Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, August 2 through Thursday, August 8.
Outdoor live music continues to be in the spotlight as August gets under way. Several big outdoor happenings provide live music highlights during this weekend and the upcoming week.
The “Summer Sounds Concert Series” resumes at downtown Altoona’s Heritage Plaza on Friday evening, with D.D. & the Pub Crawlers entertaining during a special Luau party. So break out your favorite Hawaiian shirt and enjoy the music and festivities starting at 6 p.m., free admission.
Meanwhile, the annual Flood City Music Festival happens on Friday and Saturday at People’s Natural Gas Park near downtown Johnstown. Music gets under way on Friday afternoon. Some of the spotlight performers this year include Davina and the Vagabonds, featuring Altoona native Davina (Sowers) Lozier, Brownout presents Brown Sabbath, and Cowboy Mouth on Friday; and Bill Kirchen, National Park Radio, Dale Watson and the Gin Blossoms on Saturday. See the listing below for the schedule of performers and ticket information.
The 4th annual Vets Fest happens Sunday afternoon at Altoona’s Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society. Proceeds from the event will go to Vietnam Veterans of American Blair County Chapter 967 to help out all veterans in need in Blair County. The music begins at 1 p.m., with performances from Flashpoint, Kickin,’ M.F.G., Skye 2.0 and This Albatross. Anna Oberneder will sing the National Anthem to start the afternoon. Donation at the gate is $5 per person, and food and refreshments will be available.
And the annual Huntingdon County Fair gets under way Sunday. See the listing below for the fair’s musical entertainment each day.
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.
AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival, Johnstown (Tickets $50/weekend, $23/Friday):
– First Commonwealth Stage (Oilhouse): 2:30 – Elias Khouri, 5:30 – Jeff Perigo & Friends, 9:30 – Adler & Barath Blues Band
– Bud Light Stage (Pavilion): 3:30 p.m. – Davina & the Vagabonds, 7:30 p.m. – Ghost Light, 11 p.m. – Red Baraat
– 1st Summit Stage (Lawn Mainstage): 5:30 p.m. – Brownout presents Brown Sabbath, 9:30 p.m. – Cowboy Mouth
FRIDAY NIGHT 8/2:
“Summer Sounds” Concert Series with D.D. & the Pub Crawlers at Heritage Plaza, Altoona (starts 6 p.m., free admission)
Reign of Z, Fyre and Dilemma at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Lauren & Joe at UVA Club, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)
Conner Gilbert at Buccinese Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)
Washington Slept Here at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)
Back in the Day at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Low Voltage at Heidelberg Country Club, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)
Felix & the Hurricanes at Duncansville VFW, Duncansville (starts 8 p.m.)
Anna p.s. at Stone Town Cafe & Gallery, Huntingdon (starts 6 p.m.)
Pass the Hat at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6:30 p.m.)
“Maximum Occupancy Fest” at Railroad City Brewing Company, Altoona; featuring Asbury Lane (2:30 p.m.), Ride the Song (4 p.m.), Brother Jack’s Lost Cause (5:30 p.m.), Bree Gearhart (7 p.m.) and Happy Hour (8:30 p.m.) (free admission)
AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival, Johnstown (Tickets $50/weekend, $35/Saturday):
– First Commonwealth Stage (Oilhouse): 2 p.m. – Jeff Webb & the Delectable Sound, 5:30 p.m. – The Essential Machine, 9:30 p.m. – The Plate Scrapers
– Bud Light Stage (Pavilion): 3:30 p.m. – Sue Foley Band, 7:30 p.m. – National Park Radio, 11 p.m. – Afro N’At
– 1st Summit Stage (Lawn Mainstage): 1:30 p.m. – Bill Kirchen, 5:30 p.m. – Dale Watson, 9:30 p.m. – Gin Blossoms
SATURDAY NIGHT 8/3:
“Spring Dam Weekend” with Rokkandy at Spring Dam Park, Roaring Spring (starts 7 p.m.)
This Albatross at Lakemont Park (Jack’s Grubb Shack), Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)
Conner Gilbert at Altoona Grand Hotel (Grouse’s Nest), Altoona (starts 8:30 p.m.)
Asbury Lane at Cesare Battisti Club, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)
The Boomers at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Ed N’Born at Argonne Cafe, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)
Stormy at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)
Jae Smith at Shan Nicole’s Irish Pub, Hollidaysburg (starts 9 p.m.)
Jampact at Williamsburg Veterans Community Center, Williamsburg (post-party for 5th annual Poker Bike Run, music starts 6 p.m.)
Backlash at Huntingdon Moose, Huntingdon (starts 8 p.m.)
Phil McCaulley at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6:30 p.m.)
“Evening on the Summit” with Full Kilt at Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Cresson (starts 8 p.m., free admission)
Krazy Kat Daddies at Sankertown VFW, Sankertown (starts 9 p.m.)
Jug and Fyre at Castle Pub, Ebensburg (starts 10 p.m.)
xxxxx at Philipsburg American Legion, Philipsburg (starts 9 p.m.)
“Vets Fest” at Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society, Altoona; featuring Flashpoint, Kickin,’ M.F.G., Skye 2.0 and This Albatross (starts 1 p.m., donation $5/person, proceeds benefit Vietnam Veterans of American Blair County Chapter 967)
SUNDAY NIGHT 8/4:
Altoona Brass Collective at Reservoir Park, Tyrone (starts 6 p.m., free admission)
Huntingdon County Fair, Huntingdon; featuring Dan & Galla (6:30 p.m.)
Felix & the Hurricanes at Black & Gold Tavern, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
MONDAY NIGHT 8/5:
Huntingdon County Fair, Huntingdon; featuring John Bilich (Elvis impersonator) (7 p.m.) and Backlash (8:30 p.m.)
TUESDAY NIGHT 8/6:
Huntingdon County Fair, Huntingdon; featuring Remington Ryde (7 and 8:30 p.m.)
Huntingdon County Fair, Huntingdon; featuring Dan & Galla (11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.), Katie Rubino (2 p.m., Talent Show with Dan & Galla (6:30 p.m.)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT 8/8:
Open Mic Night at Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)
“Music in the Park” with Denny & Ken at American Legion Park, Carrolltown (starts 6 p.m., free admission)
THURSDAY NIGHT 8/9:
Huntingdon County Fair, Huntingdon; featuring Tom Sadge (Neil Diamond tribute) (7 and 8:30 p.m.)
Half Tempted at PA American Legion 21st District Wing Festival, Legion Park, Hollidaysburg (starts 6 p.m.)
Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats and Completely Unchained (Van Halen tribute) at Tussey Wingfest, Tussey Mountain Amphitheater, Boalsburg (starts 6 p.m.)
Open Mic Night at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)
Steve Summerhill at Jethro’s, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)
Conner Gilbert at Zach’s Sports & Spirits (on the Paddy-O, starts 8 p.m.)
(NOTE: More shows may be added to this list as information becomes available. Feel free to check back.)
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