311 and Slightly Stoopid headline inaugural event
Stroudsburg, PA (March 27,2012) –The Sherman Theater and Pocono Raceway are excited to announce a new direction for live concert events in the Poconos as part of a joint venture to produce a summer concert series at Pocono Raceway. As the Sherman Theater has grown in size and in popularity over the years, the concert demand has grown, as well. Working together, the Sherman and Pocono Raceway have created an opportunity for the Pocono Region to host some great shows and driving economic demand in the region.
The first concert in the Sherman Summer Stage at Pocono Raceway Series is scheduled for July 31, and will feature internationally-renowned bands 311 and Slightly Stoopid. Since their formation in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1990, 311 has sold over 8.5 million albums in the U.S. alone, had five albums reach the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top-200 Sales Chart, and had eight singles reach the Top 10 on Billboards’ Modern Rock Chart. Slightly Stoopid is a band based out of Ocean Beach, California. They have released seven albums (two live) with their fifth studio album entitled, “Chronchitis,” released in August 2007. The band was originally signed by the late Bradley Nowell, known from the band Sublime, to his label Skunk Records. Staying true to the D.I.Y ethic of punk rock, the band released its first two albums independently on Skunk.
Pocono Raceway, which hosts two premier NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events each year, is only 20 minutes away from the Sherman Theater, has acres of parking and the world’s largest bathroom with over 1000 stalls, making it an ideal location for bigger concerts in the Pocono region.
The Sherman Theater is a 501c3 non-profit organization producing concerts, festivals, and various other events. A 1377-seat venue, the Sherman Theater’s mission is to serve the community by providing quality, culturally-diverse entertainment from nationally-known professional acts that brings patrons to downtown Stroudsburg and the Pocono region, creating a unique catalyst for the local economic development. The Sherman Theater has worked with some of the biggest acts in the world including Ke$ha, 311, Paparoach, Furthur, Hinder, Sully Erna, Evanescence, Mac Miller, Blue Oyster Cult, Jim Jones, Jadakiss, and more.
For more information on the Sherman Summer Stage at Pocono Raceway series, contact the Sherman Theater at 570-420-2808 or visit: www.shermantheater.com
About Pocono Raceway
“The Tricky Triangle” is host to two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards races each year and added a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in 2010. Pocono Raceway’s 2.5-mile triangular design makes it truly unique. Pocono is the only track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Circuit with three turns, three different radii and three variant degrees of banking. All that ensures our fans will enjoy some serious action, meanwhile presenting a competitive challenge to the world’s best drivers and their crew chiefs. Pocono strives to create a family atmosphere with increased focus on the Fan Experience. We are Pocono Raceway and this is “The Tricky Triangle.”
In business for over 50 years, Pocono Raceway is family-owned and situated in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. We are located within 300 miles of one-third of the U.S. population and within 90 miles of New York City and Philadelphia. Pocono Raceway is and always will be an attractive option for NASCAR and race fans alike.
Pocono Raceway is the world’s largest solar powered sports facility. The Raceway developed a 25 acre, three megawatt solar farm that provides the energy needs of the Raceway as well as adding electricity to the local power grid.