Nobles and Ladies across the Oasis! Enjoy footage and exciting announcements from the 2022 annual kick-off party for Pittsburgh's Syria Shriners' newly installed Illustrious Potentate, Terry N. Steinheiser!
Nobles and Ladies across the Oasis! Enjoy footage and exciting announcements from the 2022 annual kick-off party for Pittsburgh's Syria Shriners' newly installed Illustrious Potentate, Terry N. Steinheiser!
Your 2021 summer just got a whole lot hotter.. The Pittsburgh Shrine Center, Western Pennsylvania’s most flexible special event and entertainment venue, is thrilled to welcome red hot live music performances back to the ‘Burgh!
After a wildly successful first season in a most challenging year, the Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion stage will once again be the #1 place for you and your friends to enjoy local and national blues, rock, country, oldies, jamband and polka artists.
Weekly FREE and ticketed live performances kick off this May and continue all summer long.
If an abundance of caution kept you away last year, these incredible performers hope you will feel comfortable coming out to support LIVE local music in 2021.
The Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion is your Thursday night place to be all summer long!
Pittsburgh’s Shriners, in conjunction with Moondog's & the StarLite Lounge, proudly present the Miller Lite Thunder Thursdays Summer Music Series, all summer long in the spacious Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion.
The Miller Lite Thunder Thursdays Summer Music Series kept the Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion jumping and attendees grooving all summer long in 2020. The Thunder is ready to roll again in 2021.
Enjoy LIVE local music when the series begins on Thursday, June 3rd and continuing through October 14th. Local artists will rock the Pavilion stage every Thursday night.
The Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion is only a short distance from downtown. We're located at 1877 Shriners Way, Cheswick, PA 15024 ( Map it! ).
There’s NEVER a cover, but you’re ALWAYS under cover, so you don't have to worry about raindrops fallin' on your head!
Gates open at 6pm. Music plays from 7-9pm. Refresh at our full bar. Skip the home cooking for an evening and enjoy food from The StarLite Lounge. Treat yourself to frozen treats from Kona Ice of Butler.
Oh, and FREE parking, too!
The official Miller Lite Thunder Thursdays Summer Music Series 2021 live music lineup is as follows!
(Performance lineups subject to changes, additions, etc., follow Pittsburgh's Syria Shriners for the latest concert announcements: facebook.com/SyriaShriners)
Huge, and we mean BIG, live music concerts are coming to the Pittsburgh Shrine Center this Summer.
Here are the upcoming performances with links to get your tickets today!
Tommy Castro & the Painkillers May 9th
- BB King Entertainer of the Year Tommy Castro & the Painkillers bring their exhilarating brand of irresistible contemporary blues-rock to the Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion for this special Mothers Day concert! Special guest Kip London opens the show.
Ana Popovic May 19th - Blues Music Awards Best Blues Rock Artist Nominee Ana Popovic brings her mesmerizing guitar skills and fabulous band to Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion for this high-energy concert! The fabulous blues women of Special Guest Soulful Femme open the show.
Bill Toms & Hard Rain May 22 - Bill Toms & Hard Rain, featuring The Soulville Horns, celebrate the release of their 10th studio album, Keep Movin' On, with special guest, Aris Paul Band, winners of the Hollywood Music in Media Award for best rock song.
Jim Donovan and The Sun King Warriors May 29th - Jim Donovan and The Sun King Warriors are best described as a blend of rhythm-heavy roots rock, with a strong dose of big barreling drums. Think bluesy Zeppelinesque bombast and Santana-style percussion with wild Avett Brothers energy. At a Sun King show, you can expect to dance, sweat and have the time of your life.
Norman Nardini May 30th - After more than a year away from the stage, Norman Nardini returns in this special physically-distanced outdoor show at Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion. Harry, Whitey and Larry join the Uncrowned King of Pittsburgh Rock n' Roll, as he reclaims his throne. You don't want to miss this one!
Gathering Field June 5th - Gathering Field celebrates the release of the live recording of their October 3, 2020 concert at Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion!
CRACKER June 30 - CRACKER brings their uniquely American mix of high-powered post-grunge, post-punk alt-pop and alt-country to the Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion for an all-ages show. It will quite possibly the coolest show you will see this summer! John Vento & Friends will open the show.
