5:22 min March 04, 2024

Live Music in the Poconos: Spring and Summer 2024 Preview

Gearing up for a season of live music in the Poconos with PTN's Jim Hamill.

JIM: We are getting tuned up for a great season of live music right here in the Pocono Mountains. There are tons of live acts all planned at various venues all throughout the Pocono Mountains, including here at the historic Sherman Theater in downtown Stroudsburg. This place opened back in 1929, so it's been around for about 100 years. And so we wanted to talk to the folks here on the front lines who are bringing in all these nationally touring acts. So let's check in with Dan. He's the guy who brings in these acts and he manages this historic venue right here in the Poconos. And let me tell you, he's very Pocono Proud about the Sherman.
DAN ROMAGNO: It's an awesome job. I mean, I've been here since 2016, so I spent a good amount of time here. It's a great place to work. We do some of the greatest shows in this area in Pennsylvania, but one of my favorite parts is definitely the community aspect.
We're a nonprofit, so a lot of the decision making comes down to what's best for the community.
JIM: It's such a cool thing to be able to see nationally touring acts right here in the Pocono Mountains, right at to the Sherman Theater and for the right price, too, because here you guys can really be affordable, right?
DAN: Yeah, absolutely. That's it's such a cool thing because like we're Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, right. You know, I mean, for us, it's amazing. So to be able to bring these caliber of artists here for the community, it's just it's something special for sure.

JIM: We did also want to tell you about a show that you don't have to come to the theater to see. We've got Pocono Showcase for you. And we were here recording two segments for Pocono Showcase on PTN and locally Blue Ridge Cable. We had Sol Katana here performing on the Sherman Theater stage. That will be in an upcoming episode of that Pocono Showcase on PTN and Blue Ridge Cable. Like I mentioned, it will be part of the Pocono Mountains Magazine episode coming up later this year as well. And so Pocono Showcase is a little bit of an opportunity for us to feature a lot of those local bands that Dan was talking about here who perform in the Pocono Mountains, who really have a following here in some of the live music venues that we're about to talk about here. And so you can watch for future episodes on PTN.
It's hosted by Gary Cee of Poco 103. Lots of fun there with Pocono Showcase.

JIM: Now for some other Poconos live music, including Penn's Peak, a mountaintop venue near Jim Thorpe overlooking Beltzville Lake. Upcoming this season Diamond Rio on March 23rd at 8 p.m.. Todd Rundgren, April 27th, also 8 p.m. and the Happy Together Tour 2024. The Turtles, the Association, Badfinger, all those psychedelics. Thursday, June 13th. You can find out more at

JIM: Another venue I've had the pleasure of visiting in its short time Harmony in the Woods in Hawley, now in its third season. It's an outdoor venue. That's why it's called Harmony in the Woods. It's hosted international acts in previous seasons with wide ranging genres and that lineup announcement coming in April.

JIM: Mount Airy Casino Resort has some great shows on tap, including April 6th 80's icon Tiffany and the R&B group All-4-One tickets are on sale now and there's more shows coming up this year at Mount Airy Casino Resort, including Marshall Tucker Band and the Pop 2000 tour.

Roots & Rhythm is back in downtown Honesdale, the free concert in Central Park. That's happening June 15th.

Poconos Park, another renewed outdoor amphitheater in Bushkill the former Mountain Laurel Center for the Performing Arts that is hosting for the second year in a row. Lost Highway Motorcycle Show and Concert headlined by Oliver Anthony, May 17 to the 19th in its second year now and a totally tubular festival. A Journey to the 80's with Thomas Dolby Modern English Men Without Hats, The Romantics, Bow Wow Wow and Tommy Tutone. That's on July 20th.

Don't forget about the Elements Music and Arts Festival back again at the Pocono Raceway. Three days of electronic dance music. That's August 9th through the 11th. That lineup just announced.