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Festivals, Coolio and Alex Meixner This Weekend!

Here is a listing of area live music and online music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, July 9 through Thursday, July 15.

It’s a busy weekend for live music in central PA, with several festivals and concert events taking place around the region.

For festivals, the 5th annual Northern Cambria Regional Heritage Festival will take place Friday night and Saturday along Crawford Avenue in downtown Northern Cambria. This community event will feature plenty of arts, crafts, food and other vendors, plus children’s activities, displays, and live music. Night Train will entertain during the Car Cruise event on Friday evening, and a slate of bands and performers take the stage on Saturday (see the listing below). Fireworks follow the music on Saturday night.

The 16th annual Jackson Heritage Festival happens through Sunday in Vinco, and will also feature live music, along with food, refreshments, vendors, children’s activities and more. See the listing below to see who is entertaining during this year’s event.

And the inaugural Millheim Walkfest of Arts & Music will happen through Sunday throughout Millheim in Centre County. Started partially to fill the void left by the cancellations of the Central PA Festival of the Arts and People’s Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts this year and last year, the Millheim event will feature live music at six different stage locations throughout the area, along with various arts and crafts displays and vendors, family activities and more. The Walkfest will become an annual event moving forward, and will take place on a different weekend from the two major Centre County Arts Festivals once both return next year.

On the concert front, after the first event was scuttled due to inclement weather, the annual “Summer Sounds Concert Series” is set to finally commence on Friday evening at downtown Altoona’s Heritage Plaza, with area dance party favorites Shallow 9 heating up the plaza. The concert starts at 6 p.m., and admission is free.

And a couple of famous musical names will make their way to the area this weekend. Renowned rapper, singer, record producer and actor Coolio will appear as part of the “Philipsburg Fest” event happening Saturday at the We Are Inn in Philipsburg. Coolio is part of an entertainment slate that also features local bands and other activities. See the listing below for more information.

And for the polka fans, one of the top names in the new generation of polka performers – Lehigh Valley native Alex Meixner and his band – are returning to Altoona’s Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society to perform on Friday night. Alex and his band will perform many traditional polka tunes to be sure, but may also give polka treatments to some unexpected familiar songs, from such names as Ozzy Osbourne, Rammstein, Guns N’Roses and more. Tickets at the gate are $15 for the performance, which begins at 7 p.m.

These and many other performances provide lots of options for live music enjoyment during the next seven days, so check out the listing below, pick a show (or two or three), and SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!

(Listings in chronological order by event start time)

FRIDAY 7/9:

“Millheim Walkfest of Arts & Music,” Millheim:

– Pisano Winery: Donny Burns Duo (starts 4 p.m.)

– Inglebean Coffee & Ice Cream Shop: 6 p.m. – Danny Brumbaugh, 7 p.m. – Open Mic Night

– Green Drake Gallery: Hannah Bingman (starts 5 p.m.)

– Millheim Hotel: 3 p.m. – The Rockin’ Rockers, 6 p.m. – 3 Months Off

– Elk Creekside: 5 p.m. – Wicked Chicken

“July Pasture Party” with Matt Wagner at Valewood Farms, Cresson (starts 5 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Lakemont Park, Altoona (Lakemont Car Show, starts 5 p.m.)

Wicked Chicken at Elk Creekside, Millheim (starts 5 p.m.)

“Friday Flights and Acoustics” with Sam Christensen at Pine Grove Hall, Pine Grove Mills (starts 5:30 p.m.)

“Summer Sounds” Concert Series with Shallow 9 at Heritage Plaza, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

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

Jae Smith at People’s Natural Gas Field, Altoona (pre-Altoona Curve/Akron Rubber Ducks game, music starts 6 p.m.)

Coltt Winter Lepley at Golden Eagle Inn, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Lauren & Joe at Bella Terra Vineyards, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Samantha Press at Olde Bedford Brewing Company, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Kenzie McCarter at ReKlaimed Vines, Huntingdon (outdoor, starts 6 p.m.)

John White at Stone Town Cafe & Gallery, Huntingdon (starts 6 p.m.)

Kenny Jubas at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6 p.m.)

Hops & Vines at 814 Cider Works (J.L. Farm & Cidery), State College (starts 6 p.m.)

Anchor & Arrow at University Wine Co., State College (starts 6 p.m.)

