Digital downloads and online music streaming have made music available anytime and practically anywhere. Even though we now have our favorite songs at our fingertips, nothing can quite replace the spontaneity and vivacity of music performed live, especially on date night. As the premier couples resort in the Poconos, we at Skytop Lodge are proud to help our guests discover the best date night options in the Poconos. We’ve compiled a short list featuring a few of the fantastic musicians and bands coming to the area in May.
New and Original Music
Ruthie Foster (May 7)
Early in the month you can hear the powerful and inspiring voice of Ruthie Foster at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe, PA. Nominated for two Best Blues Albums Grammy Awards, Ruthie Foster has a soul-filled voice that will rattle the rafters. Tickets are available from Mauch Chunk Opera House.
The Young Novelists (May 20)
This Canadian Roots-Folk duo is known for their harmonies and beautiful songs drawn from their small town beginnings. They are returning to Pennsylvania after a successful festival tour last year, where they won the Connecticut Folk Festival’s 2015 Grassy Hill Songwriting Competition. The show is put on by Harmony Presents in their unique and intimate venue beneath the Hawley Silk Mill. Tickets available from Harmony Presents.
Tribute and Cover Bands
Sometimes you just want to hear your old favorites. Throughout May, you have the opportunity to see several different tribute and cover bands that play crowd favorites while paying homage to the musical genius of your favorite performers.
Get the Led Out (May 7)
Not just a cover band, Get the Led Out has been called “The American Led Zeppelin” by the media. With meticulous attention to detail and a sincere passion for the music they perform, the Philadelphia-based band has developed a national fan base. Each performance is an exhilarating, awe-inspiring experience that will leave you wanting more. Tickets available from Penn’s Peak.
Tusk: Fleetwood Mac Tribute (May 28)
Five well-respected and accomplished musicians in their own right, the members of Tusk came together to pay homage to Fleetwood Mac as a way of showing their gratitude to band. Fleetwood Mac was instrumental in helping the members of Tusk discover their own love for music in their formative years. It is with deep respect and astounding talent that Tusk performs beautiful renditions of some of Fleetwood Mac’s best-loved songs. Tickets available from Mauch Chunk Opera House
During a romantic Poconos getaway, live music is a fantastic way to spend an evening. Whether you want to hear something new or tried and true favorites, there is a concert for everyone in the Poconos this May. When you are booking your next romantic escape, don’t forget to check out the Romance Package at Skytop Lodge, the premier couples resort in the Poconos.