Velveeta to perform Oct. 22 in York

October 12, 2011

If you like rock 'n' roll and 80s music, mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 22, when Velveeta (the band, not the cheese), will perform at 7 p.m. in the ballroom at Heritage Hills Golf Resort and Conference. Velveeta, a popular band from State College, Pa., will be doing a one-night performance as part of Penn State York’s Homecoming weekend activities. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. The Penn State vs. Northwestern football game will be displayed on two big screens during the event.

The event is being sponsored by the Penn State York Alumni Society and the Penn State Alumni Association (PSAA), York County Chapter. Tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting the events page at Advance purchases also can be made by sending a check, made payable to PSAA-York County Chapter, to: c/o Penn State York Alumni and Development Office, 1031 Edgecomb, Ave., York, PA 17403.

Velveeta, a four-person band that has been entertaining for more than 16 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 State College and around the 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 Iike About You,” I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” and “I’m a Believer,” are just a sampling of the hits in the band repertoire.

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  • Velveeta will perform on Oct. 22 in York as part of Penn State York's Homecoming Weekend activities.

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Last Updated October 14, 2011