- Photo: Chris Uhren
- Wilkins Block Party 2018 - Zaneta Grant
On April 30, WYEP turns 45, and the Afternoon Mix is spinning all 45s for the occasion.
On May 1, National Concert Week returns for the fifth year. The list of participating Live Nation Pittsburgh shows was supposed to remain secret until tickets go on sale May 1 at noon, but Live Nation surprised people by releasing the acts early.
Here’s your first look at all of our shows participating in National Concert Week 👀‼️🎤— Live Nation Pgh (@livenationpgh) April 29, 2019
Some ticket allotments are limited so head to https://t.co/DtvBhhXKwn right at NOON on Wednesday to snag the hottest ticket deal of the year 🎫🎶 pic.twitter.com/6Qpmb5Dl7k
This weekend was a big one for music and art fans in Pittsburgh.
Art All Night, in its 22nd year, featured more than 20 hours of interactive art, family-friendly activities, live entertainment, and a video lounge in the Strip District.
The fourth annual August Wilson Birthday Block Party saw a record number of attendees, and a $1 million donation from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to restore Wilson's childhood home was announced during the event.
Hundreds of people celebrated August Wilson's birthday along Bedford Avenue during the 4th annual block party on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at in the Hill District. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette) pic.twitter.com/b9Px1loAds— Steph Chambers (@StephChambers76) April 27, 2019
In The Hills by the house of praised African American playwright, August Wilson for his annual block party birthday celebration🍾! Wilson wrote most of his plays in this house, and it was… https://t.co/8BcrIGhVDU— Alexis Peskine (@AlexisPeskine) April 27, 2019
Lots of fun this afternoon in the Hill District! The annual August Wilson Block Party is in full swing.— City of Pittsburgh (@CityPGH) April 27, 2019
This fantastic community event brings together the entire neighborhood to celebrate the life legacy and future of the #Pittsburgh playwright. pic.twitter.com/IQ7b57d8X6
Great turnout for annual August Wilson House Block Party, birthday celebration for great American playwright. Beautiful day in Hill District where so many of his plays were set pic.twitter.com/gHVDlGqsAw— Bill Flanagan (@BillFlanagan) April 27, 2019
Meanwhile, Wilkins Block Party in Schenley Park boasted a multi-genre musical lineup, food trucks, and more.
Wilkins Block Party is back again! Enjoy a day of festivities and performances from local talent including @B_Chantele who will be performing at 6 PM. #brittneychantele #blockparty #pittsburgh #1Hood pic.twitter.com/jeXpQW0hBE— 1Hood (@1hood) April 27, 2019
It's a beautiful Saturday in our fair city and we are out slinging the global street foods to the masses. Today the bus is headed to the Wilkins Block Party in Schenley Park at the… https://t.co/a9G9lksUSb— Blue Sparrow (@bluesparrowpgh) April 27, 2019
People of the burgh... yes this Saturday is chock full of things.. Art All Night: Pittsburgh and Wilkins BLOCK PARTY... both on the same day... but take out a few hours from the evening and check out some old... https://t.co/Y9ZLgm93tl— Jo Coll (@JoColl2) April 24, 2019
Also on Saturday, Clara Kent performed a Sofar Sounds secret show with Osama Alomar and Corrine Jasmin. The next mystery Sofar Sounds Pittsburgh show is May 18.
@IamClaraKent is performing a secret show for @sofarsounds / @SofarPittsburgh tomorrow evening 🌻— TRIBE ETERNAL (@TribeEternalMG) April 27, 2019
Go to https://t.co/TwgCn4KSSG to see if there’s tickets available 🎫‼️
These fill up fast 💨 pic.twitter.com/WaXwb78sOV
Friday night, Wicked Pittsburgh celebrated its two year anniversary with a music/art collab event at Gooskis.
Pull up to Gooski’s early. I’m performing a new song tonight pic.twitter.com/eaZWvujFPc— Thank You (@_jordyofficial) April 27, 2019
Congratulations to all the successful shows/parties that went down this weekend. What a way to kick off the outdoor event season in Pittsburgh!