Jana Marie Foundation Presents

Philosophy of Hope V

A concert benefiting Jana Marie Foundation


Fri, Sep 29, 2023


7:00 pm


Reserved - $33 (includes fee); Student - $15 (includes fee)


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


Jana Marie Foundation
Jana Marie Foundation

On Friday, September 29, 2023 at 7 pm, Jana Marie Foundation will host its fifth annual Philosophy of Hope concert at the State Theatre to spread hope throughout our community. This event will showcase inspiring songs crafted by singer-songwriter-author Ken Baxter as well as new arrangements of memorable songs from the past. This is not just a concert. It is a powerful show with a message: Together, we can strengthen our individual and collective well-being by creating communities where we feel valued, appreciated, and understood.

Through music and storytelling, producer Ken Baxter will take us on an emotional, musical journey igniting grief and celebrates life, resilience, and connectedness. Joining Ken on stage includes Blue in the Face, Chris Bell, Sam Christensen, Luke Cimbala, Molly Countermine, Jes Kast, Keely Krause, John Lynch, Breanna Snyder, Rene Witzke, Brandt Snyder, Lynn Chaplin, Cathy Evangelista, Michael Lundy, and more.

About Jana Marie Foundation

Jana Marie Foundation harnesses the power of creative expression and dialogue to spark conversations, build connections, and promote mental health and wellbeing among young people and their communities. To learn more, please visit https://janamariefoundation.org.

This event would not be possible without our sponsors!  A huge thank you to our Socrates sponsors:

Al and Nancy Vicere
Keith and Pam Driftmier
Ferguson Foundation
M&T Bank
Mount Nittany Health

And to all of our Plato, Aristotle, and Kant sponsors for their generous support of Jana Marie Foundation.

For a complete listing visit https://janamariefoundation.org/philosophy-of-hope


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.