Lawrenceville Music Festival July 3rd - Lawrenceville Independence Day Reunion Show with Nied’s Hotel Band, The SPUDS, Shot O’ Soul, Chris Nied, and special guest emcee JImmy Nied.
The The Rock-n-Roll Italian Invasion Paul Martino's Retirement Party July 11th - Join Celebrity MC and special musical guest Paul Martino as he celebrates his retirement from KDKA-TV with an all-star cast of his fellow Italian musical friends in this once-in-a-lifetime show! The Italian Invasion with KDKA’s Paul Martino, Norman Nardini, The Granati Brothers and John Vento & Friends.
theCAUSE July 24th - Pittsburgh’s premier Jamband theCAUSE performs three full sets of music inspired by the Grateful Dead, Phish, Government Mule, Ratdog and other luminaries of the jam scene, accompanied by their original tunes.
Pittsburgh Blues & Roots Festival July 31st - August 1st - The Pittsburgh Blues & Roots Festival returns to the Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion after a one-year pandemic-related hiatus. This will be the fourth year for the two-day festival at Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion. The festival features national, regional and local blues and roots music to benefit Band Together Pittsburgh, a non-profit organization working with people on the Autism spectrum through music. Musicians who are on the spectrum will be a part of the show.
The Fabulous Gemtones August 28th - The Fabulous Gemtones bring their unique blend of R&B, Motown, Soul, Rock, Pop, Disco, Jazz, Show Tune, Oldies and more to the Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion stage for two shows. One ticket gets you admission to both shows.
Western Pennsylvania Blues Challenge September 5th - The Western Pennsylvania Blues Challenge, sponsored by the Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania, features seven hours of the best local and regional blues bands competing for the opportunity to represent Western Pennsylvania at the International Blues Challenge next January in Memphis, Tennessee.
Polka at the Pavilion September 12th - Polka at the Pavilion with the Mikey Dee Band, Jack Tady & the Tady Bears, and a Polka Mass with Father Miro Stelmaszczyk from St. Matthew Parish. Mikey Dee and Jack Tady are both members of the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame.
Glitz at the Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion September 18th - Glitz plays Rock 'n' Roll the way YOU like it. All the great songs from all the great rock bands of the 80s and more! Lights, fog, and all the GLITZ you'd expect from Masters of the "hair band" genre.
Additional ticketed events will be announced throughout the summer!
WHERE? The Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion is only a short distance from downtown. We're located at 1877 Shriners Way, Cheswick, PA 15024 ( Map it! ).
FREE parking, too!
Moondog's Pub has been closed for more than 13 months, and Ronny 'Moondog' Esser won't be reopening until October, but the dog ain't sleepin'. Moondog's has just moved its shows to the Pittsburgh Shrine Center!
The Shriners have teamed up with Ronny “Moondog” Esser to produce our summer concert series.
Shriners business manager Bob Addleman says, “we are so very happy to partner with Moondog's and the StarLite Lounge to provide bands a place to play, and music lovers a place to enjoy them, in as safe an environment as we can offer."
“2020 was a tough year, and we are glad we have a facility that can host these events. Our pavilion can hold 1,000 people, so we can provide ample physical distancing and still have a nice audience for our musicians.”
Esser, who owns Moondog's and the StarLite Lounge in Blawnox, and is the man behind the music at the Pittsburgh Blues & Roots Festival and the Eight Great Tuesdays series in Erie, calls the shows, “a ray of sunshine on an otherwise dismal year for music. Moondog's has been closed since March 2020, we've been able to do very little at the StarLite, the Blues & Roots Festival and the Erie concerts had to be canceled, The Shriners' series gives bands a stage, and their fans a place to see and hear them perform. I'm overjoyed to be a part of it. When music is what you've lived your whole life, you need it to stay sane.”
As a leading entertainment, wedding reception and special event venue, the Pittsburgh Shrine Center adds exciting new events all the time. Check out some of these great times for you and your friends to enjoy!
Pittsburgh Shriners’ CEO, Donald Green, who serves a year-long term as ‘Potentate’, has been pleased with the emergence of The Pittsburgh Shrine Center as a regional hotspot for live local music.
“Our first mission is to help kids,” Don says. “Shriners around the world help children through fundraising in support of Shriners Hospitals for Children, where we provide care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs. Through these concerts we can simultaneously support our great philanthropy, entertain music lovers from across the Pittsburgh region and showcase the talents of these incredible singers and musicians who grace our stage at the Pittsburgh Shrine Center. We couldn’t be happier!”
