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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 ...

Fall Fests’ Last Gasps and Halloween Around the Corner!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, Oct. 20 through Thursday, Oct. 26. With colder fall temperatures starting to arrive, outdoor fall festival season is winding down, with a few more festival events taking place this weekend. And the ...

Festivus of Fall Festivals!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, Oct. 13 through Thursday, Oct. 19. Outdoor fall festival season reaches its peak this weekend, with four prominent annual fall festival events transpiring through Sunday. Bedford's Fall Foliage ...

Hail the Spud!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, Sept. 29 through Thursday, Oct. 5. Let the fall festivals begin! This weekend features two of the area's most anticipated fall season festivals, plus a first-time concert event. Spud worshippers will ...

Night Market, New Germany Arts & Crafts, Italian Food Festival This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, Sept. 15 through Thursday, Sept. 21. The final official weekend of the Summer of 2017 features several festival and fair favorites, plus a special night market event. The Downtown Night Market event ...

Striking Chords, Sundance Head and Lots More This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, Sept. 8 through Thursday, Sept. 14. With an early autumn "crisp" in the air, a number of special events featuring live music take place during this weekend and upcoming week. The sixth annual Striking ...

Rails and Ales, Pickin’ for Wishes and More This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, Aug. 25 through Thursday, Aug. 31. As the Summer of 2017 enters its homestretch, several annual late summer season event favorites highlight the live music schedule for the next seven days. The annual ...

County Fair Season Continues!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, Aug. 4 through Thursday, Aug. 10. County fair season continues, as the Clearfield County Fair reaches its climax this weekend with two marquee rock concerts, and the Huntingdon County Fair then takes ...

Summer Fun, Fairs and Celebrations!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, July 28 through Thursday, Aug. 3. The summer season continues with more outdoor concerts, festivals, celebrations and fair season getting under way. The 157th Clearfield County Fair starts on Sunday, ...

Arts Festival Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, July 14 through Thursday, July 20. Arts Festival weekend is in full swing in Centre County this weekend, with both the 51st annual Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in downtown State College and ...

Fire Carnivals and Arts Festivals!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, June 30 through Thursday, July 6. Two fire company carnivals and two prominent Centre County arts festivals are among the highlights of the area live music slate over the next seven days. The Cresson ...

July 4th Weekend Musical Fireworks!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, June 30 through Thursday, July 6. The extended July 4th holiday weekend will feature plenty of live music events around the area, with some paired with fireworks displays. Altoona's Railroaders Museum ...

Concerts, Festivals and Punx For Pets!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, June 16 through Thursday, June 22. Father's Day weekend features plenty of live music, including outdoor and indoor concerts, festivals and other fun live music events. The Railroaders Museum hosts the ...

Festivals, Celebrations and Concerts Abound This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, June 9 through Thursday, June 15. Outdoor live music gets busier in coming days, with more festivals, concerts and other outdoor events featuring live music in the region. A few communities are ...

Memorial Day Weekend Live Music!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, May 26 through Thursday, June 2. The Memorial Day holiday weekend features several noteworthy live music events throughout the region. An Altoona area music scene all-star cast will bring to life "It ...

Blair County Arts Festival Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, May 19 through Thursday, May 25. The big highlight on this weekend's live music slate is the 50th annual Blair County Arts Festival, happening at Penn State Altoona on Friday and Saturday. This year's ...

Altoona In Bloom, Mother’s Day Music!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, May 12 through Thursday, May 18. Among the highlights during Mother's Day weekend is the inaugural Altoona In Bloom Street Fair, happening at downtown Altoona's Heritage Plaza on Friday evening and ...

Ukuleles, Strumbellas and an Agent In Chains This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, April 21 through Thursday, April 27. As the temperatures heat up with spring season, live music activity increases with some outdoor events now beginning to enter the picture. One of those events ...

Easter Weekend Live Music!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, April 14 through Thursday, April 20. The Easter holiday weekend features plenty of live music events, including an appearance by a prominent and legendary punk rock name. C.J. Ramone, who played bass ...