Dozens of DJs to be featured at beach party
BeachBurgh Blast II will open Thursday night in Pittsburgh and continue through the weekend in McKeesport and White Oak.
In the tradition of the Spring Migration and Fall Migration beach parties hosted by the Society of Stranders at North Myrtle Beach, McKeesport will welcome oldies fans from both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line to dance to boogie, blues and doo-wop sounds spun by dozens of disc jockeys.
The springtime dance made its debut at the Palisades in April 2012, and organizers said this year's schedule is more impressive.
“We're hoping that it's bigger and better,” Palisades manager Mike Joyce said. “It's nice to have people come up from North and South Carolina to see our town. This is a beautiful facility, and so is the marina that goes with it.”
This weekend's schedule includes the following DJ sets:
• Thursday, Atria's at PNC Park, Pittsburgh — Ron Hopkinson, 6-7 p.m.; Jack Hunt, 7-8; Suzy Q, 8-9; Jim “Rat” Butteri, 9-10; Jerry Kovach, 10-11.
• Friday, the Palisades, McKeesport — JoAnne Johnson, 6-7 p.m.; Jack Moore, 7-8; DJ George, 8-9; Butch Metcalf, 9-10; Steve Baker, 10-11; Rich Antoncic and Terry Hopper, 11-close.
• Saturday, the Palisades, McKeesport — Ron Ausmann, noon-1 p.m.; Rich Carothers, 1-2; Tom Spampanato, 2-3; Gary Knox, 3-4; Larry Conn, 4-5; Candy & Mike, 5-6; J.D. Merkel, 6-7 p.m.; Doctor Jive, 7-8; Walt Upchurch, 8-9; live performance by Angel Rissof, 9-9:30; Dick Hamrick, 9:30-10:30; Betty Brown, 10:30-11:30; Bugger, 11:30-close.
• Sunday, Twin Oaks Restaurant and Lounge, White Oak — Fred Judge, 2-3 p.m.; Porky Chedwick and Rick Kohler, 3-4; Jackie Pusser, 4-5; live performance by Angel Rissof, 5-5:30; Bill Cain and Fred Bohn, 5:30-close.
Admission to the Palisades events are $10 each or $15 for a Friday/Saturday double ticket. Admission is free Sunday at Twin Oaks, but the price of the buffet is $15.
Jennifer R. Vertullo is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1956, or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- McKeesport prepares for Relay For Life
- New traffic lights to be installed near McKeesport’s Jerome Bridge
- Student ‘geek squad’ to help train Steel Valley classmates on iPads
- Mon Yough school districts, nonprofits getting by for now with no state budget
- Mifflin Road project is on schedule, within budget
- Homestead Cemetery board files for bankruptcy
- Local residents reminisce about Glassport pool
- Steel Valley extends superintendent’s contract
- More work to begin on Homestead-Duquesne Road
- Intrepid VFW post in West Mifflin earns all-state designation
- Elizabeth Forward board OKs cost to move trailer