Day Of Rock, Centre Grange Fair, St. Bernard’s Picnic and More!

By August 16, 2019 August 17th, 2019 Around the Area, Music

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, August 16 through Thursday, August 22.

Outdoor festivals, fairs, concerts and other events reach a feverish pitch at this time of year, and this weekend and upcoming week feature lots of events to attend and enjoy.

The 13th annual “Day Of Rock” benefit concert happens Saturday at the Railroaders Museum, with popular area bands and performers providing the music while helping to raise funds for the We Care Foundation of Central PA, which helps out area children with special needs. Shallow 9, Matt Pletcher, Downshift, Railtowne, Fyre, Ben Dumm Band, Jae Smith, Bone Jacked and It Is Written are among the acts taking the stage this year. Gates open at noon, and the show starts at 1 p.m. Advance tickets can be obtained at the Railroaders Museum and Music Emporium.

The Centre Grange Fair is under way and will continue through next weekend, providing live musical entertainment each day on several stages. Some of the grandstand headliners include country star Lorrie Morgan, Fleetwood Mac tribute group Tusk, Ben & Noel Haggard, Velveeta and more. See the listing below for each day’s fair music schedule.

The annual St. Bernard’s Homecoming Picnic happens this weekend in Hastings, with food and refreshments, basket giveaways, children’s activities and live music. See the listing below for this year’s musical schedule at the picnic.

And Richland Community Days takes place through Sunday in Johnstown, featuring live music on two stages, plus food, refreshments and other activities. See the listing below for that festival’s music line-up as well.

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 8/16:

Centre Grange Fair, Centre Hall:

– Jubilee Grove Stage: 12 noon, 2 p.m. – Goodish

– Southside Stage: 12 noon, 1:30 p.m. – Ne’er Do Wells; 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. – Nittany Valley Wranglers

– Grandstand: 8 p.m. – Home Free

FRIDAY NIGHT 8/16:

Flood City Brass at St. Bernard’s Homecoming Picnic, Hastings (starts 9 p.m.)

Richland Community Days, Johnstown (free admission):

– Field Stage: 5:30 p.m. – Cajun Norm & the Jam Band, 9:30 p.m. – Jim Donovan & the Sun King Warriors

– Music Tent Stage: 5:30 p.m. – Johnstown Civic Concert Band, 7:30 p.m. – Long Road Home, 10 p.m. – Tom Katz

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

Conner Gilbert at Primanti Bros., Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Ed N’Born at UVA Club, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Lauren & Joe at Buccinese Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Bone Jacked at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

D.D. & the Pub Crawlers at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

The Evergreens at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 7 p.m.)

Krazy Kat Daddies at Wonder Bar, Newry (starts 9 p.m.)

Brandi Naugle at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob Ski Resort (starts 6 p.m.)

Hair Force One (unplugged) at Shenanigans, Claysburg (starts 9 p.m.)

Take Note at Stone Town Cafe & Gallery, Huntingdon (starts 6 p.m.)

Kendra Bush at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Chad Patterson at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6:30 p.m.)

Frick Brothers at Patton American Legion, Patton (starts 9 p.m.)

Jim Zemlock at The Grove, Belsano (starts 9 p.m.)

Bill Ferrell at Osceola Hotel, Osceola Mills (starts 8 p.m.)

SATURDAY 8/17:

“Day of Rock” at Railroaders Museum, Altoona; featuring Shallow 9, Matt Pletcher, Downshift, Railtowne, Fyre, Ben Dumm Band, Jae Smith, Bone Jacked, It Is Written and more (starts 1 p.m., tickets $20/advance or $25/gate, proceeds benefit We Care Foundation of Central PA)

Centre Grange Fair, Centre Hall:

– Jubilee Grove Stage: 12 noon, 2 p.m. – Adam Culvert; 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. – Uncle Sam Band

– Southside Stage: 12 noon, 1:30 p.m. – Backlash; 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. – Bema

– Grandstand: 8 p.m. – Ben & Noel Haggard

Richland Community Days, Johnstown (free admission):

– Field Stage: 2 p.m. – Tree, 6 p.m. – The Boomers, 10 p.m. – Shades Of June

– Music Tent Stage: 12 noon – Clay Bowser, 2:30 p.m. – Denise Baldwin, 5:30 p.m. – Three Of Hearts, 8:30 p.m. – Jeff Jimerson & Airborne

Ghostown Revelry at “Superpalooza” (cancer benefit), at Barr Township Rod & Gun Club, Nicktown (starts 3 p.m.)

