Fire Carnivals and Arts Festivals!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, June 30 through Thursday, July 6.

Two fire company carnivals and two prominent Centre County arts festivals are among the highlights of the area live music slate over the next seven days.

The Cresson Volunteer Fire Company’s annual Carnival continues through Saturday night, with live music both Friday and Saturday nights. Raging Slagg performs country favorites on Friday, while Locked & Loaded entertains with rock, pop and country favorites on Saturday. Music starts at 8 p.m. both nights, and admission is free. Meanwhile, Columbia Fire Company in Osceola Mills continues their annual week-long 4th of July celebration with live music both Friday and Saturday nights. Flight 19 brings their rocking party on Friday night, while Felix & the Hurricanes bring festivities to a close on Saturday night. Music starts 8 p.m. both nights, with the Hurricanes’ performance following the festival’s fireworks display.

Centre County arts festival week is nearly upon us as both the 51st annual Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in downtown State College and the 25th annual People’s Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts in Boalsburg launch this week. The Central PA Festival of the Arts kicks off Wednesday with Children’s Day, while People’s Choice starts on Thursday. See listings below for Thursday performer schedules for both events (Friday through Sunday will be included in next week’s listing).

Altoona’s Railroaders Museum continues the Alive @ 5 Summer Concert Series on Friday night with U2 tribute band U2 By UV. Formed in south Florida in 2004, U2 By UV has brought their celebration of the U2 concert experience to audiences throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America. Opening the show will be rising area rock and country performers Rewind. The music kicks off at 6 p.m.

And area summer wing fests are in full swing. The Legion Park Wingoff at Hollidaysburg’s Legion Park continues on Thursday with Shallow 9 providing the music, while the Tussey Wingfest at Tussey Mountain Amphitheater near Boalsburg continues on Thursday with music from Feats of Strength and My Hero Zero.

For outdoor shows, in the event of inclement weather, please call or use social media to check ahead to make sure the show is still taking place, especially if you are driving any distance 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.

FRIDAY NIGHT 7/7:

Alive @ 5 Concert Series with U2 By UV (U2 tribute) and Rewind at Railroaders Museum, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Hops & Vines at Railroad City Brewing Company, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Greg Burley at Zach’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Three of Hearts at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Conner Gilbert at Buccinese Society, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

The Moore Brothers at Newburg Firehall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Heidelberg Club, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

John Peacefire at C’jay’s Music, Hollidaysburg (starts 7 p.m.)

Matt Pletcher at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob Ski Resort (starts 6 p.m.)

D.D. & the Pub Crawlers at Schellsburg VFW, Schellsburg (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Bodacious B at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

The Lee Edwards Band at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 7 p.m.)

Raging Slagg at Cresson Fire Company Carnival, Cresson (starts 8 p.m.)

The 45s at Patton American Legion, Patton (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Born & the Beanstalk at Olde Keg Bar & Grill, Portage (starts 8 p.m.)

J.D. & Cindy at Pour On Center, Ebensburg (starts 7 p.m.)

Borrowed Time at Our Station House, Ebensburg (starts 8:30 p.m.)

Flight 19 at Columbia Firemen’s Festival, Osceola Mills (starts 7 p.m.)

SATURDAY AFTERNOON 7/8:

Northern Cambria Regional Heritage Festival, Northern Cambria; featuring 2nd Street (3 p.m.), Denny Pompa (4 p.m.), Jess Zimmerman (5 p.m.) and Giants Of Science (8 p.m. and 10 p.m. [fireworks in between sets])

SATURDAY NIGHT 7/8:

Klockwick and X’s For Eyes at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)

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

Born & the Beanstalk at Railroad City Brewing Company, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Conner Gilbert at Zach’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

The Chrome Hearts at Newburg Firehall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Lauren & Joe at D’Ottavio’s Gran Sasso, Hollidaysburg (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Bone Jacked at Everett VFW, Everett (starts 9 p.m.)

The Sitch at Schellsburg VFW, Schellsburg (starts 9:30 p.m.)

D.D. & the Pub Crawlers at Raystown Lake Bistro Deck, Lake Raystown Resort, Entriken (starts 7 p.m.)

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

Locked & Loaded at Cresson Fire Company Carnival, Cresson (starts 8 p.m.)

2nd Street at Patton VFW, Patton (starts 10 p.m.)

From Down the Road at Patton American Legion, Patton (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Matt Pletcher at Portage Italian Club, Portage (starts 10 p.m.)

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

Joe Caroff at Our Station House, Ebensburg (starts 8:30 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Columbia Firemen’s Festival, Osceola Mills (starts 8 p.m. following fireworks)

SUNDAY AFTERNOON 7/9:

The Backyard Rockers at Baker Mansion, Altoona (starts 2 p.m.)

Altoona West African Drum Circle with Camara Drum & Dance at Heritage Plaza, Altoona (starts 4 p.m., free admission)

Jammin’ for Jamie Benefit at Concordia Club, Altoona; featuring Teazed, This Albatross, Agent Smith and 100 Proof (starts 5 p.m.)

Summer Music on the Square with The Sharptones, downtown Bedford (starts 2 p.m.)

SUNDAY NIGHT 7/9:

D.D. & the Pub Crawlers at Valley View Amphitheater, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

The Band OZ at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 6 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Black & Gold Tavern, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

TUESDAY NIGHT 7/11:

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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT 7/12:

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

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

THURSDAY AFTERNOON 7/13:

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, downtown State College:

– Allen Street Stage: 11 a.m. – Jay Vonada Quartet, 3 p.m. – Heritage Brass, 5 p.m. – Mama Corn, 7 p.m. – J.D. Eicher, 9 p.m. – Sam Haiman

– Festival Shell Stage: 1 p.m. – Second Winds, 3 p.m. – JT & the Denicats, 5:30 p.m. – The Monk’s Brew, 7:30 p.m. – Philadelphia Phil and Friends, 9:30 p.m. – Erin Condo’s Love & Lightning

– Sidney Friedman Park Stage: 6:30 p.m. – Joe Baione Trio, 9 p.m. – Brother Sun

People’s Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts, Boalsburg:

– North Stage: 11 a.m. – Darin Rex, 12:30 p.m. – Alex Allegra, 2 p.m. – Jay Vonada Trio, 3:30 p.m. – Monster D (Master of Monster), 5 p.m. – ESP, 6:30 p.m. – Raven & the Wren

– South Stage: 11 a.m. – Jay Smar, 12:30 p.m. – The Crooked Line, 2 p.m. – Float, 3:30 p.m. – Bluegrass Redemption, 5 p.m. – Joe Bonson & Coffee Run, 6:30 p.m. – O’Neil Peart and the Nomaddz Band

THURSDAY NIGHT 7/13:

Shallow 9 at Legion Park Wingoff, Legion Park, Hollidaysburg (starts 6 p.m.)

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

Matt Pletcher at Zach’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Wingfest at Tussey Mountain Amphitheater, Boalsburg; featuring Feats of Strength and My Hero Zero (starts 6 p.m.)

Open Mic Night at Pour On Center, Ebensburg (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.

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