6:00 PM and entertainment starts at 7:00 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.

Sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories and LT Verrastro. Supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.

Apr
6
Sat
2019
Public Building Tour
Apr 6 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Take a tour of the Scranton Cultural Center housed at the historic Masonic Temple and Scottish Rite Cathedral. Tours meet in the main lobby at 10:00am and take approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Tours are free, however donations to the Scranton Cultural Center are appreciated.

 

Can’t make the tour this week, try the audio tour via the SCC Tour Skill on your Alexa Device.

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Apr
9
Tue
2019
Underground Microphone
Apr 9 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

UNDERGROUND MICROPHONE

ABOUT UGM:
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 6:00 PM and entertainment starts at 7:00 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.

Sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories and LT Verrastro. Supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.

Apr
13
Sat
2019
4th Annual Buy Local Spring Fling Marketplace
Apr 13 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Buy Local Buy Local Spring Fling Marketplace and will be accepted through March 1.  Please be advised:
  • This is a juried application process, so application does not guarantee acceptance.
  • We are not accepting any additional direct sales vendors at this time.
All applications received will be held until the end of the application window and then reviewed to determine acceptance.  Applicants should expect final confirmation on or around March 8.  Anyone who is not accepted or is wait-listed will receive an email explaining this.  Anyone who is not accepted will have their check returned to them.
Have a question?  Contact Rachael at buylocal@sccmt.org.

Featuring the area’s finest local businesses, artisans and wineries, come explore the Scranton Cultural Center at its 4th Annual Buy Local Spring Fling Marketplace!  The event, which will feature approximately 75 local vendors and span four floors of the SCC, will take place on Saturday, April 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  A free reusable shopping bag will be given to the first 1,000 patrons courtesy of FNCB Bank.  $2 admission.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase.  The 4th Annual Buy Local Spring Fling Marketplace is sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories and sponsored by FNCB Bank and LT Verrastro.  Supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.
Apr
23
Tue
2019
Underground Microphone
Apr 23 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

UNDERGROUND MICROPHONE

ABOUT UGM:
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 6:00 PM and entertainment starts at 7:00 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.

Sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories and LT Verrastro. Supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.

Apr
24
Wed
2019
“The Flight of Jackie Cochran” by award winning playwright Nancy Hasty
Apr 24 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Lackawanna County Commission for Women &

Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple present
“The Flight of Jackie Cochran”
 By Award Winning Playwright, Nancy Hasty
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:00pm (Doors open at 5:00pm)
Shopland Hall, 4th Floor, Scranton Cultural Center
Seating is General Admission, First-Come, First-Served
Show runs approximately two hours with one intermission
Ticket includes a post-show reception with light hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, soda and cash bar for mixed drinks
Nancy Hasty’s one woman show, “The Flight of Jackie Cochran,” tells the story of a brilliantly gifted – though mostly forgotten – aviatrix and her improbable mystifying life. With only a second grade education, Jackie was the recipient of honorary doctorates; growing up barefoot in a flour sack, she was later named one of the “Ten Best Dressed Women in America;” born in obscurity and poverty in the Florida backwoods, she became a friend to presidents and royalty. Her life also a life of dazzling accomplishments and many firsts: the first woman to break the sound barrier, fly a bomber, and later a jet, over the ocean; make a blind instrument landing, take off and land on an aircraft carrier. She commanded the WASPs in World War II and set more speed, distance and altitude records than anyone, man or woman, in the history of aviation. She was also beautiful, and made other women beautiful too. Her cosmetics company, Wings to Beauty, was so successful she was hailed as Business Woman of the Year – twice — and she lectured at Harvard.
Nancy’s previous plays have been produced in NYC in numerous theaters, including off-Broadway and Broadway, as well as internationally. She has toured cross-country with her one woman show, “Florida Girls,” and a Broadway production of another of her plays is currently in the works.
All proceeds from the show are being donated to the Scranton Cultural Center to assist in their building restoration and ongoing operation. Doors will open at 5 pm and the show will start at 6pm!
Apr
28
Sun
2019
Nineteenth Annual Evening of Fine Food and Wine
Apr 28 @ 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Nineteenth Annual Evening of Fine Food and Wine @ Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple | Scranton | Pennsylvania | United States

Nineteenth Annual
Evening of Fine Food and Wine

$100 Per Person
$125 Per Patron

Wine and dine your way through the historic Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple.  Evening of Fine Food and Wine is a unique event that allows attendees to sample tasting portions and wine pairings prepared and selected by signature area restaurants, all while exploring one of Scranton’s most treasured architectural gems.  This limited seating event always sells out, so be sure to reserve your spot!

Cocktail hour music provided by Kenny McGraw.  Dessert hour music provided by The Fab Three.

Presented by PNC Bank and sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories, Scranton Rent All, and LT Verrastro.  Supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.

Apr
30
Tue
2019
Underground Microphone
Apr 30 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

UNDERGROUND MICROPHONE

ABOUT UGM:
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 6:00 PM and entertainment starts at 7:00 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.

Sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories and LT Verrastro. Supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.

May
7
Tue
2019
Underground Microphone
May 7 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

UNDERGROUND MICROPHONE

ABOUT UGM:
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 6:00 PM and entertainment starts at 7:00 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.

Sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories and LT Verrastro. Supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.