I know there are quite a few of you who live close to Pittsburgh, and I'm sure you all love this little free festival (minus the fact that it always overlaps with Bonnaroo). The fest has been slowly revealing their lineup today over the radio. This may be the biggest and best lineup they've booked in years.
Having announced 2 big acts already (Edward Sharpe and Glen Hansard), maybe the fest is returning to the glory days when they were able to bring in acts like moe., Sonic Youth, Black Keys, and Wilco. I know the fest struggled financially the last two years and the band bookings were definitely affected. Edward Sharpe may be the biggest act they've booked since the Black Keys.
Post by wannaberoo'ing on Apr 29, 2013 12:21:50 GMT -5
Saw the Black Keys show that year. I loved the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Dawes shows last year, but it was definitely a light year.
Now, they're playing the Avetts. hmmmm. I wish they'd just announce a few more names. Been an hour since they announced Airborne Toxic Event, which my niece would want me to take her to that show, but we'll be at Roo then.
• June 2: Pittsburgh Opera • June 9: Bob Mould • June 16: The Vogues • June 23: Langhorne Slim and the Law • June 30: Sara Watkins • July 7: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (8 p.m.) • July 14: Great Big Sea • July 19-21: Pittsburgh Blues Festival (including Los Lonely Boys, Big Sam's Funky Nation, The Slide Brothers and Joe Louis Walker; admission charged, see pghblues.com) • July 28: Joy Ike with special guest Johnny Miller • Aug. 4: BNY Mellon Jazz Presents The Yellowjackets • Aug. 11: Galactic • Aug. 18: Pittsburgh Ballet Theater • Aug. 25: Rickie Lee Jones • Sept. 1: Allegheny County Music Festival featuring Rusted Root with special guest Joel Plaskett (admission)
South Park schedule
• May 31: Pittsburgh CLO Presents A Gleeful Evening, Vol. 3 featuring Gene Kelly Award winners • June 7: Italian Night starring We Three with Vito DiSalvo and International Recording Star Giorgia Fumanti • June 14: Tommy Castro and the Painkillers • June 21: The Wailers • June 28: BNY Mellon Jazz Presents Monty Alexander • July 6: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra • July 12: David Cassidy • July 19: The Stickers • July 26: Sixpence None the Richer • Aug. 2: The August Wilson Dance Ensemble • Aug. 9: Los Amigos Invisibles • Aug.16: James Hunter • Aug. 23: Duquesne Tamburitzans • Aug. 30: Hometown Music Fest featuring JD Eicher, Caleb Lovely and Danielle Barbe
I think I was able to piece together all of the main acts on the Dollar Bank Stage each night. Nothing is announced for the final Sunday of the festival (if they have music that day). The orchestra is playing on the Monday. Red Baraat is on the second Friday of the festival.
The one last surprise I had was when I saw Leagues will be opening for The Airborne Toxic Event. Leagues might be one of my favorite upcoming bands.
Thanks for the info. I'm not as big of a fan of this year's WYEP summer festival as those in the past (Dr. Dog and Sharon Van Etten, Fitz and the Tantrums), but I do like free so I'll probably stop on down.
However, WYEP's Final Fridays this year are great:
July 26: Brett Dennen & Wake Owl August 30: Bobby Long & Band September 27: Diego Garcia
Post by wannaberoo'ing on Aug 23, 2013 7:15:27 GMT -5
Late notice but Pittsburgh is having a small one-day event at Bakery Square September 7.
Frightened Rabbit, RJD2, (maybe?) De La Soul, and local group Formula 412 to perform. I am unsure about De La Soul- back in August, they announced they were going to be there, but they aren't listed as performing on the website or with the info coming from WYEP.
Post by wannaberoo'ing on Aug 23, 2013 8:34:27 GMT -5
Pittsburgh has some good events, alot of them are free or very cheap.
We just found out about this little festival because my husband did some remodeling work for the guy who has been trying to get it off the ground. They aren't advertising it very well, yet at least. We are trying to spread the word about it in hopes that if it gets some decent attendance, they can expand and Pittsburgh may finally have a varied festival of its own.
Only problem is that I had already made plans for this weekend. If they fall through, I'll for sure be attending. If not though, I won't be too upset about missing this (except for the fact that I would love to support it so that they bring it back next year).
Also, does anyone know where in Bakery Square they are hosting this? Unless they build a stage on the ballpark in Mellon Park or in the construction site across the street from the Square, I can't think of anywhere with enough space to host even a small music festival.
EDIT: After looking at the website, they are putting it on in Bakery Square 2. Having just walked by yesterday, there is some structure being built that resembles a permanent stage. But there is still so much construction going on that I can't imagine they will have anything ready for crowds of people to congregate.