Both State College and Penn State offer a wide variety of entertainment options, from 26 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 Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen, Florida Georgia Line, and The Weeknd. 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.
The Battle of the Bands-winning group comes from Altoona and is known for its motto: “We get up to get down. Plain and simple. A positive wave looking for willing participants.” Formed in 2015, the band’s major opportunity came Friday as openers for bands like All Time Low and Two Door Cinema Club.