EIGHT BANDS! TWO DAYS! FREE AND PAID SHOWS!
THE CLARKS, STEEP CANYON RANGERS HEADLINE!!!
Pittsburgh rock legends The Clarks and the Grammy-winning Steep Canyon Rangers will headline an expanded Altoona First Frontier Festival this July, featuring paid and free shows by eight bands over two days in downtown Altoona.
Altoona First Savings Bank is the title sponsor of the event, which is presented by Altitude Entertainment and the Altoona Mirror.
The paid shows will go off at the Mishler Theatre, where The Clarks will headline Friday, July 26, along with rockabilly guitar great Bill Kirchen, known affectionately as the Titan of the Telecaster. On Saturday, July 27, at the Mishler, Steep Canyon Rangers, best known for their 2013 Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album and for touring with Steve Martin, will headline. Sirius Satellite Radio Outlaw Country personality and singer-songwriter Elizabeth Cook will kick off the evening.
The free shows will be held Saturday afternoon, July 27, from noon to 6 p.m. on the Altoona Mirror Railcar Stage in Heritage Plaza and will feature four bands – Stephanie & The Wild Hearts, R2B2, Miss Melanie & The Valley Rats and Jim Donovan and Sun King Warriors. The Saturday afternoon session will also feature refreshments, food trucks and artisan and craft vendors.
Tickets for the Mishler shows are available online (www.mishlertheatre.org), by phone (814-944-9434) or in person at the Mishler box office. Reserved tickets are $25 for each night. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for each night at $60.