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Music legend Kenny Rogers will make a stop at Eisenhower Auditorium on Saturday, December 17 as part of his final farewell tour. The Gambler’s Last Deal Christmas & Hits Tour will bring an end to his career that spans seven decades, 120 million album sales, 24 No. 1 hits and three Grammys—just to name a few. HappyValley.com had the pleasure of speaking to Rogers about his final tour... MORE
Picking out your just-right, dream Christmas tree is a crucial part of holiday cheer. It's also one of the simplest ways to have fun with the whole family. State College and surrounding areas prove that the tradition is alive and well with multiple tree farms and lots to choose from.      
Black Friday is traditionally all about saving at the big box stores, but there are plenty of ways to save money while supporting your favorite Happy Valley businesses. For both the traditional black Friday shopping day and Small Business Saturday, consider keeping your dollars local to get quality holiday presents while helping local corporations.   Gigi’s Southern Table 2080... MORE
The Best of the Season’s Shopping, Celebrating, and Santa Greeting For the happiest season of all, what better place could there be for holiday fun than somewhere with “Happy” right in its name? Holiday festivals, seasonal concerts, treats, sightseeing… There are so many ways to celebrate in Happy Valley this holiday season. Here’s a preview of our favorite holiday events to add to your... MORE
Iconic Penn State Gear and Goods Can Be Shipped to Anyone on Your Gift List Gifting your Penn Stater friends and family with awesome local items is a surefire way to make them feel super happy and at home. Especially if they can’t be in Happy Valley this holiday season; just bring Happy Valley to them! Best of all, there are plenty of gifts that you don’t even need to leave your couch to... MORE
Tickets for the first ever Happy Valley Jam at Beaver Stadium are now on sale! The first-of-its-kind country concert on July 8 will feature Blake Shelton, Chris Young, Big & Rich, David Ray and Adley Stump. And though some probably thought they'd never see the day, Beaver Stadium will also be selling beer and wine at the event. Tickets for reserved seating, including on-field... MORE
People are passionate about music around here. The announcement of Blake Shelton as Beaver Stadium’s first musical performer was met with a divided reaction. Country lovers rejoiced, while others were—to put it mildly—not so pleased. What’s important to remember is that in Happy Valley, you can see live music of every kind. Between the BJC, Eisenhower Auditorium, Schwab Auditorium, The... MORE
After weeks of waiting and many guesses, Penn State Athletics has announced that the first concert in Beaver Stadium on July 8, 2017 will be headlined by Blake Shelton. Shelton will be one of five country acts in the lineup for the "Happy Valley Jam", along with Chris Young, Big & Rich, David Ray, and Adley Stump. The night will also mark another big first for Beaver Stadium:... MORE
Penn State plays against Iowa for one of our very last home game weekends of the season. Here's how to make the most of it. 
Penn State made a massive announcement last Saturday night before the Ohio State game: that Beaver Stadium will host its first concert ever on July 8, 2017. There have been whispers of it happening for some time—as many stadiums have begun to double as concert venues for years—but it was always a mystery whether or not the university would pull that plug. Now, it’s officially on. The catch... MORE

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