Outdoor Live Music, Live Music at a Drive-In!

By July 31, 2020 August 1st, 2020 Around the Area, Music

Here is a listing of Pennsylvania live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, July 31 through Thursday, August 6.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19/coronavirus situation, many live music venues across the state are not able to host performances at this time. The listing below includes both area live public shows and online live-streaming shows; keep checking back, as this listing will be updated as new shows are announced. If a “virtual tip jar” situation is available during live streams, please consider tipping these performers, and support them during this time when they cannot earn income playing shows at public venues. Websites for these performers are also listed; please consider purchasing their music digitally or via CD, which is another way to SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!

Live music is still finding ways to happen, with a few outdoor live music events and several live stream performances taking place this weekend and upcoming week.

For a unique live music movie night experience, the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies (CFA) will present its 30th Anniversary and Founder’s Day event at the Silver Drive-In on Scalp Avenue in Johnstown on Wednesday evening. The night will feature live music from three acts: Matt Otis & the Sound, JD and Cindy and The Evergreens. After the music will be a showing of the popular 1985 film “Back to the Future.” The music will start at 6:30 p.m., with the movie starting at 8:45 p.m. Admission is $20 per carload, and to facilitate social distancing, ticket availability will be limited to half of the drive-in’s capacity. Advance tickets are recommended; they can be purchased via the web link https://cfalleghenies.org/buy-tickets/ (if any tickets are left, they may be available for purchase on the night of the event).

FRIDAY 7/31:

PUBLIC SHOW: “Curve Happy Hour” with Ryan Matthew at People’s Natural Gas Field, Altoona (starts 5 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: White Shadow at Lakemont Park (C2 Trolley House), Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: “Concert in the Park” with The Hallmarks at Penn Eben Park, Ebensburg (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Asbury Lane at Reklaimed Vines Tasting Room, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

Brother Jack’s Lost Cause Live Stream (Facebook, starts 8 a.m.)

Dave Distefano Live @ 3:10 (Facebook, starts 3:10 p.m.)

Berks County Quarantine Open Mic (various performers) (Facebook, starts 5 p.m.)

Norman Nardini Live Stream #9 (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)
(Website: www.normannardini.com)

SATURDAY 8/1:

PUBLIC SHOW: 2nd Street at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: K4 Kountry at Raystown Lake Visitor Center Amphitheater, Entriken (starts 7 p.m.)

Berks County Quarantine Open Mic (various performers) (Facebook, starts 5 p.m.)

Jack Servello Live Stream (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)

John “JT Blues” Thompson Live Stream (Facebook, starts 9 p.m.)
(Website: www.jtblues.com)

SUNDAY 8/2:

PUBLIC SHOW: Altoona Brass Collective at Reservoir Park, Tyrone (starts 6 p.m.)

Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame presents Teen Town live stream (Facebook, starts 12:30 p.m.)
(Website: http://Www.gabrielsevern.com/teen-town)

MONDAY 8/3:

Brother Jack’s Lost Cause Live Stream (Facebook, starts 8 a.m.)

Dave Distefano Live @ 3:10 (Facebook, starts 3:10 p.m.)

TUESDAY 8/4:

Dave Distefano Live @ 3:10 (Facebook, starts 3:10 p.m.)

Chad Patterson Live on Facebook (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY 8/5:

PUBLIC SHOW: Community Foundation for the Alleghenies’ 30th Anniversary and Founder’s Day at Silver Drive-In, Johnstown; featuring Matt Otis & the Sound, JD and Cindy and The Evergreens (plus a showing of the movie “Back to the Future”) (starts 6:30 p.m., $20 per carload, half-capacity parking limit)

PUBLIC SHOW: “Music in the Park” with Eamonn Sweeney & Crew at Carrolltown American Legion Park, Carrolltown (starts 6:30 p.m., fundraiser for Carrolltown Public Library)

Brother Jack’s Lost Cause Live Stream (Facebook, starts 8 a.m.)

Dave Distefano Live @ 3:10 (Facebook, starts 3:10 p.m.)

“Car-Tunes” with Charlie Barath Facebook Live Stream (Facebook, starts 6 p.m.)
(Website: www.reverbnation.com/charliebarath)

Hanna Barakat (with Lisa Fazenbaker) Live Stream (Facebook, starts 6 p.m.)
(Website: www.hannabarakat.com)

Tony Janflone Jr. Woodshed Wednesdays Live Stream (Facebook, starts 7:30 p.m.)
(Website: www.tonyjanflonejr.com)

THURSDAY 8/6:

PUBLIC SHOW: Jackson Monsour Band at Silver Lining Drive In Theater, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Dave Distefano Live @ 3:10 (Facebook, starts 3:10 p.m.)

Berks County Quarantine Open Mic (various performers) (Facebook, starts 5 p.m.)

Bob Helbig Live Stream (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)

Blues Society of Central PA Virtual Blues Jam (starts 7 p.m. at www.bscpblues.com)

(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.