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Celebrated musician Jason Isbell sets 2021 concert date in Riverfront Park

Memorial Day weekend is usually a big deal in Harrisburg, with people crowding Riverfront Park for the annual Artsfest celebration.

Harrisburg University now plans to up the ante, announcing today an outdoor concert by celebrated roots rocker Jason Isbell as part of a tour supporting his latest album, “Reunions.”

Isbell and his band, the 400 Unit, are slated to perform in Riverfront Park on Saturday, May 29, as part of HU’s concert series.

The concert depends upon the status of the coronavirus pandemic, according to HU’s proviso that it will take place “at the scheduled date if it is deemed safe according to CDC guidelines.”

HU had plans for numerous major outdoor concerts in 2020, including the bands Cage the Elephant and Of Monsters & Men, as well as the DJ Steve Aoki. However, all had to be rescheduled to next summer after the pandemic hit.  New dates will be announced in the upcoming weeks. 

Isbell, an acclaimed musician and singer-songwriter who has won four Grammy Awards, last stopped in Harrisburg in December, playing a date at the Forum.

Tickets for the concert, priced at $47, go on sale on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at the HU Concert Series website.

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