Pittonkatonk May Day Picnic

EVENT: PITTONKATONK MAYDAY BRASS BBQ & POTLUCK
Date: Saturday May 11, 2019
Location: Vietnam Veteran’s Pavilion in Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA
Time: 1pm - 11pm
Ticket Price: No admission fee
Website: http://pittonkatonk.org
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/363973297763961/?notif_t=plan_user_associated&notif_id=1551748338261850
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The Brass BBQ is Saturday May 11th! The lineup includes:

What Cheer Brigade (Providence, RI)
Dzambo Agusevi Orchestra (Macedonia)
Afro Yaqui Collective (Pittsburgh, PA)
Los Mirlos (LIma, Peru)
La Misa Negra (Oakland, CA)
Detroit Party Marching Band (Detroit, MI)
Rebel Diaz (NYC)
1Hood (PIttsburgh, PA)
Timbeleza (Pittsburgh, PA)
May Day Marching Band (Pittsburgh, PA)
Big Blitz (Pittsburgh, PA)
Lemon Bucket Orchestra (Toronto, Canada))
Rumbon de la Calle (Pittsburgh, PA)
Colonel Eagleburger’s Highstepping Goodtime Band (Pittsburgh, PA)
Sto Rox Marching Band (Pittsburgh, PA)
Hugo Cruz Project (Cuba)
Bombici (Pittsburgh, PA)

• FREE AND OPEN TO ALL MAY DAY BRASS FESTIVAL BBQ at the VIETNAM VETERANS PAVILION in SCHENLEY PARK.
• Pittonkatonk 2018 had over 220 participating musicians & a crowd of over 5000 people.

What is PITTONKATONK?
Pittonkatonk is a music
Pittonkatonk is a space of engagement.
Pittonkatonk is collaboration.
Pittonkatonk is political action.

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. There is no admission fee, no corporate sponsors, and nothing is for sale. It is a potluck event where people bring food, drink, music, dancing, and the desire to come together to celebrate what music and community really can be. We connect people with national and local musicians, activists, and educators in order to empower them to use their love of music to engage the world around them. Our mission is to promote music performance as a means of achieving positive personal, social, and political outcomes. To achieve this we create events that engender purposeful music making on a communal level, blurring the lines between performer and spectator, entertainment and activism. We work with adults and teens from Pittsburgh to create public performance opportunities designed to give a voice vulnerable people in our city. Our goal is create a musical space for everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, class, or religion. Pittonkatonk brings together bands ranging from Balkan brass to activist marching bands, global hip hop, Cumbia, samba, and New Orleans swing. How about a house show for the whole city? How about a family reunion with 3000 people you’ve never met? How about a neighborhood party with 90 neighborhoods? That’s what we’re about. Pittonkatonk works because we make a call to action and, for the past five years, the community has answered. This year, we want to join forces with you again to make our city more inclusive, progressive, and welcoming.