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Ricky Lee and Italian Food This Weekend!

September 21, 2012 - Jim Price
Besides the official return of autumn, two area favorites also return to help provide some of this weekend’s live music happenings.

For country fans, Altoona hometown favorite Ricky Lee takes the flat car stage at Altoona’s Railroaders Museum this Friday evening. Billed as his “My Hometown” concert, this will be Lee’s first full-production concert in the Altoona area since 2009. Lee will perform plenty of his song favorites, including his current single “My Hometown.” Opening for Lee will be Elvis impersonator J.J. Hancock, and Johnstown-based Johnny and June Carter Cash tribute group Ole 97. In addition, the Made In America mobile store, featuring American-made goods and products, will be at the Railroaders Museum as well during Lee’s concert. The festivities begin at 6 p.m.; tickets are $10 in advance, or $15 at the gate.

A favorite area tradition returns to Delgrosso’s Amusement Park in Tipton on Sunday afternoon. The 23rd annual Italian Food Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., again featuring a wide menu of Italian foods and desserts, plus featured performer Micheal Castaldo with shows at 1 and 4 p.m. Now based in New York City, the Italian-born Castaldo will croon a variety of Italian standards and pop songs, and share some of his background, heritage and zest for all things Italian with the audience. Admission to the Italian Food Festival is free.

Here is a full listing for live music on area stages this weekend and the coming week:


Ricky Lee with J.J. Hancock (Elvis tribute) and Ole 97 (Johnny Cash tribute) at Railroaders Museum, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

The Moore Brothers at the Harmony Grange Fair, Westover

Stephen Johnopolos at Raphael’s Steakhouse, Altoona (starts 6:30 p.m.)

R&R Acoustics at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob Ski Resort (starts 6:30 p.m.)

Pistol Peg & the Beer Kegs at Aldo’s, Altoona

Rock & Roll Gypsies at Newburg Firehall, Altoona

A.X.E. at Buccinese Society, Altoona

Hannah Bingman & Doug McMinn at Boxer’s Café, Huntingdon

Born & the Beanstalk at Mugshotz, Gallitzin

Felix & the Hurricanes at Sokols, Lilly

The Rattlers at Ebensburg Legion, Ebensburg (starts 9 p.m.)

The House Band at City Hotel, Northern Cambria


The Conniptions at the Clymer Days Festival, Clymer (starts 2 p.m.)


Doug Whitfield at Raphael’s Steakhouse, Altoona (starts 6:30 p.m.)

A Beautiful Mess at Pellegrine’s, Altoona

Total Whiteout at 4D’s Lounge, Altoona

Nobody’s Heroes at Aldo’s, Altoona

The House Band at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona

Cottonmouth at Eldolyn Terrace, Altoona

No Big Deal at the Heidelberg Club, Altoona (members and guests)

Craig Paup at Old Canal Inn, Hollidaysburg

Dakota Rose at Williamsburg Legion, Williamsburg

Hair Force One at Glenn’s Place, Claysburg

Force Of Habit at Petersburg Firehall, Petersburg

One Brick Shy at the Saxton Sportsmen’s Club, Saxton

Rapid Fire at the Croatian Club, Smoke Run (starts 9 p.m.)

Locked and Loaded at Mugshotz, Gallitzin

Bad Daze at Davey’s, Hastings

Giants Of Science at Yesterday’s Party, Ebensburg

Ganister at Castle Pub, Ebensburg

The Sitch at Jay’s Place, Ebensburg

Rust at Madhatters, St. Boniface

Bodacious B at City Hotel, Northern Cambria


Italian Food Festival at Delgrosso’s Amusement Park, Tipton; featuring Micheal Castaldo (festival starts 12 noon, free admission)


Felix & the Hurricanes at Shaw’s Bar, Altoona


7th Gear at 4D’s Lounge (upstairs), Altoona

Open Mic Night at Mugshotz, Gallitzin (starts 8 p.m.)

Open Mic/Jam Night at City Hotel, Northern Cambria (starts 8 p.m.)

Open Mic/Jam Night at Pellegrine’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)


Steve Summerhill at Jethro’s, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Zombie Butterfly at Pellegrine’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

White Shadow at Thirsty Dawg Taverne, Patton (starts 9 p.m.)

(More shows may be added to this list as information becomes available. Feel free to check back.)

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Ricky Lee, having fun with fans during the 2006 Deltapalooza benefit concert at Saint Francis University. Lee plays his first full-production local concert in three years this Friday night at Altoona's Railroaders Museum.


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