Live Music Returns to Live Streaming…

Here is a listing of Pennsylvania live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, December 11 through Thursday, December 17.

With Thursday’s announcement of increased restrictions due to COVID-19, indoor public live music performances are prohibited beginning on Saturday (December 12) until at least January 4, 2021. So Friday night will feature a few public live music options before the hiatus goes into effect. After that, online live streaming events will provide some relief for fans of live music for the next few weeks. Check the listing below for live streaming performances, and keep checking back as new events are likely to be added.

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!

Please support local live music venues as well during this time; consider ordering takeout food from those venues which offer it, and help keep these local businesses afloat during this difficult period.

FRIDAY 12/11:

PUBLIC SHOW: White Shadow at Altoona Grand Hotel, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

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

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

PUBLIC SHOW: Chris Bell (solo acoustic) at Pine Grove Mills VFW, Pine Grove Mills (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Cheeze & Tom Noel at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

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

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts presents “Festive Fridays” with Below Centre (Facebook and YouTube, starts 7 p.m.)

The River 97.3’s Toys for Tots Virtual Concert; featuring Jeffrey Gaines, Shea Quinn, The Jellybricks, Martini Bros. and Yam Yam (Facebook, starts 8 p.m.)

Central PA Music Hall Of Fame Presents “Not” John Roginski live stream (Facebook, starts 8 p.m.)

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts presents “Festive Fridays” with Penn Sax Saxophone Quartet (Facebook and YouTube, starts 9 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.)

Central PA Music Hall Of Fame Presents Shea Quinn & Friends live stream (Facebook, starts 8 p.m.)

(Website: www.theluvgods.com)

SUNDAY 12/13:

(no shows announced)

MONDAY 12/14:

(no shows announced)

TUESDAY 12/15:

Brother Jack’s Happy Hour Live Stream (Facebook, starts 4 p.m.)

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


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

(Website: www.reverbnation.com/charliebarath)


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 [for Facebook link])

(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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