Easter Weekend Live Music!

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

The Easter holiday weekend features plenty of live music events, including an appearance by a prominent and legendary punk rock name.

C.J. Ramone, who played bass with the legendary Ramones from 1989 to 1996, will bring his touring band to McGarvey’s on Saturday night, headlining a four-band show. C.J. replaced original member Dee Dee Ramone, and he sang on many well-known Ramones songs. He and his current band tour throughout the country, doing his own original songs plus many Ramones favorites. Opening the show will be local punk rock favorites Railroad City Murder Machines, X’s For Eyes and The Flannels. Saturday’s show begins at 9 p.m.

A number of area favorites are on stages this weekend. Flight 19 will provide the music for the annual Burgi’s Low Life Riders Good Friday Bash, happening Friday evening at the Bavarian Aid Society. The event is a fundraiser, with proceeds helping out the beneficiaries of Burgi’s Low Life Riders’ annual charity ride later this summer. The music starts at 8:30 p.m., and donation is $50/person, which includes music, dinner and prizes. Flight 19 then returns to the Four Dees Lounge on Saturday night.

Also on stage this weekend are Matt Wagner, The Syrins, Greg Burley, Felix and the Hurricanes, Rokkandy, Bone Jacked and more.

Live music takes a break from area stages on Easter Sunday; meaning that the weekly Sunday appearances by Felix & the Hurricanes at the Black & Gold Tavern and The Band Oz at the U.S. Hotel will not take place; they will both return next weekend.

As part of Penn State Altoona’s week-long celebration of Earth Week, a special matinee open mic event will take place on Thursday afternoon from noon to 1 p.m. in the Misciagna Family Arts Center. Students, faculty members and guests are invited to perform their favorite environmentally-themed songs at the “Sounds Green to Me” open mic. Admission is free, and the public is welcome to attend.

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.


Incited, Dismal Dream, Mindfield and Bruise at The Anvil, Altoona (all ages, starts 6 p.m., free admission)

Burgi’s Low Life Riders Good Friday Bash with Flight 19 at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (music starts 8:30 p.m., tickets $50/person, proceeds help 2017 ride beneficiaries)

Ed’n Born at Railroad City Brewing Company, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

The Allans at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Free Donuts at Altoona Grand Hotel, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Bone Jacked at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Matt Pletcher at Buccinese Society, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

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

Bodacious B at Everett VFW, Everett (starts 8 p.m.)

100 Proof at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

Matt & Vinny at Our Station House, Ebensburg (starts 9 p.m.)

Acoustic Stew at Patton American Legion, Patton (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Out Cold at JD’s Wild Cherry Inn, Portage (starts 10 p.m.)


Dave Howsare at Brookmere Wine Bar, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

C.J. Ramone, Railroad City Murder Machines, Xs For Eyes and The Flannels at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Matt Wagner at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Greg Burley at Fat Daddy’s BBQ, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Rue Moyer at Railroad City Brewing Company, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

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

Rokkandy at Chewy’s Pizza, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Flight 19 at 4D’s Lounge, Altoona (starts 10:30 p.m.)

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

The Syrins at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Old Canal Inn, Hollidaysburg (starts 8:30 p.m.)

The Chrome Hearts at Williamsburg American Legion, Williamsburg (starts 9 p.m.)

Seize Fire at Bedford Moose, Bedford (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Krazy Kat Daddies at Alum Bank Fire Company, Alum Bank (starts 6:30 p.m.)

The Sitch at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 8 p.m.)

Matt Burns at Park Avenue Pub, Patton (starts 10 p.m.)

Crossfire at Thirsty Dawg Taverne, Patton (starts 9 p.m.)

Bone Jacked at Patton American Legion, Patton (starts 10 p.m.)

The Reflections at Portage Italian Club, Portage (starts 10 p.m.)

Jae Smith at Our Station House, Ebensburg (starts 8:30 p.m.)



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.)


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

Open Mic Night at Joe & Mary’s Tavern, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)


“Sounds Green to Me” Open Mic at Misciagna Family Center, Penn State Altoona (starts 12 noon, free admission)


Steve Summerhill at Jethro’s, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Buster Krow at D’Ottavio’s Gran Sasso, Hollidaysburg (starts 9 p.m.)

Trail Heads at Horn O’Plenty Restaurant, Bedford (starts 6:30 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.