Entertainment

Main Stage

Kardasz Brothers

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Brother duo, Chris and Robert Kardasz, have been performing classic hits from the 60’s and 70’s around the Pittsburgh region for over 40 years.  They were featured twice in Ed Salomon’s book, Pittsburgh’s Golden Era Of Rock N Roll and they have written and performed the Pittsburgh Penguins “The Mighty ‘guins” theme and “Raise The Jolly Roger” for the Pirates.

Part of Afternoon Oldies Concert Series presented by the PA Lottery.

The Dorals

1:30 - 2:30 pm

The Dorals are a five piece band from New Castle, PA, renowned for entertaining audiences of all ages with an incredibly wide variety of musical styles. Their focus is on party standards from the Baby Boomer generation to favorites from the 50s through the 90s. This five-part vocal strength, along with dynamic musicianship and arrangements, create energetic performances. The Dorals have earned the reputation as one of the area’s best party-dance bands.

Part of Afternoon Oldies Concert Series presented by the PA Lottery.

Jimbo & the Soupbones

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Jimbo & the Soupbones cross musical genres without apology, resulting in a fresh, yet familiar blend of funk, soul, rock and blues that excludes no listener. At the core of this Soupbone collective is singer/songwriter/guitarist James “JIMBO” Jackson. Everything about this man is big. His body, his voice, and most importantly, his stage presence. With charisma to spare, he is the quintessential frontman. Guitarist, Jason Caliguri, acts as the perfect bookend that keeps The Soupbones spirited show balanced. His timing and taste keep the music tight, though his real talents are showcased through his soulful and astounding solos. The funky grooves that this band delivers could not be attained without bassist Phil Wilkerson. A bass scholar with no formal training, he commands the bottom end. Nicholas Tolkacevic speaks softly and carries big drumsticks. He comfortably layers intricate rock, funk and hip hop beats to create a style of his own. Rounding the group out is percussionist, Nate Vagias, a multi-instrumentalist with all the toys. His wide array of music makers coupled with his ability to manipulate them compliment the Soupbone sound and keep everything grounded.

EQT Flashes of Freedom Celebrate America Logo

Jeff Jimerson & Airborne

4:30 - 6:00 pm

Jeff Jimerson is a Pittsburgh-based singer, best known as the national anthem singer for the Pittsburgh Penguins for over two decades. He also plays with his band Airborne. In 2011, Bleacher Report named Jimerson one of the eight best national anthem singers in hockey and is also credited in the 1995 Jean-Claude Van Damme Film, Sudden Death. He has played with numerous regional bands since 1970’s including Tumblin Dice and T Dice. As the Penguins anthem singer, he has sung the national anthem during the Stanley Cup Finals in 2008, 2009, and 2016.

The Delaneys

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Celebrating their 20th year in existence, the Delaneys (Pittsburgh, PA), are currently promoting their 4th studio album, Bullfighter, produced by Grammy award winners Rick Witkowski (B.E. Taylor, Crack the Sky) and Joe West (Jodi + Rory, Jimmy Wayne, Toby Keith).  They are currently at work on their 5th album (TBA) due later this year.  The Delaneys have been privileged to be the supporting act for a few of their favorite groups, such as, Fuel, Candlebox, and Bret Michaels while continuing to tour regionally in 2017 and beyond.

Air National Guard Band of the Northeast

8:00 - 9:30 pm

A traditional Air National Guard squadron, the band consists of forty personnel, all National Guard members and with civilian careers, who meet one weekend a month to rehearse and perform. Its ranks are filled with professional musicians, educators, students, administrators, salesmen, builders and other professionals. The band has received many awards, including the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award and Pennsylvania Governor’s Unit Citation. The band’s annual concert tours have taken it overseas to Germany, Holland, France, the Azores, Antigua-West Indies, Norway, England and Denmark.  The band continues to travel nationally and perform a vital public affairs mission for the United States Air Force and the Air National Guard, and members of the band have been seen on National TV performing at events such as the Pocono 500 NASCAR race and the MLB World Series, among others.

Throughout Point State Park

Kids Zone Activities

Noon - 9:00 pm

  • Design your own Fireworks presented by AAA: create a fireworks display on paper using glue, salt and watercolors
  • Face Painting and airbrush tattoos with Face Paint Pittsburgh
  • Caricaturist Drawings
  • Gem Mining
  • Amber’s Amazing Animal Balloons (4-8pm)
  • Stilt Walking Uncle Sam (5-8pm)
  • Interactive games: Giant Jenga, Connect 4, Building Blocks, Sidewalk Chalk and Tic- Tac- Toe
bike valet

Food, Expos & Amenities

Noon - 10:00 pm

  • Food Vendors
  • Sponsor Exhibitors
  • Park your bike at the Bike Valet sponsored by Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Flag Raising Ceremony

Noon

Start the day outside of the Museum at the Block House, helping staff and volunteers raise the flag and sing the national anthem.

United States Air Force Flyover

Flyover by the United States Air Force

6:00 pm

Jeff Jimerson, a Pittsburgh favorite, sings the National Anthem as the United States Air Force performs a flyover above Point State Park.

Fort Pitt Museum

Miscellaneous Demonstrations

Noon - 5:00 pm

All activities take place outside of the Fort Pitt Museum

  • 18th Century Reenactors
  • Rifle and Musket Demos
  • Fife and Drum Performances

Note: Fort Pitt Museum is open 10:00 am – 6:00 pm with children’s activities inside.
Regular admission fees apply.