Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, January 11 through Thursday, January 17.
Among the performances hitting area stages this weekend is a treat for fans of the extreme power metal of Pantera, as southcentral PA-based Pantera tribute Penntera brings their high-powered heavy metal assault to McGarvey’s on Saturday night. A group that has graced the stage of Altoona’s Railroaders Museum and last year’s inaugural Pennsylvania Roundhouse Rally, Penntera has built its resume as the state’s premiere Pantera tribute, and they will bring the fury and firepower of Pantera’s music to McGarvey’s stage. The group’s current edition features lead vocalist Jason Robison, who brings his own brand of go-for-broke intensity and unbridled stage energy to Penntera’s forefront. Packing the instrumental firepower behind him are lead and rhythm guitarist Pat Bowser, bassist Zack Arthur, and powerhouse drummer Eric “Space” Dengler. Local heavy rockers Maul will open the show, which starts at 9 p.m. McGarvey’s is a non-smoking venue.
Other area stages are busy with popular band favorites and solo artists, so don’t let the forecasted snow flakes dissuade you from enjoying live music this weekend.
For outdoor shows, in the event of inclement weather, please call or use social media to check ahead to make sure the show is still taking place, especially if you are driving any distance to attend.
Check out and support the area live music! And if you celebrate heavily while doing so, please designate a sober driver or call a taxi to get you home.
FRIDAY NIGHT 1/11:
“Friday Wine Down” with Ride the Song at Oak Spring Winery, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)
Tom Noel at Holiday Inn (Strike Zone Bar & Grill), Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
100 Proof at Black & Gold Tavern, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)
This Albatross at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)
Felix & the Hurricanes at Newburg Firehall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Conner Gilbert at The Dog House, Bellwood (starts 9 p.m.)
The Gathering Coffeehouse at Hollidaysburg First United Methodist Church, Hollidaysburg (starts 7 p.m.)
Brandi Naugle at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob Ski Resort (starts 7 p.m.)
Derek Heidel at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 6 p.m.)
The Boomers at Ebensburg Moose, Ebensburg (starts 8 p.m.)
Clay Bowser at Our Station House, Ebensburg (starts 8:30 p.m.)
SATURDAY NIGHT 1/12:
Triple Threat at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)
Conner Gilbert at Primanti Bros., Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Lauren & Joe at Holiday Bowl (Strike Zone Bar & Grill), Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Penntera (Pantera tribute) and Maul at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
McCaulley Project at Newburg Firehall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Stormy at Allegheny Creamery & Crepes, Hollidaysburg (starts 6 p.m.)
Greg Burley at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 7 p.m.)
Matt Wagner at Shan Nicole’s Irish Pub, Hollidaysburg (starts 9 p.m.)
Coltt Winter Lepley at Hungry Duck, Roaring Spring (starts 7 p.m.)
Star 69 at Breezewood VFW, Breezewood (starts 9 p.m.)
Woodshop Choir at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6:30 p.m.)
53 South at Gallitzin Moose, Gallitzin (starts 7 p.m.)
Facedown at Castle Pub, Ebensburg (starts 10 p.m.)
The Boomers at Pit Stop 271, Nanty Glo (starts 9 p.m.)
Jim Zemlock at Barnesboro VFW, Northern Cambria (starts 9 p.m.)
SUNDAY NIGHT 1/13:
Eric McCrum at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)
The Band OZ at Newburg Firehall, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)
Felix & the Hurricanes at Black & Gold Tavern, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Adam D at D’Ottavio’s Gran Sasso, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT 1/16:
Open Mic Night at Unter Uns, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)
THURSDAY NIGHT 1/17:
Steve Summerhill at Jethro’s, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)
Open Stage Night at Green Bean Coffee, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)
(NOTE: More shows may be added to this list as information becomes available. Feel free to check back.)
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