No matter what your taste in music, Penn State has you covered. There are multiple venues offered on campus, and this leads to multiple concerts a year. They range from large-scale performances in the Bryce Jordan Center to free smaller concerts in the HUB’s Alumni Hall.
Free concerts in the HUB are a great way to meet new people your freshman year. All you need to do is get a group together, swipe your PSU ID, and go. This is arranged by The Student Programming Association (SPA). Performers have included Jon Bellion, Matt & Kim, Iron and Wine, and The Chainsmokers.
If you’re willing to spend some money, the Bryce Jordan Center brings in its share of performers each year too. This September, Kanye West performed and Florida Georgia Line is performing March 25. In past years, Rascal Flatts, Foster the People, and Steve Aoiki have held concerts there.
Blake Shelton is even coming to perform at Beaver Stadium in July.
Even though there are so many concerts available, the most universally anticipated one is Movin’ On. This event is an outdoor music festival planned by students that takes place each April. The lineup is revealed March 1, and students eagerly await it.
This year, Two Door Cinema Club is the headliner. Other exciting performers include All Time Low, D.R.A.M., Clean Bandit, and Love and Theft.
Past years’ headliners were Walk the Moon, Nelly, Passion Pit, Big Sean, A$AP Rocky, and Fitz and the Tantrums. The event is a great way to end the year. You can read more about this Movin’ On here.
Simply put, if you love music, Penn State is definitely a great place to be.