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.

This Weekend in Pittsburgh – Mmm Bop, Bocce and Gene Kelly's Birthday (Radio Round Up Aug. 20, 2010)

bocce fo' life!
Image by calebwilkerson via Flickr
Here is the list of things we talked about on WDVE this morning. You can hear our weekend list most Friday mornings at 6:45 on 102.5FM.

  • Hanson @ Carnegie Music Hall
  • Friday, August 20, 2010 – 7:30pm
  • Monthly bike ride around the burgh
  • Meet at Dippy the Dinosaur in front of the museum in Oakland
  • Everyone is welcome – easy flat ride for those that are new to cycling in the city
  • Saturday, August 21, 2010
  • Rib Fest and Live Music at the Station Square Amphitheater
  • Saturday – Donnie Iris and tons of other live music – 2 stages

Summer Means Moving the Music into the Streets – Radio Round Up, June 25, 2010

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Here is the list of things we discussed on WDVE this morning. You can hear our weekend picks most Friday mornings at 6:45 on 102.5FM.

Oakmont Greek Food Festival

  • Holy Dormition in Oakmont
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Steeltown Stock Poster Party

  • Posters – Pittsburgh Style – posters printed in and inspired by Pittsburgh curated by Steeltown Anthem
  • Closing party – Friday, June 25 @C SPACE Collective, 4823 Penn Avenue
  • Lots of affordable posters for sale too

Shadow Lounge 10th Birthday Celebration

  • Shadow Lounge celebrates 10 years!
  • Friday 4pm-2am, Saturday 2pm-2am
  • Friday and Saturday block party – bands in the street and inside the lounge
  • amazing line up of bands, musicians artists and DJs
Little Flea Scene
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Non Stop Shopping in Lawrenceville

  • Big Neighborhood Yard Sale – Fisk, Main and 40th Streets
  • Lawrenceville Little Flea
  • Handmade in Marriage – unique wedding vendors and gifts at Wildcard

Venture Outdoors Family Festival in Mellon Park

  • Saturday, June 25 – Noon-4pm
  • Free festival for the entire family
  • food, music and outdoor activities like climbing walls and gps scavenger hunts

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Jam on Walnut 2010 – Walnut Street Closes for Traffic, Open for Concerts

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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.

All concerts start at 7:00 pm but get there early for raffle participation. The festivities will end at 11:00. [Read more…]