WYEP Summer in the City

June 1, 2011 to September 30, 2011

Spend Your Summer in the City with WYEP Your Guide to Summer Events Happening All Over the Area

*WYEP invites you to spend your Summer in the City with us!*

Our Summer in the City Guide keeps you up to date with outdoor concerts, festivals and community events happening all over the area this summer.

*The 14th Annual WYEP Summer Music Festival at Schenley Plaza*
Friday, June 24
Kids and Crafters Areas 4pm; Music 6pm
Join us for a night of live, free music at Schenley Plaza in Oakland, plus a local crafters' marketplace and kids activities. Featuring Eli "Paperboy" Reed, Fitz and the Tantrums, Jukebox the Ghost, and Big Hurry. "More info":http://wyep.org/events/event.php?event_id=2042

*WYEP's Final Fridays at Schenley Plaza*
July 29, August 26, September 30 at 7pm
Enjoy free concerts under the tent at Schenley Plaza on the final Friday of each summer month. Check back for line-up information later this spring.

*Third Thursdays at WYEP*
June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15 at 7pm
The WYEP Community Broadcast Center
Every month we feature a different local band for this local music happy hour. It's a free event in our studios with refreshments and a live performance.
"More Info":http://www.wyep.org/events/category.php?id=1

*Three Rivers Arts Festival*
June 3-12 at Point State Park and Downtown
WYEP is proud to be the media sponsor for this ten day festival featuring free concerts, the Artists Market and exhibits. Tune in *April 25* as we reveal this year's concert line-up.
"More Info on the Festival":http://www.artsfestival.net/

*2011 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival*
June 9-12 in Manchester, TN
This year's Bonnaroo features Arcade Fire, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, The Black Keys, Ray LaMontagne and many more.
"More Info":http://www.bonnaroo.com/default.aspx

*Pittsburgh Blues Festival*
July 22-24 at Hartwood Acres
WYEP is a proud media sponsor for this three day blues festival, which benefits the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
"More Info about the Festival":http://www.pghblues.com/

*WYEP's Rock the Block*
Saturday, September 17 in Bedford Square and The WYEP Community Broadcast Center
Join us for our annual block party featuring live music, food, drinks and fun. Check back for the line-up and more details, coming later this summer.

June 24, 2011 to February 11, 2016

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":http://balafon.org/ is providing Djembe drums for kids to play on.

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

"CCFA Team Challenge":http://www.ccteamchallenge.org/ will bring a balloon artist and crafts.

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

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

"Gemini Children's Theater":http://www.geminitheater.org/ will appear in costume with face painting and crafts.

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

"Household Harmony":http://householdharmony.com/default.aspx will lead a drum circle.

"InnerBeat Drum School's":http://www.innerbeatdrumschool.com/ Drum Line will perform.

"Lucy the R.E.A.D. Dog":http://www.lucythereaddog.com/Lucys_web_site/Welcome.html will be present for your kids to read to. Be sure to bring your favorite book!

"The National Lint Project":http://www.studiocapezzuti.com/index.htm will bring their 8 ft. puppets to interact with the crowd.

"The Pittsburgh Foundation":http://www.pittsburghfoundation.org/ will have storytelling activities.

"Pittsburgh Opera":http://www.pittsburghopera.org/ will bring real opera costumes to take pictures in.

"Project 53":https://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/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":http://www.facebook.com/steelcityhoopunion with Stefanie Moser will lead a hoop jam and sell custom-made hoops from 6-8pm.

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

"Zany Umbrella Circus":http://www.zanyumbrellacircus.com/ 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":http://www.okosokolo.de/ from Berlin, Germany.

June 28, 2013

Kid's Area at WYEP's 16th Annual Summer Music Festival

WYEP's 16th Annual Summer Music Festival will be held Friday, June 28th at Schenley Plaza. The festival is a free summer music concert, complete with kids activities and an indie craft marketplace.

In addition to our great lineup of Anders Osborne, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Jesse Dee, and the Neighbours, we're planning an exciting, fun-filled Kid's Area. 

The Kid's Area will be filled with interactive activities from a variety of Pittsburgh organizations from museums to outdoors groups to dance groups to music organizations.

Here is a list of the groups bringing kids activities:

The Andy Warhol Museum --collage acetate

Assemble --geometry activity

Bricolage --Foley sound effect generators

Carnegie Library --crafts and ukulele playing

CCFA Team Challege --balloon artist

E.L.F. Entertainment --moon bounce

Hear Me --Hear Me activities

Hip Hop on LOCK --CD turntable and open mic

Josh and Gab --antibullying concert

Literary Arts Boom (LAB) --Pittsburgh poems activity

The Mattress Factory --button making

Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh --dance performance and demonstrations

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy --hands-on climate change and park health activity

Pittsburgh Zoo --mascots and chalk art

The Sprout Fund --Knit the Bridge and Touch ART

Steel Town Fire --fire dancing

Texture Ballet --performance and ballet lessons


Venture Outdoors --bike bowling and button making


June 28, 2013

WYEP's 16th Annual Summer Music Festival

WYEP's 16th Annual Summer Music Festival will be held Friday, June 28th at Schenley Plaza. The festival is a free summer music concert, complete with kids activities and an indie craft marketplace.

This year's lineup includes: 

Anders Osborne

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit

Jesse Dee


This year's Kids and Crafters area expands beneath the trees across from the Plaza and in front of Carnegie Library, starting at 4pm. For more information about the fun activities coming to the Kids area, visit the Kids area event page. Local crafters from I Made It! Market (http://imadeitmarket.com/) set up shop for the crowds at the festival. Guests can shop for handmade crafts that support community and non-profit groups.

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public, so participants are urged to grab a blanket, get comfortable and enjoy live music and activities on the lawn of Schenley Plaza. 

The free music at Schenley Plaza continues throughout the summer with WYEP's Final Fridays! This year's Final Fridays feature:  

July 26
 Brett Dennen & Band w/ Wake Owl
Aug 30
Bobby Long & Band 
Sept 27
Diego Garcia w/ The Harlan Twins

Bike it, baby! This year our friends at Bike Pgh! will be on-site at all four events with bike valet services!


WYEP's Summer Music Festival and Final Fridays are provided in part by Dollar Bank and Port Authority.


June 8, 2014

Pittsburgh March/Run for Babies

In addition to the traditional walk,  a 5K Run for Babies will kick-off an hour before March for Babies. Both the March for Babies and the Run for Babies will start at Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers and finishing at PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The walk and run will be held rain or shine.

The 3.5 mile walk takes you up General Robinson to Mazeroski Way, into PNC Park and around the warning track. From PNC Park, you head up the City River Walk and across the 16th Street Bridge to the home stretch down Penn Avenue. The route finishes across the Clemente Bridge in front of PNC Park.

June 13, 2014

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Gala

Held once every two years, the gala attracts more than 1,200 of the region's most influential leaders. A strolling party through the Zoo, Gala 2014 is sure to be one of Pittsburgh's best social events of the year. Guests will enjoy spectacular entertainment, food, and drink, along with unforgettable animal experiences.