Back Mountain Chamber plans Back to Country event for Sept. 8 at Irem Pavilion

Chamber Notes - Thomas Mosca

As the days get cooler and the fall is upon us, the Back Mountain Chamber is embracing all things country. The Cultural Events Committee will hold it fifth annual musical cultural event.

The committee has a fantastic night planned for Friday, Sept. 8th when it will hold its Back to Country event at the Irem Pavilion.

This year, Jake’s Rockin’ Country Band will be the musical entertainment. This band has played in Nashville with Brad Paisley, Toby Keith and Martina McBride and was selected as “Best Country Band” by Gigmaster in 2013, 2015 and 2016.

General admission tickets are still available for sale on the BMC website for $50 each. A limited number of reserved tables of 10 are also still available. Tickets will not be sold at the door and you must be 21 or older to attend. So, gather you country attire and get ready to have a great time.

Let’s not forget the food and drink. Your ticket includes food, beer, wine, a signature drink, music and dancing all night long. If you have attended any of the past events, you know the food and atmosphere are top-notch.

This event is being made possible by many generous sponsors. Our major sponsors include UGI Energy Services/Penn East Pipeline, Waterfront Business Group, Citizens’ Voice, Lamar Advertising, UGI Utilities, FNCB, Williams Pipeline, Twin Stacks, Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center, International Security & Training Associates, Monk Heating & Air Conditioning and Motorworld. Please join us for what promises to be a really fun night.

The honoree for the Back to Country Event is the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins organization for its cultural contributions to the area. Aside from the sheer enjoyment hockey games bring to fans, the organization is involved in many community projects.

One example is the Wilkes-Barre Junior Penguins, a program available to our youth. The purpose of that program is to promote and foster the sport of ice hockey and good sportsmanship. Another example is the Penguins GOALS Foundation, which dedicates time, resources, and financial support to organizations committed to bettering the lives of the people of Northeast Pennsylvania. The Penguins are more than a hockey team and we salute the entire organization for its efforts in our community.

Our basket raffle proceeds will benefit the Ruth Matthews Bourger Women With Children (WWC) Program at Misericordia University. The WWC program has grown over the past few years and currently has three homes on the university’s lower campus. This very worthwhile program has provided many women with young children the opportunity to go to college, which they might not have otherwise had. Thanks to this program, these young women are not only able to graduate, but also to flourish in our society. Misericordia’s program is currently one of only eight such programs in the United States, and the support it receives from the community is a true testament to the people of our area.

And finally, as always, if you wish to have your community event placed on the BMC Events Calendar on our website, please email details to or and we will include your event.

Chamber Notes

Thomas Mosca

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