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Summer Sounds All Over!

July 18, 2014 - Jim Price
Summertime live music sounds happen both outside and inside throughout the region during this weekend and upcoming week.

The Fabulous Flashbacks take the stage at downtown Altoona’s Heritage Plaza on Friday night in the latest installment of the Summer Sounds concert series. The Flashbacks will celebrate vintage rock and roll sounds starting at 7 p.m., free admission.

Flight 19 takes the stage at Delgrosso’s Amusement Park on Friday evening starting at 7 p.m., providing the entertainment at the annual Bellwood Community Picnic and Bellwood-Antis High School Reunion event. Admission is free, and you don’t have to be a Bellwood resident to enjoy the music!

For more vintage rock’n’roll sounds, Yesterday’s Classics entertains Sunday evening at Valley View County Park amphitheater starting at 6. This is one of the nicer outdoor settings for live music in the area; admission is free, and bring a chair or blanket along to enjoy the music.

And outdoor wing season is in full swing – WingDay Wednesday returns to Altoona’s Railroaders Museum on Wednesday evening with This Albatross providing the music starting at 6 p.m., while Shallow Nine provides the sounds during Thursday’s Wing Festival at Hollidaysburg’s Legion Park starting at 5 p.m. And if you don’t mind a short roadtrip for your wings, the Tussey Mountain Wingfest is again underway every Thursday evening at Tussey Mountain Amphitheater (at the Ski Resort) near Boalsburg. Music there starts at 6 p.m.; this week’s performers are Pure Cane Sugar followed by My Hero Zero.

Indoors, all-ages shows happen at Pellegrine’s and the Archway Center on Saturday. The Pellegrine’s event is an all-day graduation party music festival put together by recent Tyrone Area High School graduate Nathan Sechrist, and features a variety of rock, punk, hip hop and other performers. AnEmergencyScene presents Michigan rockers Fireworks and five other performers at the Archway Center for an all-ages show starting at 5 p.m.

In other noteworthy shows this weekend, Altoona metalheads Naildriver return to McGarvey’s (formerly Aldo’s) on Saturday night; opening that show will be the Altoona debut of York area heavy rockers Wrath of Typhon. Also making their Altoona debut on Saturday night will be Vintondale-based indie rockers the Anti Corn League, performing at Shaw’s Bar in Juniata. For those who missed their debut performance during May’s Blair County Arts Festival, Project Blues Book – featuring area music veterans Ric Criste, Bill Smith, Bob Scholl and Jeff Crownover – bring their blend of blues and jazz sounds to Family Pizza & Pub on Saturday night. And for fans of delta-styled blues and blues-geared acoustic sounds, the Huntingdon-based duo of Chris Strait and Dylan Miller make their first visit to Altoona’s Belmar Hotel on Thursday night.

As always, readers are encouraged to support the wide variety of musical talent gracing area stages every week, and help ensure that such music continues to happen. And if alcohol is involved while enjoying the music, please drink responsibly, get a designated driver or call a cab.

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


The Fabulous Flashbacks at Heritage Plaza, Altoona (Summer Sounds Concert Series, starts 7 p.m., free admission)

Flight 19 at Delgrosso’s Amusement Park, Tipton (Bellwood Community Picnic, starts 7 p.m., free admission)

Root and the Fifths at McGarvey’s (formerly Aldo’s), Altoona

Cottonmouth at Buccinese Society, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

The Boomers at Heidelberg Club, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Lizzie & the Yee-Haw Gang with Kevin Kutz at Locality, Bedford (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Second Amendment at the Bedford Tavern, Bedford

Born and the Beanstalk at Patton American Legion, Patton


Real Country featuring Bill Ross, Jr. at Beach Concession, Canoe Creek State Park (starts 2 p.m.)

Nathan’s 2014 Graduation Music Festival at Pellegrine’s, Altoona; featuring Klockwick, On The Run, He Hates Me, Dividing the Skyline, Vanity Strikes, Tedd Hazard, DuVille & Chet Denny, Money Gang, Determined, It Is Written, Stratega, Hate Grenade, The Whatleys and Three High (starts 2 p.m., all ages, admission $10)


AnEmergencyScene presents Fireworks, Young Statues, Better Off, Greylines, Westpoint Saints and Emily Hall at Archway Center, Altoona (starts 5 p.m., all ages, admission $8)

Shallow Nine at Belmar Hotel, Altoona

Project Blues Book at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona

This Albatross at 4D’s Lounge, Altoona

Naildriver and Wrath of Typhon at McGarvey’s, Altoona

The Anti Corn League at Shaw’s Bar, Altoona

The Syrins at Heidelberg Club, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Born and the Beanstalk at Unter Uns Club, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Williamsburg Legion, Williamsburg

Backlash at Huntingdon Moose, Huntingdon (starts 8 p.m.)

Kenny Fetterman at Briar Valley Winery, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

The Backyard Rockers at Salsa’s Mexican Grille, Bedford (starts 6:30 p.m.)

Raining Blue at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6 p.m.)

Half Tempted at the Royal Oak Tavern, Janesville


Jim Mosey at Beach Concession, Canoe Creek State Park (starts 2 p.m.)


Yesterday’s Classics at Valley View County Park, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Shaw’s Bar, Altoona

One Man Band at Andy’s Bar & Grill, Altoona


Open Mic with the Backyard Rockers at D’Ottavio’s Gran Sasso, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)


This Albatross at Railroaders Museum, Altoona (WingDay Wednesday, starts 6 p.m., free admission)

Dunnings Creek at The Knickerbocker, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

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

Ty Ayers at 4D’s Lounge, Altoona


Shallow Nine at Wing Festival, Legion Park, Hollidaysburg (starts 5 p.m.)

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

Strait & Miller at Belmar Hotel, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Brian Pavlic at 30 Something, Altoona

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

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Bob Scholl of Project Blues Book during their debut performance at May's Blair County Arts Festival at Penn State Altoona. Project Blues Book brings their blend of blues, jazz and top-notch musicianship to Family Pizza & Pub on Saturday night.