Station Square concert honors slain officers
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The Pittsburgh music scene responds to the tragic police shootings in Stanton Heights earlier this month with Fallen Not Forgotten: Memorial Benefit Concert for the Fallen Police Officers.
Presented by Drusky Entertainment on May 25, it will be the first concert at the newly re-opened Amphitheatre at Station Square and feature an all-star local lineup: Rusted Root, B.E. Taylor, Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers, Bill Deasy, Chris Higbee Project, Punchline, Wiz Khalifa, Mercury, Good Brother Earl, Granati Brothers, Buzz Poets (acoustic), Abby Abondanza, TEN (Pearl Jam Tribute Band), The Boogie Hustlers, Gene The Werewolf, Crashing Metropolis, 28 North, Gramsci Melodic, The Spacepimps, LoveBettie, The Delaneys and more.
The concert will begin at 1:30 p.m. Proceeds from the minimum donation of $10 per person will go to the Fallen Hero Fund, Pittsburgh's Heroes Fund, The Faternal Order of Police Lodge 1 and Pittsburgh Police Federal Credit Union.
Two other shows were announced for the amphitheatre:
• Progressive rock icons Yes (featuring Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Alan White, Oliver Wakeman and Benoit David replacing singer Jon Anderson) perform with '80s "supergroup" ASIA (Howe, Geoff Downes, Carl Palmer and John Wetton) at 7 p.m. July 21. Tickets, $49.50, go on sale May 2 at noon.
• Popular local rockers The Clarks celebrate the release of their new studio album, "Restless Days," at 7 p.m. June 13. Tickets are $25.
The Amphitheatre at Station Square gets a new life this summer with a new promoter after being closed for the 2007-08 seasons. Brian Drusky, a former Live Nation employee now running his own promotion company, says the stage will face west like the former amphitheatre, but the seating area will not be covered by a tent. The capacity will be about 4,000 for seated shows and 6,000 for general admission concerts. He expects to do book between 12 and 15 concerts the first season back.
Tickets for the Amphitheatre at Station Square shows are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 412-323-1919.
First Published April 21, 2009 1:13 pm