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Show Review & Photo Gallery: Young The Giant

- Photos by Rebecca Mae

- August 28, 2021

- Riverfront Park

- Harrisburg, PA

Harrisburg University’s Summer Concert Series has been bringing in incredible artists to Harrisburg, and Young the Giant is no exception. The concert was on the riverfront downtown, and Young the Giant brought the energy to match the environment.

The band Hoko opened up for Young the Giant, and they were PHENOMENAL. Seriously so good. I had never heard of them before, but every single song took you somewhere. They had an incredible stage presence, very rock and roll but also soft and vulnerable. Hoko was the perfect pairing to get the audience ready for Young the Giant.

I have never really listened to Young the Giant outside of the most popular stuff, but I am going to start after this show. The artistry and instrumentation was insane; they weren’t just performing, but actually creating music right there on stage. Every single member stood out, and the end product was mind blowing. There was such good energy in the air, and that was only enhanced by Young the Giant’s performance. I would highly recommend catching them sometime soon if you can!

Special thanks to Harrisburg University. Harrisburg University is the only nonprofit STEM-focused school between Philly and Pittsburgh, currently with just over seven thousand students. Within the past two years, Harrisburg University has worked (and succeeded) to bring some of the biggest names in music to the Central Pennsylvania area. Past acts have included PVRIS, Death Cab for Cutie, Earthgang, and The Struts; these shows were extremely well-attended and caught people’s attention. Over the course of the next few months, the Harrisburg University Concert Series continues with acts including: Misterwives, Bishop Briggs, PVRIS, Portugal. The Man,, Cage the Elephant, Bleachers, and Cold War Kids. Harrisburg University is reviving the live music scene in Harrisburg, and these shows are just the beginning. To learn more about the upcoming shows and Harrisburg University, visit


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