Women’s Voices


Sat, Mar 26, 2022


8:00 pm


Reserved - $35 (includes fee)


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

Full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results will be required to attend this event. For patrons who are not fully vaccinated, a negative COVID-19 test result must be obtained within 72 hours of attending. A photograph of your vaccine card is acceptable. Please be sure to bring photo ID as we will be checking to ensure tests and vaccine cards match photo IDs.

Join us for a wonderful evening of music from local performers that celebrates women’s voices in music & life MC’d by Tierra Williams! This event is a benefit for The State Theatre.

Anchor&Arrow is Happy Valley’s FUNked-Up duo: A two person band with a whole lotta sound! Jenn and Matt Dashem combine their decades of experience and styles into this wildly fun project. They never take themselves too seriously, while packing high energy and a banging good time into their live performances. The duo covers feel good music from the ‘70s to modern day songs that make you wanna move. Anchor&Arrow’s all-original EP, Jumble, can be streamed on Spotify and most other streaming platforms.They appear regularly at venues throughout Central Pennsylvania and their schedule can be found on their website and social media. At this year’s Women’s Voices show, they’ll be performing with their great friends, Hops&Vines and Mare Cleary.

Canary began in 2018 when vocalist Kat Leverenz and guitarist Zach Dennis combined their musical visions after meeting for a guitar lesson. They are joined by bassist Alex Mijangos, Keyboardist Sam Horn and Drummer Nick Perella. Today, you can catch Canary playing at one of the many venues in downtown State College on any given weekend night. Influenced by the music of Phoebe Bridgers, Cage the Elephant and the Black Keys, Canary is thrilled to be performing their favorite female-led songs and original music at Women’s Voices this year!

For over twenty years, Hannah Bingman has been writing and performing her folk/blues compositions at venues along the east coast. Bingman has released three studio albums as well as a live album, and various digital singles. In 2006, she won the Susquehanna Folk Music Society song-writing Contest and in 2011, she was selected as a Regional Round Finalist in the Mountain Stage New Song Contest. She earned the third place spot for the Pennsylvania Heritage Song-writing Competition in 2016 and was named as an Emerging Artist finalist for the 2018 and 2019 Susquehanna Folk Festivals. Bingman has grabbed opening slots for musicians such as Kaki King, Michael Glabicki, Jeffrey Gaines, the Infamous Stringdusters, Ellis, David Rovics, and Christine Lavin.

Hops & Vines is an acoustic duo with a mic of eclectic covers and originals. Made up of Christie Clancy and Jonathan McVerry, the duo plays in the central PA area. Vines, aka Clancy, has been performing for the last 15 years in bands and actually started as a wedding singer and is influenced by artists like the Beatles, Springsteen, Heart, Stevie Nicks, Blondie and Dolly Parton.

Kristi Jean grew up riding shotgun in a pickup truck driving the small-town roads of Howe, Texas with the AM radio tuned to traditional country music. She absorbed the sounds of her mother and father’s music and the rural influences that surrounded her. At the same time, she snuck into her older brother’s room and listened to rock n’ roll records, singing along in front of the mirror into a hairbrush. After a childhood of singing in church, show choirs and in musical theatre, Kristi eventually paid her way through college belting rock-n-roll tunes in bars, honky-tonks, bowling alleys and dancehalls across the mid-west, trying desperately to hide her Texas twang and accent. Since then, Kristi has blended her country roots with her love of generations of blues singers, rock n’ rollers, and Americana storytellers to find her own voice.

Philadelphia native, Mare Cleary, graduated from The University of the Arts in 2009 where she was trained in opera, jazz, contemporary, and musical theater. Since then, she has performed in various venues including Verizon Hall, The Academy of the Arts, The State Theatre, etc. She teaches voice, ukulele, and piano in Centre county and performs frequently with several local acts including Eric Ian Farmer, Anchor&Arrow, Hops and Vines, and Brian Cleary. She is thrilled to be a part of The Women’s Voices Concert.

Natascha & The Spy Boys play an eclectic mix of blues, jazz & swing, their musical stylings evoking the smoky atmosphere of a 1920s Berlin nightclub.

Sharing her songwriting as Raven and the Wren, Natty Lou Race connects with her listeners through lyrics laced with the deepest themes of the human experience; the fragility of life, death, and the inevitable heartaches and heartbreaks they bear.


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.