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Zombietown, Bedford Fall Foliage and Apple Cider Festival This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, October 4 through Thursday, October 10.

The cavalcade of fall festivals around the area continues this weekend. The zombie apocalypse returns to downtown Altoona on Saturday with the fourth annual Zombietown USA, centered primarily along 11th Avenue and the Heritage Plaza area. Included this year will be a zombie wedding at the Heritage Plaza gazebo at 4 p.m., Altoona’s Halloween Parade at 7 p.m., food and craft vendors, kids’ activities, Penn State Altoona’s Spooktacular Science Show outside the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (begins 11 a.m.), and live music throughout the day, including Alice In Chains and Prince tribute performances. See the listing below for the entire Zombietown music schedule. Admission is free.

The annual two-weekend Bedford Fall Foliage Festival kicks off on Saturday, with a multitude of arts and crafts vendors, a food court, children’s activities, and live music on three stages and strolling around downtown Bedford. See the listing below for the Fall Foliage music schedule.

And Prince Gallitzin State Park presents the annual Apple Cider Festival on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Muskrat Beach along Glendale Lake. Multiple arts and crafts vendors, live cider pressing, children’s activities and live music will take place throughout the day. Tree and Ride the Song are the musical performers this year. Admission is free. And to avoid the gridlock issues of past years, pontoon shuttles will operate from the Killbuck boat launch area, and bus shuttles will operate from the Prince Gallitzin marina area.

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 10/4:

Asbury Lane at Railroad City Brewing Company, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

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

Felix & the Hurricanes at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

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

LaBella Musica at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6:30 p.m.)

Lauren & Joe at Patton American Legion, Patton (starts 9 p.m.)

SATURDAY 10/5:

Zombietown USA at Heritage Plaza, downtown Altoona; featuring The Backyard Rockers (11 a.m.), Jae Smith (12:30 p.m.), Felix & the Hurricanes (2 p.m.), Deny Your Maker (Alice In Chains tribute, 5 p.m.) and The Musicologists (Prince tribute, 9:30 p.m.) (free admission)

Bedford Fall Foliage Festival, downtown Bedford (free admission):

– Gazebo in the Square Stage: 10 a.m. – A’Cappella Kinda Guys, 12 noon – De’ja’vu, 3 p.m. – Smith Compound Band

– Down By the River Stage: 10 a.m., 12 noon – Prairie Dogma, 2 p.m. – White Shadow

– Fort Stage: 11 a.m. – Coltt Winter Lepley

– Strolling Musicians: A’Cappella Kinda Guys

Coltt Winter Lepley at Agape Farm, Shirleysburg (starts 5 p.m.)

SATURDAY NIGHT 10/5:

Casey Gray and Tyler Shultz at Holiday Inn, Altoona (Strike Zone Bar & Grille, starts 9 p.m.)

Conner Gilbert at Primanti Bros., Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Flashpoint at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Rokkandy at Tyrone Hookies Fireman’s Club, Tyrone (starts 8 p.m.)

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

Kevin Kutz at Olde Bedford Brewing Co., Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

KB & the Crew at Bedford Moose, Bedford (starts 8 p.m.)

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

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

Phil McCaulley at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6:30 p.m.)

Ed N’Born at Hagen’s Irish Pub, Chest Springs (starts 9 p.m.)

Krazy Kat Daddies at Jamestown PNA, Portage (starts 8 p.m.)

Facedown 1 at Castle Pub, Ebensburg (starts 10 p.m.)

SUNDAY 10/6:

Bedford Fall Foliage Festival, downtown Bedford (free admission):

– Gazebo in the Square Stage: 12 noon – Radio Bravo, 3 p.m. – Arte Tedesco Band

– Down By the River Stage: 12 noon – A’Cappella Kinda Guys, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. – Bindley Hardware Co.

– Fort Stage: Kenny Fetterman

Apple Cider Festival, Prince Gallitzin State Park (Muskrat Beach); featuring Tree (12 noon) and Ride the Song (3 p.m.) (free admission)

SUNDAY NIGHT 10/6:

The Band OZ at Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

White Shadow at Altoona Grand Hotel, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

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

TUESDAY NIGHT 10/8:

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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT 10/9:

Open Mic Night at Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

THURSDAY NIGHT 10/10:

Open Stage at Greenbean Coffee House, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Open Mic Night at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6:30 p.m.)

Lauren & Joe at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Steve Summerhill at Jethro’s, Altoona (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 jptheprofessor@gmail.com. Deadline to submit information for the initial posting is each Friday morning at 9 a.m.

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