Badfish, The Delaneys Draw Thursday Night Crowd on Campus
More than 500 people attended Thursday night's free concert by Badfish and The Delaneys at the Penn State Beaver Brodhead Cultural Center's J. P. Giusti Amphitheater. The show marked the fourth consecutive year in which the campus hosted a free major concert open to the public. The event was sponsored by the Penn State Beaver Student Activities Fee and the campus.
Badfish is a band from Rhode Island that formed in 2001. The group is a tribute band that captures the essence of Sublime, the uniquely eclectic band from the 1990s that ended with the death of lead singer and songwriter Brad Nowell in 1996. Badfish consistently sells out shows at prominent venues across the country, including House of Blues in Chicago, Las Vegas and Atlantic City, Revolution in Fort Lauderdale and Avalon in Boston.
The Delaneys, known as one of western Pennsylvania’s preeminent rock bands, opened for Badfish. The Delaneys originated in Center Township, home to Beaver campus and have released three albums in the last six year. They have performed at numerous venues, including the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pavilion, the Hard Rock Cafe, the Chevy Amphitheater, Club Diesel on Pittsburgh's South Side, Club Cafe and PNC Park. College tours have included performances at the University of Pittsburgh, West Virginia University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Penn State University Park. The band has shared the stage with or opened for many rock icons, including Sheryl Crow, The Clarks, Breaking Benjamin, Hootie and the Blowfish, the Gin Blossoms, Donnie Iris and Motley Crue.
Brad Meredith, the Delaneys' bass player, also co-founded Ask Your Mom Productions which will present its sixth annual Rockin' The Suburbs Beaver County Music Festival on Sept. 13 in Rochester.
Beaver campus students sold glo sticks before and during the concert with all proceeds benefitting the United Way of Beaver County. The Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association sold concessions and Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream with proceeds benefitting the alumni chapter's scholarship for Beaver campus students.