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10 Concerts to Get Excited for This Spring

With just over a month left of classes, Penn State students are frantically searching for something to look forward to in anticipation of the ominous Finals Week. Luckily there are ten concerts that are taking place in Happy Valley to serve as a ray of hope for all those who are stressing out with this semester.

10.) Aaron Carter: April 24 should be an interesting night at Cafe 210 where the former teen idol will be covering his nostalgic sing-a-longs that we all know and love (or hate). $20 tickets seem a little pricey to me, but from the looks of it, we’ve got ourselves a sold out show.

9.) Hot Chelle Rae is a pop-punk band who is putting on a concert on Sunday, April 21 at the Bryce Jordan Center. Tickets are free to Penn State students for a limited time. This concert caters to a small portion of Penn State music fans, but BJC shows usually don’t disappoint.

8.) Kill the Noise, Brillz, and Codes will be bringing tons of heavy EDM bass to Levels on Wednesday, April 17. Tickets are still available but the least expensive tickets are going for $25 and after those are sold out, it’s $45. The plus side to this show is that it’s only one of four shows on this list that are serving alcohol.

7.) Ukulele master, Jake Shimabukuro, will be entertaining a State Theatre crowd the same night of the Aaron Carter show. This is definitely an underrated show because this guy has some phenomenal talent. Watch this…

6.) Kendrick Lamar performing on Earth Day? What more could a college student ask for? With ticket prices at $15 for Penn State students, this is hands down the most reasonably priced concert on the list (with the exception of #1)

5.) Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band is the oldest act coming to Happy Valley, but it is a great show to see on Thursday night of Finals Week if you are interested in well-performed Classic Rock.

4.) Talib Kweli is putting on a free show at the Paul Robeson Cultural Center tonight at 7 p.m. as a part of the World Cultural Festival. This is not your average hip-hop show. Talib Kweli raps about important topics of everyday struggles.

3.) Soma Arts Crawl is always a great showcase of local student music, film, and other visual arts. This year’s headliner is indie rock band, WHY?.

2.) Boombox at Tussey Mountain is the biggest EDM festival to ever hit Happy Valley and will feature over 15 acts on April 13. This show is bound to blow people away, especially since it lasts from noon until 11 p.m.

1.) Movin’ On 2013 is number one on this list for several reasons. First of all, it’s a free show. Secondly, MGMT is headlining with acts including Big Boi, Brand New, Gloriana, and Kids These Days. Finally, the openers of the show will include Battle of the Band winners, Automatic Habit and the Wondershop Showdown. Save the date: Friday, April 26 at 3 p.m.

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About the Author

Leo Dillinger

Penn State Junior, Print Journalism Major, Minors in English and Sociology, Writer of Arts, Entertainment, News, Tomfoolery and Opinion.


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