It's time to get your tickets for this fall's top shows

Whether you are looking to reunite with friends, share memories with your family or spend some quality time with your partner, turn to the Bryce Jordan Center and the Center for Performing Arts for a wide array of musical and theatrical performances. From award winning artists to compelling performances, buy your tickets and let Happy Valley be your entertainment destination this upcoming season.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Theatre-lovers are in luck since the Tony Award-winning show, "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," will take center stage at Eisenhower Auditorium next year, thanks to the CPA. "Beautiful" tells the story of music legend Carole King and her inspiring journey to find her voice and achieve her dreams. The show contains hits songs like “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Women,” “One Fine Day,” and title song, “Beautiful.” With performances running from February 19–24, and tickets starting at $59, this musical is the perfect excuse for a weekend getaway or weeknight escape.

Kevin Hart

If comedy is more your speed, then clear your calendar on September 22 for the Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour. With experience both on screen and on stage, Hart has left audiences laughing across the nation. Tickets for his hysterical performance start at $32.50 and are on sale now.

J. Cole

You may already know that Penn State’s iconic 2018 White Out Game is set for Saturday September 29, but you may not know that J. Cole will take the BJC stage the night before Penn State takes the field. With special guest Young Thug, J. Cole will perform songs from his chart-topping new album KOD, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 in April. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience

Are you a fan of the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones?" If so, plan on staying in Happy Valley after the White Out Game to watch as the BJC transforms into the world of Westeros during the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience on September 30. Composer Ramin Djawadi will lead an orchestra and choir in performing iconic music from all seven seasons of the show. With tickets starting at $29.50, mesmerizing visuals, a custom stage design and footage from the series, you will experience Game of Thrones like never before.

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake is slated to make a stop in State College as a part of his Man of the Woods Tour on October 15. The Grammy-award winning singer will perform in Europe and the UK this summer before making his way to Happy Valley in the fall. Click here to purchase tickets starting at $52.50. 


Just a few days after the pop-sensation takes the stage, rock band Metallica will perform in support of their new album “ Self-Destruct” on October 20. The group hasn’t appeared on the BJC stage since 1997. Before the head-banging music begins, comedian Jim Breuer will entertain the audience with comedy, giveaways and more. Every ticket purchased includes a digital or physical copy of the group’s new album. More information can be found here.

Old Dominion

It’s no coincidence that Old Dominion chose Happy Valley as a spot on their “Happy Endings” Tour! The country group will perform in the BJC on Friday, October 26, at 7:30 p.m. with special guests Granger Smith and High Valley. “It’s a little hard to wrap our minds around the size of some of these venues,” said lead singer Matthew Ramsey. “It suddenly feels like we are in the big league now. But we feel ready and excited to bring that positive energy and the momentum we’ve built over the past few years to the stage.” To watch Ramsey’s words come to life, purchase your concert tickets today.


Check out our Eat Features for pre-concert meal suggestions and our Stay Features for the best hotel accommodations in the area. Even though these performances are a few months away, it is never too early to get excited about seeing your favorite musical acts!

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