Harrisburg University is adding another central PA venue to its locations for live music.
Starting next year, the music series, HU Presents, will host musical acts at The Englewood, a large, converted barn just outside Hershey.
“We are very excited to bring Harrisburg University Presents shows to this top-scale venue,” said Frank Schofield, HU director of live entertainment and media services. “The venue is beautiful, and we are partnering on many shows to highlight and complement our existing HU Presents line-up.”
Over the last few years, HU has offered music at several different Harrisburg locations, including XL Live, Whitaker Center and in Riverfront Park.
The Englewood expands the geographic reach of HU Presents into the Hershey area. The venue also offers a state-of-the-art music and lighting system installed by Clair Brothers, a nationally recognized audio products company based in Lancaster County.
The Englewood opened in July in a historic bank barn just off of Research Boulevard. In addition to a large, 250-person event space, the converted barn includes a restaurant and brewery, with total capacity for 650 people.
“This partnership will provide great exposure for our unique venue and the university’s exceptional programming,” said Angela Moramarco, marketing and creative director for The Englewood. “We are excited to showcase the space and the engineered elements designed to create an immersive, multi-sensory experience for both performers and guests.”
Due to the pandemic, HU had to cancel a large slate of shows it had planned for 2020. However, it already has rescheduled several of them for 2021, including Young the Giant (April 1) and MisterWives (May 1) at XL Live and Jason Isbell (May 29) and Cage the Elephant (Sept. 23) in Riverfront Park.
For more information about the HU Concert Series, including a full lineup of 2021 concerts, visit their website.
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