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Yoga Class with Cristy Marquez

Sidney Friedman Park 241 South Fraser Street, State College

"Assemble with Care" - a flow to mindfully harmonize the body through gentle movement, building up stability, strength, and balance. Let's hydrate the joints between the core of your body and the extremities....

Below Centre

Allen Street Stage 123 S Allen St, State College

Instruments that play the bass parts are often the unsung heroes of the symphonic band. The public can name famous trumpeters and flutists, but it’s pretty difficult to name a...

Miss Melanie

Allen Street Stage 123 S Allen St, State College

Melanie Morrison, a veteran of the State College music scene, sang with the fabled Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats. Her new band showcases her powerful vocals as she’s backed...

Jim Colbert

Willard Building Plaza Old Main Mall, University Park

Jim Colbert is a multiple award-winning songwriter who has performed at festivals, house concerts, and venues from New Hampshire to Texas.

Doug Irwin & Bill Ritzman

State College Municipal Building Plaza 243 S. Allen Street, State College

Doug Irwin & Bill Ritzman have been playing music together for close to 10 years now. They take great comfort in the dark ballads and haunting refrains that lie well...

Caledonia

Allen Street Stage 123 S Allen St, State College

Caledonia is a musical duo from Lemont founded by William Ryan (guitar/vocal) and Daniel Collins (fiddle/vocal).  They formed during the COVID pandemic when Ryan began recording original materials at Collins'...

Rampart Street Ramblers

Festival Shell Stage 100 W. College Avenue, State College

The Rampart Street Ramblers takes its name from that legendary street in New Orleans where jazz originated, flourished, and lives on today. As one might expect, the band carries on...

Joe Baione Trio

Sidney Friedman Park 241 South Fraser Street, State College

The youngest of three musical sons from musical parents, Joe Baione is a professional jazz vibraphonist, educator, and producer. By day, Baione is an energetic and highly creative band teacher...

Ted McCloskey and the Hi-Fi’s

Allen Street Stage 123 S Allen St, State College

Ted McCloskey has been telling compelling stories to local and national audiences for years. He is a singer/songwriter, a multi-instrumentalist, a producer and film composer. He has fourteen records to...

Randall Williams

Willard Building Plaza Old Main Mall, University Park

Randall has been playing music for 30 years. He has always loved being a part of and participating in music and the arts scene in central PA. 

Deb Callahan

Festival Shell Stage 100 W. College Avenue, State College

Philadelphia’s blues and soul drenched vocalist and songwriter Deb Callahan grew up in the Boston area but has been a mainstay on the mid-Atlantic music scene since the late 90’s....

Chris Vipond & the Stanley Street Band

Sidney Friedman Park 241 South Fraser Street, State College

Originating in the mountains of Central Pennsylvania in the formerly thriving railroad city of Altoona, Chris Vipond and the Stanley Street Band represents all of the musical styles from Chris’s...

The Usual Suspects

Allen Street Stage 123 S Allen St, State College

Andy Tolins, Richard Sleigh, Bill Stetz, and John Raiser are being sought by the musical authorities for moving (and grooving) violations. Come see what all the fuss is about at...

Rhythm Future Quartet

State Theatre 130 West College Avenue, State College

Anointed as successors to the legacy of the great Django Reinhardt by The Wall Street Journal, the acoustic jazz ensemble, Rhythm Future Quartet has a straightforward agenda: to keep the...

Essence II

State College Presbyterian Church 132 West Beaver Avenue, State College

Penn State professor of music and music education Dr. Anthony Leach founded Essence II in 1999 as an outreach opportunity for persons interested in performing sacred and secular music from...

Happy Valley Improv

Blue Brick Theatre 209 W. Calder Way, State College

Happy Valley Improv is State College's premier longform improv company, bringing the art of improvisation to Centre County through performances, classes, workshops, and community outreach. Started by four improvisers in...

Frog Holler

Festival Shell Stage 100 W. College Avenue, State College

Originally formed as a bluegrass trio, Frog Holler has evolved into a mostly electric sextet, releasing numerous full-length recordings and an ep since 1996. The band has built its reputation...

Pure Cane Sugar

Allen Street Stage 123 S Allen St, State College

Pure Cane Sugar’s "assemblage of masterful melodies and haunting harmonies" have been captivating audiences since the band’s debut in 2007. Kate Twoey and Natalie Race's sultry voices add a textured...

The Gill Street Band

Sidney Friedman Park 241 South Fraser Street, State College

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...

Happy Valley Improv

Blue Brick Theatre 209 W. Calder Way, State College

Happy Valley Improv is State College's premier longform improv company, bringing the art of improvisation to Centre County through performances, classes, workshops, and community outreach. Started by four improvisers in...

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