Facebook Live concert set Dec. 4 to benefit Centre County United Way

November 12, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A concert featuring nearly two dozen local performers — several of whom are Penn State faculty and staff members — will be conducted as part of the University’s annual efforts to benefit the Centre County United Way.

The concert, #LIVEUNITEDLive 2, will begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at at facebook.com/centrecountyunitedway and will be accompanied by an opportunity for community members to donate online and support the United Way’s 28 partner agencies in Centre County.

Penn State has designated the Centre County United Way as its charity of choice for more than 40 years.

Penn State alumnus PJ Mullen, a marketing director for Penn State Athletics, will serve as host for the concert. Staff members from the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications are coordinating the livestream.

All money raised during the concert will be part of Penn State’s United Way campaign effort, and all money donated to the Centre County United Way remains in the county to serve residents who need support. United Way and its partner agencies serve education, financial and health needs for one of every four Centre County residents each year. With the coronavirus pandemic's impact, those needs are increasing.

In addition to the concert, Penn State faculty and staff can support the United Way through payroll deductions, monthly online 50-50 drawings and other specials events. More information may be found on the University’s United Way website.

Performers scheduled to participate Dec. 4 include:

  •  Jason Adams
  •  Chris Bell Band
  •  Burn Unit
  •  Donny Burns & the 3rd Degree
  •  Canary
  •  Luke Cimbala
  •  Molly Countermine
  •  The Extra Miles
  •  Hops & Vines
  •  Kristi Jean and Her Ne’er-Do-Wells
  •  Matt Jacobs
  •  JAOH
  •  Jesse Moore
  •  Raven and the Wren
  •  Bill Ryan
  •  Sgt. Bob
  •  John “JT” Thompson
  •  Steve Treado
  •  Elizabeth Webb

The Facebook Live concert follows an initial event in April that attracted over 24,000 viewers and helped raise more than $20,000 for the Centre County United Way.

Last Updated November 13, 2020