Now in its second 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 year, we promise that the 2014 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
A Live Band
Vending Per Event
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/
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