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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 ...

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 ...

Late February Live Music!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, February 23 through Thursday, March 1. 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 ...

CD Release Events This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, February 16 through Thursday, Feb. 22. Among the activities happening on area live music stages this weekend are two shows celebrating the releases of new CD's by local bands and artists. ...

Have a Heart for Live Music This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, February 9 through Thursday, Feb. 15. With Valentine's Day happening on Wednesday, February 14, the area music scene offers up several Valentine's Day-themed dances and events over the next few days. So ...

Josh Returns, Cabin Fever, Petty Crime and Jane Lee Hooker!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, Jan. 26 through Thursday, Feb. 1. This weekend and upcoming week promise to be busy on the area music scene, with several notable events and plenty of action on local stages. Josh Gallagher returns to ...

Feel the Heat with Winter Live Music!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, Jan. 19 through Thursday, Jan. 25. One of this weekend's highlights blends live music with a tasty variety of chilis and soups. The fifth annual "Feel the Heat Chili & Soup Cookoff" takes place ...

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 ...

Warm up with live

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, Jan. 5 through Thursday, Jan. 11. Typically, the first weekend of the New Year, following the New Year's Day holiday, tends to be one of the slower weekends of the year for live music. But there is ...

Turning the Page…

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, Dec. 29 through Thursday, Jan. 4. The page turns from 2017 into 2018, and live music will provide a backdrop for that transition, with plenty of New Year's Eve events on the schedule. One of the ...

‘Tis the Weekend Before Christmas…

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, Dec. 22 through Thursday, Dec. 28. 'Tis the weekend before Christmas, and all through the town...Live music is stirring, and lots to go around! So as you settle down from the holiday shopping hustle ...

“The Gambler’s Last Deal” Visits Altoona This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, Dec. 8 through Thursday, Dec. 14. A major highlight of this weekend's live music entertainment slate is the legendary Kenny Rogers coming to town to perform at the Jaffa Shrine on Friday evening. Now ...

Tis the Season for Live Music!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, Dec. 1 through Thursday, Dec. 7. With the holiday season now under way, holiday season-themed shows, Toys for Tots benefits and other seasonal parties begin to show up on the live music slate. So after ...

Sun King Warriors and a Salute to Ullr This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, Nov. 24 through Thursday, Nov. 30. Although Thanksgiving Day is now in the rear view mirror, Thanksgiving weekend live music continues throughout the region, providing multiple options for getting ...

Patched Together, Bobaflex and Thanksgiving Live Music!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, Nov. 17 through Thursday, Nov. 23. One of the largest annual benefit concerts makes its return this weekend, and live music will help usher in the Thanksgiving holiday in the coming week. The benefit ...

Trick Or Treat Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, Oct. 27 through Thursday, Nov. 2. Halloween season is upon us, and lots of Halloween-themed parties and events take place throughout the area live music scene this weekend. See the listing below for the ...