Evening Entertainment at Penn State

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For three months in the fall, Saturday’s are reserved for one thing: Penn State Football. While the black shoes and basic blues are parts of the school culture, there are students who are not football fans. While watching the games in Beaver Stadium are full of energy, members of the student population do not necessarily love the sports scene. The benefit of going to Penn State is that this school offers so much more than sports. With concerts, comedians and so much more, this year is full of other opportunities to attend entertaining experiences. 

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The 23-24 school year will be filled with concerts. There are seven different music acts coming during this academic year. The concerts will be a mix of the country, rap and Christian genres. Links to purchase the tickets will be included below: 

  • A Boogie Wit da Hoodie will be performing at the Bryce Jordan Center on Sep. 21, 2023. The hip hop/rap artist will be taking the stage at 8:00 p.m. While student tickets are sold out, regular tickets can still be purchased. There is also a VIP meet-and-greet option for this artist. 
  • On the following night, Sep. 23, 2023, at 7:30 p.m., Thomas Rhett will be taking the stage at the Bryce Jordan Center alongside Cole Swindell and Nate Smith. Student tickets are sold out, however, there is regular admission as well as a variety of VIP experiences. There is a VIP meet-and-greet, a backstage experience, a lounge experience and a “hot seat” package. 
  • Chris Stapleton’s “All-American Road Show” with Margo Price and Nikki Lane will be performing at the Bryce Jordan Center at 7:00 p.m. on Oct. 6, 2023. Student tickets are no longer available, however, regular tickets as well as the “single barrel” experience can be purchased online.
  • The Christian band, Mercy Me, will be taking the Bryce Jordan stage the following night, Oct. 7, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. Past tour mates, Andrew Ripp and Crowder will be sharing the stage with them once again. Student tickets are still available for this concert. 
  • Old Dominion, along with Chase Rice and Kylie Morgan, is coming to perform at the Bryce Jordan Center at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2023. Student tickets are still available as well as three different packages: no bad vibes, one man band and written in the sand. 
  • Despite the recent announcement, student tickets are already gone for Zach Bryan’s concert on March. 12, 2024. The show will be at the Bryce Jordan Center at 7:00 p.m. Levi Turner and The Middle East will be sharing the stage with Bryan. There are still regular tickets on sale for this event. 
  • The last concert for this academic year will be at Beaver Stadium on April 27, 2024 — The Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old Tour. At 5:45 p.m., the openers will take the stage: Jordan Davis, Drew Parker, Colby Acuff and Mitchell Tenpenny. Luke Combs will follow.
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In addition to the musical acts, comedians and other entertainers will be coming to the Bryce Jordan Center. Once again, ticket links will be included below: 

  • AEW Collision will be fighting on Sep. 16, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. Student tickets are still available for this event.
  • Student tickets for comedian, Bill Burr, are still available. His comedy show will be on Oct. 4, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. 
  • Jeff Dunham, comedian and ventriloquist, is performing at 7:00 p.m. on March 22, 2024. Tickets will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. on Sep. 18, 2023.
  • On April 6th and 7th, the Monster Truck Hot Wheels Live Glow Party will be held. There will be two shows on the sixth and one on the seventh. Times will vary. Exclusive backstage VIP  tickets are available as well as student tickets. 
  • Last but not least is the U.S. Olympic Team Trials. The time has not been announced yet, but the trials will be taking place on April 19th and 20th. 

This academic year is going to be filled with various forms of entertainment. Share your thoughts with us on Instagram @VALLEYmag.


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