Dancin’, they’re dancin’ in the street – Jam on Walnut 2012

Last Friday night I stopped by the WYEP Summer Music Fest – holy smokes – what a crowd – Pittsburgh loves an outdoor concert. Schenley Park looked amazing and the entire lawn was covered with people.  It was a perfect Pittsburgh summer night.

Thinking about the WYEP summer Music Fest and all of the other awesome outdoor concerts… I just can get the song Dancing in the Street out of my head today…

Callin’ out, around the burgh
Are you ready for a brand new beat?
Summer’s here, and the time is right
For dancin’ (and drinking) in the street

They’re dancin’ to Denora (They’ll be dancin’)
And to Bill Deasy (Dancin’ in the streets)
Up in the Steel City (Dancing in the streets)

I’ll stop there with the Pittsburgh version of the song.

One of the most visited posts of the blog each summer is the post about Jam on Walnut – so we hope you are excited for the 2012 Jam on Walnut line up.

What is Jam on Walnut? For those of you new to Pittsburgh or to Jam on Walnut  – Each month in the summer they shut down Walnut Street in Shadyside to traffic, set up a stage and bring in a beer truck.  Your $2 contribution for a wristband benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Western PA and means your can drink beer in the streets.  The event is from 7-11pm.

If you haven’t yet seen Donora’s latest video for their song “And Then The Girls” – you can check it out below – its a pretty awesome tune and the video offers a nice view of your local roller rink.

Jam on Walnut Line Up for 2011

Summer time, means outside concert time.  One of the most popular events of the season (and one of teh most popular summer posts on IheartPGH last summer) is Jam on Walnut.  Back for another year of free concerts in the street – there is a great line up of bands.

  • June 25 – Donora and Bill Deasy
  • July 23 – Meeting of Important People and Radio Tokyo
  • August 20 – Kelsey Friday and Dancing Queen

The concerts are on Walnut Street in Shadyside from 7pm-11pm.  The concerts are free but drink sales benefit the Western PA Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Formal Beer Drinking at the Brewers Ball to Benefit CFF

The Brewer’s Ball is a local beer tasting event to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The 2nd Annual Brewer’s Ball will be held on Friday, May 1, 2009 at the Circuit Center on the South Side. The event will be a relaxed yet lively evening for more than 350 expected guests.From beer novices to advanced beer enthusiasts, the Brewer’s Ball is a casual and fun evening for all experience levels. Enjoy great beers poured by microbreweries, brewpubs and other fine craft beers. Savor great cuisine presented at festive tasting stations, where the area’s hottest chefs prepare their specialties just for you. Along with delicious food and beer pairings, guests will be treated to lively auctions and entertainment.

Tickets are $60 in advance, $65 at the door. No tickets will be mailed, please check in at the registration table at the Circuit Center.

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