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Striking Chords, Outdoor Fall Fest Finales This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, October 19 through Thursday, October 25. One of the weekend's music event highlights happens on Friday night, as the 7th annual Striking Chords Against Cancer benefit moves indoors to the Jaffa Shrine, ...

More Fall Festivals!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, October 12 through Thursday, October 18. Fall festival events again take the spotlight for this weekend, as several different festival events with live music happen in the region. Bedford's Fall ...

Zombies, Fall Foliage, Apple Cider Fests and More!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, October 5 through Thursday, October 11. Among the weekend's highlights, the zombie apocalypse descends upon downtown Altoona again with the third annual Zombietown USA. This year's Zombietown will again ...

Creating in the 814, Italian Food Festival This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, September 21 through Thursday, September 27. Among the noteworthy live music happenings this weekend and upcoming week, the inaugural Cre814 Fest will bring local creations together on Saturday ...

Labor Day Festival Frenzy!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, August 31 through Thursday, September 6. With Labor Day weekend symbolizing the unofficial ending of summer, a number of festival events throughout the area once again will give live music fans plenty ...

Grange Fair, Church Picnics, Concerts and Festivals Galore!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, August 17 through Thursday, August 23. Area outdoor live music is into its busy peak this weekend, with numerous outdoor concerts, festivals, church picnics, fairs and more. The Centre County Grange ...

Flood City Music Festival and Clearfield County Fair!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, August 3 through Thursday, August 9. Outdoor events continue to provide the highlights during this time of year. The annual AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival takes place on Friday and Saturday in and ...

Arts Festival Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, July 13 through Thursday, July 19. Arts Festival weekend has arrived in central PA, with both the 52nd annual Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in downtown State College and the 26th annual ...

Motorcycles and Musical Madness!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the period of Wednesday, June 20 through Thursday, June 28. This will include all motorcycle weekend live music events for the inaugural Pennsylvania Roundhouse Rally in Altoona, Thunder In the Valley in Johnstown, Ebensburg Wheels ...

Final Flight, Eric Sager Tribute, Brew-Grass and Benefits This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, June 8 through Thursday, June 14. With the rise in summertime temperatures comes the rise in outdoor activity on the area music scene. And this weekend provides a lot of live music happenings, both ...

Alive at Five Kickoff, Great Eastern Arts Festival This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, June 1 through Thursday, June 7. The warm weather season continues to kick into gear, with several outdoor live music venues and events making their returns to action this weekend. Altoona's ...

Blair County Arts Festival Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, May 18 through Thursday, May 24. Another temporal marker as spring advances toward summer in this part of the world is the annual Blair County Arts Festival. The 51st edition of this event happens ...

Pints For Pets, Book Festival, BulletBoys Coming to Town!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, May 11 through Thursday, May 17. Among the most noteworthy live music events this weekend is the 11th annual Pints For Pets Brewfest, taking place on Saturday at People's Natural Gas Field. Per ...

Outdoor Festivals Are Here!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, April 27 through Thursday, May 3. As the calendar turns the corner from April to May, live music events and festivals are starting to head outdoors, with two major outdoor events happening this ...

Ivyside Off the Rails, A Final Flight, Uke Soiree This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, April 20 through Thursday, April 26. Among the notable live music events taking place this weekend is the second annual "Ivyside Off the Rails: Glow On" music and arts festival, happening Sunday evening ...

Not an Unlucky Weekend for Live Music!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, April 13 through Thursday, April 19. Don't let fears of bad luck on Friday the 13th curtail your plans to take in some live music on area stages this weekend, as there are fun events and noteworthy ...

Dropping a Grenade This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, April 6 through Thursday, April 12. Among live music highlights this weekend will be a CD-release show on Friday night at McGarvey's, as Altoona-based nu-metal/heavy rockers Hate Grenade pull the pin on ...

A Big D**n Band Coming to Town!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, March 23 through Thursday, March 29. Among the highlights during the coming week is a boisterous celebration of country blues and roots music coming to McGarvey's on Wednesday night. From the state of ...

St. Paddy’s Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, March 16 through Thursday, March 22. St. Patrick's Day is the dominant theme of this weekend, with plenty of St. Patrick's-themed parties and entertainment happening on area stages. And even if it isn't ...

Punk Lives and St. Patrick’s Fun Begins This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, March 9 through Thursday, March 15. Among the live music highlights during the next seven days are a punk rock celebration and some preliminary events to get you ready for next weekend's St. Patrick's ...