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Zak Sobel Duo to play Summer’s Best Music Fest, 3pm on Saturday, Allen Street

Posted by Samantha Hatfield on 06/24 at 03:19 PM

This Saturday, June 25th, is State College’s annual Summer’s Best Music Fest: a day-long street bazaar featuring musical acts spread throughout downtown State College between three stages and several other venues. While flipping through the featured acts there was one that caught my eye. The Zak Sobel Duo is scheduled to play on the Allen Street Stage at 3pm, and I will definitely be in attendance.

Zak Sobel is a folk rock artist based in State College. With a three-album catalogue, Sobel writes music that is soulful and reminiscent of Dispatch mixed with Moe. and a dash of State Radio. Sobel is a recent graduate of Penn State who has certainly made the rounds in the State College music scene.

I first heard Sobel’s music while on a long car ride during a THON canning weekend, and I have always been interested to see him play live. Now I have my chance. My one hope is that he plays his own music rather than covering someone else. He’s got true talent and this Saturday everyone in attendance needs to hear his music.

{name} Author: Samantha Hatfield
Bio: Samantha is currently a senior double majoring in Broadcast Journalism and Theater. She is a perfectionist with a penchant for writing, video production and music. Ever since seeing Weezer live at the then “Tweeter” Center at the ripe old age of 12, she has been hooked on live music and developed a voracious appetite for new albums and bands. Some of Samantha’s favorite bands include: Bon Iver, The Raconteurs, Florence + The Machine, Band of Horses, Cage the Elephant, Ray LaMontagne and the list goes on.


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