The Pittsburgh Guitars Big Beatle Show began way back in 2006, when Carl noticed that several guitar students at the store were learning songs by The Beatles. Since he owns an entire stage-worth of Vox Super Beatle amplifiers, as well as Beatle-appropriate drums, he thought it would be fun to give the students a chance to play the big amps on a big stage! Pittsburgh Guitars Big Beatle Show #1 was booked at the Rex Theater on The South Side, and students... and other musicians around town... were invited to play two or three Beatles songs.
With Carl providing the amps and drums, and John & Scott's band The Elliotts as the House Band, dozens and dozens of bands and solo acts were able to perform all in one evening. Every song was a fabulous Beatle tune, with no repeats! It was a magical success!!
And in 2012, with John at the helm, we established Strum Together, the Pittsburgh Guitars Musical Education Scholarship Fund. All proceeds from subsequent Beatles Shows have gone to help us provide guitar lessons for scholarship winners from our community. It's been a great success!
The Pittsburgh Guitars Big Beatle Show has taken its place in the lore of the Pittsburgh musical community. Bands have come from all over the tri-state area to join in an evening celebrating the greatest band ever, The Beatles. The shows have drawn sold-out crowds to the Rex Theater. And with acts on stage changing every six minutes, the audiences never know what to expect next!
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Monday - Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed for Thanksgiving
Friday & Saturday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Noon - 5:00 pm
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