You're Social Distancing. Now What?

Listening to music isn’t an option for people like you and me. It’s a necessity. Whether our daily lives are routine or, like these days, completely upended, we at WYEP are committed to bringing you music from the artists you love every day. We are determined to deliver music that will bring you comfort, a cathartic singalong, and the chance to discover new songs that excite and energize you. While we might have to get creative, (all of our on-air staff have been trying to find a little nook in their home that can be used as a temporary recording studio) rest assured that we will stretch all of our technology to its limits to ensure that WYEP remains a source for the music and community connection that is so vital to all of our lives.

“We're all in this together,” sings Canadian rocker Sam Roberts in his eponymous 2011 track. “So keep moving, don't stop!”

WYEP is here to keep you moving.

- Mike Sauter, WYEP Station Manager

 


 

Stay connected with music community with our Facebook group called Alone, Together where WYEP fans can come to share music news, both local and national; hear from our DJs, and take some seriously deep dives into our favorite albums and genres. Join us here. 

We are also keeping track of concerts that have been postponed or canceled here.

We've also curated a list below of local organizations putting together virtual activities to help you get through this time of self-isolation.

 


 

National Concerts Streaming Live:

Prince
Check out a vintage concert from Prince in 1982. 

Allman Brothers Band
Check out a vintage concert from the band in 1970.

Sylvan Esso
The duo play a concert from their home.

Rodrigo y Gabriela
Check out the duo's at home concert.

John Fogerty
The legend plays a set from his home.

Rolling Stones
The legendary band is sharing footage from past concerts on their YouTube page.

Hippo Campus
The past Final Friday performer brings you a live session.

The Tallest Man On Earth
The artist performs live sessions on his YouTube page.

Pittsburgh Irish Music Series
Featuring Irish music and musicians to life spirits. 

Ben Gibbard: Live at Home
The Death Cab for Cutie star plays an acoustic set. 

Radiohead
The band is uploading vintage concerts to its YouTube page.  

Jeff Tweedy
The Tweedy Show airs nightly (except Wednesdays) on Instagram Live.

H.E.R.
The R&B performer will host a weekly “Girls With Guitars” performance on Instagram. 

The Lumineers
The Colorado Gives Back concert features The Lumineers along with other all-star performers.

Norah Jones
The artist performs live sessions on her Facebook page.

Todd Snider
The artist performs a weekly Sunday live session.  

Georgia On My Mind
An all-star lineup perform a benefit concert. 

Bob Weir
The artist performs on Facebook every Wednesday. 

Built To Spill
Check out their set from Woods Stage in 2018.

 


 

Podcasts/ Online Entertainment:
90.5 WESA's Pittsburgh Explainer

Every Friday morning, WESA editor Liz Reid and a team of reporters will bring you the biggest news stories of the week in 20 minutes.

Pittsburgh Public Theater PlayTime
The theater company is introducing an online play reading series with Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski

Row House Cinema
Their online cinema is now open, with a portion of sales going to help the theater.

Alone Together Streaming Show
A nightly streaming show bringing the community together. 

Kelly Strayhorn Theater 
Every Tuesday at 12:30pm, KST Executive Director Joseph Hall takes to Instagram Live for conversations with arts leaders in Pittsburgh, across the USA, and internationally. 

Liberty Magic
The groups Liberty Magic @ Home series features live-streamed sessions with world-renowned magicians every Friday beginning April 24 at 7:30 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
The group’s “Extraordinary Measures” series includes weekly Friday concerts and educational offerings.

 


 

Books:
Carnegie Library Streaming Services

Browse through books, magazines, music and scholarly journals with the library's virtual materials. 

Order Books From Independent Shops
Shop at Riverstone Books and Penguin Bookshop

 


 

Food:
Good Food Pittsburgh

Good Food Pittsburgh is working to keep an updated guide with local restaurant delivery/take-out options during the coronavirus pandemic.

Beer To Go
Numerous breweries are offering curbside pickup, including Brew Gentlemen, East End Brewing Company and Eleventh Hour

To-Go Cocktails
Gov. Wolf signed legislation that allows some establishments to sell pre-mixed drinks including Arsenal Cider House, Con Alma, Maggie's Farm Rum and Threadbare.

