More to Do While You’re in Town
By Dan Schwartz
With thousands of alumni returning for this highly anticipated weekend, the streets of State College will be crowded and hectic. To alleviate some of that stress, we’ll help you map out your entire weekend for before and after the Blue-White game.
Kill the Lights
If you’re a country music fan, then Luke Bryan’s “Kill the Lights” tour might be the perfect start for your Blue-White weekend. The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year will bring his newly inaugurated "Kill the Lights Tour" to the Bryce Jordan Center Friday, April 15 with special guests Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch.
Following a fun-filled weekend, head to the Bryce Jordan Center on Monday, April 18 as ‘The Boss’ comes to town. That’s right; Bruce Springsteen is coming to Penn State to kick off the second leg of The River Tour. Event information for BJC shows is available through the Ticket Office in person, online or by calling 814-865-5555.
Sporting Events to Check Out
If you’re sticking around the Sunday following the big game, be sure to show your support for two of Penn State’s athletic programs: the women’s tennis and men’s lacrosse teams. The women’s tennis team faces off against Big Ten rival Illinois at 11:00 a.m. Later on, the men’s lacrosse team will look to knock off always-competitive John’s Hopkins.
Beer and a Burger (And While You’re At It, a Hard Milkshake)
In the mood for a nice pub atmosphere away from the chaos of downtown? Look no further than The Field Burger & Tap at Toftrees Golf Resort. With delicious burgers and great beer on tap (not to mention the out-of-this-world crab fries), The Field is fun place to spend an evening. And, go ahead, you know you want to. Order a hard milkshake. Seriously – they’re to die for.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive Italian meal this weekend, head on over to Rotelli, located at 250 E. Calder Way, and experience why so many people are talking about it. While there, try the “World Famous Lunch.” For only $6.49, you can get half a sub with a cup of soup or a salad and slice of pizza. For great deals, a great atmosphere and downtown convenience, give Rotelli a try this Blue-White weekend.
Penn State All-Sports Museum
With all the success Penn State sports have had over the years, only one place stores all the accolades under one roof. The Penn State All-Sports Museum, located at the southwest corner of Beaver Stadium, is a great place to reminisce about all the great teams you got to cheer on to victory back in the day. Plan a visit with your college friends or your family and relive all the best sports memories of years past.
Giving Happy Valley a Reason to Smile
If you get tired of walking around State College but still want to explore, consider reaching out to Vamos! Lion Chariot. It is Happy Valley’s new pedicab service and will take you anywhere around State College. This bike taxi is a fun time and will definitely make people jealous as you ride by them this Blue-White weekend. Call (814) 404-2782 to schedule a chariot ride.