Get Your Arts Fix at Summer’s Best Music Fest

Summer in Happy Valley brings out the best local artists and entertainment from around Pennsylvania. Though we still have a few weeks until Arts Fest, you can still visit State College to hear some of the area’s most talented artists and musicians. This Saturday, June 22nd kicks off Summer’s Best Music Fest 2013, the annual day long arts and music festival held in downtown State College.

The festival will feature a full day of music on three stages throughout downtown State College, as well as additional activities for the whole family. The annual downtown street bazaar will host artists selling their crafts along Allen Street and Calder Way, the Centre County PAWS will host a live event at Humes Alley on Calder featuring dogs who need a good home, and the downtown artist marketplace Uncle Eli’s will sponsor the Plein Air Painting competition.

Check out the full music schedule for each stage below:

Allen Street Stage
12:30   Keystone Society of Swing (Big Band)
2:00     Callanish (Celtic)
3:30     Triple A Blues Band (Blues)
5:00     Chicken Tractor (Americana Folk)
6:30     Erin Condo & the Hoofties (Contemporary Country/Folk)
8:00     Pure Cane Sugar (Downhome Rock)

Calder Way Stage
12:00   Hot Mamas (Contemporary)
1:30     Tussey Mountain Moonshiners (Bluegrass)
3:00     Jay Vonada Jazz Trio (Jazz)
4:30     Biscuit Jam (Contemporary Folk)

Hiester Street “Rock the Block” Stage
12:30   Sonic Schroeder (Retro Rock/Variety)
2:00     Percolators (Reggae)
3:30     Spider Kelly (Rock)
5:00     Ted & The HiFis (Variety Rock)
7:00     Atlas Soundtrack (Hip Hop/Funk)

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Zack Rutstein

Penn State 5th-year Materials Science and Engineering student, Onward State Arts Editor, Musician

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