Fall Fests, Songs & Stories and Trick Or Feed This Weekend!
Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, October 11 through Thursday, October 17.
The outdoor fall festival season appears to reach its peak this weekend, with numerous fall festivals happening throughout the region…Downtown Hollidaysburg presents its annual Pumpkinfest on Saturday along Allegheny Street, featuring a variety of food vendors (many offering pumpkin-based foods), local organizations, children’s activities, and entertainment…Downtown Bedford hosts the second and final weekend of the annual Bedford Fall Foliage Festival on Saturday and Sunday, with multiple arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, and live music on two primary stages and elsewhere…Alexandria hosts the annual Hartslog Day on Saturday, featuring plentiful arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, children’s activities and live music near Hartslog Museum…See the listings below for live music itineraries for each of these events.
And for those up for a roadtrip, more fall festivals are taking place this weekend, such as the annual Fort Ligonier Days Festival in downtown Ligonier on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, downtown Clearfield’s Fall Festival on Saturday, the annual Apple Butter Festival on Saturday and Sunday in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, and Renovo’s annual Flaming Foliage Festival on Saturday and Sunday.
Beyond the festivals, some noteworthy events are happening indoors this weekend as well. Round The Mountain Music presents the seventh installment of its “From Nashville: Songs & Stories” concert series on Friday night at the Mishler Theatre. Each concert presents three prominent Nashville-based songwriters, sharing their music “in the round” and sharing stories of their inspirations and experiences in the music world. Friday’s concert will feature songwriters Phillip White, Jenn Schott and Mark Nesler; who collectively have penned hit songs for such artists as George Strait, Luke Bryan, Vince Gill, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Pam Tillis, Restless Heart, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and more. The concert starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $25 and can be obtained prior to the show.
Local nu-metal rockers Hate Grenade are again organizing their annual “Trick or FEED Food Drive” event on Saturday night at McGarvey’s, to raise proceeds and collect non-perishable food goods for the Altoona Food Bank. Anyone donating non-perishable foods will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Sheetz gift card. Bands performing at this year’s “Trick or FEED” include hosts Hate Grenade, Fyre, 2BB and Same Old Haunt. Donation at the door is $5 per person. The music begins at 9 p.m.
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 10/11:
“From Nashville: Songs & Stories, Vol. 7” at Mishler Theatre, Altoona; featuring Phillip White, Jenn Schott and Mark Nesler (starts 8 p.m., tickets $25/person)
The Snipped, Beer & Pretzels and Pink Cigarette at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Tom Noel and friends at Holiday Bowl, Altoona (Strike Zone Bar & Grille, starts 9 p.m.)
The Boomers at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)
Washington Slept Here at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Hops & Vines at Argonne Cafe, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 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.)
Talisman at Hagen’s Irish Pub, Chest Springs (starts 9 p.m.)
Giants Of Science at Patton American Legion, Patton (starts 9 p.m.)
Adam Ernst at Olde Keg Bar & Grill, Portage (starts 10 p.m.)
Rokkandy at Philipsburg American Legion, Philipsburg (starts 9 p.m.)
Pumpkinfest, downtown Hollidaysburg (free admission):
– Diamond Stage: 10 a.m. – Hollidaysburg Senior High Jazz Combo, 11 a.m. – Boland Brothers Band, 12 noon – Horseshoe Cloggers, 1 p.m. – Joy Drummers, 2 p.m. – Stephanie & the Wild Hearts
Bedford Fall Foliage Festival, downtown Bedford (free admission):
– Gazebo in the Square Stage: 10 a.m. – The Heartstrings, 12 noon – Felix & the Hurricanes, 3 p.m. – Platinum
– Down By the River Stage: 10 a.m. and 12 noon – Black Cat Moan, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Ryan Cain & the Ables
– Fort Stage: Charlie McClanahan
– Strolling Musicians: Kevin Solecki (accordion), Chris LaRose
Hartslog Day Festival, Alexandria; featuring Juniata Valley High School Band (10 a.m.), Music Music Music (10:45 a.m.), Juniata Valley Select Chorus (11:30 a.m.), Anita Roseborough & Friends (12:15 p.m.), Unusual Suspects String Band (1:!5 p.m.), Fair Shake (2:15 p.m.) and Harley Rae (3:15 p.m.) (free admission)
Kenton Sitch at 7th Annual “Fall” Into Family Fun Festival at Lake Raystown Resort, Entriken (starts 12 noon)
“Wine Fest 2019” at La Ferme Rouge, Patton; featuring White Shadow (starts 1 p.m., proceeds benefit Patton Library)
SATURDAY NIGHT 10/12:
“Trick or FEED Food Drive” at McGarvey’s, Altoona; featuring Hate Grenade, Fyre, 2BB and Same Old Haunt (starts 9 p.m., proceeds and non-perishable food donations benefit Altoona Food Bank)
Shallow 9 at Four Dees Lounge, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)
Railtowne at Altoona Grand Hotel, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Lauren & Joe at Holiday Bowl, Altoona (Strike Zone Bar & Grille, starts 9 p.m.)
PT Cruiser at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Felix & the Hurricanes at Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
R2B2 at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 9 p.m.)
The Evergreens at Argonne Cafe, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)
Ed N’Born at D’Ottavio’s Gran Sasso, Hollidaysburg (starts 10 p.m.)
Star 69 at Bedford Elks, Bedford (starts 9 p.m.)
Benefit for Diana Mickey Family at Schellsburg VFW, Schellsburg; featuring Fueled By Ignorance and Fully Loaded (starts 8 p.m.)
Orange Fire at Pleasantville VFW, Pleasantville (starts 9 p.m.)
Back In The Day at Mapleton Depot American Legion, Mapleton (starts 9 p.m.)
100 Proof at Patton American Legion, Patton (starts 9 p.m.)
Jae Smith at Our Station House, Ebensburg (starts 8:30 p.m.)
Distance at Sunshine Mine Inn, Coalport (starts 10 p.m.)
Cottonmouth at Just One More (Rainbow Inn), Coalport (starts 9 p.m.)
Bedford Fall Foliage Festival, downtown Bedford (free admission):
– Gazebo in the Square Stage: 12 noon – Coastal Remedy, 3 p.m. – Boom Town Boys
– Down By the River Stage: 12 noon – Kenny Fetterman, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – The Vogues
– Fort Stage: Brandi Naugle
– Strolling: Kevin Solecki (accordion), Chris LaRose
SUNDAY NIGHT 10/13:
The Band OZ at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)
White Shadow at Altoona Grand Hotel, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)
Felix & the Hurricanes at Black & Gold Tavern, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
TUESDAY NIGHT 10/14:
Open Mic with Rich Dasch at D’Ottavio’s Gran Sasso, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT 10/16:
Open Mic Night at Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)
THURSDAY NIGHT 10/17:
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.)
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