Beware the Ides of St. Patrick This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, March 15 through Thursday, March 21.

Of course, this weekend is all about the wearing of the green, eating copious amounts of corned beef, cabbage and Lucky Charms, and brandishing Irish derby hats, green beads and other Irish bling to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday. There are many St. Patrick’s Day-themed parties and live music events this weekend, and even if an event is not billed as an official St. Paddy’s party, you’re still likely to find lots of green wardrobes, Irish-themed drink specials and other Irish merriment pretty much everywhere.

A couple of popular Irish-themed events return this weekend as well…The 16th annual “Mac’s Irish Bash” happens Friday night starting at 6 at Altoona’s Jaffa Shrine; proceeds from that event help fund the McEldowney Academic Scholarship Fund, set up in honor of Dick McEldowney, a civic leader and contributor to the Altoona community who passed away in 2003…And the Gallitzin Fire Company’s 11th annual St. Patrick’s Day Party will fill up the Gallitzin American Legion’s Oriental Ballroom with a sea of green outfits as hundreds of revelers will enjoy Irish merriment, a food buffet and live music from area Irish rock favorites Full Kilt and longtime regional party band favorites The Giants Of Science. The festivities begin at 4 p.m…If you did not yet obtain a ticket to either Mac’s Irish Bash or the Gallitzin St. Patrick’s Day Party, though, you are likely out of luck, as all tickets to both events have been sold out.

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 3/15:

“Mac’s Irish Bash” at Jaffa Shrine, Altoona (starts 6 p.m. – tickets SOLD OUT)

Bastard Bearded Irishmen with The Deuces at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Shallow 9 (unplugged) at Holiday Bowl (Strike Zone Bar & Grill), Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

100 Proof at Chewy’s Pizza, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Bone Jacked at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

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

Felix & the Hurricanes at Bellwood UVHA, Bellwood (starts 9 p.m.)

Eric McCrum at Dog House, Bellwood (starts 9 p.m.)

Coltt Winter Lepley at Allegheny Creamery and Crepes, Hollidaysburg (starts 6 p.m.)

Greg Burley at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 7 p.m.)

Matt Wagner at Shan Nicole’s Irish Pub, Hollidaysburg (starts 9 p.m.)

Lauren & Joe at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob Ski Resort (starts 8 p.m.)

Partners in Crime at Everett American Legion, Everett (starts 8 p.m.)

Ed N’Born at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6 p.m.)

Jimmy V at Hagen’s Irish Pub, Chest Springs (starts 8 p.m.)

Talisman at Northern Cambria VFW, Northern Cambria (starts 9 p.m.)

Backlash at Philipsburg American Legion, Philipsburg (starts 9 p.m.)

White Shadow at Coalport VFW, Coalport (starts 9 p.m.)

SATURDAY AFTERNOON 3/16:

Matt Wagner at Blue Knob Ski Lodge, Blue Knob Ski Resort (starts 3 p.m.)

St. Patty’s Day Bash with Black Ridge PABG and Tom Noel at Railroad City Brewing Company, Altoona (starts 4 p.m.)

Gallitzin Fire Company’s 11th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Party at Gallitzin American Legion (Oriental Ballroom), Gallitzin; featuring Full Kilt and Giants Of Science (starts 4 p.m. – tickets SOLD OUT)

SATURDAY NIGHT 3/9:

Eric Delozier & Unknown Legends at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Conner Gilbert at Zach’s Sports & Spirits, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

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

Lauren & Joe at Holiday Bowl (Strike Zone Bar & Grill), Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Coltt Winter Lepley at Altoona Grand Hotel (Grouse’s Nest), Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Asbury Lane at Cesare Battisti Club, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

This Albatross at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

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

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

Felix & the Hurricanes at Old Canal Inn, Hollidaysburg (starts 9 p.m.)

Saint Paddy’s Party with The Lawn Darts at Hungry Duck, Roaring Spring (starts 8 p.m.)

4th Street at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob Ski Resort (starts 8 p.m.)

Artie Burtnett at R & J’s Tavern, Bedford (starts 8 p.m.)

Rokkandy at Bedford Moose, Bedford (starts 9 p.m.)

Star 69 at Bedford Elks, Bedford (starts 9 p.m.)

Jack Squat at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

Greg Burley at Ferguson’s Pub, Huntingdon (starts 8 p.m.)

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

The Clovers at Hagen’s Irish Pub, Chest Springs (starts 9 p.m.)

3 of Hearts at Patton American Legion, Patton (starts 9 p.m.)

Jim Zemlock at Northern Cambria VFW, Northern Cambria (starts 9 p.m.)

Night Train at City Hotel, Northern Cambria (starts 9 p.m.)

53 South at Jamestown Rod & Gun Club, Portage (starts 9 p.m.)

KB & the Crew at Lemon Drop Lounge, Ebensburg (starts 8 p.m.)

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

Joe Quick at Castle Pub, Ebensburg (starts 9 p.m.)

Locked & Loaded at Polish Club, Nanty Glo (starts 9 p.m.)

Ed N’Born at Sunshine Mine Inn, Coalport (starts 8 p.m.)

White Shadow at Coalport Moose, Coalport (starts 9 p.m.)

Gray Beard at The Remedy, Houtzdale (starts 9 p.m.)

Zero Tolerance at Philipsburg Elks, Philipsburg (starts 8:30 p.m.)

SUNDAY AFTERNOON 3/17:

Full Kilt at Zach’s Sports & Spirits, Altoona (starts 3 p.m.)

SUNDAY NIGHT 3/17:

Phil & Rogan 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.)

White Shadow at Sons Of Italy, Patton (starts 6 p.m.)

TUESDAY 3/19:

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

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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT 3/20:

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

THURSDAY NIGHT 3/21:

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

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

Blind Liver at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 8 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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