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Friday 21st June 2024

Backyard Beats Listing 12/22/23: Christmas Weekend Live Music!

Here is a listing of area live music and online music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, December 22 through Thursday, December 28.

With Christmas Day just about upon us, a number of Christmas-themed live music events around the area will help get you into the holiday spirit. So browse the listings below and SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC! And have a very Merry and safe Christmas!

(Listings in chronological order by event start time.)

FRIDAY 12/22:

Jack Frost & the Frostbytes serenading around Altoona (starts 5 p.m.)

Matt Wagner at Olde Bedford Brewing Co., Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Devin Sherman at Bella Terra Vineyards, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

River Lee at Stone Town Tavern, Huntingdon (starts 6 p.m.)

Big Red at University Wine Co., State College (starts 6 p.m.)

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

Lew Bryson & the Millheim Carolers at Elk Creek Cafe, Millheim (starts 6 p.m.)

Samantha Press at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 6 p.m.)

Chris Bell Band at Pine Grove VFW, Pine Grove Mills (starts 6:30 p.m.)

Andy Rhody at The Shed, Chest Township (starts 6:30 p.m., BYOB)

The Ghostwrite, Libcor, X’s For Eyes and Bummed at McGarvey’s, Altoona (all ages, starts 7 p.m.)

Matt Pletcher & Randy Servello at Spring Dam Brewing Co., Roaring Spring (starts 7 p.m.)

Bella Donna at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

Anchor & Arrow at HiWay Pizza Pub West, State College (starts 7 p.m.)

“Ugly Sweater Party” with Dean Rumsey at Stadium Pub & Grille, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Tom Katz at Trixie’s Pub, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Lux and Co. at Westwood Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Bo & Tucker Moore at Fetz’s Sports Pub, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Second Hand Monkeys at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Three Of Hearts at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Jack & Jared at Bluegills Bar & Grill, Alexandria (starts 8 p.m.)

Skoal Brothers at Zeno’s, State College (starts 8 p.m.)

Adam Laird & Jamie Davis at Antifragile Brewing Co., State College (starts 8 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Hagen’s Irish Pub, Chest Springs (starts 8 p.m.)

Cinders & Saints at The Break Room, Twin Rocks (starts 8 p.m.)

Krazy Kat Daddies at Bellwood Eagles, Bellwood (starts 9 p.m.)

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

Shallow 9 at 4D’s Lounge, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)

Freedom Rocks at Underdogs, Bellwood (starts 10 p.m.)

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

Giants Of Science at Patton American Legion, Patton (starts 10 p.m.)

Inside Out at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 10 p.m.)

Lowjack at The Brewery, State College (starts 10:30 p.m.)

SATURDAY 12/23:

Blue Transit Junction at Elk Creek Cafe, Millheim (starts 6 p.m.)

Chet & Michael (The PennSoulvanians) at Bella Terra Vineyards, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

“Christmas Party” with Manic Mango at Schellsburg VFW, Schellsburg (starts 6 p.m.)

Illuminate Voice Students at Philipsburg Elks Country Club, Philipsburg (starts 6 p.m.)

Phil McCaulley at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6 p.m.)

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

Eric Delozier at Olde Bedford Brewing Co., Bedford (starts 7 p.m.)

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

Donny Burns Duo at Juniata Brewing Co., Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

CW Acoustic at Dead Canary Brewing Co., Philipsburg (starts 7 p.m.)

Brooks Herring at Stadium Pub & Grille, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

From The Top at Jim & Jimmies, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

“Christmas Party” with Felix & the Hurricanes at Trixie’s Pub, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Greg Burley at Molly’s Pub, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

The Moore Brothers at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

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

Stephanie & the Wild Hearts at Pleasantville VFW, Pleasantville (starts 8 p.m.)

Eric Ian Farmer & Naty Martinez at Antifragile Brewing Co., State College (starts 8 p.m.)

Adam Hallacher Jazz Trio at Boal City Brewing, Boalsburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Tony & Stacy at Coal Country Brewing, Ebensburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Matt Smolko at Sons & Daughters of Italy, Patton (starts 8 p.m.)

Night Train at Windber Moose, Windber (starts 8 p.m.)

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

“Christmas Bash” with Walkney & Friends at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Silver Screen at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 9 p.m.)

“A Desperadoes Festivus” with The Desperadoes at Southmont Gardens, Johnstown (starts 9 p.m.)

The Blazing Suns at Windber Hotel, Windber (starts 9 p.m.)

Giants Of Science at 4D’s Lounge, Altoona (starts 10:30 p.m.)

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

John Solo (John Cimino) at The Brewery, State College (starts 10:30 p.m.)

ONLINE: Servello Family livestream (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)

SUNDAY 12/24 (CHRISTMAS EVE):

“Country Classic Christmas” with Granma Ben at Boal City Brewing, Boalsburg (starts 2 p.m.)

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

“Despoes Xmas Eve” with The Desperadoes at Southmont Gardens, Johnstown (starts 9 p.m.)

MONDAY 12/25 (CHRISTMAS DAY):

“Boal City Jam” with Scott McKenzie, Roy Long and Alex Sterbenz at Boal City Brewing, Boalsburg (starts 6 p.m.)

TUESDAY 12/26:

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

Donny Burns Duo at Phyrst, State College (starts 10 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY 12/27:

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

Jud Mantz, Ed Kenepp & Friends at Pine Grove Hall (upstairs), Pine Grove Mills (starts 7 p.m.)

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

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

Donny Burns Duo at Phyrst, State College (starts 10 p.m.)

THURSDAY 12/28:

“Spring Dam Community Drum Circle” at Spring Dam Brewing Co., Roaring Spring (starts 6 p.m.)

Gabriel Herrera Quartet (jazz) at Pine Grove Hall, Pine Grove Mills (starts 7 p.m.)

“Open Mic Jam Night” with The Frick Brothers at Fetz’s Sports Pub, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

“Acoustic Latin, Jazz & String Concert” with Tim Wetmiller, John Bagnato and Jason Rafalak at Venue Of Merging Arts (VOMA), Johnstown (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Ted McCloskey & the Hi-Fi’s at Happy Valley Brewing Co., State College (starts 8 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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