Music Mix

June 24, 2011 to November 23, 2014

Kid's Area at WYEP's Summer Music Festival at Schenley Plaza

WYEP's Summer Music Festival at Schenley Plaza has always provided great, FREE, family-friendly fun, but this year we've decided to up the ante. Join us as the Kid's Area expands with new activities and performances. Participants/Activities in the Kid's Area include:

"Balafon West African Dance Ensemble": is providing Djembe drums for kids to play on.

"BYS Yoga": is hosting 4 kids' yoga classes at 4:30, 5:30, 6:30. and 7:30 with Earth Lotus Yoga Studio.

"CCFA Team Challenge": will bring a balloon artist and crafts.

"Children's Museum of Pittsburgh": is providing hula hoops and bubbles for kids to play with.

"Earth Lotus Yoga Studio": will be leading children's yoga classes along with BYS Yoga.

"Gemini Children's Theater": will appear in costume with face painting and crafts.

"Hip Hop on L.O.C.K.": will be bringing turntables so you can take a spin.

"Household Harmony": will lead a drum circle.

"InnerBeat Drum School's": Drum Line will perform.

"Lucy the R.E.A.D. Dog": will be present for your kids to read to. Be sure to bring your favorite book!

"The National Lint Project": will bring their 8 ft. puppets to interact with the crowd.

"The Pittsburgh Foundation": will have storytelling activities.

"Pittsburgh Opera": will bring real opera costumes to take pictures in.

"Project 53":!/pages/Project-53-Musician-Resource-Center/125501107463805 will provide their library of instruments for kids to play - from accordians to guitars.

"Steel City Hoop Union": with Stefanie Moser will lead a hoop jam and sell custom-made hoops from 6-8pm.

"Steel Town Fire": will be performing. You guessed it, with fire!

"Zany Umbrella Circus": will perform **A Parisian Vignette**, a preview of Mirette's Circus on stage July 7, 8, 9 at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, with "Oko Sokolo": from Berlin, Germany.

June 24, 2011 to November 23, 2014

Eli "Paperboy" Reed, Fitz and the Tantrums, Jukebox the Ghost, and Big Hurry

Join us for the 14th Annual Summer Music Festival at Schenley Plaza, a night of free, live performances that's open to everyone. This year's headliner is "Eli Paperboy Reed":, with "Fitz and the Tantrums":, "Jukebox the Ghost":, and "Big Hurry":

Grab a blanket and enjoy live music on the lawn at Schenley Plaza as we kick off the summer of outdoor performances. Click "here": for a map and directions.

We've expanded the Kids Area and moved it next to the I Made It! Market. Our partners for the Kids Area include:

-Balafon West African Dance Ensemble
-BYS Yoga
-CCFA Team Challenge
-Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
-Earth Lotus Yoga Studio
-Gemini Children's Theater
-Hip Hop on L.O.C.K.
-Household Harmony
-Innerbeat Drum School
-Lint Puppets with Cheryl Capezzuti
-Lucy the R.E.A.D. Dog
-Pittsburgh Foundation
-Pittsburgh Opera
-Project 53
-Spark, a program of The Sprout Fund
-Steel City Hoop Union
-Steel Town Fire
-Zany Umbrella Circus
More details on the full Kids Area activities can be found at "":

Also starting at 4pm, shop for handmade, local crafts as "I Made It! Market": sets up next to the plaza. I Made It! Market is an indie crafts marketplace that partners with community and non-profit groups to raise funds and awareness to assist them in improving the communities we share.

6pm Big Hurry
7:15pm Jukebox the Ghost
8:30pm Fitz and the Tantrums
9:45pm Eli "Paperboy" Reed

Spend your summer in the city with WYEP!

Local support for the Summer Music Festival is provided by:
"Dollar Bank":
"Giant Eagle Market District":
"IKEA Pittsburgh.":

And special thanks to our event partner "Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy":

June 26, 2011 to November 23, 2014

Ruthie Foster Part of the Allegheny County Summer Concert Series

June 29, 2011 to November 23, 2014

Michael Franti and Spearhead

July 3, 2011 to November 23, 2014

Pittsburgh Electronic Music Festival

July 9, 2011 to November 23, 2014

Draw Us Lines 1st Birthday Party featuring The Slow Reel, Meeting of Important People and Big Hurry

July 15, 2011 to November 23, 2014

Horse or Cycle

July 18, 2011 to August 12, 2011

Rock Radio Camp 2 Sessions for Summer 2011

If you aren’t already dreaming of summer, we know your kids are as they near the end of the academic year. Keep their musical or technological minds inspired by sending them to WYEP’s classroom, er, studio! We meant studio! (It’ll be our secret.)

Enroll your middle school-aged children in one of two day camp sessions, 9am-2pm:
Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 22
Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12

After you pick them up each day, be sure to ask them how it went and I guarantee you’ll get more than “fine.” They’ll tell you how they met and interviewed people who work in the music industry, listened to lots of different music, recorded the whole experience and learned to edit, etc.

Enrollment tuition is $175 for WYEP members / $200 for non-members. Once application has been submitted and confirmed, payment may be made by credit card over the phone (412-381-9131 × 220) or by check.

Lunch is not included. Participants must bring a brown bag lunch.

Space is limited so sign up soon.

