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Halloween Music Events This Weekend!

Here is a listing of local live music and Pennsylvania online music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, October 30 through Thursday, November 5.

Due to COVID-19-related restrictions, many live music venues across the area are still 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 you are attending a public show, be aware that seating and admission may be limited due to restrictions, and masks and social distancing may be required. Please respect others’ personal space if they wish to socially distance from others. For online performances, 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!

This weekend, of course, brings the peak of Halloween season, and the live music slate features several Halloween-themed events, both outdoor and indoor. Shallow 9, This Albatross, Avenue Of Kings, X’s For Eyes and The Snipped are just a few of the area bands involved in Halloween events this weekend. Again, seating and admission may be limited at the indoor events, and masks and social distancing may be required. (And if you’re attending the outdoor events such as Saturday’s Hiking Trails Halloween Bash in Johnstown or Halloween Monster Bash in Ebensburg, masks might be preferable to keep your face warm once the sun sets and the temperature drops!)

For an online option this week, the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame presents a performance by MauveStrom on Thursday night. This eight-member hard rock band first formed as Mauve in 2016 as a result of a performance class in the Music Business Technology program at Millersville University. Disbanding after the class concluded, the members decided to reboot the group as MauveStrom in 2018. MauveStrom breathes new energy into classic arena rock favorites from Kansas, Journey, Heart, Pat Benatar, Bon Jovi, Styx, Motley Crue, ACDC, Dokken, and Led Zeppelin. The performance can be viewed through the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame’s Facebook page.

And lastly, remember to set your clocks back an hour this weekend, as Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday.

FRIDAY 10/30:

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

PUBLIC SHOW: Jay Wiley (The Hawkeyes) at Briar Valley Winery, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Jae Smith at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob All Seasons Resort (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: 100 Proof at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: “Shalloween” with Shallow 9 at Four Dees Lounge, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Avenue Of Kings at Drake’s (formerly RiverBilly’s), Huntingdon (starts 8 p.m.)

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 10/31:

PUBLIC SHOW: Hiking Trails Halloween Bash at Lorain Borough Park, Johnstown; featuring Bo Moore, Mellissa Vella & Kenny Karlheim, Dany Vavrek, JR McAfee, Lux & Co. and The Inner Urge (starts 11 a.m., admission $5/person, kids under 13 free)

PUBLIC SHOW: Halloween Monster Bash at Ebensburg Fairgrounds, Ebensburg: featuring Dan Stonerook, Emmy and the Geriatrics, and Morgan James and the Mojo Men (starts 5 p.m., admission $10/person with costume, $15/couple with costume, $20/person without costume)

PUBLIC SHOW: Donny Burns duo at We Are Inn, Philipsburg (starts 5:30 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: White Shadow at Altoona Grand Hotel, Altoona (in Grouse’s Nest, starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Matt Pletcher Trio at Slingers Throw House, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Dave Howsare & Jerry Miller at Briar Valley Winery, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Masquerade Ball/Halloween Party with This Albatross at Altoona Grand Hotel, Altoona (in Ballroom, starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Halloween Party with Second Edition at Heidelberg Country Club, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Matt Otis (solo) at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob All Seasons Resort (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: X’s For Eyes and The Snipped at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Mike & Bob and Ed N’Born at The Grove, Belsano (starts 8:30 p.m.)

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

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

Saturday Night Livestream with Kelly and Mark of Biscuit Jam (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)

SUNDAY 11/1:

Open Mic at Oak Spring Winery, Altoona (starts 2 p.m.)

MONDAY 11/2:

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

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

TUESDAY 11/3:

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

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

WEDNESDAY 11/4:

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)

THURSDAY 11/5:

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)

Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame presents MauveStrom Live Stream (Facebook, starts 9 p.m.)

(Website: www.mauvestrom.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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