July 10, 2013

Beats-n-Eats Midday Dance Party

Meet up with Penn Avenue creatives for the second installment of KST's midday dance party series at Quiet Storm. Beats-N-Eats includes special lunch and drink menus, a house DJ and yes, dancing! Take a break, grab some food, and bust a move with Kelly Strayhorn Theater, recently voted "Best Dancers in Arts Management," by an office poll. 

There's no cover charge, just come and eat, and enjoy the beat. 

Beats-N-Eats will be held the second Wednesday of each month throughout the summer. 

Part of East Liberty Live!

July 10, 2013

Solar Concert Series - AppalAsia

AppalAsia combines influences of Appalachian and Asian music traditions with original composition and inspired improvisation to create their unique musical voice. Using erhu, dulcimer, banjo, and vocals, they create a cross-cultural musical experience that draws on a collaboration of traditions with an ear toward the future.

July 11, 2013


w/Andrew McMahon and Allen Stone

July 11, 2013

Bear Hands

July 11, 2013 to July 13, 2013

Whiskey Rebellion Festival

The Whiskey Rebellion Festival celebrates the heritage and unique character of the region by focusing on the historical significance of the Whisky Rebellion. The history of the rebellion is unique to western Pennsylvania and primarily Washington County. Community focused entertainment and family activities create a festival that pays tribute to the past, celebrates the present, and looks toward the future.

Opening Day Performance:
Concert Under the Stars by the Washington Symphony Orchestra, 8-9:30 p.m.
Friday Performance:
The Billy Price Band, 9 p.m.
Saturday Performance:
The Weedrags, 7:35 pm, The Steeldrivers 9 p.m.

July 11, 2013

Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society - Harlem Quartet

PCMS presents "Take the A Train," a jazz performance featuring the musical stylings of Billy Strayhorn, Wynton Marsalis, Chick Corea, and Walter Piston. 

The $20 ticket price includes complimentary food and drink, offered during a pre-concert mixer at 6:30pm catered by Bar Marco.  

July 12, 2013

The Billy Price Band @ Whiskey Rebellion Festival

In addition to performing popular songs from Price's years with Buchanan and the Keystone Rhythm Band, the Billy Price Band features new interpretations of blues, R & B, and soul classics.

July 13, 2013

Belle & Sebastian

with Special Guest - Yo La Tengo

Tickets on sale February 23 at 10:00am

July 13, 2013

Stephen Foster Music & Heritage Festival

In celebration of the life and works of Lawrenceville native and world famous American Composer Stephen C. Foster, a day of music and entertainment on the grounds of the beautiful Allegheny Cemetery where Foster is laid to rest. 

4 Live Bands playing Foster Era Favorites
Civil War Reenactors
Guided Trolley Tours of Allegheny County 
Horse & Wagon Rides
Appalachian Longhunter (Native American) Reenactors
Food Vendors

July 13, 2013

California Markets - July 13th

Calling all Barbequing masters, novices, and start-up businesses to sign-up for the Tom Friday’s BBQ Cook-off!  We’re also looking for Home Brewers who want to pair off their concoctions best suited for BBQ to partake in a Brew-Off!   This event is open to the public to apply and space is limited- so first come, first served.  There is no fee to enter in to the contest.  Tom Friday is our honorary judge for “Best BBQ” and votes will be taken from the crowd to award for “Best of Cook-Off” & “Best of Brew-Off”.  Prizes TBA.

So come by for the best BBQ & brew Brighton Heights can offer alongside other local food, drink, art, crafts, and community groups vending at our open air market on California Ave.


My November Guest Books
Bags by Suz
Wild Kettle Korn
Style Truck
Highway Robbery Vintage
Sparkling Path
Pittsburgh Aquaponics
Clyde the Artist
Tell Artie
Riverbirch Naturals
Steer & Wheel Food Truck
Jewelry by Iris
Sue Maloney House Art
Sentimental by Nature
Kiara Sausedo Studio
Michelle Olson Home Decor
Mike Monahan Art

Visit the BBQ & Brew Form page for more sign-up information.


July 13, 2013

The Weedrags @ Whiskey Rebellion Festival

Inspired by their Washington County roots, The Weedrags write and perform songs that resonate deeply with the hardworking men and women of southwestern Pennsylvania, from the coal mines and the patch towns, to the factories and the farms.

July 13, 2013

The SteelDrivers Band @ Whiskey Rebellion Festival

The Grammy nominated SteelDrivers’ brand of bluegrass – intense, dark, poetic, and inescapably human – is a refreshing reminder of the timeless power of stringband music.

July 14, 2013

Buckwheat Zydeco

July 14, 2013

Allegheny County Summer Concert Series, Great Big Sea


Each summer, Allegheny County hosts a series of free summer concerts at various parks and other locations around the Pittsburgh area. All performances in the Allegheny County Summer Concert Series are free and open to the public. On July 14, Great Big Sea (Celtic Folk Rock) will perform live. 


