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photo of brass band playing in the Garage exhibit and children dancing

Mini-Tonk Party

Remake Learning Days

May 11, 2019

Today is the day we've all been waiting for... Pittonkatonk!

To ramp up for the big Pittonkatonk party in Oakland, we're going to play outdoor games, paint our faces, and parade around outside with some of the featured bands: 

Rain location will be in the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh's Traveling Gallery

Mini-Tonk is in partnership with Pittonkatonk, a free, outdoor, family-friendly community celebration of all styles of brass music, including Balkan, New Orleans Jazz, Symphonic and street/protest/punk, by local and touring musicians.  Now in its fifth year, Pittonkatonk blurs the lines between music festival and family reunion. It's held at the Schenley Park Vietnam Veterans Pavilion and there's no formal stage, no ticket prices, and no barrier for entry. Bands play in the crowd with little to no amplification, the community creates a potluck table of food donations for refreshment, and folks of all ages can be seen dancing together. 

Presented as part of Remake Learning Days 2019. For more information and events, click here.