Pittsburgh’s Shriners - the premiere fraternal organization for men of good character - have a long and storied connection to musical performance in the Pittsburgh region.
Many Shriner members belong to clubs filled with musicians who play anywhere from our own stage to local parades. The Pittsburgh Shriners Band is nearly 120 years old!
The former Syria Mosque in Oakland served as a premier venue for big time traveling acts and artists for decades. The 3,700 seat Syria Mosque ushered in a grand era of social and ceremonial events, and for nearly 75 years it contributed greatly to Pittsburgh’s cultural life.
"The Syria Mosque for 75 years was the centerpiece of Pittsburgh’s music culture hosting the performances of world renowned classical, jazz and rock artists." (Pittsburgh Music History)
In October 1994, the Pittsburgh Shrine Center opened its new, 40,000 square foot, $10 million facility set on 37 acres in Harmar Township, Cheswick, PA.
For over 25 years, The Pittsburgh Shrine Center has served the Pittsburgh region's desire for a flexible, multi-use special event facility.
The Pittsburgh Shrine Center has hosted over 500 weddings and an equal amount of corporate, social and civic events. Beyond its role as a hub of activities for Pittsburgh's Syria Shriners, the Pittsburgh Shrine Center welcomes the public year-round as a venue for banquets, weddings, wedding and bridal showers, concerts, pageants, stage shows, trade shows, dinner theater, civic meetings and other business and social affairs.
The Pittsburgh Shrine center also hosts its own seasonal events open to the public.
Founded in 1877, and with nearly 4,000 members in Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh's Syria Shriners is ninth-oldest and third-largest of the nearly 200 local chapters of Shriners International worldwide.
The goal of the Shriners is to be the premiere fraternal organization for men of good character.
The Shriners are committed to providing attractive, quality programs and services for its members, their families, friends, and the community in a spirit of fun, fellowship and philanthropy. Shriners foster self-improvement through leadership, education, the perpetuation of moral values and community involvement.
Shriners serve humankind through the resources of its great philanthropy, the Shriners Hospitals for Children®.
For more information, please visit www.syriashriners.org
We'll start the meeting at 7pm, and take care of some preliminary business. Then, we'll initiate worthy candidates in the Fun and Fellowship of the Shrine. Casual, dress, with your fez. Dress appropriately for the weather, as we will be meeting al fresco.
Treat yourself to a great day of music and help us to keep the lights on
Gathering Field in Concert Saturday, October 3, 8pm
One of the most successful bands to cemerge from the Pittsburgh music scene, The Gathering Field has recorded five albums during their stellar career. This is going to be an unforgettable evening in the physically-distanced setting of our beautiful pavilion. BUY GATHERING FIELD TICKETS HERE
Jerry Garcia left us 25 years ago, but his musical legacy survives with Pittsburgh Jamband theCAUSE. You'll hear an acoustic set of Jerry & John music, an electric set of Jerry Garcia Band material, and another electric set of Grateful Dead tunes. Break out your tie-dye, and celebrate the life of this icon of American music! BUY TICKETS FOR theCAUSE HERE
Our first Oktoberfest event sold out two weeks ago, so we decided to roll out the barrel a second time, Saturday, October 24. Your tickets includes a sumptuous Oktoberfest meal, three Oktoberfest biers from Penn Brewery, and Pittsburgh's premier Oktoberfest band, The Barons!. Break out your lederhosen and dirndls, and get your fest on! BUY TICKETS FOR OKTOBERFEST II HERE
With precious little revenue coming into the Pittsburgh Shrine Center and Syria Shriners this year, one bright spot has been our Thursday night music series. Four show remain:
Shiners front man Rob Keller was profoundly injured in an horrific motorcycle accident while on a 10,000-mile ride to benefit homeless veterans. This week, we'll invite folks to contribute to defray the $1,000,000+ in medical expenses incurred by Rob and his family.
Roadrunner Noble Ron Plesh recently completed his 100th Shriners Hospitals for ChildrenTM patient transportation trip, when he and his Roadrunner mentor, Don Wiles, took David S. from Sligo, PA to the SHC-Erie
This is a remarkable milestone and we offer Ron a tip o' the fez and our heartfelt congratulations!
