Weather Permitting

Fun For All Ages

Events

MAY/JUNE

 

SUNDAY, Aug 9

5PM – 9PM / Kids Free / Adults $10

Gramps The Vamp/Delicious Pastries/Jody Perogi

 

  • Gyro’s Nat
  • Burgh Bites Truck
  • Pop Stop

 

 

SUNDAY, Aug 16

5PM – 9PM / Kids Free / Adults $10

Wreckids/Byron Nash & Plan B/Danny Braumbaugh’s Psychic Beat

 

  • Berlin Street Foods
  • Pgh Street Foods
  • Leona’s Ice Cream Sandwiches

 

  • Rock Bottom

SUNDAY, Aug 23

5PM – 9PM / Kids Free / Adults $10

The Armadillos/The Unknown String Band/Molly Alphabet

 

  • Oh My Grill
  • Mac and Gold
  • Rolling Cones

 

  • Rock Bottom

SUNDAY, Aug 30

5PM – 9PM / Kids Free / Adults $10

Red Western / Lone Wolf Club

  • Berlin Street Foods
  • Brassero Grill
  • Pop Stop

 

  • Rock Bottom

SUNDAY, Sept 6

5PM – 9PM / Kids Free / Adults $10

Beagle Brothers/Working Breed/Mathew Tembo & The Afro Routes

  • Mac and Gold
  • Berlin Street Foods
  • Pop Stop
  • Rock Botom

Special Thanks

 

 

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About

The Story

Now in its third year, Weather Permitting is a promotional outdoor weekly concert series held at the Shadyside Nursery. Each Sunday, the nursery transforms into a vibrant event space that features bands, beer from local breweries, food trucks and a farmer’s marketplace. We also have been known to have squirt gun battles and hula-hoop fun for kids of all ages. More than just an event, this collaboration of local folks was built with the intention of supporting and promoting small businesses. With a permit that allows for expansion, this year Weather Permitting is growing and able to offer additional space for local farm stands and other vendors to promote and sell their goods on site. Last year, our events averaged 150-200 people, and our social media outreach efforts were seen weekly by at least 3,000 local Pittsburgh folks. We maintained a solid social media campaign throughout the summer and we were featured in the Pittsburgh City Paper. The Weather Permitting team also collaborated on some other events, including the first annual Pittsburgh Abides (a Lebowski fest), ensuring that the Weather Permitting name was always plastered on posters all over town. Full of gratitude for a successful first two years, we promise that the 2015 season will be even better. We are currently looking for local green businesses that want to advertise with us on flyers, social media and on our website. While the event itself is the cornerstone of Weather Permitting, the intent is to provide small, local businesses with the opportunity to reach our network of attendees and supporters. If interested, please contact us at wepermitpgh@gmail.com for more information.

The Venue

Since April 2011, brothers Bill Brittain and Mike Georges have worked hard to provide the Shadyside community with quality plants, gardening supplies and landscaping services. The nursery has evolved into a multi-use green space that houses two additional small, local businesses: Shadyside Worms and BeeBoy hives & honey. Proud to play hosts to this weekly event, Bill and Mike are responsible for transforming the nursery space into an outdoor event space (and then back again) each week. On Sundays, you can find them instigating squirt gun battles and showing off their hula-hooping skills.  The Shadyside Nursery is open daily from 11am – 7pm for all your gardening and landscaping needs.

 

Pandemic

Promoter / Founder

Since 2005, Pandemic has been exposing the citizens of Pittsburgh to the best in global sounds, including gypsy brass, cumbia, chalga, bollywood, dancehall, bhangra, Arabic hip hop, afrobeats, African hip hop and Brazilian bass. Think a hybrid of traditional folk music and contemporary dance music from around the world. His DJ sets are borderless, combining cutting edge dance music from remote regions of the world with traditional folk music reenergizing cultural identities. Pandemic has performed at just about every type of venue and party imaginable, from the Three Rivers Arts Festival and the Carnegie International, to warehouses and bowling alleys. Regardless if you know him as Pandemic, or just as Pete, he is responsible for booking bands, food trucks, social media and event promotion. On Sundays, he functions as the event’s manager/ director. You can find him handling the sound, putting out proverbial fires and milling through the crowd with his daughter on his shoulders.

