‘Tis the Weekend Before Christmas…

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, Dec. 22 through Thursday, Dec. 28.

‘Tis the weekend before Christmas, and all through the town…Live music is stirring, and lots to go around!

So as you settle down from the holiday shopping hustle and bustle, glance at the listing below and consider taking in a live band or musician’s performance this weekend to help get you into the Christmas spirit. Merry Christmas!

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 12/22:

“Rock the Halls” at Mishler Theatre, Altoona; featuring the Altitude Yule Band and more (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Bill Ferrell at Railroad City Brewing Company, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Jae Smith at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

One Adam 12, Dragline and Embers Fall at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)

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

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

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

Flight 19 (acoustic) at Underdogs, Bellwood (starts 9 p.m.)

Matt Wagner at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

This Albatross at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

Pat “Mingo” Lidwell at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6 p.m.)

Rick Ramsey at Patton American Legion, Patton (starts 10 p.m.)

Ed n’Born at Olde Keg Bar & Grill, Portage (starts 9 p.m.)

Jeff Perigo at Pour On Center, Ebensburg (starts 7 p.m.)

Clay Bowser at Our Station House, Ebensburg (starts 8:30 p.m.)

Joe and Lou Caroff at Castle Pub, Ebensburg (starts 7 p.m.)

SATURDAY NIGHT 11/23:

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

Teazed (final show) at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona (starts 8:30 p.m.)

Zach Wade & the Good Grief and The Unknown Legends at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)

Shallow 9 at Four Dees Lounge, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)

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

Jimmy Mowery at the Dog House, Bellwood (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Jae Smith at Park Avenue Pub, Patton (starts 10 p.m.)

Two Good Wings at Lemon Drop Lounge, Ebensburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Scott Erickson at Our Station House, Ebensburg (starts 9 p.m.)

SUNDAY NIGHT 12/24:

(CHRISTMAS EVE – no live music scheduled. MERRY CHRISTMAS!)

MONDAY 12/25:

(CHRISTMAS DAY – no live music scheduled. MERRY CHRISTMAS!)

TUESDAY NIGHT 12/26:

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

Open Mic Night at Bedford Hotel, Bedford (starts 6:30 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY NIGHT 12/27:

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

THURSDAY NIGHT 12/28:

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

Open Mic with Rue Moyer at Railroad City Brewing Company, 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.

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