Under the Stars

Misericordia University's proud tradition of summer arts and entertainment will continue with its annual Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival featuring performances by renowned artists in the University's outdoor Wells Fargo Amphitheater located in the center of campus.

UNDER THE STARS 2017 will feature

Peter Cetera

for the Starlight Concert on July 29th 2017 and welcome back Emily Asher's Garden Party for the Sounds of summer concert on July 23rd.



See Under the Stars 2016 here!


See who has performed in the past!

Tickets are sold through the Misericordia University Box Office (570) 674-6719 or online registration beginning at 9am on May 3, 2016.

MasterCard, Visa, Discover are accepted.
If the line is busy, try again, or speak slowly and clearly leaving your name and call-back number, and your call will be returned as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience!

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Groups over 25 or individuals needing assistance with handicapped seating arrangements should contact the Box Office at (570) 674-6719.

Wells Fargo Amphitheater
This is an outdoor venue located on the grounds in the center of the Misericordia University campus, a short walk from multiple free parking areas. The Amphitheater was constructed in 1999, and is the site of many campus events including fall convocation, as well as outdoor concerts and plays. A map of campus can be found under the campus virtual tour section.

Showtime for all events is 8:00 pm. Gates open at approximately 6:30pm.


With the intimate size of the Wells Fargo Amphitheater and expansive surrounding lawn, there is hardly a bad seat in the house! Seating is first come first serve within your reserved seating level.

  • Amphitheater seating is a flat-stone and grass area built into the natural slope of the rolling lawn which semi-circles the stage. Seating is enhanced with stadium seats and folding chairs. Seating placement is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Lawn seating is the grassy expanse directly behind and to the sides of amphitheater seating and allows for a variety of views. Although the seated line of site to the stage does diminish further back, the acoustics and ambiance remain excellent to make an evening of live music under the stars an enjoyable experience. Bring your lawn chair or blanket.
  • Festival Table seating is limited, and is generally positioned on the concrete pad in front of the stage, with some flow-over on the side grassy wings or on the top view above the amphitheater. Tables are reserved seating marked with your party's name (a Festival Table seats 6 people.)

Ticket Gates on the grounds of the Wells Fargo Amphitheater may be color-coded to help ease the flow more efficiently into the different types of seating. When multiple gate entrances are posted, entering the through the gates indicated below can help you get to your seat quicker.

GOLD Gate Gildea Hall Will Call tickets held
Lawn seating
Amphitheater, upper rows
Anderson Center parking
Gildea and McHale Hall parking

BLUE Gate Banks Hall Festival Table seating
Amphitheater ground row seating
Handicapped seating/parking

Banks Hall parking
Science Hall parking

RED Gate Library Lawn seating
Amphitheater, upper rows
Anderson Center parking
Mercy Hall Handicapped parking
Science Hall parking

Special Rules
No cameras, audio, or visual recording is allowed. Bag searches may be made, and any retained items should be picked up at the concession stand at the end of the performance.
No smoking in, on, or around performance grounds or buildings.

This is YOUR night out Under the Stars, so make the most out of the evening by bringing your own picnic snacks. Concession refreshments and snacks will also be available for purchase a la carte.

We invite all local businesses and individual patrons to join us in continuing a Back Mountain tradition that goes back over 30 years by supporting our summer cultural series. Ticket sales generate a fraction of the revenue needed to keep these programs viable. These performances are possible only because of the generosity of our patrons.

Patrons will receive donor recognition in all event programs, and special benefits at different levels. To become a Patron of the Arts at or to Support the Stars please contact Desiree Voitek at 570-674-8027

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