We look forward to welcoming everyone for the 51st Festival of the Arts July 13-16. Children and Youth Day will be July 12.

Schedule of Events: Saturday July 15, 2017

Here are the Festival performances and activities we have scheduled for Saturday. Click on the + for each listing to learn more. We’re still finalizing details, so check back soon for more current information.

A key for the locations is provided at the bottom of the page. Events marked with a B require a Festival Button for admittance.

Add to Calendar 07/15/2017 9:30 AM 07/15/2017 10:30 AM America/New_York Outdoor Yoga with Mandy Glitzer Fitness/Yoga Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/saturday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Festival Shell Stage Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/15/2017

Join Mandy Glitzer, owner of Wellness in Motion yoga studio, for an all-levels yoga practice on the Old Main lawn. Mandy’s teaching will be geared towards the beginner/intermediate student. Those who are new to yoga are welcome to attend, and more advanced practitioners will be encouraged to modify their practice on their own.

Mandy has been teaching yoga since 2003. Her goal in her yoga practice has never been to stand on her head. Mandy’s goal has always been to quiet her mind, check in with herself, and stand more fully on her own two feet. This goal also informs her yoga teaching style. Mandy has been most drawn to the Kripalu and Phoenix Rising styles of yoga, both of which are inquiry-based methods that use classic postures, breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques to increases awareness of body, breath, and mind.

Mandy opened Wellness in Motion in 2014. Wellness in Motion makes yoga accessible for every body – all ability levels and all ages from preschoolers to senior citizens. Wellness in Motion offer smaller class sizes, a welcoming atmosphere, and a community feel. Classes range from Gentle Yoga to Power Flow Yoga with a little of everything in between, but they all focused on well being.

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Add to Calendar 07/15/2017 10:0 AM 07/15/2017 10:030 PM America/New_York Create Your Own Banner Workshop at The Makery! Craft workshop Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/saturday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – The Makery, 209 Wets Calder Way, State College, PA 16801 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/15/2017

You’ve seen the colorful, unique banners gracing the streets of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. Come to The Makery to create your OWN Mixed Media banner using eclectic, whimsical, reclaimed materials from Arts Festivals past!

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Do you play the handbells?

Prior to their evening concert, members of The Raleigh Ringers will be leading a 2-hour hands-on workshop focused on handbell techniques. The workshop will be held at State College Presbyterian Church, 132 West Beaver Avenue, State College.

Due to limited space in the workshop, we encourage pre-registration. Please complete the form below. A festival button is required.

10:30 a.m. – Registration
11:00 a.m. – Handbell Techniques from A-Z (General Session for all Registrants)
12:00 p.m. – Break-out Classes (choose 1 from the following 3 classes)

  1. Treble Bell Techniques
  2. Bass Bell Techniques
  3. Weaving

Add to Calendar 07/15/2017 11:30 AM 07/15/2017 12:30 PM America/New_York Performance by Deirdre Flint Comedic folk. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/saturday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Allen Street Stage Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/15/2017

Deirdre Flint, a perennial favorite with Festival-goers, hasn’t been on the Allen Street Stage in a few years and people have missed her. With songs about cheerleaders, the metric system and past life regression, Deirdre’s music and humor land her at the intersection where folk music and stand-up comedy collide. Since her first CD, The Shuffleboard Queens, was released, she has toured the country. Deirdre’s songs have been heard on TLC’s A Dating Story; and FX’s Nip/Tuck. The New York Times and USA Today agree with Billboard Magazine when they speak of Deirdre….”This is grown up satire with a non-cynical wink and easily more compelling than so much that reaches the million-selling mark.”

When she’s not doing solo gigs, Deirdre is a member of The Four Bitchin’ Babes.

This performance by Deirdre Flint is sponsored by The Wallis Lloyd family in memory of Wally and Brian Lloyd.

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Add to Calendar 07/16/2016 11:00 AM 07/11/2015 12:00 PM America/New_York Performance by the State College Municipal Band Symphonic Band. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/saturday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Festival Shell Stage Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/16/2016

The band was formed in 1967 for the first Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. In the years since that humble beginning, the band has grown and improved (or, if you prefer, lived long and prospered) and now is a full-season hometown concert band, conducted by Dr. Ned C. Deihl, familiar to thousands of Nittany Lion football fans as the former director of Penn State’s Blue Band.

