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Pittsburgh Irish Festival 2019, Wild Kindness open for submissions, and more Pittsburgh music news and announcements from this week

click to enlarge 2018 Pittsburgh Irish Festival - PHOTO: MAIRIN PETRONE
Photo: Mairin Petrone
2018 Pittsburgh Irish Festival

Pittsburgh Irish Festival
The Pittsburgh Irish Festival is getting a little bit wetter this year, but in a good way. After cancelations due to extreme flooding during the 2018 event, the 29th Annual Pittsburgh Irish Festival, September 6-8, is taking place at a new location: The Lots at Sandcastle.

Although the location is changed, guests can still expect to see their favorite Irish international, national, and local acts.

“We’re so excited to be presenting more entertainers than ever before at this year’s Pittsburgh Irish Festival,” says Mairin Petrone, executive director of the Pittsburgh Irish Festival in a press release. “Anchored by eight international headliners, we are presenting our most diverse entertainment lineup!”

The lineup features new bands, solo performers, well-known favorites, six local Irish dance groups, and more on four stages. Some of those acts include Doolin’, Eileen Ivers, Colm Keegan of Celtic Thunder, JigJam, Makem & Clancy, The Screaming Orphans, Bastard Bearded Irishman, Corned Beef & Curry, Donnie Irish, and The Wild Geese who will all be headlining acts on various evenings and stages.

Find out more at pghirishfest.org.

WYEP Singer Songwriter Competition
Are you the next up-and-coming musician in Pittsburgh? Those 16 and older have until Fri., June 21 at midnight to apply. The preliminary rounds will take place in the following locations:

Round 1: Deutschtown Music Festival (@ Siempre Algo) - July 13
Round 2: Vine Rewind (@ Framezilla!) - July 27
Round 3: Mount Lebanon (@ Clearview Common) - Aug. 10
Round 4: SouthSide Works (@ The Town Square Stage) - Aug. 24

Wild Kindness Records
After taking a short hiatus, Wild Kindness Records is back and open for business. To kick-off the relaunch, Jeff Betten, chief operating officer, is looking for new local talent. Email jeff@wildkindness.com if interested.

New Concert Announcements

Rancid, Pennywise. Sat., Sept. 14. The Lots at Sandcastle, Homestead.

Thom Yorke. Sun., Sept. 29. Stage AE, North Side.

Minnesota. Thu., Sept. 12. Roxian Theatre, McKees Rocks.

Homeless Gospel Choir, Weird Paul. Sat., Aug. 24. Mr. Smalls Theatre, Millvale. 

Meek Mill, Future. Fri., Sept. 6. KeyBank Pavillion, Burgettstown.

Dead Girls Academy. Mon., Aug. 5. The Smiling Moose, South Side.

Chase Rice. Thu., Oct. 10. Stage AE, North Side.

Motion City Music. Sat., Jan. 4. Roxian Theatre, McKees Rocks.

Frankie Cosmos. Thu., Sept. 26. Spirit, Lawrenceville.

Gud Vibrations, Seven Lions, The Glitch Mob. Thu., Sept. 5. UPMC Events Center, Moon.

Montgomery Gentry. Fri., Aug. 16. Jergel's, Warrendale.

Coco Montoya. Sat., Nov. 2. Thunderbird Cafe & Music Hall, Lawrenceville.

G. Love & Special Sauce. Fri., Aug. 30. Roxian Theatre, McKees Rocks.

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