Velveeta returns to York as part of Penn State York's Homecoming

September 19, 2012

If you like rock 'n' roll and 80s music, mark your calendar for Friday, Oct. 12, when Velveeta, not the cheese, will perform at 7 p.m. at The Paddock on Market, 3406 E. Market St., York, Pa. This popular State College, Pa., retro-rock band will be doing a one night performance as part of Penn State York’s Homecoming Weekend activities. Attendees must be age 21 or older. Tickets are $15. 

The event is being sponsored by the Penn State York Alumni Society. Tickets can be purchased in advance at or send a check made payable to the Penn State Alumni Society, c/o Penn State York Alumni and Development Office, 1031 Edgecomb, Ave., York, PA 17403. 

Velveeta, a four-person band that has been entertaining crowds for more than 17 years, started playing as a joke at The Brewery in State College. Their fan base has grown over the years and Velveeta is now considered one of the top bands performing in and around the State College area.

John “Bones” Harper, drums and vocals; Brent Martin, keyboard and guitar; Brian Kriley, guitar and vocals; and John Matthews, bass and vocals; are Velveeta. The band plays a variety of 80s tunes with a mix of others. Song titles such as “What I Like About You,” I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll,” and “I’m a Believer,” are just a sampling of the hits in the band repertoire.  

For more information on the band, visit and for more information on Penn State York Homecoming activities, visit online.

  • Velveeta will perform Friday, Oct. 12, as part of Penn State York's Homecoming Weekend events.

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Last Updated September 20, 2012