Boston Pops and Crosby, Stills & Nash scheduled.
The Mountain Laurel Center in Bushkill, Pa., in the Poconos Mountains, will begin its first summer-long concert season on June 24 with the Spanish Harlem Orchestra.
The venue will host 31 performances by 19 artists, all taking place at the 7,500-capacity Tom Ridge Pavilion with the exception of the Flying Karamazov Brothers, who will play a 12-performance run in the 400-seat Lakehouse Theater. Both sites are part of the Mountain Laurel Center.
MLC bookings include the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with Keith Lockhart conducting; Crosby, Stills & Nash; ZZ Top; Latin jazz artist Poncho Sanchez and his band; Montgomery Gentry; Third Day; Ricky Skaggs with the Del McCoury Band and Mountain Heart; and Trio! featuring Stanley Clarke, Béla Fleck and Jean-Luc Ponty.
Latin entertainment, presented by the MLC in association with Mario A. Torres Productions, includes the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Cuban musician Alfredo de la Fé with Brazilian jazz percussionist Annette A. Aguilar, “El Maestro” Johnny Pacheco with Caribbean jazz singer Jon Lucien, and Orquestra Broadway.
MLC opened in 2003 with the help of a $15 million state grant and $17 million in bonds issued by the Pike County Commercial and Industrial Development Authority.