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Area Music Gets Its Irish Up!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, March 17 through Thursday, March 23. Besides a popular time of the year for wearing green attire, consuming green-colored food and drinks, and celebrating the Emerald Isle, St. Patrick's Day weekend is ...

Punk’s Not Dead in Altoona!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, March 10 through Thursday, March 16. Many music trends come and go, and rise and fall in popularity as times change. But some forms of music endure, and on the Altoona music scene, punk rock is one of ...

An Acoustic Weekend…

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, March 3 through Thursday, March 9. Acoustic music seems to be the prominent flavor on the area music scene for this weekend and upcoming week, as a number of acoustic-geared solo performers and groups ...

A Giant(s) Return…

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, February 17 through Thursday, February 23. Among the performers on area stages this weekend is a group that hasn't been as much a frequent flyer on area stages in the past year or two, the Giants Of ...

The Heart of Live Music Beats This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, February 10 through Thursday, February 16. With Valentine's Day happening on Tuesday, several Valentine's-themed live music happenings - including dances and dinners - take place in the coming ...

Homecoming with Josh This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, January 27 through Thursday, February 2. A major highlight of this weekend's live music slate is the area return of Cresson favorite son and country artist Josh Gallagher after his recent run on ...

Feeling the Heat in Bedford!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, January 20 through Thursday, January 26. One of the weekend's highlights happens in Bedford on Saturday, with the annual "Feel the Heat" Chili and Soup Cookoff. Seven downtown Bedford businesses ...

Looking for a Cabin Fever Cure This Weekend?

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, January 13 through Thursday, January 19. If you are seeking a cure to your cabin fever this weekend, numerous live music options are available on local and regional stages. Saturday night is ...

Happy New Year!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, December 30 through Thursday, January 5. This includes happenings for New Year's Eve. As we turn the page into the New Year, there are a number of live music events to help get us there. One of ...

Return of The Lampshades and Other “Winter Noise” This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, December 2 through Thursday, December 8. Among the highlights of live music in the Altoona area during the next seven days is the return of indie-rockers The Lampshades to the Altoona area. They ...

Patched Together, Thanksgiving Live Music!

Below is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, November 18 through Thursday, November 24. One  big highlight of this weekend's live music slate is the sixth annual "Patched Together: A Day Of Music for the Healing Patch." This year's event ...

The Gallows, The Strayer Benefit, and Lil’ Rev Returns!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, November 11 through Thursday, November 17. Several noteworthy events highlight this week's slate. Detroit, Michigan favorites The Goddamn Gallows bring their high-energy blend of Americana, ...