Backyard Beats 3/5: PennSoulvanians, Boomers and Hurricanes Warnings This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Pennsylvania live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, March 5 through Thursday, March 11.

Due to COVID-19-related restrictions, many live music venues across the area are still not able to host performances at this time. The listing below includes both area live public shows and online live-streaming shows; keep checking back, as this listing will be updated as new shows are announced.

If you are attending a public show, be aware that seating and admission may be limited due to restrictions, and masks and social distancing may be required. Please respect others’ personal space if they wish to socially distance from others.

For online performances, if a “virtual tip jar” situation is available during live streams, please consider tipping these performers, and support them during this time when they cannot earn income playing shows at public venues. Websites for these performers are also listed; please consider purchasing their music digitally or via CD, which is another way to SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!

 

FRIDAY 3/5:

 

PUBLIC SHOW: Felix & the Hurricanes at “Spring Thaw Mud Jam” at Windy Hills Motorsports Park, East Freedom (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: The Boomers at Bella Terra Vineyards (formerly Briar Valley Winery), Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: The Good Guys at Trixie’s Pub, Johnstown (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Freedom Rocks at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Luke Weltz at Heroes Tavern, Nanty Glo (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: The PennSoulvanians and Sijel Bee at The Palace, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Alec Henderson Band at The Freight Station, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Matt Pletcher at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: The Desperadoes (acoustic) at Southmont Gardens, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

ONLINE: Berks County Quarantine Open Mic (various performers) (Facebook, starts 5 p.m.)

ONLINE: Ted McCloskey & Molly Countermine live stream (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)
(Website: www.tedmccloskey.com)

ONLINE: The State Theatre presents: OLD FRIENDS, a Simon and Garfunkel Tribute (on Watch Live Events Streaming Online tv Facebook page, starts 7 p.m.)

 

SATURDAY 3/6:

 

PUBLIC SHOW: Kent Martin at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6 p.m.; full reservations)

PUBLIC SHOW: Austin Kerr at Bella Terra Vineyards (formerly Briar Valley Winery), Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: White Shadow at Altoona Grand Hotel (Grouse’s Nest), Altoona (starts 6:30 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Felix & the Hurricanes at Heidelberg Country Club, Altoona (starts 7:30 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: The Boomers at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Susan & Tim of The Rust Project at Heroes Tavern, Nanty Glo (starts 7 p.m.)

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

PUBLIC SHOW: The Frick Brothers at the First Catholic Slovak Bandhall, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Lauren & Joe at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Donny Burns (acoustic) at We Are Inn (Lobby Grille), Philipsburg (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Ryan Krinjeck at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: The Desperadoes at Freight Station, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Stacy & the Rejects at The Grove, Strongstown (starts 8 p.m.)

ONLINE: Berks County Quarantine Open Mic (various performers) (Facebook, starts 5 p.m.)

ONLINE: Jack Servello live stream (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)

ONLINE: Saturday Night Livestream with Kelly and Mark of Biscuit Jam (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)

 

SUNDAY 3/7:

 

PUBLIC SHOW: Open Mic with Dany Vavrek at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 3 p.m.)

PUBLIC SHOW: Lauren & Joe at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

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

ONLINE: John “JT” Thompson live stream (Facebook, starts 1 p.m.)
(Website: www.jtblues.com)

ONLINE: Jeffrey Gaines Facebook Live Concert (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.; tickets $9.99)
(Website: www.jeffreygaines.com)

 

MONDAY 3/8:

 

(no shows announced)

 

TUESDAY 3/9:

 

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

ONLINE: Chad Patterson Live on Facebook (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)

 

WEDNESDAY 3/10:

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

ONLINE: “Car-Tunes” with Charlie Barath Facebook Live Stream (Facebook, starts 6 p.m.)
(Website: www.reverbnation.com/charliebarath)

 

THURSDAY 3/11:

 

ONLINE: Berks County Quarantine Open Mic (various performers) (Facebook, starts 5 p.m.)

ONLINE: Bob Helbig Live Stream (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)

ONLINE: Blues Society of Central PA presents Virtual Jam (starts 7 p.m. at www.bscpblues.com)

ONLINE: “Virtually in the Palace (VIP) Experience” with East Coast Turnaround live stream (The Palace Theatre’s and Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s Facebook pages, starts 7 p.m.)
(Website: www.eastcoastturnaround.com)

 

(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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