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Potatofest and Harvestfest This Weekend!

Here is a listing of area live music and online music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, September 24 through Thursday, September 30.

As the page has been turned to fall, some of the first fall season festivals and events highlight live music happenings over the next seven days.

After scaling back to a much smaller event last year due to COVID-19, Potatofest returns to downtown Ebensburg on Saturday to celebrate all things potato. Multiple food vendors and nonprofit groups will offer a wide variety of spud-based cuisine. There will also be multiple fall craft and other vendors, special offers from various downtown Ebensburg businesses, and live music on four different stages. See the listing below for the complete Potatofest music itinerary.

Delgrosso’s Amusement Park in Tipton closes out their 2021 season with the annual Harvestfest, also making its return on Saturday and Sunday. Various craft and produce vendors, plentiful food from various nonprofit groups, children’s activities and entertainment, plus the ever-popular park rides will be available. And providing live music both days will be Nashville-based family country and rock’n’roll band Rockland Road (who performed here in 2018 under their former name, Martin Family Circus). Admission to Harvestfest is $6 per person.

The Harmony Grange Fair near Westover wraps up on Friday and Saturday nights. Visitors can enjoy their final tastes of fair cuisine, plus live music both nights; western PA-based country music group The Hobbs Sisters performs Friday evening, and The Moore Brothers Band plays on Saturday night.

For those in need of an infusion of blues music, Johnstown’s Venue Of Merging Arts celebrates the tenth anniversary of their “Blues Gathering” events with a celebration gala on Saturday at Lorain Borough Park in Johnstown. Many performers from the Blues Gathering’s first decade will perform, including Black Cat Moan, Pittsburgh’s Charlie Barath Blues Band, The Stone Bridge Blues Band, Trunk Full Of Blues and more. The music begins at 3 p.m.

And for those interested in a slightly longer road trip, the inaugural E-Train Music Festival happens Saturday on the grounds of Cherry Runn Lodge near Homer City. A full slate of bands and artists perform beginning at 1 p.m., capped by a headlining performance by western PA-based Allman Brothers tribute band An Evening With. Food trucks, libations, crafters, vendors, children’s activities and fire twirlers will be available. Adult tickets are $20 (youngsters 17 and under get in for free), and proceeds benefit the New Alexandria Fire Department.

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(Listings in chronological order by event start time)

FRIDAY 9/24:

“Friday in the ‘Fonte” with Anchor & Arrow at Centre County Courthouse, Bellefonte (starts 5 p.m.)

Grace Fala at Steele Farm, Huntingdon (starts 5:45 p.m.)

“Electronic Arts Music Showcase” at Joos, Altoona; featuring Memory Collector, Large Eyes, Ghettospok and Vehement (starts 6 p.m.)

“Oktoberfest” at Tussey Mountain Amphitheater, Boalsburg; featuring The Bavarian Stompers (6 p.m.) and Polkadelphia (8 p.m.)

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

Bad Luck Lover Boys at Bella Terra Vineyards, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Braden McDannell at ReKlaimed Vines, Huntingdon (starts 6 p.m.)

Devin Sherman at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 6 p.m.)

Ted & Molly at University Wine Co., State College (starts 6 p.m.)

Pure Cane Sugar at 814 Cider Works (J.L. Farm & Cidery), State College (starts 6 p.m.)

Open Mic Night with Amanda & Cameron at Flood City Cafe, Johnstown (starts 6 p.m.)

Jimmie’s Chicken Shack with Hot Fudge Mondaes at McGarvey’s, Altoona (CANCELLED)

Bone Jacked at Trianon Bar & Grill, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

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

Dylan Miller at Juniata Brewing Company, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

Triple A Blues Band at Zeno’s, State College (starts 7 p.m.)

Cooter’ n Jake at B & L Wine Cellars, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Open Mic Night with Doug Snaveley at Flood City Cafe, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Walt & Jackie at Windber Country Club, Windber (starts 7 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

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

The Hobbs Sisters at Harmony Grange Fair, Westover (starts 8 p.m.)

Freedom Rocks at Lilly American Legion, Lilly (starts 8 p.m.)

Jonathan Zinn at Bedford Moose, Bedford (starts 8 p.m.)

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

Giants Of Science at the Freight Station, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

Bijou at Stage West, State College (starts 9 p.m.)

TV Blonde (acoustic duo) at The Bar, Boalsburg (starts 9 p.m.)

Frick Brothers at The Grove, Strongstown (starts 9 p.m.)

Shattered Trio at Windber Hotel, Windber (starts 9 p.m.)

