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Summer Sounds, Heritage Fests, and Arts Festivals on the Horizon!

Here is a listing of area live music and online music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, July 8 through Thursday, July 14.

Live music will again be plentiful throughout central PA during the next seven days, with a number of concerts and festival events, and Arts Festival weekend on the horizon.

Altoona’s “Summer Sounds” concert series continues on Friday evening as 80s hair band celebrants Hair Force One bring their party to Heritage Plaza. The music starts at 6 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase, and admission is free.

Three communities celebrate their heritage with festival events. The annual Northern Cambria County Regional Heritage Festival takes place on Saturday in downtown Northern Cambria, and will feature a variety of activities, including arts, crafts and food vendors, live music on two stages and a fireworks display at 9:45 p.m. Admission is free…The 17th annual Jackson Township Heritage Festival will take place from Friday night through Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park in Vinco. This festival will feature a variety of vendors, childrens activities, a petting zoo, hayrides and live music all three days. See the listing below for further details. Admission is free…And marking Philipsburg’s 225th anniversary, the four-day Philipsburg Heritage Days festival will happen from Wednesday through Saturday in downtown Philipsburg. Various arts and crafts, food and other vendors will be available, as well as a wateremelon-eating contest on Wednesday, a flower show on Friday, a grand parade and fireworks on Saturday, and live musical entertainment all four days. Admission is free.

The Mountain Music Memorial event will happen on Saturday at Trophy Mountain Lodge near Huntingdon, with five bands and performers providing the music beginning at noon. Held in memory of Harold G. Barr and Gregory H. Habeth, the event will feature performances from Mike Williamson, Stephanie & the Wild Hearts, Autumn Rising, Jon Fish and Ole 97 (Johnny Cash/June Carter tribute). Admission is $20 per person.

And after a two-year absence due to COVID-19, arts festivals return to Centre County later in the week. The five-day Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts returns to downtown State College, beginning with Children’s Day on Wednesday and continuing through Sunday. As before, a multitude of arts vendors will line various streets and thoroughfares throughout downtown State College and on the Penn State campus. Continuous live music will happen on a number of stages from Thursday through Sunday; see the listing below for Thursday’s entertainment slate (the remainder of the festival’s itinerary will be posted in next Friday’s listing)…And the four-day People’s Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts returns Thursday at a new location, Grange Park in Centre Hall. This festival will also feature multiple arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, and live music on two stages. Again, see the listing below for Thursday’s activities (the remainder of the festival’s itinerary will be posted in next Friday’s listing).

Needless to say, live music will be easy to find both outdoors and indoors during the next seven days. So browse the listing below, pick out an event or two (or more) and SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!

(Listings in chronological order by event start time.)

FRIDAY 7/8:

Bo and Tucker Moore at Harrigan’s Cafe & Wine Deck, Johnstown (starts 5:30 p.m.)

“Summer Sounds ’22” with Hair Force One at Heritage Plaza, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

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

Greg Burley at Zach’s Sports & Spirits (patio), Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

White Shadow at Lakemont Park, Altoona (National Collection Car Appreciation Day car show, music starts 6 p.m.)

Rue Moyer at Cafe Kiros, Duncansville (starts 6 p.m.)

Matt Wagner at Bella Terra Vineyards, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

John White at Stone Town Tavern, Huntingdon (starts 6 p.m.)

Kristi Jean at University Wine Co., State College (starts 6 p.m.)

Biscuit Jam at Happy Valley Winery, State College (starts 6 p.m.)

Corner Brothers at Cafe 210 West, State College (starts 6 p.m.)

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

“Kickoff to Heritage Days Cruise In” featuring Ghostown Revelry on Route 219 north of Northern Cambria (starts 6 p.m.)

“July Pasture Party” with Time Zone at Vale Wood Farms, Loretto (music starts 6 p.m.)

“17th Annual Jackson Township Heritage ‘Community Days’ Festival, Vinco; featuring Oldies But Goodies (6 p.m.) and Flood City Brass (8 p.m.)

The Good Guys at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 6 p.m.)

“Wine Down” with Crystal Smeal at Angel Walk Winery, Allport (starts 6:30 p.m.)

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

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

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

Lauren & Joe at Juniata Brewing Co., Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

Noah, Veronica & Erek at Phyrst, State College (starts 7 p.m.)

The Boomers at St. Benedict Church Picnic, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

“Winedown Weekend” with Jeffrey Webb at B&L Wine Cellars (Cambria City), Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Krazy Kat Daddies at Trixie’s Pub, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Jason DeWitt at Fetz’s Sports Pub, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

“Antique and Classic Weekend” with The Fabulous Flashbacks at Alum Bank Fire Co., Alum Bank (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Hops & Vines at The Village Green, Lemont (starts 7:30 p.m.)

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

4th Street at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

“Columbia Fire Company’s 100th Annual Firemen’s Fair” with 90 Proof at Columbia Fire Company, Osceola Mills (starts 8 p.m.)

