On September 24th the city of Pittsburgh shuts down Walnut Street in Shadyside to traffic on Saturday night, sets up a stage and brings in some beer trucks.  You heard me right.  Think part outdoor concert and part neighborhood block party in one of the most popular destinations of our city after the “dog days” of summer has passed us by.  Guests enjoy a variety of delicious foods for sale, a multitude of beer, and, of course, Pittsburgh’s hottest local and regional bands.  And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better – it does.  All donations & proceeds from beer sales on September 24th benefited Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center (ARL).

Kicking off the fall jam series on September 24th was Pittsburgh’s alternative folk rock band Nameless in August featuring lead singer Zach Rock, Jason Buzon, Patrick McGinley, Jeremy Colbert and Mike Brunch.   The band opened for  Dancing Queen, the ever popular Pittsburgh 70’s & 80’S Disco, Funk & Dance Band.  Locals got their groove on while jamming to the hits of bands such as ABBA, Earth, Wind & Fire, K.C. & the Sunshine Band and Kool & the Gang – turning this Jam on Walnut into the city’s Hottest Live Disco Party.

“We are very appreciative of Wilson McGinley and the Shadyside bars selecting us as the beneficiary of the first Jam on Walnut being held in September,” said Dan Rossi, Executive Director of Animal Rescue League  “The money raised will help the Animal Rescue League continue to offer low coat medical services like spay and neutering.”

For more information on how you can assist ARL in their mission, visit their website at www.animalrescue.org.