PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh was one of the centers of Doo Wop in the 1950s and early 1960s and many songs that first became hits here went on to become national favorites. On Dec. 19, fans in the Pittsburgh area can put on their dancing shoes again and be reunited with the music born here with Richard Nader’s Pittsburgh Holiday Doo Wop show — for one night only in Heinz Hall!
Jay & The Americans take the Heinz Hall stage for the first time as part of the show to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their hit “Only in America”! Jay & The Americans will be joined by Charlie Thomas’ Drifters (“Save The Last Dance For Me”), Jay Siegel’s Tokens (“The Lions Sleeps Tonight”), Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs (“Stay”), The Chiffons (“One Fine Day”), Tommy Mara of The Crests (“Sixteen Candles”) and Pittsburgh’s own celebrity Johnny Angel & The Halos.
The concert is being hosted by some of the all-time great Pittsburgh AM deejays, including Porky Chedwick (WAMO, KQV), Frankie Day (WKFB), Big Ray Edwards (WKFB), Arnie Amber (WMBS), Stan Wahl (WLSW) and Chris Shovlin (WJAS).
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, ranging from $32.50 to $99.50, can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900 or visiting www.heinzhall.org.