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By January 25, 2019 Uncategorized

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, January 25 through Thursday, January 31.

Winter’s other shoe has dropped, and snow, ice and bitter cold have made their arrivals in central Pennsylvania. With more brutal cold temperatures in the forecast for the next week, consider warming up with some of the live music options happening on area stages during the next several days.

Several benefit events punctuate the live music schedule for this weekend. The “Cabin Fever 2” party will take place on Friday evening at the Casino at Lakemont Park, with Felix & the Hurricanes providing the music. Tickets are $15 per person, which includes a dinner buffet starting at 6 p.m. and the band beginning at 7. Proceeds help out the U.S. Armed Forces Mothers, who send packages to American military personnel serving overseas.

Also happening this weekend is the annual “Sips & Snacks in the Stacks” fundraiser at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library. This takes place on Saturday evening starting at 7 p.m., and features wine-tasting from area wineries, appetizers, and live music from local pop/jazz duo Raining Blue and “Music Man” Ron Balestino. Tickets are $20 per person, with proceeds helping out the library.

Altoona’s Knights of Columbus present their annual celebration of the Feast of St. Brigid with the annual St. Brigid’s Dance on Saturday evening. The celebration of one of Ireland’s patron saints begins at 7 p.m. with food, refreshments and music from popular local Irish rock favorites Full Kilt. Tickets are available in advance (none will be sold at the door) for $25 per person, and can be purchased by calling (814) 280-7661.

The Hungry Duck Restaurant in Roaring Spring presents the latest installment of their popular Songwriter’s Night on Friday evening. This event provides a showcase for area songwriters to present their original song creations before a receptive and appreciative audience. All musicians are welcome. The event starts at 8 p.m.

Check out the listing below for all of the performances happening this weekend, including area band favorites, solo performers and multi-band events.

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 Wine Down” with Bill Ferrell at Oak Spring Winery, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

“Cabin Fever 2” with Felix & the Hurricanes at The Casino at Lakemont Park, Altoona (starts 6 p.m., donation $15/person, proceeds benefit U.S. Armed Forces Mothers)

Jae Smith at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Conner Gilbert at Holiday Inn (Strike Zone Bar & Grill), Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Dilemma, Safe Homes, E.N.D. and Kevo Can’t Dance at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

The Band OZ at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8:30 p.m.)

The Moore Brothers at Newburg Firehall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Matt Pletcher at The Dog House, Bellwood (starts 9 p.m.)

Matt Wagner at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 7 p.m.)

Songwriter’s Night at Hungry Duck, Roaring Spring (starts 8 p.m.)

Coltt Winter Lepley at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob Ski Resort (starts 7 p.m.)

Partners In Crime at Everett American Legion, Everett (starts 8 p.m.)

Bone Jacked at Everett VFW, Everett (starts 8 p.m.) 

Reboot at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

Ron “Music Man” Balestino at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6:30 p.m.)

Ed N’Born at Our Station House, Ebensburg (starts 8:30 p.m.)


“St. Brigid’s Dance” with Full Kilt at Knights Of Columbus, Altoona (starts 7 p.m., advance tickets $25/person [no tickets at the door])

Coltt Winter Lepley at Railroad City Brewing Company, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Matt Wagner at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Matt Pletcher at Holiday Bowl (Strike Zone Bar & Grill), Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

The Whatleys, The Snipped and Dave Hates Everything at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)

Giants Of Science at Four Dees Lounge, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)

Zach Wade & the Good Grief at Black & Gold Tavern, Altoona (starts 10:30 p.m.)

Lauren & Joe at Trianon, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)

KB Express at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Urban Myth at Newburg Firehall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

“Sips & Snacks in the Stacks” with Raining Blue and Ron “Music Man” Balestino at Bellwood-Antis Public Library, Bellwood (starts 7 p.m., tickets $20/person, proceeds benefit the library)

Second Edition at Hookies Firehall, Tyrone (starts 9 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Old Canal Inn, Hollidaysburg (starts 9 p.m.)

Ed N’Born at Shan Nicole’s Irish Pub, Hollidaysburg (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Eric McCrum at Argonne Cafe, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Backlash at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob Ski Resort (starts 9 p.m.)

Happy Hour (Sarah Mellott & Tom Fix) at R & J’s Tavern, Bedford (starts 8 p.m.)

Star 69 at Bloody Run Social Club, Everett (starts 9 p.m.)

Sound Of Silence at RiverBilly’s Bar & Grill, Huntingdon (starts 9 p.m.)

53 South at Sokols Club, Lilly (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Jagstone at Patton VFW, Patton (starts 9 p.m.)

Hate Grenade and Negan at Castle Pub, Ebensburg (starts 10 p.m.)

Acoustic Stew at Hastings VFW, Hastings (starts 9:30 p.m.)


Matt Burns 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.)

Tuesday Night Therapy (Open Mic) at Bedford Tavern, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)


Open Mic Night at Unter Uns, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)


Steve Summerhill at Jethro’s, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Open Stage Night at Green Bean Coffee, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Lauren & Joe at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

(NOTE: More shows may be added to this list as information becomes available. Feel free to check back.)

To report additional shows or corrections to this listing, email information to jptheprofessor@gmail.com. Deadline to submit information for the initial posting is each Friday morning at 9 a.m.