Delve deep into Pittsburgh’s diverse music scene in this four-part series by DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh. First, learn about the Thunderbird Cafe & Music Hall, a historic music venue that has been at the heart of Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood since 1933. Then, meet one of Pittsburgh’s prominent concert promoters, Rich Engler, of DiCesare-Engler Productions. Rich will tell stories of legendary artists never heard before.
Next, go inside Pittsburgh’s only “juke joint” and meet Moondog’s owner, Ronnie Esser. Moondogs is the premiere location for top Blues artists like Kip London, who will also perform for you! Finally, go inside local musician Johnny Angel’s museum, Ginchy stuff, where has preserved countless artifacts from music history. There is so much of Pittsburgh’s music to explore from the comfort of your home!