Pittonkatonk promotes social justice through music, performance, and education.
Pittonkatonk is music.
Pittonkatonk is engagement.
Pittonkatonk is collaboration.
Pittonkatonk is a political action.
Through educational programming and community events, Pittonkatonk encourages musicians, audiences, and community members to engage on a social level blurring the lines between performer and spectator. We focus our efforts towards supporting music education in local high schools around the Pittsburgh Area.
The May Day Brass BBQ, an annual volunteer-supported event attended by more than 3,500 people each year. Pittonkatonk May Day celebration is an annual community event held in Schenley Park featuring social and environmental justice organizations, local, national and international activist bands.
The event is a potluck style community event that encourages supporters to bring food to share. This event can’t happen without your support.
Pittonkatonk will launch a new program, The Social Impact Experience partnering musicians with social justice organizations working on issues ranging from clean air, clean water, immigration, displacement, and social justice. New collaborative works will premiere at the 2019 Pittonkatonk May Day Picnic on May 11.
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UPCOMING RELATED PROGRAMMING
Pittonkatonk Benefit in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Music Dept.
$5-15 suggested donation
West Philadelphia Orchestra
Pandemic Pete playing balkan music
Here is our 2018 T Shirt design. They will be available at the May 5th Picnic.
SUPPORT FOR PITTONKATONK
The Heinz Endowments
The Opportunity Fund
New Sun Rising
individual sponsors and supporters