Tickets to go on sale Nov. 16 for first Happy Valley Jam at Beaver Stadium

November 14, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Public ticket sales for the first-ever Happy Valley Jam will begin at 10 a.m. on Nov. 16 online only at

Country music and "The Voice" superstar Blake Shelton will headline the Happy Valley Jam, to be held July 8, 2017, at Beaver Stadium on Penn State’s University Park campus. This historic first concert includes a superstar lineup with Chris Young and Big & Rich also slated to take the stage. Happy Valley Jam will kick off at 4 p.m. on July 8 with country newcomers David Ray and Adley Stump opening the inaugural concert.

On Nov. 17, Happy Valley Jam ticket sales will open to phone sales by calling 1-800-NITTANY (weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and in-person at the Bryce Jordan Center Ticket Office (weekdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Tickets, including on-field seating, will be reserved with the exception of a general admission area directly in front of the stage.

Concert ticket pre-sales with various Penn State constituencies, including Nittany Lion Club members, students, alumni and staff, are being held through Nov. 15.

During the initial days of the pre-sale, thousands of Happy Valley Jam tickets have been purchased from 40 states, including as far away as Arizona, California, Montana, Nevada and Washington.

Parking information for the Happy Valley Jam is to be announced as it becomes available.

The concert will include beer sales at concession stands throughout Beaver Stadium. More information will be announced.

The Happy Valley Jam is presented by Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics and Basis Entertainment, one of the nation’s premier live entertainment companies.

Shelton was selected the Country Music Association’s Male Vocalist of the Year a record-tying five consecutive times from 2010 to 2014. He earned CMA Entertainer of the Year honors in 2012 and CMA Album of the Year in 2013, in addition to numerous other awards and nominations, including the Grammys and Academy of Country Music. Shelton has had 17 consecutive No. 1 singles, with 22 overall atop the charts, during his superlative career.

In 2011, Shelton joined NBC’s hit music competition series, “The Voice,” as a coach. Shelton is in his sixth year, and the show’s 11th season, on the popular program.

Also slated to join Shelton in performing during the Happy Valley Jam is Chris Young, one of the most identifiable voices of any young male singer in country music. With five albums to his credit, Young, a CMA Musical Event of the Year nominee, has amassed eight No. 1 singles and 15 Gold/Platinum certifications. Among the RCA Records artist’s hits are “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow,” “I’m Comin’ Over” and “Think Of You,” a duet with Cassadee Pope, Young’s latest No. 1 and fastest-rising single of his career. Released in November 2015 and debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, Young’s first co-produced album, “I’m Comin’ Over,” also includes the new single, “Sober Saturday Night” featuring Vince Gill and the three-week No. 1 smash title track. The single and album earned him four ACM Awards nominations, including his first in the coveted Album of the Year category as both the artist and producer, and a Billboard Music Awards nomination for Top Country Song. Young recently embarked on the second leg of his headlining “I’m Comin’ Over Tour” and released his highly anticipated first Christmas album, “It Must Be Christmas.”

To make the concert even more memorable, the larger-than-life duo Big & Rich is also slated to perform. Big & Rich is comprised of Big Kenny and NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” winner John Rich. The multi-platinum hit duo has garnered multiple Grammy, ACM, CMA and CMT Music Award nominations. The first single, “Look At You,” from their latest studio album, “Gravity,” smashed into the top 10 on the country chart. The follow-up single, "Run Away With You," kept the momentum rolling, also hitting the top 10, while the latest single, “Lovin’ Lately” featuring Tim McGraw, also just scored top 10 on the country charts. The country superstars’ first studio album, “Horse of a Different Color,” includes their hit infectious single, “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy).” Other hits include “Comin’ to Your City,” “8th of November” and their No. 1 hit, “Lost in this Moment.” Meanwhile, “Comin’ to Your City” is nearing a decade as the theme song for ESPN’s “College GameDay.”

For more information about the Happy Valley Jam, go to, call 1-800-NITTANY or visit the Bryce Jordan Center Ticket Office.

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Last Updated November 14, 2016