Due to the renovation of KidsPlace and the new STEM Design Studios, the Harsco Science Center will be closed from October 7 through November 4, 2019 (Sunoco Performance Theatre, Select Medical Digital Cinema, the WondersStore, and our Box Office will continue regular operating hours during this time).
Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

Whitaker Unplugged

A local singer-songwriter competition with sweet prizes

April 19 - August 16, 2019

Join us in the spring and summer of 2019 for our new 3rd in the Burg program: Whitaker Unplugged. On the third Friday of every month (beginning in March) acoustic singer-songwriters will have the chance to perform their original music in a coffee-shop-style atmosphere in our beautiful AMP Lobby from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. 

Whitaker Unplugged will motivate and recognize local singer-songwriters by providing an excellent chance to be heard – and to win. Each month, a winner will be chosen from the lineup by Harrisburg’s best – celebrities and masters of the music scene, entrepreneurs, and more. Not only with the artists get their moment to shine in front of their peers, the audience and the judges – but also the winner of each Unplugged event will receive a cash prize and a paid gig at Strawberry Square, thanks to Prize Sponsor Strawberry Square. Each winner will also earn the chance to compete in the final to win recording time at Green Room Recording Studio and a gig at Kipona 2019! 

Buy your tickets in advance for $5 or at the door for $8; a cash bar will be available inside AMP Lobby. 

Please note: the finale of Whitaker Unplugged will last a bit longer than previous events as we have SIX stellar contestants competing!

Check out the video below of our first winner, Antonio Andrade, during the March 2019 Whitaker Unplugged!

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