Support Local Everything

Oh— you have a good idea and want to make something cool happen in NEPA? We’re in!

Coal Creative is stoked to sponsor a great list of events over the next few months – and we’re dedicating this week’s blog to a run-down of where everything’s happening… when… and what each event is all about.

It’s an honor to support anything celebrating local talent— and it’s equally as cool to help out with the ones giving everyone in NEPA something fun to do on a Saturday Night.


On Saturday August 8th Coal Creative will be working with the Garden Drivein to bring a Fireworks, Music, & Movie Spectacular to Hunlock Creek, PA.

August is the final month of summer… and if you can think of a better way to soak in these final weeks other than sitting outside with live music, movies, and fireworks this this—  we’d love to hear it.

Gates open at 5PM, and shortly after our friends Skip Monday take the stage with a live acoustic performance from 6pm to 8pm.

Movies start around 8:30 with “Fantastic Four” on Screen 1, and “Southpaw” on Screen 2.

After the first round of movies, Back Mountain’s own Pizza Paul Fireworks sets off a full display of the areas greatest fireworks!

The night ends with “Vacation” on Screen 1, and “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” on Screen 2.

COST: $8 Adults $5 Kids


A few weeks later CoalCreative is working with the Pittston Tomato Festival, which runs from August 20th though the 23rd.

Complete with a 5K run, sauce wars, and world-famous Tomato Fight just to name a few – the Pittston Tomato Festival has earned all kinds of recognition for this annual festival. We’ve been working on handing over a new logo for the event, and hope to see it displayed by the time this year’s festival kicks off!

COST: Free to walk around!


NEPA BlogCon is happening Saturday, September 12 from 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m on campus at East Stroudsburg University.

With keynote speaker Ash Ambirge, CEO of House of Moxie, Inc., this is the place to be if you want to network, learn, or collaborate with the best of the best.

NEPA BlogCon is organized by a group of new media, online marketing, and blogging professionals who have created this event to share their experience with anyone interested, or currently working within the industry.

Bring a business card, a notebook, and a camera – you’re going to be doing a lot of networking, and chances are you’ll want to take home a few memories!

Tickets for this all day event are only $15, and available on NEPA BLOGCON’s official website:

COST: $15



Electric City Music Conference opens with an awards ceremony Thursday, Sept, 17 at 6:30 inside the V Spot, 906 Providence Road, Scranton.

Admission is only $5 and there’s going to be a red carpet!

Nominees like Rich Howells (best journalist), Skip Monday, (best new band), JL Studios (best recording studio), will be up against some of NEPA’s the most talented artists, and business owners – and you could be there and see it all go down!

September 18th and 19th will follow the awards ceremony with a music showcase jam-packed with performances throughout the city.

Check out the official website for a full list of who is playing, and where:

COST: $5

Every Tuesday and Sunday, Ted Michalowski orchestrates Synaesthesia Social at The Old Brick Theatre in Scranton.

Musicians jam… and acrobats, yogis, and now Chikara Luchadors utilize a plethora of poses, as artists, (and the art-interested alike) sketch them.

Typically, Sundays are reserved for Music related drawings, and Tuesdays showcase the physically talented.

However, for one special night, CoalCreative used it’s connections with the professional wrestling world to bring two Chikara wrestlers, Fire Ant and Chuck Taylor to pose for DrawmaClub!

Ted Michalowski recommends bringing a large sketch pad, and graphite pencils. However, you’re more than welcome to just come out, kick back and enjoy the show!

There’s always hot coffee and good company provided.

COST: $5 / $2 Students


This Fall- Scranton Fringefest brings live theatre and musical performances, arts, crafts, and food to downtown Scranton, from October 1st through the 4th.

“Fringe Festivals” are large performance art festivals known for keeping cost for attendees to a minimum, while keeping the creativity, and festival happenings to a maximum.

They were started to give people the option to enjoy the product of a big-name festival, without the cost.

It’s festival art – and Conor O’Brien and his team of professional event-makers are bringing it to downtown Scranton.

Get here to be inspired, and see some of the most talented people in NEPA and surrounding areas performing their hearts out for you.

For more information visit the official Scranton Fringefest website:

COST: Free to walk around.


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