Halloween and Trick or FEED This Weekend!

By October 29, 2021 Music

Here is a listing of area live music and online music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, October 29 through Thursday, November 4.

Halloween weekend has arrived, and that means a lot of Halloween parties and festivities – and many of those events feature live music! So browse the listings below to see where all the Halloween parties are taking place…And even if events aren’t officially listed as Halloween parties, it’s likely that folks in costumes will still be in abundance!

And at least one of this weekend’s Halloween events is for a good cause. The Altoona-based nu-metal band Hate Grenade has organized their 4th annual “Trick or FEED” food drive event for this Sunday evening at McGarvey’s. The event will raise funds and non-perishable food items for the Altoona Food Bank to help needy families and individuals during the upcoming holiday season. The festivities begin at 6 p.m., with live musical entertainment from Ed N’Born, Grampian, Paradigm and the host band, Hate Grenade. Donation at the door is either $5 or a non-perishable food item; anyone donating food items before 9 p.m. will be entered into a drawing (one chance per donated food item up to 10 food items) to win a $100 Sheetz gift card. Costumes are welcomed and encouraged.

So there is lots to do this Halloween weekend. SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC! And if you plan on celebrating hard, please designate a sober driver or use a taxi or Uber to get home, for your safety and the safety of other drivers!

(Listings in chronological order by event start time)

FRIDAY 10/29:

OK Otter at 814 Cider Works (J.L. Farm & Cidery), State College (starts 5:30 p.m.)

Tanner Michael Means at Olde Bedford Brewing Co., Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Corner Brothers at Cafe 210 West, State College (starts 6 p.m.)

Dave Balestino at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6 p.m.)

Costume Party Open Mic Night with Chad & Jim at Flood City Cafe, Johnstown (starts 6 p.m.)

Bone Jacked at Trianon Bar & Grill, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Rue Moyer at Spring Dam Brewing Co., Roaring Spring (starts 7 p.m.)

Halloween Party with Full Throttle at Bedford Moose, Bedford (starts 7 p.m.)

JBC Boo-ery Spooktacular with The Whatleys and Kevo Can’t Dance at Juniata Brewing Co., Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

Miss Melanie at Zeno’s, State College (starts 7 p.m.)

Hops & Vines at University Wine Co., State College (starts 7 p.m.)

Pat & Jai (Bazooka Joe acoustic) at Trixie’s Pub, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Ole 97 (Johnny Cash tribute) at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (Anniversary Weekend, starts 8 p.m.)

Halloween Party with K4 Kountry at Duncansville VFW, Duncansville (starts 8 p.m.)

Kings of the Wild Things and Silver Lights at The Arena, State College (starts 8 p.m.)

Midstate Select at Happy Valley Brewing Co., State College (starts 8 p.m.)

Halloween Party with Fuse at Nanty Glo Polish Club, Nanty Glo (starts 8 p.m.)

Halloween Bash with Inside Out at The Break Room, Twin Rocks (starts 8 p.m.)

Orange Fire at Slammin’ Sams, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

Jae Smith at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

Halloween Party with Krazy Kat Daddies at Windber American Legion, Windber (starts 8 p.m.)

Halloween Party with The PennSoulvanians at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Halloween Party with HomeGrown at Bellwood Eagles, Bellwood (starts 9 p.m.)

Goatsmoker at The Bar, Boalsburg (starts 9 p.m.)

Halloween Party with Giants Of Science at the Freight Station, Johnstown (starts 9 p.m.)

Conner Gilbert at Primanti Bros., Johnstown (starts 9 p.m.)

Halloween Party with Ed N’Born at Sunshine Mine Inn, Coalport (starts 9 p.m.)

Lenina Crowne at Doggie’s Pub, State College (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Ted McCloskey & the Hi-Fi’s at Phyrst, State College (starts 10 p.m.)

Silver Screen at Windber Hotel, Windber (starts 10 p.m.)

My Hero Zero at Champs, State College (starts 10:30 p.m.)

SATURDAY 10/30:

Canary at Way Fruit Farm, Stormstown (starts 2 p.m., weather pending)

Caledonia at 814 Cider Works (J.L. Farm & Cidery), State College (starts 4 p.m.)

Alec Henderson at Stadium Pub & Grille, Johnstown (starts 4 p.m.)

Halloween Costume Party with Washington Slept Here at Bella Terra Vineyards, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

“Bands in the Basement Spooky Show” at ArtsAltoona Center, Altoona; featuring Abstentious, Lloyd, Sweet Desire, Skyline Drive and Sunset Over Mars (all ages, starts 6:30 p.m.)

