No April Fool’s Day: A Ramone and Spring Art Market is happening this weekend! | News, Sports, Jobs


Here is a list of live and online music events in the area for the weekend and week of Friday April 1 through Thursday April 7.

It’s no April Fool’s joke that a former member of the Ramones will perform in the area this weekend. Richie Ramone (born Richard Reinhardt) – who played drums for The Ramones from 1983 to 1987 – will make his return visit to McGarvey’s in Altoona on Friday night. One of four surviving members of the Ramones, Richie performed on three of the band’s albums and wrote six songs during his time with the band. He was also the only drummer to sing lead vocals on a Ramones song, “(You) can’t say anything nice”, as well as an unreleased demo song by Joey Ramone, “Elevator operator.” Expect Richie and his band to play plenty of classic Ramones tunes, as well as some of his other song creations. Opening the show will be New York rockers Public Nature, as well as local punk-rock favorites X’s For Eyes and The Snipped. Doors open at 6 p.m., with music starting at 7 p.m.

Although this weekend’s weather forecast doesn’t exactly scream “spring,” the ArtsAltoona Center will welcome its “Spring Art Market” Saturday afternoon. From noon to 5 p.m., the market will feature a number of vendors from local artists showcasing their creations to the community. Live music will also be part of the event, with Neon & Atlas, Little Jimmy Mellon Baller, Victor Clark and Strings performing throughout the afternoon. Food and drink will also be available and admission is free.

A spaghetti benefit dinner will be held Sunday afternoon at the Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society in Altoona. Organized by local rock band Bone Jacked, the event will raise funds for the surviving family of Tom Petitt, a longtime fan of the band. Tom, who served in the US Marine Corps, was a member of several churches and worked as a steel fabricator for many years, died in January; leaving behind his wife, Julie, a daughter and a son-in-law. Besides the spaghetti dinner, the event will also feature hampers, a lottery tree and 50/50 drawings, along with music from Bone Jacked. Donation at the door is $10 per person, which includes dinner and music.

And if you’re a country music fan, Dustin Lynch, the architect of chart-topping country singles like “Hell of a Night” “Where It’s Going” “Small Village Boy,” “Seeing Red” and “Good girl,” will perform at the 1st Summit Arena at the Cambria County War Memorial on Saturday night. The concert starts at 8 p.m. For those arriving early, local favorite Dany Vavrek will perform starting at 4:30 p.m.

There’s plenty of activity taking place on stages across the region over the next seven days, so check out the list below and SUPPORT THE LIVE MUSIC!

(Lists in chronological order by event start time)

FRIDAY 4/1:

“First Friday” at Bryan Park, Huntingdon; with Nick Miller (11:30 a.m.), Ron Russell (1 p.m.), James Grove (2 p.m.), Open Mic (3 p.m.), Tois (5 p.m.) and Neon Hotel (6 p.m.)

“First Friday State College” with Caledonia at the State Theater (lobby), State College (from 5 p.m.)

Chris Daugherty at Harrigan’s Cafe & Wine Deck, Johnstown (from 5.30pm)

“Friday Wine Down” with Phil McCaulley at Oak Spring Winery, Altoona (from 6 p.m.)

Eric Delozier at Bella Terra Vineyards, Bedford (from 6 p.m.)

Pure Cane Sugar at 814 Cider Works (JL Farm & Cidery), State College (from 6 p.m.)

Miss Melanie at 3 Dots, State College (from 6 p.m.)

Anchor & Arrow at University Wine Co., State College (from 6 p.m.)

George Byich at Asiago’s Tuscan Italian Restaurant, Johnstown (from 6 p.m.)

Jeff Miller at Standing Stone Coffee Co., Huntingdon (from 6.30pm)

Richie Ramone, Public Nature, X’s For Eyes and The Snipped at McGarvey’s, Altoona (from 7 p.m.)

The Evergreens at the US Hotel, Hollidaysburg (from 7 p.m.)

Braden McDannell at Spring Dam Brewing Co., Roaring Spring (from 7 p.m.)

Rubee Creek at Stone Town Tavern, Huntingdon (from 7 p.m.)

Nathan Cutshall at Juniata Brewing Co., Huntingdon (from 7 p.m.)

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

Byrne & Lovett at A’s Pub, State College (from 7 p.m.)

Joe Quick at Angel Walk Winery, Allport (from 7 p.m.)

Ricky Lee Lisica & John Tedeski at The Break Room, Twin Rocks (from 7 p.m.)

Dany Vavrek at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (from 7 p.m.)

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

White Shadow at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (from 8 p.m.)

Freedom Rocks at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (from 8 p.m.)

Donny Burns and 3rd Degree at Happy Valley Brewing Co., State College (from 8 p.m.)

Krazy Kat Daddies at Windber American Legion, Windber (from 7 p.m.)

Partners in Crime at Polish Falcons, Windber (from 8:30 p.m.)

Victor & the Icons at The Bar, Boalsburg (from 9pm)

Giants Of Science at SOKOLS Club, Lilly (from 9 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Freight Station, Johnstown (from 9 p.m.)

The Desperadoes at Southmont Gardens, Johnstown (from 9 p.m.)

