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Events for July 13, 2018
95th Squadron is a progressive rock band consisting of local high school and Penn State students, most of whom met in State High’s Rock Ensemble Program. The band won the 2017 State High Battle of the Bands and since played First Night State College, Penn State’s Battle of the Bands, and at private events in...Find out more »
The members of Group Therapy, Jon Bojan, (bass, lead guitar and ukelele); Maggie Davis (violin and mandolin); Jim Herbert (rhythm guitar); and Joe Pelick (drums) perform original songs and covers about our life's journeys and the joys and trials of our metaphorical voyages from here to there. While the band has been playing together for...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 »
Louise Page is a singer/songwriter based in Memphis, TN. Her raw vocals, intricate lyrics, and piano prowess create a genre bending musical experience. She is joined by percussion, horns, and strings to lend a full, modern chamber orchestra sound to her alternative, jazz, pop, and classical original songs. Salt Mosaic, her debut EP, was released...Find out more »
The State College Area High School Jazz Band is among the finest in the United States and has an international reputation for excellence. The band has received 30 consecutive years of superior ratings in festivals and competitions. In 2003 and 2006, the band travelled to Europe and performed at both the Vienna Jazz Festival and...Find out more »
Ted McCloskey has been telling compelling stories for a long time. He is a prolific songwriter along with being a singer, 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. Ted...Find out more »
Doo-wop is a genre of music that was developed in urban African-American communities in the 1940s, achieving mainstream popularity in the 1950s and early 1960s. Built upon vocal harmony, doo-wop was one of the most mainstream, pop-oriented R&B styles of the time. Doo-wop features vocal group harmony, nonsense syllables, a simple beat, sometimes little or...Find out more »
The Rampart Street Ramblers takes its name from that legendary street in old New Orleans upon which jazz music originated, once flourished, and still carries on its grand glory today. The group carries on the tradition of the original, Traditional New Orleans style of Dixieland jazz music. Dixieland jazz music is characterized by its bright, happy, uplifting nature....Find out more »
My Hero Zero has honed its captivating blend of showmanship, talent, and pop-savvy to become State College’s most popular band, seen by well over a thousand Penn Staters on a weekly basis. My Hero Zero reinvents songs with unique arrangements and mash-ups brings new life to current dance hits and old favorites alike. Four-part harmonies,...Find out more »
The Second Winds, a Centre County band of twelve musicians, have been performing for audiences throughout Central Pennsylvania for over seventeen years. The Second Wind's repertoire, as diverse and varied as the vast experience of the group members, includes a mix of swing, big band, pop, rock, and jazz standards. Some of the group members...Find out more »
Since its first performance at the Festival in 2006, the Essence of Joy appearance has come to be a highlight of the Festival. Under the direction former Penn State Laureate Dr. Anthony T. Leach, Essence of Joy, and its progeny, the Essence of Joy Alumni Singers, and Essence II, Ltd., perform sacred and secular music...Find out more »
Orlando Haddad and Patricia King formed Minas in 1978 at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. They proceeded to play all over the eastern United States before moving to Brazil, where they lived, entertained and traveled, absorbing the essence of Brazilian culture. In 1984 Orlando and Patricia returned to the United States...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 »
Steamboat Bill, Jr. is a 1928 silent comedy film starring the incomparable Buster Keaton. The film is known for what might be considered Keaton's most famous film stunt: The facade of an entire house falls on top of him while he stands in the perfect spot to pass through the open attic window instead of...Find out more »
Circus No. 9 is East Tennessee’s own Progressive Bluegrass outfit, blurring the lines between bluegrass, jazz, jambands, and more. Described as “John Hartford meets John Coltrane,” musicians Matthew Davis, Thomas Cassell, and Vince Ilagan make Circus No. 9 one of the most exciting new bands on the acoustic music scene today. Banjo extraordinaire Matthew Davis...Find out more »
Chicago, Swing, Delta, Jug-Band, Jazz and Soul are some of the many styles that the AAA Blues Band brings to each performance. Named in honor of the many minor-league baseball teams that barnstorm the country, the band continues that tradition, playing not for glory or wealth, but for the love of the game. Anchored by...Find out more »
Breaking into the central Pennsylvania music scene twenty years ago, the three-member southern-style blues rock outfit has exemplified what it means to endure as a musical force - and what it means to be a working band. And passionate they are. The band's founding member and namesake, Felix Kos (guitar and vocals), Bobby Watters (drums...Find out more »
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