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11:30 am

Revamped

July 13, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Allen Street Stage, 123 S Allen St
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Described as daring and innovative, this vivacious husband and wife violin duo fuses pop, jazz, classical, rock, folk, and even hip hop styles in a way entirely their own. They create concert experiences with artistically profound and impossibly complex arrangements, electronic and altered instruments, vibrant color coordination, theatrics, and signature stunts- all done with mind-boggling...

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12:30 pm

State College Municipal Band

July 13, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Festival Shell Stage, 100 W. College Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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The band was formed in 1976 with a group of approximately 80 amateur and semi-professional band members to perform at the Arts Festival. Preforming four free indoor concerts per year, the band’s repertoire ranges from pop songs to standard band classics, including overtures, transcriptions, and marches. This is the first Festival performance where the band...

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1:30 pm

Zak Sobel

July 13, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Allen Street Stage, 123 S Allen St
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Zak Sobel is a New York City-based singer/songwriter and composer. Zak’s original music blends elements of folk and blues with his clever and relatable lyrics. Mixing his songs with a few covers you wouldn’t expect, Zak puts on a dynamic and energetic live show. In addition to writing music for feature films, Zak has licensed...

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Acoustic Artifacts

July 13, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Willard Building Plaza, Old Main Mall
University Park, PA 16802
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Acoustic Artifacts is a duo of seasoned musicians performing acoustic classic rock from the 60's to today.

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2:00 pm

Three Names

July 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
State Theatre, 130 West College Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Three Names is pleased to be back in Central Pennsylvania presenting a riveting performance with dynamic feats of athleticism and profound artistic expression. Co-created and performed by 3 world class dancers/circus artists. Dmitry Myers, Jillian St. German and Brandon Morales come together to present their new innovative production, combining acrobatics, dance, inspired arrangement, movement and...

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2:30 pm

Ramalama

July 13, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Festival Shell Stage, 100 W. College Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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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...

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Doug Irwin & Brian Cleary

July 13, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
State College Municipal Building Plaza, 243 S. Allen Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Singer-songwriter Doug Irwin hails from Bellefonte and fronts the itinerant band Blind Horse Wagon. Brian Cleary was born and raised in Philadelphia and plays blue collar, powerhouse guitar for the Tommy Roberts, Strayer and Pure Cane Sugar.  They are hardened believers in each others music and ally once again to deliver some mighty fine Americana...

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3:30 pm

Chris Rattie & the New Rebels

July 13, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Allen Street Stage, 123 S Allen St
State College, PA 16801 United States
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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...

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Penn State Taiko Drums

July 13, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Sidney Friedman Park, 241 South Fraser Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Taiko is an ancient Japanese form of percussion using large drums. The drums range in size from roughly a snare drum, to drums as large as a car. The most common drum size in taiko is the size of a wine barrel. In the twentieth century Taiko drumming became a musical art form that involved...

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Jim Colbert

July 13, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Willard Building Plaza, Old Main Mall
University Park, PA 16802
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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...

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4:30 pm

JT & the Denicats

July 13, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Festival Shell Stage, 100 W. College Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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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 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. The...

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5:30 pm

John Emil

July 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Allen Street Stage, 123 S Allen St
State College, PA 16801 United States
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John Emil, an accomplished singer/songwriter, guitarist, and a master of slide guitar, has delivered show stopping performances at major music festivals like the Telluride Blues and Brews Fest, The Florida Folk Festival, and the Decatur Blues and Bluegrass Festival while performing throughout the United States and Europe. Equally adept with the acoustic Hawaiian lap steel...

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6:00 pm

Jameson Kidder

July 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sidney Friedman Park, 241 South Fraser Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Singer-songwriter Jameson Martin Kidder, son of Glenn Kidder (founding member of Cartoon and Hughes, Kidder & Rounds) makes his Festival debut as a solo performer, offering his arrangements of some of his dad’s songs as well as original compositions in the contemporary “indie-folk” style. Jameson grew up absorbing the musical influences around him, and has...

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Live the Stream: The Story of Joe Humphreys

July 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
State Theatre, 130 West College Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Live The Stream: The Story of Joe Humphreys is an award-winning feature documentary about Pennsylvania’s fly fishing legend, Joe Humphreys: a man who was born to fly fish, lives to teach, and strives to pass on a respect for our waters. Far more than a fly fishing film, this is a love story about life,...

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7:00 pm

RPR

July 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Festival Shell Stage, 100 W. College Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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RPR is a band of contrasts, subtleties, humor, and the agility to go from full rampage to whisper in a heartbeat. The band brings a rare combination of poignancy and personality to the stage, crafting shows with tuneful music, touching stories, laughter, and yes, astonishing vocal harmonies. Rob Ritchie (keyboards), Al Parrish (bass) and Steve...

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Scott & Jack Mangene

July 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
State College Municipal Building Plaza, 243 S. Allen Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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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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7:30 pm

Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats

July 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Allen Street Stage, 123 S Allen St
State College, PA 16801 United States
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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;...

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8:00 pm

Velveeta

July 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sidney Friedman Park, 241 South Fraser Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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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...

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Ryanhood

July 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
State College Presbyterian Church, 132 West Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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The acoustic-duo Ryanhood got its first break more than a decade ago as street-performers at Boston’s Quincy Market. It was there that they were spotted by a college booking agent and thrust into the college touring scene. They’ve since gone on to perform more than 1000 shows in 45 U.S. states over the past decade...

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Happy Valley Improv

July 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
State Theatre, 130 West College Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Happy Valley Improv is State College's premier longform improv company, bringing the art of improvisation to the Centre County through performances, classes, workshops, and community outreach. Started by four improvisers in the basement of a church in early 2017, the group now consists of seven company members performing a variety of improv styles and forms....

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8:30 pm

Live the Stream: The Story of Joe Humphreys

July 13, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
State Theatre, 130 West College Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Live The Stream: The Story of Joe Humphreys is an award-winning feature documentary about Pennsylvania’s fly fishing legend, Joe Humphreys: a man who was born to fly fish, lives to teach, and strives to pass on a respect for our waters. Far more than a fly fishing film, this is a love story about life,...

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9:30 pm

My Hero Zero

July 13, 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Allen Street Stage, 123 S Allen St
State College, PA 16801 United States
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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,...

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Bonne Finken

July 13, 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Festival Shell Stage, 100 W. College Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Bonne Finken was born to sing. By immersing herself into a decade’s worth of studio work, learning composition by ear and writing her own award-winning electronic/rock music, Finken has also become known as one of the Midwest’s most sought-after musical artists. Awarded ‘Best Local Musician’ by Des Moines’ Cityview Magazine, Finken quickly made a name...

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10:00 pm

Eric Ian Farmer

July 13, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sidney Friedman Park, 241 South Fraser Street
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Born in State College, but reared in North Carolina, Eric Ian Farmer shares songs about relationships, social awareness, and finding one's path in life while keeping alive classics by artists like Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, and Bob Marley.  Eric learned how to become one with a song from Bonnie Carter and David Williams, singers in...

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Happy Valley Improv

July 13, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
State Theatre, 130 West College Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Happy Valley Improv is State College's premier longform improv company, bringing the art of improvisation to the Centre County through performances, classes, workshops, and community outreach. Started by four improvisers in the basement of a church in early 2017, the group now consists of seven company members performing a variety of improv styles and forms....

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