Farmers Market
Good Food Pittsburgh is working to keep an updated guide with local restaurant delivery/take-out options during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Plant-Based Takeout
Good Food Pittsburgh is working to keep an updated guide with local restaurant delivery/take-out options during the coronavirus pandemic.

 


 

Fitness:
Pittsburgh Parks

Take a walk outside and practice social distancing at the same time at one of Pittsburgh's many parks, including Frick Park, South Side Trail, Highland Park, Riverview Park and more. 

South Hills Power Yoga
The studio is offering downloadable yoga classes and meditations.
 
1.1 Yoga 

This Garfield yoga studio is offering new classes each day on their Vimeo channel for $5/class or $20/month. 

Amazing Yoga
The studio is offering a free 14-day online trial of their classes.

JCC PGH
Their building may be closed but they are offering virtual classes online.

Body Rock
Virtual classes are available. 

Meraki Studios
The studio is offering digital classes in strength and toning. 

Elevate Fusion Fitness
The company is offering classes via Instagram Live. 

Salt Power Yoga
Check out the studio's yoga flow podcast.

 


 

Activities:
Frick Pittsburgh Virtual Tour

Explore virtual tours of the gardens along with looks into special collections. 

Heinz History Center
Enjoy virtual tours of past exhibits and current highlights from the center. 

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
The zoo may be closed, but you can check in on the cheetahs and penguins with the zoo's webcams.

How To Toon
Get your pens and paper out and learn how to draw with Joe Wos.

Meditation
Calm is providing guided meditations and mindful resources. 

Bird Watching
Download the Audubon Bird App

Bike Pittsburgh
Bike Pittsburgh highlights the organizations that are making bikes accessible during this time. 

Revisit Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Full episodes of the Pittsburgh classic are here. 

Start A Garden
Shop at Dormont FloristRoxanne's Dry Flowers, and Soergel Orchards to give your green thumb a go. 

Carnegie Science Center
Follow the science center on social for "Three Things," a daily round-up of activities for all ages. 

Carnegie Museum of Art
Take a virtual tour of their exhibits. 

Contemporary Craft
Many exhibits are available online.

August Wilson African American Cultural Center
Watch virtual tours online. 

Carnegie Museum of Natural History
"Museum From Home"

Andy Warhol Museum
"Learn/Read/Watch" 

National Aviary
Watch the Peregrine Falcon cam, partake in educational activities about the birds at the facility and have fun with some CyBIRD learning

Public Art In Pittsburgh
The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council offers downloadable walking tours of public art throughout the city. 

 


 

Social-Distancing Parties:
funk|BALLOON
funk|BALLOON specializes in custom balloon art installations that are works of art.

Wacky Jack's
The entertainer offers singing telegrams, which can be delivered in person, by phone or over email. 

Pittsburgh Yard Greetings
Get a personalized sign to celebrate your big day.

 


 

How To Help

Food Donations
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank 

Learn how to donate and volunteer.

412 Food Rescue
Learn about volunteer opportunities.

Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation
The organization is making care packages and delivering goods to LGBTQ+ folks in need.

Financial
United Way

Donate to the COVID-19 community response and recovery fund.

Bloomfield Garfield Corporation
A fund to help individuals & families facing hardship.

Support
I Made It! Market

Learn about local crafters that are providing masks.

PGH Artists Emergency Fund
Assisting local artists who have lost their main source of income.

Western PA Diaper Bank
Help with diaper distribution in PA.

Meal on Wheels
South West Meals on Wheels needs more volunteers to deliver meals. 

Presbyterian SeniorCare Network
Send a note or card that will be shared with residents.

Humane Animal Rescue
Support our furry friends with your donation.

 


 

And if you just can't quit the news right now, you can continue to follow the COVID-19 live blog from our sister station, 90.5 WESA.

We know this is an uncertain time, take care, and we'll look forward to gathering together in celebration once it's safe for our community.