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Mwenso and The Shakes concert rescheduled for April 19

A performance by Black roots band Mwenso and The Shakes scheduled for Wednesday, March 23, 2022, has been postponed by the artists due to unforeseen circumstances. The new performance date will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2022, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

Previously scheduled Penn State and community engagement events will take place as scheduled.

Tickets purchased for the March 23 date will be honored at the April 19 concert, or patrons can contact the Arts Ticket Center for a refund. Visit Mwenso and The Shakes for more information.

Purchase tickets, which are $38 for an adult, $5 for a University Park student, and $28 for a person 18 and younger. Tickets are also available by phone at 814-863-0255 or in person at Eisenhower Auditorium from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays. A grant from the University Park Student Fee Board makes Penn State student prices possible.

The event is part of the Center for the Performing Arts Fierce Urgency Festival, the center’s commitment to celebrating Black artists and sharing their stories, with a theme this season of “Hope-Resist-Heal.”

Patricia Best and Thomas Ray, Charlotte Zmyslo, Nancy Gamble and Nancy Wolf sponsor the concert.

This project is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, made possible through support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

Related event

The Center for the Performing Arts will partner with Paul Robeson Cultural Center and Director Carlos Wiley for a free public event. Mwenso will host a listening session at which he will introduce Black roots music and discuss its significance. The two-hour event will be at 6 p.m. Monday, March 21, in 134 HUB-Robeson Center.