In the 20th season under Dr. Deihl’s baton, the band plays a great variety of concert band music, and especially delights in pops numbers or light classics. Both occasional concert-goers and community band aficionados agree that The State College Municipal Band is among the best community bands in the country

Add to Calendar 07/15/2017 2:30 PM 07/15/2017 3:30 PM America/New_York Performance by David Zentner and the Nashville Music Company Country. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/saturday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Festival Shell Stage Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/15/2017

Since his band is called The Nashville Music Company, it shouldn’t be a surprise that David Zentner plays classic country music.

David worked as a touring musician and vocalist in Nashville for nearly a decade where he backed some of all time Nashville greats, like Johnny Paycheck and Loretta Lynn. He has appeared on the Grand ‘Ole Opry four times as a bassist and guitarist. While in Nashville, he was asked to play at the Texas Troubadour Theater at Opryland with Ernest Tubb’s legendary band The Texas Troubadours where he was made an honorary band member.

Though he lives in central Pennsylvania now, David has continued to keep music a major part of his life. Recently he connected with four other Nashville experienced musicians to form David Zentner and The Nashville Music Company, consisting of a guitarist, steel guitarist, bassist, and drummer, who together deliver top-quality classic country music featuring sounds from the likes of Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, George Strait, and Ray Price, just to name a few.

This performance is sponsored by Ramada Conference Center State College.

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Add to Calendar 07/15/2017 1:30 PM 07/15/2017 2:30 PM America/New_York Performance by the Rustical Quality String Band Appalachian string band. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/saturday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Allen Street Stage Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/15/2017

The Rustical Quality String Band has been performing together for 38 years—and its members still like each other. Or at least talk to each other! (OK, sometimes they just text.) This Festival favorite has played for festivals, happenings, and celebrations of all kinds. The band’s most recent recording was Rescued from Oblivion.

This performance by the Rustical Quality String Band is sponsored by The Music Mart.

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Add to Calendar 07/15/2017 2:00 PM 07/15/2017 4:00 PM America/New_York Penn State NU Musical Theatre Presents "Elektric" Musical theatre. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/saturday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Penn State Downtown Theatre Center Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/15/2017

Penn State NU Musical Theatre presents Elektric, music and lyrics by Caleb Smith, book by Emmie Smith.

Elektric, a musical adaptation of the classical story of Orestes and Elektra, pulls from all three major adaptations in the Greek canon, Oresteia by Aeschylus, Electra by Euripides and Electra by Sophocles. It is set in a world both modern and ancient, with a cast of characters straddling the 21st century in the city-state of Argos some ten years after the Trojan War.

Argos has become a tense and explosive city, declining into chaos after a long war. The streets are flooded with protesters and private military guards headed by our power hungry royal couple Klytemnestra and Aegisthus.

The main characters are Elektra and Orestes, twin siblings and dual heirs to the dying city. The long-separated twins, desperate for revenge, clash in a battle of wills and morality.

Penn State’s NU Musical Theatre explores, encourages, and fosters new works of musical theatre in an educational setting, giving students at Penn State access to the professional world of musical theatre. Penn State’s Nu Musical Theatre allows up-and-coming composers, lyricists, and book writers to workshop their original musical theatre pieces. The performances of these works feature students from Penn State’s Musical Theatre program.

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Add to Calendar 07/15/2017 3:00 PM 07/15/2017 4:00 PM America/New_York Performance by Allegheny Ukulele Kollective Ukulele band. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/saturday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Mayor Welch Plaza, State College Municipal Buidling Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/15/2017

Founded in 2010, the Allegheny Ukulele Kollective is a ukulele enthusiast-slash-evangelist club from Altoona. Members have jammed together on college campuses, in cafes, and at the local YMCA. The group meets for two monthly jams and welcomes newcomers, especially beginning players.

The ukulele is commonly associated with music from Hawaii, though it has been enjoyed waves of popularity in other parts of America. It has been associated with jazz age crooners, 1960s television personality Tiny Tim, and of course, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, founded in 1985. In the 21st century thousands of YouTube watchers have been awed by the artistry of ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro.

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Add to Calendar 07/15/2017 3:00 PM 07/15/2017 4:00 PM America/New_York Performance by Jim Colbert Singer-songwriter. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/saturday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Willard Plaza Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/15/2017

Award winning singer/songwriter Jim Colbert has played venues from Massachusetts to Texas, including local gigs at First Night State College, Summer’s Best Music Festival, and The Acoustic Brew Concert Series. Performing originals with subject matter ranging from playwright Eugene O’Neill, Centralia’s mine fire, vintage Triumph motorcycles and old Buicks to a host of selections about his home town of Johnstown, including floods and the demise of the steel industry, Colbert’s songs offer a cross section of Americana seen through the eyes of a life-long Pennsylvanian.