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

SATURDAY 4/2:

“Spring Art Market” at the ArtsAltoona Center, Altoona; with Neon & Atlas (12 p.m.), Little Jimmy Mellon Baller (1 p.m.), Victor Clark (2 p.m.) and Strings (3 p.m.)

Dany Vavrek at 1st Summit Arena, Cambria County War Memorial, Johnstown (from 4:30 p.m.)

Moyer Street at Iron Pint Brewing Co., Altoona (from 6 p.m.)

Jae Smith at Bella Terra Vineyards, Bedford (from 6 p.m.)

Biscuit Jam at 814 Cider Works (JL Farm & Cidery), State College (from 6 p.m.)

Bree Gearhart at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (from 6 p.m.)

Generation (acoustic duo) at Studio Nine-54, Tyrone (from 7pm)

Eric Delozier at Spring Dam Brewing Co., Roaring Spring (from 7 p.m.)

Make Mine Country at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (from 7 p.m.)

The Youngers and Raven & the Wren at Zeno’s Pub, State College (from 7 p.m.)

Samantha Press at Lloyd Street Brewing Co., Ebensburg (from 7 p.m.)

Train Stop 6 at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (departs 7:00 p.m.)

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

Wicked Chicken at Elk Creek Cafe, Millheim (from 7.30pm)

Stone Bridge Blues Band at Johnstown State Theatre, Johnstown (from 7.30pm)

An Evening With (Tribute to Allman Bros.) at the Venue Of Merging Arts, Johnstown (from 7.30pm)

Eric McCrum at Bull Pen, Tyrone (from 8pm)

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

KB & the Crew at Bedford Moose, Bedford (from 8 p.m.)

100 Proof at Drake’s Bar & Grill, Huntingdon (from 8 p.m.)

Dustin Lynch at 1st Summit Arena, Cambria County War Memorial, Johnstown (from 8 p.m.)

Chris Daugherty at Stadium Pub & Grille, Johnstown (from 8 p.m.)

Us Three at Slammin Sam’s, Johnstown (from 8 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Scotty B’s, Johnstown (from 8 p.m.)

Government Cheez at Red’s Texas BBQ, Johnstown (from 8 p.m.)

The Evergreens at Elks Lodge 175, Johnstown (from 8 p.m.)

Krazy Kat Daddies at Polish Falcons, Windber (from 8 p.m.)

Hell Bent at Reliance Fire Co. Club, Philipsburg (from 8 p.m.)

Velveeta at Arena Bar & Grill, State College (from 8:30 p.m.)

Avenue Of Kings at McGarvey’s, Altoona (from 9 p.m.)

White Shadow at Bellwood UVHA Club, Bellwood (from 9 p.m.)

Second Edition at Duncansville VFW, Duncansville (from 9 p.m.)

The Stevedores at The Bar, Boalsburg (from 9pm)

Acoustic Stew at The Grove, Strongstown (from 9 p.m.)

Hair Force One at Freight Station, Johnstown (from 9 p.m.)

Bazooka Joe at Slovak Educational Club, Windber (from 9 p.m.)

Joe Quick and Chris Bell at Doggie’s Pub, State College (from 9:30 p.m.)

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

Undercover at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (from 10 p.m.)

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

SUNDAY 4/3:

“Benefit Spaghetti Dinner” at Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society, Altoona; featuring Bone Jacked (begins at noon, proceeds help Tom Petitt’s family)

The Evergreens at Stadium Pub & Grille, Johnstown (from 2 p.m.)

Merely Players at 814 Cider Works (JL Farm & Cidery), State College (from 6 p.m.)

Lauren & Joe at Patton American Legion, Patton (from 3 p.m.)

“Funny Sunday Day” with Dany Vavrek at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (from 3 p.m.)

The Band OZ at Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society, Altoona (from 6 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Black & Gold Tavern, Altoona (from 7.30pm)

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

Jason O at Phyrst, State College (from 10 p.m.)

MONDAY 4/4:

Brian Cleary and Nathan Cutshall at Webster Bookstore, State College (benefit for Ukrainian refugees, starts at 7 p.m.)

TUESDAY 4/5:

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

Twiddle with Andy Frasco and the UN at the State Theatre, State College (from 9 p.m.)

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

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

WEDNESDAY 4/6:

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

Caledonia at Zeno’s, State College (from 7 p.m.)

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

Open Mic with Chris Daugherty at Fetz’s Sports Pub, Johnstown (from 7 p.m.)

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

THURSDAY 4/7:

Anchor & Arrow at Gamble Mill, Bellefonte (starts 6.30pm)

Michael Hughes at The Remedy, Houtzdale (from 7 p.m.)

“Traditional Irish Session” with Full Kilt at Molly’s Pub, Altoona (from 8 p.m.)

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

Ted McCloskey at Happy Valley Brewing Co., State College (from 8 p.m.)

Donny Burns & the 3rd Degree at Cafe 210 West, State College (from 9:30 p.m.)

“Phyrsty Phyrsdays” with The Corner Brothers at Phyrst, State College (from 10 p.m.)

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

(NOTE: More shows may be added to this list as information becomes available. Please check back.)

To report additional shows or corrections to this list, email information to [email protected] The deadline to submit information for the initial posting is every Friday morning at 9 a.m.



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