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The Nighthawks, Activate Altoona and Flood City Music Fests This Weekend!

Here is a listing of area live music and online music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, July 29 through Thursday, August 4.

Once again, a busy live music weekend has arrived in central PA, and several big events highlight the performance slate over the next seven days.

The PA Roundhouse Rally reconvenes Friday and Saturday at Roundhouse Harley-Davidson near Duncansville. Friday’s musical slate features a smorgasbord for blues and roots music connoisseurs, as Felix & the Hurricanes and Washington, DC’s legendary Nighthawks take the stage. Marking their 50th anniversary as a band this year, founding member, singer, harmonica master and ringleader Mark Wenner and the Nighthawks will take the stage starting at 8 p.m. Their resume includes nonstop touring, opening and sharing stages with blues royalty such as Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Robert Cray, Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Fabulous Thunderbirds and others. The Hurricanes will get the party started at 5 p.m., and there is a good chance audience members will get to witness members of both bands joining each other onstage during their respective sets. Saturday’s music lineup features Lauren & Joe starting at 2 p.m., followed by Jack Squat at 5 p.m. and – at 8 p.m. – That Arena Rock Show, a theatrical rock experience spotlighting rock of the 1970s and 80s from such names as AC/DC, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Poison, Bon Jovi, Kiss and more. Admission to the Roundhouse Rally is $15 at the gate; and the Friday night admission covers Saturday’s attendance as well. The PA Roundhouse Rally is a 501c3 organization that benefits local veterans, youth and other charities.

Also happening Friday and Saturday is the Activate Altoona Music Festival, taking place at Altoona’s People’s Natural Gas Field. A large contingent of local musicians and bands will join forces to present tributes to 11 different bands; three on Friday night and seven on Saturday. Tributes will include the Allman Brothers, AC/DC (performed by Jack Squat) and Black Sabbath (performed by Black Sun) on Friday night; and Green Day (performed by Abstentious), Alice In Chains, Social Distortion (performed by The Snipped), The Cure, Blink-182, Rush, Stone Temple Pilots and Prince (performed by The Pennsoulvanians). See the listing below for the performance times of each of the tributes.

And the 2022 edition of the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival takes place Friday and Saturday at People’s Natural Gas Park in Johnstown. A blend of national, regional and local performers will entertain on three stages during both days. Friday’s slate includes Railroad Earth, Vanessa Collier, The Fritz, Shelf Life String Band and more. Saturday’s headliner will be national recording group The Spin Doctors; also appearing will be Buffalo Rose, Habatat, Karina Rykman, Big Something and others. See the listing below for the festival’s performance and stage schedule.

Once again, it’s an exciting weekend if you are a live music fan. Browse the listing below, find your show choices, and get out there and SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!

(Listings in chronological order by event start time.)

FRIDAY 7/29:

Bedford County Fair, Bedford; featuring Dan & Galla (2 and 5 p.m.) and Rob Lightner (6 p.m.)

AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival at People’s Natural Gas Park, Johnstown:

– 1st Summit Oilhouse Stage: 2 p.m. – The Rusty Shackles, 6 p.m. – Shelf Life String Band, 8 p.m. – Silver Screen

– JAHA Pavilion Stage: 4 p.m. – Vanessa Collier, 10:30 p.m. – The Fritz

– Bud Light Mainstage: 6 p.m. – Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, 8:30 p.m. – Railroad Earth

“PA Roundhouse Rally” with Felix & the Hurricanes (5 p.m.) and The Nighthawks (8 p.m.) at Roundhouse Harley-Davidson, Duncansville

“Friday in the ‘Fonte,” Bellefonte with Eric Ian Farmer (starts 5 p.m.)

“Activate Altoona Music Festival” at People’s Natural Gas Field, Altoona; featuring Allman Brothers tribute (6 p.m.), AC/DC tribute (7:30 p.m.) and Black Sabbath tribute (9 p.m.)

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

Matthew Sheedy at Bella Terra Vineyards, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Mixed Numbers With Sounds at Olde Bedford Brewing Co., Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

“Wine Down” with Mary Anne Cleary at Angel Walk Winery, Allport (starts 6 p.m.)

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

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

“Downtown Shutdown” with Stacy & the Rejects (6 p.m.) and The Uptown Band (8 p.m.) in downtown Ebensburg (Center and High Street intersection)

Dany Vavrek at Conemaugh Independence Fire Company, Conemaugh (Johnstown) (Cambria County Regional Firefighters Association Convention, music starts 6 p.m.)

Colebrook Road at Elk Creekside, Millheim (starts 6:30 p.m.)

