FREE JAM: Every Thursday, 7 to 10 p.m. for anyone looking to play, sing, dance or just sit back and watch, at Wild Country Dance Hall, corner of routes 19 and 198, Saegertown. More information: Ed or Jan, 282-4608 or 398-1463.
SOFA KING COOL BAND: Performing Nov. 9 at Landmark Hotel, Mercer; Nov. 22 at Crickets, Youngstown, Ohio; Nov. 23 at JD’s Tap House, Meadville.
SALMON FRANK: Nov. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Sprague Farm and Brew Work, Venango; and Nov. 13 from 8 to 11 p.m., WXCS Radio Open Mike and Jam Session, The Villa Tavern, Cambridge Springs.
AC JAZZ: The Allegheny College Jazz Band, under the direction of Ronald Stitt, performs a free concert in the college’s Campus Center lobby on Nov. 10 at 3:15 p.m. The band will perform a variety of music representing jazz styles from the Big Band Era to contemporary stylings. The program will include Bill Potts’ ‘Big Swing Face,’ Glenn Miller’s ‘String of Pearls,’ and Doc Severinsen’s ‘Begin the Beguine,’ among other selections. Allegheny College senior Breana Gallagher is the featured soloist, singing Cole Porter’s ‘’S Wonderful’ and Manning Sherwin’s ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square.’
KALEIDO: The group is on tour this fall, bringing their energetic pop rock sound to the masses. The tour makes a stop in Meadville at the Voodoo Brewery, 215 Arch St., on Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. with special guets Shinobi Ninja. Kaleido just finished a summer full of music festivals, including dates on the Van’s Warped Tour and the Rockstar Uproar Festival.
THE HOPPERS: Presenting gospel music, the band will be in concert Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. at New Beginnings Church of God, 13226 Leslie Road, Meadville. The Hoppers have performed throughout the U.S. as well as Israel, Europe and Africa. The group recently was inducted in to the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. There is no charge for the concert but an offering is taken to cover the expenses. Tickets are needed to reserve seating. For tickets: Call 337-2044 or email email@example.com.
MOSTLY BRASS BAND: Performs Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. at the Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry, 270 Seneca St., Oil City. They will play a variety of music along with patriotic music to honor the veterans. The cost is $5 for non-members and $4 for members. More information: Call the museum at (814) 676-2007.
ALLEGHENY SOUNDS: Presenting “The Sounds in Oz ... Barbershop on the Yellow Brick Road” on Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 17 at 3:30 p.m. at the Debence Antique Music World, Franklin. For tickets: Call Joan Drake at (814) 437-2067.
ELTON JOHN: Nov. 18 at Erie Insurance Arena. Tickets on sale at the Erie Insurance Arena box office, erieevents.com or (814) 452-4857.
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVISITED: Formed by original members of the iconic rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, the band performs on Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. Tickets: (330) 259-0555 or stambaughauditorium.com.
FRANK MARZANO: Performing Dec. 6 at Erie Ale House and Dec. 11 at Barking Spider Tavern in Cleveland. More information: Visit frankmarzano.com/calendar.html.
CHURCH MUSIC JAM: A free, open-to-the-public country, gospel and bluegrass music jam is the first Saturday of every month from 6 to 9 p.m. at the New Apostolic Church in Greenville across from The Medicine Shoppe. No drugs, alcohol or smoking is allowed. All are invited to enjoy and/or to bring their instruments and play.
ZAC BROWN BAND: Perfoming Dec. 13 at Erie Insurance Arena with special guests Dugas & AJ Ghent. Tickets: Visit the Erie Insurance Arena box office or call (814) 452-4857.
JAY Z: Jan. 8 at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland; Jan. 21 at CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh; Jan. 30 at First Niagara Center, Buffalo, N.Y.; and Jan. 31 at Bryce Jordan Center, State College. Tickets at livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or (800) 745-3000.
TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA: Dec. 7 at 3 and 8 p.m. at CONSOL Energy Center, performing ‘The Lost Christmas Eve.’ A portion of the proceeds from every ticket benefit Dollar Energy Fund and WQED programming and community services. Tickets: livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or (800) 745-3000.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: The 20/20 Experience World Tour at CONSOL Energy Center on Dec. 14. Tickets: livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or (800) 745-3000.
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