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.
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.
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.