Pittsburgh to honor Chismo Charles on Thursday, July 9

CCMayor Peduto will be delivering a proclamation in honor of Chismo Charles at the portico of the Pittsburgh’s City County Building on the Grant Street side next to the Mayor Caliguri statue at 11:00 am.  Afterwards, musicians will gather in the Courtyard of the County Council Building to do a musical tribute in memory of Pittsburgh’s ‘Elder Blues Statesman,” Chismo Charles until 1:30 pm.  Many of Chismo’s former band mates will be playing tunes to honor his memory and his contributions to the read more

BSWPA at Summer Blues Festivals

Make sure to visit the BSWPA booth
at two premier local blues festivals!
Get stocked up on this year’s blues gear:  T-Shirts, hats, stickers and other blues swag!  And don’t forget to say hello to our friendly volunteers!
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Pittsburgh Blues Festival
July 24 – 26
Hartwood Acres County Park
With headliners Buddy Guy, Duke Robillard & Bobby Rush
Heritage Music Blues Festival
August 7 – 9
Heritage Port Amphitheatre, Wheeling, WV
With headliners Walter Trout and Keb’ read more

The Sunny (???) Days of Summer!

guitar and flagDear Blues Family,

Are you wondering what happened to the sunny days of summer?  Well, the blues has been raining heavily in Western PA and that is a very good thing indeed.  No rain gear or umbrellas needed.

The Band Promotion Workshop was agreeably a success.  The panelists had much to offer.  The attendees had some very challenging questions and we all learned something new.  Or….at least how to tweak things.  The BSWPA would like to host this once again and address those items again plus new ones.

Music Smiles…what a day! The bands turned out help read more

Save the Dates: Fun in the Fall!

Blues Go Pink
Sunday, October 11
Latitude 360, Robinson Township
$10 BSWPA members / $12 General Public
Doors 12pm, show from 1:00 – 7:30pm
Benefit for Adagio Health
Featured artists:  Melinda, Yang Tutti (featuring Annie Sutton, Katie Simone, Ruby Red, Angel Blue, Helene Milan), Blues Women of Pittsburgh (Andrea Pearl, Jill Simmons, Marcy Brown & Jeannie Loutsenhizer-Shook), Bo’ Hog Brothers with special guest, Rhythm Aces with Helen Milan, Katie Simone & Soul Vaccination, Stevee Wellons Band
 BSWPA Picnic & BBQ
Saturday, September 19
Hopewell Township read more