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BREAKING NEWS

Happy New Year!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, December 30 through Thursday, January 5. This includes happenings for New Year’s Eve.

As we turn the page into the New Year, there are a number of live music events to help get us there.

One of the most popular New Year’s Eve events in the region is State College’s First Night Out, featuring a wide variety of live music, other performances and activities throughout Saturday afternoon and evening. Admission to First Night Out is free, although some live performances require the purchase of a button, which helps support the event. There will also be food vendors situated around downtown State College, as well as the ever-popular ice sculptures.

Check out and support the area live music! And if you celebrate heavily while doing so, please designate a sober driver or call a taxi to get you home. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

FRIDAY NIGHT 12/30:

Dave Villani & Steve Oswalt at Belmar Hotel, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Asbury Lane at Railroad City Brewing Company, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

One Adam 12 and Black Ridge at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 10:30 p.m.)

100 Proof at Monkey Wharf Hotel, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)

The Silencers at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Kent Martin at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6 p.m.)

Lizzie and the Yeehaw Gang at Horn O’Plenty Restaurant, Bedford (starts 7 p.m.)

Red Paint at Schellsburg VFW. Schellsburg (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Andy Rhody at Thirsty Dawg Taverne, Patton (starts 7 p.m.)

Kenny Fetterman at Our Station House, Ebensburg (starts 8:30 p.m.)

SATURDAY AFTERNOON 12/31 (NEW YEAR’S EVE):

First Night Out, State College:

– Mr. Music, Lenny Tepsich at Schlow Centre Region Library (performs at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.)

– Bavarian Stompers at Faith United Church of Christ (starts 1 p.m.)

– Naomi Seidman and Jonathan Dexter at Penn State Downtown Theatre Center (starts 2 p.m.)

– Nittany Knights at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (starts 2:30 p.m.)

– Deacons of Dixieland at Faith United Church of Christ (starts 3 p.m.)

– Toot-in-Common at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (starts 3:30 p.m.)

– Arietta Women’s Ensemble at State College Presbyterian Church (starts 4 p.m.)

– Biscuit Jam at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (starts 4:30 p.m.)

– Tussey Mountain Moonshiners at Grace Lutheran Church (starts 4:30 p.m.)

– Below Centre at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (starts 5 p.m.)

– Ramalama at University Baptist & Brethren Church (starts 5 p.m.)

– Anne-Marie Hildebrandt at Faith United Church of Christ (starts 5:30 p.m.)

– Allegheny Ukulele Kollective at State College Presbyterian Church (starts 6 p.m.)

– Easterly Chamber Players at St. Andrews Episcopal Church (starts 6:30 p.m.)

– State College Area High School Jazz Band at Grace Lutheran Church (starts 6:30 p.m.)

– The Monk’s Brew at University Baptist & Brethren Church (starts 7 p.m.)

– Natascha & the Spy Boys at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (starts 7:30 p.m.)

– Callanish at State College Presbyterian Church (starts 8 p.m.)

– Kim Cook at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (starts 8:30 p.m.)

– Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats at University Baptist & Brethren Church (starts 8:30 p.m.)

– Rich Hirsch 3 at Faith United Church of Christ (starts 9 p.m.)

– Jackie Brown & the Gill Street Band at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (starts 9:30 p.m.)

– Hot Soup at State College Presbyterian Church (starts 10 p.m.)

– The Ultra Kings at University Baptist & Brethren Church (starts 10:15 p.m.)

– Archie Blue at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (starts 10:30 p.m.)

SATURDAY NIGHT 12/31 (NEW YEAR’S EVE):

Felix & the Hurricanes and Shallow 9 at Altoona Grand Hotel, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

The Boomers at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

The Chrome Hearts at Catholic War Vets, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Second Edition at Newburg Firehall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

D.D. & the Pub Crawlers at Unter Uns, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Rokkandy at Bellwood UVHA, Bellwood (starts 8 p.m.)

This Albatross at Tyrone Elks, Tyrone (starts 8 p.m.)

Downshift at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob Ski Resort (starts 10 p.m.)

Jukehouse Bombers at Williamsburg American Legion, Williamsburg (starts 9 p.m.)

Free Donuts at Twisted Trout, Bedford (starts 9 p.m.)

Bone Jacked at Bedford Moose, Bedford (starts 10 p.m.)

Inside Out at Schellsburg VFW, Schellsburg (starts 10 p.m.)

R2B2 at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 10 p.m.)

Backlash at Huntingdon Moose, Huntingdon (starts 8 p.m.)

Krazy Kat Daddies at Patton American Legion, Patton (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Phil McCaulley at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6 p.m.)

Rewind at Castle Pub, Ebensburg (starts 9 p.m.)

New Years Eve Jam at Cottage Restaurant, Ebensburg (starts 9 p.m.)

The Bigs at Port Matilda Hotel, Port Matilda (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Rapid Fire at Coalport Moose, Coalport (starts 10 p.m.)

TUESDAY NIGHT 1/3:

Open Mic with the Backyard Rockers at D’Ottavio’s Gran Sasso, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Open Mic Night at Bedford Tavern, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Jam Night at Magoo’s, Cresson (starts 10 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY NIGHT 1/4:

Jam Night at Unter Uns, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

THURSDAY NIGHT 1/5:

Steve Summerhill at Jethro’s, Altoona (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.om. Deadline to submit information for the initial posting is each Friday morning at 9 a.m.

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