The Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival

Published On October 25, 2013 | By Emily Laubham | Food & Drink, Music

pierogiPittsburgh – The City of Champions, Steel, Bridges, and Pierogies! Come celebrate the first annual Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival on Saturday, October 26th at the South Shore Riverfront Park next to Hofbrauhaus. Some of the city’s best restaurants will be selling Pierogies from 12PM-5PM like the delicious S&D Polish Deli. You can also enjoy live entertainment, or paint your own Pierogi with Paint Monkey. The famous racing Pirate’s Pierogies will be making a special appearance as well! All proceeds go to Riverlife!

In addition to good food, there will also be a lot of good music. The Olga Watkins Band, voted best Blues/Jazz performer 2012 and 2010 in Pittsburgh by the readers of the Pittsburgh City Paper will be showing off their soulful sounds and chemistry. The quartet’s viral hit, “Drink up Yinz Bitches” became an anthem for Steeler football, earning them a permanent Pittsburgh fan base.



Jimbo and the Soupbones is also part of the Pierogi Fest lineup. This five man band was created around the charismatic singer, James “Jimbo” Jackson, a big man with an even bigger voice.  Their music combines funk and rock, resulting in a unique blend of genres that’s sure to get you on your feet.



Another band not to miss is Good Brother Earl, a staple on independent radio station WYEP-FM. They can be compared to a pre-2002 Wilco, playing a mixture of rock, blues and country. Their newest album, Perfect Tragedy covers all the emotional highs and lows of love and loneliness.



If you’re a country fan, then you’ll love the Johnny Miller Band. With songs like, “Running Barefoot” and “Roll Down the Windows”, he’ll have you yearning for summer and a cold beer.



Last but not least, DJ and producer Pandemic will be at Pierogi Fest. His music is a cross between traditional folk and contemporary dance. Every first Friday of the month at Brillobox he holds a Pandemic party that brings DJs together to collaborate on their global styles.



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