EVENTS

JULY/AUGUST


SUNDAY, August 14

5PM – 9PM / Kids Free / Adults $10

Chet Vincent / Zach Schmidt / Pairdown / Danny Brumbaugh

  • STEER & WHEEL
  • PGH PO’BOY
  • STICKLER’S

SUNDAY, August 21

5PM – 9PM / Kids Free / Adults $10

Turpentiners / Cheer’ly Men / Lone Pine String Band

 

  • BERLIN STREET FOOD
  • MAC & GOLD
  • STICKLER’S

SUNDAY, August 28

5PM – 9PM / Kids Free / Adults $10

WEATHER PERMITTING WIPEOUT / Turbosonics / Vertigo Go/ Zombo

  • BRASSERO GRILL
  • STICKLER’S

SUNDAY, Sept 4

5PM – 9PM / Kids Free / Adults $10

SEASON FINALE/ MOIP / James Hart / Kayla Shureman

  • BERLIN STREET FOOD
  • STEER AND WHEEL
  • PGH SANDWICH SOCIETY
  • STICKLER’S
ABOUT

The Story

Now in its fourth season, 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 marketplace. We have have squirt gun battles, games, and hula-hoop fun for kids of all ages – last year we even let the kids do some karaoke. More than just an event, this collaboration of local folks was built with the intention of supporting and promoting small businesses. 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 Pittsburgh Abides (a Lebowski fest), ensuring that the Weather Permitting name was always plastered on posters all over town. 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.

PETE SPYNDA 

(Pandemic Pete)

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. Since 2013 Pete has been organizing community events, creating alternative festivals and community events around the city including Pgh Abides, Pittonkatonk, Bayardstown Social Club and of course Weather Permitting. As Pandemic Pete 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).

BLOG

Support Our Sponsors-SLB

We are honored that The Saturday Light Brigade signed on to support us as media sponsors this season. Don’t know SLB? They are “the show that gets your weekend off to a good start,” broadcasting live each Saturday morning from 6 am to noon on WRCT... read more

Square Dance Sunday!

If you missed our Father’s Day square dance in the parking lot, you will have another chance this Sunday, thanks to the Haygood Paisleys. Plus, those fabulous Beagle Brothers, and Andre Costello and the Cool Minors. This week’s festivities are presented by... read more

MIRAMAR! Presented by Allegheny Valley Bank

This week, thanks to our sponsor, Allegheny Valley Bank, we are excited to feature Miramar, a Puerto Rican boleros band. We will also have Bobby and Jolie of Union Rye performing as Pennsylvania Dirt, and Danny Rectenwald (of the Bastard Bearded Irishmen) jamming with... read more

LOCATION

510 MARYLAND AVENUE PITTSBURGH, USA 15232

LOCATION

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510 Maryland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, USA 15232