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Your Guide To Movin’ On 2023

Get excited, Penn State. Tomorrow, we rage.

The end-of-the-year music festival Movin’ On is slated for Friday, April 28, which is the last day of classes. If you’re graduating, it’s a great event to attend before you ~move on.~ Besides, there’s no better way to spend your Friday than hanging out in a field with your friends and listening to live music.

Before you trek up to the IM Fields, check out our guide below to answer all of your burning questions.

The Details

Gates open at 3:30 p.m., but Movin’ On doesn’t announce what specific time each act begins performing. The music festival is located at the IM Fields, which is near Jeffrey Field in the east corner of campus.

Admission is free, but you must have your student ID or a government-issued ID to show that you’re at least 18 years old. Get lost, kids.

Technically, drugs and alcohol are prohibited — so are pets, lawn chairs, balls, tents, and noisemakers. Even if it rains, umbrellas are not allowed. You can bring an empty reusable water bottle to fill at the refill station.

Your bag must be a clear tote (12″ x 12″ x 6″), plastic zip-top bag (11″ x 11″ x 0″), wallet, or clutch (6.5″ x 4.5″). Fanny packs and mesh bags are not allowed.

There’s parking at the East Parking Deck for $1 an hour or $10 at the Stadium West parking lot.

In addition to live music, there will be inflatables, vendors, an activity tent, merch, and food trucks. It is unclear if there will be cocktagons, but we can only hope.

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Movin’ On is rain or shine, so purchase a poncho before the big event. In the case of extreme inclement weather, the festival could be delayed or canceled.

The Lineup


J.I.D is Movin’ On’s headliner and will perform last. The Grammy-nominated rapper is best known for songs “Costa Rica,” “151 Rum,” and “Surround Sound.” His album “Revenge of the Dreamers III” is platinum certified, and his 2022 album, “The Forever Story,” is featured on many “Best of 2022” lists, including Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and GQ.


The pop-rock band is best known for its single “Talk Too Much.” The alternative-indie group landed a No. 1 slot on Billboard’s Adult Alternative Airplay chart for the song “Chapstick.”

Neon Trees

Groovy, throwback band Neon Trees has plenty of bangers, including “Everybody Talks,” “Animal,” and “Sleeping With A Friend.”

The rock band’s genesis was in 2008 but took a break between 2015 and 2019. In 2021, it released “versions of you” and is back on stage.


Penn State’s Student Programming Association (SPA) is bringing indie artist Taylor Upsahl to the stage. The up-and-coming musician released her first studio album, “Lady Jesus,” in 2021. Her music is upbeat and mellow.

Mellow Honey

To kick off the night, Battle of the Bands winner Mellow Honey will take the stage. The psychedelic rock and indie band consisting of Martin Borysiewicz, Robert Borysiewicz, and Dillon Holzheimer beat out multiple other bands at the competition in April. This event will be a special sight for the band that’s typically rocking out at Sharkies, Zeno’s, or house shows.

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