Pittonkatonk promotes social and environmental justice through music, culture, and education. 

Pittonkatonk established itself as a free community event in 2014 by inviting local and national community brass bands, world music performers, and activists to convene in a May Day celebration.  Pittonkatonk is a grass-roots, volunteer-run social and environmental justice organization that promotes creativity and critical thought by way of music making and participatory events in and around the Pittsburgh Area.

The annual Brass BBQ held in early May at the Vietnam Veterans Pavilion in Schenley Park. Pittonkatonk encourages participants to engage in making the event happen through..

Bringing shared food dishes

Volunteering to run the event

Hosting traveling musicians,

Promoting the event,

Donating

 

 

 

MAY 11 2019

SAVE THE DATE!!!

Coming soon!

            Date: Saturday May 5, 2018 Location: Vietnam Veteran’s Pavilion in Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA Time: 1pm – 11pm Ticket Price:  No admission fee The Brass BBQ is Saturday May 5th! The tentative lineup includes: event link     Performers (subject to change)  (new to the lineup * new national/international***)

What Cheer Brigade (Providence)

Detroit Party Marching Band (Detroit)

Afro Yaqui Music Collective (Pgh)

Keleta and Super Yamba Band (West Africa/NYC)***

Mdou Moctar (Niger)***

Gaiteros De Sanguashington (Washington DC)***

1Hood (Pittsburgh)*

Coro Latinoamericano (Pittsburgh)***

Esso Afrojam Funkbeat (Chicago)***

Timbeleza (pgh)

Bitch Thunder (Toledo, OH)

Col Eagleburger (PGH)

May Day Marching Band (Pgh)

Rumbon de la Calle (Pgh)*

Sto-Rox Marching Band

Big Blitz (Pittsburgh PA)*

Bombici (Pittsburgh, PA)

plus community partners Latin American Cultural Union 1Hood New Sun Rising Oakland Planning and Development Corp      

 

 

 

 

Date: Saturday May 6, 2017

Location: Vietnam Veteran’s Pavilion in Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA

Time: 1pm – 11pm

Ticket Price:  No admission fee

The Brass BBQ is Saturday May 6th! The tentative lineup includes:

What Cheer Brigade (Providence, RI)

Afro Yaqui (Pittsburgh, PA)

Black Bear Combo (Chicago, IL)

La Misa Negra (Oakland, CA)

Detroit Party Marching Band (Detroit, MI)

Lowdown Brass Band (Chicago, IL)

Extraordinary Rendition Band (Providence, RI)

Timbeleza (Pittsburgh, PA)

May Day Marching Band (Pittsburgh, PA)

May Day Choir (Pittsburgh, PA)

Detroit Pleasure Society (Detroit, MI)

Drum Lines and Hard Rhymes (Pittsburgh, PA)

PITTONKATONK 2017 WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY MAY 6, 2017

AT VIETNAM VETERANS PAVILION IN SCHENLY PARK

2pm-10pm

BANDS TBA IN FEBRUARY 2017

CHECK BACK FOR DETAILS

THIS YEAR’S LINEUP INCLUDES

* What Cheer? Brigade (RI) *

* West Philly Orchestra (PA) *

* Raya Brass Band (NY) *

* Environmental Encroachment (IL) *

* May Day Marching Band (PGH) *

* The May Day Choir (PGH) *

* Uprep High School Band (PGH) *

* Detroit Party Marching Band (MI) * 

* Col Eagleburgers Goodtime Highstepping (PGH) * 

* Detroit Pleasure Society (MI) *

* Timbeleza (PGH) *

* Slide Worldwide (PGH) *

* and more tba * 

RSVP FACEBOOK PAGE

DONATE FUNDS to INDIEGOGO

What Cheer Brigade

Lung Face Feet

Black Bear Combo

Detroit Party marching Band

C Street Brass

Timbeleza

May Day Marching Band

 

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TIME: PITTONKATONK KICKS OFF AT 1pm

DATE : SATURDAY MAY 6, 2017

WHERE:  VIETNAM VETERANS PAVILION (Schenley Park)

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