Alex Meixner Band at Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Dr. Chance Bartleby & the ? and Skyline Drive at Spring Dam Brewing Co., Roaring Spring (starts 7 p.m.)

Ted & Molly at Juniata Brewing Co., Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

“Summer Acoustic BBQ” with Dave Howsare at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob All Seasons Resort (music starts 7 p.m.)

This Albatross at Lilly Fire Company Carnival, Lilly (starts 7 p.m.)

Northern Cambria Regional Heritage Festival, Northern Cambria; featuring Night Train (during Car Cruise, starts 7 p.m.)

Ed N’Born at Moonshine Mine Distillery, Nanty Glo (starts 7 p.m.)

Highland Free Concert: The National Reserve with Van Waylon at People’s Natural Gas Park, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

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

Dave Distefano at the Freight Station, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Time Zone at B & L Wine Cellars, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

“Concert on the Village Green” with the Twin Reverb at Lemont Village Green, Lemont (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Bone Jacked at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Kristi Jean Acoustic at Happy Valley Brewing Co., State College (starts 8 p.m.)

Fuse at 16th Jackson Heritage Festival, Vinco (Veterans Memorial Park) (starts 8 p.m.)

Dan Vavrek at Heroes Tavern, Nanty Glo (starts 8 p.m.)

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

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

2nd Edition at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Open Mic with Drive-By Magic Show & Melissa at Windber Hotel, Windber (starts 9 p.m.)

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

SATURDAY 7/10:

Benefit for Stellfox Family at Bedford Moose, Bedford; featuring Bone Jacked (12 noon), Star 69 (2 p.m.), Gas Station Sushi (4 p.m.), Devin Sherman (6 p.m.), Bob Watson & the Good Time Boys (8 p.m.) and Happy Hour (Sarah Mellott & Tom Fix, 10 p.m.) (donation $10/person)

“Millheim Walkfest of Arts & Music,” Millheim:

– Pisano Winery: 12 noon – Pure Cane Sugar Duo, 4 p.m. – Chris Bell

– Inglebean Coffee & Ice Cream Shop: 11:30 a.m. – Nate Cutshall, 4:30 p.m. – Flora, Gary & Anders, 6:30 p.m. – Open Mic Night

– Green Drake Gallery: 1 p.m. – Little Paris Jazz Trio, 4 p.m. – MJCR Quartet w/Melanie & Jay

– Millheim Hotel: 1:30 p.m. – Donny Burns Duo, 5 p.m. – Sgt. Bob

– Elk Creekside: Ma’am (starts 5 p.m.)

– Millheim Pool & Parks Pavilion: Biscuit Jam (starts 1 p.m.)

“Madera Family Day” with Brandon Giuffre at Madera Fire Co., Madera (starts 1 p.m.)

Northern Cambria Regional Heritage Festival, Northern Cambria; featuring Michael Christopher (5:30 p.m.), The Rockin’ Rockers (7 p.m.) and Giants Of Science (9 p.m.)

16th Jackson Heritage Festival at Veterans Memorial Park, Vinco; featuring Tree (12 noon), Crossroads (2 p.m.), That’s What She Said (4:30 p.m.) and Flood City Brass (8 p.m.)

Morgan James & Redawg at Slovak Club, Northern Cambria (starts 2 p.m.)

“Philipsburg Fest” at We Are Inn, Philipsburg; featuring Coolio, Zero Tolerance, Rukkus, fireworks and more (starts 4 p.m.)

Ages at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob All Seasons Resort (Bikers for Barkers After-Party, starts 5 p.m.)

Ma’am at Elk Creekside, Millheim (starts 5 p.m.)

Taylor Made at Mountain Toys 4 Rent, Fallentimber (starts 5:30 p.m.)

Jeff Wendle at Lakemont Park (C2 Trolley House), Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Jack Squat at Duncansville VFW, Duncansville (starts 6 p.m.)

Playing for Pennies at Bella Terra Vineyard, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

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

Corner Bros. at 814 Cider Works (J.L. Farm & Cidery), State College (starts 6 p.m.)

Lenina Lite at Robin Hood Brewing Co., Bellefonte (starts 6 p.m.)

Denny Taylor at Good Intent Cider, Bellefonte (starts 6:30 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 7 p.m.)

