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A Look at the Music Scene in Wilkes Barre / Scranton, PA

From Bads in Luzerne, PA to the Backyard Ale House in Scranton – NEPA Music is lit!

Where is the music? Sometimes finding the best spot to enjoy some local and lives tunes can be hard. In order to make your search much easier, we have compiled a list of some amazing local venues that offer music and much more. Check out one of these amazing locations for the best tunes in the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton area!


Bads is a local family owned and operated dive bar, renowned for housing all different types of live bands, from all over the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Area. Bads is unique because it offers various stages where bands play, sometimes multiple bands at one time. Bads is known for hosting its annual Battle of the Bands, which includes an entire day of live music, from all different local bands. This truly helps to make the Bads musical experience unique. They are located in Luzerne and offer both drinks and food that help to make this a true dive bar.

Backyard Ale House

Backyard Ale House is already known for their amazing beer selection, and with that, they are also known for their live music sets each weekend. Thursday through Saturday are the best nights to look for live music at Backyard Ale House. They feature monthly Blues jam sessions, and much more!  Are you hungry for more than just music? If so, Backyard Ale House is the place for you, since they offer a large menu of homemade American pub fare.

The Bog

The Bog, located in Scranton, is a Irish Bar & Grill that likes to utilize all types of art into their venue, be it through music, art, and photography exhibits. If you are looking for a unique and changing atmosphere to enjoy while you have a meal or a drink, look no farther than The Bog! Along with their changing displays and music, they also have a changing draft and bottle selection, giving patrons many amazing options to choose from. They feature local bands almost weekly, and have open mic events.

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A Look at the Music Scene in Wilkes Barre / Scranton, PA