The ASM Global managed Mohegan Sun Arena and Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre have announced a partnership to create an online platform entitled "NEPA LIVE FROM HOME " to feature local and regional artists performing live from their homes starting April 30th.
“As managers and promoters of live entertainment venues, we know the struggle that the live entertainment industry is going through as we practice social distancing and try to keep ourselves, loved ones and community safe,” said Will Beekman, General Manager of Mohegan Sun Arena. “From global touring headliners to up-and-coming local artists, our venues take great pride in being the host sites for people to enjoy all sorts of live entertainment. Even though we can't get together in person right now, we wanted to create a virtual venue where local and regional artists can showcase their talents and help gather our community.”
“We are excited to announce a partnership between our venues to create a free, online platform to keep entertainment alive and well in Northeast PA,” said AJ Jump, Owner/Manager of Karl Hall LLC. “The “NEPA LIVE FROM HOME” series will feature performances from talented individuals throughout our region and we will help bring these performances directly to your homes through our online resources.”
The full lineup of performers for the first season of episodes will be announced this Thursday, April 23rd, on each venue’s social media pages. Each episode will feature a local artist performing three original songs plus a question and answer session providing a behind-the-scenes look into the life of each artist. Featured artists that are scheduled to appear include Bret Alexander from The Badlees, Nick Coyle from Lifer / Cold and The Mule Team - Chris Kearney, JP Biondo and Roy Williams.
“We'd also like to take this opportunity to thank our friends at Geisinger for their support of this event, and of course we also thank the doctors, nurses, EMT's and all medical personnel who are on the frontlines battling to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community,” said Beekman.
“And thank you to all essential businesses and their employees for keeping our community running through these challenging times,” said Jump. “You are the true rock stars!”
Performances will be posted each week beginning Thursday, April 30th at 7:30pm on the Facebook and Instagram pages for both Mohegan Sun Arena and Karl Hall.
“We look forward to providing our community with an opportunity to enjoy these performers and help keep entertainment in NEPA Live, from home,” said Beekman.
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