Valentine’s Leftovers and Riding the Mysterytrain!

By February 15, 2019 Uncategorized

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, February 15 through Thursday, February 21.

With Valentine’s Day just passed, several Valentine’s-themed dances and music events will take place this weekend, and some are in the listing below.

Central PA-based psychedelic/jam-rock enthusiasts Mysterytrain will anchor their annual Pajama Jam event this weekend. Originally scheduled for last month but postponed due to wintry weather, “Willie’s Good Lovin’ Pajama Jam” will take place from Friday afternoon through Saturday night inside at the Sinking Valley Fairgrounds. A number of bands and solo performers will perform throughout the weekend, with Mysterytrain – these days singer, guitarist and founder Dan Klock, rhythm guitarist Gary McCloskey, percussionist and vibraphonist Jacob Haqq-Misra, keyboardist and singer Gina and drummer Chuck Bailey – performing to close out Saturday night’s music. Check the listing below for the performance line-up for both days and ticket/admission prices.

For ukulele enthusiasts, Vermont-based ukulele specialist Ben Carr will present a workshop and concert on Saturday evening at the Altoona LaunchBox in downtown Altoona. The “Composing a Chord Melody Workshop” will begin at 6 p.m., as Ben will instruct attendees on how to arrange songs and play both chords and melodies at the same time. Ben will then perform a concert following the workshop. Admission is $15 for just the workshop, or $20 for both the workshop and concert. The event is presented by the Allegheny Ukulele Kollective.

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.


Willie’s Good Lovin Pajama Jam at Sinking Valley Fairgrounds, Skelp; featuring Tomm Dunn, Mike Sallemi, Shizzle Tang and Dee Maple Band (starts 3 p.m.; tickets $30 presale/weekend, $40 gate/weekend, $30 gate/Saturday only)


Ron “Music Man” Balestino at Family Pizza, Altoona (starts 8:30 p.m.)

Blind Liver Trio and Jeff Perigo at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

This Albatross at Black & Gold Tavern, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Casey Gray & Tyler Shultz at Holiday Bowl (Strike Zone Bar & Grill), Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

100 Proof at Chewy’s Pizza, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Washington Slept Here at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Back in the Day at Newburg Firehall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Lauren & Joe at The Dog House, Bellwood (starts 9 p.m.)

Coltt Winter Lepley at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 7 p.m.)

Matt Pletcher at Wonder Bar, Newry (starts 8 p.m.) 

Brandi Naugle at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob Ski Resort (starts 7 p.m.)

Bodacious B at Pleasantville VFW, Pleasantville (starts 9 p.m.)

From Down The Road at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

Raining Blue at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6:30 p.m.)

Rick Ramsey at Patton American Legion, Patton (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Gallitzin IMS, Gallitzin (starts 9 p.m.)

Acoustic Stew at Our Station House, Ebensburg (starts 8:30 p.m.)

Joe Quick at Ginger’s Family Restaurant, Coalport (starts 5 p.m.)


Willie’s Good Lovin Pajama Jam at Sinking Valley Fairgrounds, Skelp; featuring (“Acoustic Afternoon) Tomm Dunn, Janelle Vibes, Mike Sallemi, Wednesday Night Jam Band (starts noon; tickets $30 gate/Saturday only)

Dave Howsare at Huntingdon Moose, Huntingdon (starts 3 p.m.)


Willie’s Good Lovin Pajama Jam at Sinking Valley Fairgrounds, Skelp; featuring (night) Nag Champions (4 p.m.), Moonlicker (6:15 p.m.), Dakini (8 p.m.), Mysterytrain (10:30 p.m.), jam/drum circle (1 a.m.) (starts noon; tickets $30 gate/Saturday only)

Chord Melody Workshop/Concert with Ben Carr (ukulele) at Altoona LaunchBox, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.; tickets $15/workshop, $20/workshop and concert)

Eric McCrum at Primanti Bros., Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

4th Street at Unter Uns, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Bone Jacked at Tyrone Hookies, Tyrone (Valentine’s Day Dance, starts 9 p.m.)

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

Eric Delozier at Shan Nicole’s Irish Pub, Hollidaysburg (starts 10 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob Ski Resort (starts 9 p.m.)

“Beat the Winter Blues Music Series” with The Evergreens at Fat Jimmy’s Outfitters, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

THB-2 at Schellsburg VFW, Schellsburg (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Railtowne at Breezewood VFW, Breezewood (starts 9 p.m.)

Andy Lubert at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6:30 p.m.)

Locked & Loaded at Gallitzin Moose, Gallitzin (starts 9 p.m.)

Rewynd at Patton American Legion, Patton (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Avenue of Kings at Castle Pub, Ebensburg (starts 10 p.m.)

“Shred Your Ex Party” with Gray Beard at Lithuanian Club, Osceola Mills (starts 10 p.m.)


Matt Burns at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Black & Gold Tavern, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

53 South at Tre Ragazzi, Cresson (starts 5 p.m.)

Jerry Carnicella and the Beatle Maniacs at Castle Pub, Ebensburg (starts 8:30 p.m.)


Adam D at D’Ottavio’s Gran Sasso, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

“Tuesday Night Therapy” 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.)

(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 Deadline to submit information for the initial posting is each Friday morning at 9 a.m.