Photo credit: M.R. Gruber Photography for HU Presents

HU Presents announces spring 2023 line-up

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Harrisburg University’s live music and events arm, known as HU Presents, announced much of its 2023 spring lineup over the past few weeks.

If you’ve been sleeping on these shows — or aren’t sure what’s up — now’s the time to dive in.

Coming off of a pretty hot fall — rising stars like Charley Crockett, Wet Leg (Rolling Stone named their album one of 2023’s best!), Teddy Swims — not to mention the indie-heavy HU Presents Summer Concert Series that overtook Riverfront Park the past few years, it should be no surprise that next year’s lineup is looking just as great.

HU Presents 2023 Spring Lineup

We’re calling spring in February 25 when Elle King will pack an already sold-out XL Live with her hits like “Ex’s and Oh’s.”

In March, things really pick up. HU Presents brings back Dawes for their Misadventures of Doomscroller Tour on March 11. The following week, catch the just-announced JXDN on March 15 and alt-J on March 16 for their Anniversary of An Aweseome Wave Tour, where they perform their debut album in its entirety! Pro tip: This will sell out … and soon. Sold out!!

HU Presents brings back Joywave on April 18 with special guest Elliot Lee. The Mountain Goats — where are my true crime fans? — play XL Live on April 21.

May hits hard with half•alive on May 3 (have you seen these videos?), hip-hop legend Rick Ross on May 6 (also close to selling out), Frank Turner (another return artist!) on May 9, and then WATERPARKS on May 24.

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If you need a little help with some of these (I did), be sure you follow HU Presents on Spotify for artist-specific playlists highlighting past and upcoming artists. Plus, right now, you can even check their It’s an HUP Holiday playlist featuring some favorite and featured bands.

Speaking of the holidays, HU Presents also in the midst of The 12 Days of HU Presents 🎁 — a 12-day giveaway rotating between Facebook and Instagram. You can win a bunch of goodies, from an exclusive Harrisburg University Presents hoodie sweatshirt and concert tickets — to a grand prize on the 12th day for the ENTIRE 2023 lineup.

Stay tuned to HU Presents social media, too. I have it on good authority they’ll announce even more shows in January — and that’s just the beginning for this Harrisburg promoter.

2023 Spring Lineup (so far)

Sara Bozich
Author: Sara Bozich

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