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Labor Day Weekend Festivals, PA Roundhouse Rally and More!

Here is a listing of area live music and online music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, September 3 through Thursday, September 9.

Labor Day weekend is here, and returning this year are the Labor Day weekend festivals that were scuttled last year due to COVID-19. The Johnstown area hosts three different festivals this weekend, each with live music.

The Cambria City Ethnic Festival in Johnstown’s Cambria City neighborhood kicks off on Friday evening and lasts through Sunday. Churches and other venues along and near Chestnut Street will provide a variety of ethnic and other foods, drinks, vendors, children’s activities, church tours; and live music will happen on at least five different stages. Check the listing below for the Ethnic Festival live music schedules.

The Log House Arts Festival also happens on Saturday and Sunday at the Community Arts Center of Cambria County near Westmont. Arts and crafts will be the primary feature, along with food and refreshments, and live music both days. Again see the listing below for more details.

And the annual Forest Hills Festival takes place from Saturday through Monday at the Berwind Wayside Park in St. Michael (north of Johnstown). This festival too will have plenty of arts and crafts vendors, food and refreshments, children’s activities, a fireworks display on Sunday night, and live music all three days. Check the listing below to see who is on the stage each day.

The Blair County Game, Fish & Forestry Association in Riggles Gap will again present the annual Ox Roast Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Featured will be arts and crafts vendors, tasty ox roast sandwiches and other food from the kitchen, and live music both days.

And the PA Roundhouse Rally takes place on Friday and Saturday at Roundhouse Harley-Davidson near Duncansville, and will feature musical entertainment both days, along with food and other vendors, and motorcycle runs both Saturday and Sunday. See the listing below for the live music information.

These festivals and events, along with numerous venues throughout the area, will provide lots of live and local music options to consider for your Labor Day weekend pleasure. So browse the listing below, and SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!

(Listings in chronological order by event start time)

FRIDAY 9/3:

PA Roundhouse Rally at Roundhouse Harley-Davidson, Duncansville; featuring Dilemma (5 p.m.) and Zero Tolerance (8 p.m.)

Cambria City Ethnic Festival, Johnstown:

– St. Mary’s 5th Ave.: 4 p.m. – Jerry Intihar, 7 p.m. – Yum

– ACRP 10th Ave.: 5 p.m. – Dead Irish Blues, 5:30 p.m. – Bo Moore, 7:45 p.m. – Irish Pretenders

– Aces Lounge: Octane (starts 8 p.m.)

– VOMA 3rd Ave Arts Stage: 5 p.m. – Jeffreys Brothers Band, 7:30 p.m. – Black Cat Moan

– First Catholic Slovak Bandhall: 4 p.m. – Frick Brothers, 10 p.m. – Fuse

Triple A Blues Band at Zeno’s, State College (starts 5 p.m.)

Jason Adams Trio at 3 Dots, State College (starts 5 p.m.)

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

“Summer Acoustic BBQ” with Scottie Scott at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob All Seasons Resort (starts 6 p.m.)

Braden McDannell at Olde Bedford Brewing Co., Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

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

Almost Famous at Everett American Legion, Everett (starts 6 p.m.)

Bill Ferrell at Stone Town Tavern, Huntingdon (starts 6 p.m.)

Above The Radar at Broad Top Fair, Broad Top (starts 6 p.m.)

Sonic Schroeder at University Wine Co., State College (starts 6 p.m.)

The Family Ties at 814 Cider Works (J.L. Farm & Cidery), State College (starts 6 p.m.)

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

August Winters (CD release show) with Terrible Orange Things and Silver Lights at Phyrst, State College (starts 6:30 p.m.)

Rokkandy at Bellwood UVHA, Bellwood (starts 7 p.m.)

Bone Jacked at Lake Raystown Amphitheater, Hesston (starts 7 p.m.)

J.D. & Cindy at B & L Wine Cellars, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Heroes Tavern, Nanty Glo (starts 7 p.m.)

“Concert on the Village Green” with Steve Van Hook & Jim Colbert w/guest Elizabeth Bagley at Lemont Village Green, Lemont (starts 7 p.m.)

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

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

100 Proof at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Pat & Jai at Windber Hotel, Windber (starts 9 p.m.)

Ted McCloskey & the Hi-Fi’s at Phyrst, State College (starts 10 p.m.)

My Hero Zero at Champs, State College (starts 10:30 p.m.)

SATURDAY 9/4:

Log House Arts Festival with The Sharptones at Community Arts Center, Johnstown (starts 10 a.m.)

Forest Hills Festival at Berwind Wayside Park, St. Michael; featuring 53 South (11 a.m.), Hard Rok, Coco, & Joe (3 p.m.) and Fuse (7 p.m.)