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Add to Calendar 07/15/2017 3:30 PM 07/15/2017 4:30 PM America/New_York Performance by Ted McCloskey and the Hi-Fi's Rock. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/saturday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Allen Street Stage Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/15/2017

Ted McCloskey has been telling compelling stories for a long time. He is a singer/songwriter, a multi-instrumentalist, a producer and film composer. His award winning music has been featured on AMC’s The Walking Dead and Mad Men, NBC’s, The Voice, PBS, MTV, Discovery, and the History Channel, among others. In March 2013 Honda Motors picked up a track from his 2012 album, The Last of the Pin-Up Girls for use in a national television ad campaign. When you see Ted and his band, The Hi-Fi’s, you know you’re seeing something special. It’s pure energy—a snarling kind of rock ‘n’ roll that’s hard to find these days.

Ted’s 9th release, Last Flower Standing, is a complex and haunting exposé on those toxic flowers and beautiful weeds that exist all around us. It’s about unshakable shadows that can’t just be buried and forgotten. It’s about discarded souls that have been uprooted yet survive. Familiarly riff-driven and doused in exposed nerves and slide guitars—Last Flower Standing is both heartbreaking and beautiful; a survival story and a past exhumed.

This performance by Ted McCloskey & the Hi-Fi’s is sponsored by Black Walnut Body Works.

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Add to Calendar 07/16/2016 3:30 PM 07/16/2016 4:30 PM America/New_York Performance by Pepper Lotus Tribal Belly Dance Troupe World music/dance. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/saturday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Sidney Friedman Park Stage Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/16/2016

Black Cat Belly Dance is a professional belly dance troupe based in State College, PA. Directed by Shannon Bishop, members of the group perform a variety of captivating belly dance styles, with dancers specializing in Egyptian and American Vintage Orientale. As a group, they also perform Improvisational Tribal Style belly dance, providing their audiences with a sampling of dance from around the world! Every show features traditional and modern belly dance music, as well as finger cymbals and the use of traditional belly dance props.

Add to Calendar 07/16/2016 4:00 PM 07/16/2016 5:30 PM America/New_York The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra Presents Buster Keaton’s “The General” Silent film with live orchestra. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/saturday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – State Theatre Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/16/2016

The Bookends were a large part of the 1980’s music scene in State College. The trio of Chris Mincer, Bet Williams, and Susie Kocher crafted a sweet acoustic folk sound that was just the right counterpoint to the big hair, glitz and glamour of the Dallas and Dynasty years. Their warm stage presence and mixed repertoire of original tunes and covers made them one of the most memorable bands of that era. Fans will remember their covers of songs by Manhattan Transfer, The Grateful Dead, Fleetwood Mac, Simon and Garfunkel, among others. Since that time, the trio has gone its separate ways; Bet to a music career in Europe, Chris to life as a guitar teacher in State College, and Susie to life as a pharmaceutical sales rep who sings and does community theatre in Asheville, North Carolina. The Festival is delighted to bring them back together for their first Festival appearance since 2013.

This performance by Bookends is sponsored by The Penn State Alumni Association.

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Add to Calendar 07/15/2017 4:30 PM 07/15/2017 6:00 PM America/New_York Performance by Pure Cane Sugar Americana.Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/saturday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Festival Shell Stage Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/15/2017

Pure Cane Sugar’s “assemblage of masterful melodies and haunting harmonies” have been captivating audiences since the band’s debut in 2007. Kate Twoey and Natalie Race’s sultry voices add a textured synergy over the intoxicating accompaniment of Jason “Junior” Tutwiler on slide guitar, Daryl Branford on drums, and Bob Hart on bass. Their dynamic live performances include an eclectic mix of original music and artful cover arrangements. Known for its fusion of acoustic, roots rock, blues and country, the readers of State College Magazine selected Pure Cane Sugar as the “Best Local Band” in 2015 and 2016.