Click to download the WYEP Rock Radio Camp application.  (.pdf download)

July 19, 2011 to November 23, 2014

Kim Lenz & the Jaguars w/ The HangLows

July 20, 2011 to November 23, 2014


July 21, 2011 to November 23, 2014

Jimbo Mathus & the Tri-State Coalition

July 26, 2011 to November 23, 2014

Pictureplane, Teengirl Fantasy, & Gatekeeper w/ Majeure & Cutups

July 27, 2011 to November 23, 2014

Michael Fracasso w/ Caitlin Magarity & Brad Yoder

July 29, 2011 to November 23, 2014

Hayes Carll Part of the Summer Sounds Concert Series

August 5, 2011 to August 7, 2011

Flood City Music Festival with Gregg Allman, JJ Grey and Mofro, Bettye LaVette, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, and more!

This 3 day outdoor music festival benefits the Johnstown Area Heritage Association.

See the complete line-up "here":

August 19, 2011 to November 23, 2014

Paul Luc w/ Low Water & Triggers

September 4, 2011 to November 23, 2014

12th Annual Allegheny Music Festival with Rusted Root Part of the Allegheny County Summer Concert Series

September 5, 2011 to November 23, 2014

Summer Songs Countdown

As *Summer in the City* winds down, it's time for the *WYEP Summer Songs Countdown*.

Tune in on Labor Day, when we play the songs that YOU voted for. We asked for your favorite songs that reminded you of the season, referenced Summer in the title or lyrics, or just gave you that "summery" feel and the WYEP listeners delivered!

We'll countdown the most popular songs, starting at 6am on Labor Day, Monday, September 5.

Local support for WYEP's 913 Essential Songs Countdown provided by:

"Big Burrito":

"Carnegie Museum of Art":

"The Kaufman House":


September 16, 2011 to November 23, 2014

Keb' Mo'

September 16, 2011 to November 23, 2014

Motopony Pet Clinic

September 17, 2011 to November 23, 2014

with Headliner Fountains of Wayne and VIP Act Ben Sollee local support from Chet Vincent and the Big Bend

Rock the Block with WYEP as we turn Bedford Square into a block party. Your ticket includes food, drinks, and a night of live music. Participating food/drink vendors include:
* 1947 Tavern
* Bites and Brews
* Boyd and Blair Potato Vodka
* Braddock's American Brasserie
* Buffalo Blues
* Carson City Saloon
* Delanie's
* Diesel
* Dominic's
* Eat N' Park
* Elbow Room
* Engine House 25 Wines
* Frank Fuhrer Wholesale
* Franktuary
* Full Pint
* Girasole
* The Goodie Truck
* Gypsy Cafe
* Harris Grill
* Jimmy Johns
* Las Velas
* The Library
* Local
* Mario's Southside Saloon
* Root 174
* Square Cafe
* Tin Front Cafe
* Turner's Dairy
* Vitamin Water
* Whole Foods
* Zeke's Coffee
and more to be announced!


*VIP Party, $125, 6-11pm* (Pre-sale includes Valet Parking)

Get VIP treatment with an exclusive musical performance by "Ben Sollee":, drinks, and food at The WYEP Community Broadcast Center.

*General Admission, $55 at the door, 8-11pm* (Valet Parking will be available for General Admission attendees for $10 (cash only) upon arrival, until lots are full. Pull up to Muriel and 12th St. to take advantage of this no-hassle parking option.)

Enjoy food and drinks from local restaurants, and see live performances by headliner "Fountains of Wayne":, with local support from "Chet Vincent and the Big Bend.":

Get to know WYEP's popular evening show with "Best of The Block Party" - a dance party on the second stage. Hot tracks from TV on the Radio, LCD Soundsystem, Yeasayer and Depeche Mode are guaranteed to get you dancing.

And stop by the Vitaminwater Jazz Lounge - Join us inside the Community Broadcast Center and chill out to some live jazz from the "Center of Life Jazz Band": . Relax in the Vitaminwater lounge seating and enjoy one of our exclusive "Diva Drinks" courtesy of Boyd & Blair Vodka.

_This is a 21 and over event._


Rock the Block benefits 91.3fm WYEP, The Station Where the Music Matters.

Spend your summer in the city with WYEP!

Thank you to our sponsors:
Media Partner "City Paper": and Event Partner "Revive Marketing Group":

September 18, 2011 to November 23, 2014

Jenny Owen Youngs

September 24, 2011 to November 23, 2014

Peter Mulvey SongSpace Presents

September 27, 2011 to November 3, 2011

Teen Center A new project of the Education Department

*The Due Date for Applications has been extended. Accepting Applications until November 3rd.*

WYEP is beginning a brand new project centered on youth empowerment. We have noticed that there are a lot of intelligent, passionate teens in this city with strong voices and great talent. We have been wondering though, how those voices can be better projected. We want the Pittsburgh region to hear what our youth have to say about what is important to them.

To honor that vision of the future we have begun a project which will be teen-driven. We are looking for teens who are interested in learning how to project their voices through a variety of media, including radio. But we are not interested in telling those teens what to say. We want teens who would like to develop their leadership skills - who are interested in spending time with the issues that are important to them.

The future of this project is a teen-led organization centered on media creation and advocacy.

If you or a teen you know would like to:
-acquire radio production skills
-learn more about issues which are important to them
-become a spokesperson for youth issues in the Pittsburgh region

Download the Teen Center Application.  (.pdf download)

WYEP is receiving applications until November 3.

Decisions will be made by November 4.

During this first phase participants will be meeting 2 Saturdays a month from 1-4pm at The WYEP Community Broadcast Center from November 2011-June 2012. For a full schedule and/or more information contact

September 27, 2011 to November 23, 2014

Men Without Hats with The Turbosonics and Junk Fingers