July 15, 2013

Toro y Moi

July 15, 2013

Dos Equis Singer Songwriter Competition, New Amsterdam

WYEP, Dos Equis and local distributor Wilson-McGinley present a local singer/songwriter showcase at local bars throughout Lawrenceville. 

Interested performers can register at

A panel of judges will award a winner for each of the first four events who will move on to the final competition, which will be held August 26th at the Moose Lodge on 51st Street in Lawrenceville. 

Prizes will be provided by Wilson McGinley and will be awarded to winners of the final competition on August 26th, 2013. 

Prizes include: 
   1st place - $500 cash + $200 gift card to Backstage Guitars, 4123 Butler St. + Studio time to record 3 songs provided by Parker Street Studio
   2nd place - $250 cash + $150 gift card to Backstage Guitars + Studio time to record 2 songs provided by Parker Street Studio 
   3rd place - $100 cash + $100 gift card to Backstage Guitars + Studio time to record 1 song provided by Parker Street Studio 

July 16, 2013

Doug Deming & Dennis Gruenling with the Jewel Tones

July 17, 2013

Solar Concert Series - The Wreckids

The husband and wife acoustic duo of Sarah Siplak and Scott Roger Peterson, Pittsburgh-based The Wreckids combine acoustic guitar, viola, vocals, and a host of additional instruments to create an easy-going, lively and contemporary folk sound. Equal parts comical and thoughtful, the duo pairs whimsical lyrics with beautiful lilting harmonies. Anyone who's attended a Wreckids’ show will tell you they're as much about what happens between the songs as the tunes themselves, as Scott and Sarah enjoy telling corny jokes and playfully ribbing each other Sonny and Cher style.

July 18, 2013

The Sidewalk String Band

The Shady Side Academy and The Hillman Center for Performing Arts presents Notes From the Playground, an outdoor three-part, summer concert series. 

The Sidewalk String Band will perform in July. Be sure to pack a picnic and bring your family to the Shady Side Academy Junior School playground for a free, outdoor concert. Rain or shine! 

July 18, 2013

Fun. & Tegan and Sara

Appearing together at Stage AE.

July 18, 2013

Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society - Brooklyn Rider

PCMS presents "A Walking Fire- Musical Excursions to Clejani, Budapest, and Esfahan," a variety of new, classical and traditional musical styles from Romania, Budapest, Hungary, and Persia.

The $20 ticket price includes complimentary food and drink, offered during a pre-concert mixer at 6:30pm catered by Bar Marco. 

July 18, 2013 to July 27, 2013

Pittsburgh Pride Theater Festival

The Pittsburgh Pride Theater Festival runs from July 18 to July 27 at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company in the Cultural District, 937 Liberty Ave., 3rd floor. The Festival is a showcase of one-act plays on lesbian-gay-bisexual-trans themes, written by local playwrights. Show times are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00 and Saturday matinees as 4:00. 

The Plays are:

Is that a Gun in Your Pocket... by Carol Mullen, directed by Monteze Freeland

A down-on-his-luck entrepreneur runs afoul of a loan shark and the sexy hit man sent to collect on a debt.

The Session by Wali Jamal, directed by Kim El

Marital woes drive a wacky lesbian couple to couple’s counseling.

Sibling Rivalry by Kathryn Miller Haines, directed by Kaitlin Mausser

A daughter desperate for her mother's affection will do anything to get her attention, even if it means coming out of the closet.

Defense of Marriage by Jeff Cordell, directed by Melissa Hill Grande

A gay couple comically gropes toward a decision on a more committed life together - will it clean up some misunderstandings or be a drag?

July 19, 2013

The Clarks

w/Bill Deasy

July 19, 2013 to July 21, 2013

Pittsburgh Blues Festival - Friday, 7/19

 The Pittsburgh Blues Festival is Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank's largest annual event, raising more than $1.7 million to fight hunger over its seventeen years. The Festival takes place each year in July at Hartwood Acres. Entertainment includes a full line-up of national and local blues music; food and merchandise vendors; and a KidZone with arts and crafts, blues for kids, games and healthy snacks.

Friday, July 19th- Big Sam's Funky Nation, The Slide Brothers, plus several local bands...TBA! 

Guests who bring a bag of non-perishable food donation items will receive FREE ADMISSION to this event! 

July 19, 2013 to July 21, 2013

Allegheny County Summer Concert Series, Pittsburgh Blues Festival


Each summer, Allegheny County hosts a series of free summer concerts at various parks and other locations around the Pittsburgh area. All performances in the Allegheny County Summer Concert Series are free and open to the public. Allegheny County presents the annual Pittsburgh Blues Festival on July 19-21.