Aug 30 Tuesday
Victor Wooten is a 5-time Grammy Award winner and a founding member of the supergroup Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. He has been called the most influential bassist of the last 2 decades and was listed as one of the Top Ten Bassists of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine. Wooten was also the winner of Bass Player Magazine’s reader poll 3 times and remains the only person to have won it more than once. Having released multiple solo recordings, he is also the author of the widely read novel The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music.
Steve Bailey is a pioneer of the six string fretless bass whose techniques are studied around the world. Steve, an avid recording artist with two solo recordings under his belt, currently holds the position of Chair of the Bass Department at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. Bailey has played and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, The Rippingtons, Jethro Tull, Paquito D’rivera, Larry Carlton, and Willie Nelson, to name just a few. Bass Player Magazine wrote: “Steve Bailey is to the 6 string fretless bass what Columbus is to America.”
Together, they formed Bass Extremes in 1992, releasing their self-titled debut which remains one of the top selling musical/instructional bass products of all time. Subsequent DVD and CD releases followed as they toured the world performing clinics and concerts. They are also known and respected as the dynamic teaching duo who continue to teach together at events, colleges, and universities around the world. They were also instrumental in introducing the original “Bass Camp” idea when they ran their first Bass/Nature Camp in Tennessee in the year 2000 and Bass at the Beach in South Carolina a few years later- both intensive camps which attract students from all over the world.
Sep 08 Thursday
Gorinto Productions and 3 Dots are thrilled to present this series beginning Fall 2022 with an emphasis on all-ages community engagement, positivity, and inclusivity. While most State College nightlife centers around drinking culture, this alcohol-free series will welcome those under 21 or those who abstain from alcohol for religious beliefs, mental health, or a life decision of sobriety.
This series is presented in collaboration with Basic Blends, a rep for Detroit house and techno label Upstairs Asylum. Gorinto Productions curates transformative, inclusive atmospheres on a national scale, in 2010 earning “Best of Denver”. Since 2019 Gorinto Productions has become ingrained in Central PA’s arts scene with annual, monthly, and weekly events including its flagship Rhoneymeade Fest.WALTER WADSWORTHTECH-HOUSE
Walter Wadsworth currently resides in Altoona, PA and has been involved in production of some of the most cherished dance events on the east coast for going on twenty years. Walter has been a key source in distributing Detroit techno and house music to the region being a vendor for Upstairs Asylum, Detroit’s premier all-vinyl tech-house label championed by legendary Norm Talley. As a DJ Walter weaves together a set with a style that is seamless and effortless but unique in a way that only WW can produce. 3 Dots and Gorinto Productions are thrilled to be in production with Walter Wadsworth for this opening night and his continued collaboration.
DJ ELBOW KNEE KNEE MINIMAL TECHNO | DNB
DJ Elbow Knee Knee’s love for electronic music started with the IDM movement in the mid-late 90s via Warp Record releases and other outside electronic labels. He now moves the crowd with a mix of left field house, minimal techno, and classic jungle drum and bass. His mixes are eclectic, challenging at times, but always prove to be rewarding and engaging on the dance floor.
Nov 09 Wednesday
The Grammy-nominated, Tennessee-born, and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Valerie June has been recording and performing since she was 19 years old, climbing from Memphis coffee houses to national TV performances and getting name-checked by Bob Dylan. Her latest album The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers weaves a tapestry of folk, soul, gospel, country, blues, psychedelia, and symphonic pop, performed by an accomplished lineup of musicians with a dizzying palette of instruments (flute and banjo, mbira and Mellotron, saxophone and synth) absorbed in free-flowing experimentation. The album (co-produced with Jack Splash), is acclaimed by fans and critics alike and received a 2022 Grammy nomination for Best American Roots Song and 2021 Americana Honors and Awards nominations for both Album and Song of the Year. June’s first book, Maps for the Modern World, is a collection of poems and original illustrations, available now through Andrews McMeel Universal Publishing.
Nov 16 Wednesday
When you’ve written, starting at age 14, some of pop music’s most evergreen songs — “Society’s Child,” “At Seventeen,” “Jesse,” and “Stars,” among them — it’s no wonder she’d need a reminder to shake free of our expectations.
Now, at 70, Ian is embracing a new milestone: the art of the farewell. Set for release on January 21, 2022 on her own Rude Girl Records, The Light at the End of the Line is Ian’s latest and last solo studio album to bookend a kaleidoscopic catalog that began with her 1967 self-titled debut.
Ian says, “It takes a certain amount of maturity to realize that you don’t have to keep proving you can write. I’ve already created a body of work I’m proud of, and I’m old enough to realize that it’s the light at the end of the line that matters. And I’m not calling this retiring. It’s rewiring.”
As her first album of new material in 15 years, The Light at the End of the Line also sets the stage for what Ian imagines is her final North American tour in 2022.
Nov 17 Thursday
Get The Led Out is a group of professional musicians who are passionate about their love of the music of Led Zeppelin. It’s been their mission to bring the studio recordings of “The Mighty Zep” to life on the big concert stage. This is not an impersonator act but rather a group of musicians who were fans first, striving to do justice to one of the greatest bands in rock history!
Dec 01 Thursday
Dar Williams takes the stage at The State Theatre for her "I'll Meet You Here" tour.
Dar Williams’ lyrics contain bouquets of optimism, delivered on melodies alternating between beguiling lightness and understated gravity. Williams strongly believes that all of us possess our own power and ability to achieve, and she rejects the exceptionalism that encourages us to “admire that yonder star,” while making us feel small and insignificant; unworthy of shining on our own but hoping to catch enough distant light to inspire some tiny accomplishment. Williams has always been very interested in how to control our future and this album has to do with the fact that at some point, you just can’t.