Jampact at Philipsburg Elks Country Club, Philipsburg (CNB Benefit, starts 2 p.m.)

Chris Bell Band at Wagon Wheel Music Park, Philipsburg (starts 4 p.m.)

Ed N’Born at Uncle D’s Sassy Glass Winery, Houtzdale (starts 4 p.m.)

SATURDAY NIGHT 8/17:

Acoustic Stew at St. Bernard’s Homecoming Picnic, Hastings (starts 9 p.m.)

Braden McDannell at Trianon Bar & Grille, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

R2B2 at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

FlashBang (members of Flashpoint and Back in the Day) at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

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

Stephanie & the Wild Hearts at Lake Raystown Resort, Entriken (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Coltt Winter Lepley at ReKlaimed Vines, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

Greg Burley at Ferguson’s Pub, Huntingdon (starts 8 p.m.)

Rokkandy at River Billy’s, Huntingdon (starts 9 p.m.)

This Albatross at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 8 p.m.)

Bree Gearhart at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6:30 p.m.)

Strings Radio at Gallitzin IMS, Gallitzin (starts 9 p.m.)

Krazy Kat Daddies at Patton American Legion, Patton (starts 8:30 p.m.)

SUNDAY 8/18:

“Mr. Pepperoni” Rick Ramsey at St. Bernard’s Homecoming Picnic, Hastings (starts 3 p.m.)

Centre Grange Fair, Centre Hall:

– Jubilee Grove Stage: 12 noon, 1:30 p.m. – Ryan Carter Trio; 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. – Heartstrings

– Southside Stage: 9:30 a.m. – Church Services with Penns Valley Mens Chorus; 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m. – Mama Corn

– Grandstand: 7:30 p.m. – Velveeta

2nd annual Italian Festival and Car Show at Philadelphia Street, Indiana; featuring Five Guys Named Moe (12:30 p.m.) and Doctor Zoot (4 p.m.)

SUNDAY NIGHT 8/18:

Rokkandy at Valley View Park Amphitheater, Altoona (starts 5 p.m., free admission)

Bill Ferrell at Reservoir Park, Tyrone (starts 6 p.m., free admission)

PT Cruiser at St. Bernard’s Homecoming Picnic, Hastings (starts 8 p.m.)

The Band OZ at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

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

MONDAY 8/19:

Centre Grange Fair, Centre Hall:

– Jubilee Grove Stage: 12 noon, 2 p.m. – Kick Trax; 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. – Acoustic Artifacts

– Southside Stage: 4 p.m., 6 p.m. – David Zentner & the Nashville Music Co.

– Grandstand: 8 p.m. – Lorrie Morgan

TUESDAY 8/20:

Centre Grange Fair, Centre Hall:

– Jubilee Grove Stage: 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. – Joe Quick

– Southside Stage: 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. – Coal Town Boys; 7 p.m. – Ken Burns

– Grandstand: 8 p.m. – Riley Green

WEDNESDAY 8/21:

Centre Grange Fair, Centre Hall:

– Jubilee Grove Stage: 12 noon, 2 p.m. – Michael Christopher; 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. – Buffalo Mountain Bluegrass

– Southside Stage: 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. – Joe Bonson & Coffee Run, 7 p.m. – Ken Burns

– Grandstand: 8 p.m. – Sidewalk Prophets

WEDNESDAY NIGHT 8/21:

Open Mic Night at Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

“Music in the Park” with xxxxx at American Legion Park, Carrolltown (starts 6 p.m., free admission)

Iron Chic, Railroad City Murder Machines and X’s For Eyes at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

THURSDAY 8/22:

Centre Grange Fair, Centre Hall:

– Jubilee Grove Stage: 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. – Penny Sings Patsy (Patsy Cline tribute)

– Southside Stage: 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. – Remington Ryde

– Grandstand: 8 p.m. – Jukebox Heroes Live

Felix & the Hurricanes at PA American Legion 21st District Wing Festival, Legion Park, Hollidaysburg (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 (starts 8 p.m.)

Chet Denny at The Grove, Belsano (starts 7 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.

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