Return to Campus Plan for Fall 2020

Messiah University is preparing to welcome students for an in-person, on-campus start in August 2020 with flexible learning options, health and safety protocols and student care and support.





FREE! Wednesday nights in the Union!


Stay tuned for upcoming B-Sides concerts!

Past B-Sides

  • Tiny Victories
  • The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die
  • Ivy Sole
  • Tyler Burkhart
  • nobigdyl
  • Los Elk
  • Charlie Burg

B-Sides showcases under-the-radar bands in a wide variety of genres. The goal of these shows is to provide entertainment while introducing students to new ideas, styles, and cultures in popular music. Although the bands are relatively unknown, we hope students will embrace the opportunity to engage with their music. While B-Sides are presented as live entertainment, the shows should also be a thought-provoking event. Because of this distinction, we are very conscious about the bands we bring. As with all SAB entertainment, we select acts based on four criteria: artistic merit, cultural significance, truth communicated, and appropriateness. We make no distinction between non-Christian and Christian artists, but we apply these criteria equally to both.  If you know of a musician you've heard that might fit these criteria, please let us know. We love to get recommendations, input, and feedback, because the shows aren't for us, they're for you! Many B-Sides acts have come from student requests, and we try our best to evaluate every band brought to our attention.

Messiah College is located at 1 College Avenue, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Alternatively, you can type in Messiah College SAB into your GPS. When you enter the campus, turn left, and continue along the road until you get to the first stop sign. Turn right and park in the lot. The Larsen Student Union is the large glass building above the parking lot. 

Click here for a campus map. #20 is the parking lot, and #21 is the Larsen Student Union.

Madison Scialanca
Madison Scialanca

B-Sides Executive

Madison Scialanca

B-Sides Executive

  • Senior Biology Major
  • Fun Fact: I collect vinyl records and drink way too much kombucha.

“She was a really great Laser Tag partner. She’s tiny so she’s allowed to push kids.”

Barney Stinson



Questions regarding concerts should be directed to our B-sides executive, Madison Scialanca.