The Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania presents an outdoor showcase surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Centre County. Nittany Ballet will showcase the choreography of nationally recognized dance makers and teachers. Food and drinks will be available through Tussey Mountain, so bring a lawn chair and a blanket and join us for an evening of art and food.
Come out and see some wonderful choreography and dancing! We have had the opportunity to bring in some of the leading teachers and choreographers this past summer and we are excited to present all that our young artists have learned.
The Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, home to the renowned classical ballet school, performing company, and the Central Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra! We are proud to continue to fill a need in central Pennsylvania for high-quality ballet and orchestral instruction and performances.
At PASCP, our mission is to provide a place in which all students can experience a joyful pursuit of excellence in their passions by encouraging more people to participate in the arts, nurturing each student’s potential for success, and inspiring them to enjoy the arts for life.
Beer Stein giveaway for the first 100 tickets sold!
$10 in Advance* | $15 Day of Event* Kids 10 and under free with ticketed adult
*plus handling fees. All tickets are General Admission Tickets. Ticket price does not include eTix handling fees. This show is Rain or Shine and tickets are non-refundable. Day of show purchase has moved: will now be located near the gate! Tickets can also be purchased online NO PETS. NO COOLERS. NO OUTSIDE FOOD & BEVERAGE. NO CAMPING ON-SITE (See Lodging Information.)
Tussey Mountain Oktoberfest is an Official Qualifying Event for the U.S. Steinholding Association State Finals!
No fee to compete! (must pay event admission). Men’s and Women’s competitions.
Register at the Gate between 5:30-7:00 PM. Women’s competition begins at 7:15 PM, followed by Men’s competition.
Prizes include a $100 Tussey Gift Card for 1st Place in Men’s and Women’s round; 2nd Place: $50 Tussey Gift Card; 3rd Place: $25 Tussey Gift Card.
First Place Winners from the Men’s and Women’s rounds can compete as Finalists at the PA State Steinholding Championship in Bethlehem, PA on October 9th! In the event that the 1st Place Winners are unable to compete on October 9th, 2nd or 3rd Place winners may be invited to participate.
Smitty’s Polka Band is a NYC-based variety act whose name has become synonymous with Oktoberfest, Beer Gardens and Good Times. Smitty’s does it all! Expect a setlist of authentic Bavarian/German Biergarten songs, sung in German and English – plus hits from classic rock, pop, dance music, Latin and Top 40.
No Oktoberfest is complete without local legends The Bavarian Stompers. Putting the Oom in Oompah and the Pah in Pah-rty!
…and more fun and games with our guest Emcee!
DJ Rick LaPean
Contests, games and prizes?! DJ Ricky LaPean has Oktoberfest covered!
Tussey Mountain Concessions
Serving Authentic Oktoberfest fare! Menu TBA
Serving BBQ and Wood-fired pizza.
Carl’s Crazy Corn
Delicious and fresh Kettle Corn cooked on-site. Irresistible!
The Real Taste of Brazil! Locally owned business providing handmade Brazilian meals and snacks.
Serving homemade haluski and pierogies including regular, jalapeno, and bacon.
Travel Information / Venue Parking
Venue Parking Lot opens at two hours before Gate. See Google Maps for venue location.
No overnight parking.
NO ALCOHOL outside the Amphitheater.
Gate opens at 5:30 p.m.
Show is rain or shine.
No outside food and beverages.
No Pets allowed.
Tussey Mountain uses concession tickets for all food and beverages.
Concession Tickets can be purchased with CASH from our on-site ticket booth.
An ATM is available on the premises.
Concession Tickets from previous Tussey Mountain events will be accepted.
Concession Tickets never expire and can be used at future Tussey Mountain events.
Tussey Mountain Fun Centre
The Tussey Mountain Fun Centre will be open WEATHER PERMITTING until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 23rd. Visit the Fun Centre for complete available activities. All Concert goers will need a stamp AND TICKET STUB for reentry if they leave to use the Fun Centre Activities. NO ALCOHOL outside the Amphitheater.
Food & Beverages
NO ALCOHOL outside the Amphitheater.No outside food or beverages permitted inside the Amphitheater.
For advanced ticket sales, Buy Online. For event tickets on the day of an event, Buy Online or visit the Box Office in the Tussey Mountain Ski Information Centre, located to the right of the Lodge. (Event tickets cannot be purchased at the venue gate.)
Day-of-show Tickets: $15 plus handling fees.
Kids 10 and under are free with a ticketed adult.
Get in touch with Tussey Mountain using our Contact Us form.
Formed in State College, PA in 1995 by some musician types as a fun little side project to play some fun cheesey 80’s music. Little did anyone know that the side project would last this long and evolve into this… A band that expanded their song selection and has performed far and wide. From backyard parties to bars and clubs to weddings and corporate events to internet streams. If this is your first time checking us out, Welcome! If you’ve been with us for awhile, Thank you for your support!
