Canadian Rovers and the Return of a Former Misfit!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, March 2 through Thursday, March 8.

Among the highlights during this weekend and upcoming week…If you seek to get an early musical start on the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day festivus, McGarvey’s will present Hamilton, Ontario (Canada)-based performers the Steel City Rovers on Saturday night. Together since 2012, this five-member group performs their unique brand of “celtibilly,” a blend of Celtic, folk, roots, country and traditional North American music. Local duo favorites Ed N’Born start off the night. The music begins at 10:30 p.m.

And Michale Graves certainly likes performing in these parts…The former Misfits frontman returns to play a special acoustic show at McGarvey’s on Tuesday night. His acoustic set enables Graves to strip his music down to its basics, and he will perform a mix of his established song favorites, new material, and probably a Misfits favorite or two. Cambria County horror/punk rockers One Adam 12 will open the night with a unique acoustic set. The show is slated to begin at 7 p.m.

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.


Walkney, Making State and Dilemma at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 10:30 p.m.)

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

Second Edition at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

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

Nina Scarcia and Wade Yankey (Colebrook Road) at Locality, Bedford (starts 8 p.m.)

100 Proof at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

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

Stay Tuned at Our Station House, Ebensburg (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Joe Quick at Sunshine Mine Inn, Coalport (starts 10 p.m.)


GWFC Hollidaysburg Area Women’s Club St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Dance with Felix & the Hurricanes at The Casino, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

The Steel City Rovers and Ed N’Born at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 10:30 p.m.)

Shallow 9 at Four Dees Lounge, Altoona (starts 10:30 p.m.)

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

Three Of Hearts at Newburg Firehall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Sheldon Port at Tyrone Elks, Tyrone (starts 8 p.m.)

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

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

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

Half Tempted at Bloody Run Social Club, Everett (starts 10 p.m.)

R2B2 at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

2nd Street at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6 p.m.)

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

John Michaels Band at Our Station House, Ebensburg (starts 7:30 p.m.)

53 South at Lemon Drop Lounge, Ebensburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Downshift at Castle Pub, Ebensburg (starts 10 p.m.)

Negan at Barnesboro VFW, Northern Cambria (starts 10 p.m.)

The Chrome Hearts at Port Matilda American Legion, Port Matilda (starts 8 p.m.)


Eric Delozier at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

The Band OZ at Unter Uns, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

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

Flight 19 (acoustic) at Huntingdon Country Club, Huntingdon (starts 5 p.m.)


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

“Tuesday Night Therapy” Open Mic at Bedford Tavern, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Michale Graves and One Adam 12 (both acoustic) at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)


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


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.)

T.V. Blonde (acoustic) at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Matt Pletcher at Joe’s 58th Street Bar & Grill, Altoona (starts 9 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 Deadline to submit information for the initial posting is each Friday morning at 9 a.m.