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Musical 4th Fireworks Live and Online!

Here is a listing of Pennsylvania live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, July 3 through Thursday, July 9.

Restrictions and concerns due to the ongoing COVID-19/coronavirus situation prevent a number of live music venues across the state from hosting performances at this time. Some acoustic indoor shows and outdoor events are happening, but social distancing, venue capacity limits and wearing of masks are often required. Live stream online performances continue to happen on social media; such situations (that I am aware of) are listed below; keep checking back, as this listing will be updated as new shows are announced. For online performances, if a “virtual tip jar” situation is available, please consider tipping these performers, and support them during this time when they cannot earn their normal income playing shows at public venues. Websites for these performers are also listed; please consider purchasing their music digitally or via CD, which is another way to SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!

Several July 4th-themed live music events, plus carnivals and other outdoor events are happening during this weekend. Please practice social distancing and mask recommendations, and respect the personal space of others if they are choosing to wear masks and/or stay distant from other people. And if you are attending indoor liquor-licensed venues where masks are required, please do not hassle venue operators and employees over these requirements, as these business operators are required to follow state health guidelines, and risk fines or loss of operating licenses if they do not follow those guidelines.

FRIDAY 7/3:

PUBLIC SHOW: Asbury Lane at People’s Natural Gas Field, Altoona (starts 5 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: “Friday Wine Down” with Dave Howsare at Oak Spring Winery, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Ricky Lee at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park (gazebo), Martinsburg (starts 7 p.m.)

Brother Jack’s Lost Cause Live Stream (Facebook, starts 8 a.m.)

Berks County Quarantine Open Mic (various performers) (Facebook, starts 5 p.m.)

Norman Nardini live stream (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)

(Website: www.normannardini.com)

Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame presents Six Bar Break Live Stream (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)

(Website: www.marshallstonemusic.com)

SATURDAY 7/4:

PUBLIC SHOW: “Fabulous 4th of July Fireworks” at People’s Natural Gas Field VIP Parking Lot, Altoona; featuring Velveeta (starts 5:45 p.m.) and Chris Woodward & Shindiggin’ (starts 8 p.m.) (limited capacity, parking is $5 and $4 per vehicle)

PUBLIC SHOW: Livin’ the Dream at Columbia Fire Company Carnival, Osceola Mills (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: 4th Street at Glendale Year Round near Prince Gallitzin State Park, starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Stephanie & the Wild Hearts at Pioneer Family Campground, James Creek (starts 8 p.m., campers and guests only)

Berks County Quarantine Open Mic (various performers) (Facebook, starts 5 p.m.)

Jack Servello live stream (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)

SUNDAY 7/5:

PUBLIC SHOW: Chris Woodward & Mike McCartney (acoustic) at Lazy Dayz Campground, Barrie (starts 12 noon)

Special Facebook Live with Kelly & Mark (of Biscuit Jam), Ted McCloskey, Molly Countermine and Rene Witzke (celebrating the 45th wedding annivesary of Terry and Sandy Countermine) (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)

(Website: www.reverbnation.com/biscuitjam)

MONDAY 7/6:

Brother Jack’s Lost Cause Live Stream (Facebook, starts 8 a.m.)

TUESDAY 7/7:

Dave Distefano Live @ 3:10 (Facebook, starts 3:10 p.m.)

Chad Patterson Live on Facebook (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY 7/8:

Brother Jack’s Lost Cause Live Stream (Facebook, starts 8 a.m.)

Dave Distefano Live @ 3:10 (Facebook, starts 3:10 p.m.)

“Car-Tunes” with Charlie Barath Facebook Live Stream (Facebook, starts 6 p.m.)

(Website: www.reverbnation.com/charliebarath)

Hanna Barakat (with Lisa Fazenbaker) Live Stream (Facebook, starts 6 p.m.)

(Website: www.hannabarakat.com)

Tony Janflone Jr. Woodshed Wednesdays Live Stream (Facebook, starts 7:30 p.m.)

(Website: www.tonyjanflonejr.com)

THURSDAY 7/9:

PUBLIC SHOW: Lauren & Joe at Kryptonite Nightclub, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Dave Distefano Live @ 3:10 (Facebook, starts 3:10 p.m.)

Berks County Quarantine Open Mic (various performers) (Facebook, starts 5 p.m.)

Bob Helbig Live Stream (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)

Blues Society of Central PA Virtual Blues Jam (starts 7 p.m. at www.bscpblues.com)

(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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