Devin Sherman at Spring Dam Brewing Co., Roaring Spring (starts 7 p.m.)

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

Koehler Bay at Stone Town Tavern, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

Victor Clark at Juniata Brewing Co., Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

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

Bruce Schettig at Coal Country Brewing, Ebensburg (starts 7 p.m.)

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

The Boomers at Trixie’s Pub, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

John Wise Band at The Village Green, Lemont (starts 7:30 p.m.)

White Shadow at Heidelberg Country Club, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

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

Slaid Cleaves at Pine Grove Hall, Pine Grove Mills (starts 8 p.m.)

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

The Frick Bros. at Fetz’s Sports Pub, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

Denny & Ken at Yinz Bar, Cherry Tree (starts 8 p.m.)

Jimmy Mowery and the New High at 4D’s Lounge, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Nik Mik, Lucid Yooth & the Cubensic Lenses and Neon Hotel at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

100 Proof at Bellwood Eagles, Bellwood (starts 9 p.m.)

Kenny Hawkins at Charlie’s Angels, Dysart (starts 9 p.m.)

Bongondo at Olde Keg Bar & Grill, Portage (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.)

SATURDAY 7/30:

ArtsAltoona presents Open Mic at “Izzy Park Block Party” at Iuzzolino Park, Altoona (starts 12 noon)

“Sunflower Festival” with The Jaded Lips at Smithmyer Farm, Patton (starts 12 noon)

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

“Activate Altoona Music Festival” at People’s Natural Gas Field, Altoona; featuring Green Day tribute (1 p.m.), Alice In Chains tribute (2 p.m.), Social Distortion tribute (3:30 p.m.), The Cure tribute (4:30 p.m.), Blink-182 tribute (5:30 p.m.), Rush tribute (6:30 p.m.), Stone Temple Pilots tribute (7:30 p.m.) and Prince tribute (9 p.m.)

AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival at People’s Natural Gas Park, Johnstown:

– 1st Summit Oilhouse Stage: 6 p.m. – Kevin Dale, 8 p.m. – Habatat

– JAHA Pavilion Stage: 1:30 p.m. – Buffalo Rose, 4 p.m. – Ally Venable Band, 10:30 p.m. – Karina Rykman

– Bud Light Mainstage: 6 p.m. – Big Something, 8:30 p.m. – Spin Doctors

“PA Roundhouse Rally” with Lauren & Joe (2 p.m.), Jack Squat (5 p.m.) and That Arena Rock Show (8 p.m.) at Roundhouse Harley-Davidson, Duncansville

Bedford County Fair, Bedford; featuring Dan & Galla (2 and 5 p.m.) and Kenton Sitch Band (7:30 p.m.)

“Forever KS 22 Music Showcase at Grampian Park, Grampian; featuring Steve Kirsch, Hardtack, Public Execution, Grampian and Less Than Zero (starts 2 p.m.)

Wanderlost at Lloyd Street Brewing Co., Ebensburg (starts 3 p.m.)

“Summer Acoustic BBQ” with Matt Otis Trio at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob All Seasons Resort (starts 4 p.m.)

The Extra Miles at Uncle D’s Sassy Glass Winery, Houtzdale (starts 4 p.m.)

Greg Burley at Juniata VFW (Fort Apache), Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

November Blue (from Nashville) at Lakemont Park, (C2 Trolley House) Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Bone Jacked at Swiss Club, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Braden McDannell at Bella Terra Vineyards, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Happy Hour (Sarah Mellott & Tom Fix) at Olde Bedford Brewing Co., Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

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

Kenny Jubas at Germantown Winery, Portage (starts 6 p.m.)

“100th Anniversary Block Party” with Kyx at The Remedy Bar & Grille, Houtzdale (starts 6 p.m.)

“Outdoor Concert Series” with Stacy & the Rejects at Muskrat Beach 2, Prince Gallitzin State Park (starts 6 p.m.)

Wild Desire at Mountain Toys 4 Rent, Fallentimber (starts 6 p.m.)

Lucid Yooth & the Cubensic Lenses at Cafe Kiros, Duncansville (starts 6:15 p.m.)

The Rockin’ Rockers at Port Matilda American Legion, Port Matilda (starts 6:30 p.m.)

Levity Brewing presents Old Eastern at Heritage Plaza, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Matthew Sheedy at Spring Dam Brewing Co., Roaring Spring (starts 7 p.m.)

