Summer Concerts You Can Still Catch (And Where to Stay While You're in Town)

The Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival may be canceled, but that doesn't mean you can't still see great muisicans in State College!

A concert that you won’t want to miss this summer is The Weeknd on the Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour. This concert is being held at the Bryce Jordan Center, September 6.

Country music lovers can catch Blake Shelton, Chris Young, Big & Rich and more performers at the Happy Valley Jam at University Park’s Beaver Stadium on July 8. Make history by attending Beaver Stadium’s first-ever concert.

Also not straying far from Penn State is Beatlemania. Paying homage to the classics of the Beatles, this event takes place on August 1, right on the lawn of Old Main. Best of all? This event is free and open to all ages.

Want to jam to some groovy psychedelic tunes? The blues rock band Chris Robinson Brotherhood will be playing at State College’s The State Theatre August 23.

The State Theatre is also hosting an eclectic mix of not-as-mainstream artists across all genres. Singer-songwriter Graham Nash is playing on August 4. Additionally, the theater is hosting select acts during the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 2017 on July 13-15, which features unique music from instrumentalists, vocalists and bands.

If you don’t want to break the bank this summer, Grange Fair is holding several free concerts. The 143 Annual Centre County Grange Fair runs August 18-26, and features a wide array of musical acts, from county singers to motown crooners to acapella artists.

While you’re in town to see a world-famous music artist, you’ll want to focus on the music, not the lodging. Avoid hotel booking mishaps by staying at some trusted hotels in Happy Valley. If you want access to what exciting downtown State College has to offer, consider Days Inn Penn State, Hilton Garden Inn or Hampton Inn. For those looking to make their concert experience more upscale, check out Carnegie Inn & Spa and Toftrees Golf Resort.



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