The 2019 First Lady Phyllis Weiss and the Divan Ladies had a tremendously successful fundraising year, and directed restricted gifts to Syria Shriners to replace the refrigerators in our pavilion kitchen, and upgrade the pavilion lighting to an energy-efficient LED lighting system, which will both brighten the facility and reduce our electricity consumption for lighting by 77%. Nobles Jack Jones, Gary Schwartz, Al Tedeschi, and Illustrious Sir Bill Weiss provided the labor for the job. Thanks, guys!.
Many thanks to Phyllis and the 2019 Divan Ladies!
After rescheduling from April 18, to October 24, and much back-and-forth, including planning to modify the event to facilitate holding it in our pavilion, the Illustrious Sir Don Taylor, and First Lady Eleanor, have reluctantly decided to forgo holding An Enchanted Evening: The 2020 Potentate's Ball. Refunds will be forthcoming to all who had purchased tickets. We are very sorry to have to announce this development, and wish Don & Eleanor all the best. A second Oktoberfest event, mentioned above, will replace the ball on our calendar.
August 4, 2020
Miller Lite Thunder Thursdays & Weekend Concerts Keep the Music Playing for Bands and Fans Alike
With precious few opportunities to enjoy live music this summer, Pittsburgh’s Syria Shriners have stepped into the breach to offer local bands and music fans an airy, covered outdoor venue for live shows in the Pavilion at the Pittsburgh Shrine Center in Harmar.
Every Thursday night, the Miller Lite Thunder Thursdays Summer Music Series features local bands with physically-distanced seating, no cover charge, and no fear of inclement weather spoiling the fun. And on many weekends, ticketed concert events keep the music playing all summer and into October.
The Shriners have teamed up with Ronny “Moondog” Esser to produce the series. Shriners business manager Bob Addleman says, “we are so very happy to partner with Moondog’s, the StarLite Lounge, and Band Together Pittsburgh to provide bands a place to play, and music lovers a place to enjoy them, in as safe an environment as we can offer. It’s been a tough year, and we are glad we have a facility that can host these events. Our pavilion can hold 1,000 people, so we can provide ample physical distancing and still have a nice audience for our musicians.”
Esser, who owns Moondog’s and the StarLite Lounge in Blawnox, and is the man behind the music at the Pittsburgh Blues & Roots Festival and the Eight Great Tuesdays series in Erie, calls the shows, “a ray of sunshine on an otherwise dismal year for music. Moondog’s has been closed since March, we’ve been able to do very little at the StarLite, the Blues & Roots Festival and the Erie concerts had to be canceled, The Shriners’ series gives bands a stage, and their fans a place to see and hear them perform. I’m overjoyed to be a part of it. When music is what you’ve lived your whole life, you need it to stay sane.”
The Thursday series started June 11, and runs through at least October 1. The Billy Price Band kicked off the weekend concerts, July 26. Bill Toms and Hard Rain, featuring the Soulville Horns, and special guest, the Aris Paul Band, play this Saturday, August 8.
Thursday evening shows are from 7-9pm, with gates opening at 6pm each week. Weekend shows begin at 4pm, with gates opening for general admission at 3pm, and early entry at 2:30pm. Tickets to weekend concerts are available at syriashriners.com.
(More dates and performers will be announced soon.)
|Thursday, August 6||The Stevee Wellons Band|
|Saturday, August 8||Bill Toms and Hard Rain, featuring the Soulville Horns, with the Aris Paul Band (Get Tickets Here!)|
|Thursday, August 13||The Tina Daniels Band|
|Thursday, August 20||Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania Night with Bobby Thompson and The Groove|
|Thursday, August 27||The Bail Jumpers|
|Thursday, September 3||Bubs McKeg & The Aces|
|Thursday, September 10||Shot O’ Soul|
|Thursday, September 17||Curtis and the SHAKERZ|
|Thursday, September 24||The Shiners|
With nearly 4,000 members in Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh’s Syria Shriners is one of the largest of the nearly 200 local chapters of Shriners International worldwide. The goal of the Shriners is to be the premiere fraternal organization for men of good character. The Shriners are committed to providing attractive, quality programs and services for its members, their families, friends, and the community in a spirit of fun, fellowship and philanthropy. Shriners foster self-improvement through leadership, education, the perpetuation of moral values and community involvement. Shriners serve humankind through the resources of its great philanthropy, the Shriners Hospitals for Children®. For more information, please visit www.syriashriners.org
Proceeds benefit Syria Shriners. Ticket price is NOT tax deductibleWe have received approval from the Allegheny County Health Department to hold physically-distanced events at our facilities. Outdoor events are considerably easier to schedule right now, but we're able to have limited indoor events, too. Time to make hay while the sun shines, at least from a fundraising standpoint. We need to support and encourage our friends to join the fun on Thunder Thursdays Bike Nights, and read on for an exciting new fundraiser that will be critical to making the most of our fraternal fundraising opportunities this year.
