The Place, Live Music Venue

Electric Music City Steamtown, U.S.A.

Reopens Sat, Oct 31 2020

Live from Hollywood California Bill Manspeaker, best known for his band Green Jellö and hit single “Three Little Pigs” crazy humor, theatrical performances, intentionally crude musicianship and creator of Green Jellÿ. Halloween night with crazy man wild Bill Manspeaker and his band of punk rock puppets Jell-O show will be a night to remember.
In 1981 Bill formed the band Green Jellö now known as Green Jellÿ. His song "Three Little Pigs" hit #17 0n the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1993 and was ranked number 35 on VH1's 40 Most Awesomely Bad Metal Songs Ever. We are honored to have Bill supporting our mission. All proceeds go to Making Music Matter for Kids Inc. a development coalition of advocate supporters building a vibrant music economy that drives value, attracts talent, and businesses. Investing in Scranton's future, our children.

We are really excited to kick off  The Place and thanks you for your patience as we adjust to the new norm!

We strive for health and safety, we have some guidelines that we will need your help following- ALL guests are required to wear masks while entering, exiting, or otherwise traveling throughout the venue. Observe social distancing, by staying 6’ apart from groups outside your own. 


COVID-19 Disclosure: In connection with your visit to The Place, please be advised that you must follow The Place's policies, CDC guidelines and the recommendations of health officials. Please note that any public location where people are present provides an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and The Place cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed during your visit. By visiting The Place, you acknowledge and agree that you assume these inherent risks associated with attendance. You also agree to follow posted safety instructions. Failure to follow instructions may result in removal from premises.


"The Place" That's Making Music Matter For Kids

The Place that's Making Music Matter for Kids mission is to provide music education to children based on passion not income. By keeping our communities youth healthy and providing a means of prevention against the drug and alcohol epidemic in the country through the power of music. While there's a dozen Rehabs intervention programs in the area there's very little out there supporting children's activities that acknowledge there ambitions to succeed.


The rehab epidemic, another timeshare business praying on the hope that their loved ones find recovery.. The reality is that recovery is a free gift, given to those that want it, Choose prevention.


All the events proceeds go directly to Making Music Matter For Kids mission to provide free to low cost, 21st century music education and programs to all school aged young people in Scranton . Providing  the community the benefits of a first-class, low cost Local 501(c)3 music organization performing arts center facility organized by Making Music Matter For Kids  Electric Music City development committee.

The Place that’s Making Music Matter For Kids performing arts entertainment center

 is a 4,000 square foot public performing arts music venue located in the heart of downtown Scranton in the Marketplace at Steamtown. provides national local and regional entertainment.  


For the safety and consideration of your fellow patrons and staff members the below list of items are prohibited from being brought into The Place. Please take the time to read and understand these items so you are properly informed as to what you may or may not bring with you to the venue. For further information with your inquiry go to Contact Us


  • No Professional Cameras/Audio Devices/Video Devices/Tablets

  • No Tripods/Monopods/Selfie Sticks

  • No Outside Food/Beverages/Personal Reusable Beverage Containers

  • No Violent or Aggressive Behavior

  • No Weapons of any kind

  • No Colors

  • No Large Backpacks or Bags/Camelbacks/Suitcases

  • No Glow Sticks

  • No Laser Pointers

  • No Signs/Banners/Posters/Flyers/Stickers

  • No Chain Wallets

  • No Umbrellas

  • No Clothing or Accessories with Spikes or Sharp Objects

  • No Sharpies or Markers of any kind

  • No Chewing Gum

  • No Overnight Camping

  • No Re-Entry

  • No Children in Arms or Strollers unless deemed a family/child event

  • Any other item deemed unacceptable by Management

  • We Reserve the Right to Refuse Service to Anyone

  • Rules Subject to Change per Artist Request

  • In order to consume alcohol proper government issued identification is require to validate being 21 years of age or older, i.e. driver’s license, passport, etc.

  • We do not allow medication of any kind inside the venue. If you require specific medication to be at your side at all times please Contact Us or speak with our EMT at the show prior to your entry into the venue.

We strive to make everyone’s experience while attending events at Starland Ballroom safe, comfortable, and enjoyable. We ask that you do the same and abide by all of our policies and procedures. Let's make it a great night!

Entertainment supporting children's music and the Scranton community 

Marketplace Parking 

Event Parking Available - Parking Garage Marketplace at Steamtown 300 Lackawanna Ave Scranton, PA 18503. Phone (570) 343-6519 Amenities - 594 parking security patrolled spaces, Validation Available, Covered Parking,Parking Lighting, Credit Cards Accepted, Park & Lock.Validations available for Mall patrons (with a validated ticket):Amex, Bills, Coins, Debit card, MC/Visa 1 to 3 Hours Free - 4 Hours $3.50 - 5 Hours: $6 - 11 Hours $8 - 15 Hours: $9 - 3 Hours Fri; 3pm-12am Free Fri 3pm-12am $5 - Sat-Sun 3 Hours Free and Sat - Sun $5 and Lost Ticket Pays $20

Free off street parking or the Marketplaces paid parking with safe convenient access to the venue.