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It started with the Struts on Nov. 21, 2018.

Fast forward three years: Harrisburg is the live music hub of Central Pennsylvania thanks to Harrisburg University Presents and its partners who have helped the University bring the best in live music and more to the capital region.

Harrisburg University will mark its 50th show hosted by HU Presents when young blues sensation, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, returns to Harrisburg’s XL Live on Nov. 20, 2021.

HU Presents has hosted shows at an array of top-notch venues, including XL Live, Harrisburg’s Riverfront Park, The Forum, the Hershey Theatre, The Englewood, and more.

“HU has tapped a long-dormant economic development well in the midstate and harnessed the concerts as a strong branding vehicle,” said HU President Dr. Eric Darr. “It’s great to have live music back, alive, and well in Harrisburg. And we could not have put on these shows without incredible partners like Dauphin County, the city of Harrisburg, and the venues that host our shows. I look forward to the next 50 shows and beyond.”

From up-and-coming artists like Kingfish to the biggest names in music – Bleachers, Death Cab for Cutie, Cage the Elephant – HU Presents has transformed the region’s music scene while sparking economic development throughout the midstate.

To commemorate the milestone, at the Kingfish show HU Presents will give each ticket holder a poster that features the advertising material from each of the 50 shows. The posters are truly frameable and something that every concert lover will want to have!

For tickets to the Christone “Kingfish” Ingram concert, click here. For tickets and information about all of HU Presents upcoming shows, visit


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