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Arietta Women’s Ensemble, under the direction of Janice Mianulli, was founded in 2001 by a group of musicians who did not want to give up singing during the State College Choral Society summer hiatus. Since its inception, Arietta has performed with the State College Choral Society, and at national conferences at Penn State in addition to...Find out more »
The Jay Vonada Quartet has been playing concerts and festivals regionally since 2009. Interpreting classics from the great American songbook and playing original compositions is what you will hear at one of their concerts. The quartet features Jay Vonada on trombone, Mac Himes on guitar, Bob Hart on bass and Kevin Lowe on drums. The...Find out more »
Throughout the year, JT Thompson stays busy playing piano bars, special events, and with several popular bands. He also gathers members of these bands to record his own compositions and then to perform them in Central Pennsylvania. Sometimes it’s a trio, other times it’s a 13-piece group. In any arrangement, JT’s music is always captivating....Find out more »
Rodeo Serenade plays classic honky tonk, Texas swing, and rockabilly tunes. These honest, heartfelt, and melodic songs define country music of the 1950s and 1960s. Musicians like Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, and Carl Perkins told stories about heartaches, longing, loneliness, love, and joy. They sang and wrote haunting tunes and lyrics that have stood the...Find out more »
Across the Pond is a multi-instrumental trip performing their own high-energy arrangements of Scots and Irish tunes and songs. Mike Morrison, Chuck Krepley, and Dan Diviney are native Pennsylvanians with diverse musical backgrounds, including mountain music from the Appalachians, derived from the Scots and Irish who settled there centuries ago. Finding the special balance between...Find out more »
Jazz pianist, Matthew Fries, has been making waves in the jazz world as both a soloist and accompanist. The winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, his debut album was named a critics pick by Jazziz Magazine. Both the The New York Times and The Times of London have heaped praise on his work...Find out more »
Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats have appeared with B.B. King, Jay Leno, Johnny Winter, James Cotton, and a host of others in the seven years of being together. Miss Melanie can flat out sing. Full stop. End of story. Melanie's giant voice, with tons of range and soul, is the centerpiece of the band;...Find out more »
Classical guitarist Colin Davin has emerged as one of today’s most dynamic young artists. He has performed at venues across the world, including Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, the Fridge Fringe in Dubai, and venues throughout the United States. He has even appeared as a featured musical...Find out more »
The Asheville, NC based Jon Stickley Trio recently released Maybe Believe, its third full length album. The band sound comes from Stickley’s rapid-fire flatpicking guitar with the sultry and wild, yet refined, melodies of Lyndsay Pruett on violin set over the deep groove of Hunter Deacon on drums. The band is rooted in the traditions...Find out more »
Penn State NU Musical Theatre presents The Greatest Musical Ever, by Alex Rosen and Joey Harrellstein Music school is a place where students who were once the rejects can become stars. But when the fall opera is cancelled and everyone's hopes and dreams are crushed, Joey and Alex try to save the school the only...Find out more »
This all original, female-fronted, five-piece rock band from Ithaca, NY is aiming for bigger and better things and is working hard, creating buzz wherever it performs. Since the release of its debut album, El Camino Dream in 2010, The Blind Spots have toured extensively, playing both clubs and at a number of summer festivals, including...Find out more »
The Feinberg Brothers hail from deep in the heart of bluegrass country—Long Island, New York. Classically trained brothers Rourke (fiddle) and Patrick (mandolin), two of the top young bluegrass artists in the northeast, are backed up by their father, Ronnie Feinberg on bass and some of the best bluegrass musicians in the region. The band...Find out more »
Chris Rattie is one of today’s most riveting and astute storytellers, harking back to country’s aching roots, but with a keen eye on the future. A native of central Pennsylvania, Rattie has been hard at it in the music business for a long time, working in several different bands: practicing, touring, writing songs, finding his...Find out more »
Come out to dance with the Keystone Society of Swing, a high energy big band that performs music from the 1920s through 1960s. Band members range in age from 16-85 and share their talents to entertain audiences in a variety of events throughout the region. The band was started in Lock Haven and has been...Find out more »
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