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Route 22 Rock & Blues Festival This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Pennsylvania live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, August 21 through Thursday, August 27.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19/coronavirus situation, many live music venues across the state are not able to host performances at this time. The listing below includes both area live public shows and online live-streaming shows; keep checking back, as this listing will be updated as new shows are announced. If a “virtual tip jar” situation is available during live streams, please consider tipping these performers, and support them during this time when they cannot earn 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!

Taking place on Friday night and Saturday will be the annual Route 22 Rock & Blues Festival, which happens at the Lincoln Caverns Campground near Huntingdon. Friday night’s music kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with five harder rock and metal acts in the spotlight. The music will then resume at noon on Saturday with a variety of 12 rock, blues and acoustic bands and performers. (See the listing below for the list of performers for each day.) Food vendors will be available. Due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, only a limited number of tickets are available. Tickets are $20 for single-day attendance, or $40 for the entire weekend, which includes music and two nights of camping. Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

If you’re attending public live music events, please follow the recommended COVID-19 protocols regarding wearing of masks and social distancing, and please respect the personal space of others trying to do the same.

FRIDAY 8/21:

PUBLIC SHOW: The Boomers at Lakemont Park (C2 Trolley House), Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Dylan Miller at Stone Town Cafe & Gallery, Huntingdon (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Sean Gasaway at Briar Valley Winery, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: “Concert in the Park” with Jeff Webb & the Delectable Sound at Penn Eben Park, Ebensburg (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Ed n’Born at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob All Seasons Resort (on the patio, starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Route 22 Rock & Blues Festival, Lincoln Caverns Campground, Huntingdon; featuring Iron Wolf, Hate Grenade, Wrath of Typhon, Negan and Black Sun (starts 6:30 p.m., limited tickets available, admission $20/single day pass, $40 for the weekend includes music and two nights camping)

PUBLIC SHOW: Bedford Community Drum Circle at 420 South Richard Street, Bedford (starts 7 p.m., $5 donation requested)

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

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

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

SATURDAY 8/22:

PUBLIC SHOW: Bone Jacked at Morrison’s Cove Memorial Park, Martinsburg (4th annual Food Truck Event, starts 1 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Shanna Ray at Briar Valley Winery, Bedford (starts 2 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Route 22 Rock & Blues Festival, Lincoln Caverns Campground, Huntingdon; featuring Donny Burns & the 3rd Degree, The PennSoulvanians, Jae Smith, On The Brink, The Blacksnakes, Kevo Can’t Dance, Matt Otis & the Sound, Faded Flowers, Abstentious, Maul, The Snipped and The Roof (starts 12 noon, limited tickets available, admission $20/single day pass, $40 for the weekend includes music and two nights camping)

PUBLIC SHOW: Brian Harshberger at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Second Edition at Wagon Wheel Amphitheater, Philipsburg (CCR tribute, starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Asbury Lane at JJ Hadley & Co. Brewers, Altoona (starts 7:30 p.m.)

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

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

Two Far Gone (Denise Baldwin and Roy Milstead) live stream (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)

“That Gerry Stanek Guy Reads and Sings on Saturday Night” live stream (Facebook, starts 9 p.m.)

SUNDAY 8/23:

PUBLIC SHOW: Ride the Song at Reservoir Park, Tyrone (starts 6 p.m.)

MONDAY 8/24:

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

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

TUESDAY 8/25:

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

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

WEDNESDAY 8/26:

PUBLIC SHOW: “Music in the Park” with Phil McCaulley at Carrolltown American Legion Park, Carrolltown (starts 6:30 p.m., fundraiser for Carrolltown Public Library)

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 8/27:

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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