Use ScoreBig to Save Big on Steelers and Pirates Tickets & Win $100 ScoreBig Gift Card

 ScoreBig has put together another promo for IheartPGH readers for 2013 use coupon code IHEARTPGH20 and save $20 on your first purchase of $50 or more.  Click here to check out ScoreBig and save on Pirates tickets

This promotion was so successful last summer, that the folks at ScoreBig asked if we would be willing to do another giveaway.  We are all for helping to get Pittsburghers into the seats at local sporting events and that includes Steelers games… keep reading for the details on how to save on Steelers tickets.

What is ScoreBig?

Think of it like priceline for tickets.  ScoreBig sells off extra ticket inventory at a big discount.  You make an offer – if your offer is accepted – the tickets are yours with no additional fees to pay.

How much can you save?

I used ScoreBig to purchase tickets for the Pirates game on July 4th – I was able to get 6 tickets in the reserved bleachers for $9 a ticket, that was half off the price at

New for 2012 – Steelers Preseason Tickets

Yep, you read that correctly – you can now buy tickets for the Steelers Preseason games on ScoreBig.  As of today they have tickers for Sunday, August 19 & Thursday, August 30 available.

You have to create an account to see what games are available, so I’m including a screenshot.

Win $100 ScoreBig Credit

You can use that $100 for Steelers tickets, Pirates ticket or anyone of the 500,00+ deals available on ScoreBig.

To enter – use this link and sign up for ScoreBig by August 6, 2012.  

We will randomly select a winner who will receive $100 voucher to ScoreBig by email.

Additional, by signing up through the IheartPGH ScoreBig Link – you are supporting this blog and Pittsburgh projects – we receive a commission for purchases made through this link.

Click here to sign up for ScoreBig & to enter to win $100 ScoreBig Credit

The important sounding fine print/disclosure – this giveaway is sponsored by ScoreBig.

Last year, I spent a good amount of time on the phone talking with the super nice and helpful ScoreBig rep – (Phil even offered to help me get tickets for a baseball game when I was in CA last week).  I have used ScoreBig to purchase tickets for Pirates games.  I am a huge fan of priceline, and I thought this would be a great way to save on tickets for baseball and football.  I have been 100% impressed with ScoreBig and the people that work there.  If you would like to register for ScoreBig with out using the IheartPGH link just go to and sign up.


Bikes, Beer & A Better Pittsburgh – Two Wheels Lots of Green, Aug. 11

I love writing blog posts about events that combine lots of great things – I think it was last summer that I started noticing some super collaborations among Pittsburgh organizations.  Two Wheels and a Lot of Green may take the cake for an event that combines a whole lot of Pittsburgh goodness into one action packed day.

Some of the folks who do amazing things for Pittsburgh that are partnering on this event…

  • GTECH – GTECH is short for Growth Through Energy + Community Health.  GTECH is a Pittsburgh based non-profit that is doing some great work in Pittsburgh and elsewhere around the country around reclaiming vacant land, energy conservation and job creation.  GTECH has a couple of core areas of programming that you can read about here.  One of the things you may have seen are their sunflower lots around Pittsburgh.
  • BikeFest – each summer, BikePgh organizes a week long celebration of all things bicycyle in Pittsburgh.  There are lots of events – something for every level of cyclist.
  • Tapped Pop Up Beer Gardens – new to Pittsburgh this summer – the folks who run Bar Marco have been organizing a pop up beer garden – beer,  drinks and food trucks are popping up in different vacant lots around town.  The one in July was awesome – lots of great people and fine food. Lawrenceville


As part of BikePgh’s annual Bike Fest – GTECH is organizing Two Wheels and a Lot of Green – a bicycle tour around Pittsburgh to check out some of the sites that GTECH has been working on to reclamation vacant land in East Liberty, Homewood, Larimer, Wilkinsburg and Millvale! Each bike route will feature several sites with refreshing drink stops and QR-code accessible video stories about the community and site’s transformation.

After the bike ride you can hang out at the Tapped Beer Garden which will be held at GTECH HQ.

