HGR Local Music News 5/19/13

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The date and performer lineup have been announced for the second annual Striking Chords Against Cancer benefit concert for the American Cancer Society. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, June 8 at Altoona’s Railroaders Museum. The event will start at 2 p.m., and will feature performances from Travis Singer, 7th Gear, Matt Wagner, The Hope Fallacy, Jackson Monsour, Pistol Peg & the Beer Kegs, Ryan Matthew, Flight 19, Drew Dodson and Chris Vipond & the Stanley Street Band. Advance tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the American Cancer Society and the Altoona Giant Eagle location. Rocky 104.9 air personalities will be emceeing the concert.

Speaking of Chris Vipond and the Stanley Street Band, there’s been a recent change of axeslingers in that group. Guitarist Phil Wagner recently exited the group, and C’Jay Castello has replaced him. The updated Chris Vipond and the Stanley Street Band lineup performed twice yesterday, at the Pints For Pets Brewfest at Altoona’s People’s Natural Gas Field and later at the Belmar Hotel.