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Add to Calendar 07/15/2017 5:00 PM 07/15/2017 6:00 PM America/New_York Performance by Scott and Jack Mangene Acoustic pop. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/saturday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Mayor Welch Plaza, State College Municipal Buidling Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/15/2017

Scott Mangene is a veteran performer in the State College music scene. He’s all about versatility—he’ll play at a bar on Saturday and church on Sunday. He’s joined on the plaza by his son, Jack.

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Add to Calendar 07/15/2017 5:00 PM 07/15/2017 8:00 PM America/New_York Singer-songwriter schowcase Americana.Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/saturday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza Stage Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/15/2017

To inaugurate the performance pedestal in the new Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza, the Festival presents a group of singer-songwriters.

5:00 p.m., Doug Irwin
5:30 p.m., Michelle Katz
6:00 p.m., Steve Van Hook
6:30 p.m., Jim Colbert
7:00 p.m., Tim and Kim Craven

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Add to Calendar 07/15/2017 5:30 PM 07/15/2017 6:30 PM America/New_York Performance by Revamped Violin duo. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/saturday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Allen Street Stage Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/15/2017

Revamped is a duo comprised of violinists Mark Minnich and Sally Williams Minnich, who have been bringing the precision of classical training together with the energy of pop concerts since establishing the group in 2008.

Sally Williams Minnich has appeared as a soloist at numerous events, including the Electronic Music Midwest Festival in 2011 and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in violin performance from Bowling Green State University. Mark Minnich began his musical training with piano at age five and violin at age nine and has toured with ensembles in Canada, Germany, Austria, Poland, Greece, China and Tanzania. Both Sally and Mark earned graduate degrees from Penn State’s School of Music in 2014.

This performance by Revamped is sponsored by Appalachian Outdoors, Inc.

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Add to Calendar 07/15/2017 5:30 PM 07/15/2017 6:30 PM America/New_York Performance by Zeropoint Big Band Jazz band. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/saturday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Sidney Friedman Park Stage Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/15/2017

The 16-piece Zeropoint Big Band has been knocking the socks of central Pennsylvania music fans for almost ten years. Their post-modern-retro approach to big band jazz leaves few musical stones unturned. Their playlists range from classics from Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Thad Jones, and Duke Ellington to reimagined rock-and-roll anthems by Queen, the Who, U2, and the Beatles.

Zeropoint is a who’s-who of regional jazz all-stars, with a raft of fantastic soloists including Harrisburg piano-icon Steve Rudolph, brass hot-shots Eddie Severn, Jay Vonada, Barry Long, and Dale Orris, drummer Kevin Lowe, and sax Gods Dan Yoder and Rick Hirsch.

The band has performed at festivals, theaters, recital halls, and for the past six years has had a regular first Tuesday of the month gig at the American Ale House in State College.

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Add to Calendar 07/15/2017 3:00 PM 07/15/2017 4:00 PM America/New_York Performance by Jim Colbert Singer-songwriter. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/saturday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Willard Plaza Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/15/2017

Crooked Line is a original bluegrass duo based in State College that features high-energy original music as well as some renditions of classic bluegrass songs.

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Add to Calendar 07/15/2017 7:00 PM 07/15/2017 8:30 PM America/New_York Performance by Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line Americana. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/saturday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Festival Shell Stage Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/15/2017

Born in Virginia but reared in New Jersey, Nora Jane Struthers began playing the fiddle as a youngster as she attended festivals and fiddlers’ conventions with her banjo-playing father.

After earning a degree at NYU, she taught English in Brooklyn, the expected career path for someone named for Nora Charles, the Dashiell Hammett character and Jane Austen, the English novelist whose work has launched a thousand (at least!) book groups.

She began playing as a pre-teen. attending festivals and fiddlers’ conventions around the south with her banjo-playing father. After graduating from NYU with an education degree, she taught high school English in Brooklyn and put her music career on the back burner. But a visit to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in the early 2000s changed that.

Watching one of her heroes, Tim O’Brien, she stood in front of the stage, glanced back at the crowd and the mountains and thought, “This is what I want to do.”

In the years since, she’s released several albums, most recently, Wake, with her band the Party Line.

Add to Calendar 07/15/2017 7:30 PM 07/15/2017 8:30 PM America/New_York Performance by Natascha & the Spy Boys Cabaret. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/saturday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Allen Street Stage Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/15/2017

This State College cabaret act includes Natascha Hoffmeyer on vocals backed up by experienced Central Pennsylvania players JT Thompson, Robert Gardner, Stubby Stubbs, and Doug McMinn. The group’s repertoire includes blues, soul, jazz, and swing. It plays at clubs and private events.

