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Rapper J.I.D To Headline Movin’ On 2023

Penn State’s annual end-of-year music festival, Movin’ On, is just over two weeks away, and announced its showstopping lineup Wednesday afternoon at the HUB. J.I.D will headline the Friday, April 28, performance along with acts from UPSAHL, Neon Trees, and COIN.

Here’s a breakdown of this year’s acts:


Grammy-nominated Atlanta rapper J.I.D will headline Movin’ On 2023. J.I.D’s 2022 album “The Forever Story” is featured on several “Best of 2022” lists from Rolling Stone to Pitchfork to GQ.

J.I.D’s contribution to Dreamville’s “Revenge of the Dreamers III” helped the rapper achieve two Grammy nominations including “Best Rap Album” and “Best Rap Performance.”

Some of J.I.D’s most popular songs include “Costa Rica” and “Surround Sound.”


Before J.I.D’s set, COIN will take the stage at sunset. The pop rock band is best known for its songs “Talk Too Much,” “Chapstick,” and “Crash My Car.”

The Nashville band released “Uncanny Valley” in 2022 and has been releasing music together since 2012.

Neon Trees

Neon Trees will perform before COIN and catch Movin’ On attendees’ attention with well-known songs such as “Everybody Talks,” “Animal,” and “Sleeping With A Friend.”

The rock band was formed in 2008 and gained national attention after opening and touring with The Killers. The group took a break from 2015 to 2019 but released the single “Used to Like” and has been creating music ever since, including EP “versions of you” in 2021.


Up-and-coming alternative and indie artist Taylor Upsahl will take the stage after Mellow Honey. Upsahl released her first studio album, “Lady Jesus,” in 2021, along with multiple singles including “People I Don’t Like.”

Mellow Honey

State College band Mellow Honey will open Movin’ On after clinching first place in the Battle of the Bands on April 4. Mellow Honey trio Martin Borysiewicz, Robert Borysiewicz, and Dillon Holzheimer captured the coveted slot after competing against six other bands and performers, including Forrester Grey, Sunday Antiques, and Scotia.

The annual festival has hosted headline performances from Jack Harlow, A$AP Ferg, Grouplove, Passion Pit, and dozens of others dating back to Movin’ On’s inception in 1975.

As always, Movin’ On will be held on the last day of classes on Friday, April 28, and is free to all attendees. Gates will open at 3:30 p.m. and the show will end around 10:30 p.m. Students and attendees must be 18 years old and have a valid Penn State ID or government-issued ID to enter.

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Keeley is a junior journalism major from Richmond, Virginia, and is Onward State's managing editor. She also talks about random, fun stuff on our podcast, Podward State. Keeley is a lover of grilled cheese, naps, and Kevin Jonas. If you would like to share your thoughts on the superior Jonas Brother, feel free to contact her on Twitter @keeleylammm or send your best Spotify playlist to her email [email protected].

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