Upcoming Performances

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So, here’s all the performances that are open to the public. I keep it as up to date as possible, as it frequently changes.

Also, because of the way the website is designed, the Wade Preston Band, Wade Solo, and Preston, Ventre and Kurilla gigs are listed separately. So while separately they are listed chronologically, the page still seems a little out of order. Sorry ’bout that, folks. : )

Preston, Ventre and Kurilla  

Date City Venue Country
06/15/24 Carbondale, PENNSYLVANIA The Stonehouse United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: No Cover. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 23 Fallbrook Road. Venue phone: 570-281-6333. Excited to play with my friends again on a June Saturday night! Jon Ventre on bass and Steve Kurilla on drums – excellent musicians that I have recorded a bunch with as well. Love these gigs as we don’t get to do all that many gigs together, so very much looking forward to playing with my friends again. My usual comments about Rob Minor’s Stonehouse: No cover, good food and drink, nice peeps and a great sounding room. Hope to see you!
07/03/24 Stroudsburg, PA Music at the Moor (at the Stroudsmoor Inn) United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: It depends …. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (570) 421-6431 / ext. 404. Address: 257 Stroudsmoor Road. Venue phone: (570) 421-6431. Preston, Ventre and Kurilla (another name for the Wade Preston Band) will be doing a Wednesday evening concert from 6 til 9pm at the Pavilion at the picturesque Stroudsmoor Inn in Stroudsburg. Here’s the deal and why ticket price depends: For the buffet dinner beneath the Pavilion, it’s $29.95 per person plus beverages, tax, and gratuity. Reservations are required so be sure to call ahead to ensure your spot—and your plate! HOWEVER, if you’re just looking for a relaxing night out, lawn seating is free, so bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and perhaps some picnic goodies, make your way up the mountain and enjoy the music! For reservations, contact Stroudsmoor’s Front Desk Concierge at 570-421-6431 | Ext. 404. Hope to see you there!
08/18/24 Carbondale, PENNSYLVANIA The Stonehouse United States
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: No Cover. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 23 Fallbrook Road. Venue phone: 570-281-6333. One more PVK gig at The Stonehouse on a relaxing Sunday in August. Jon Ventre on Bass and Steve Kurilla on drums. Very much looking forward to playing with these excellent musicians. No cover, great food and drink, nice peeps and a great sounding room. Hope to see you! Thanks for having us back, Rob!
08/28/24 Stroudsburg, PA Music at the Moor (at the Stroudsmoor Inn) United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: It depends …. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (570) 421-6431 / ext. 404. Address: 257 Stroudsmoor Road. Venue phone: (570) 421-6431. Preston, Ventre and Kurilla (another name for the Wade Preston Band) will be doing a Wednesday evening concert from 6 til 9pm at the Pavilion at the picturesque Stroudsmoor Inn in Stroudsburg. Here’s the deal and why ticket price depends: For the buffet dinner beneath the Pavilion, it’s $29.95 per person plus beverages, tax, and gratuity. Reservations are required so be sure to call ahead to ensure your spot—and your plate! HOWEVER, if you’re just looking for a relaxing night out, lawn seating is free, so bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and perhaps some picnic goodies, make your way up the mountain and enjoy the music! For reservations, contact Stroudsmoor’s Front Desk Concierge at 570-421-6431 | Ext. 404. Hope to see you there!

The Wade Preston Band  

Date City Venue Country
07/06/24 Hawley, Pennsylvania Harmony In The Woods United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $35. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (570) 503-6685. Address: 19 Imagination Way. Venue phone: (570) 503-6685. The WPB is back at Harmony In the Woods in 2024! Looking forward to playing with Jon Ventre on bass and Steve Kurilla on drums again at this beautiful outdoor venue on a summer Saturday evening in July! Go to Harmony’s website www.harmonyinthewoods.com for tickets and details. Tickets go on sale April 15. Hope to see you! Thanks for having us back, Jill and everyone there! We had a great time last year, so we can’t wait! Harmony In the Woods is at: 19 Imagination Way Hawley, PA 18428 There will be an alternate nearby indoor location if there is inclement weather. Buy Tickets

