State College offers a wide variety of entertainment options, from 18 bars and clubs in the downtown area to a number of music and performance venues, including the Bryce Jordan Center and The State Theatre. Happy Valley has hosted such performing greats as Jay-Z, Bruce Springsteen, Cirque du Soleil and Lewis Black. Student groups like SOMA and SPA also provide both national acts and student art and entertainment on campus and the community is home to an up-and-coming local music scene.
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Dej Loaf’s up-and-coming rap sound was a perfect end to the Nittany Block Party and an even better start to Sylly weekend.
Cockle is famous for his role as Geralt of Rivia in “The Witcher” series. We gave him a call to talk more about the industry, his life as a professor in England, and why his role as Geralt was an unusual acting opportunity.
During a press conference at Beaver Stadium for Football Media Day, James Franklin invited Bachelorette winner Jordan Rodgers to Happy Valley for the home opener against Kent State on September 3 — and he accepted.
Brand New will visit the Bryce Jordan Center on November 12 along with the Front Bottoms and Modern Baseball.
After a week of competition, the “Jettes” upheld their championship reign in the dance twirl and halftime competitions.
Jeff Dunham will bring his unique blend of ventriloquism and comedy to State College for the fourth time this October as part of his Perfectly Unbalanced Tour.
The Center for Performing Arts released their 2016-2017 schedule, including classics like Rent and Annie among newer performers like a cappella group Straight No Chaser.
The only thing that can make a Penn State wedding even better? The former Blue Band Majorette bride performing the pre-game “Floating Lions” routine with her fellow Touch of Blue alumni to surprise her new husband.
The Tenderloins, known for their on-air hi-jinx and pranks of truTV’s “Impractical Jokers,” will perform at the Bryce Jordan Center in October as part of their national tour.
Theresa Caputo, a psychic medium who claims to be able to communicate with the dead and shares her “gift” on TLC’s “Long Island Medium,” will perform a live show at the Bryce Jordan Center in October.
Yeezus will walk among us again. The Bryce Jordan Center announced this morning that Kanye West will return to State College on Friday, September 30 for a stop as part of his Saint Pablo Tour.
X Ambassadors delivered a high-energy performance to a rain-soaked crowd as Movin’ On’s fourth act.
This years winner of the battle of the bands, Cecil Blutcher, will be opening for Movin’ On 2016.
Here’s everything you need to know about Penn State’s free music festival. Headlined by Walk the Moon and including performances by Nelly, Misterwives, X Ambassadors, Sammy Adams, and Cecil Blutcher, the concert will take over the IM Fields tonight starting at 3:30 p.m.
Think Christian Hackenberg will be the first Nittany Lion off the board? Guess again. Hingle McCringleberry sat down with ESPN’s Trey Wingo to talk NFL Draft.
Even though the semester is coming to a close, performance groups across campus are just beginning to debut the acts they’ve worked on all year. The Penn State Performing Arts Council will present their first ever end-of-the-year showcase later this week in Schwab Auditorium.