Thursday, November 4, 2010

Plans Unveiled for Light Up Night

Pittsburgh's traditional Light Up Night is expanding to 2 days to mark the 50th anniversary of the event. Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership President and CEO Mike Edwards says the festivities begin at 4 p.m. Friday November 19 and will be capped off with a fireworks display that night. Then the activities continue Saturday morning at 10 o'clock.....
"What makes this annual event so special is that it is entirely focused on Pittsburgh, its beauty, its performers , its traditions and its communities."

Edwards says the reopening of Market Square adds to the celebration...
"Market Square is a great new venue. We can get a lot more people in there. We can do a lot of new things and we intend to do that."

There will be 2 large performance stages in Market Square (featuring the CAPA Choir, Etta Cox and Al Dowe Trio and No Bad Ju JU) and on the Clemente Bridge (Granati Brothers, Johnny Angel and the Halos, and Donny Iris and the Cruisers. In addition, five Pittsburgh area high school bands will march through downtown Pittsburgh playing holiday music.

Saturday's performance schedule includes the Joe Negri Quartet, Jeff Jimerson and Airborne, Vanessa Campagna Christmas Show, and Grand Pittsburgh Celebrate Santa Stage Show. The highlight should be the Candlelight Carriage Parade featuring horses of all sizes and carriages including the famous Wells Fargo stagecoach.

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