This performance by Natascha & the Spy Boys is sponsored by Kissinger Bigatel & Brower – The Beth Richards Group.

 

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Add to Calendar 07/15/2017 8:00 PM 07/15/2017 9:00 PM America/New_York Performance by Velveeta 80s cheese. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/saturday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Sidney Friedman park Stage Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/15/2017

Velveeta the cheese food is a staple in the dairy case at fine supermarkets across the country. Developed in 1918 by Swiss immigrant Emil Frey of the Monroe Cheese Company in Monroe, New York, Velveeta is a quintessentially American consumer product. Velveeta, the musical phenomenon, has been a staple of the central Pennsylvania nightclub scene since a legendary performance in State College in the summer of 1995. With a repertoire made of “80’s cheese”, otherwise known as cover tunes that you just can’t get out of your head, Velveeta the musical phenomenon is a quintessentially Penn State musical experience. It will make you nostalgic for the early days of MTV.

This performance by Velveeta is sponsored by The Penn State Alumni Association.

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Add to Calendar 07/15/2017 8:00 PM 07/15/2017 10:00 PM America/New_York Concert by The Raleigh Ringers Bell choir. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/saturday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Schwab Auditorium Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/15/2017

The Raleigh Ringers is an internationally acclaimed, advanced community handbell choir based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Since its founding in 1990, The Raleigh Ringers has been dazzling concert audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music, including famous rock ‘n’ roll tunes arranged just for handbells.

Under the direction of Penn State alum David M. Harris, The Raleigh Ringers has released six CDs, and two DVDs. The group has performed in 39 states and in France, Great Britain, and Canada and appeared on nationally syndicated radio programs. The Raleigh Ringers sponsors two annual handbell festivals (one geared for youth and one for adults), a professional performance event (Virtuoso), workshops, classes, and reading sessions in Raleigh throughout the year.

The group performs on one of the most extensive collections of bells and bell-like instruments owned by any handbell ensemble in the world. The Raleigh Ringers has made a significant impact on the world’s handbell music repertoire by commissioning more than 130 compositions and arrangements for handbells.

The Raleigh Ringers promotes the art of handbell ringing by offering occasional workshops, clinics, and master classes for bell ringers. Prior to their appearance in Schwab Auditorium, members of the ringers will conduct an educational workshop in State College Presbyterian Church.

The concert will feature the world premiere of a piece commissioned jointly by the Raleigh Ringers and the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. Composed by Dr. William Payn, professor emeritus of music at Bucknell University. In his distinguished career at Bucknell, Payn Payn’s directed the Rooke Chapel Choir, the Rooke Chapel Ringers and the Bucknell University Concert Chorale while receiving university awards for teaching and contributions to the university.

Members of The Raleigh Ringers will present a handbell workshop at the State College Presbyterian Church the morning of the concert. For more information about the workshop, please contact the Festival office.

The performance is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Add to Calendar 07/16/2016 8:00 PM 07/16/2016 9:30 PM America/New_York Penn State NU Musical Theatre Presents "Deep Water Ballad" Musical theatre. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/saturday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Penn State Downtown Theatre Center Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/16/2016

Penn State NU Musical Theatre presents Elektric, music and lyrics by Caleb Smith, book by Emmie Smith.

Elektric, a musical adaptation of the classical story of Orestes and Elektra, pulls from all three major adaptations in the Greek canon, Oresteia by Aeschylus, Electra by Euripides and Electra by Sophocles. It is set in a world both modern and ancient, with a cast of characters straddling the 21st century in the city-state of Argos some ten years after the Trojan War.

Argos has become a tense and explosive city, declining into chaos after a long war. The streets are flooded with protesters and private military guards headed by our power hungry royal couple Klytemnestra and Aegisthus.

The main characters are Elektra and Orestes, twin siblings and dual heirs to the dying city. The long-separated twins, desperate for revenge, clash in a battle of wills and morality.

Penn State’s NU Musical Theatre explores, encourages, and fosters new works of musical theatre in an educational setting, giving students at Penn State access to the professional world of musical theatre. Penn State’s Nu Musical Theatre allows up-and-coming composers, lyricists, and book writers to workshop their original musical theatre pieces. The performances of these works feature students from Penn State’s Musical Theatre program.

