State In The Real – Penn State Music Scene

Author - Matt Andersen

MUST LISTEN: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Can't Hold Us (Kaskade Remix)


First of all, “Can’t Hold Us” is awesome.  Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are killing it right now, and everyone is becoming fans.  I will be seeing them at the Roots Picnic in Philadelphia this summer, which is the performance I’m looking most forward to.  Now Kaskade throws down a remix to this song, and it gets me even more pumped up than before.  Everyone take a listen and enjoy!

The Made in America Festival line-up has been announced, and it is AWESOME

It’s official! The Made in America festival line-up has been announced! This line-up has something for everyone, and a lot of big names from their respective genres.  As the record is told from last year, this will be a festival you do not want to miss!

The Made in America Festival was created by Jay-Z last year, and held in the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, with about 40,000 people expected to attend over the two-day event.  The festival will be returning to the spot this year during Labor Day weekend (August 31st – September 1st).  Tickets go on sale now HERE.

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JoePa/409 Day: Remembering Joseph Vincent Paterno

Joe Paterno


Today is a beautiful day.  It’s a beautiful day to remember Joseph Vincent Paterno, and it just happens to be 4/09.  On this day, we will remember JoePa’s 409 wins, we will remember all of the amazing things that he did for the university we all love, and, most importantly, we will remember the impacts he had on our lives, and the lives of others.

So, on this beautiful day, take a moment to remember what JoePa gave Penn State, and take a moment to remember the impact that he had on so many lives.

Keith Urban, Little Big Town, and Dustin Lynch to Perform at Penn State

Keith Urban “Light the Fuse Tour 2013” with Little Big Town and special guest Dustin Lynch to Include Stop in State College at the Bryce Jordan Center November 22! 

Tickets on sale Friday, April 5 at 10AM!

One of the industry’s most electrifying live performers, four-time Grammy Award winner and American Idol judge Keith Urban will launch his “Light The Fuse Tour 2013” with Little Big Town and special guest Dustin Lynch at the Bryce Jordan Center on Friday, November 22 at 7pm.  Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, April 5th at, The Bryce Jordan Center Box Office, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre, all Ticketmaster Outlets or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000.

The concert will feature new music from Urban, expected out this spring, as well as an all-new production, the size and scope of which have become synonymous with Urban’s electrifying concert experiences.

For all official Keith Urban tour news including show dates and where to purchase tickets, go to

Tickets: $59.50, $39.50 for reserved seating.

LITTLE BIG TOWN: Grammy-winning country group, Little Big Town-consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman and Jimi Westbrook-entered the music scene over 13 years ago with hits such as “Boondocks,” “Bring It On Home” and “Little White Church.” The group’s fifth studio album Tornado was released in the fall of 2012 and includes 2x platinum-selling #1 hit “Pontoon” and album title-track “Tornado” which also peaked in the #1 spot. Collectively, the group has earned over 25 award show nominations and has taken home the award for ACM Top New Vocal Group, CMA Single of the Year (“Pontoon”), CMA Vocal Group of the Year and a Grammy Award for Best Country Group/Duo Performance (“Pontoon”).

DUSTIN LYNCH: Since the release of his debut single, “Cowboys and Angels,” Broken Bow Records’ Dustin Lynch has earned a #1 album, over a million single sales and has surpassed 7 million views on YouTube/ VEVO. He’s soared to #1 on the MTV Music Meter, earned a #1 ringtone on CMT, a Top 5 on the Billboard Heatseekers Songs Chart, a Top 3 Country radio single and was lauded by People magazine as “one of the best debuts of 2012.”  Dustin’s follow-up, the Top 20 double-entendre head turner, “She Cranks My Tractor,” continues to catapult up the Country Radio charts.

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