Have a Heart for Live Music This Weekend!
Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, February 14 through Thursday, February 20.
With love in the air for Friday, Valentine’s Day, there are plenty of opportunities to show some love for live music happening on area stages this weekend. Numerous Valentine’s Day-themed performances and parties, and also a few anti-Valentine’s Day celebrations for the not-so-romantic, are on the slate for live music fans to enjoy.
Bands and music fans will gather at McGarvey’s on Sunday to show some love and support for an area cancer patient. The “Heaviest Fundraiser Ever” event begins at 3 p.m., and will raise money to help cancer patient Jen Johnstonbaugh, who is undergoing treatments for marginal zone B cell lymphoma. A nurse at Mount Nittany Medical Center, Jen is the wife of area drummer Darl Johnstonbaugh. The benefit will feature performances from Donny Burns & the 3rd Degree, Roadkill, Maul, Caleb Bernstein, E.N.D. and Black Sun. There will be door prize giveaways, and those attending can enter to win a 2010 Pearl Visions VBX birch drum kit, complete with eight drums, eight cymbals and accessories. The drum kit winner will be drawn at the end of the event, and the winner need not be present to win. Donation at the door will be $5 per person, and all proceeds will help with Jen’s medical costs.
So check out the show options listed below, and have a heart for live music this Valentine’s Day weekend!
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 2/14:
Phil Steele at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)
Ed N Born at Altoona Grand Hotel (Grouse’s Nest), Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)
Adam D at Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society, Altoona (starts 7:30 p.m.)
This Albatross at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m., open to the public)
Felix & the Hurricanes at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Rokkandy at Bellwood UVHA, Bellwood (starts 8 p.m.)
Derek Heidel at The Bull Pen, Tyrone (starts 8 p.m.)
Scottie Scott at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob All Seasons Resort (starts 8 p.m.)
Bruce Schettig at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6:30 p.m.)
Jae Smith at Tre Ragazzi, Cresson (starts 8 p.m.)
Crossroads Band at Portage Italian Club, Portage (starts 9:30 p.m.)
Sunset Strip at Bakerton Athletic Club, Bakerton (starts 9 p.m.)
Matt Day at Osceola Hotel, Osceola Mills (starts 7 p.m.)
SATURDAY AFTERNOON 2/15:
Rue Moyer at Mueller’s Pub, Blue Knob All Seasons Resort (starts 3 p.m.)
SATURDAY NIGHT 2/15:
“V-Day Hangover Show” with The Snipped, Railroad City Murder Machines and Middle Finger at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)
Greg Burley at Swiss Club, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)
Jampact at Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society, Altoona (starts 9:30 p.m.)
Lauren & Joe at Cesare Battisti Club, Altoona (starts 7:30 p.m.)
Kickin’ at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Mysterytrain’s All Night Valentine’s Show, Tipton; featuring Mysterytrain, High Street Drifters and more (starts 6 p.m., admission $20/person)
Brandi Naugle at The Bull Pen, Tyrone (starts 8 p.m.)
Matt Wagner at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)
Jae Smith at Shan Nicole’s Irish Pub, Hollidaysburg (starts 9 p.m.)
Second Edition at Williamsburg American Legion, Williamsburg (starts 8 p.m.)
1 Over 8 at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob All Seasons Resort (Blue Knob Snowfest, starts 9 p.m.)
Earth Angels at Olde Bedford Brewing Company, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)
Urban Myth at Bloody Run Social Club (Redman), Everett (starts 9:30 p.m.)
Over Night at RiverBilly’s Grill & Bar, Huntingdon (starts 9 p.m.)
Woodshop Choir at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6:30 p.m.)
Full Kettle at Patton VFW, Patton (starts 10 p.m.)
Low Voltage at Northern Cambria VFW, Northern Cambria (starts 9 p.m.)
Cottonmouth at Spangler VFW, Northern Cambria (starts 9:30 p.m.)
Dead Blossoms at Almost Home, Nanty Glo (starts 9 p.m.)
Lonesome Road at The Break Room, Twin Rocks (starts 9 p.m.)
SUNDAY AFTERNOON 2/16:
“Heaviest Fundraiser Ever cuz Screw Cancer” at McGarvey’s, Altoona; featuring Donny Burns & the 3rd Degree, Roadkill, Maul, Caleb Bernstein, E.N.D. and Black Sun (starts 3 p.m., donation $5/person, proceeds help out cancer patient Jen Johnstonbaugh)
SUNDAY NIGHT 2/16:
Lauren & Joe at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)
Felix & the Hurricanes at Black & Gold Tavern, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
TUESDAY NIGHT 2/18:
Open Mic with Rich Dasch at D’Ottavio’s Gran Sasso, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)
Jam Night at Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)
THURSDAY NIGHT 2/20:
White Shadow at Altoona Grand Hotel (Grouse’s Nest), Altoona (starts 5:30 p.m.)
Open Stage Night at Greenbean Coffee House, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)
Steve Summerhill at Jethro’s, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)
Conner Gilbert at Joe’s 58th Street Tavern, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)
Open Mic at The Remedy, Houtzdale (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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to submit information for the initial posting is each Friday morning at 9 a.m.