WYEP Event

November 1, 2013 to November 16, 2013

The Chalk Line

A carefully crafted collision of TV crime dramas and interactive dance theatre, The Chalk Line isn’t so much a tale of “whodunnit?” as a “whydunnit?”Audiences will be immersed in an ever-changing environment of live hand-drawn scenes that feature Attack Theatre’s signature physicality and unmatched originality. 

November 28, 2013

WYEP Holiday Programming: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day Schedule on WYEP


6am       Willie Nelson Special: To All The Girls (featuring Willie doing duets with female singers)

7am       Rosanne Cash: The List

8am       Dave Matthews Band: Away From The World

9am       American Originals: Lou Reed

10am     American Originals: Hank Williams

11am     Thanksgiving Mix with Rosemary Welsch: Featuring seasonal and autumnal songs, and the classic, Alice’s Restaurant (11a-2pm)

2pm       Third Coast International Audio Festival 

4pm       Willie Nelson Special: To All The Girls (featuring Willie doing duets with female singers)

5pm       Bob Marley: Live Forever (Hour long special on Bob Marley and The Wailers' final concert recorded in Pittsburgh)

6pm       World Café

8pm       The Block Party: Hosted by Barb Steinberg (8-11pm)

11pm     Arcade Fire live concert: Recorded in Los Angeles on Oct 28th

December 6, 2013 to December 7, 2013

Holiday Unwrapped

Set to the sounds of classical, jazz, and klezmer music, this rambunctious and witty dance performance takes families on a fantastical journey where socks become ice skates, empty packages become turntables, and the dinner table has a life of its own. Holiday Unwrapped is the perfect way to welcome in the season, with a message that it’s better to dance with the box on your head than to fret over what’s inside. 

December 12, 2013

WYEP's Holiday Hootenanny & Pajama Jam!

This year, WYEP will be celebrating the holiday spirit at Stage AE on Thursday, December 12th with a slew of local musicans playing classic holiday tunes. We will be serving up the holiday cheer at our featured cookie table as we attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for Biggest Cookie Table!

This year, we are excited to announce a partnership with local non-profit organization Jeremiah's Place. Jeremiah's Place is dedicated to advocating for the well-being of young children during times of family emergencies. By providing safe care for the child and connecting struggling families to established resources, Jeremiah's Place betters Pittsburgh by educating families and providing protective care for those in need while also giving a voice to child abuse prevention. 

In joining their mission to provide comfort to children in need, we are inviting guests to bring new, unused pajamas for children ages 0-6 to Stage AE the night of the Holiday Hootenanny. Those who bring pajamas will be given a WYEP Music Sampler CD, as a way of thanking them for helping this amazing organization!

Join 91.3fm WYEP this holiday season for a party that will warm your heart as we jam out at Stage AE and support local non-profit Jeremiah's Place! 

Musicians performing include:

Joy Ike
Billy Price
Chet Vincent & Molly Alphabet

Josh Verbanets (Meeting of Important People)
Morgan Stewart (Sleep Experiments)
Casey Hanner (Donora)
Tamar Kamin (The Van Allen Belt)
Morgan Stewart (Sleep Experiments)
....and many more (and a few suprises!)

January 25, 2014

WYEP's 40th Anniversary Open House

WYEP is inviting members, listeners and supporters to come out to the Community Broadcast Center on Saturday, January 25th for a morning full of 40 years of WYEP history! Get a tour of the LEED certified building, learn about the station's beginnings and check out some archival goodies! We highly encourage any visitors to bring WYEP pictures, memorabilia or fun stories to share with the crowd. 

Noon: a Live & Direct performance featuring Corey Harris (standing room only)

February 2, 2014

WYEP's Alternative Souper Bowl: A Benefit for HEARTH

WYEP invites you to enjoy local music and help tackle hunger in our community at our 14th annual Alternative Souper Bowl, taking place on Sunday, February 2nd from Noon-3pm at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main in Oakland. The Alternative Souper Bowl features a live broadcast with local artists. This year's performers include: Sleep Experiments, Townsppl and Triggers. Please bring a non-perishable donation for HEARTH, a local shelter for displaced women and their children.

This event is free and open to the public, and portions will be broadcast live on 91.3fm WYEP.

**Donation Needs at HEARTH**

Laundry detergent: high-efficiency
Diapers sizes 3 and up
Women's deodorant
Women's shaving cream
Maxi pads
Plastic wrap
Aluminum foil
Trash bags
Clorox wipes
Laundry detergent
Dish soap
Dryer sheets
Bathroom cleaners
Clorox cleaners
Window cleaner
Lysol or Pine Sol floor cleaner
Sponge mops

Salad dressing
Barbeque sauce
Pasta sauce
Canned pasta meals, like Spaghettios
Macaroni and cheese
Noodle sides
Rice sides
Granola and cereal bars
Fruit and pudding cups
Snack crackers
Cream of chicken soup
Cream of mushroom soup
Peanut butter

Many thanks to WYEP's Alternative Souper Bowl Sponsor, Dollar Bank!

February 8, 2014

Dreams of Hope: Absolute Sock Hop

Pittsburgh’s only arts--‐focused LGBTQA youth organization, Dreams of Hope, will host their annual fundraiser, Absolute Sock Hop, on February 8, 2014. Break out your poodle skirts and bobby socks and join us for an evening of food, libations, music, live performance, and dance. Be serenaded by Etta Cox and Friends, enjoy a performance by the Dreams of Hope Youth Performance Ensemble, and join in both live and silent auctions.

