Conner to Play Millvale Music Festival for Second Straight Year

 

I'm very excited to announce that I've been added to the lineup for the 2019 Millvale Music Festival on Saturday, May 11! I'll be playing a set of originals (both old and new!) at the Bar 3 Millvale stage downstairs from 6:40 to 7:10 PM. This is my second year in a row playing at the festival, and I'm honored to have been asked back. If you haven't attended before, it's a town-wide, day-long festival of live, Western PA-region music of all genres happening simultaneously at venues throughout Millvale. For a complete schedule of performances and other information, visit www.millvalemusic.org.

 

 

"The View From Within" Turns 10!

 

10 years ago this month (in April 2009), I released my first endeavor as a solo musician, putting out a 12-song physical CD titled "The View From Within." I hope you'll check out this short video, comprised of some pictures and video from the 2009-13 era with a soundtrack of the album's songs in tracklist order. I've grown a lot as a musician and songwriter, but all of these songs are still special to me, particularly bringing back memories of when/how/where/why I wrote them. I hope this short piece brings back some memories for those of you who have listened to these songs. Thanks for all of your support over the years, and stay tuned for a special music announcement coming very soon...

 

Ready for St. Patrick's Day Weekend!

 

It's almost time for St. Patrick's Day, and I have a pair of gigs coming up this month to celebrate the weekend! I hope you'll be able to come have a listen as I play acoustic music these two dates:

Thursday, March 14: Joe's 58th Street Grill & Tavern  -  Altoona, Pa.  -  8:00 - 11:00 PM

Saturday, March 16: Zach's Sports & Spirits  -  Altoona, Pa.  -  8:00 - 11:00 PM

At Zach's, I'll be playing on the enclosed patio area to kick off their St. Patrick's Day weekend festivities. I'll be performing a slate of Irish music (both older, traditional songs and more modern, contemporary ones), along with some of your favorite singalongs from a variety of other genres.

 

Capping Off May

 

My summer season of live music starts revving up later this month, as I'll finish off May with back-to-back gigs. Hope you'll join me at them!

Thursday, May 24: Joe's 58th Street Grill & Tavern  -  Altoona, Pa.  -  9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Friday, May 25: The Dog House  -  Bellwood, Pa.  -  9:00 PM - 12:30 AM

 

Conner Added to Millvale Music Festival Lineup

 

For the first time ever, Conner will be performing at a music festival!

Conner has been officially added to the lineup of the Millvale Music Festival, located in Millvale, Pa. -- just outside of Pittsburgh. The date of the festival is Saturday, May 12.

Conner will be performing a live solo acoustic set at the stage at Cousins Lounge, located at 203 Grant Avenue. The Cousins Lounge stage features an assortment of musicians in the singer-songwriter genre, and Conner's set is scheduled to begin at 3:40 p.m.

The Millvale Music Festival is comprised entirely of local and regional musicians from a wide variety of genres. With multiple stages and venues in Millvale hosting simultaneous live music performances, the festival promises to be an exciting atmosphere.

Check back as more details become available.

 

Six Gigs at Six Different Venues in March

 

March is going to be an exciting month for me, as I'll be playing six dates at six different venues -- including a pair of gigs on St. Patrick's Day weekend. I hope you can join me!!

Wednesday, March 14: Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (Wicked Wednesday series, reservations are encouraged)  -  Altoona, Pa.  -  6:00 - 8:00 PM

Friday, March 16: Molly Maguire's Neighborhood Pub and Grill (St. Patrick's Day Eve Party)  -  Altoona, Pa.  -  9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Saturday, March 17: Zach's Sports and Spirits (St. Patrick's Day Party)  -  Altoona, Pa.  -  8:00 - 11:00 PM

Thursday, March 22: Joe's 58th Street Grill & Tavern  -  Altoona, Pa.  -  9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Friday, March 23: Family Pizza & Pub  -  Altoona, Pa.  -  8:30 - 11:30 PM

Friday, March 30: The Dog House  -  Bellwood, Pa.  -  9:00 PM - 12:30 AM

 

Recent Gig Featured by Jim Price

 

Conner's live acoustic gig at Family Pizza & Pub in Altoona on Sunday, February 11 was attended by Jim Price, author of the weekly "Backyard Beats" section in the Altoona Mirror and host of the "Homegrown Rocker" on 105.9 QWiK Rock in State College. Price, one of the biggest supporters of live music in the area, is known for his reviews of local musicians and for the sketches he draws up during the shows he attends. Jim sketched Conner during his gig at Family Pizza and also recapped the show, saying:

