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Eric Hutchinson to Perform at Nittany Block Party

The first day of the fall semester is only 26 days away, which means that the first concert of the school year is only one month away! Pop crooner Eric Hutchinson will be the headliner at this year’s Nittany Block Party. The best part? The Block Party is completely free of charge!

The 3rd Annual Block Party takes place on August 30 beginning at 5:30 p.m. and wrapping up at 10 p.m. The party takes place right outside of the HUB on Pollock Road, and features many fun activities, food, and student performances, all sponsored by SPA, Union and Student Activities, as well as New Student Programs.

Eric Hutchinson might not be a super well-known name (yet), but his music and charisma appeals to everybody! The singer-songwriter has previously opened for acts like Jack’s Mannequin, Kelly Clarkson, and has had a few solo tours. His hit song, “Rock and Roll,” was featured in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.” He was also named as a VH1 “You Oughta Know” artist in 2009, as well as one of Yahoo!’s Who’s Next artists. His song “Breakdown More” was also featured on the #musicmonday posts on this site back in 2012.

Hutchinson puts on a fantastic live show, charming the audience with jokes, silly songs that engage the audience, and the occasional Justin Timberlake cover medley, which you can check out below.

Of course, if that’s not your cup of tea, you can also check out his medley of “My Girl,” “My Humps,” and “Ignition (Remix)” right here.

His first major label album, “Sounds Like This,” came out in 2008, featuring songs like “Rock and Roll,” “All Over Now,” and “OK, It’s Alright With Me.”

His latest album, “Moving Up Living Down” was released last year, and features “Breakdown More,” “The Basement,” and “Watching You Watch Him.”

Remember, State College weather is often unpredictable, but it should be a fun time for everyone! Perhaps Hutchinson will sing, “even though it’s hot outside, I’m going to chill out and keep my cool in late August.” Or at the very least, he’ll “be watching you watch him!”

About the Author

Meghin Moore

Meghin is a senior majoring in Broadcast Journalism and minoring in English. She transferred from the Harrisburg campus as a junior to finish out her schooling at University Park. She has a passion for all things music, fashion, art, and food. She's a Pennsylvania native (born outside of Pittsburgh, and lived in Lebanon for 11 years), but resides in Virginia when she's not in school, and has moved a total of ten times in her life, mostly thanks to the military.

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