All Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 26 and will remain closed on Thursday, November 27.
small text medium text large text

After Work. After Hours. After Wordz.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Announces Concert Series Lineup
Jazz Sensation Kenny Blake to Open Series April 28th

Press Contact: Suzanne M. Thinnes
Communications Manager
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
412-688-8609 (fax)
412-491-6889 (cell)

For Immediate Release

(PITTSBURGH, PA - April 20, 2006) The secret is out! Pittsburgh's hottest music scene isn't in the South Side or Strip District. It's located right in the heart of Oakland - at the Library. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's unique After Wordz concert series is back for a second electrifying season.

Carnegie Library and Pittsburgh and DUQ 90.5 FM have teamed up to provide premium live entertainment one Friday a month at the Main Library in Oakland. Concerts are free to the public, run April through October and provide Pittsburghers a place to enjoy live music, mix, mingle and experience the library in a new way. In its inaugural year each After Wordz concert averaged 200 attendees.

This year's lineup offers something for even the most discriminating palette - a diverse collection of reggae, calypso, country, pop, acoustic guitar and jazz. Artists include:

Kenny Blake * April 28th
Pleasure Technicians * May 12th
No Bad Ju Ju * June 9th
Gashouse Annie * July 7th
Anthony Rankin & Dan Pinciaro * August 11th
Flow Band * September 8th
Joe Negri * October 6th

WHERE: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main
4400 Forbes Avenue, Oakland (on the outdoor deck)
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's After Wordz is sponsored by DUQ 90.5 FM, Pittsburgh City Paper, The Crazy Mocha Coffee Company, The Fluted Mushroom, Michael Lench Catering, Penn Brewery, The REP Pittsburgh Playhouse Repertory Company, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Café, Murray Avenue Grill and Friends of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Concerts are free to the public. Proper ID required. For information, call 412.622.8872.

About Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
"Free to the People" since 1895

Established as a public trust in 1895, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh serves the citizens of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County with a distinguished history of leadership among the country's great public libraries. Through its Main Library, 17 neighborhood locations and the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is the region's most visited asset, welcoming over 2.2 million customers last year. Each year the Library provides more than 6,000 free programs, classes and other learning and training opportunities that are tailored to meet the dynamic and diverse needs of people living in Western Pennsylvania.