"I closed my with one more live musical performance and one more pen sketch - taking in Conner Gilbert's Sunday Funday show at Altoona's Family Pizza & Pub. Conner kept the dinner and bar crowd happy with his pleasant mixture of new and older favorites. Conner kept the music constant and nonstop as he sang and strummed acoustic guitar; doing numbers from Cheap Trick, Three Doors Down, Tom Petty, Bryan Adams, Michael Jackson, Walk The Moon, Eagles, Styx, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more. The most intriguing highlights for me included Conner's take on Sheryl Crow's "If It Makes You Happy," and his night-ending edition of Marc Cohn's "Walking in Memphis." For a little while, I was multi-tasking, as I was pen sketching, eating dinner (a cheese steak sando and fries), watching Conner and watching the Olympics on the HD television on the wall in front (getting excited when American Chris Mazdzer captured the silver medal in men's luge). An enjoyable show, and an enjoyable evening."

 

Four February Shows

 

I have four live music dates lined up in February. Hope to see you at one or more of these!

Thursday, February 1: Joe's 58th Street Grill & Tavern  -  Altoona, Pa.  -  9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Sunday, February 11: Family Pizza & Pub  -  Altoona, Pa.  -  6:00 - 8:00 PM

Thursday, February 22: Joe's 58th Street Grill & Tavern  -  Altoona, Pa.  -  9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Friday, February 23: The Dog House  -  Bellwood, Pa.  -  9:00 PM - 12:30 AM

 

New Year, New Gigs!

 

Happy 2018! I hope that everyone had a fun, festive, and safe holiday season. Now it's time to turn the calendar to a new year, and for me, that will include plenty of live music dates. In fact, my calendar is already starting to fill up, so there will be plenty of chances to catch me strumming and singing somewhere in the months ahead.

In January, I have three live acoustic dates booked. I hope to see you at one or more of these:

Friday, January 5: The Dog House  -  Bellwood, Pa.  -  9:00 PM - 12:30 AM

Thursday, January 18: Joe's 58th Street Grill & Tavern  -  Altoona, Pa.  -  9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Friday, January 26: Family Pizza & Pub  -  Altoona, Pa.  -  9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

 

Trio of December Gigs

 

I'll be wrapping up 2017 with three more live acoustic gigs during the month of December. Hope you'll come see me before 2018 drops!

Friday, December 1: The Dog House  -  Bellwood, Pa.  -  9:00 PM - 12:30 AM

Friday, December 8: Buccinese Society  -  Altoona, Pa.  -  8:00 - 11:00 PM

Thursday, December 14: Joe's 58th Street Grill & Tavern  -  Altoona, Pa.  -  9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

 

Three Gigs in November

 
As October winds down, I wanted to give everyone a heads up about three upcoming November gigs. Hope you'll come out and join me at one or more:
Thursday, November 2 at the Blairmont Club in Hollidaysburg, 6:00-8:30 PM
Friday, November 3 at The Dog House in Bellwood, 9:00 PM-12:30 AM
Thursday, November 9 at Joe's 58th Street Grill and Tavern in Altoona, 9:00 PM-12:00 AM
 

October Live Music Dates

 

I had a BLAST playing dozens and dozens of gigs during the summer music season and through the end of September. Thanks to all who attended a gig, listened, followed me online, and generally supported my music efforts -- it is much appreciated!

Now it's time to keep the momentum going into fall. I have four live acoustic gigs lined up during the month of October (including gigs at two venues which are new to me). I hope you'll check me out at one or more of the following:

Thursday, October 5: The Blairmont Club  -  Hollidaysburg, Pa.  -  6:00 - 8:30 PM

Friday, October 6: The Dog House  -  Bellwood, Pa.  -  9:00 PM - 12:30 AM

Thursday, October 12: Joe's 58th Street Grill & Tavern  -  Altoona, Pa.  -  9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Thursday, October 26: The Blairmont Club  -  Hollidaysburg, Pa.  -  6:00 - 8:30 PM

 

July Live Acoustic Gigs

 

I have a bunch more live acoustic music dates coming up during the rest of July. I hope you'll join me at one or more of these!!

 

Friday, July 7: Buccinese Society  -  Altoona, Pa.  -  9:00 PM - 12:00 AM (on the patio, or inside if it rains)

Saturday, July 8: Zach's Sports & Spirits  -  Altoona, Pa.  -  9:00 PM - 12:00 AM (on the patio, or inside Joe's if it rains)

Saturday, July 15: Family Pizza & Pub  -  Altoona, Pa.  -  8:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Thursday, July 20: The Blairmont Club  -  Hollidaysburg, Pa.  -  5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (golf tournament reception)

Friday, July 21: Zach's Sports & Spirits  -  Altoona, Pa.  -  9:00 PM  -  12:00 AM (on the patio, or inside Joe's if it rains)

Friday, July 28: Family Pizza & Pub  -  Altoona, Pa.  -  8:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Saturday, July 29: Zach's Sports & Spirits  -  Altoona, Pa.  -  9:00 PM  -  12:00 AM (on the patio, or inside Joe's if it rains)

 

Upcoming May Gigs

 

The weather is getting nicer, and it's officially time for my summer gig season to get underway! I have a pair of live performance dates lined up to close out May and mark the start of summer, including one outdoor show.