Lenina Crowne at Doggie’s Pub, State College (starts 9:30 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 9/25:

Potatofest, Ebensburg:

– Main Stage: 10 a.m. – Rue Moyer, 12 noon – Jill, Leah & Greg, 3 p.m. – Giants Of Science

– South Center Street Stage: 10 a.m. – Tree the Band, 12:30 p.m. – Joe Caroff, 3 p.m. – Bruce Schettig

– Memorial Park: 10 a.m. – Moonshine Jasmine, 1 p.m. – Adam & the Openers

– Penn Eben Park: 10 a.m. – Samantha Press, 12:30 p.m. – Somebody to Love, 3 p.m. – Band Of Eden

Rockland Road at Delgrosso’s Amusement Park, Tipton (Harvestfest, start times to be announced)

Community Jazz Jam at 3 Dots Downtown, State College (starts 1 p.m.)

“E-Train Music Festival” at Cherry Runn Lodge, Homer City; featuring Alyssa Hankey, Tim Schmider, Hayley & Josh, Brian Genovesi, Fuse, Luke Weltz Band, Crawdad Joe, Alec Henderson Band, Curtis & the Shakerz, Black Ridge and An Evening With (Allman Brothers tribute) (starts 1 p.m., proceeds benefit New Alexandria Fire Department)

Kimberly Dawn & Johann at Weakland Farm, Munster (starts 1:30 p.m.)

“VOMA 10th Anniversary Blues Gathering Jam” at Lorain Borough Park, Johnstown; featuring Midnight Graffiti (3 p.m.), Trunk Full of Blues (4:15 p.m.), The Stone Bridge Blues Band (4:45 p.m.), Blues Gathering Alumni House Band (6 p.m.), Charlie Barath Blues Band (6:45 p.m.), Blues Gathering Alumni House Band (8 p.m.) and Black Cat Moan (8:45 p.m.)

Matthew Sheedy at Iron Pint Brewing, Altoona (starts 5 p.m.)

Greg Burley at Railroad City Brewing Co., Altoona (starts 5:30 p.m.)

Braden McDannell at ReKlaimed Vines Winery, East Freedom (starts 6 p.m.)

“The Great Night Out” with Mark Cable at Bare Memorial Church of God, Roaring Spring (starts 6 p.m.)

Letters From Tomorrow at Bella Terra Vineyards, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Nick Miller at Standing Stone Coffee Company, Huntingdon (starts 6 p.m.)

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

Adam Frei at Lloyd Street Brewing Co., Ebensburg (starts 6 p.m.)

Chris Rattie & the New Rebels at Good Intent Cider, Bellefonte (starts 6:30 p.m.)

No Filter Jazz at Juniata Brewing Company, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

Jason Dumm at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

Bazooka Joe (Pat & Jai acoustic) at Trixie’s Pub, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Mark Sekerak at Moonshine Mine Saloon, Nanty Glo (starts 7 p.m.)

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

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

Los Lobos at State Theatre, State College (starts 8 p.m.)

Mijanos Duo (Mexican and Latin Jazz) at Pine Grove Hall, Pine Grove Mills (starts 8 p.m.)

The Moore Bros. at Harmony Grange Fair, Westover (starts 8 p.m.)

6 Gun Sally at the Freight Station, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

2nd Street at The Brick on Front, Cresson (starts 9 p.m.)

Stacy & the Rejects at The Grove, Strongstown (starts 9 p.m.)

Van Waylon at Minersville PNA, Johnstown (starts 9 p.m.)

Freedom Rocks at Beaverdale American Legion, Beaverdale (starts 9 p.m.)

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

Octane at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 10 p.m.)

SUNDAY 9/26:

Rockland Road at Delgrosso’s Amusement Park, Tipton (Harvestfest, start times to be announced)

Samantha Press at Olde Bedford Brewing Co., Bedford (starts 11 a.m.)

Kimberly Dawn & Johann at Weakland Farm, Munster (starts 1:30 p.m.)

Ed N’Born at the Old Gray Mare, Carrolltown (starts 2 p.m.)

The Remnants of Betty at 814 Cider Works (J.L. Farm & Cidery), State College (starts 3 p.m.)

The Boomers at Freight Station, Johnstown (starts 4 p.m.)

The Past Times at Jim & Jimmies, Johnstown (starts 4 p.m.)

Midnight Acoustic at Stadium Pub & Grill, Johnstown (starts 5:30 p.m.)

Community Drum Circle in Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

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

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

MONDAY 9/27:

(no shows announced)

TUESDAY 9/28:

“Tuesdays on the Terrace” Open Mic with Jason Adams at 3 Dots Downtown, State College (starts 5 p.m.)

Joe Quick at Doggie’s Pub, State College (starts 9:30 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 9/29:

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 9/30:

Scott H. Hiram with J.D. Wilkes and Randall Williams at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

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

Natascha & the Spy Boys 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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