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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The infamous Hall of Fame boxer who has a taste for beating up others, video games, and biting off ears, is bringing his one-man live show to the Bryce Jordan Center on October 25.
The revered and respected Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and singer-songwriter Leon Russell will perform at Schwab Auditorium on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m, presented by Greenhouse Productions.
Yes, child star Corey Feldman was actually booked for entertainment at a State College Spike’s baseball game. After hearing and seeing the performance, however, the Spike’s are very, very sorry.
Not sure how to contact friends attending Arts Fest or maybe in the market for some new ones? Fear not — thanks to Bluetooth technology and a swanky new update, the Arts Festival State College smartphone app now gives festival-goers the opportunity to send notifications and connect with other app users in their vicinity.
The Rolling Stone’s ZIP CODE tour will feature 24 Penn Staters at it’s upcoming show in Pittsburgh.
Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture will present two weeks of music in June as a part of its Music at Penn’s Woods festival. The festival kicks off on June 10 with a free concert at the Arboretum, and continues until June 27.
Cecil Blutcher says it during every show: He doesn’t like labels. Whatever he is, Blutcher’s intimate aura captivates every audience he raps, acts, or performs poetry in front of. We sat down with Blutcher to discuss past influence, current projects, and future plans.
Want to watch the so-called Fight of the Century Saturday tonight? Your options are more limited than you may have imagined. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will take to the ring at 9:00 p.m. in one of boxing’s most hyped matches of all time. But the fight comes with a price. Pay-per-view options for non-local viewers run $90.00 to $100.00 depending on which definition you wish to view it in.
Many students, such as myself, were jamming to the amazing artists since early in the day, so you can bet we were ready to see the final act. My feet hurt and I was sick of being elbowed in the ribs. I was ready for Passion Pit to put on an incredible performance, and they certainly delivered.
As the music picked up and people realized what kind of show it was, the world started to crash. People were going crazy as the beat built and dropped repeatedly. The bass shook my body to its core and the crowd was perfect. With barely any room to move you had two choices: dance or get the fuck out.
Despite the menacing expression outlined on the American flag backdrop, despite the all-black attire the entire band dawned, despite fists,…
Mute Cities kicked off Movin’ On 2015 this afternoon, and they certainly didn’t disappoint. The Battle of the Bands victors took the B Stage by storm. Mute Cities powered through its recently released EP and kept the crowd engaged the whole time. With great vocals and an intimate crowd, the band seemed to be right at home on perhaps the largest stage — both literally and figuratively — they have performed on.
Just in time for finals week, rising student musicians and local favorites released some new music for the masses.
In the song “Beer Run,” Garth Brooks says he “can’t stop thinking what the hell they were drinking when they made this county dry.” If this weekend is any indication, Bryce Jordan Center regulars may be wondering the same thing about their arena that Brooks did about his county. With a successful first weekend of beer sales at the BJC, it wouldn’t be surprising for limited liquor sales to continue at the arena.
Three comedians made the Bryce Jordan Center roar with thunderous laughter and applause Monday night despite unfortunate weather conditions. “Saturday Night Live” regulars Vanessa Bayer and Kate McKinnon, along with MTV’s “Pranked” host and SNL writer Streeter Seidell, brought high energy and a little touch of the weekly sketch show to Happy Valley, and tailored their jokes to the Penn State student crowd.
Welcome to “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” — the show where everything’s made up, the points don’t matter, and Penn State is the stage.
Penn Stater and Broadway costume designer Carrie Robbins will speak to students in a Q&A on Tuesday.