Wilkinsburg Borough Parks and Recreation Committee Announces 2009 Summer Series Concerts


Wilkinsburg Borough Parks and Recreation Committee announces its schedule of concerts for the 2009 Summer Series, Art in the Park (formerly Jazz in the Park).  This is the 6th year for the concert series which has become a favorite of residents throughout Wilkinsburg neighborhoods and we are looking to expand to include more local talent by opening up two nights to local talent.


Not only the are we including some pretty impressive bands, but there will also be inviting local talent to take part in talent shows on 2 dates.  The winners of the talent shows will be included in the annual Wilkinsburg Idol Show during Wilkinsburg Community Day on August 22nd.  We are putting out a call for singers, dancers and spoken word artists to take part in the Talent shows on June 30th and July 28th.


The Concert Series begins on Tuesday, June 9th with one of Wilkinsburg’s beloved music teachers, Andy Yalch, music teacher at Turner Elementary and 2 other musicians, Bobby Short and Dr. James Alston, Music Curriculum Supervisor for Pittsburgh Public Schools. 


Rodney McCoy on June 16th 
Flow Band on June 23rd 
Talent Show/Poetry Slam/DJ on June 30th 
New Show Band on  July 7th 
Toni Campbell on July 14th 
Gerald Haymon on July 21st 
Talent Show /Poetry Slam/DJ on July 28th 
Smooth Groove TBD
New Show Band featuring Marvin on August 18th

Wilkinsburg Idol Talent Show on Saturday, August 22nd


All concerts (with the exception of Wilkinsburg Idol on August 22nd) are held on the lawn of the Parklet on Penn Avenue (between H & R Block and 745 Penn Avenue).  Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. and are free to the public.  Families are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy an evening of music.  For more information, please visit Wilkinsburg Borough’s website at www.wilkinsburgpa.gov. 


ART in the PARK

Parklet on Penn Avenue

Every Tuesday at 7:00 pm

June – August


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