Highland Park Porch Concerts Lineup for 7/12

Eight amazing performances – including 2 new acts – are on tap for this weekend. Thank you musicians! Audience members, please remember to wear masks and stay at least 6 feet from folks who aren’t from your household.  The map is attached. 

New this week!

Funky Fly Project
The end of Browning, just off of Highland
The Funky Fly Project is a Jazz/Funk band featuring four talented young men who have all grown up in Pittsburgh’s East End. Two are Highland Parkers and three of the boys got their start in music right here in the neighborhood at The Dilworth Traditional Academy. The FFP have played music venues all over Pittsburgh and sometimes travel as far as Ohio, Chicago, and South Carolina.

Saul Straussman
1423 N. Euclid Ave.
Saul plays bass in The Pshrinks (a band that actually has several practicing psychiatrists, although Saul isn’t one of them) and also plays with the band Mid-life Crisis. He will be playing an assortment of blues, funk, rock, and pop tunes (and maybe one or two originals).

Returning favorites:

Roger Romero
Bryant Street across from Smiling Banana Leaf
Roger Romero is a professional musician, artist, composer and educator who will be performing on saxophone. www.rogerrafaelromero.com

Christopher Shipton
5822 Bryant Street (& next door to Roger Romero!)
Christopher will perform ambient experimental music using modular synthesizers.

Highland Park Mini Band
1112 N. Highland Ave.
Artists: Deb and Jim Bogen + family
The Bogen family will be singing and performing eclectic music from traditional folk and gospel, to a real mix of band members’ favorites like Gillian Welch, Bob Dylan, and Lyle Lovett. They will be playing uke, banjo, bass, and guitar.

Tania & Jeff Grubbs
1033 Portland St
The Grubbs are professional jazz musicians who comprise ⅔ of the Tania Grubbs Quintet. https://taniagrubbs.com/

Tami Fire
822 N. St. Clair St.
Tami will be playing kids songs and folk songs on guitar.

Jonathan Callard & Friends
5811 Stanton Ave.
Jonathan is a professionally-trained vocalist who’ll be playing acoustic guitar & singing an eclectic mix from folk, pop, gospel, and other genres. http://www.jonathancallard.com/blog