Concert: Apes of the State

Apes of the State

Hailing from Lancaster, PA, Apes of the State is a self-described “folk-pop-punk” group. Come out and listen to their original music.

Their first album "This City Isn’t Big Enough" debuted in 2016 and was followed with two national tours. Influenced by storyteller singer/songwriters such as Paul Baribeau and Everyone Except Me, Apes of the State’s music combines a straightforward, emotional, and lyrical style with the drive and power of a full acoustic band, made up of Dan Ebersole on the mandolin/guitar, Mollie Swartz on the violin, and April Hartman on the guitar/lead vocals.

Their ever-changing sound is deeply rooted in punk rock, folk, and bluegrass, but with millennial sensibilities. Their songs explore love, heartbreak, student loan debt, regret, and overcoming addiction. As a band, they are driven by DIY ethics with a goal of helping as many people as possible with their music, and have been especially active in addiction recovery causes.

This event was organized by the Pennsylvania Center for Folklore.


07:00pm — 09:00pm


Stacks Market Stage, Olmsted Building