Wade Solo  

Date City Venue Country
06/01/24 Jefferson Township, PA Ritter Winery and Cidery United States
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: No Cover. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1459 Mount Cobb Road. The long awaited wine season is back! One of my favorite places to play and nicest people to play for. Check out www.ritterwinery.com for the latest wines, ciders, entertainment schedules and other “farm to fabulous” goodies. 1:30 – 4:30pm, rain or shine. No cover, excellent sound system and fun on tap! All ages – big ol’ playground and entertainment for kids. Hope to see you!
06/07/24 Scranton, PA P. J.’s 1910 Pub United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: No Cover. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 100 Adams Ave. Venue phone: (570) 558-7301. Looking forward to doing another gig at P. J.’s 1910 Pub in the Scranton Hilton downtown again on Friday, June 7, 2024 from 8 til 11pm. Thanks for having me back! Check out their menu on their website www.pjs1910pub.com. No cover, all ages, nice peeps! Hope to see you!
06/09/24 Pittston, PA Pittston Prohibition United States
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: $30 online, $35 at the door. Age restrictions: 21+. Address: 71 South Main Street. I’m looking forward to playing the Pittston Prohibition event at the Upper Pittston Tomato Festival Lot this year. There will be four acts: Flaxy Morgan, me solo at 1:30pm, Philadelphia Freedom (an Elton John Tribute). and the talented Mike Miz will finish the night. Each act will perform for an hour. The entire event runs from noon til 6pm, so why not make a day of it! Each ticket includes one free drink, and access to food trucks, brewery vendors, wine vendors, distillery vendors, and much more. Stay safe y’all, and I hope to see you! Rain date is Sunday, June 30. Buy Tickets
06/16/24 Jefferson Township, PA Ritter Winery and Cidery United States
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: No Cover. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1459 Mount Cobb Road. The long awaited wine season is back! One of my favorite places to play and nicest people to play for. Check out www.ritterwinery.com for the latest wines, ciders, entertainment schedules and other “farm to fabulous” goodies. 1:30 – 4:30pm, rain or shine. No cover, excellent sound system and fun on tap! All ages – big ol’ playground and entertainment for kids. Hope to see you!
06/21/24 New Egypt, NJ Laurita Winery, The Laurita Room (New Egypt, NJ) United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBA. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 1-800-LAURITA. Address: 85 Archertown Road. Venue phone: (609) 752-0200. I’ll be doing a 90 minute concert at Laurita again on Friday, June 21, 2024. One show, 7pm start. The show is confirmed, however I apologize that ticket info is not yet on their website www.lauritawinery.com but as soon as it is I will mention it here. Buy Tickets
07/10/24 Clarks Summit, PA Hillside Park Lakeside Pavilion United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: No Cover. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1151 Winola Road. I had the pleasure of performing here in July of ’23 and it was great fun. I suppose that is to be expected from a free, outdoor, giant gazebo kind of gig next to a lake in the middle of a beautiful park where the weather was perfect. So I’m looking forward to doing it again in 2024 and hoping the weather behaves! Bring your lawn chairs and picnic goodies if ya like. Hope to see you! Stay safe!
07/13/24 Jefferson Township, PA Ritter Winery and Cidery United States
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: No Cover. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1459 Mount Cobb Road. One of my favorite places to play and nicest people to play for. Check out www.ritterwinery.com for the latest wines, ciders, entertainment schedules and other “farm to fabulous” goodies. 1:30 – 4:30pm, rain or shine. No cover, excellent sound system and fun on tap! All ages – big ol’ playground and entertainment for kids. Hope to see you!
07/28/24 Jefferson Township, PA Ritter Winery and Cidery United States
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: No Cover. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1459 Mount Cobb Road. One of my favorite places to play and nicest people to play for. Check out www.ritterwinery.com for the latest wines, ciders, entertainment schedules and other “farm to fabulous” goodies. 1:30 – 4:30pm, rain or shine. No cover, excellent sound system and fun on tap! Rain or shine. All ages – big ol’ playground and entertainment for kids. Hope to see you!
08/04/24 Jefferson Township, PA Ritter Winery and Cidery United States
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: No Cover. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1459 Mount Cobb Road. One of my favorite places to play and nicest people to play for. Check out www.ritterwinery.com for the latest wines, ciders, entertainment schedules and other “farm to fabulous” goodies. 1:30 – 4:30pm. No cover, excellent sound system and fun on tap! Rain or shine. All ages – big ol’ playground and entertainment for kids. Hope to see you!
08/14/24 Montrose, PA The Reimel Center United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 158 Church Street. Venue phone: (484) 629-5924. Dan Tompkins has kindly asked me to do another Summer Sessions solo concert for The North Branch Art Trail, this time at the beautiful Reimel Center which is located inside the Church Street Marketplace in Montrose PA. This time I’ll be a bit more eclectic, focusing more on singer songwriters and composers who’s music I love, including of course some Billy Joel, but the plan is to “branch” out a bit more than usual. I’ll do two one hour sets – one at 6pm, a half hours or so intermission and then the other at 7:30pm. SummersessionsPA.com will bring you to the same website as listed above for tickets and details. You can also buy season tickets for all the Summer Sessions performances there. Hope to see you! Buy Tickets