Deuce (Kiss tribute) with Muscle Of Love (Alice Cooper tribute) at Freight Station, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

Amish Outlaws and Shallow 9 at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Sweet Desire at Bellwood Eagles, Bellwood (starts 9 p.m.)

The Desperadoes at Southmont Gardens, Johnstown (starts 9 p.m.)

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

JT Blues at Hootenanny, Bellefonte (starts 10:30 p.m.)

SATURDAY 7/9:

“17th Annual Jackson Township Heritage ‘Community Days’ Festival, Vinco; featuring The Dillons (11 a.m.), Bone Jacked (1 p.m.), Dive (3 p.m.), Milestone (5 p.m.) and Fuse (8 p.m.)

“Mountain Music Memorial” at Trophy Mountain Lodge, Huntingdon; featuring Mike Williamson, Stephanie & the Wild Hearts, Autumn Rising, Jon Fish at Ole 97 (Johnny Cash/June Carter tribute) (starts 12 noon)

“Zoey Strong Concert Fundraiser” at Wagon Wheel Amphitheater, Philipsburg; featuring In The Mood Music (12 noon), Jason Stanko (4:30 p.m.), From Within (6 p.m.) and 100 Proof (8:30 p.m.) (proceeds help cancer patient Zoey Bryan)

Northern Cambria Regional Heritage Festival, Northern Cambria:

– Welcome Area: 12 noon and 4:30 p.m. – “The Great American Good Time Music and Classic Comedy Show” with Ray Owen, 1:30 p.m. – Northern Cambria Community Band, 2:30 amd 3:45 p.m. – Keystone Regiment

– Stage Area: 3 p.m. – The Rocket Blasters, 5:30 p.m. – Michael Christopher, 9 p.m. – Giants Of Science

“Summer Art Market” at ArtsAltoona, Altoona; featuring Christian Douglas (12 noon), Christian James (1:30 p.m.) and Strings (3 p.m.)

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

“Southmont Block Party” with Krazy Kat Daddies at Southmont Jubilee, Johnstown (starts 4 p.m.)

“Williamsburg Fourth Fest” with Second Edition near Lower Trail Creamery, Williamsburg (music starts 5 p.m.)

Acoustic Express at Cafe Kiros, Duncansville (starts 6 p.m.)

Eric McCrum at Spring Dam Brewing Co., Roaring Spring (starts 6 p.m.)

Dave Howsare at Bella Terra Vineyards, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

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

The Boomers at Germantown Winery, Portage (starts 6 p.m.)

Dany Vavrek at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 6 p.m.)

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

“Benefit for Hazen” at New UVA Club, Altoona; featuring 7th Virtue (music starts 7 p.m.; proceeds help Hazen Ball)

Open Mic featuring Mary Madigan at Calvary Tyrone, Tyrone (starts 7 p.m.)

“Christmas in July” with Morgan James & Red Dawg at Aviation Inn, Duncansville (starts 7 p.m.)

“Music Festival” at Juniata Brewing Co., Huntingdon; featuring Jesse & the Ghost, Nate Gates and Neon Hotel (starts 7 p.m.)

Richard Sleigh at Moonstock, Port Matilda (starts 7 p.m.)

Full Kilt at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 7 p.m.)

Matt Sheedy at Mountain Toys 4 Rent, Fallentimber (starts 7 p.m.)

Dean Rumsey at Coal Country Brewing, Ebensburg (starts 7 p.m.)

The Plate Scrapers and the Whiskey River Panhandlers at People’s Natural Gas Park, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Chris Daugherty at Stadium Pub & Grille, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Past Tymes at Trixie’s Pub, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

“Antique and Classic Weekend” with Chris Woodward & Shindiggin’ at Alum Bank Fire Co., Alum Bank (starts 7:30 p.m.)

“Columbia Fire Company’s 100th Annual Firemen’s Fair” with Donny Burns & the 3rd Degree at Columbia Fire Company, Osceola Mills (starts 7:30 p.m.)

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

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

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

Crooner & Co. Swing Band at Pine Grove Hall, Pine Grove Mills (starts 8 p.m.)

Mellow Honey, Dogwood Company, The Willard Building and Queen Blue at Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe, State College (starts 8 p.m.)

TV Blonde at Reliance Fire Company Club, Philipsburg (starts 8 p.m.)

The Wednesdays (acoustic) at Moonshine Mine Saloon, Nanty Glo (starts 8 p.m.)

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

Bazooka Joe acoustic (Pat & Jai) at Windber Slovak Club, Windber (starts 8 p.m.)

Inside Out at Slammin Sam’s, Johnstown (starts 9 p.m.)

Crazed Visions, Lucid Yooth and Tom Nevers Field at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Sunset Over Mars and Sweet Desire at 4D’s Lounge, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Shallow 9 at Bickel’s Surplus Too, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Walk On Mars at Almost Home, Nanty Glo (starts 9 p.m.)

John Solo (John Cimino) at The Brewery, State College (starts 9:30 p.m.)

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

ONLINE: Jack Servello Live Stream (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)

SUNDAY 7/10:

“Sunday on the Lawn” with Altoona Community Band at Baker Mansion, Altoona (starts 2 p.m.)

