WYEP Event

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 29, 2014 to June 29, 2014

Pittsburgh Public Theater: Noises Off

When the brilliant Noises Off begins, a troupe of English actors is rehearsing the sex comedy Nothing On. As we eavesdrop, the director explains his theatrical philosophy: "Bang you're on. Bang you've said it. Bang you're off." If only things would go that smoothly. But with these thespians, including the dim-witted starlet, the method actor without motivation, and the leading lady on her last legs, it's total chaos and non-stop laughter.

May 30, 2014 to June 1, 2014

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Korean violin prodigy Ye-Eun Choi, whose talent was recognized and championed by violin superstar Anne-Sophie Mutter, performs one of Vivaldi's most famous pieces – The Four Seasons.  The four concerti of this popular Baroque work represent spring, summer, autumn and winter.  For the second half of the program, conductor Nicholas McGegan presents musical gems from the classical period by Mozart and Haydn.

June 14, 2014

Pride Week: Late Night Comedy Show

Arcade Comedy Theater promotes Pride Weekend with the Pride Comedy Show affordable, centrally located, and LGBT-specific comedy programming downtown (Pittsburgh, PA) On Saturday, June 14, 2014 Arcade Comedy Theater celebrates Pride with LGBTperformers; comedians, musicians, monologists and a new LGBT improvisational troupe. The event will take place Saturday, June 14 at 10:00 pm coinciding with Pittsburgh Pride.

The Cultural District arts venue, and the city’s best destination for all things comedy, Arcade Comedy Theater is thrilled to be part of this annual rite of passage for members of the LGBT community. The Arcade, located in the heart of Liberty Avenue, 811 Liberty, welcomes performers of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities and sexual orientations.

Organized by Arcade Comedy Theater, along with Pittsburgh stand-up comedian, and proud member of the gay community Mike Buzzelli, is excited to bring emerging LGBT voices and old favorites back to the Arcade.

Coming Out for Comedy includes:

Carl Schimmel recently featured in Comedy Central's "Up Next." S chimmel was selected as a finalist for "Gilda's Great Comic Search" and placed 2nd in "Pittsburgh's Last Comic Standing”

Stacy Keene is a renowned Pittsburgh storyteller and can at the Rex theatre for the Moth StorySlams. She is also the host of True Story parties around Pittsburgh.

Abby Denton was the third place winner of “Pittsburgh’s Last Comic Standing.”

Brian Broome is a monologist and winner of the Moth StorySlam.

They will be joined by musicians Midge Cricket and Kate “Kittenfists”

DuPuis and an all-LGBT improvisational team featuring John Feightner, Connor McCanlus, Michael Quigley and Kayleigh Blanchette.

June 17, 2014

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: The Ben Folds Orchestral Experience

Ben Folds, joined by your Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, brings his first-class melodies and irony-laced lyrics from his greatest hits to Heinz Hall for one performance only! In addition to a litany of his pop hit arrangements, this performance will feature his new classical piano concerto.

Known for his work as a solo artist and as the frontman and pianist of Ben Folds Five, Ben is celebrated for a compositional style and playing technique that remain wholly unique and combine elements of the 'singer/songwriter' genre, jazz, and power rock. Ben Folds' music is evocative of artists such as Joe Jackson and Sir Elton John, with an added edge and bold infusion of energy and wit. 

Consistently touring, Ben Folds has earned a reputation for his musicality, wit and charisma, which are best displayed at his energetic live shows. 

June 19, 2014 to June 22, 2014

Luck Be a Lady: Megan Hilty Sings Sinatra and More

From Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Wicked, and 9 to 5 on Broadway to NBC's Smashand Sean Saves the World on television, America's newest star is the multi-talented Megan Hilty! For the PNC Pops finale, Luck Be a Lady features Megan Hilty singing the songs of Frank Sinatra and more. 

Hailed as "the new princess of Broadway" by Time Magazine, Megan Hilty comes together with acclaimed conductor Steven Reineke to pay tribute to the tunes of Ol' Blue Eyes—including "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Moon River," and "I've Got You Under My Skin"—as well as Broadway classics such as "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," "Almost Like Being In Love," "Two Sleepy People," and "Someone to Watch Over Me." The program also includes favorites by Cole Porter, Harold Arlen and many others. 

June 20, 2014

2014 Urban Garden Party

Each year the Urban Garden Party attracts a sold-out crowd of 1,400 revelers to the Mattress Factory to support "art you can get into! Live entertainment, food + drink from over 40 of Pittsburgh's hottest restaurants and caterers, a silent auction and general mirth and merriment make this bash what the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Marylynn Urrichio calls, "the envy of every nonprofit in town." So polish your spurs and untangle your fringe and get on down to the hottest saloon in town.

VIP tickets open the doors to the exclusive VIP Pre-Party from 6 - 7:30PM, hosted by Bob Sendall of All in Good Taste Productions and featuring signature cocktails and delectable eats. Your VIP pass also gets you access to the VIP Lounge -- including exclusive entertainment, a private bar, restroom and courtyard for VIPs only -- throughout the night.

General Admission tickets get you into the hottest party of the year beginning at 7pm, with live entertainment, open bar, fare from over 40 food vendors and hobnobbing with Pittsburgh's art elite!

