Lynyrd Skynyrd and Metallica Tributes This Weekend!

By August 14, 2020 August 18th, 2020 Around the Area, Music

Here is a listing of Pennsylvania live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, August 14 through Thursday, August 20.

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” 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!

Roundhouse Harley-Davidson in Duncansville presents the latest installment of their Pennsylvania Roundhouse Rally concert series this weekend. Big Whiskey, a Bucks County-based Lynyrd Skynyrd and southern rock tribute, headlines the series on Friday evening at 7 p.m., with local country group K4 Kountry kicking off the music at 4 p.m. And Chicago-based Metallica tribute BatterY headlines a day of music on Saturday. Stephanie & the Wild Hearts begin the music at 2 p.m., followed by Zero Tolerance at 4 p.m., with BatterY taking the stage at 7 p.m. Admission for the entire weekend is $10 per person.

The second installment of the “CLP Unplugged and Open Air” concert series happens on Monday night at Cresson Lake Playhouse near Cresson. The event will take place outside at the barn, and starts at 7:30 p.m. The evening will feature a variety of musicians performing different songs and styles of music, spanning jazz, folk, blues, country and more. Admission is $12 per person, with proceeds helping the Playhouse. The concession stand will be open with food and drinks, and since limited outdoor seating will be available, visitors are encouraged to bring their own outdoor chairs if possible.

If you’re attending public live music events, please follow the recommended COVID-19 protocols regarding wearing of masks and social distancing, and please respect the personal space of others trying to do the same.

FRIDAY 8/14:

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

PUBLIC SHOW: Open Mic Night at A.C. Darby Studio, Huntingdon (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Bodacious B at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob All Seasons Resort (on the patio, starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: K4 Kountry at Roundhouse Harley-Davidson, Duncansville (starts 4 p.m., admission $10/person covers all weekend events)

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

PUBLIC SHOW: Big Whiskey (Lynyrd Skynyrd/southern rock tribute) at Roundhouse Harley-Davidson, Duncansville (starts 7 p.m., admission $10/person covers all weekend events)

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.)

Central Pennsylvania Music Hall Of Fame presents Christian Yeager Live Stream (Facebook, starts 6:30 p.m.)

Norman Nardini Live Stream 10 (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)
(Website: www.normannardini.com)

SATURDAY 8/15:

PUBLIC SHOW: Stephanie & the Wild Hearts at Roundhouse Harley-Davidson, Duncansville (starts 2 p.m., admission $10/person covers all weekend events)

PUBLIC SHOW: Zero Tolerance at Roundhouse Harley-Davidson, Duncansville (starts 4 p.m., admission $10/person covers all weekend events)

PUBLIC SHOW: Denny & Ken at Lakemont Park (C2 Trolley House), Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: “Hastings Woodstock 2020” at Hastings Park, Hastings; featuring Nag Champions, Mellissa Vella and Acoustic Stew (starts 6 p.m., $5/person admission, 21 and older)

PUBLIC SHOW: Woodshop Choir at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: BatterY – Masters of Metallica (tribute) at Roundhouse Harley-Davidson, Duncansville (starts 7 p.m., admission $10/person covers all weekend events)

PUBLIC SHOW: Open Mic at Reservoir Park, Tyrone (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: K4 Kountry at PPG Pavilion, Tipton (Bellwood Eagle Riders event, starts 7 p.m.)

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

Kelly and Mark of Biscuit Jam’s Saturday Livestream (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)
(Website: www.reverbnation.com/biscuitjam)

Central Pennsylvania Music Hall Of Fame presents Dr. Nyce Live Stream (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)
(Website: www.drnyce.com)

SUNDAY 8/16:

PUBLIC SHOW: Elaini Arthur at Reservoir Park, Tyrone (starts 6 p.m.)

Marshmellow Overcoat live stream (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)
(Website: www.marshmellowovercoat.com)

“Yacht Rockin’ with Chip” (Chip & the Charge Ups) live stream (Facebook, starts 8:30 p.m.)
(Website: www.thechargeups.com)

MONDAY 8/17:

PUBLIC SHOW: “CLP Unplugged and Open Air” at Cresson Lake Playhouse (outside at the barn), Cresson; featuring various performers (starts 7:30 p.m., admission $12/gate)

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

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

TUESDAY 8/18:

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

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

WEDNESDAY 8/19:

PUBLIC SHOW: “Music in the Park” with Tony & Stacy 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 8/20:

PUBLIC SHOW: Cpt. Bisquick at Lakemont Park (C2 Trolley House), Altoona (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.