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Summer Sounds and Downtown Live Finales, “Rot N’Roll” Returns This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, September 13 through Thursday, September 19.

As Summer 2019 enters its last days, two popular summer concert series stage their final shows this weekend. The “Summer Sounds Concert Series” wraps up another season on Friday evening with a show rescheduled from earlier this summer. While Friday’s weather doesn’t exactly feel like island weather, D.D. & the Pub Crawlers will provide the musical entertainment for the ‘Hawaiian Luau’ party beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is free…And Downtown Hollidaysburg closes the book on its “Downtown Live!” concert series on Thursday evening, presenting Felix & the Hurricanes on The Diamond. The music starts at 6 p.m., and admission is free.

Late summer fair activity transitions over the next seven days. The annual Cookport Fair wraps up on Friday and Saturday with live music both days. And the annual Harmony Grange Fair near Westover begins on Tuesday, with musical entertainment nightly. Check out the listing below to find out who is playing each night.

And after nearly a decade away, “Rot N’Roll” returns to area stages on Friday night. Established in 1989, Clearfield County power trio Roadkill returns to action to celebrate their 30th anniversary, raise funds for Lisa’s Ladybugs Patient Care Fund, and unveil their brand new album, “Still Alive and…Well?” The return happens at the Slovak Club in Osceola Mills starting at 9 p.m. The 2019 edition of Roadkill – founding singer, bassist and ringleader Greg Majewsky, guitarist Tommy Raab and drummer Clayton Miller – will feature “rot n’roll” songs from the new CD along with memorable Roadkill favorites from years past. And Greg is likely to bring laughs with his sarcastic wit and self-deprecating sense of humor. Other performers include The Mess, Rukkus, and a “no-star” jam session. Donation at the door is $5 per person, and proceeds will benefit Lisa’s Ladybugs Patient Care Fund, which helps area residents and families impacted by cancer.

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 AFTERNOON 9/13:

Conner Gilbert at Slep Student Center, Penn State Altoona (80th Anniversary Community Ice Cream Social, starts 12:30 p.m.)

FRIDAY NIGHT 9/13:

“Summer Sounds Concert Series” with D.D. & the Pub Crawlers at Heritage Plaza, Altoona (starts 6 p.m., free admission)

Born & the Beanstalk at Sinking Valley Farm Show, Skelp (starts 7 p.m., free admission)

Cookport Fair, Cookport; featuring Felix & the Hurricanes (Main Stage, starts 7 p.m.)

“Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day” with Full Kilt at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Adam D at Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Three Of Hearts at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8:30 p.m.)

This Albatross at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Hops & Vines at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

The Boomers at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

100 Proof at River Billy’s, Huntingdon (starts 9 p.m.)

Pat “Mingo” Lidwell at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6:30 p.m.)

“Roadkill’s 30th” at Slovak Club, Osceola Mills; featuring Roadkill, The Mess, Rukkus, a “No-Star Jam” and more (starts 9 p.m., donation $5/person, proceeds benefit Lisa’s Ladybugs Patient Care Fund)

SATURDAY 9/14:

Cookport Fair, Cookport; featuring Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo and Fiddle Contests (Main Stage, starts 3 p.m.) and 7 Mile Run Band (Main Stage, starts 7 p.m.)

“Rockin’ the Runway” with Backlash and Bon Journey (Bon Jovi/Journey tribute) at Mount Union Airport, Shirleysburg (starts 5 p.m., tickets $10/advance, $20/gate)

Brandi Naugle at Everett Community Grace Brethren Church Tea, Grace Brethren Church, Everett (starts 2:15 p.m.)

SATURDAY NIGHT 9/14:

Downtown Night Market, Downtown Altoona; featuring Ed N’Born (4 p.m.) and others (starts 4 p.m., free admission)

Ride the Song at Railroad City Brewing Company, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

“Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day” with Bastard Bearded Irishmen at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Conner Gilbert at Primanti Bros., Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Asbury Lane at Trianon Bar & Grille, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

100 Proof at Black & Gold Tavern, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)

Black Cat Moan at Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

The Boomers at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Bill Ferrell at Olde Bedford Brewing Co., Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Star 69 at Breezewood VFW, Breezewood (starts 9 p.m.)

Railtowne at Steele’s Tavern, Hopewell (starts 10 p.m.)

Kent Martin at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6:30 p.m.)

“Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day” with Full Kilt at Gallitzin IMS, Gallitzin (starts 9 p.m.)

53 South at Sokols Club, Lilly (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Low Voltage at Park Avenue Pub, Patton (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Chris Rattie & the New Rebels at Castle Pub, Ebensburg (starts 10 p.m.)

Jampact at Philipsburg American Legion, Philipsburg (starts 9 p.m.)

SUNDAY 9/15:

Seth Brand at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 2 p.m.)

SUNDAY NIGHT 9/15:

The Band OZ at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

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

TUESDAY NIGHT 9/17:

Heather Woodel-Olson (Patsy Cline tribute) at Harmony Grange Fair, Westover (starts 7 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY NIGHT 9/18:

Joe Quick at Harmony Grange Fair, Westover (starts 7 p.m.)

Open Mic Night at Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

THURSDAY NIGHT 9/19:

“Downtown Live!” with Felix & the Hurricanes, on the Diamond, Hollidaysburg (starts 6 p.m., free admission)

The Boomers at Harmony Grange Fair, Westover (starts 7 p.m.)

Open Mic at Olde Bedford Brewing Company, Bedford (starts 5:30 p.m.)

Open Stage at Greenbean Coffee House, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Open Mic Night at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6:30 p.m.)

Rogan Allen at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Steve Summerhill at Jethro’s, Altoona (starts 7 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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