Mountain Laurel Pocono Mountains Performing Arts Center Set to Reopen After Four Year Absence. The Music is Back in the Pocono Mountains with a Summer Concert Series Featuring Some of the Top Musical Acts in the World

(Bushkill, PA) April 19, 2011 – For the first time since August of 2007, the Mountain Laurel Pocono Mountains Performing Arts Center ( will open its gates for a summer concert series. Pennsylvania real estate company, Wolfington and O’Neil Property Group, is proud to be bringing entertainment back to the Pocono Mountains’ premier outdoor amphitheater in a big way with a summer lineup featuring both music and comedy. “The Pocono Mountains have long been known for its entertainment offerings,” said John Wolfington, CEO, Wolfington and O’Neil Property Group. “However there has been a music void for nearly four years, but with the reopening of Mountain Laurel, the music is truly back in the Pocono Mountains.” The 2011 summer concert series will kick off in July, and feature such top acts as Kiss, ZZ Top, Larry the Cable Guy, Frankie Valli and the Beach Boys. Additional acts will be added over the coming weeks. Tickets go on-sale, through Ticketmaster, on April 21. There will be entertainment for everyone and every age group– from timeless classics to Rock and Roll. Since its first concert in June 2003, the Mountain Laurel Pocono Mountains Performing Arts Center has been a favorite concert destination for local residents and vacationers. Located minutes from the Delaware Water Gap, off Route 80, and only 75 minutes from New York City, the Mountain Laurel Pocono Mountains Performing Arts Center draws concert-goers from three states. It offers world class artists as an affordable alternative in the backyard of the Pocono Mountains, free from the inconvenience of city or shore traffic. “The Mountain Laurel summer concert series is a must for the full Pocono Mountain experience,” added Wolfington. “We hope people will come for the concert and stay for the hiking, hotels, racetrack, casinos and so much more. When you come early and stay late, you’ll see that Mountain Laurel makes a concert more than just a show.” To ensure the success of the reopening of The Mountain Laurel Pocono Mountains Performing Arts Center, Wolfington and O’Neil Property Group brought in The Total Concert Team to manage the facility. With strong community roots, linked with nationally regarded booking and promotional expertise, the new management group boasts nearly a century of venue and entertainment success. But while, their primary focus will be bringing world-class entertainment back to the Pocono Mountains, they also understand the importance of the PAC to Pike County. “Revitalization of the PAC offers greater tourism opportunities as a gathering space, not only for individuals and families on vacation, but also industry groups who pick the Poconos as a convention site,” said David Rodriguez, Total Concert Team. “The financial impact to the region from visitors should be significant, as many concert-goers will spend multiple days in the region.” The Mountain Laurel Pocono Mountain Performing Arts Center will also be giving back to the local community in other ways. A group of East Stroudsburg North High School parents, called The Band Group will act as ushers and assist in parking. Instead of compensating the individuals for their work, the PAC will make the payment to the Band Parents Association. This program not only supports local music, but fosters the goal of keeping music alive and vibrant in the Pocono Mountains. So, not only is the PAC bringing music back to the Pocono Mountains, they are looking to make sure it never goes away again. Current Summer Concert Schedule: Concert Date Performer Wednesday, July 13th KISS Saturday, August 6th Larry the Cable Guy Saturday, August 20th ZZ Top Thursday, August 25th Frankie Valli and Beach Boys *** For complete ticket pricing and on-sale dates please visit About The Mountain Laurel Pocono Mountains Performing Arts Center The Mountain Laurel Pocono Mountains Performing Arts Center is the premier outdoor amphitheater in eastern Pennsylvania. Since its first concert in June, 2003, Mountain Laurel has been the home to performances from some of the top entertainers in the world. A state-of-the-art amphitheater, the Mountain Laurel Pocono Mountains Performing Arts Center seats 2,500 under cover, and another 7,500 people on its luscious lawn area. You can remain connected to Mountain Laurel Pocono Mountains PAC performance updates by following us on Twitter via or become a fan of the official Facebook page For artwork, interview requests or more information, contact: Rob Bailey Deborah Bailey Rob Bailey Communications Bailey Design & Advertising 201-760-0200 x101 570-251-1512 201-819-1134 (cell) 570-228-6513 .