February 26, 2014 to March 1, 2014

Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier's Tale)

Five dancers and seven musicians bring this story to life through original dance and dialogue to one of the most dynamic chamber music scores of the 20th century. From one tale of temptation to another, this production will also feature a world-premiere dance to an original commissioned score by Grammy-nominated musician Dave Eggar, performed by Chatham Baroque. This intimate community performance is presented as part of A Festival of Sortswinter series with the Pittsburgh Opera’s production of Paul’s Case.

April 3, 2014

Over the Rhine

April 7, 2014 to April 8, 2014

The Beatles: Behind the Scenes

"The Beatles: Behind the Scenes" is back again in April! WYEP Midday Mix Host and Music Director Mike Sauter will guide you on a journey to a greater understanding of the creative process of this legendary band. Once again, we'll delve into the writing and recording of three Beatles songs, including "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," and "Let it Be."

Whether you're a die-hard Beatles fan or a casual listener, join us either Monday, April 7 OR Tuesday, April 8 from 7:30-9pm at the WYEP Community Broadcast Center. Tickets are $10 for non-members and $8 for members.

All ages are allowed at all sessions, but due to the subject matter, please note that there will necessarily be occasional mature language and references to drug use.


Here are a few comments from past attendees:

•    "Having listened to the Beatles since before they appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, I've been a student of their music and their recording sessions since I was twelve years old.  I've read a number of books on the subject and your presentation was not only informative (and accurate) but very entertaining as well.  Thanks for all the research and time you put into these presentations.  Look forward to many more - keep up the great work!"

•    "My daughter Katie and I attended the final segment of "Beatles: Behind the Scenes" last Tuesday night. A sincere thanks to you for what was a truly enjoyable and informative evening for both of us.... I wasn’t sure how well the 90-minute session would go over with a 15-year-old, but for a few days after the fact, she talked about how much she enjoyed the evening and referred back to it several times."

•    "My middle-school son's assessment of your Beatles' session the other night? 'That was AWESOME.' He made me play Sgt Pepper's at full blast in the car all the way home as we sang at the tops of our lungs."

•    "I attended the workshop with three 9th grade students.  As I'm sure you know, teenagers are sometimes hard to entertain.  However, my students sat enrapt throughout the entire workshop and had nothing but good things to say about what they heard last night!  They continued to talk about it the whole way back to the school!  Additionally, I was very pleased with what I learned."


April 25, 2014

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Gallery Crawl

The crawl showcases a wide variety of thought provoking art exhibitions in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. Live music, DJs, dance, comedy, film, and participatory activities are also part of the complimentary crawl events. CrawlAfterDark highlights the transformation of the Cultural District, promoting numerous options for late night entertainment, from comedy, music, theater, clubs, dining, and more.

May 16, 2014

John Prine

Featuring Sarah Jarosz

July 18, 2014

Lord Huron

Lord Huron is a musical and visual project created by Ben Schneider. Originally a solo project, collaborators now include Mark Barry (percussion, vocals), Miguel Briseno (bass, percussion) and Tom Renaud (guitar, vocals). Ben Schneider was born in Michigan and started playing music as a child, on his father's acoustic guitar. The senior Schneider wasn't a musician by trade, but he had learned a bit during his downtime on ships in the Navy. Schneider's father would bring the instrument out from time to time most often on summer nights around the campfire up on Lake Huron to strum and hum the songs he knew. After learning the basics, Schneider began his formal training in the school orchestra. He played upright bass and fiddled with many other instruments, both acoustic and electric, and began recording original music on a four-track cassette machine. (Mr. Smalls)

July 23, 2014

Camera Obscura

With nearly four years having passed since their 4AD debut, My Maudlin Career, Camera Obscura’s new album, Desire Lines will be released on June 4th (3rd in UK/EU). Desire Lines, was recorded last December when the band decamped to Portland to work with GRAMMY nominated producer Tucker Martine (R.E.M., Spoon, My Morning Jacket) and pleased with the progress they made there, they returned a month later to finish it. Tracyanne Campbell from the band, “Of all our records this was pretty much the most challenging to write, partly because of the situation we found ourselves in with having to take such a long and uncertain amount of time out, but also because it would be record number five and we were getting harder and harder to please."

July 25, 2014

WYEP July's Final Friday

WYEP's Final Fridays Concert Series is back! Final Fridays is a family-friendly event, free and open to the public that showcases up and coming national talent featured on WYEP. 


July's Final Friday Artists Include: 

Grand Piano 

Performance Begins at 7 p.m. 

Splicing rock n’roll with the classics like blues, folk and jazz, Grand Piano has been described as “hard to explain, but easy to recognize.” A local Pittsburgh band formed of friends, Grand Piano, has a uniquely creative relationship of writing and playing music together. 


Lost in the Trees 

Performance Begins at 8:15 p.m. 

Already hailed for their last album “A Church That Fits Our Need” by The New York Times described their sound as “a stirring blend of modest and rusticity and urbane ambition.” Looking to streamline across the nation their new album “Past Life” strums to the heartbeat of fans with tunes of love, pain and joy. 

August 29, 2014

WYEP Final Friday

Final Fridays is a family-friendly event, free and open to the public that showcases up and coming national talent featured on WYEP. 

August's Final Friday Artists Include: 

Tom Brosseau 

Performance Begins at 7 p.m.


Simone Felice  

Performance Begins at 8:15 p.m.

September 26, 2014

WYEP Presents Final Fridays with The Nox Boys

Final Fridays is a family-friendly event, free and open to the public that showcases up and coming national talent featured on WYEP. This month's final Friday artist is the Nox Boys.  These Pittsburgh garage-rockers are not your typical teenage garage band, bringing together a wild youthful abandon together with, big sophisticated sounds on their self-titled Get Hip album. Incoporating everything from '60s originals like The Sonics and The Standells to the current fuzz-rockers like The Black Lips and Broncho.