Help 4 Harley, Women’s Voices and Some Train Songs This Weekend!

By March 25, 2022 Music

Here is a listing of area live music and online music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, March 25 through Thursday, March 31.

For those folks anxiously awaiting the return of the PA Roundhouse Rally concert series at Roundhouse Harley-Davidson near Duncansville, Roundhouse is hosting an appetizer event on Saturday afternoon. The Help 4 Harley Bike Giveaway event begins at 12 noon, and will raise funds for the Central PA Humane Society. Included will be a chili and wing challenge with three kinds of chili and three kinds of wings, basket giveaways and a 50/50 drawing, a 2021 Harley-Davidson Softtail motorcycle to be given away at 4 p.m. (with chances being sold for $20 apiece), and live music courtesy of local outlaw country favorites Stephanie & the Wildhearts. The event is being presented by the PA Roundhouse Rally, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

For fans of railroad history and train songs, the ArtsAltoona Center will host Philadelphia-based acoustic duo Artese & Toad on Saturday evening. Taking place in the venue’s Sanctuary, the show will spotlight the talents of Perry Artese and Tom Dimeo, who have been making music for more than 40 years. After writing one railroad song called “Daddy’s Old Train Box,” Artese & Toad went on to create an entire album of railroad-themed songs, “They Don’t Write Songs About Trains Anymore,” in 2001. Sparked by the success of that album among railroad and train fans worldwide, the duo created a second album four years later, which included some songs connected to the local area and its railroad legacy – “Altoona” and “Ghost on the Track,” which references the historic Horseshoe Curve. The music will kick off at 7 p.m. with an opening set by local performers Don Osborn and Bill Hunter (of The Band OZ and Triple Threat fame), and there will also be a performance of the popular American folk song “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” courtesy of the Altoona Horseshoe Chorus. Some railroad and train-themed artwork will also be on display. Tickets for the show are $10 per person.

State College’s historic State Theatre will present the “Women’s Voices” concert on Saturday evening. During this event, a myriad of local bands and performers – Canary, Raven & the Wren, Hannah Bingman, Anchor & Arrow, Hops & Vines with Mare Cleary, Miss Melanie, Kristi Jean & Her Ne’er Do Wells and Natascha & the Spy Boys – will celebrate women’s voices in music and in life. Emceeing the concert will be Tierra Williams. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35, and can be purchased in advance through the State Theatre’s website, www.statetheatre.org. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the State Theatre.

And McGarvey’s in Altoona will host a taste of German punk rock on Wednesday night, as Munich-based “dirty trumpet punk” performers Doping the Void will appear as part of their current U.S. tour. Formed in 2007, Doping the Void – featuring “3 sight-challenged, black-haired whisky drinkers” and a soul trumpeter – developed their brand of “rough-n-roll.” Expect wild, hard, punk-driven rock with a soul trumpet topping. Also performing will be Bedford’s Bad Luck Lover Boys and western PA’s Phantom Railway. The music begins at 7 p.m.

Again, there is lots of live music happening during the next seven days – browse the listing below, and as always, SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!

(Listings in chronological order by event start time)

FRIDAY 3/25:

“Last Friday” with Stone Bridge Blues Band at Ethnic Social Club (Heritage Discovery Center), Johnstown (starts 5:30 p.m.)

Chris Daugherty at Harrigan’s Cafe & Wine Deck, Johnstown (starts 5:30 p.m.)

James Grove at Iron Pint Brewing Co., Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Nate Gates & Hounddpg Hill with Robert Wagner of The Little Wretches at Olde Bedford Brewing Co., Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Almost Famous at Everett American Legion, Everett (starts 6 p.m.)

Greg Burley at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 7 p.m.)

Gearet FitzPatrick at Spring Dam Brewing Co., Roaring Spring (starts 7 p.m.)

Noah, Veronica & Erek at Phyrst, State College (starts 7 p.m.)

SouthBound (acoustic) at Angel Walk Winery, Allport (starts 7 p.m.)

Anchor & Arrow at A’s Pub, State College (starts 7 p.m.)

Lauren & Joe at The Break Room, Twin Rocks (starts 7 p.m.)

Tom Nevers Field at Lloyd Street Brewing Co., Ebensburg (starts 7 p.m.)

Ian Jeffreys at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Time Zone at Stadium Pub & Grille, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

“Irish Pub Cabaret” with Lilting Banshee at St. Matthew’s Church (Harkins Hall), Tyrone (starts 7:30 p.m.)

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

The Boomers at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Open Mic Night at Bedford Arts Collective (former Locality), Bedford (starts 8 p.m.)

Donny Burns & the 3rd Degree at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 8 p.m.)

Krazy Kat Daddies at Windber VFW, Windber (starts 8 p.m.)

Bob Clawson at Slovak Educational Club, Windber (starts 8 p.m.)

