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Summer Tour Includes stop along Riverfront Park in downtown Harrisburg

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is thrilled to announce it will host a concert featuring eight-time Grammy Award-nominated Atlantic recording group Death Cab for Cutie along Riverfront Park in downtown Harrisburg the evening of June 19.

The concert, part of the HU Concert Series, will take place along the south-end of Riverfront Park, just across the street from UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg Hospital. Gates will open at 6 p.m., with food trucks and beer vendors set up for attendees. The opening artist(s), yet to be announced, are set to take the stage at 7:30 p.m.

The concert is part of Death Cab for Cutie’s summer tour in support of the band’s acclaimed ninth studio LP, 2018’s  THANK YOU FOR TODAY. The band’s summer tour kicks off at Pittsburgh’s Stage AE June 7. Other stops include such legendary venues as Queens, NY’s Forest Hills Stadium (June 15th) and Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheater (June 25th) before culminating in an August 11th finale at Los Angeles, CA’s Hollywood Bowl.

Death Cab for Cutie’s stop in Harrisburg marks the long-awaited return of major concerts to Riverfront Park and City Island, made possible with the support of the City of Harrisburg.

“This is awesome! Thanks to the city of Harrisburg for helping make this happen,” said Frank Schofield, Director of Music and Media Services at Harrisburg University. “Harrisburg University continues to hold quality live music events that showcase the University’s many offerings and accomplishments. Harrisburg University is proud to host these events, while giving our students real-time experiences to learn from.”

Tickets are $40, all general admission, and will go on sale at 10 a.m. March 2 at

To help accommodate concert goers, the Market Square garage and parking on City Island will be available for $10 after 6 p.m. the night of the concert. For more information about the band, visit

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