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PA Roundhouse Rally, Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Fest This Weekend!

Here is a listing of area live music and online music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, May 28 through Thursday, June 3.

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

After kicking off on Thursday evening, the PA Roundhouse Rally concert series continues this weekend with live music both Friday and Saturday. Friday’s entertainment kicks off at 5 p.m. with Felix & the Hurricanes, followed by Shallow 9 at 8 p.m. Since the stage is inside, the music happens rain or shine. Saturday’s entertainment begins at 2 p.m. with Matt Pletcher, who will entertain during the Bacon & Bourbon Fest to benefit Ronald McDonald House. Following at 8 p.m. will be Guns N’Roses tribute group Get Your Guns. Admission for the entire weekend is $15 per person. The PA Roundhouse Rally is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization that focuses on helping veterans and children’s causes within the Blair County area.

Returning on Saturday after missing 2020 due to COVID-19 is the Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Festival in downtown Indiana. The music starts at 11 a.m.; see the listing below for details on who is performing when. The festival happens rain or shine, and admission is free.

Beyond these two events, lots of other live music opportunities await during Memorial Day weekend, so browse the schedule and make your plans to support live music as part of your holiday weekend.

FRIDAY 5/28:

PUBLIC EVENT: PA Roundhouse Rally with Felix & the Hurricanes (5 p.m.) and Shallow 9 (8 p.m.) at Roundhouse Harley-Davidson, Duncansville

PUBLIC SHOW: Sasparilla at People’s Natural Gas Field, Altoona (starts 5 p.m., precedes Altoona Curve-Erie Sea Wolves game)

PUBLIC SHOW: “Friday in the Fonte” with Hops & Vines, in front of Centre County Courthouse, Bellefonte (starts 5 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Molly & Ted at University Wine Co., State College (starts 5 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Elaini Arthur at Bella Terra Vineyard, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

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

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

PUBLIC SHOW: Conner Gilbert at Tavern 27 (Park Hills Country Club), Altoona (starts 6:30 p.m.)

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

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

PUBLIC SHOW: Walk On Mars at Almost Home, Nanty Glo (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Angry Johnny Stangry at the Break Room, Twin Rocks (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Cooter’ n Jake and the Pierogi Man at B&L Wine Cellar, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: The Silver Linings at Buccinese Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

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

PUBLIC SHOW: Ken & Bo at Solomon Run Firemen’s Club, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Sgt. Bob at The Bar, Boalsburg (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: From Within at Croatian Club, Smoke Run (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Matt Pletcher Band at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

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

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

SATURDAY 5/29:

PUBLIC EVENT: Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Festival, downtown Indiana; featuring Forest Hills High School Combo with Don Aliquo Jr. (11 a.m.), Ferguson Nonette: Birth of the Cool (12 noon), Don Aliquo Sr. & Don Aliquo Jr. (1 p.m.), Black Cat Moan (2:15 p.m.), Echoes (3:30 p.m.), Jimmy Adler (4:45 p.m.), Firm Roots (6 p.m.) and Miss Freddye (7:30 p.m.)

PUBLIC EVENT: PA Roundhouse Rally with Matt Pletcher (2 p.m.) and Get Your Guns (Guns N’Roses tribute, 8 p.m.) at Roundhouse Harley-Davidson, Duncansville

PUBLIC SHOW: SongWorks Tailgate Concert at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, Johnstown (starts 2 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Ole 97 (Johnny Cash & June Carter tribute) at Wagon Wheel Amphitheater, Philipsburg (starts 5 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: James Grove at ReKlaimed Vines, East Freedom (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Eric Delozier at Bella Terra Vineyard, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Bill Ferrell at Olde Bedford Brewing Company, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Nick Miller Project at Steele Farm, Huntingdon (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Hy-5 at Trixie’s Pub, Johnstown (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Anchor & Arrow at Robin Hood Brewing Company, Bellefonte (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Braden McDannell at Juniata Brewing Company, Huntingdon (starts 6:30 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Make Mine Country at Raystown Lake Amphitheater, Raystown Lake (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Nuthin’ Fancy at Heroes Tavern, Nanty Glo (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Man Solo (Mike Lux) at Stadium Pub, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Lauren & Joe at the Break Room, Twin Rocks (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Charlie Barath Blues Band feat. Jimmy Adler at Venue Of Merging Arts (VOMA), Johnstown (outdoor, starts 7:30 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Orange Fire at Choice Campground, Mann’s Choice (starts 7:30 p.m.)

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

PUBLIC SHOW: Felix & the Hurricanes at Heidelberg Club, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Ed N’Born at Argonne Cafe, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Freedom Rocks at Duncansville VFW, Duncansville (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: Giants Of Science at the Freight Station, Johnstown (starts 8:30 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: The Legendary Hucklebucks at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Reboot at Drake’s Bar & Grill, Huntingdon (starts 9 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Fuse at The Grove, Strongstown (starts 9 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Hot Fudge Mondaes and The Stone Throwers at 4D’s Lounge, Altoona (starts 10:30 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 5/30:

PUBLIC SHOW: Anchor & Arrow at University Wine Company, State College (starts 12 noon, band starts 1:30 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Hops & Vines at 814 Cider Works (J.L. Farm & Cidery), State College (starts 2 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: The Bartlow Brothers Band (3 p.m.) and Ole 97 (Johnny Cash & June Carter tribute, 5 p.m.) at Roxbury Bandshell, Johnstown

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

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

PUBLIC SHOW: Backlash at Lazy Dayz Campground, Alexandria (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Chris Woodward & Shindiggin’ at Mill Creek Drive-In, Mill Creek (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Van Wagner at Columbus Chapel & Boal Mansion Museum, Boalsburg (starts 7 p.m.)

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

PUBLIC SHOW: Shallow 9 at Pioneer Family Campground, Raystown Lake (starts 8 p.m.)

ONLINE SHOW: John “JT Blues” Thompson live stream (Facebook, starts 8 p.m.)

MONDAY 5/31:

(NO SHOWS ANNOUNCED)

TUESDAY 6/1:

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 6/2:

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)

THURSDAY 6/3:

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)

(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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