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.
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
Back again for another summer of fun – free concerts on Walnut St. in Shadyside. Walnut Street is closes to traffic and opens for music and more.
All of the proceeds benefit the Western PA Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. It looks like the concerts are free – and that you can spend $2 on a wrist band for beer. If you know more about how this works please leave a comment below.