Cure Cabin Fever with Live Music This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, Jan. 12 through Thursday, Jan. 18.

If you are already tired of being stuck in the house this winter season, the area live music scene offers some options this weekend to escape from your four walls and take in some area musical talent.

Solo performers and acoustic-geared talent are prevalent this weekend, and a few band favorites are on stage as well. This weekend marks the return of the duo of Steve Oswalt and Dave Villani – Steve & Dave – as they take to the stage of Family Pizza & Pub on Saturday night. Dave will tickle the keys while Steve sings; the two will blend their skills on a variety of pop, rock and other favorites. Matt Pletcher brings his acoustic mix of classic rock, country and original songs to the Dog House in Bellwood on Friday night, and Family Pizza on Sunday. The multi-talented Charles McClanahan returns to the U.S. Hotel in Hollidaysburg on Friday night, and will be joined by several other local performers.

On the group front, Stormy brings their mix of classic ’60s and ’70s rock and pop back to the Argonne Cafe in Hollidaysburg on Saturday night. Fans of hard rock can check out new rising northern Cambria County rock force Negan as they rattle the rafters at Ebensburg’s Castle Pub on Saturday night. And fans of heavy metal can take in the double-bill of Fyre and Ember’s Fall at McGarvey’s on Saturday night.

See the listings below for details on these and other shows happening during the next seven days.

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 1/12:

Bill Ferrell at Oak Spring Winery, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Rich Edmundson at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)

The McCaulley Project at Newburg Firehall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

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

Matt Pletcher at The Dog House, Bellwood (starts 9 p.m.)

Charlie McClanahan & friends at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 7 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Patton American Legion, Patton (starts 10 p.m.)

Jae Smith at Our Station House, Ebensburg (starts 7:30 p.m.)

The Boomers at Ebensburg Moose, Ebensburg (starts 8:30 p.m.)

SATURDAY AFTERNOON 1/13:

Lauren & Joe at Summit Lodge, Blue Knob Ski Resort (starts 2 p.m.)

SATURDAY NIGHT 1/13:

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

Fyre and Ember’s Fall at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 10:30 p.m.)

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

Stormy at Argonne Cafe, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob Ski Resort (starts 9 p.m.)

The Chrome Hearts at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

Star 69 at Huntingdon Moose, Huntingdon (starts 8 p.m.)

Woodshop Choir at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6:30 p.m.)

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

Johnny Stangry at Our Station House, Ebensburg (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Negan at Castle Pub, Ebensburg (starts 9:30 p.m.)

SUNDAY NIGHT 1/14:

Altoona West African Drum Circle at Allegheny Ballet Company, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Matt Pletcher 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.)

TUESDAY NIGHT 1/16:

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

Borrowed Time at Bedford Tavern, Bedford (starts 6:30 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY NIGHT 1/17:

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

Felix & the Hurricanes at Patton VFW, Patton (starts 7 p.m.)

THURSDAY NIGHT 1/18:

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

Open Stage Night with Rue Moyer at Green Bean Coffee, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Full Kilt at Molly Maguire’s, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Conner Gilbert at Joe’s 58th Street 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.

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