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Add to Calendar 07/15/2017 8:30 PM 07/15/2017 9:30 PM America/New_York Performance by Hughes, Kidder, and Rounds Folk/Americana. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/saturday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – The State Theatre, 130 West College Avenue, State College Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/15/2017

Since playing their last show with the band Cartoon in July 2012, Randy Hughes, Glenn Kidder, and Jon Rounds have kept at it in the spirit of the band, working on new original songs via email and playing music whenever they’re in the same room. For the past four years, they have met at the huge Americana festival in Wilkesboro, NC, and in between listening to some of the finest acoustic music on the planet, jammed back at the campsite.

As three of the most popular performers in the history of the Festival, Randy, Glenn, and Jon return this year to showcase some new tunes as well as some Cartoon standards.

This performance by Hughes, Kidder and Rounds is sponsored by The Penn State Alumni Association.

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Add to Calendar 07/15/2017 9:30 PM 07/15/2017 11:00 PM America/New_York Performance by The Ultra Kings Rockabilly. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/saturday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Allen Street Stage Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/15/2017

The Ultra Kings have been together for more than ten years and have played in the northeast and mid-Atlantic region regularly, and have been a crowd favorite at the festivals and events across the region.

Rick K. Kuebler takes his Bigsby equipped Telecasters on a string twisting and bending workout in every show. Carl Ehst slams down that rock & roll beat with authority and conviction, while Zoots Szmigiel manhandles his double bass with the finesse only a former professional alligator wrestler can bring to the instrument. Combining rockabilly and rock and roll in just the right proportions, the Ultra Kings create a sound all their own.

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Add to Calendar 07/15/2017 9:30 PM 07/15/2017 11:00 PM America/New_York Performance by Billy Price Band Funk. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/saturday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Festival Shell Stage Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/15/2017

Billy Price has been entertaining audiences since the early 1970s and was officially recognized as a Pittsburgh rock ’n roll legend at an award ceremony in 2016, though audiences had recognized him has a legend long ago.

Billy Price formed the Keystone Rhythm Band in 1977 and in the band’s thirteen-year run released recorded four critically acclaimed LPs and developed a reputation as one of the most exciting touring bands in the U.S. With the Keystone Rhythm Band, the Billy Price Band, and solo projects, Billy Price has recorded and released a total of fourteen albums, CDs, and DVDs. A live album by the Billy Price Band, Alive and Strange, was released in April 2017.

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Add to Calendar 07/15/2017 10:00 PM 07/15/2017 11:15 PM America/New_York Performance by Jackie Brown and the Gill Street Band Rhythm and Blues. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/saturday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Sidney Friedman Park Stage Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/15/2017

Jackie Brown and the Gill Street Band give the kind of performances that people talk about over and over again.

The Gill Street Band is a 9-piece classic funk/soul/r&b band with perhaps the hardest working 4-piece horn section east of the Mississippi, or, at least in the Borough of State College. After performing the funkiest classic soul and horn music for over four years throughout the Commonwealth, The Gill Street Band is now performing with the addition of dynamic front-woman, singer, and performer, Jackie Brown. One writer, equating Ms. Brown’s powerful vocals and stage presence to Chaka Khan, the Queen of Funk-Soul, stated “Ms. Brown’s energy on stage with The Gill Street Band’s horns undoubtedly turns the focal point of any room into an all-night hip-shaking tempest. Don’t miss this band!”

The individual members backing Jackie have performed across the region in numerous professional touring bands, making The Gill Street Band an explosive horn-fired wall of sound to be reckoned with. This nine piece arsenal brings it at every show, in every venue, from start to finish laying down upbeat tunes that get your body jumping and your feet moving.

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McQuaide Blasko

Today the Allen Street Stage is sponsored by the McQuaide Blasko law firm.

Today the Sidney Friedman Park Stage is sponsored by AccuWeather

AccuWeather
East Highlands Neighborhood Trash Crew

Today the Sidney Friedman Park Stage performances are sponsored by The East Highlands Neighborhood Trash Crew.

Today the Festival Shell Stage is sponsored by PNC Bank

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Location Key

B = Button required for admittance

  • Allen: Allen Street Stage
  • MLK: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza Stage
  • Makery: The Makery
  • Muni: State College Municipal Building
  • Park: Sidney Friedman Park Stage
  • Schwab: Schwab Auditorium
  • Shell: Festival Shell Stage
  • State: State Theatre
  • Theatre: Penn State Downtown Theatre
  • Willard: Willard Plaza

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