08/16/24 New Milford, PA Harford Fair United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $12 at gate, $8 presale. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 485 Fair Hill Road. Venue phone: (570) 434-4300. I’ve got a solo concert coming up at the Harford Fair in New Milford, PA. I’ve not played this venue before, but I love outdoor, fair type events, so I am very much looking forward to this one. The fair runs from Monday, August 12 to Saturday, August 17 and each day features a few musical acts. I will be playing the 7 to 10pm slot on Friday, August 16. Save a few bucks by purchasing tickets ahead of time at any of their numerous ticket sale locations listed on their website, and there are a bunch! Free parking, and ticket sale includes all of the rides. Thanks to Matt Ord for reaching out to me for this event. Hope to see you!
08/24/24 Jefferson Township, PA Ritter Winery and Cidery United States
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: No Cover. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1459 Mount Cobb Road. One of my favorite places to play and nicest people to play for. Check out www.ritterwinery.com for the latest wines, ciders, entertainment schedules and other “farm to fabulous” goodies. 1:30 – 4:30pm, rain or shine. No cover, excellent sound system and fun on tap! All ages – big ol’ playground and entertainment for kids. Hope to see you!
09/01/24 Madison Twp., PA Wood Winery United States
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: No Cover. Age restrictions: 21+. Address: 3491 Hornbaker Cemetery Road. Venue phone: (570) 842-6720. If you haven’t been to Donna and Ken Wood’s garden-like grounds at their country winery in Madison TWP yet, you oughta check it out if you get the chance. It’s a very pleasant place to hang, have a glass of wine and listen to some music. No cover, incredibly nice peeps and there will be a food truck there. There is also a large tent in case of inclement weather, so it’s rain or shine. I’ll play til 5pm when they stop serving. Hope to see you!
09/15/24 Jefferson Township, PA Ritter Winery and Cidery United States
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: No Cover. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1459 Mount Cobb Road. One of my favorite places to play and nicest people to play for. Check out www.ritterwinery.com for the latest wines, ciders, entertainment schedules and other “farm to fabulous” goodies. 1:30 – 4:30pm, rain or shine. No cover, excellent sound system and fun on tap! All ages – big ol’ playground and entertainment for kids. Hope to see you!
09/22/24 Jefferson Township, PA Ritter Winery and Cidery United States
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: No Cover. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1459 Mount Cobb Road. One of my favorite places to play and nicest people to play for. Check out www.ritterwinery.com for the latest wines, ciders, entertainment schedules and other “farm to fabulous” goodies. 1:30 – 4:30pm, rain or shine. No cover, excellent sound system and fun on tap! All ages – big ol’ playground and entertainment for kids. Hope to see you!
09/28/24 Carbondale, PENNSYLVANIA The Stonehouse United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: No Cover. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 23 Fallbrook Road. Venue phone: 570-281-6333. A Saturday night solo gig at The Stonehouse! Lookin’ forward to it! No cover, good food and drink, nice peeps and a great sounding room. Hope to see you! Thanks for having me back, Rob! Always a good time!
10/05/24 Jefferson Township, PA Ritter Winery and Cidery United States
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: No Cover. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1459 Mount Cobb Road. One of my favorite places to play and nicest people to play for. Check out www.ritterwinery.com for the latest wines, ciders, entertainment schedules and other “farm to fabulous” goodies. 1:30 – 4:30pm, rain or shine. No cover, excellent sound system and fun on tap! All ages – big ol’ playground and entertainment for kids. Hope to see you!
10/11/24 New Egypt, NJ Laurita Winery, The Laurita Room (New Egypt, NJ) United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBA. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 1-800-LAURITA. Address: 85 Archertown Road. Venue phone: (609) 752-0200. I’ll be doing a 90 minute concert at Laurita again on Friday, October 11, 2024. One show, 7pm start. The show is confirmed, however I apologize that ticket info is not yet on their website www.lauritawinery.com but as soon as it is I will mention it here. Buy Tickets
10/27/24 Jefferson Township, PA Ritter Winery and Cidery United States
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: No Cover. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1459 Mount Cobb Road. The big finale at Ritters! Sad to say goodbye to another fun season, but wine season is … well, seasonal! So come have fun with us on an October afternoon and enjoy the picturesque setting that is Ritter’s Farm one more time before the leaves and temperature drop. Check out www.ritterwinery.com for the latest wines, ciders, entertainment schedules and other “farm to fabulous” goodies. 1:30 – 4:30pm, rain or shine. No cover, excellent sound system and fun on tap! All ages – big ol’ playground and entertainment for kids. Hope to see you!