Two Wheels and a Lot of Green
Saturday, August 11, 2012
10-Noon Bike Tour $10 includes lunch
Noon-11pm Tapped Beer Garden – free admission
Facebook Event – 

Don’t Miss the Pgh Vintage Mixer – A Vintage Fair on Sunday, July 29, 2012

Here is why Pittsburgh is great – a lot of people – who love neat, old, awesome things – have been working very hard to organize an awesome day dedicated to all things vintage in Pittsburgh.  Meet the Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer.

Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer
Sunday, July 29, 2012
New Hazlett Theater
Facebook Event Link 

Brought to you by the folks that run the amazing online vintage shop – with the appropriate Western, PA name – Red Pop Shop!  This will be a day full of vintage shopping from awesome vendors – see below, tasty food and excellent music.

While I can’t promise all of these will be available on Sunday, here are some items that are available from the Pgh Vintage Mixer vendors online.  A complete list of vendors is available here.

Weekend Links – Blues Fest, Water Balloon Fight and Vintage Race Cars

Happy Friday! Sorry for the delay in posting the links for this weekend.  I think my trusty old laptop may finally have to go.  A big thanks to those of you who listen on WDVE this week.  (The I heart PGH segment is most Friday mornings at 6:45 am.

Last year I was chatting with Randy from DVE – I was  challenged to come up with a whole weekend of free activities in Pittsburgh.  I thought this was going to be the weekend – then it rained.  There are free concerts all over town this eve (not sure how they will be impacted by the rain).   Lots more free things to do this weekend as well.

But there will be plenty of sun for Saturday’s first annual Great American Water Balloon Fight!  This should be an amazing event to support an awesome organization – Team Tassy.  Click here to join WDVE Randy Baumann’s team!

3 Free Friday Night Concerts

FREE Yoga in Schenley Park – Every Saturday

  • Every Saturday, 10am
  • Schenley Plaza, Oakland

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English: 1967 Ferrari a 330, but not sure at the 2008 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

2012 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

  • 2012 is the 30th Annual Race
  • One of the largest vintage race events in the US and the only race event to race on city streets
  • Vintage cars race through Schenley Park
  • Friday, Saturday or Sunday

Great American Water Balloon Fight

  • Saturday, July 21, 2012 – gates open at 11am
  • Point State Park
  • Live music, food, fun and a water balloon fight
  • 1st Annual benefit for Team Tassy






Some Ice Cold Ways to Beat the Heat This Weekend in Pgh


Happy first weekend in July! Here is our list of weekend events that we shared on WDVE this morning.  Here are some ways to keep busy, um, er, rather keep cool this weekend around Pittsburgh.  Feel free to add other events we may have missed in the comments section below.

You can listen to the IheartPGH weekend picks on 102.5 fm most Friday mornings at 6:45 am.

TropiCurl – Curling Tournment

  • All weekend long @ Robert Morris University Island Sports Center (on Neville Island)
  • National Curling Tournament with 48 teams from US and Canada

The RMU Hockey Rink Set Up for TropiCurl

Unblurred – Gallery Crawl Along Penn Ave. 

  • Friday, July 6, 2012 (and the first Friday of every Month) 6-11pm
  • Free and open to all
  • Galleries and Businesses from 4800-5500 Penn Ave, stay open late, some stops offer free beverages
  • Facebook Event –

Tapped – Pop Up Beer Garden in Lawrenceville

  • Saturday, July 7, 2012, 3pm
  • Corner of Butler St. & 36th
  • Beer from Full Pint Brewing & East End Brewing. Food from Franktuary, PGH Taco Truck, Bar Marco, Fat Cat Baked Goods, and more.
  • Read about the Tapped Beer Gardens in PopCity here.
  • Facebook event –

Photo from 1st Tapped Event in the Strip District via Epic Development

Polish Hill Arts Festival

Other Places to Keep Cool (with Air Conditioning)

  • The Steel City Improv Theater has shows on Friday and Saturday Nights, $5 a show, and I have confirmed they have working a/c
  • The Oaks Theater is Showing The Amazing Spider Man all weekend
  • Museums – This might be a good weekend to visit one of the many awesome museums in Pittsburgh