Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, December 13 through Thursday, December 19.
Among the activities happening on area live music stages this weekend is a benefit event that will help out Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. The Castle Pub in Ebensburg will present the Seedz 4 Needz benefit on Saturday evening, with a variety of area music bands and performers taking the stage starting at 5 p.m. Performing will be Low Voltage, Rock and Sunny, Ken & Den, Joe Caroff, The Feels, Ben Dumm, Lucky Lad Green, After The Fall and Darkness On The Radio. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged for the Seedz 4 Needz Foundation, an initiative that raises funds, toys, books, blankets and other items for Children’s Hospital.
Chewy’s Pizza in Altoona will conduct their third annual Christmas season toy drive event on Friday evening. Local country performers 100 Proof will provide the music, and admission will be a $10 donation or a new unwrapped toy. There will also be food, refreshments and a basket raffle. Toy donations will help needy children and families in the local area. The benefit starts at 8 p.m.
And for something a little different, McGarvey’s brings in Atlanta, Georgia-based duo Roshambeaux on Saturday evening. Founded in 2010, Roshambeaux – Kyle Iconic on vocals, guitars and pianos, and J. Chastain on drums, synths and machines – will perform their brand of rowdy, modern electronically-twisted original rock. Opening the show will be Johnstown-based indie-rock quintet The Ne’er Do Wells. The music starts at 9 p.m.
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 NIGHT 12/13:
100 Proof at Chewy’s Pizza, Altoona (toy drive benefit, starts 8 p.m.)
Small Town Horror Show, Pain! and Gallowglas at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)
Casey Gray & Tyler Shultz at Holiday Bowl (Strike Zone Bar & Grill), Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Fortune & Glory at Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society, Altoona (Krampus Celebration, starts 8 p.m.)
Flashpoint at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (Ugly sweater party, starts 9 p.m.)
Phil McCaulley at Heidelberg Country Club, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Braden McDannell at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 7 p.m.)
Lauren & Joe at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)
Pat “Mingo” Lidwell at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6:30 p.m.)
Seedz 4 Needz Benefit at Castle Pub, Ebensburg; featuring Low Voltage, Rock and Sunny, Ken & Den, Joe Caroff, The Feels, Ben Dumm, Lucky Lad Green, After The Fall and Darkness On The Radio (starts 5 p.m., free admission, donations benefit Seedz 4 Needz, which helps Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh)
SATURDAY NIGHT 12/14:
GFTF and Sijel at Joos, Altoona (GFTF EP-release party, starts 7 p.m.)
Roshambeaux and The Ne’er Do Wells at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Three Of Hearts at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)
Back In The Day at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Mysterytrain and High Street Drifters at PPG Pavilion, Tipton (starts 6 p.m.)
The Evergreens at Argonne Cafe, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)
Ed N’Born at Shan Nicole’s Irish Pub, Hollidaysburg (starts 9:30 p.m.)
Cooter ‘N Jake at Olde Bedford Brewing Company, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)
White Shadow at Alum Bank Fire Company, Alum Bank (starts 6:30 p.m.)
Jack Squat at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)
Sound Of Silence at RiverBilly’s, Huntingdon (starts 9 p.m.)
Nick Miller at Boxer’s Cafe, Huntingdon (starts 9:30 p.m.)
Zac Grace at Steele’s Tavern, Hopewell (Ugly Sweater Party, starts 10 p.m.)
Raining Blue at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6:30 p.m.)
Felix & the Hurricanes at Lilly American Legion, Lilly (starts 8 p.m.)
Bone Jacked at Patton VFW, Patton (starts 10 p.m.)
Low Voltage at Northern Cambria VFW, Northern Cambria (starts 9 p.m.)
The Zero Club at The Grove, Belsano (Ugly sweater party, starts 10 p.m.)
SUNDAY NIGHT 12/15:
White Shadow at Altoona Grand Hotel, Altoona (starts 5:30 p.m.)
Felix & the Hurricanes at Black & Gold Tavern, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
TUESDAY NIGHT 12/17:
Open Mic with Rich Dasch at D’Ottavio’s Gran Sasso, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT 12/18:
Open Mic Night at Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)
THURSDAY NIGHT 12/19:
Open Stage Night at Greenbean Coffee House, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)
Steve Summerhill at Jethro’s, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)
Greg Burley at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)
Dan Stonerook 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.)
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