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Summer Sounds, Rockin’ the Yard, St. Patrick’s Festival and More This Weekend!

Here is a listing of area live music and online music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, August 13 through Thursday, August 19.

In conjunction with this week’s weather, live music continues hot and heavy this weekend with several concerts and festivals, with more on the horizon.

Both the Summer Sounds Concert Series and Rockin’ the Yard happen on Friday night in the Altoona area. Summer Sounds at Heritage Plaza will present former Rusted Root drummer Jim Donovan and his Sun King Warriors with their trademark mix of “groove-rock, Americana and two tons of drums for three hours of musical fun starting at 6 p.m. Meanwhile, the latest installment of the Rockin’ the Yard concert series at the Jaffa Shrine (upper parking lot) features New York-based Pat Benatar tribute Fire & Ice, with singer Darion belting out song favorites from Pat’s catalog. The group has been recognized by Pat herself. Opening will be local rocking favorites Downshift. Proceeds from Rockin’ the Yard help out Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, the Blair/Clearfield County Association for the Blind, and FC814 youth soccer. The music here begins at 6 p.m. as well.

The 38th annual St. Patrick’s Parish Festival in the Shade takes place in Newry Friday evening through Sunday, featuring food, games, a craft and quilt sale, and live music all three days. Mama Corn kicks off the music on Friday night, with Full Kilt on Saturday evening and the Fabulous Flashbacks entertaining on Sunday afternoon. Admission is free for all three days.

The 45th annual Claysburg Area Community Days happens at Claysburg’s Community Park both Saturday and Sunday. This event will feature food and refreshments, arts and crafts vendors, children’s activities, a petting soo, and live music. Felix & the Hurricanes entertain on Saturday evening, and Stephanie & the Wild Hearts close out the music on Sunday afternoon. Admission is free.

The annual Huntingdon County Fair winds down this weekend. Country music will be the prominent flavor both Friday and Saturday nights; Friday’s music will be provided by Make Mine Country and Dion Pride’s “A Tribute to My Father Charley Pride,” and The Big Band Sound and Chris Woodward & Shindiggin’ close out the fair’s music on Saturday evening.

And for fans of rock’s heavier side, the Clearfield County Fairgrounds will be epicenter for the “Upstage Music Fest” on Saturday. The music kicks off at 11:30 a.m., with 17 area, regional and touring rock, heavy metal and hardcore bands taking the stage. Admission is $25 at the gate.

See the listings below for more details on these events and many other live music performances throughout the region this weekend. And SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!

(Listings in chronological order by event start time)

FRIDAY 8/13:

“Rockin’ the Yard” with Downshift and Fire & Ice (Pat Benatar tribute) at Jaffa Shrine (upper lot), Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

“Summer Sounds” Concert Series with Jim Donovan & the Sun King Warriors at Heritage Plaza, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Wicked Chicken at Pine Grove Hall, Pine Grove Mills (starts 5:30 p.m.)

Greg Burley at Lakemont Park (C2 Trolley House), Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Matthew Sheedy at Iron Pint Brewing Co., Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Conner Gilbert at Olde Bedford Brewing Company, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

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

“Concerts in the Park” with Jill & Leah acoustic at Penn Eben Park, Ebensburg (starts 6 p.m.)

Bob Clawson at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 6 p.m.)

Callie Tomblin 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.)

Hops & Vines at Uncle D’s Sassy Glass Winery, Houtzdale (starts 6 p.m.)

Ellie Irwin at Park Hills Country Club (Tavern 27), Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Stacy & the Rejects at Cresson Community Carnival (Cresson Fire Station), Cresson (starts 7 p.m.)

Mama Corn at St. Patrick’s Festival in the Shade, Newry (starts 7 p.m.)

The Up Downs at Spring Dam Brewing Co., Roaring Spring (starts 7 p.m.)

Huntingdon County Fair, Huntingdon; featuring Make Mine Country (7 p.m.) and Dion Pride: A Tribute to My Father Charley Pride (8:30 p.m.)

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

Dean Rumsey at B & L Wine Cellars, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Midnight Graffiti at Community Arts Center, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Moore Brothers Band at Mountain Top Fire Company, Sandy Ridge (starts 7 p.m.)

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

Vision to None at Rock Run Recreation Area, Patton (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Giants Of Science at Heroes Tavern, Nanty Glo (starts 7:30 p.m.)

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

The Silvertones at Buccinese Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Full Kilt at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Matt Wagner at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Rokkandy at Duncansville VFW, Duncansville (starts 8 p.m.)

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

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

The Frick Brothers at The Break Room, Twin Rocks (starts 8 p.m.)

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

Partners in Crime at Windber Falcons, Windber (starts 8:30 p.m.)

Children of October with Grave Robber, Suburban Downgrade and The Jericho Harlot at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Bone Jacked at Bedford Moose, Bedford (starts 9 p.m.)

SATURDAY 8/14:

“Upstage Music Fest” at Clearfield County Fairgrounds, Clearfield; featuring Sworn Enemy, Brick By Brick, Apparition, Pieced Up, Xtinguish The Code, Two Piece, Brace For Impact, Deny Your Maker, Debrained, Assault On 5th, Endbringer, Hellbent, The Human Tragedy, San Francisco Sex Toys, Roadkill, Forsaken By Society and Samara (starts 11:30 a.m.)

“Vibes in the Valley” with The Screaming Ducks at Stoney Point, Altoona (Sinking Valley) (starts 1 p.m.)

Huntingdon County Fair, Huntingdon; featuring The Big Band Sound (4 p.m.) and Chris Woodward & Shindiggin’ (8 p.m.)

