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.

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…]

Radio Round Up – August 28, 2009

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Most Friday mornings, at the earlt hour of 6:45am, you can listen to me talk to Jim and Randy on the DVE (102.5 FM) Morning Show about what to do in Pittsburgh this weekend. Here is what we talked about this week…

  • Walnut Street
  • Saturday 10-9, Sunday 10-5
  • Friday and Saturday, 10-8
  • Atwood Street, Center of Oakland
  • couches, desks, and more for your new apartment
  • The Oaks Theater is showing the original 1971 print
  • Friday @ 10pm, Saturday @ Midnight
  • Visit Pittsburgh is holding a contest on their website to come up with a new name for the park on Mt. Washington
  • some of the suggested names are Wild Urban Park, Emerald View Park
  • Cast your vote or suggest a name for the park
  • you could win a night at the Renaissance Hotel and dinner at Moterey Bay
  • Vote by Monday, August 31, 2009
  • Saturday, August 29, 2009
  • at the new Bakery Square Development in East Liberty

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