Performances and More

Musical and other artistic performances are one of the main draws of Arts Festival. We present free performances on three outdoor stages – the Allen Street Stage, the Festival Shell, and the Sidney Friedman Park Stage – in addition to indoor performances in the State Theatre, Penn State Downtown Theatre, and select downtown churches. Performers are of international, national, and regional standing.  We offer everything from the much-loved Pat Farrell Sing-Along to world music, jazz to bluegrass, folk to rock, concert bands to choral groups, and musical theatre to a silent movie with a live orchestra. There are also participatory fitness activities like yoga and Zumba.

Don’t forget that some performances require a Festival button for admittance. Schedules are subject to change without prior notice.