Tis the Season for Live Music!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, Dec. 1 through Thursday, Dec. 7.

With the holiday season now under way, holiday season-themed shows, Toys for Tots benefits and other seasonal parties begin to show up on the live music slate. So after a session of holiday shopping and gift-hunting, unwind with some of the live musical talent gracing area stages this weekend!

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.


Bastard Bearded Irishmen and Nobody’s Heroes, Altoona (starts 10:30 p.m.)

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

Felix & the Hurricanes at Heidelberg Club, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Bodacious B at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Conner Gilbert at The Dog House, Bellwood (starts 9 p.m.)

TV Blonde at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

Free Donuts at Bedford Springs Resort, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

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

Ed n’Born at Our Station House, Ebensburg (starts 8 p.m.)


“Celebration of Jim Price’s 30th Anniversary with PA Musician” at McGarvey’s, Altoona; featuring Lies, In., Chilling Vision, Locked and Loaded, Chris Vipond & the Stanley Street Band, Zach Wade & the Good Grief, Small Town Horror Show, Black Sun and Naildriver (starts 3 p.m.)

Dylan Miller and Elmira Hope at A.C. Darby Studio, Huntingdon (Grand Opening, starts 5 p.m.)


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

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

Washington Slept Here at Newburg Firehall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Free Donuts at Bee Kind Winery, Tyrone (starts 5 p.m.)

Lauren & Joe at Tyrone Elks, Tyrone (starts 8 p.m.)

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

Seize Fire at Double LL Bar, Everett (starts 10 p.m.)

Negan at Steele’s Tavern, Hopewell (starts 10 p.m.)

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

Tom “Ying” Yannitelli at Park Avenue Pub, Patton (starts 10 p.m.)

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

53 South at Jamestown PNA, Portage (starts 8 p.m.)

Bone Jacked at Lemon Drop Lounge, Ebensburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Toys for Tots Benefit at Castle Pub, Ebensburg; featuring Darkness On The Radio, One Adam 12 and Ben Dumm & the East Side Band (starts 10 p.m., donation is a new, unwrapped toy)


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

Ed n’Born 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.)


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.)

The Backyard Rockers 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 jptheprofessor@gmail.com. Deadline to submit information for the initial posting is each Friday morning at 9 a.m.