We are happy to welcome limited audiences to our live performances in the State College Presbyterian Church (all but River Drivers). Audiences will be limited to 250 people. Instead of the traditional Festival button, we’ll be selling wristbands at the door for $10. The wristband will be good for all three days, but they won’t guarantee a seat – it’s possible for shows to sell out.
Events for July 10, 2021
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We are delighted to welcome trombonist Jay Vonada with a new band. For this show he'll be performing with, Melanie Morrison on vocals, Chris Coyne on guitar, and Robert Gardner on bass. Jay is veteran of the local music scene and has performed at many regional festival and events including both the Central Pennsylvania Festival...Find out more »
Andy Tolins' Triple A Blues Band practically qualifies as an institution, since it was formed for the 1990 Arts Festival. The band has performed with national acts and at regional festivals and clubs throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey. The band prides itself on its ability to cover a variety of styles, from...Find out more »
Julia Spicher Kasdorf The events of 2020—global pandemic, economic devastation, revelations of social injustice, the legacy of slavery, political division, and violence against institutions—have created crises of meaning for many. In these times, communities of faith turn to prayer and theological reflection, but also to art, which seeks new images and metaphors to name and...Find out more »
Jon Rounds, songwriter and acoustic guitarist. began his musical career in State College in the 1970s as the lead guitarist for the folk/country singer Bob Dear, whose repertoire included songs by Guy Clark, Gordon Lightfoot, Jerry Jeff Walker, and early Bob Dylan that would become part of the Americana canon long before the genre was...Find out more »
Presbybop Music is a musical venture of Bill Carter, jazz pianist and Presbyterian minister. After years of pretending to split the life of faith from the music of jazz, Bill has been trying to find links between the two halves of his brain. Presbybop is his attempt to integrate his faith with the rhythms of...Find out more »