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Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day Live Music!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, February 8 through Thursday, February 14.

Seasonal occasions provide the themes for some of the live music happenings during this weekend and upcoming week. McGarvey’s celebrates the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year 2019, designated the Year of the Pig, with the return of the Chinese New Year party on Saturday night. Those in attendance will be able to “pig” out on a Chinese food buffet, while enjoying live music from area favorites This Albatross. The festivities begin at 9 p.m.

Valentine’s Day happens Thursday, and at least one special Valentine-themed live music event is on the schedule, as Huntingdon-based singer and songwriter Dylan E. Miller will serenade Valentine’s Day diners at Josie’s Restaurant in Coalport beginning at 5 p.m. Check back to this listing for any additional Valentine’s events that may be added; and several Valentine’s events will take place next weekend as well.

Recent wintry weather forced a cancellation of Shallow 9’s January 19 performance at the Four Dees Lounge. For those needing their Shallow 9 fix, the rescheduled show is happening Friday night at the Four Dees Lounge.

And after a nearly decade-long run on area stages, Bedford-based rock duo Borrowed Time – Chad Patterson and Mike Clapper – is living on borrowed time for the next few weeks and playing their final shows together before going their separate ways. Two of those final shows happen in the next seven days; Borrowed Time will perform at Oak Spring Winery’s Altoona location on Friday evening for “Friday Wine Down” starting at 6 p.m., and they will then perform Tuesday evening at the Bedford Tavern in Bedford for the venue’s weekly “Tuesday Night Therapy” starting at 6 p.m. Borrowed Time’s final show will be on March 23 during Downtown Bedford, Inc.’s Spring Wine & Spirits Walk.

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 you are driving any distance to attend.

Check out and support the area live music! And if you celebrate heavily while doing so, please designate a sober driver or call a taxi to get you home.

FRIDAY NIGHT 2/8:

“Friday Wine Down” with Borrowed Time at Oak Spring Winery, Altoona (starts 6:30 p.m.)

Coltt Winter Lepley at Railroad City Brewing Company, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Bruce Schettig at Family Pizza, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Eric McCrum at Holiday Bowl (Strike Zone Bar & Grill), Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Shallow 9 at Four Dees Lounge, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)

Krazy Kat Daddies at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

The Boomers at Newburg Firehall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Hair Force One at The Dog House, Bellwood (starts 9 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Bellwood UVHA, Bellwood (starts 8 p.m.)

The Evergreens at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 7 p.m.)

The Backyard Rockers at Hungry Duck Eatery, Roaring Spring (starts 6 p.m.)

Matt Pletcher at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob Ski Resort (starts 9 p.m.)

Bill Ferrell at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 6 p.m.)

Pat “Mingo” Lidwell at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 7 p.m.)

Talisman at Northern Cambria VFW, Northern Cambria (starts 9 p.m.)

Lauren & Joe at Our Station House, Ebensburg (starts 8:30 p.m.)

White Shadow at Ebensburg VFW, Ebensburg (starts 8 p.m.)

SATURDAY AFTERNOON 2/9:

Rue Moyer at Mueller’s Pub, Blue Knob Ski Resort (starts 3 p.m.)

SATURDAY NIGHT 2/9:

“We Care Foundation Winter Blues & Brews” with Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats and Pat McGinnis at The Casino, Lakemont Park, Altoona (starts 6 p.m., donation $40/person includes music, beer/wine tasting and light food)

Triple Threat at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Eric Delozier at Holiday Bowl (Strike Zone Bar & Grill), Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

This Albatross at McGarvey’s, Altoona (Chinese New Year Party, starts 9 p.m.)

Drunk After Midnight at Four Dees Lounge, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)

Jampact at Unter Uns, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Lauren & Joe at Bavarian Hall, Altoona (HSA 100 Club event, starts 9 p.m.)

R2B2 at Newburg Firehall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Stormy at Argonne Cafe, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Dan Haynes at Shan Nicole’s Irish Pub, Hollidaysburg (starts 9 p.m.)

The Unusual Circumstance at Aviation Inn, Duncansville (starts 9 p.m.)

Fully Loaded at R & J’s Tavern, Bedford (starts 8 p.m.)

Star 69 at Bedford American Legion, Bedford (starts 9 p.m.)

Urban Myth at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

53 South at Sankertown VFW, Sankertown (starts 9 p.m.)

Full Kettle at Patton VFW, Patton (starts 10 p.m.)

Negan and Deny Your Maker (Alice In Chains tribute) at Hastings VFW, Hastings (starts 9 p.m.)

“Home for Horses” Benefit at Osceola Slovak Club, Osceola Mills; featuring Cottonmouth, Matt In The Hat and Sam I Am (starts 8 p.m.)

SUNDAY AFTERNOON 2/10:

Second Sunday Ukulele Jam at Greenbean Coffee House, Altoona (starts 2 p.m.)

SUNDAY NIGHT 2/10:

Eric McCrum at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Black & Gold Tavern, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Rokkandy at Patton VFW, Patton (starts 7 p.m.)

TUESDAY 2/12:

Adam D at D’Ottavio’s Gran Sasso, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

“Tuesday Night Therapy” with Borrowed Time at Bedford Tavern, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY NIGHT 2/13:

Open Mic Night at Unter Uns, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

THURSDAY NIGHT 2/14:

Steve Summerhill at Jethro’s, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Open Stage Night at Green Bean Coffee, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Greg Burley at Joe’s 58th Street Grill, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Dylan Miller at Josie’s Restaurant, Coalport (starts 5 p.m.)

(NOTE: More shows may be added to this list as information becomes available. Feel free to check back.)

To report additional shows or corrections to this listing, email information to jptheprofessor@gmail.com. Deadline to submit information for the initial posting is each Friday morning at 9 a.m.

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