The Story

Now in its fourth year, Weather Permitting is a promotional outdoor weekly concert series held at the Shadyside Nursery. Each Sunday, the nursery transforms into a vibrant event space that features bands, beer from local breweries, food trucks and a farmer’s marketplace. We also have been known to have squirt gun battles and hula-hoop fun for kids of all ages. More than just an event, this collaboration of local folks was built with the intention of supporting and promoting small businesses. With a permit that allows for expansion, this year Weather Permitting is growing and able to offer additional space for local farm stands and other vendors to promote and sell their goods on site. Last year, our events averaged 150-200 people, and our social media outreach efforts were seen weekly by at least 3,000 local Pittsburgh folks. We maintained a solid social media campaign throughout the summer and we were featured in the Pittsburgh City Paper. The Weather Permitting team also collaborated on some other events, including the first annual Pittsburgh Abides (a Lebowski fest), ensuring that the Weather Permitting name was always plastered on posters all over town. Full of gratitude for a successful first two years, we promise that the 2015 season will be even better. We are currently looking for local green businesses that want to advertise with us on flyers, social media and on our website. While the event itself is the cornerstone of Weather Permitting, the intent is to provide small, local businesses with the opportunity to reach our network of attendees and supporters. If interested, please contact us at wepermitpgh@gmail.com for more information.


The Venue

Since April 2011, brothers Bill Brittain and Mike Georges have worked hard to provide the Shadyside community with quality plants, gardening supplies and landscaping services. The nursery has evolved into a multi-use green space that houses two additional small, local businesses: Shadyside Worms and BeeBoy hives & honey. Proud to play hosts to this weekly event, Bill and Mike are responsible for transforming the nursery space into an outdoor event space (and then back again) each week. On Sundays, you can find them instigating squirt gun battles and showing off their hula-hooping skills.  The Shadyside Nursery is open daily from 11am – 7pm for all your gardening and landscaping needs.



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