Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, January 10 through Thursday, January 16.
Plenty of area favorites are on stage this weekend to chase the January boredom that typically follows the holiday season. See the listings below, pick out a show and let live music brighten up your weekend.
And for those who don’t mind a small road trip to help out a good cause, a benefit show is happening on Saturday evening at Cafe 210 West in State College. The benefit will help out area singer Jackie Brown and her family. Jackie’s teenage daughter, Trishanna Hodge, has battled issues stemming from Hirschsprung’s disease – which affects the bowel – for most of her life; the condition has recently increased in frequency and pain, requiring multiple trips to the emergency room. The benefit at Cafe 210 begins at 6 p.m., and will feature performances from the bands Cone Of Silence, the Skoal Brothers, Jackie Brown & the Gill Street Band, and the JR Mangan Band. The donation is $10 per person at the door.
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 1/10:
Conner Gilbert at Primanti Bros., Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
The Dillons at Holiday Bowl (Strike Zone Bar & Grill), Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Ed N’Born at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)
Adam D at Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)
Asbury Lane at Cesare Battisti Club, Altoona (starts 7:30 p.m.)
Bone Jacked at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)
The Moore Brothers at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Lauren & Joe at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)
Kent Martin at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6:30 p.m.)
Phil McCaulley at Tre Ragazzi, Cresson (starts 8 p.m.)
Happy Hour (Sarah Mellott & Tom Fix) at Olde Keg Bar & Grill, Portage (starts 9 p.m.)
Lonesome Road at Hagen’s Irish Pub, Chest Springs (starts 9 p.m.)
Felix & the Hurricanes at Just One More, Coalport (starts 9 p.m.)
SATURDAY NIGHT 1/11:
Low Voltage at Trianon Bar & Grille, Altoona (starts 9:30 p.m.)
X’s For Eyes, The Snipped and Suburban Downgrade at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)
Ron “Music Man” Balestino at Cesare Battisti Club, Altoona (starts 7:30 p.m.)
Urban Myth at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Kickin’ at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)
The Evergreens at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 7 p.m.)
Matt Wagner at Olde Bedford Brewing Company, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)
Reboot at Huntingdon Moose, Huntingdon (starts 8 p.m.)
This Albatross at Patton VFW, Patton (starts 10 p.m.)
Buzz On 27 at Castle Pub, Ebensburg (starts 10 p.m.)
Crossroads at Ebensburg Moose, Ebensburg (starts 9 p.m.)
Bodacious B at Mosscreek Bar & Grill, Northern Cambria (starts 9:30 p.m.)
Shallow 9 at Croatian Club, Smoke Run (starts 9 p.m.)
Rokkandy at Reliance Fire Company, Philipsburg (starts 9 p.m.)
SUNDAY AFTERNOON 1/12:
Second Sunday Ukulele Jam at Greenbean Coffee House, Altoona (starts 2 p.m.)
SUNDAY NIGHT 1/12:
POPS at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)
The Band OZ at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)
Felix & the Hurricanes at Black & Gold Tavern, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
TUESDAY NIGHT 1/14:
Open Mic with Rich Dasch at D’Ottavio’s Gran Sasso, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)
Jam Night at Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)
THURSDAY NIGHT 1/16:
Open Stage Night at Greenbean Coffee House, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)
Steve Summerhill at Jethro’s, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)
Open Mic with Maddog Reed at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to submit information for the initial posting is each Friday morning at 9 a.m.