Meanwhile, stay well. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Clearly, this has been a very challenging year for Syria Shriners from a financial standpoint, and more, but particularly financially. We have been unable to do anything in our building since mid-March. Our wedding, prom, and corporate events have disappeared. Our important fundraisers from the Sportsmen's Bash to the First Choice Wine Festival, the North Hills Homebrewer's Fest, the fall Night at the Races, and our 3-day Rocktoberfest Pittsburgh festival have all been canceled, as have many of our pavilion rentals for outside events, leaving a gaping hole in the revenue side of our budget. We are doing everything possible to control expenses. For example, our office has been closed since March 16, and our facilities staff is operating with absolute minimum hours and workers. We have suspended publication of the VOICE of Syria Shriners, because there are no activities, and because we want to save the costs involved in production and mailing.
Our summer music events are doing well for us, and as we've been trying to do for years, we are drawing the general public to our facility, showing them a good time, and making some money in the process. Participation from our members, however, has been minimal. If even two per cent of our members would attend, we would reach our capacity every week.
That's why we need to count on YOU to help. It is important that you support our summer music series to the extent that you are able. Our Thursday night shows, and our ticketed weekend concerts, presented OUTDOORS in our spacious pavilion, with four seats to a table normally used by eight people, and all the tables distanced from one another, and mask protocols in place, are vitally important in helping us generate revenue and keep the wolf away from the door. If you can't personally attend these events for whatever reason, from personal income loss, to concern about public events, schedule conflicts, your taste in music, or your distance from the Shrine Center, please do what you can to support them, and please share them with your friends on Facebook and other social media. Talk with your friends about them. Ask them to join you for a very fun night or afternoon out.
We hope a dues increase is not necessary, but without YOUR ACTIVE SUPPORT NOW, that may well be an inevitable eventuality in the very near future. PLEASE DO YOUR PART TO SUPPORT YOUR TEMPLE. Thanks!
We're looking for someone to take over creation of these periodic email updates. If this is in your wheelhouse, and you're interested in helping out, please click HERE to email the Recorder.
Given current restrictions on indoor gatherings in Allegheny County, the complete lack of business to come before the body, and the shortened interval between the third and fourth Quarterly Meetings, and the less-than-satisfying experience of hold ing our last Quarterly meeting electornically, the Quarterly Meeting scheduled for August 3 has been canceled. We will next hold a Quarterly Meeting on Monday, October 5, at 7:30pm, in the Pittsburgh Shrine Center Ballroom, if possible, or using the ZOOM platform, if necessary.
Syria Shriners, in conjunction with Moondog's & the StarLite Lounge, proudly presents the Miller Lite Thunder Thursdays Summer Music Series, all summer long in the spacious Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion, continuing weekly through October 1. We're excited to have this speical opportunity to add much-needed funds to our coffers in this challenging financial year.
Gates open weekly at 6pm, and the live music begins at 7pm. We wrap things up on stage at 9pm, so you won't have to stay up past your bedtime to have a good time. The StarLite Lounge, featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives, will be on hand to feed you. A full bar will be available. All events are rain or shine. You know our pavilion is impervious to inclement weather (and we've had plenty so far this summer), so the shows will go on, without regard to any raindrops we may see. YOUR support is critical to the success of this series.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED
NEVER A COVER ... BUT ALWAYS UNDER COVER - Plenty of great Miller Lite giveaways! - Attendance is limited to 250, so come early!
The Thunder rolls again this Thursday with the sultry blues, jazz, and rocks sounds of the Stevee Wellons Band. This group of seasoned pros has done it all over the years, in a variety of this area's greatest bands, and they'll be doin' it again for us on our very own Pitttsburgh Shrine Center pavilion stage Thursday night!
Check out Stevee and company below.
Watch this space for more information on the bands, vendors, and other fun stuff in store.
