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Image 1: Joe Kennedy, IV;     Image 2: Josh White, Jr.
Many musical genres to be featured

PITTSBURGH, PA ( — Wallace’s Whiskey Room + Kitchen (Wallace’s) will be the site of over 20 live music performances between September and November, 2017.  Wallace’s is located in Hotel Indigo, 123 N. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh, 15206.

All shows at Wallace’s are no cover except September 28 when legendary Blues/Folk performer, Josh White, Jr. will be featured. Tickets for that show are $15 or are included with the prime rib buffet for $35. Vegan & vegetarian items will be included.

Blues/Folksinger and actor, Josh White, Jr., proudly upholds the musical tradition begun by his father, the legendary bluesman and social activist Josh White. Born November 30, 1940 in New York City, he made his performing debut at the age of four, appearing alongside his dad at the Big Apple nightclub Cafe Society; for close to two decades, father and son regularly shared the stage, frequently co-starring together on Broadway as well — for 1949’s How Long Til Summer?, the younger White even earned a special Tony Award as Best Child Actor. He made his solo debut in 1956 with the Decca release “See Saw,” co-written by Marvin Hamlish (White’s classmate at the Professional Children’s School) As the 60’s folk revival blossomed, he increasingly turned his energies from acting to music, mounting a full-fledged solo career with the minor 1962 hit “Do You Close Your Eyes.” Still a requested Oldies in Pittsburgh. He recently performed at Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall in London. His GRAMMY nominated “Jazz, Ballads & Blues continues to receive airplay.

The Bridge Music Hall (The Bridge), a nonprofit organization, schedules the performers with the support from Wallace’s and Hotel Indigo.

A wide variety of musical genres are presented on Thursdays with themed nights on Tuesdays. The 1st Tuesday is Opera in the Bar, 2nd is Classic Jazz in the Bar, 3rd is Gospel in the Bar and the 4th is Singer-songwriters in the Bar. All of these shows are 7 – 9 PM with no cover charge.

“We want to present the highest quality of performers”, said Joe Kennedy, IV, Chair of The Bridge board of directors. “Until we find a permanent home for The Bridge we are pleased to have the support of Wallace’s and Hotel Indigo in showcasing some of Pittsburgh’s finest musicians”, Kennedy continued.

According to research completed by The Bridge, there are over 350 professional musicians in Pittsburgh but less than 15 suitable small venues in which to perform. “The big box venues get all the attention, but too few small venues exist that aren’t primarily bars and that don’t currently feature diverse styles of music in professional environments. We’re helping to change that.”

Some of the musicians to be featured at Wallace’s include Tim Stevens, assorted jazz favorites; Argentinean singer, Ada La Jimeniz & nationally renowned pianist, Tom Roberts; Opera singer, Desiree Soteres; Calvin Stemley’s Stemtec; Soul Femme, Stevee Wellons & Cheryl Rinovato; Zanetta Wingfield, Gospel; New Orleans clarinetist, Susanne Ortner; Roger Barbour Trio, Jazz pianist Harry Cardillo, a night featuring artists on the Get Hip record label and a host of others..

The Bridge Music Hall is currently searching for a suitable location in which to create a premier performance space.  The Bridge will be featuring Pittsburgh and national touring artists in a 250 seat cabaret-style “listening room” venue.  Daytime programs will include music therapy, DayTime NightClub and a mentoring program for young people pursuing careers in music performance.

The diverse musical genre programming at Wallace’s is a mere snapshot of the type of live music acts that will take place at The Bridge.


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