Cambria City Ethnic Festival, Johnstown:

– St Mary’s 5th Ave.: 1 p.m. – Rhythm Masters, 7 p.m. – Yum

– ACRP 10th Ave.: 1 p.m. – Irish Pretenders w/Irish Dancers, 1 p.m. – Bo Moore, 3:30 p.m. – Tree, 4 p.m. – Dead Irish Blues, 7:30 p.m. – Murphy’s Lawn

– VOMA 3rd Ave. Arts Stage: 12 noon – Band Together Pittsburgh, 2 p.m. – Midnight Graffiti, 4:30 p.m. – That Oldies Band, 7:30 p.m. – John Gresh’s Gris-Gris (featuring Jimmy Adler)

– First Catholic Slovak Bandhall: 4 p.m. – Undercover, 10 p.m. – Hair Force One

Heather Olson & the Silver Eagle Band (Patsy Cline tribute, 2 p.m.) and Elvis and the Second Chance Band (Elvis Presley tribute, 6 p.m.) at Wagon Wheel Amphitheater, Philipsburg

BCAAC Downtown Altoona Cruise-In with Felix & the Hurricanes at Heritage Plaza, Altoona (music starts 3 p.m.)

PA Roundhouse Rally at Roundhouse Harley-Davidson, Duncansville; featuring K4 Kountry (4 p.m.), Avenue Of Kings (5 p.m.) and Zoso (Led Zeppelin tribute) (8 p.m.)

Jimmy & Dawn at Bella Terra Vineyards, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Bad Luck Lover Boys at Olde Bedford Brewing Company, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

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

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

“One Last Time at the Casino” with Flight 19 at The Casino, Lakemont Park, Altoona (starts 7 p.m., proceeds benefit Air Force Mothers)

4th Street at Glendale Year Round, Glendale (starts 7 p.m.)

Donny Burns Duo at Robin Hood Brewing Co., Bellefonte (starts 7 p.m.)

Kenton Sitch Band at Broad Top Fair, Broad Top (starts 7 p.m.)

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

Frick Brothers at Stadium Pub & Grille, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Time Zone at Moonshine Mine Saloon, Nanty Glo (starts 7 p.m.)

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

The Boomers at Heroes Tavern, Nanty Glo (starts 7:30 p.m.)

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

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

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

Washington Slept Here at Huntingdon Moose, Huntingdon (starts 8 p.m.)

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

Midnight Lights at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Rokkandy at Primanti Bros., Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Ted McCloskey & the Hi-Fi’s at The Saloon, State College (starts 10 p.m.)

Spider Kelly at Zeno’s, State College (starts 10 p.m.)

Ground Zero at Windber Hotel, Windber (starts 10 p.m.)

SUNDAY 9/5:

Log House Arts Festival with Rosie & the Jammers (10 a.m.) and Hard Rok, Koko & Joe (4 p.m.) at Community Arts Center, Johnstown

“Ox Roast Festival” with Cousin Mike at Blair County Game, Fish & Forestry Association, Altoona (starts 1 p.m.)

Cambria City Ethnic Festival, Johnstown:

– St Mary’s 5th Ave.: 1 p.m. – (TBA), 4 p.m. – Tom Katz

– ACRP 10th Ave.: 12 noon – Jaffa Highlanders, 1 p.m. – Dead Irish Blues, 3 p.m. – Irish Pretenders

– VOMA 3rd Ave. Arts Stage: 1 p.m. – Denise Baldwin & Friends, 2 p.m. – The Rusty Shackles, 4 p.m. – Mike Mitchell Bluegrass

– First Catholic Slovak Bandhall: Silver Screen (starts 8 p.m.)

Forest Hills Festival at Berwind Wayside Park, St. Michael; featuring KB & The Crew (11 a.m.), Russell Wilburn (2:30 p.m.) and Three Of Hearts (6:00 p.m.)

The Boomers at Freight Station, Johnstown (starts 1 p.m.)

“Frontline YouthFest” at Delgrosso’s Amusement Park, Tipton; featuring David Dunn (2 p.m.) and Unspoken (6 p.m.)

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

Ricky Lee Band at Lakemont Park, Altoona (starts 4 p.m.)

This Albatross at Canoe Creek State Park (Jack’s Grubb Shack) (starts 4 p.m.)

Tom Nevers Field at Noel’s Family Drive-In, Fallentimber (starts 4 p.m.)

Randy Clark at Muskrat Beach, Prince Gallitzin State Park (starts 5 p.m.)

John Denver tribute band at Lake Raystown Amphitheater, Hesston (starts 7 p.m.)

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

Victor & the Icons at Hootenanny Dive Bar, Bellefonte (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Ted McCloskey & the Hi-Fi’s at American Ale House, State College (starts 8 p.m.)

MONDAY 9/6:

“Ox Roast Festival” with The Backyard Rockers (11 a.m.) and Chad Patterson (2:30 p.m.) at Blair County Game, Fish & Forestry Association, Altoona

Forest Hills Festival at Berwind Wayside Park, St. Michael; featuring Le Dance Academy (10 a.m.), Tombstone (12:30 p.m.) and Johnstown Button Box (3:00 p.m.)

TUESDAY 9/7:

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 9/8:

White Shadow at Lakemont Park (C2 Trolley House), Altoona (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 9/9:

Wild Desire at Lakemont Park (C2 Trolley House), Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Donny Burns Duo at The Bar, Boalsburg (starts 7 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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