The Penny Loafers were founded in 1986 as a co-ed a cappella group at the University of Pennsylvania focusing on music from the '50s and '60s. Since then, the musical focus of the group has shifted towards modern rock and pop, though any given semester's setlist includes a few eclectic choices, from jazz to indie.
We have performed at many events around campus, including President Rodin's farewell, Freshman Convocation, and events for the Alumni Association and Office of Admissions, Family Weekend, as well as shows sponsored by Penn advocacy groups and local charities.
Around Philadelphia, we perform locally at a cappella festivals, Center City's First Fridays, and holiday parties, and outside the city we sing with groups at other colleges.
Over the past few years, our Winter Break trips have taken us out of the country and away from the Northeast. In 2007, we went to Beijing, China to sing for Greenpeace International, and in 2008 we went to Puerto Rico.
As we celebrate our 25th anniversary in the spring of 2011, we are still far better than any other shoe.
PAST SHOWS (click on titles to see show posters):
Jin & Tonic (fall 2012)
I'd Hit That Note (spring 2012)
Toast & Jam Sesh (fall 2011)
Loaf Story: The 25th Anniversary Zho (spring 2011)
Loafers Wanted: Bread or Alive (fall 2010)
Let's Duet (spring 2010)
Loaf'Sho (fall 2009)
Stimulus Package (spring 2009)
FutureSparks/LoafSounds (fall 2008)
backseat loafin' (spring 2008)
vibrato pleasures (fall 2007)
magna cum laudly (spring 2007)
the great wall of a china (fall 2006)
how much for an eighth note? (spring 2006)
get pitch or die tryin' (fall 2005)
banal? but it's only our second date (spring 2005)
jens joes & tippy toes (fall 2004)