Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, March 6 through Thursday, March 12.
Even though an early spring seems to be arriving with increasingly mild temperatures, an inaugural winter carnival event gets in under the wire this weekend.
The first Cre814 Winter Carnival event takes place on Saturday at the U.S. Hotel in Hollidaysburg. Hosted by Cre814 and sponsored by Hometown Bank, the carnival will feature more than 20 vendors, children’s activities, artists and live music. Musical performers include Wolfgang Moon, High Street Drifters, Wilted, The Roof, Space Koi, Chris Vipond & the Stanley Street Band and Afro N’at. The U.S. Hotel will offer a limited food and drink menu during the event. The festival starts at 11 a.m., and the music begins at 1 p.m. and lasts until 10 p.m. Admission at the door is $10 per person.
Also on Saturday, the third annual Kegs, Corks & Kilts happens at the Altoona Grand Hotel. Hosted by Taste of the Alleghenies and the Altoona Mirror, the event will feature two sessions, beginning at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., where visitors can sample Irish-themed wines, beers and spirits offered by nearly 30 vendors. Irish-flavored live music will be provided by Full Kilt. Admission to the event is $40 per person at the door; and the event is limited to those 21 years of age or older.
For those looking ahead to the start of the Altoona Curve’s 2020 baseball season, the annual “Curve Fest” kickoff event happens on Saturday at People’s Natural Gas Field. The event gives folks the opportunity to purchase season and single game tickets, plus enjoy games, food and live music from the Matt Pletcher Trio. There will also be tours of the ballpark, a Curve yard sale, and opportunities to donate items to help out America Rescue Workers, who serve low-income families in the community. Donations of non-perishable food items and toiletries are welcome. Admission to Curve Fest is free.
And the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) and Hollidaysburg Area Women’s Club (HAWC) presents their 12th annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Dance on Saturday evening in the upstairs hall of the Bavarian Aid Society. The event begins at 6 p.m., and features dinner, desserts, refreshments, a silent auction and games, plus live music from Shallow 9. Proceeds from the event fund GFWC and HAWC scholarships and grants. Tickets are $45 per person or $400 per table of 10.
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 3/6:
Doublemotorcycle, daMOOD and Lloyd at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Felix & the Hurricanes at the Heidelberg Country Club, Altoona (starts 8:30 p.m.)
Flashpoint at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m., open to the public)
Ages at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Bodacious B at Cesare Battisti Club, Altoona (starts 7:30 p.m.)
Stormy at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)
Scottie Scott at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob All Seasons Resort (starts 8 p.m.)
Phil McCaulley at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6:30 p.m.)
Matt Pletcher at Patton American Legion, Patton (starts 9:30 p.m.)
Orange Fire at Ebensburg VFW, Ebensburg (starts 8 p.m.)
RockMix at Heroes Tavern, Nanty Glo (starts 9 p.m.)
Chris Daugherty at The Break Room, Twin Rocks (starts 8 p.m.)
Lonesome Road at The Grove, Belsano (starts 8 p.m.)
SATURDAY AFTERNOON 3/7:
Matt Pletcher Trio at “Curve Fest 2020” at People’s Natural Gas Field, Altoona (starts 10 a.m.)
Cre814 Winter Carnival at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg; featuring Wolfgang Moon, High Street Drifters, Wilted, The Roof, Space Koi, Chris Vipond & the Stanley Street Band and Afro N’at (starts 11 a.m., admission $7/advance, $10/door)
Full Kilt at “Kegs, Corks & Kilts” at Altoona Grand Hotel, Altoona (first session starts 3 p.m., admission $40 per person)
Todd Hill at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 1 p.m.)
Matt Otis & the Sound at the Pitt Theater, Bedford (starts 3 p.m.)
SATURDAY NIGHT 3/7:
Full Kilt at “Kegs, Corks & Kilts” at Altoona Grand Hotel, Altoona (second session starts 7 p.m., admission $40 per person)
Triple Threat at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)
X’s For Eyes, Tom Nevers Field and Privates at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
TV Blonde at Altoona Grand Hotel (Grouse’s Nest), Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Lauren & Joe at Trianon Bar & Grill, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)
Zach Wade & the Good Grief at Black & Gold Tavern, Altoona (starts 10:30 p.m.)
Chad Patterson at Cesare Battisti Club, Altoona (starts 7:30 p.m.)
Back In The Day at Bavarian Aid Society (downstairs), Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)
GFWC Hollidaysburg Area Women’s Club “St. Pat’s Dinner Dance” with Shallow 9 at Bavarian Aid Society (upstairs), Altoona (starts 6 p.m., proceeds help GFWC HAWC scholarships and grants)
Urban Myth at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Davey B at The Bull Pen, Tyrone (starts 8 p.m.)
Ed N’Born at Argonne Cafe, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)
4th Street at Williamsburg American Legion, Williamsburg (starts 9 p.m.)
100 Proof at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob All Seasons Resort (starts 9 p.m.)
Coltt Winter Lepley at Olde Bedford Brewing Company, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)
Make Mine Country at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)
Kent Martin at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6:30 p.m.)
Crossroads at Patton VFW, Patton (starts 10 p.m.)
Talisman at Hagen’s Irish Pub, Chest Springs (starts 9 p.m.)
Avenue Of Kings at Castle Pub, Ebensburg (starts 10 p.m.)
Brothers From Another Mother at Heroes Tavern, Nanty Glo (starts 9 p.m.)
Inside Out (acoustic) at The Break Room, Twin Rocks (starts 9:30 p.m.)
Roadkill at Philipsburg American Legion, Philipsburg (starts 9 p.m.)
SUNDAY NIGHT 3/8:
2nd Sunday Ukulele Jam at Greenbean Coffee House, Altoona (starts 2 p.m.)
SUNDAY NIGHT 3/8:
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 3/10:
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 3/12:
Open Stage Night at Greenbean Coffee House, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)
Steve Summerhill at Jethro’s, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)
Drew Dodson at Joe’s 58th Street Tavern, Altoona (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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