July 12, 2014

2nd Annual Deutschtown Music Festival

The 2nd Annual Deutschtown Music Festival is a free music and arts festival taking place on Saturday, July 12th on the NorthSide of Pittsburgh – located within the East Ohio Street business district. This non-profit event is hosted by the East Allegheny Community Council and supported by bordering neighborhood groups The Spring Hill Civic League, Community Alliance of Spring Garden East Deutschtown and the Troy Hill Citizens, Inc.

Family-friendly daytime activities include a flea market, artists’ market, Citiparks Roving Art Cart, multiple food vendors and trucks. Numerous musical acts are spread over three outdoor stages, a singer-songwriter showcase in Bistro To Go and a gospel stage at Damascus Church of God in Christ. James Street Speakeasy will play host to over 15 different jazz performers starting at 1pm and continuing late into the night.

Beginning at 8pm – 13 different walkable venues (with 15 stages) host over 60 bands, one per hour.

A free shuttle bus will transport attendees around the neighborhood – including a stop at the North Shore T station close to PNC Park.

The purpose of this event is to promote the vibrant Deutschtown neighborhood while also showcasing the amazing local talent in the Pittsburgh region. All bands and performers donate their time and efforts. It is due to the generosity of each and every performer, as well as this year’s sponsors, that make this festival possible and free to the public.

Participating venues include James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy, Max’s Allegheny Tavern, Artists Image Resource, Bistro & Company, Park House, Penn Brewery, Verdetto’s, Allegheny Elks Lodge #339, Peanutz, Key West, and 2 outdoor stages, one on Foreland Street and one in Allegheny Commons Park along Cedar and North Avenues.

This year’s performers include Bastard Bearded Irishmen, Meeting of Important People, Grand Piano, Shelf Life String Band, The Flow Band, The Red Western, Chet Vincent and the Big Bend, Coastal Remedy, The Harlan Twins, André Costello and the Cool Minors, The Hawkeyes, 28 North, Big Gypsy, Brewer's Row, Neighbours, City Steps, Sleep Experiments, Household Stories, The Pressure, Sun Ray Shining Light, Weird Paul Rock Band, Triggers, Shade, The Wreckids, Faithful Sinners, Working Breed, The Chad Sipes Sterio, Dan Getkin and the Masters of American Music, Willis Tree, The FED (Washington, DC), Josh Hill Band (Akron, OH), Adadsdad, Ishtar Bellydance Band, Nox Boys, Apostles of Cool (Nick Lowe/Rockpile cover band), Satin Gum, Slim Forsythe & his New Payday Loners, Street Pigeons, The Turbosonics, Paul Luc, D. o. B., Dan Pritchard and the Mrs., Paddy the Wanderer, Olympus, Mons, Sneaky Mike, Fourth River Revival, 3 Talented Girls, City Dwelling Nature, Seekers, We Came From Space, Roger Harvey and the Wild Life, The Mobros (SC), Locks and Dams, Charm & Chain, The Grim Game, Nameless in August, Apostles of Cool, and Sirkus Dayz Fire Performers.

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. 


Lost in the Trees 

Performance Begins at 8:15 p.m. 

Support for Final Fridays provided by:

August 17, 2014 to August 22, 2014

Circle Camps for Grieving Children

Circle of EKC is accepting camper applications from girls ages 9-14 from the Pittsburgh, PA, Morgantown, WV and Washington, D.C. areas. Circle of EKC takes place August 17-22 on the grounds of the Emma Kaufmann Camp in Morgantown, WV.  The camp is entirely free to all campers including transportation to and from camp from central locations in Pittsburgh, Morgantown and Washington, D.C. 


"When a young girl’s parent dies, her childhood is forever altered. Huge challenges lie ahead of her as she confronts a life that is suddenly very different from what it used to be. Circle Camps is a unique program that offers a week of traditional overnight camp to girls who have experienced the death of a parent. By spending time with other girls who understand, Circle campers feel less alone in their loss. The program’s youngest campers are entering fourth grade, and the oldest are entering ninth. Campers live in bunks with three counselors, and participate in a full program of waterfront, arts and crafts, and land sports. A carefully planned schedule keeps the girls busy from breakfast until bedtime. During the course of the week, there are several structured opportunities for campers to share and rework their stories of loss. Under the guidance of a professional, each bunk comes together in a 'Circle Time'. This offers every girl a chance to share memories of her deceased parent with her bunkmates."


August 29, 2014

WYEP's Final Fridays: Tom Brosseau and Simone Felice

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.

Support for WYEP's Final Friday provided by:

September 5, 2014

First Niagara Presents First Fridays at the Frick: Sean Jones Quartet

Sean Jones, the world-renowned trumpeter and Duquesne University Associate Professor of Jazz Studies, is one of the most expressive, versatile and gifted players and composers of his generation. In addition to being a lead trumpeter for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Jones has performs with his own groups in the U.S. and abroad.

September 26, 2014

WYEP's Final Fridays: The Nox Boys and Saintseneca

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 Saintseneca, featuring local opener the Nox Boys.  

September's Final Friday Artists include: 

The Nox Boys  

Performance Begins at 7 p.m.


Performance Begins at 8:15 p.m.

October 21, 2014

An Evening with David Sedaris

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America's pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

David Sedaris is the author Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and When You Are Engulfed in Flames, each of which became a bestseller. There are a total of seven million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages. He was the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. Sedaris's pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in "The Best American Essays." His newest book, a collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer), was published in September 2010 and immediately hit the NYT Bestseller Fiction List.