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Saturday, May 11, 2019, is the annual Balkan brass band festival in Schenley Park. It is one big, bad, brass band potluck and it is all FREE.
While Pittonkatonk happens one day a year, there are a lot of great things that happen the other 364 days a year to lead up to the festival.
Here are a few of the articles about this year’s festival that are worth your time.
Pittonkatonk is more than a music festival // Downstream… Read the rest
Last month, on a cold, Monday morning I was driving to work and heard a catchy tune on 90.5 WYEP. The song “Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)” by Chicano Batman has been stuck in my head and even earned a spot on my everyday Spotify playlist. WYEP featured this song as part of new music Monday, timely as Chicano Batman released a new album, Freedom isn’t Free, at the beginning of March. The Los Angeles based band is now on tour with a stop in Pittsburgh on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at James Street Gastropub.
The song… Read the rest
It’s June! It’s raining in Pittsburgh. Which means it is time for the Three Rivers Arts Festival. Last year I was so looking forward to seeing Benjamin Booker perform and he was on stage for all of 5 minutes before a torrential downpour that lasted the rest of the evening.
Here is the line up for the main stage for the 2016 Three Rivers Arts festival (this is the big stage in Point State Park aka the Dollar Bank Main Stage).
All of these performances are FREE!
2016 Three Rivers Arts Festival Main Stage Music
Friday, June 3
7:30-9pm //… Read the rest
So there are a ton of exciting things happening music and concert-wise this weekend through the Three Rivers Arts Festival starting Friday, June 7th as well as the start of the “Weather Permitting” concert series this Sunday, June 9th. Here’s a chronological list of all the bands coming by day and time of performance as well as what stage they will be performing on.
Three Rivers Arts Festival:
Because there are multiple stages, you may find this map to be helpful.
Friday June 7th:
12:00pm-1:00pm Indie pop rock band Jd Eicher and the Goodnights will be playing on the Dollar… Read the rest
Tuesday – Sunday
Heinz Hall, Cultural District
An all-new musical based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album.
More info/tickets: http://culturaldistrict.org/venues/heinz-hall
Night Of The Living Dead
Senator John Heinz History Center, Strip District
This classic, locally-made 1968 horror movie is the terrifying take of a group of people trapped in a rural farmhouse who are attacked by unnamed “living dead” monsters. Ghostly attire is encouraged but not required.
More info: (412) 454-6000
Manor At Midnight Oscar Classics: Chinatown
Manor Theatre, Squirrel Hill
The Manor Theatre ends their midnight Oscar run with 1974’s… Read the rest