THON: Performers From The Past

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year—THON is right around the corner. While this week is no doubt full of excitement and adrenaline as we all prepare for the upcoming weekend, VALLEY took the time to reflect back on previous THON performers. There’s no doubt we all remember Joe Jonas and DNCE from THON 2017, but in case you need a refresher, here’s a breakdown of some past performers who rocked the BJC these past few years.

2013: 7 Hump Wump

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This group from Colorado covered your favorite songs and gave them an alternative twist, highlighting some alternative rock from the 90’s and the early 2000’s.

2014 and 2015: Lenina Crowne

For their first performance at THON, the then-new dystopian indie rock band shocked everyone at the Bryce Jordan Center. Covering classics along with some Penn State favorites, not a soul in the audience was left disappointed. Upon their second performance the following year, the group once again kept the dancers dancing and everyone in the BJC elated and excited.

2016: Shake 3X

Based in State College, Shake 3X kept things exciting with their wide array of song choice, ranging anywhere from pop to alternative rock. They managed to nail both Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance” and Coldplay’s “Hymn For The Weekend.”

2017: DNCE

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Along with their popular song “Cake By The Ocean,” the group also performed covers of some classics like “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls. To top it all off, Joe Jonas jumped into the crowd at one point before running through the crowd.

Tweet us @VALLEYmag and tell us who you want to see perform at THON 2018!


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