Full Kilt at Lilly Fire Company Carnival, Lilly (starts 7 p.m.)

Mellissa & Kenny at The Break Room, Twin Rocks (starts 7 p.m.)

Alec Henderson at Stadium Pub & Grille, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

100 Proof at Trianon Bar & Grill, Altoona (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Hot Fudge Mondaes, Lloyd and Grampian at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Washington Slept Here at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

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

Backlash at Drake’s Bar & Grill, Huntingdon (starts 8 p.m.)

“Songs & Stories” with Ken Baxter & Molly Countermine at Pine Grove Hall, Pine Grove Mills (starts 8 p.m.)

Octane at Freight Station, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

Long Road Home at Slammin’ Sams, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

Inside Out at Trixie’s Pub, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

Dylan Miller at The Bar, Boalsburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Ricky Lee Lisica at Heroes Tavern, Nanty Glo (starts 9 p.m.)

Shades Of June at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Rick Ramsey, Redawg & friends band jam at Cuz’s Club (former Sons of Italy), Northern Cambria (starts 11 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 7/11:

“Millheim Walkfest of Arts & Music,” Millheim:

– Pisano Winery: Caledonia (starts 12 noon)

– Inglebean Coffee & Ice Cream Shop: 12 noon – Anchor & Arrow, 2:30 p.m. – Wicked Chicken

– Green Drake Gallery: Canary East (starts 11 a.m.)

– Millheim Hotel: Rapid Run (starts 2 p.m.)

– Elk Creekside: Van Wagner (starts 4 p.m.)

– Millheim Pool & Parks Pavilion: 11 a.m. – Joe Pillot, 12:30 p.m. – Travis McCoy, 2 p.m. – Steve Treado

16th Jackson Heritage Festival at Veterans Memorial Park, Vinco; featuring Johnstown Button Box Club (12 noon) and Bone Jacked (5 p.m.)

The Extra Miles at University Wine Co., State College (starts 2 p.m.)

Parking Lot Party with Van Waylon at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 4 p.m.)

Van Wagner at Elk Creekside, Millheim (starts 4 p.m.)

Full Kilt at Sts. Peter & Paul Festival, Portage (starts 4:30 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Valley View Park Amphitheater, Altoona (starts 5 p.m.)

Lux & Co. (5 p.m.) and The Ne’er Do Wells (6 p.m.) at Roxbury Bandshell, Johnstown

The Band OZ at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

“Summer Sundays” with the Steinbeisers & friends at Reservoir Park, Tyrone (starts 6 p.m.)

“Summer Sounds from the Gazebo” with Tommy Wareham at Talleyrand Park, Bellefonte (starts 7 p.m.)

Acoustic Brew presents Van Wagner at Boal Museum, Boalsburg (starts 7 p.m.)

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

Get the Led Out (Led Zeppelin tribute) at State Theatre, State College (starts 8 p.m.)

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

MONDAY 7/12:

(NO SHOWS ANNOUNCED)

TUESDAY 7/13:

Open Mic with Jason Adams at 3 Dots, State College (starts 5 p.m.)

Open Mic with Bob Welsh at D’Ottavio’s Gran Sasso, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 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.)

WEDNESDAY 7/14:

“Music in the Park” with the Jake Dominick Band at Carrolltown Legion Park, Carrolltown (starts 6 p.m.)

Lauren & Joe at Lakemont Park (C2 Trolley House) (starts 6 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Old Canal Inn, Hollidaysburg (starts 7 p.m.)

Jam Night at Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

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

THURSDAY 7/15:

This Albatross at Legion Park Wing Festival, Legion Park, Hollidaysburg (starts 5 p.m.)

Tussey Mountain Wingfest with Pure Cane Sugar and Ted McCloskey & the Hi-Fi’s at Tussey Mountain Recreation Area, Boalsburg (starts 5:30 p.m.)

The Evergreens at TAP 814, Johnstown (starts 5:30 p.m.)

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

Donny Burns Duo at The Bar, Boalsburg (starts 7 p.m.)

“PA Roundhouse Rally” with Jimmy Mowery at Roundhouse Harley-Davidson, Duncansville (music starts 8 p.m.)

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

ONLINE: Bob Helbig Live Stream (Facebook, 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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