Joe Louis Walker, Gin Blossoms Concerts, Patched Together Live Stream This Week!

By November 12, 2021 Music

Here is a listing of area live music and online music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, November 12 through Thursday, November 18.

Some noteworthy touring visitors will be playing on area stages during the next seven days. Electric blues guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and Blues Hall Of Fame inductee Joe Louis Walker (also known as ‘JLW”) will perform on the Oilhouse stage at Johnstown’s People’s Natural Gas Park on Friday night. A San Francisco native, JLW has established himself as a prominent name of modern blues, fusing traditional blues styles with elements of jazz, soul, rock and gospel, and signed a recording deal with Polygram Records’ Verve/Gitanes label in the early 1990s. He has worked and recorded with such names as B.B. King, James Cotton, Branford Marsalis, the Tower Of Power horn section and more. Opening the show will be Habatat. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with music beginning at 7:30; admission at the gate is $30 per person.

National recording group The Gin Blossoms will perform at State College’s State Theatre on Tuesday night. Surfacing from the Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona scene in the late 1980s, The Gin Blossoms saw fame arrive in the 1990s following the release of their 1992 album “New Miserable Experience” and its subsequent chart hits “Hey Jealousy,” “Allison Road,” “Until I Fall Away” and “Found Out About You,” plus several more hits during the rest of the decade. Tuesday’s concert will begin at 8 p.m., and tickets are available through the State Theatre’s box office.

With concerns over COVID-19 again prompting the cancellation of the public live “Patched Together: A Day of Music to Benefit the Healing Patch” event this year, an online live music event will again be staged to raise funds for the Home Nursing Agency’s Healing Patch program. The Patched Together Live Stream will take place Thursday evening on Facebook, and feature Altoona area band favorites The Pennsoulvanians and The Jaded Lips. The live stream will begin at 7 p.m. Viewers will have opportunities to donate through Facebook, Venmo and Paypal to help the Healing Patch, which provides counseling and mentoring services to young people who have experienced the losses of family members and other loved ones.

And the IMS Gallitzin (Italian Mutual Society) is hosting a benefit event on Friday night to help a community member who is battling cancer. “Dancing for Dauber” will raise money to help out Christopher “Dauber” Cox, a lifetime member and firefighter with the Gallitzin Fire Company No. 1, and his family. Doors open at 6 p.m., with music beginning at 8 with popular area rock band Hot Wax. Donation at the door is $5, and a variety of food items will be available, plus raffles and 50/50’s, with all proceeds going to Dauber and his family.

These and numerous other live music events are happening during the next seven days, so check out the listing below, and SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!


(Listings in chronological order by event start time)


FRIDAY 11/12:


“Friday Wine Down” with Phil McCaulley at Oak Spring Winery, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Braden McDannell at Olde Bedford Brewing Co., Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Rubee Creek at Stone Town Tavern, Huntingdon (starts 6 p.m.)

Ted & Molly at University Wine Co., State College (starts 6 p.m.)

Biscuit Jam at Happy Valley Winery, State College (starts 6 p.m.)

Ryan Krinjeck (acoustic) at Germantown Winery, Portage (starts 6:30 p.m.)

K4 Acoustic at Levity Brewing Co., Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

The Boomers at the New UVA Club, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

The Evergreens at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 7 p.m.)

James Grove at Juniata Brewing Co., Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

Lauren & Joe at the Croatian Club, Smoke Run (starts 7 p.m.)

Joe Louis Walker with Habatat at People’s Natural Gas Park (Oilhouse), Johnstown (starts 7:30 p.m.)

3 Of Hearts at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Patrick McGinnis at McKee Tavern, McKee (starts 8 p.m.)

“Dancing for Dauber” with Hot Wax at IMS Gallitzin (benefit for Christopher “Dauber” Cox, starts 8 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Nanty Glo Polish Club, Nanty Glo (starts 8 p.m.)

