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Live Music’s Steady Return…

Here is a listing of area live music and online music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, April 16 through Thursday, April 22.

With the recent easing of some COVID-19-related restrictions, more live music venues across the area are beginning to host some performances. 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 remaining COVID-19 restrictions, and masks and social distancing may be required. Please be responsible, and respect others’ personal space if they wish to socially distance from other people.

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!

With each progressing week, live music continues its slow and steady return throughout the area, and the list of public live performances grows longer. See the listing below to find out who is playing where, and consider supporting a live music event if you are feeling comfortable doing so.

For those not feeling quite ready to return to public live music situations, the next seven days offer plenty of online live music opportunities to check out. The Central Pennsylvania Music Hall Of Fame, based in Harrisburg, has been presenting multiple live-streaming performances on Facebook, and they present performances during each of the next seven nights. Among the performers are popular folk artist Hannah Bingman on Friday evening, former Badlees member Bret Alexander on Saturday, Lancaster-based funk, jazz and rock adventurer Andy Mowatt and his Frequency Movement project (AMFM) on Sunday, and rising Harrisburg-based southern rock force Buckskin Whiskey with a special EP-release live stream on Tuesday to celebrate their debut EP, “Roll On.”

In addition, the SOS PGH Concert Series continues on Thursday night with “Jazz Night,” featuring a multitude of Pittsburgh area jazz musicians. Tickets are $10 for the entire four-concert series, which began earlier this month (past archived concerts from the series can be viewed as part of the subscription fee) – proceeds benefit the National Independent Venue Association’s Emergency Relief Fund, to help out independent music venues in the Pittsburgh area that have struggled to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information and to subscribe to the series, visit the website www.sos2020pgh.org.

FRIDAY 4/16:

PUBLIC SHOW: Coffee House with Michael & Molly Stumpf at Champion Life Church, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Braden McDannell at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Matt Fields at Bella Terra Vineyard (formerly Briar Valley Winery), Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Tanner Michael Means at Olde Bedford Brewing Company, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: The Frick Brothers at Trixie’s Pub, Johnstown (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Chris Daugherty at Harrigan’s Cafe & Wine Deck, Johnstown (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Callie Tomblin at J.L. Farm & Cidery (814 Cider Works), State College (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Lauren & Joe at Philipsburg Elks, Philipsburg (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Triple Threat at The New UVA Club, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Hot Fudge Mondaes with Mike Reese, Skyline Drive and Nik Mik at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: The Silver Linings at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Ricky Lee Lisica at The Break Room, Twin Rocks (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Dan Vavrek at Heroes Tavern, Nanty Glo (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Midnight Acoustic at B&L Wine Cellar, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Stay Tuned at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Silver Screen at The Freight Station, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Felix & the Hurricanes at Southmont Gardens, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: John “JT” Thompson at The Bar, Boalsburg (starts 8 p.m.)

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

ONLINE: Ted McCloskey & Molly Countermine live stream (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)

ONLINE: Central PA Music Hall Of Fame Presents: Hannah Bingman Live Stream (Facebook, starts 8 p.m.)

(Website: www.hannahbingman.com)

SATURDAY 4/17:

PUBLIC SHOW: Brian Harshberger at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 1 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Greg Burley at Swiss Club, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Anchor & Arrow at J.L. Farm & Cidery (814 Cider Works), State College (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Deny Your Maker (Alice In Chains tribute) with Hellbent and San Francisco Sex Toys at The Upstage, Clearfield (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Braden McDannell at Bella Terra Vineyards (formerly Briar Valley Winery), Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Dave Howsare & Jerry Miller at Olde Bedford Brewing Company, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: White Shadow at Altoona Grand Hotel (Grouse’s Nest), Altoona (starts 6:30 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Autism Race with K4 Kountry at Shaffer’s Full Steam Ahead Hobby Shop, Altoona (starts 6:30 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Jake Lamm (acoustic) at B&L Wine Cellar, Johnstown (starts 6:30 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: The Rockin’ Rockers at Duncansville VFW, Duncansville (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: In Debt at Juniata Brewing Company, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Ken Gray at Heroes Tavern, Nanty Glo (starts 7:30 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: The Evergreens at Stadium Pub, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Long Road Home (acoustic) at The Break Room, Twin Rocks (starts 7:30 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Blood Union and The Heathen Parade at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Felix & the Hurricanes at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Bone Jacked at Saxton VFW, Saxton (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Miss Melanie at The Bar, Boalsburg (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Donny Burns (acoustic) at We Are Inn (Lobby Grille), Philipsburg (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Robert Spinelli at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Octane (acoustic) at The Freight Station, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Fourth Street at Bellwood VFW, Bellwood (starts 8:30 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: MAD Acoustics at Northern Cambria American Legion, Northern Cambria (starts 10 p.m.)

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

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

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

ONLINE: Central PA Music Hall Of Fame Presents: Bret Alexander Live Stream (Facebook, starts 8 p.m.)

(Website: www.bretalexanderonline.com)

SUNDAY 4/18:

PUBLIC SHOW: Open Mic at Bella Terra Vineyards, Bedford (starts 1 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Chris Daugherty at Jim and Jimmies, Johnstown (starts 3 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Open Mic at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 3 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Lauren & Joe at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Felix & the Hurricanes at Black & Gold Tavern, Altoona (starts 7:30 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: The Desperadoes at Southmont Gardens, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

ONLINE: Central PA Music Hall Of Fame Presents: Andy Mowatt’s Frequency Movement Live Stream (Facebook, starts 8 p.m.)

(Website: www.andymowatt.com)

MONDAY 4/19:

ONLINE: Central PA Music Hall Of Fame Presents: JJ Rupp Live Stream (Facebook, starts 8 p.m.)

(Website: www.jjrupp.com)

TUESDAY 4/20:

PUBLIC SHOW: “4/20” with Alyssa Hankey, Chet Denny’s Acoustic Funeral and Memory Collector at JOOS, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

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

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

ONLINE: Central PA Music Hall Of Fame Presents: Buckskin Whiskey Live Stream (EP release) (Facebook, starts 8 p.m.)

(Website: www.buckskinwhiskey.com)

WEDNESDAY 4/21:

PUBLIC SHOW: Jam Night with The Frick Brothers at The Break Room, Twin Rocks (starts 7 p.m.)

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

(Website: www.reverbnation.com/charliebarath)

ONLINE: Central PA Music Hall Of Fame Presents: Noah G. Fowler Live Stream (Facebook, starts 8 p.m.)

(Website: www.noahgfowler.com)

THURSDAY 4/22:

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

ONLINE: SOS PGH Season 2 – Week 2 Live Stream: Jazz Night with Fred Pugh, Lisa Bleil, Kenny Blake, Scott Boni, Tony Campbell, Hill Jordan, Leon Boykins, Dwayne Dolphin, Bowie Alexander, Max Leake, Steve Delach, John Shannon, David Throckmorton, James Johnson III and Roger Humphries (Starts 6 p.m., View through www.sos2020pgh.org; tickets $10 for all four weeks of the concert series, with proceeds helping the National Independent Venue Association [NIVA] Emergency Relief Fund and Save Our Stages)

ONLINE: Central PA Music Hall Of Fame Presents: Blessing & Fowler Live Stream (Facebook, starts 6 p.m.)

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

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

ONLINE: “Virtually in the Palace (VIP) Experience” with Dan Bubien & the Delta Struts live stream (The Palace Theatre’s and Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s Facebook pages, 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 jptheprofessor@gmail.com. Deadline to submit information for the initial posting is each Friday morning at 9 a.m.

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