The Dirty Beets at Juniata Brewing Co., Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

Midnight Graffiti at Trixie’s Pub, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Alec Henderson at Stadium Pub & Grille, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

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

Coltt Winter Lepley at Argonne Cafe, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Davis, Harrison & Hirahara (jazz) at Pine Grove Hall, Pine Grove Mills (starts 8 p.m.)

Russ Wilburn at The Break Room, Twin Rocks (starts 8 p.m.)

Milestone at Moonshine Mine Saloon, Nanty Glo (starts 8 p.m.)

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

Justin Garman at Fetz’s Sports Pub, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

Bazooka Joe acoustic (Pat & Jai) at Johnstown Inn, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

Octane at Conemaugh Independence Fire Company, Conemaugh (Johnstown) (Cambria County Regional Firefighters Association Convention, music starts 8 p.m.)

Biscuit Jam at The Bar, Boalsburg (starts 9 p.m.)

Kimberly Dawn & Johann at Mosscreek Bar & Grill, Northern Cambria (starts 9 p.m.)

TV Blonde at Croatian Club, Smoke Run (starts 9 p.m.)

From Within at Houtzdale Moose, Houtzdale (starts 9 p.m.)

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

Hot Fudge Mondaes and Bad Luck Lover Boys at 4D’s Lounge, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)

Orange Fire at Rocky’s Tavern, Johnstown (starts 10 p.m.)

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

SUNDAY 7/31:

The San Tones Orchestra at Swiss Club, Altoona (starts 12 noon)

Jason McDonald at Bella Terra Vineyards, Bedford (starts 2 p.m.)

Tombstone at Twin Lakes Rod & Gun Club, Portage (starts 2 p.m.)

Ted & Molly at Pisano Winery, Millheim (starts 2:30 p.m.)

Cajun Norm & the Jam Session Band at The Freight Station, Johnstown (starts 3 p.m.)

Greg Burley at Swiss Club, Altoona (starts 4 p.m.)

Homegrown at Brush Mountain Sportsmen’s Club, Pinecroft (Bellwood Eagles Picnic, music starts 4 p.m.)

“BrewGrass Festival” with Mountain City Grass at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob All Seasons Resort (starts 4 p.m.)

Free Range at 814 Cider Works (J.L. Farm & Cidery), State College (starts 4 p.m.)

“Sunday Funday” with Jeff Perigo at Jim & Jimmie’s, Johnstown (starts 4 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at St. Clair Tremont Club, Johnstown (starts 4 p.m.)

“Summer Concert Series” at Roxbury Bandshell, Johnstown; featuring Last Fall (5 p.m.) and Kevin Dale (6 p.m.)

Strings at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 5:30 p.m.)

“Summer Concerts in the Park” with Phil McCaulley at Reservoir Park, Tyrone (starts 6 p.m.)

Caledonia at Pine Grove Hall, Pine Grove Mills (starts 6 p.m.)

“Music in the ‘Burg” with Hollidaysburg Community Band at Canal Basin Park, Hollidaysburg (starts 7 p.m.)

Tussey Mountain Moonshiners at Moonstock, Port Matilda (starts 7 p.m.)

“Summer Sounds at the Gazebo” with Triple A Blues Band at Talleyrand Park, 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 8/1:

(NO SHOWS ANNOUNCED)

TUESDAY 8/2:

“Tuesdays on the Terrace” with Mary Madigan and 3/20 Coalition at 3 Dots Downtown, State College (starts 5 p.m.)

“National Night Out” with Donny Burns & the 3rd Degree at Heritage Plaza, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

“Bike Night” with the Frick Bros. at Slammin Sam’s, Johnstown (starts 6 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 8/3:

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

Lauren & Joe at Park Hills Country Club (Tavern 27), Altoona (starts 6:30 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.)

Jon Anderson (Yes) with the Paul Green Rock Academy “Close to the Edge” 50th Anniversary Tour at the State Theatre, State College (starts 8 p.m.)

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

THURSDAY 8/4:

Randall Williams at People’s Natural Gas Field, Altoona (pregame before Altoona Curve-Akron Rubberducks game, music starts 5 p.m.)

Steve Treado at Pine Grove Mills Farmers Market, Pine Grove Mills (starts 5 p.m.)

“Legion Park Wing Festival” with Half Tempted at Legion Park, Hollidaysburg (starts 6 p.m.)

“Tussey WingFest” with Velveeta at Tussey Mountain Amphitheater, Boalsburg (starts 6 p.m.)

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

Jim Colbert at Hublersburg Inn, Howard (starts 7 p.m.)

The Evergreens at Boulevard Grill, Johnstown (starts 7 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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