Ken & Andy (5:30 p.m.) and Josh Gallagher (8 p.m.) at Heroes Tavern, Nanty Glo

ArtsAltoona presents “Bands in the Basement” at ArtsAltoona Center, Altoona; featuring Nik Mik, Lucid Youth with Cubensis Lenses, Skyline Drive and Hot Fudge Mondaes (starts 6 p.m.)

Loretto Volunteer Fire Co. “End of Summer Bash” with Pistol Peg & the Beer Kegs at American Legion Fairgrounds, Ebensburg (starts 6 p.m.)

Phil McCaulley at Lakemont Park (C2 Trolley House), Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Matt Fields at Bella Terra Vineyard, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Devin Sherman at Olde Bedford Brewing Company, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Asbury Lane at Reklaimed Vines, East Freedom (starts 6 p.m.)

Harley Rae at Drake’s Bar & Grill, Huntingdon (starts 6 p.m.)

Russ Wilburn at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 6 p.m.)

Bob Clawson at Trixie’s Pub, Johnstown (starts 6 p.m.)

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

Tyne & Wiggus at Good Intent Cider, Bellefonte (starts 6:30 p.m.)

Ed N’Born at Aviation Inn, Duncansville (starts 7 p.m.)

“Claysburg Community Days” with Felix & the Hurricanes at Claysburg Community Park, Claysburg (starts 7 p.m.)

Kenton Sitch Band at Cresson Community Carnival (Cresson Fire Station), Cresson (starts 7 p.m.)

Full Kilt at St. Patrick’s Festival in the Shade, Newry (starts 7 p.m.)

Buster Krow at Old Canal Inn, Hollidaysburg (starts 7 p.m.)

Jae Smith at Spring Dam Brewing Co., Roaring Spring (starts 7 p.m.)

Rokkandy at Huntingdon Moose, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

“Moonstock” with Cone of Silence at Moondance Lane, Port Matilda (starts 7 p.m.)

Dan Vavrek at Stadium Pub & Grille, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

4th Street at Moonshine Mine Saloon, Nanty Glo (starts 7 p.m.)

Angry Johnny Stangry at The Break Room, Twin Rocks (starts 7 p.m.)

Lauren & Joe at Catholic War Vets, Altoona (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Giants Of Science at Rock Run Recreation Area, Patton (starts 7:30 p.m.)

K4 Kountry at Altoona Grand Hotel, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

This Albatross at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Flashpoint at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

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

Acoustic Stew duo at Patton Eagles, Patton (starts 8 p.m.)

From The Top (unplugged) at Country Inn, South Fork (starts 8 p.m.)

Anchor & Arrow at The Bar, Boalsburg (starts 8 p.m.)

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

Dilemma and Rik Golden (acoustic) at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Avenue of Kings at Drake’s Bar & Grill, Huntingdon (starts 9 p.m.)

1 Over 8 at Dunlo Slovak Club, Dunlo (starts 9 p.m.)

Freedom Rocks at Patton VFW, Patton (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Flowerchild at Windber Hotel, Windber (starts 10 p.m.)

SUNDAY 8/15:

Altoona Brass Collective at Baker Mansion, Altoona (starts 2 p.m.)

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

The Evergreens at Stadium Pub & Grill, Johnstown (starts 2 p.m.)

“Claysburg Community Days”at Claysburg Community Park, Claysburg; featuring Claysburg American Legion Band (1 p.m., featuring salute to veterans) and Stephanie & the Wild Hearts (starts 2:30 p.m.)

Scottie at Bella Terra Vineyards, Bedford (starts 3 p.m.)

Fabulous Flashbacks at St. Patrick’s Festival in the Shade, Newry (starts 4 p.m.)

Cajun Norm & the Jam Session Band at Jim & Jimmie’s, Johnstown (starts 4 p.m.)

Pat & Jai at Freight Station, Johnstown (starts 4 p.m.)

Todd Harteis (Van Waylon) at Minersville PNA, Johnstown (starts 4 p.m.)

Ride the Song at Valley View Amphitheater, Altoona (starts 5 p.m.)

Rosie & the Jammers at Roxbury Bandshell, Johnstown (starts 5 p.m.)

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

Western Range at Wagon Wheel Amphitheater, Philipsburg (starts 5:30 p.m.)

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

Kylor Westbrook at Trianon Bar & Grill, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

“Summer Sundays” with Bill Ferrell at Reservoir Park, Tyrone (starts 6 p.m.)

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

MONDAY 8/16:

Sloppy Seconds and Treaties at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

TUESDAY 8/17:

Open Mic with Jason Adams at 3 Dots, State College (starts 5 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 8/18:

Capt. Bisquick at Lakemont Park (C2 Trolley House), Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

“Music in the Park” with Tony & Stacy Feighner at Carrolltown Legion Park, Carrolltown (starts 6 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.)

Open Mic Night at Trixie’s Pub, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Jam Night at Dively’s Tavern, Johnstown (starts 9 p.m.)

THURSDAY 8/19:

Tussey Mountain Wingfest with The Gill Street Band and Miss Melanie at Tussey Mountain Recreation Area, Boalsburg (starts 5:30 p.m.)

“Downtown LIVE! Summer Concert Series” with Full Kilt on the Diamond, Hollidaysburg (starts 6 p.m.)

“Local Lyrics” with Samantha Press, Rue Moyer and Coltt Winter Lepley at Spring Dam Brewing Co., Roaring Spring (starts 7 p.m.)

Brozena, Davis & Wolbrecht (modern jazz) at Pine Grove Hall, Pine Grove Mills (starts 8 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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