Carnegie Mellon University
May 07, 2016


Pittonkatonk Now in its third year, Pittonkatonk is a free, outdoor, family friendly community celebration of brass music that features both local and touring musicians. Held at the Schenley Park Vietnam Veterans Pavilion, Pittonkatonk blurs the lines between music festival and family reunion. There’s no formal stage, no ticket prices, and no vending. Instead, bands play in the crowd with little to no amplification. The community creates a potluck table of food donations for refreshment, and folks of all ages can be seen dancing together. This day-long event features all styles of brass music including Balkan, New Orleans Jazz, Symphonic, and street/protest/punk bands. Its success is due to a large outpouring of support at all levels, from individual donations to community partnerships. Attendance has grown exponentially each year, with more and more people contributing what they can in order to make Pittonkatonk a highly anticipated event.

May 7th
Schenley Park Vietnam Veterans Pavilion
Starting around 1PM until 10PM

2016 Bands:

  • What Cheer? Brigade (RI)
  • Detroit Party Marching Band (MI)
  • Raya Brass Band (NY)
  • West Philly Orchestra (PA)
  • Enviromental Encroachment (IL)
  • Detroit Pleasure Society (MI)

From Pittsburgh

  • May Day Marching
  • UPREP High School Band
  • Col Eagleburger
  • Timbeleza,
  • Slide Worldwide
  • OPEK
  • the May Day Choir  

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