Friday, May 19, 5:30 PM-8:30 PM at Zach's Sports & Spirits in Altoona, PA (outside on the patio, weather permitting)

Friday, May 26 9:00 PM-12:00 AM at Family Pizza & Pub in Altoona, PA

 

Springing Into Action

 

The spring season is in full swing, and my live music schedule picks back up this month. I hope that you'll come join me at one or more of these April gigs:

Thursday, April 6, 9 PM-12 AM at Joe's 58th Street Grill & Tavern (next to Zach's) in Altoona, PA

Friday, April 7, 9 PM-12 AM at Family Pizza & Pub in Altoona, PA

Saturday, April 8, 9:30 PM-11 PM at the Altoona Symphony Orchestra's post-concert reception

Thursday, April 20, 9 PM-12 AM at Joe's 58th Street Grill & Tavern in Altoona, PA

Friday, April 21, 8 PM-11 PM at the U.S. Hotel in Hollidaysburg, PA

 

August 2016 Dates Finalized

 

 

July 2016 Live Music Dates Announced

 

 

June Live Music Dates Finalized

 

 

Announcing My First Solo New Year's Eve Gig

 

I'm happy to officially announce my first-ever New Year's Eve gig as a solo artist! I'll be one of three acts performing at Benny's Pub in Hagerstown, MD on December 31. I'm playing in the 10:00-11:00 PM slot...

 

"The Prospect" Reviewed by Music Blog

 

In conjunction with the recent release of the lyric video for "The Prospect," indie blog G&S posted an extensive review of the song to promote the 2009 Conner Gilbert track.

To read the review, visit this link: http://goo.gl/9eabtL

 

New Lyric Video for "The Prospect"

 

I'm excited to release another lyric video today! This one is for my song "The Prospect," which appears on my 2009 debut solo album "The View From Within." Check it out:

If you like the song, please consider purchasing it digitally on iTunes (http://apple.co/1K7tlPy), Amazon (http://amzn.to/1HMF420), or by visiting my online store on this website (http://bit.ly/1DgUJWa). Thanks!

 

Lyric Video Released for "Here's To The Days"

 

Today, I'm excited to announce the release of a lyric video for my song "Here's To The Days." This is the first lyric video that's ever been made for one of my songs, and it won't be the last! Give it a watch/listen:

Don't forget, you can purchase this song on iTunes (http://apple.co/1LHr6BV), Amazon (http://amzn.to/1Ko326H), or by heading over to the "Store" tab on this website. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Enjoy!

 

Happy New Year!

 

2014 is officially in the books! I played 48 gigs last year, and I'd like to say thanks to each and every person who lent their ears and their support at each date.

I'm excited for what 2015 has in store. This year, I'll be hitting the studio to resume work recording my second solo album while continuing to play plenty of live gigs. Be sure to check out my Calendar page to keep up with where and when I'll be playing each month. Get connected with me on Facebook at "Conner Gilbert Music" too.

See you soon...

 

-Conner

 

Wrapping Up Summer '14

 

Saturday, August 30 marked my final gig of the 2014 summer music season. In a 15 week span from May through August, I played a total of 31 gigs! Just wanted to express a big THANK YOU to all who supported me, listened to me, and welcomed me at each and every place I played this summer.

And don't worry -- I'll still be playing live through the fall and winter, just much more sporadically than during summertime. I hope for your continued support; it's always much appreciated!! See you soon.

-Conner

 

ConnerGilbertMusic.com Has Officially Launched!

 

I'm proud to welcome you to my brand new website: connergilbertmusic.com. This will be a central location to find information about what's going on with my music. You'll be able to see my full calendar of live gigs that I've scheduled, buy music that I've recorded and released, and stay up to date with what I'm working on.

Additionally, I encourage you to sign up for my emailing list. After entering your email address, you'll be sent a message to confirm. After that, you'll be able to download a FREE mp3 of a special, unplugged version of my song "The Prospect."

I hope that you enjoy this new website. I'll continue to add news, photos, videos, and much more, so keep visiting!

As always, I very much appreciate your support!

-Conner