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Pittonkatonk Brass BBQ & Festival
May 2, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Pittonkatonk is an all-ages, community-supported brass music festival and picnic where audiences and performers break down the traditional barriers between stage and dance floor. Now in its second year, Pittonkatonk uses the unifying medium of brass music to bring together diverse communities, from high school marching bands to traditional Balkan brass bands and hip hop/jazz ensembles.
This year’s festival will bring in famed national acts including What Cheer? Brigade (Providence), Pitchblak Brass Band (New York City), Black Bear Combo (Chicago) and Detroit Party Marching Band (Detroit); local acts Beauty Slap, May Day Marching Band, Col. Eagleburger’s Goodtime Highstepping Band, and Slide Worldwide Brass Band; as well as collaborative performances with local high school marching bands including University Prep (Hill District). The festival will also include a giant community barbecue and and family-friendly activities courtesy of Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s Makeshop, and other local community organizations.