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Author: Zack Rutstein

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Zack Rutstein

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

Your Guide to Arts Fest 2013

For residents of State College, the annual Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts -- better known as ArtsFest -- is a yearly celebration of the creative spirit in Happy Valley and artists around the country. The 4-day event that will take over downtown State College in the next few days has been recognized as one of the best summer festivals in the country. For those who want to make the most of their Happy Valley visit, here's a quick guide on what to check out over ArtsFest weekend.

Penn State Celebrates America’s Birthday

The 4th of July is one of America's most deeply held traditions. Every year, millions of patriotic Americans celebrate the founding of the greatest country on earth with summer barbecues and family gatherings. As one of this country's most respected academic institutions, it is Penn State's enduring duty to celebrate America's birthday like nowhere else.

“The King of Blues” Coming to Penn State

B.B. King is one of the most influential artists of all time. You may not have heard his music, but you have heard his effect on almost every rock n' roll tune produced in the last 50 years. He is often credited as the "King of Delta Blues", and he's coming to the BJC this October.

Happy Together Tour Announces BJC Stop

Are you tired of this generation's music? Does the sound of another radio-friendly Justin Bieber or Katy Perry song just make you want to punch someone in the face? Well, this might be the show for you. The Happy Together Tour 2013 is a celebration of the music of the 60's, and it's coming to the BJC on Sunday, July 28th.

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 come to State College to see 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.

Where to See Your Summer Music Festivals

Summer is the time for music festivals. And while some of us have the opportunity to travel and experience the best music and arts festivals around, most of us won’t be able to make it out to Lollapalooza or Bonnaroo. But even if we can’t travel across the country, there are still some great summer music festivals in the Pennsylvania area to check out.

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