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PumpkinFest, Scorpio Rising This Weekend!

Here is a listing of area live music and online music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, October 15 through Thursday, October 21.

With the arrival of cooler fall temperatures this weekend, outdoor fall festival season winds down with a few more events…Downtown Hollidaysburg’s annual PumpkinFest happens Saturday, with fall arts and crafts vendors, food and refreshments, children’s activities, and live music from the Altoona Brass Collective and the Hollidaysburg Area High School Drumline…The two-day Akersville Fall Festival takes place both Friday and Saturday in Akersville (located three miles southeast of Breezewood), and features arts and crafts vendors, locally-sourced food and refreshments, cider pressing and live music – see the listing below for the live music schedule…And the Smokey Valley Sportsmen’s Club near Hastings presents its outdoor fall Craft Fair & Flea Market event on Saturday, with the Backyard Rockers providing the music.

Among the indoors highlights this weekend is the “Scorpio Rising Art Exhibition” event at The Sanctuary at ArtsAltoona Center (the former Simpson-Temple United Parish facility) in Altoona. Art will be on display, and live music will fill the evening starting at 7 p.m., with performances from Austin, Texas-based Hanna Barakat (with Altoona’s Lisa Fazenbaker on percussion), Wishbone, Alpha Violet, Digital Graves, Crazed Visions and Memory Collector.

And Hanna Barakat and her band will also appear at McGarvey’s Bar and Grill on Saturday night, headlining a triple-bill that also includes The PennSoulvanians and Uptown Jazz. The music kicks off at 8 p.m.

Browse the listing below to see the area live music options available during the next seven days, and SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!

(Listings in chronological order by event start time)

FRIDAY 10/15:

Akersville Fall Festival, Akersville; featuring Country Praise (11 a.m.) and Wilmer Garlick & Colt Jenkins (2 p.m.)

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

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

Conner Gilbert at University Wine Co., State College (starts 6 p.m.)

Doug McMinn Blues Band at Elk Creekside, Millheim (starts 6 p.m.)

“Scorpio Rising Art Exhibition” with Hanna Barakat, Wishbone, Alpha Violet, Digital Graves, Crazed Visions and Memory Collector at ArtsAltoona Center, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Greg Burley at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 7 p.m.)

Midstate Select at Zeno’s, State College (starts 7 p.m.)

The Rockin’ Rockers at Bellefonte Moose, Bellefonte (Oktoberfest, starts 7 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Trixie’s Pub, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

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

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

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

Ed N’Born at Patton American Legion, Patton (starts 8 p.m.)

Crawdad Joe at the Freight Station, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

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

Giants Of Science at Duncansville VFW, Duncansville (starts 9 p.m.)

Anchor & Arrow at Happy Valley Brewing Co., State College (starts 9 p.m.)

Matt Wagner at The Bar, Boalsburg (starts 9 p.m.)

Shallow 9 at 4D’s Lounge, Altoona (starts 10 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 10/16:

Hollidaysburg Pumpkinfest, downtown Hollidaysburg; featuring Altoona Brass Collective (11 a.m.) and the Hollidaysburg Area High School Drumline (1 p.m.)

Akersville Fall Festival, Akersville; featuring Fellowship Quartet (11 a.m.) and Biscuits & Gravy (1 p.m.)

Backyard Rockers at Smokey Valley Sportsmen’s Club, Hastings (Craft Fair & Flea Market, music starts 1 p.m.)

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

Grace Fala at Huntingdon Oktoberfest, Bryan Park, Huntingdon (starts 3:30 p.m.)

Ma’am at Elk Creekside, Millheim (starts 4 p.m.)

Grace Fala at Stone Town Cafe & Gallery, Huntingdon (starts 5 p.m.)

The Family Ties at 814 Cider Works (J.L. Farm & Cidery), State College (starts 5 p.m.)

Jason McDonald at Bella Terra Vineyards, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Dylan Miller at Olde Bedford Brewing Company, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Pat McGinnis at Spring Dam Brewing Co., Roaring Spring (starts 7 p.m.)

“Zombie Crawl” with The Evergreens at Balance Restaurant, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

VOMA Jazz Series Presents: The Don Aliquo Quartet and Frank Filia at Venue Of Merging Arts (VOMA), Johnstown (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Hanna Barakat, PennSoulvanians and Uptown Jazz at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

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

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

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

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

The Clarks at Stage West, State College (starts 8 p.m.)

Natascha & the Spy Boys at Happy Valley Brewing Company, Lemont (State College) (starts 8 p.m.)

Adam Yarger at Millheim Hotel, Millheim (starts 8 p.m.)

Midstate Select at Pine Grove Hall, Pine Grove Mills (starts 8 p.m.)

Ricky Lee Lisica at Heroes Tavern, Nanty Glo (starts 8 p.m.)

Mellissa Vella & Kenny Karlheim at Moonshine Mine Saloon, Nanty Glo (starts 8 p.m.)

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

Silver Screen at the Freight Station, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

Rokkandy at Bellwood UVHA, Bellwood (starts 9 p.m.)

The Snipped and Suburban Downgrade at The Bar, Boalsburg (starts 9 p.m.)

Greg Burley at The Brick on Front, Cresson (starts 9 p.m.)

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

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

Johnny Thrash at Philipsburg American Legion, Philipsburg (starts 9 p.m.)

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

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

Chris Rattie & the New Rebels at Zeno’s, State College (starts 10 p.m.)

SUNDAY 10/17:

J.D. & Cindy at Stadium Pub & Grill, Johnstown (starts 2 p.m.)

Nathaniel Mowery at Bella Terra Vineyards, Bedford (starts 2 p.m.)

Eric Ian Farmer & Ady Martinez and Gabriel Green at Elk Creekside, Millheim (starts 4 p.m.)

“Sunday Funday” with Clay Bowser at First Catholic Slovak Bandhall, Johnstown (starts 4 p.m.)

The Blair Concert Chorale at ArtsAltoona Center, Altoona (starts 6:30 p.m.)

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

Boy Named Banjo at Stage West, State College (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Jimmy Webb at the State Theatre, State College (starts 8 p.m.)

MONDAY 10/18:

(no shows announced)

TUESDAY 10/19:

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

Jeremy Pinnell and Raven & the Wren at Zeno’s, State College (starts 7 p.m.)

Joe Quick at Doggie’s Pub, State College

ONLINE: Brother Jack’s Happy Hour Live Stream (Facebook, starts 4 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY 10/20:

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 10/21:

“Local Mic Night” with Rue Moyer & James Grove at Spring Dam Brewing Co., Roaring Spring (starts 6 p.m.)

“T’ird Thursday” with Full Kilt at Molly’s Pub, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Ovsepian, Davis & Ferber (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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