Please do your best to support this series. Mark your calendar, tell your friends, and be sure to share on your social media accounts!
WE CAN ALWAYS USE HELP. IN FACT, WE REALLY NEED IT!
IF YOU CAN VOLUNTEER, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
The 2020 Ladies Luncheon, honoring Syria Shriners First Lady Eleanor Taylor is fast approaching on Saturday, August 8. Doors open at 10:30am, and the program gets under way at 11:15am. Lady Debbie Green is chairing the event, and Lady Kathy Steinheiser is handling tickets and seating arrangements. Click here for reservations.
Due to physical distancing guidelines, tables will now need to be four or six ladies, rather than eight or ten, and tables will be placed in such a way as to guarantee a safer environment for all guests. Thank you for understanding. We will try to accommodate your seating requests as best we can.
Let's have a great day to honor a special Lady! Plan to stick around for the fabulous concert below!
"BILL TOMS IN PITTSBURGH LAYS LEGITIMATE CLAIM AS ONE OF THE WORTHIEST MEMBERS OF THE BLUES-SOUL CAMP THAT REVERES STAX/HI WITHOUT SUFFOCATING IN REVIVALIST CLICHES."
- DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE -
Pittsburgh rock 'n' roll legend Bill Toms returns to the Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion, THIS SATURDAY, August 8 at 4pm. Bill and his band Hard Rain are backed by the fabulous Soulville Horns, featuring Syria Shriners Noble Steve Graham on trombone, Phil Brontz on sax, and George Archer on trumpet.
Bill Toms launched his musical career in 1987 as lead guitarist of Pittsburgh’s legendary band Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers, During that period, he opened for and played with such legendary names as The Band, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Little Feat, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. While playing guitar, co-writing, and adding backup vocals for the Houserockers, Toms and the band recorded six studio albums and one live concert album together. In 1995, The Houserockers released American Babylon, which was recorded and produced by Springsteen himself.
With nine studio albums and last year's Live! CD under their belt, Bill Toms and Hard Rain have been delighting audiences across the USA and in Europe for many years since.
As a solo artist, Toms has opened for the likes of Buddy Guy, Levon Helm, Marshall Crenshaw, The Kennedys, Steve Forbert, and Ellis Paul.
The current pandemic has severely limited our opprotunities to catch this great act, and we've got them, this coming Saturday!
Award-winning singer-songwriter/gutiarist Aris Paul and his band will wopen the show.
General admission tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the gate. Showtime is 4pm. General admission opens at 3pm. Early entry tickets, at $25, get you in at 2:30pm, and your first drink is on the house!
For more info on these outstanding bands, click the photos above.
Early entry & advance tickets available below. Tickets are moving fast. Don't get shut out. Trust me, you don't want to miss this show!
Swing Time Nights, featuring the Syria Shriners Stage Band, return to the Pittsburgh Shrine Center Ballroom, Friday, August 21, The band was just ready to kick off its 2020 season when Shrine activities were suspended, so the July date marks the band's 2020 debut. The music starts at 7pm, and admission is $5 at the door. Come on out and swing!
by Randy Hobaugh, Second Ceremonial Master
I would like to share with you a new Syria Shrine fundraiser that will replace our long-standing Car Raffle. For the past couple of years, the raffle ticket sales have been declining, and it’s time to introduce something new. With that said, this year we will be kicking off a $25,000 HOLIDAY CASH GIVE-A-WAY .
This lottery fundraiser will be given away during the week of Christmas.
Syria Holiday Cash Give-A-Way Ticket will be sold for $10 per ticket, with a total giveaway of $25,000.
The prizes will be awarded on the PA Lottery 7pm Daily Pick 4, and two numbers will be printed on each ticket.
Prizes will be awarded as follows:
We really need to sell all 5,000 tickets to optimize this fundraiser. We are very much hoping that everyone can buy and/or sell tickets to support this effort. Please do your best to help reduce our deficit, and avoid dues increases.
Proceeds benefit Syria Shriners. Ticket price is NOT tax deductible
The Pittsburgh Shrine Center and Syria Shriners business office remains closed until further notice. Please keep our office and facilities staff, and our entire Syria Shriners family in your prayers. We all need to remember each other during this trying period. Call your fellow Shriners, and look after their well-being. Run errands to the grocery or drug store if your situation allows, and theirs does not.
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