Live music can set the mood on a cruise and overpower the sound of curse words that whales have incorporated into their songs after centuries of hanging out with sailors. Take in less salty tunes with this GrouponLive deal to see River City Brass Band at one of its regular-season performances in and around Pittsburgh. Choose from the following options:
- $19 for two tickets for best-available seating to any performance at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center (up to a $42 value).
- $24 for two tickets for best-available seating to any performance at Upper St. Clair Theater (up to a $58 value).
- $24 for two tickets for best-available seating to any performance at Gateway High School (up to a $58 value).
- $25 for two tickets for best-available seating to any performance at Carson Middle School (up to a $58 value).
- $26 for two tickets in sections C, D, or F at any performance at Carnegie Music Hall (up to a $62 value).
- $41 for two tickets in section A at any performance at Carnegie Music Hall (up to an $82 value).
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and are typically scheduled once a month at each location. Check the calendar for a complete list of showtimes and more details about upcoming events.
Established more than 30 years ago, River City Brass’ 28-piece ensemble (many of whom have been members since the early ’80s) play more than 50 concerts annually. These performances span various continents and centuries, with every month bringing a new showcase of styles. Modern music, classical pieces, big-band jazz, and show tunes have all passed through RCB’s bombastic cornets, bellowing tubas, and playful percussion. Broadway Brass! (September 6–13) blazes through Tony-seeking cuts from musicals such as Chorus Line, My Fair Lady, Wicked, and Jersey Boys, and next month’s October-Fiesta (October 4–11) melts autumn’s chill with the sizzling salsa of Tito Puente. The American Heroes series (November 2–15) pays tribute to our nation’s armed forces with the likes of “The Stars and Stripes” and “God Bless America,” featuring U.S. Air Force First Lieutenant Peter Folliard as guest conductor and the Blue Angels on the wind chimes. Other upcoming themed evenings include the yuletide euphony of Christmas Brasstacular (November 30–December 13), the guest bagpipes of Celtic Connections (March 1–14), and Beach Blanket Brass (May 2–9), bouncing with summer-themed ‘60s summer gems from hitmakers such as The Drifters and H. Owen Reed.
River City Brass
Founded in hopes of bringing about a revival of the American brass band, River City Brass aims to share the uniquely joyous art form with audiences across Pennsylvania. And for the past 30-odd years, the group has done just that. River City Brass’s 28-piece ensemble—some of whom have been members since the early ’80s—play more than 50 concerts annually. Their programs span continents and centuries, with every performance bringing a new showcase of styles. Modern music, classical pieces, big-band jazz, and show tunes have all passed through RCB’s bright cornets, chortling tubas, and crisp percussion.