Sun King Warriors and Santa’s Journey This Weekend!

By December 6, 2019 Around the Area, Music

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, December 6 through Thursday, December 12.

Among the live music activities happening this weekend, Jim Donovan & the Sun King Warriors return to the area to perform at McGarvey’s on Friday night. This is an opportunity to enjoy a longer performance from the group, who played shorter sets locally earlier this year at the Altoona First Frontier Festival and the annual Patched Together benefit last month. The music begins at 9 p.m.

And Philipsburg’s historic Rowland Theatre hosts a special holiday season live music event on Sunday afternoon. “Christmas at the Rowland: Santa’s Journey” begins at 2 p.m., and will feature performances from The Rowland Capers (doing rocking Christmas season favorites), the Philipsburg-Osceola Select Choir, and the debut of Yachtsea, a new group featuring established Centre and Clearfield County musicians, who will perform smooth soft rock hits of the 1970s and 1980s. Admission to the show is $10 per person.

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.


Cpt. Bisquick at Railroad City Brewing Company, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Jim Donovan & the Sun King Warriors at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Ed N’Born at Holiday Bowl (Strike Zone Bar & Grill), Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

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

Seize Fire at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Heidelberg Country Club, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

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

100 Proof at RiverBilly’s, Huntingdon (starts 9 p.m.)

Unhurried Ways at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 7 p.m.)

Low Voltage at Loretto Pub & Grill, Loretto (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Lonesome Road at The Grove, Belsano (starts 9 p.m.)


Brandi Naugle at “Merry on the Mountain” at Blue Knob Conference Center, Blue Knob All Seasons Resort (starts 4 p.m.)


Downshift and Roadkill at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Back in the Day at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

The Moore Brothers at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Stormy at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Ed N’Born at Argonne Cafe, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Lauren & Joe at Roaring Spring Lions Club, Roaring Spring (Christmas party, starts 7 p.m.)

Alyssa Hankey at Olde Bedford Brewing Company, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Derek Heidel at RiverBilly’s, Huntingdon (starts 9 p.m.)

Dylan Miller and Nathan Cutshall at Boxer’s Cafe, Huntingdon (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Phil McCaulley at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6:30 p.m.)

Strings Radio at Tre Ragazzi, Cresson (starts 8:30 p.m.)

Night Train at Patton VFW, Patton (starts 10 p.m.)

Talisman at Northern Cambria VFW, Northern Cambria (starts 9 p.m.)

SUNDAY 12/8:

“Santa’s Journey” at the Rowland Theatre, Philipsburg; featuring Yachtsea, The Rowland Capers and the Philipsburg-Osceola Select Choir (starts 2 p.m., $10 admission)

Brian Harshberger at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 2 p.m.)


The Band OZ at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

White Shadow at Altoona Grand Hotel, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

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

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


Open Mic with Rich Dasch at D’Ottavio’s Gran Sasso, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)


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


Open Stage Night at Greenbean Coffee House, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Steve Summerhill at Jethro’s, Altoona (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 Deadline to submit information for the initial posting is each Friday morning at 9 a.m.