Sun King Warriors and a Salute to Ullr This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, Nov. 24 through Thursday, Nov. 30.

Although Thanksgiving Day is now in the rear view mirror, Thanksgiving weekend live music continues throughout the region, providing multiple options for getting together with friends or taking a break from Black Friday and early holiday season shopping.

In what is becoming a regular Black Friday happening, Jim Donovan & the Sun King Warriors will again perform at the U.S. Hotel in Hollidaysburg on Friday night. Jim Donovan, former drummer for national recording group Rusted Root, will introduce a number of new songs from the forthcoming new Sun King Warriors album, expected out in early 2018. Opening the show will be northern Cambria County folk/blues/jam fusion group Nag Champions. Music begins at 7 p.m.; tickets are $10 in advance or $14 at the door.

Ski season is set to begin, and Blue Knob Ski Resort presents their kickoff party on Saturday. The Ullr Fest, named after the Norse god of snow, will take place from 1 to 5 p.m., and will feature a costume contest (for those who dress like Ullr or his wife, Skadi, the goddess of bowhunting, skiing, winter and mountains), nerf archery, food and beer sampling, and live music with popular area modern bluegrassers Mama Corn starting at 2 p.m. in the Summit Lodge. Admission is $5 per person.

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.


Greg Burley at Railroad City Brewing Company, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Ten High Five at Four Dees Lounge, Altoona (starts 10:30 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Newburg Firehall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

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

Lauren & Joe at The Dog House, Bellwood (starts 9 p.m.)

Jim Donovan & the Sun King Warriors and Nag Champions at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 7 p.m., tickets $10/advance or $14/door)

D.D. & the Pub Crawlers at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

Dylan Miller and Chris Rattie at Johnny’s Bar, Huntingdon (starts 10 p.m.)

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

Bodacious B at Patton American Legion, Patton (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Clay Bowser at Our Station House, Ebensburg (starts 9 p.m.)


Mama Corn at Blue Knob Summit Lodge, Blue Knob Ski Resort (Ullr Fest Winter Kickoff Party, starts 2 p.m.)


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

This Albatross at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona (starts 8:30 p.m.)

Lose The Name, The Snipped and X’s For Eyes at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)

Giants Of Science at Four Dees Lounge, Altoona (starts 10:30 p.m.)

Flight 19 at Newburg Firehall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Second Edition at Bellwood UVHA, Bellwood (starts 9 p.m.)

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

Felix & the Hurricanes at Williamsburg American Legion, Williamsburg (starts 9 p.m.)

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

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

Urban Myth at Down River Golf Course, Everett (starts 9 p.m.)

Bruce Schettig at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6 p.m.)

Tim Frick at Park Avenue Pub, Patton (starts 10 p.m.)

53 South at Sokols Club, Lilly (starts 9 p.m.)

Down to the Wire at Jamestown Rod & Gun Club, Portage (starts 9 p.m.)

Scott Erickson at Our Station House, Ebensburg (starts 8:30 p.m.)

SUNDAY 11/26:

Altoona West African Drum Circle with Camara Drum & Dance at Allegheny Ballet Company, Altoona (starts 6 p.m., free admission)


Ron “Music Man” Balestino at Family Pizza & Pub, 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.)


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

Open Mic Night at Bedford Hotel, Bedford (fundraiser for breast cancer patient Tanya, starts 6:30 p.m.)

Open Mic Night at Boilerhouse, St. Francis University (starts 6:30 p.m.)


Kenny Fetterman at Everything Tea, Bedford (starts 1 p.m.)


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

Open Mic Night at Olde Keg Bar & Grill, Portage (starts 7 p.m.)


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

Jae Smith at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Greg Burley at Joe’s 58th Street Bar & Grill, Altoona (starts 9 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.