Sweet Desire and Jo Jo Stella at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

100 Proof at Bellwood Eagles, Bellwood (starts 9 p.m.)

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

Giants Of Science at Philipsburg American Legion, Philipsburg (starts 9 p.m.)

Denny & Ken at Hastings VFW, Hastings (starts 9 p.m.)

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

The Desperadoes at Southmont Gardens, Johnstown (starts 9 p.m.)

Nothing Much at Cafe 210 West, State College (starts 9:30 p.m.)

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

Silver Screen at Dunlo Slovak Club, Dunlo (starts 10 p.m.)

SATURDAY 3/26:

“Help 4 Harley Bike Giveaway” with Stephanie & the Wild Hearts at Roundhouse Harley-Davidson, Duncansville (starts 12 noon)

The Desperadoes at Gallitzin American Legion, Gallitzin (starts 3 p.m.)

Ted & Molly at Edge’s Pub, Tussey Mountain Ski Resort (starts 4 p.m.)

Artese & Toad with Don & Bill of Triple Threat at ArtsAltoona Center, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Samantha Press at Bella Terra Vineyards, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Dave Howsare & Ariana Flowers at Olde Bedford Brewing Co., Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Matt Otis & the Sound at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob All Seasons Resort (starts 7 p.m.)

Matt Wagner at Spring Dam Brewing Co., Roaring Spring (starts 7 p.m.)

Second Street at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 7 p.m.)

Blue Collar Boys at Heroes Tavern, Nanty Glo (starts 7 p.m.)

Russ Wilburn at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Trixie’s Pub, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

“Irish Pub Cabaret” with Lilting Banshee at St. Matthew’s Church (Harkins Hall), Tyrone (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Ted & Molly at Cafe 210 West, State College (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Chris Higbee at Jim & Jimmies, Johnstown (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Full Kilt at Johnstown Elks Lodge #175, Johnstown (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Bone Jacked at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

The Silver Linings at Argonne Cafe, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

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

Emily’s Toybox at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 8 p.m.)

“Women’s Voices” with Canary, Raven & the Wren, Hannah Bingman, Anchor & Arrow, Hops & Vines with Mare Cleary, Miss Melanie, Kristi Jean & Her Ne’er Do Wells and Natascha & the Spy Boys at State Theatre, State College (starts 8 p.m.)

From The Top (acoustic) at Country Inn, South Fork (starts 8 p.m.)

Rusty Shackles at Stadium Pub & Grille, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

Matt Burns at Polish Falcons, Windber (starts 8 p.m.)

Adam Yarger at Croatian Club, Smoke Run (starts 8 p.m.)

Bastard Bearded Irishmen and Treaties at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

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

Freedom Rocks at Patton VFW, Patton (starts 9 p.m.)

This Indecision at Freight Station, Johnstown (starts 9 p.m.)

Frick Brothers at First Catholic Slovak Bandhall, Johnstown (starts 9 p.m.)

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

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

Giants Of Science at 4D’s Lounge, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)

K4 Kountry at Tavern By the Bridge (Steele’s Tavern), Hopewell (starts 10 p.m.)

Untucked at Turner Hall, Johnstown (starts 10 p.m.)

Ground Zero at Windber Hotel, Windber (starts 10 p.m.)

ONLINE: Simple Gifts Online (Zoom, starts 7 p.m.)

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

SUNDAY 3/27:

Samantha Press at Olde Bedford Brewing Co., Bedford (Brunch, starts 11 a.m.)

“Spoken Word Open Mic” hosted by Bedford Community Drum Circle at Bella Terra Vineyards, Bedford (starts 2 p.m.)

David Pulizzi at Pisano Winery, Millheim (starts 2:30 p.m.)

“Sunday Funday” with Dany Vavrek at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 3 p.m.)

The Band OZ at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Lauren & Joe at Francis L. McCool American Legion, Lilly (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.)

Jason O at Phyrst, State College (starts 10 p.m.)

MONDAY 3/28:

(NO SHOWS ANNOUNCED)

TUESDAY 3/29:

Lawrence at Stage West, State College (starts 8 p.m.)

Lowjack (lite) at Phyrst, State College (starts 10:30 p.m.)

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

WEDNESDAY 3/30:

Anchor & Arrow at Gigi’s Southern Table, State College (starts 6 p.m.)

Doping the Void, Bad Luck Lover Boys and Phantom Railway at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

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

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

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

Open Mic with Chris Daugherty at Fetz’s Sports Pub, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

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

THURSDAY 3/31:

Freedom Rocks at Gallitzin American Legion, Gallitzin (starts 7 p.m.)

Midstate Select at Pine Grove Hall, Pine Grove Mills (starts 8 p.m.)

Ted McCloskey at Happy Valley Brewing Co., State College (starts 8 p.m.)

Donny Burns & the 3rd Degree at Cafe 210 West, State College (starts 9:30 p.m.)

“Phyrsty Phyrsdays” with The Corner Brothers at Phyrst, State College (starts 10 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.