The State Theatre Presents


With Chris Trapper


Fri, May 19, 2023


8:00 pm


Advanced - $40 (includes fee); Day of Show - $46 (includes fee)

Onsale Info

Member Presale:

March 8, 2023 12:00 pm

Public Sale:

March 10, 2023 12:00 pm


The Friedman Auditorium
130 W. College Ave. State College, PA

Long known as one of the best live acts in the business, BoDeans continue to tour year-round and deliver outstanding, high-energy performances. Since signing their first recording contract in 1985, BoDeans has released 13 studio albums with ten records hitting Billboard’s Top 200 Chart and numerous singles featured on the Mainstream Rock, Top 40 and Triple A radio charts. The group’s 14th studio album, 4 the Last Time, will be released this June. The band’s reputation for delivering a dynamic live show has garnered support slots with U2, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, David Bowie and The Pretenders.

BoDeans music is featured in various television shows, including Netflix’s “The Ranch,” “The Simpsons,” and “Dawson’s Creek,” as well as movies like “Heavyweights,” “The Color of Money,” and more. The band has made appearances on “The Today Show,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” and had their own PBS Special.

BoDeans now reside in a small group of bands that have managed to survive the ups and downs of the industry, remaining true to their sound and style for over 35 years, earning them a permanent installation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum.

Chris Trapper

Chris Trapper is a storyteller. With his soulful, honeyed tenor, sly humor and an uncanny knack for melody, Chris has traveled the world over, performing to a dedicated and ever growing fan base with nothing but his guitar and his songs. Raised on Prine and Kristofferson, Trapper’s first foray in the music industry was as frontman of the critically acclaimed alt-rock band The Push Stars (Capitol Records). Over the past decade, Chris has become a modern day acoustic troubadour, performing over 150 dates a year as a headliner and sharing the stage with the likes of Rob Thomas, Pat Benatar and even John Prine himself.


The State Theatre needs your help to purchase a new Digital Projection System!

With the purchase and installation of a new projector, The State will have a new 4K, laser projection, and digital cinema sound processing system will give us the ability to screen major movie festival features, as well as independent and major studio live action and animation that is only distributed in the DCP (Digital Cinema Package) format.