“2nd Sunday Uke Jam” at ArtsAltoona Center, Altoona (starts 2 p.m.)

“17th Annual Jackson Township Heritage ‘Community Days’ Festival, Vinco; featuring Johnstown Button Box (11 a.m.), Tree the Band (1 p.m.) and Marshele Bradford Exchange (3 p.m.)

Devin Sherman at Bella Terra Vineyards, Bedford (starts 2 p.m.)

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

Felix & the Hurricanes at The Freight Station, Johnstown (starts 3 p.m.)

“Sunday Funday” with Jeff Webb and the Delectable Sound at Jim & Jimmie’s, Johnstown (starts 4 p.m.)

Mellissa Vella & Kenny Karlheim at Trianon Bar & Grill, Altoona (starts 5 p.m.)

Blue Junction Transit at Elk Creekside, Millheim (starts 5 p.m.)

“Summer Concert Series” at Roxbury Bandshell, Johnstown; featuring Striped Maple Hollow (5 p.m.) and Whiskey River Panhandlers (6 p.m.)

John “JT Blues” Thompson at 814 Cider Works (J.L. Farm & Cidery), State College (starts 4 p.m.)

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

“Summer Concerts in the Park” with Steinbeisers & Friends at Reservoir Park, Tyrone (starts 6 p.m.)

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

“Acoustic Brew Concert Series” with Reggie Harris at Boal Barn, Bellefonte (starts 7 p.m.)

Ted & Molly at American Ale House, State College (starts 8 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Black & Gold Tavern, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Jason O at Phyrst, State College (starts 10 p.m.)

MONDAY 7/11:

Reggie Harris at Huntingdon County Arts Center, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

TUESDAY 7/12:

Random Escape at 3 Dots Downtown, State College (starts 5 p.m.)

Open Mic Night with James Grove at D’Ottavio’s Gran Sasso, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Lowjack (lite) at Phyrst, State College (starts 10:30 p.m.)

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

WEDNESDAY 7/13:

The Extra Miles at Gigi’s Southern Table, State College (starts 6 p.m.)

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

Gorinto and Open Music Experimental Series at Zeno’s, State College (starts 7 p.m.)

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

Open Mic at Fetz’s Sports Pub, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Killin’ Time at Philipsburg Heritage Days, Philipsburg (starts 8 p.m.)

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

THURSDAY 7/14:

“Art in the Orchard” at Way Fruit Farm, Stormstown; featuring Chris Bell (11 a.m.), Victor & the Icons (1 p.m.) and Velveeta (5 p.m.)

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, downtown State College:

– Allen Street Stage: 11 a.m. – The Quasi Quintet, 1 p.m. – Tussey Mountain Moonshiners, 3 p.m. – Jay T. Vonada Quartet, 5 p.m. – Revamped, 7 p.m. – JR Mangan Band with Veronica Auger, 9 p.m. – Cass and the Bailout Crew

– Festival Shell Stage: 4 p.m. – Keystone Big Band, 6:30 p.m. – Eric Ian Farmer, 8:30 p.m. – BC Blue

– Sidney Friedman Park: 6:30 p.m. – Mark DeRose and the Dreadnoughts, 9 p.m. – Kristi Jean and her Ne’er Do Wells

– The State Theatre: 8:30 p.m. – The Kinsey Sicks

People’s Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts at Grange Park, Centre Hall:

– North Stage: 12 noon – Sleepwalker, 1:30 p.m. – Anchor & Arrow, 3 p.m. – Donny Burns & the 3rd Degree, 4:30 p.m. – Miss Melanie, 6 p.m. – Pure Cane Sugar

– South Stage: 12 noon – Caryn Dixon, 1:30 p.m. – SoundCar, 3 p.m. – Dave Wilson Quartet, 4:30 p.m. – Marshmellow Overcoat, 6 p.m. – Blackcat Belly Dance

Alyssa Hankey at People’s Natural Gas Field, Altoona (pregame before Altoona Curve-Richmond Flying Squirrels game, music starts 5 p.m.)

Open Mic Night at ArtsAltoona Center, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

“Legion Park Wing Off” with 100 Proof at Legion Park, Hollidaysburg (starts 6 p.m.)

“Tussey WingFest” with Completely Unchained (Van Halen tribute) at Tussey Mountain Amphitheater, Boalsburg (starts 6 p.m.)

“Picks and Strings Open Stage Jam” at Wagon Wheel Amphitheater, Philipsburg (starts 6 p.m.)

“Windber Wings N Waves” with Octane at Windber Recreation Park, Windber (starts 6 p.m.)

Bone Jacked at Morrison’s Cove Memorial Park, Martinsburg (Cove Carnival, music starts 7 p.m.)

Get The Led Out (Led Zeppelin tribute) at People’s Natural Gas Park, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Joy Marie and the Gill Street Band at Philipsburg Heritage Days, Philipsburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Ted McCloskey at Happy Valley Brewing Co., State College (starts 8 p.m.)

“Phyrsty Phyrsdays” with The Corner Brothers at Phyrst, State College (starts 10 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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