The State Theatre Presents

Start Making Sense – A Tribute to Talking Heads


Fri, Dec 1, 2023


8:00 pm


ADV GA Standing / Seated - $24; DOS GA Standing / Seated - $29; (fee included)

Public Sale:

August 25, 2023 12:00 pm


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

If David Byrne is one of the geniuses of modern times, then Start Making Sense is a tribute to genius. The musicians in this 7-10 piece Talking Heads Tribute take pride in faithfully recreating the music of Talking Heads entire career. Together they bring much of the Heads unique live show to the stage, with front man Jon Braun as a spot-on David Byrne, giving you a “once in a lifetime” experience. Prepare yourself for a rockin’, funkin’, danceable celebration of the new-wave art punk you loved from the 80’s!!!

Jon Braun // Vocals & guitar

Brian Davis // Guitar & vocals

Colin Miller // Percussion & vocals

Alex Ayala // Keyboards & vocals

Jenny Founds // Bass & vocals

Jesse Braun // Drums & vocals

Tia Kennedy // Vocals


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.