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21+ Nights
21+ Nights

GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World

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Saturday, June 16 - Sunday, Sept. 30

The Science Center kicks off GUITAR with booming sound! Four Pittsburgh legends will perform together for the first time ever, to celebrate the opening of this awesome exhibit, sponsored locally by Dollar Bank. Joe Grushecky of The Houserockers, Rick Witkowski of BE Taylor Group, Rob James of The Clarks, and Billy Price of The Billy Price Band will jam together on this rockin' evening. See former concert promoter Rich Engler's autographed guitar collection from 8-10 pm in the Atrium. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, mini desserts and a cash bar on site. Guests must be 21 and up. Cost is $25 in advance, $30 at the door. (Limited Capacity)

BUY TICKETS or call 412.237.3400 to reserve your spot today!

Must-See Acoustic Performances

Local musicians will perform from 2-3 pm at the Sonic Sound Stage, throughout the run of our rockin' GUITAR exhibit, in cooperation with WDVE.

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Dates Artist
June 16 Reb Beach of Winger and Whitesnake
June 23 Jeff Schmutz of Good Brother Earl
June 30 Closed – no show
July 7 Bill Deasy, formerly of The Gathering Field
July 14 Joe Grushecky of The Houserockers
July 21 Josh Verbanets of Meeting of Important People
July 28 Joe Negri
August 4 Brian Price of 102.5 WDVE and Rick Witkowski of BE Taylor Group
August 11 Scott Blasey of The Clarks
August 18 Marty Ashby of Manchester Craftman's Guild
August 25 Rick Witkowski of BE Taylor Group and Kelsey Friday of Kelsey Friday and the Rest of the Week
September 1 Ernie Hawkins, formerly of the Blue Bombers
September 8 Abby Krizner (105.9 the X) and Jason Sichi of Fist Fight in the Parking Lot
September 15 The Mavens
September 22 Chris Higbee, formerly of The Povertyneck Hillbillies
September 29 Uzell Finney of The Flow Band

The Evolution of the American Guitar

Saturday, Aug. 25 at 2 pm and Sunday, Aug. 26 at 1 pm

Acoustic guitar aficionados are in for a treat during a presentation by Dick Boak, archivist for Martin Guitar, that will showcase one of America's favorite instruments and feature musical vignettes by virtuoso guitarist Craig Thatcher. This presentation offers an interactive history of the 180-year-old Martin Guitar Company and highlights the evolution of Martin acoustic guitars. Plus, explore how specific guitar shapes, sizes and tonewoods lend themselves to particular musical genres. Visit our website for more details.

Munchkin Matinees

Acoustic performances for early learners (ages 0-6) will be held on select Mondays from June 18 – Sept. 24. Check back for upcoming dates and details.

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