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Riverfront Park will rock again, as HU’s summer concert series returns

Young the Giant on stage last summer in Riverfront Park

Last year, Harrisburg University brought concerts back to Riverfront Park following a pandemic-related halt.

HU now is back at it, booking bands for this year with a new partner on board—Hershey-based Tröegs Independent Brewing.

The partners today announced the HU 2022 Summer Concert Series, with indie bands Lord Huron and guest First Aid Kit first out of the gate. They will rock the outdoor stage by the Susquehanna River on Aug. 20.

“We are excited to partner with a widely known, award-winning regional brewery like Tröegs to present the third installment of the HU Presents Summer Concert Series,” said Frank Schofield, HU director of live entertainment and media services.

Additional concerts for the summer series will be announced later this year, Schofield added.

Last summer, thousands of fans flocked to Riverfront Park in Harrisburg to see such bands as Young the Giant, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Cage the Elephant and Portugal. The Man.

“We jumped at the chance to be a part of this concert series,” says Tröegs founding brother Chris Trogner. “A beautiful outdoor venue, great music, and local beer—what more could you ask for? Tröegs was founded in Harrisburg, and we love supporting events where our fans and co-workers live, work and play.”

Besides Tröegs, other HU partners to support the concert series have included PNC Bank, Dauphin County and Clair Global.

For more information on the HU Concert Series, visit

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