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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, in addition to performing for church, community and service...Find out more »
While traditional bluegrass music is in the soul of the Nittany Valley Wranglers, the band also branches out to old-time, gospel and classic rock tunes. Gus Tritsch, an incredibly versatile fiddler, has been delighting audiences with his fiddle since he has been a young child. Keith Miska, on banjo, was raised in coal country, steeped...Find out more »
Western Range is a five pieced band that performs authentic toe-tapping Texas swing, honky-tonk, and rockabilly music. The band plays in central Pennsylvania taverns and brew pubs and was the featured act at the famous 2019 Ridgway Chainsaw Carver’s Rendezvous. The band plays tunes popularized by legends like Loretta Lynn, Buck Owens, and Patsy Cline....Find out more »
Across the Pond is a multi-instrumental trio 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 »
The Zeropoint Big Band is a regional jazz favorite now in its tenth year. In addition to a regular monthly gig at the American Ale House in State College, the band has played regionally at festivals and events. The band’s repertoire includes classics by Count Basie, Buddy Rich, and Thad Jones to reimagined rock and...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 »
J.R. Mangan, guitarist/singer, has been part of the State College music scene for over 25 years and has loved every minute of it. Olivia Jones is J.R.’s latest vocalist joining a long line of talented female singers. Their show promises to be up-beat and entertaining, with songs ranging from classic rock, R&B, country, and a...Find out more »
Poor Man's Gambit is a trio of traditional artists comprised of Corey Purcell, Federico Betti, and Deirdre Lockman. Initially formed as a pickup band in 2015, the trio quickly realized that their combination of musical styles was worth pursuing as a more permanent venture, as they are set apart by not only offering a varied...Find out more »
Mac Arnold’s first band included James Brown on piano. Yes, that James Brown. Mac moved to Chicago and Muddy Waters hired him on the spot. He toured and recorded with the Muddy Waters Band and recorded LPs with Otis Spann and John Lee Hooker. Mac moved to Los Angeles and produced Soul Train with his...Find out more »
Alex Meixner’s performing career began at age 6 with his two sisters and father in an ethnic folk ensemble. From these early experiences through headline appearances at music festivals throughout the United States; concert performances with the London Symphony Orchestra, not to mention former Wheat Thins pitchwoman Sandy Duncan, and his own jazz and ethnic...Find out more »
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. Performing the funkiest classic soul and horn music throughout the Commonwealth, The Gill Street Band is fronted by the dynamic singer-slash-force of nature, Jackie...Find out more »
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...Find out more »
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