Sophi Spynda

Coordinator of Children’s Activities

Sophi personally selects (and tests) all squirt guns, bubble wands and other fun toys available to play with during events. Thanks to her, freeze pops are frequently added to the shopping cart. On Sundays, she can be found bossing Bill around, crossing things off of the to-do list on her clipboard, or dancing near the front of the stage. An avid hula hooper since the age of 4, she is ready to challenge this year’s attendees to a hooping competition.

Stephanie Brea

Organizer

Writer, copy-editrix, and surrogate mother to the Weather Permitting group, Stephanie is also responsible for logistics and organization. She makes sure that the bathrooms are stocked with toilet paper, lost children find their parents, and that the first aid kit has band-aids. She has been known to bring birthday cake and is always on board for end-of-the-night sparklers.On Sundays, she will greet you at the entrance, collect your admission and make sure you get IDed and wristbanded. She’s pretty good at answering questions, and she is an experienced hula-hoop competition emcee

Tommy Bones Werner

Chief Entrance Officer

Just call him the Chief Entrance Officer or Head of the Visitor Services Department, because Tommy Bones Werner is one of the first faces you will see when you arrive at Weather Permitting. While he’s not allowed to handle money, he is responsible for wristbands and witty banter. Capable of charming yinzers ranging from 9 months to 99 years old, Tommy is also well versed in cornhole, small talk and drinking beer. He practiced fine art of wristbanding by watching YouTube tutorials and promises to never catch your arm hair. His goal for this season is to be declared Pittsburgh's best doorperson in the City Paper's Best of Pittsburgh issue.

On Sundays, he can be found at the door (obviously).

WANNA SPONSOR?

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Package 1 – $200

  • Logo included on signage in venue
  • Web banner ad on Weather Permitting site for 1 month
  • Opportunity to sample/sell product at 2 of the events

Package 2 – $400

  • Company name/logo listed on wristbands for the season
  • Logo included on signage inside the venue for all remaining events
  • Sponsorship listing of logo on all distributed promotional materials (posters and post cards)
  • Opportunity to sample/sell product at 4 of the events
  • Directory listing on Weather Permitting site – includes link to your site
  • 10 complimentary FB Posts & Tweets throughout the season

Package 3 – $500

  • Band is presented by your company for one event (announced as such & denoted on promotional materials and all advertisements)
  • Logo included on signage inside the venue for all remaining events
  • Sponsorship listing of logo on all distributed promotional materials (posters and post cards)
  • Opportunity to sample/sell product at 5 of the events
  • Directory listing on Weather Permitting site – includes link to your site, a description of your offerings (50 words or less), photo of your products, and dates of events that you will be vending
  • 10 complimentary FB Posts & Tweets throughout the season
  • Interview

Package 4 – $2,000

  • Title Sponsorship – Title Sponsorship For The Entire Season Of Event
  • Band is presented by your company for 3 events (announced as such & denoted on promotional materials and all advertisements)
  • Logo included on signage inside and outside the venue for all remaining events
  • Title Sponsorship listing of logo on all distributed promotional materials (posters and post cards) – size of logo is the largest
  • Opportunity to sample/sell product at all of the events
  • Directory listing on Weather Permitting site – includes link to your site, a description of your offerings (50 words or less), photo of your products, and dates of events that you will be vending
  • 20 complimentary FB Posts & Tweets throughout the season

 

A La Carte Sponsorships

Wristbands

Cups

Ice Machine

A Live Band

Vending Per Event

Charity Raffles

Picnic Tables

PA System

Sandbox

Playground

Games

Audience Demographics

Average Event Attendance: 150-200 weekly and over 2000 ppl last year from all over the city and county. We did surveys and visitors were primarily from the city but folks had traveled from as far as greensburg and butler to our event. You will get more than event advertising. Your logo will be hanging inside the nursery for the duration of the summer and fall. Plus we have lots of cute photos of kids running around and what isn’t cuter than your logo in the background.

Social Media Metrics: Twitter followers 500 / Facebook over 1000 likes w/ a reach of more than 3500.

Web Traffic: Average  of 300 unique visitors weekly .

Methods of Promotion: Facebook/Twitter/Posters (200 posters 1000 handbills)/ Blogs/Events Calendars/Newspapers/

Do you have something else in mind? Email us at wepermitpgh@gmail.com

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