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HU announces “Tech ‘n Town Week,” a celebration of innovation, community

The exterior of Harrisburg University’s main academic building on Market Street.

A multi-faceted celebration combining entertainment and education is heading our way, as Harrisburg University today announced the upcoming “Tech ‘n Town Week.”

The festival will feature concerts, a crypto-currency conference and the return of the university-sponsored e-sports tournament, HUE Invitational, among other events.

“Tech ‘n Town Week is a great way to celebrate the things that make our region great, including HU’s students and staff, the city of Harrisburg, the region’s employers and the community,” said HU President Dr. Eric Darr, in a statement. “Tech ‘n Town Week is a thank you, and a celebration, as we all move toward an exciting future.”

The series of events runs from Sept. 18 to 25 and will feature concerts by several nationally known recording artists: Cage the Elephant and Portugal. The Man in Riverfront Park and Dawes and Grouplove at XL Live.

Tech ‘n Town Week will include student events, the annual “Involvement Fair” and picnic on City Island and a “Celebration of Innovation, Diversity and Inclusion,” hosted by HU’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

The law firm of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC is the main event sponsor.

“McNees is thrilled to support Harrisburg University’s Tech ‘n Town Week as it is a prime example of the university’s drive to encourage the growth of its students, the next generation of leaders, and the community,” said McNees Chair Brian Jackson.  “We are very much looking forward to taking part in the celebration and do so in person.”

For more information on Tech ‘n Town Week, and to view the full slate of events scheduled, visit

For information on all HU Presents concerts, visit their website.

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