HGR Local Music News 10/13/13

In Local Music News…

The third annual Patched Together benefit concert draws nearer. This year’s Patched Together, a day of music and family fun to benefit Home Nursing Agency’s Healing Patch program, will take place on Saturday, November 16 at Altoona’s Bavarian Hall beginning at 2 p.m. This year's event will feature basket drawings and other giveaways, children’s activities, and performances by a wide variety of bands; including Mama Corn, Jim Donovan and the Sun King Warriors, G'Street, Cottonmouth, Nobody's Heroes, Dirtkicker, The Hawks Blues Band, The Backyard Rockers, Pure Cane Sugar, Chris Vipond and the Stanley Street Band, and a special Benefit Band collaboration. The donation at the door is $5, with kids 12 and under admitted free with parent. Admission is free for anyone who purchases a commemorative Patched Together T-shirt beforehand; for more information, visit the website www.patchedtogether.com.

Sunset Strip has found their new guitarist. James Forish takes over lead guitar duties, replacing Tom Brown after his recent departure. Sunset Strip’s next appearance with their new guitarist will be November 16 at Turner Hall in Johnstown.

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