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About 1,600 attend free Clarks concert on campus

9/28/2009 —

About 1,600 people attended a free concert by The Clarks on Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Penn State Beaver Brodhead Cultural Center’s J.P. Giusti Amphitheater. The Clarks, one of Pittsburgh’s most celebrated rock bands, were the featured performer for the fifth annual Penn State Beaver Free Fall Concert. The Chris Higbee Project opened the show at 7 p.m., followed by the Clarks at 8:30 p.m. The event was open to the public and sponsored by the Student Activity Fee, Beaver campus, and the Beaver County Times.

The Pittsburgh-based Clarks have been together for more than 20 years and sold more than 300,000 CDs. They’ve appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and played concert venues around the world. Their new album, "Restless Days," features 11 original songs by The Clarks plus a cover of "Wonderful World," which was commissioned by the Pittsburgh Penguins and used as part of their 2008-09 season marketing campaign. The Chris Higbee Project also is a Pittsburgh-area band.

Beaver campus students sold glow 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 with proceeds benefitting the Thomas A. Gilchrist Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Beaver campus students.

For information about the concert or Beaver campus, contact the Office of Campus and Community Relations at amk6@psu.edu or 724-773-3815.

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