That’s Entertainment!

Performances are a highlight of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts—it’s hard to top enjoying a show (and maybe a Creamery ice cream cone) from the comfort of a blanket spread on the Old Main lawn on a warm July night.

This summer, we’ll be offering a traditional mix of old favorites and new performers on both outdoor and indoor stages. In addition to Festival Shell on the Old Main lawn, we’ll have performers on the Allen Street Stage, and on the Sidney Friedman Park Stage, in addition to smaller acts on outdoor plazas. If you prefer the comfort of an indoor show, you won’t want to miss the performances at The State Theatre, the State College Presbyterian Church, or St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Admission for most shows will be by a Festival wristband, available at the door or at select locations in the Centre Region in the month of July.

While you wait for the Festival to roll around, be sure to check out our YouTube Channel featuring some past shows and instructional videos.
Performances are a highlight of the Festival. You can see both touring and local performers – everything from jazz to bluegrass, folk to rock, concert bands to choral groups, not to mention musical theatre, dance, and comedy.

We’re sure you’ll find a performance you’ll enjoy at the Arts Festival!

The Festival Shell Stage and Sidney Friedman Park Stages are sponsored by AccuWeather.
The Sidney Friedman Park performances are sponsored by the East Highlands Neighborhood Trash Crew.
The Allen Street Stage is sponsored Wednesday – Friday and Sunday by First National Bank.
The Allen Street Stage is sponsored Saturday by McQuaide Blasko Law Firm.
The State College Presbyterian Church venue is sponsored Friday and Saturday by The Village at Penn State.

Buy a Festival Wristband!

Festival wristbands are required for certain indoor performances. They are $15 each (plus shipping if ordered online) and are good for the entire Festival.

Visit the Festival Store!

Get a Festival poster and buy Festival wristbands, t-shirts and other merchandise at the corner of College and Allen – or visit our online store.