Syria Shriners September Update
October Quarterly Meeting Monday, October 5 in the Pavilion
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.
The Best Shows are at the Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion
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 Celebration with theCAUSE Saturday, October 10, 4pm
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
Oktoberfest II with The Barons! Saturday, October 24, 2pm
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
Miller Lite Thunder Thursdays Wraps up a very successful first season with 4 more big shows
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:
- September 24: Tina Daniels Band and John Vento & Friends replace The Shiners to Rock for Rob Keller.
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.
- October 1: Stevee Wellons Band
- October 8: Miss Freddye's Blues Band
- October 15: The Nighthawks
Roadrunner joins the Century Club
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!
Pavilion Lighting Upgrade
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!
Potentate's Ball Canceled
Another Coronavirus Casualty
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.