‘Flashback Forward’ on June 22 kicks off Eisenhower Auditorium anniversary season

Concert features bar-band favorites Famly Brew, The Screaming Ducks, Pure Cane Sugar

Archival photos and ephemera from local bar bands are pinned to a virtual corkboard.

”Flashback Forward: Eisenhower Auditorium Turns 50!“ is part of the We Are Weekend activities, and is a collaboration with Center for the Performing Arts and the Penn State Alumni Association and WPSU.

Credit: Center for the Performing Arts

UNIVERSITY PARK (Monday, June 10) — Since its own professional debut on May 8, 1974, Eisenhower Auditorium has been a cultural and community connector. During its 2024—25 season, the Center for the Performing Arts will pay homage to its home base and the building’s involvement in the State College community.

“Flashback Forward: Eisenhower Auditorium Turns 50!” will kick off the celebration at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, with longtime State College favorites Famly Brew (former members of the Phyrst Phamly), The Screaming Ducks and Pure Cane Sugar.

General-admission tickets are $15. Tickets are available for purchase online, by calling 814-863-0255, or in person, weekdays 10 a.m.–4 p.m., at Eisenhower Auditorium.

Brazilian Munchies, Farmstead Fusion, Rebelz Mobile Cuisine and Sunset Slush Happy Valley will offer food and beverages for purchase in front of the auditorium starting at 5:30 p.m. Beer by Elk Creek Café + Aleworks and wine by Mount Nittany Winery will be available for purchase in the Eisenhower Auditorium lobby for those age 21 and older.

The event is part of the We Are Weekend activities, and is a collaboration with Center for the Performing Arts and the Penn State Alumni Association and WPSU.

Visit Flashback Forward” online for more information.

2024—25 season teaser

The Center will announce its 2024—25 event season on Tuesday, July 30, with events that will appeal to fans of touring Broadway, modern and cultural dance, cirque arts, classical repertoire, and jazz and country music.

Tickets for season events will go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 7, to members and at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 8, to the public. Order tickets online, by phone at 814-863-0255, or in person (10 a.m.–4 p.m. weekdays) at the Arts Ticket Center in Eisenhower Auditorium.

Memberships start at $2 at the Student level and rise to Producer Circle. Visit membership online for more information about levels and benefits.

For more information about the season, visit the Center for the Performing Arts online, Facebook, Youtube and Instagram.

Unit Outreach: Center for the Performing Arts
Offices: Office of Access and Equity