NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ben Gallaher, Sony Music Nashville Recording Artist, has announced his return to Pennsylvania to perform The Jam Before the Jam on July 7, in downtown State College. The concert is the evening before the first-ever Happy Valley Jam on July 8 at Beaver Stadium in State College, featuring headliner Blake Shelton, as well as Chris Young, Big & Rich, David Ray, and Adley Stump.
A Pennsylvania native and former Penn State student, Gallaher will perform from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the stage on the corner of East College and Allen Streets during State College's 'First Friday' summer festivities. Gallaher will showcase songs from his forthcoming EP.
"Coming back to Pennsylvania to kick off the Blake Shelton weekend is a thrill for me! The energy in Happy Valley is unrivaled," says Gallaher, who spent his freshman year at Penn State before transferring and graduating from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. "I spent many Saturdays in Beaver Stadium at Penn State football games and in Rec Hall at wrestling matches. Nothing compares to the energy, passion, and worldwide 'family' of Penn Staters. As a former student, it's an honor to be part of the first annual Happy Valley Jam experience and play 'The Jam Before the Jam.'"
This is the first time that a concert will be held in historic Beaver Stadium, the second largest football stadium in the country with a capacity of 106,572. For tickets and information on the event, visit www.HappyValleyJam.com.
ABOUT BEN GALLAHER
Ben Gallaher attended Penn State University and then graduated from Belmont University in May 2014, signed a record deal with Sony Music Nashville in October 2014, and signed a publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group in May 2015. He is a member of the Nashville Penn Staters, in Nashville, Tennessee. Raised in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, he has opened for Blake Shelton, Lee Brice, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tyler Farr, Brantley Gilbert, and more. In 2017, Gallaher will continue his "Barbed Tour" where he performs in Pennsylvania's State Correctional Institutions. An Eagle Scout, avid hunter, angler, and outdoor enthusiast, Gallaher lives in Nashville when he's not on the road touring.
Anne Deeter Gallaher
Deeter Gallaher Group LLC
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