Lauren & Joe at Juniata VFW, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Halloween Party with FlashBang at Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Halloween Party with Wildside at Juniata Brewing Co., Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

“Electric Funeral” with Neon Hotel, Kevo Can’t Dance, Crazed Visions, Jesse & the Ghost and Ghettospok at Joos, Altoona (starts 7:30 p.m.)

VOMA Blues (and Booo’s) Gathering with Midnight Graffiti and Stone Bridge Blues Band at Venue Of Merging Arts, Johnstown (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (Anniversary Weekend, starts 8 p.m.)

Haunted Hotel Halloween Party with Stormy at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Halloween Party with Ed N’Born at Argonne Cafe, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Halloween Party with Mindspell at Drake’s Bar & Grill, Huntingdon (starts 8 p.m.)

Owned By A**holes, The Whatleys and The Flannels at Zeno’s, State College (starts 8 p.m.)

Cone Of Silence at Pine Grove Hall, Pine Grove Mills (starts 8 p.m.)

Halloween Party with Half Tempted at Gallitzin American Legion (Oriental Ballroom), Gallitzin (starts 6 p.m., band starts at 8 p.m.)

Tom Nevers Field at Lloyd Street Brewing Co., Ebensburg (starts 8 p.m.)

2021 Halloween Dance with Jukehouse Bombers at Contres-Greer Social Hall, Northern Cambria (starts 8 p.m.)

Nuthin’ Fancy at Heroes Tavern, Nanty Glo (starts 8 p.m.)

Halloween Costume Party with Stacy & the Rejects at Moonshine Mine Saloon, Nanty Glo (starts 8 p.m.)

Halloween Party with Octane at The Freight Station, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

Halloween Party with The Wednesdays at B & L Wine Cellars (Cambria City), Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

Halloween Party with Rust at Slammin’ Sams, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

Dan Vavrek at Woodside Bar & Grill (bar), Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

Halloween Party with 90 Proof at Smithmill VFW Post 6321, Smithmill (starts 8 p.m.)

Shalloween with Shallow 9 at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Halloween Party with Giants Of Science at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob All Seasons Resort (starts 9 p.m.)

Halloween Party with Downshift at Steele’s Tavern, Hopewell (starts 9 p.m.)

Halloween Party with Quarterstick at Millheim Hotel, Millheim (starts 9 p.m.)

Halloween Party with Long Road Home at The Grove, Strongstown (starts 9 p.m.)

Anchor & Arrow at Doggie’s Pub, State College (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Halloween Party with 100 Proof at Patton VFW, Patton (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Halloween Party with Shades Of June at Woodside Bar & Grill (hall), Johnstown (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Ted McCloskey & the Hi-Fi’s at The Saloon, State College (starts 10 p.m.)

Halloween Party with Ground Zero at First Catholic Slovak Bandhall, Johnstown (starts 10 p.m.)

Halloween Party with 1 Over 8 at Windber Hotel, Windber (starts 10 p.m.)

SUNDAY 10/31 (Halloween):

4th Annual “Trick or FEED Food Drive” at McGarvey’s, Altoona; featuring Hate Grenade, Paradigm, Grampian and Ed N’Born (starts 6 p.m.; donation is $5 or a non-perishable food item)

“Halloween Punk Rock” at Sk814, Altoona; featuring Abstentious, Lloyd, Sweet Desire, Skyline Drive, Sunset Over Mars and Tomato Soup Mug (all ages, starts 6:30 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Black & Gold Tavern, Altoona (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Ted & Molly at American Ale House, State College (starts 8 p.m.)

MONDAY 11/1:

(no shows announced)

TUESDAY 11/2:

ONLINE: Brother Jack’s Happy Hour Live Stream (Facebook, starts 4 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY 11/3:

Jam Night at Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Jam Night with The Frick Brothers at The Break Room, Twin Rocks (starts 7 p.m.)

Open Mic Night at Trixie’s Pub, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Jam Night at Dively’s Tavern, Johnstown (starts 9 p.m.)

THURSDAY 11/4:

Victor & the Icons at American Ale House, State College (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Greg Johnson Jazz Quartet at Pine Grove Hall, Pine Grove Mills (Album release show, starts 8 p.m.)

ONLINE: Bob Helbig Live Stream (Facebook, starts 7 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 jptheprofessor@gmail.com. Deadline to submit information for the initial posting is each Friday morning at 9 a.m.