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Entertainment in the Poconos: PLAYING IN NATURE'S BACKYARD

Ongoing Entertainment Venues in the Poconos

Shawnee Playhouse,
Shawnee-on-Delaware. Shows held on the Main Stage. Matinees begin at 2pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Evening shows are at 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Special evening shows at 8pm on December 19th and 2nd and December 27-31st. Senior Matinees are held on Fridays at 2pm and kid's night is Friday.

The Mauch Chunk Opera House See Schedule and Buy Tickets
Jim Thorpe, PA The finest listening room in the region. This historic 1882 Vaudeville theater offers an intimate concert setting with acoustics that rival those of Carnegie Hall. See national touring artists up close, and after the show enjoy meet-and-greets with every performer.

Pocononuts Comedy Club
Saturdays Poconuts Comedy Club, Pocono Brewing Company, Rt 611, Swiftwater, PA. Come for the best comedy in America.

Sarah Street Grill :
Sarah St., Stroudsburg. 424-9120. Best in Original Music 2000. Music most nights, open mike on Wednesdays. A mixed group mostly under 35.

Penn's Peak Concerts -- See Schedule and Tickets
Penn's Peak is a cozy venue located in Penn Forest Township in the western Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania that can comfortably host 1,800 concertgoers with its spacious dance floor, lofty ceilings, twin bars and restaurant.
The Venue is about 1.5 hours from Philadelphia, and 2 from New York City. Complete with a broad open-air deck for summertime revelry, Penn’s Peak patrons enjoy a breathtaking overlook of nearby Beltzville Lake, plus a commanding, picturesque 50-mile panoramic view of northeastern Pennsylvania’s Appalachian mountains.

Deer Head Inn
5 Main Street  Delaware Water Gap , PA  18327
Deer Head Inn, home of jazz in the Pocono Mountains for more than 60 years, and is a nonsmoking establishment, is the oldest continuously running jazz club in the country.

COVE HAVEN Resort Nightclub:
Lake Wallenpaupack. 226-4506. Couples resort. Often the best headliners in the summer season. Open to the general public in the evenings. Comedy, Magician, Show group on Weekends.

PARADISE STREAM Resort Nightclub:
Rt 940 Paradise Valley. 839-8881. Show room, nightly entertainment. Open to the general public in the evenings. Comedy, Magician, Show group on Weekends.

POCONO PALACE Resort Nightclub:
Rt 209, Marshalls Creek. 588-6692. Show room. Open to the general public in the evenings. Comedy, Magician, Show group on Weekends.

Tannersville. 629-1661. Entertainment weekends in the lounge in ski season and on the deck in summer. You'll want to check their schedule. Great entertainment during the Winter Ski season.

Main Street Stroudsburg. 421-2200. Eclectic rock for the college set, weekends.

The Pocono Pub
Rt 611, Bartonsville, PA DJ or live band Fridays and Saturdays

Tannersville Inn
Rt 611, Tannersville, PA 18372 Long running murder mystery dinner theater Fridays year around.

Blue Tequila
Rt 209 and I-80, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 DJ on Friday and Saturday nights

Milford Theatre
114 Catharine St, Milford, PA 18337 Classic Art Style movie house. Home of the yearly Black Bear Movie Festival.

Grey Towers
151 Grey Towers Drive , Milford, PA 18337 Summer Concert Series. Also, Mansion Tours The public is welcome to visit Grey Towers National Historic Site for guided tours of the mansion and garden. The grounds are open from sun-up to sun-down year round. Natural resource groups are invited to use the Grey Towers conference center for meetings and workshops.

Ehrhardt's Waterfront Resort
205 Route 507, Hawley, PA 18428. Enjoy live music every Friday night at the pub at Ehrhardt's Waterfront Resort.

Sherman Theater
524 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360 Phone: (570) 420-2808 Built in the 1920s, the recently renovated Sherman Theater is equipped to present many of today's biggest shows. Complete with full bar and complete concession stand, the Sherman Theater offers everything needed for a complete evening of entertainment. Audiences and performers alike have been awed by the sound, comfort, and historic feel of this incredible performance venue.

Malibu Dude Ranch
351 Foster Hill Road, Milford, PA 18337, Phone: (570) 296-7281 Bull riding, barrel splitting, balloon bustin', and steer ropin' rough riders compete each Saturday night in a 1,000 seat professional arena at Malibu Dude Ranch. Complete with rodeo clown antics and captivating intermission performances. The rodeo begins with a patriotic tribute to all our armed forces with the presentation of each division's flag proudly carried into the arena on horseback. There will be plenty of local vendors selling food, drinks, and other Western keepsakes. Admission for the Saturday night rodeos is just $15 for adults and $10 for children. The rodeo begins at 7pm.

The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park Restaurant
4 Main Avenue Hawley, Hawley, PA 18428 Phone: (800) 833-8527 Enjoy jazz on the deck every Wednesday at The Settlers Inn. Live jazz from 6-9pm, rain or shine.

nature in the Poconos Winter - Father Time rewards us with 60 more daylight minutes of playtime, Mother Nature flirts with enticing 65 degree temperatures, and the countryside lures us with lush, fragrant, green mountains. We at wonder, can the outdoors be any more appealing during spring than in the Poconos? Perhaps, but surpassing the recreational possibilities centered around 150 lakes, 13 waterfalls, and 170 river miles highlighting 2,400 square miles of natural charm is a tall order--anywhere.

outdoor activitiesLike the water? Thrill seekers raft the picturesque Lehigh Gorge at Whitewater Challengers Outdoors Adventures, while the more sedate find fishing such favorite spots as Brady's Lake, Peck's Pond, Hidden Lake, Lake Wallenpaupack, and the West Branch of the Delaware River the BEST in the East. The rest leisurely explore the Delaware's splendor at a paddle's pace with Kittatiny Canoes. But, if you prefer a family picnic beside a waterfall, we've got two suggestions:

Child's Park (non-commercial) and Bushkill Falls, both mesmerizing wonders.

golfOn the drier side, a sunny round on one of the many fine area golf courses is a given: Hideaway Hills, Cliff Park, and Buck Hills Golf Club are suggestions. And for those weak for a different passion, honeymooning at any of the four exquisite Caesars' Resorts can keep any relationship on track. Returning to outdoor activity, however, horseback riding along scenic country trails at Mountain Creek Riding Stables is a must for folks into that sort of thing; we suggest the up-close and personal captivation of nature's rebirth hiking (some of) the 25 miles along the Appalachian Trail. The faster crowd finds biking in the Jim Thorpe area outstanding.

But as the day ends, there remains plenty of nightlife, good food, and accommodations from quaint to luxurious. PoconosBest: rates Skytop highest for family resorts. For eateries with ambiance, here's the short list: Stroudsmoor for Easter dinner and any Sunday Brunch; The Stone Bar for lunch and dinner; Alaska Pete's for the same and barroom party atmosphere

In truth, there's so much to do in this special time of year, you'll just have to keep coming back to hit all the best spots. And when you do, live, love, have fun, splurge a little, spoil yourselves, and enjoy springtime in the Poconos (has a nice ring to it, don't you think?) because it is, like the movie title says, "as good as it gets."

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