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Los Lobos, Iron & Wine and Gin Blossoms Among Scheduled Shows as State Theatre Returns to Live Music

After going about a year and a half without live performances because of COVID-19, The State Theatre’s summer and fall schedule is starting to fill up with national acts and local musicians.

The 130 W. College Ave. theater welcomed back live, in-person concerts earlier in July, first with longtime local collaborators Andy Tolins, Richard Sleigh, Bill Stetz and Steve Buckalew, then last week with the venue’s first national touring act of the year, Led Zeppelin tribute Get the Led Out.

With shows rescheduled from 2020 and new bookings, the late summer and fall will see much more at The State Theatre. Here’s a look at what’s scheduled so far.

July

• The State College-based quintet of Barry Long, Kevin Lowe, Bob Hart, Rick Hirsch and Clay Wulbrecht will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, for the first live jazz concert at The State Theatre since February 2020. General admission tickets are $12.50. The show also will be live streamed on the theater’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

August

• Veteran singer-songwriter Todd Snider takes the stage at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27 for a concert rescheduled from 2020. Tickets are $35-$40.

• Eclectic Miami-based “indie funk” outfit Magic City Hippies perform at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 31. General admission tickets are $23.50.

September

• Long-running and critically acclaimed East LA rock stalwarts Los Lobos stop at The State Theatre for an 8 p.m. show on Saturday, Sept. 25. The concert was rescheduled from April 2020. Tickets are $50-$55.

• Vermont-based jam band Twiddle brings their extensive U.S. tour to State College for an 8 p.m. concert on Thursday, Sept. 30. Tickets are $30.50 in advance and $35.50 day-of-show.

October

• Indie roots band Dispatch visits for an acoustic evening starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, with special guest Emelise. Tickets are $55.50. Limited reserved seating remains, as well as GA overflow seating.

• Frequent State Theatre guest singer-songwriter Dar Williams returns for an 8 p.m. show on Sunday, Oct. 10, with opener Crys Matthews. Tickets are $35-$40.

• Grammy-winning songwriter Jimmy Webb takes the stage at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17, for a night of music and storytelling about the iconic hits he has penned in a career spanning more than 50 years. Tickets are $35-$40.

• Veteran jam band Perpetual Groove brings its mix of Southern rock, funk and improvisation to The State Theatre for an 8 p.m. concert on Wednesday, Oct. 20. Tickets are $28.50 in advance and $34.50 day-of-show.

November

• Innovative progressive bluegrass group Yonder Mountain String Band performs at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7. Tickets are $40 in advance and $46 day-of-show.

• Singer-songwriter Sam Beam’s Iron & Wine — one of the most acclaimed indie acts of the past 20 years — makes State College a fall tour stop with an 8 p.m. show on Wednesday, Nov. 10. Tickets are $51-$57.

• Known for their long string of top 40 alt-rock crossover hits in the ’90s, Gin Blossoms hits the stage at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16, for a show rescheduled from 2020. Tickets are $46-$51, with a $137 VIP package also available.

Check thestatetheatre.org for updates and new announcements.