— Pittsburgh May Day Brass BBQ
Balkan Brass, Cumbia,
Hip-Hop, Big Bands &
“You’re part of something bigger, something magical. You’re part of something where everyone values you for who you are. And in that moment, you can totally let loose and be free.”
Pittsburgh City Paper
Pittonkatonk is more than just the annual picnic; it also does educational outreach year-round in the Sto-Rox school district and elsewhere. But the picnic is its keynote event, last year drawing a crowd estimated at about 3,000.
WESA 90.5 FM
The focus of Pittonkatonk is on community. It’s about bringing together people who might otherwise never convene, and blurring the line between performer and spectator.
Pittsburgh City Paper
Authentic and grassroots, Pittonkatonk erases boundaries between performers and attendees, which means there are no stages, green rooms, tickets or corporate sponsors. Sounds representing West Africa, Chicago, Providence and more will fill the pavilion and spill into the park actively engaging listeners in live performance. It’s uplifting to see, hear, and be a part of.
PITTONKATONK 2020 is coming!
TIME: PITTONKATONK KICKS OFF AT 1pm
DATE : SATURDAY MAY 6, 2017
WHERE: VIETNAM VETERANS PAVILION (Schenley Park)
What Cheer? Brigade is a brass band with approximately 18 active members from Providence, Rhode Island. They perform using exclusively brass instruments, saxophones, and drums in a variety of world styles, such as Indian Bollywood music, Balkan brass, klezmer, as well as American styles.
Džambo Aguševi Orchestra is a brass band from Macedonia virtuously performing a music that might be defined as fusion of traditional Balkan, Gypsy and Turkish music influenced by swing, jazz and pop and film music, today considered as one of top Balkan brass bands.
come visit & participate in the activist greenhouse.
Pittonkatonk is commissioning new music about justice to world premiere on May 11, 2019, featuring collaborations with:
May Day Marching Band & Casa San Jose SOY
Immigration & Equality
Afro Yaqui Music Collective & 1Hood & Sio-Rox Marching Band
Lemon Bucket Orkestra and Sto Rox Marching Band