Pittsburgh Blues and Roots Festival PARS577

John Vento joins Bill on episode #577 of the Pennsylvania Rock Blues Show to talk about the Pittsburgh Blues and Roots Festival and more.

Featuring music from: The Bail Jumpers, John Vento, Miss Freddye, ZMW, Nied’s Hotel Band

Interview Session 1 – Pittsburgh Blues and Roots Festival and Corbriwoodstock

  1. John, before we get too deeply into the Pittsburgh Blues and Roots Festival, can you tell us a little bit about both Band Together Pittsburgh‘s and the Autism Society of Pittsburgh’s missions and programs?
  2. How did this annual event start?
  3. The event takes place on Saturday July 31st and Sunday August 1st at the Pittsburgh Shrine Center. What musicians will be taking part in the fundraising event?
  4. How can our listeners purchase tickets?
  5. What if they cannot attend, but would like to make a donation?
  6. Let’s talk about another benefit show that you host, Corbriwoodstock. Can you tell us a little bit about the benefactor, Allegheny Clean Ways.
  7. How did Corbriwoodstock get its start?
  8. This event takes place on Saturday September 4th and Sunday September 5th at one of the coolest venues I’ve ever been to, your backyard. How did you end up with a full concert stage at your house?
  9. What bands will be participating this year?
  10. How can our listeners purchase tickets to Corbriwoodstock?

Interview Session 2 – John Vento’s Endeavors

  1. There’s a lot to get out of the way before we discuss John the musician, so let’s move on to your “All Volunteer” listening room, Steamworks Creative. How would an artist schedule a show there or take part in one of the open stages?
  2. I’m sure I’m barely touching upon all the things that you’re involved in in the music scene, but let’s talk about John Vento the solo artist and frontman for the Nied’s Hotel Band and the Bmen.
    1. How often do you get to play out with your busy schedule?
    2. The B-men in particular specifically for charity events, how did that come about and how can a charity get them involved?
  3. I have to fit one normal PA Rock show question in: Who is your Dave Grohl? (what famous artist would you like to get up on stage with and perform one of their songs?)
  4. What does the future hold for John Vento and all his ventures in the music scene?

2021 Scheduled LINEUP

Saturday 7/31
Pavilion Stage
1:30 – 2:15  Band Together PGH Performers
3:00 – 4:00  Soulful Femme
5:00 – 6:00  Jim Donovan & The Sun King Warriors
7:00 – 8:15  Billy Price Band
9:00 – 10:15  Joanna Connor

Roots Stage
2:15 – 3:00  Kip London
4:15 – 5:00  Cherylann Hawk
6:15 – 7:00 Chet Vincent

Sunday 8/1
Pavilion Stage
1:30 – 2:30  Bill Toms & Hard Rain
3:30 – 4:30  Blue Spectrum Band
6:00 – 7:15  Vanessa Collier Band w/ special guest – Laura Chavez
7:45 – 9:15  Anthony Gomes

Roots Stage
2:30 – 3:30  Band Together PGH Performers
4:45 – 6:00  Clinton Clegg’s “Mon Hound”

I cannot attend but would like to donate send a check to:

Band Together Pittsburgh
364 Freeport Rd.
Pittsburgh, Pa 15238
Attn: John Vento

About the Author
Bill is the owner of Build the Scene, Vice President of First Angel Media, and the "tech guy" behind Music from the 412. He has been working with local, independent bands since 1996. He currently offers the following services: Web Design & Development, Electronic Press Kit Design & Development, Concert & Promotional Photograpy, Radio, Streaming TV, & Podcast Airtime, & Artist PR & Marketing Bill is the host of the Pennsylvania Rock Show (Radio, Podcast, TV Show & Vlog), 3 Questions and a Song (Radio, Podcast & Vlog) & Friendly Fire (Live Radio Show). Bill is also the owner of Build the Scene Radio