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One of the things I love about what I do for a living is; it affords me the opportunity to meet all kinds of people I would have never met otherwise. Thank you all for your indulgence and making me feel so welcome over the years. Means the world to me.

The long awaited CD LOST IN THE NOISE, featuring Jon Ventre on bass and Steve Kurilla on drums, as well as a number of orchestral musicians to add to the eclecticism of the music is now available as a CD at Wade’s performances, or as downloads on iTunes or streaming on all digital formats.

My apologies for the lack of an ordering CD option. My bad … When it’s time to order the next pressing those options will be back up here. I can certainly mail one to you if you’d like.

This project took a year and a half to create. It’s a concept record and it’s about an hour long. I’m very happy with how it came out. It’s quite eclectic, very Wade. I hope you enjoy it. Check out the free liner notes that include all the lyrics and additional musicians and other information.

Originally released in 1995, Wade’s classic No Present Like the Time CD with the original WPB, with Christo Pellani on drums and Clifford Rehrig on bass, has been remixed and remastered. I was never too happy with the original mixes, so when it came time to transfer all my original ADAT tapes to a digital format that wouldn’t deteriorate (ADATs used VHS tapes), Eric Ritter and I took it upon ourselves to remix and remaster the whole thing. Thank goodness the tapes and machines were all still in good shape! We even found two instrumental tracks that weren’t on the original pressing, so we included those as well. The only thing missing is the beautiful original artwork done by Steve Johannessen, and the original photography. Sadly those hard drives had deteriorated beyond repair. But the music survived! So, for now this recording is only available as downloads on iTunes and streaming on all digital formats. There are some real classics on this recording. Christo and Cliff are still on the west coast, but we still chat quite frequently. Love these guys. Funny as hell! And they were and are amazing musicians. To this day no drummer has been able to pull off Coffee To Go like Christo, or even figure out the time signatures. We never did, either. We just felt it. It really was a great band.

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