According to the law of entrainment, when fireflies land together on a single branch their lights start to flash in unison; over time clocks side by side will perfectly sync their second hands. Several musicians came together in State College, Pa to create Obvious Pocket. With the distorted blues riffs and Lennon inspired songwriting of Jim Kassab; the floating melodies and jazz chord flourishes of Dipak Sahoo; and the swinging song driven rhythms of Jason Halterman on drums, Obvious Pocket is a new flavor of original jam music.
Obvious Pocket is a journey of sound. An attunement to the groove. It’s a focus of quality song writing that springs into spontaneous improvisation. It’s an experience. When you’re in the pocket, it’s obvious.
Emcee & Music
A New Sunrise
A New Sunrise is an acoustic trio offering musical fun from any genre, any decade, featuring the masterful guitar playing of John Cimino, the incomparable vocals of Veronica Auger, and the jovial percussion of Scott McKenzie.
& DJ Ricky LaPean
Winners from each week will return in Week Seven for the 2022 WingFest FINALS!
My Hero Zero has honed its captivating blend of showmanship, talent, and pop-savvy to become State College, PA’s most popular band. The dual fronting abilities of Jason O and Caryn Dixon give the band the ability to cross genres and help you create that fun night out with your friends. Acoustic pop meets indie punk. Storyteller intimacy meets sweaty in your face basement shows. A powerhouse 5 piece meets an audience that can compete with the power of the microphone.
In addition to being seen by more than a thousand Penn Staters on a weekly basis, their busy travel schedule has fans putting their hands up throughout the East Coast as well as netting accolades and endorsement from Jagermeister. My Hero Zero doesn’t just take the stage to play popular songs, they take the stage to remind you why you fell in love with live music in the first place.
Pure Cane Sugar is a female fronted Americana band based out of State College, PA. Since 2007, Pure Cane Sugar’s sultry voices, soulful harmonies, and powerful lyrics, have evoked exquisite vocals. With rooted accompanying artists Daryl Branford on drums, Brian Cleary on guitar, and Bob Hart on bass, their original, artful arrangements are captured on a backdrop of textured synergy and rhythm. Their live show is so captivating and spirited, they recorded their latest album in front of a full live audience at The State Theatre in State College, PA at the request of their fans, to preserve that energy and passion. Whether it’s just “the girls” acoustically, or the full band, Pure Cane Sugar is “an assemblage of masterful melodies and haunting harmonies that inspire sweet dreams”!
Chicago, Swing, Delta, Jug-Band, Jazz and Soul are some of the many styles that The Triple A Blues Band brings to each performance. Named in honor of the many minor-league baseball teams that barnstorm the country, the band continues that tradition, playing not for glory or wealth, but for the love of the game. Anchored by guitarist Andy Tolins’ mastery of the fretboard and deep vocals, Triple A has been slamming home runs with original and eclectic Blues since 1991. Featuring Bill Besecker on vocals, JT Thompson on keyboards, Pete Jogo on bass , and Stubby on drums.
Completely Unchained: the Ultimate Van Halen Experience
Completely Unchained, The #1 Van Halen tribute band in the country, is considered The most authentic Tribute to The Mighty VH! The look, the sounds and most of all The FUN Van Halen created as one of the biggest rock bands in the world!
Completely Unchained delivers songs like Running With The Devil, Ain’t Talking ‘Bout Love, Dance The Night Away, Panama, Jump, Hot For Teacher, The Cradle Will Rock, Eruption & many more with the same attitude and creativity the way Van Halen did from 1978 – 1984! Come out and see why Nobody does Van Halen like Completely Unchained!
THE NATIONS #1 TOURING RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS TRIBUTE
THE RED NOT CHILI PEPPERS pay tribute to the ultimate funk rock quartet – a band who has transcended three decades of chart-topping success as well as developed one of the largest die-hard fanbases in the world. Come be reminded of the hits and high energy performances that brought the Chili Pepper’s international acclaim.
From Millheim, PA, Gus and Huck Tritsch’s band plays a mix of driving cigar box rock-and-roll, old-time world beat fiddle, and Americana. They entertain their audience with original compositions and creative covers, fiddle tunes and guitar/drum jams.
Katz 22 is a four-piece powerhouse rock & roll dance band with excellent musicianship and superb vocalists. Featuring drummer John Hawl, bassist Rusty Fohner, keyboardist Zach Nyce and guitarist Kathy Rimm, Katz 22 entertains like no other band in PA.
Ted McCloskey has been telling compelling stories to local and national audiences for years. He is a singer/songwriter, a multi-instrumentalist, a producer and film composer. He has fourteen records to his name alone. His music has been featured on hundreds of network and cable programs and he’s shared the stage with the likes of Jason Isbell, Ryan Adams, and Alejandro Escovedo.