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Hollidaysburg Springfest, Live Music on the Rise This Weekend!

Here is a listing of area live music and online music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, May 14 through Thursday, May 20.

With the recent easing of some COVID-19-related restrictions, more live music venues across the area are hosting 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!

The live music slate continues to get busier as more restrictions are being lifted, and lots of live music events are happening both outdoors and indoors. See the listing below to see who is playing where over the next seven days!

Although scaled back some due to remaining concerns over COVID-19, Hollidaysburg’s annual Springfest event returns on Saturday to the Diamond in downtown Hollidaysburg. Included in the festivities will be the YMCA Diamond Dash foot race, some children’s activities, specials from various downtown Hollidaysburg businesses, and live music – including the Hollidaysburg Area High School Drumline, acoustic folk duo Asbury Lane and solo performer Ellie Irwin. The festival begins at 8 a.m. and continues until 2 p.m. Admission is free.

FRIDAY 5/14:

PUBLIC SHOW: The Extra Miles at Way Fruit Farm, State College (Spring Craft Festival, starts 4:30 p.m.)

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

PUBLIC SHOW: K4 Acoustic at Iron Pint Brewing Company, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Eric McCrum at Tavern 27 (Park Hills Country Club), Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Nathaniel Mowery at ReKlaimed Vines, Huntingdon (outdoor, starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Angry Johnny Stangry at Trixie’s Pub, Johnstown (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: The Evergreens at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Kristi Jean Acoustic Duo at University Wine Co., State College (starts 6 p.m.)

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

PUBLIC SHOW: Matt Pletcher 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 Silver Linings at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob All Seasons Resort (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Night Train at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 7 p.m.)

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

PUBLIC SHOW: Dr. Chance Bartleby & the ?, Skyline Drive and Mediocre Gatsby at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Whey Jennings with Ken Gray at Heroes Tavern, Nanty Glo (starts 8 p.m.)

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

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

PUBLIC SHOW: Justin Garman at Solomon Run Firemen’s Club, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Caryn Dixon at The Bar, Boalsburg (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: The Rockin’ Rockers at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Dan Vavrek at First Catholic Slovak Band Hall, Johnstown (starts 9 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Giants Of Science at 4D’s Lounge, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)

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

ONLINE: Central PA Music Hall Of Fame Presents: Adam Blessing live stream (Facebook, starts 8 p.m.)

SATURDAY 5/15:

PUBLIC EVENT: Springfest on the Diamond, Hollidaysburg; featuring Hollidaysburg Area High School Drumline (starts 9:45 a.m.), Asbury Lane (starts 11 a.m.) and Ellie Irwin

PUBLIC EVENT: Spring Craft Festival at Way Fruit Farm, State College; featuring Judith Giddings (11:30 a.m.) and Joe Quick (2 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Alyssa Hankey at Ryan’s Artisan Goods, Johnstown (starts 11 a.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: James Grove at Juniata Brewing Company, Huntingdon (starts 6 p.m.)

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

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

PUBLIC SHOW: Heidi & Don Showalter 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 EVENT: Smooth Sound Band at Central Park, Johnstown (“Be Informed About Voting” event, starts 6:30 p.m.)

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

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

PUBLIC SHOW: Crawdad Joe at Venue Of Merging Arts (VOMA), Johnstown (outdoor, starts 7:30 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Second Edition at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Stormy at Argonne Cafe, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Avenue Of Kings at Drake’s Bar & Grill, Huntingdon (starts 8 p.m.)

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

PUBLIC SHOW: Zero Tolerance at Reliance Fireman’s Club, Philipsburg (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: From Within at Jackson’s, Winburne (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Orange Fire at Slammin’ Sams, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Kimberly Dawn & Johann at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Bone Jacked at Bellwood UVHA, Bellwood (starts 8:30 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: The Snipped and Bad Luck Lover Boys at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: John “JT Blues” Thompson at The Bar, Boalsburg (starts 9 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.)

SUNDAY 5/16:

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

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

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

PUBLIC SHOW: Ed N’Born 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.)

MONDAY 5/17:

(NO SHOWS ANNOUNCED)

TUESDAY 5/18:

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

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

WEDNESDAY 5/19:

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: Candy Clark live stream (Facebook, starts 8 p.m.)

THURSDAY 5/20:

ONLINE: Berks County Quarantine Open Mic (various performers) (Facebook, starts 5 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 Louis Castle 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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