Pittsburgh May Day Brass BBQ 

 

PITTON
KA
TONK

 

SATURDAY MAY 16, 2020

VIETNAM VETERANS PAVILION
PITTSBURGH, PA

 

Pittonkatonk is music without boundaries. Since 2014, Pittonkatonk is music in public spaces that belong to everyone, with no stage, no doors, and no right way to express yourself.

Balkan Brass, Cumbia,
Hip-Hop, Big Bands &
Social Justice.

A one of a kind musical festival, free and open to all, connecting the dots between community, organizers, and euphoric musical experiences.

REVIEWS

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.

Bill O’Discoll
WESA 90.5 FM

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.

Jennifer Baron
NEXT Pittsburgh

“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.”

Meg Fair
Pittsburgh City Paper

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.

Caralyn Green
Pittsburgh City Paper

PITTONKATONK 2020 is coming!

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TIME: PITTONKATONK KICKS OFF AT 1pm

DATE : SATURDAY MAY 16, 2020

WHERE:  VIETNAM VETERANS PAVILION (Schenley Park)

The bands!

 

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come visit & participate in the activist greenhouse.

A community resource tent of Social and Environmental Justice Organizations. Presented in collaboration with New Sun Rising

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

Focusing on
Immigration & Equality

Afro Yaqui Music Collective & 1Hood & Sio-Rox Marching Band

Focusing on
Water Quality

Lemon Bucket Orkestra and Sto Rox Marching Band

Focusing on
Cultural Exchange

Hugo Cruz and Caminos

Collaboration with Cuba percussionist and African American Music Institute

But, What is Pittonkatonk?

Education

Through educational programming and community events, Pittonkatonk encourages social engagement between musicians, audiences, and community members, in ways that blur the lines between performer and spectator. We focus on supporting music education in Pittsburgh area high schools.

Event

The annual Pittonkatonk May Day BBQ is a volunteer-supported celebration attended by more than 3,500 people. On a Saturday in May, [the Pittsburgh community] gathers at the Schenley Park Veterans Pavilion to hear performances from local, national and international activist bands, and interact with social and environmental justice organizations.

Activism

This year, three Pittsburgh artists will write new songs in collaboration with social justice organizers, The Social Impact Experience. The project encourages artists to form deep working relationships with environmental and social justice organizations that work to get their message out in creative ways.

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