Jeff Webb (solo) at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

Krazy Kat Daddies at Polish Falcons, Windber (starts 8:30 p.m.)

The Snipped, Treaties and The Daylight Society at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Shallow 9 at Primanti Bros., Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

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

Hy-5 at the Freight Station, Johnstown (starts 9 p.m.)

Stacy & the Rejects at First Catholic Slovak Band Hall, Johnstown (starts 9 p.m.)

100 Proof at Black & Gold Tavern, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)

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

Velveeta at Cafe 210 West, State College (starts 10 p.m.)

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




Community Jazz Jam at 3 Dots, State College (starts 1 p.m.)

Nathaniel Tyler Mowery at Iron Pint Brewing Co., Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Devin Sherman with Braden McDannell at Bella Terra Vineyards, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Eric Delozier at Olde Bedford Brewing Co., Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Open Mic Night at Juniata Brewing Co., Huntingdon (starts 6 p.m.)

Ron “Music Man” Balestino at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6 p.m.)

Dave Distefano & Zach Bodolosky at Stone Bridge Brewing Co., Johnstown (starts 6 p.m.)

Greg Burley at Swiss Club, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Jae Smith at Spring Dam Brewing Co., Roaring Spring (starts 7 p.m.)

Anchor & Arrow at Cafe 210 West, State College (starts 7 p.m.)

The Frick Bros. at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Alec Henderson at Stadium Pub & Grille, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Dan Vavrek at Trixie’s Pub, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Crawdad Joe at Venue Of Merging Arts (VOMA), Johnstown (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Full Kilt at Johnstown Elks, Johnstown (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Kickin’ at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Patrick McGinnis at Argonne Cafe, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Reboot at Drake’s Bar & Grill, Huntingdon (starts 8 p.m.)

Jack Squat at Saxton VFW, Saxton (starts 8 p.m.)

Natascha & the Spy Boys at Pine Grove Hall, Pine Grove Mills (starts 8 p.m.)

Kimberly Dawn & Johann at Cresson American Legion, Cresson (starts 8 p.m.)

Ricky Lee Lisica at Heroes Tavern, Nanty Glo (starts 8 p.m.)

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

KB & the Crew at Windber VFW, Windber (starts 8 p.m.)

Freedom Rocks at Bellwood UVHA, Bellwood (starts 9 p.m.)

Ram Acoustics with Devin Sherman at Bedford Moose, Bedford (starts 9 p.m.)

Jukehouse Bombers at The Grove, Strongstown (starts 9 p.m.)

Undercover at The Freight Station, Johnstown (starts 9 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Just One More Bar, Coalport (starts 9 p.m.)

John Solo (John Cimino) at The Brewery, State College (starts 9:30 p.m.)

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

Octane at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 10 p.m.)

100 Proof at Steele’s Tavern By The Bridge, Hopewell (starts 10 p.m.)


SUNDAY 11/14:


“Breakfast Buffet” with Jeff Perigo at Jim & Jimmie’s, Johnstown (starts 10 a.m.)

“2nd Sunday Uke Jam” at ArtsAltoona Center, Altoona (starts 2 p.m.)

Derek Heidel at Shirleysburg Airport, Shirleysburg (Chili Cookoff, starts 2 p.m.)

Rusty Shackles at Stadium Pub & Grille, Johnstown (starts 4 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 7:30 p.m.)

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


MONDAY 11/15:


(no shows announced)


TUESDAY 11/16:


The Gin Blossoms at State Theatre, State College (starts 8 p.m.)

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




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.)




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

Brozena, Davis & Wulbrecht (jazz) at Pine Grove Hall, Pine Grove Mills (starts 8 p.m.)

ONLINE: Patched Together Live Stream; featuring The Pennsoulvanians and The Jaded Lips (Facebook, starts 7 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 Deadline to submit information for the initial posting is each Friday morning at 9 a.m.