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Winter Storm Live Music!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, January 18 through Thursday, January 24. The big topic of conversation heading into this weekend is the major winter weather event that is expected to impact the region beginning on Saturday afternoon. ...

A Vulgar Display of Penntera This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, January 11 through Thursday, January 17. Among the performances hitting area stages this weekend is a treat for fans of the extreme power metal of Pantera, as southcentral PA-based Pantera tribute ...

‘Twas the Weekend Before New Year’s Eve!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, December 28 through Thursday, January 3. As the world turns the page into a New Year within the next few days, there will be live music to accompany it on the area stages. Monday night, New Year's Eve, ...

‘Twas the Weekend Before Christmas!”

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, December 21 through Thursday, December 27. The weekend before the Christmas holiday has some special happenings on area stages worth checking out. Two of those events happen in succession on Friday ...

Toys For Tots, Sauce Boss This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, December 7 through Thursday, December 13. Christmas season often means Toys for Tots benefits on the area music scene, and one will take place on an Altoona stage Friday night. Local country performers ...

Park N’ Rock and Brass Monkeys This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, November 30 through Thursday, December 6. Among the live music highlights this weekend is the fourth annual Park N'Rock fundraiser for Central Blair Recreation. The event happens on Friday evening at ...

Patched Together, Turkey Eve Happenings!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, November 16 through Thursday, November 22. Several noteworthy events are happening on area live music stages this weekend and upcoming week, especially heading toward the Thanksgiving holiday. The 8th ...

Tragedy Returns…

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, November 9 through Thursday, November 15. Tragedy returns to the area live music scene this weekend. But it is not bad news...New York City's heavy metal tribute to the Bee Gees, Tragedy, returns to ...

Indoor Live Music!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, November 2 through Thursday, November 8. The outdoor fall festivals are now in the rear view mirror, and live music has moved back indoors for the cold weather season. So pick out a show from the many ...

Trick or Treat Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, October 26 through Thursday, November 1. Halloween season has arrived, and multiple Halloween-themed events dominate this week's live music slate. "Official" Halloween party events are indicated in the ...

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 ...