Thursday, August 25

Every Thursday is an Open Jam with House Band 8mm
All musicians and all styles of music are welcome.
Sign up starts at 7pm music starts at 8pm


Charlie Hustle & The Grifters w/ special guest Habatat
Saturday, August 27

Since early 2012, the ever-blossoming psychedelic jam/funk/rock outfit Habatat has made positive strides in the Pgh., Pa suburbs sharing stages with the likes of Twiddle, the Heavy Pets, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and Zack Deputy to name very few. Combining gritty yet sultry vocals by Ryan Woods, colorful funky bass riffs from Kris Lupher, soulful solos from Cory “Gweedo” Mickinak, powerful dance/funk grooves by J.Banks and provocative horns from Josh Covert, this group will leave you floored with their energetic live performance; a raw boogaloo of sound. Their music brings forth flashing vibes of some of the great legendary rock bands such as Cream, CCR, and the Grateful Dead but they are in a characteristic thumbprint completely of their own.

Charlie Hustle & the Grifters brings together four Pittsburgh-area musicians through a shared appreciation for all types of music, stirring our love of blues, rock, folk and funk into a tasty musical gumbo. Blending original tunes with covers ranging from Dave Van Ronk to Dylan and the Dead, our sets run the gamut from Delta blues and classic rock to jazzy funk and psychedelic jamminess. We play music — people dance. So grab yer dancin’ shoes and join the Hustle!

All tickets general admission $10

Chris Jamison
Friday, September 2

Chris Jamison, a recent student of Capital University in Columbus OH, and a Pittsburgh native, was a finalist on Season 7 of NBC’s The Voice. Known as the shows’s “Heart throb” he found success on the show singing songs such as “Jealous”, “When I Was Your Man”, and his his own single “Velvet”. Chris is young and has huge plans for the future and is looking forward to bringing some original music to the world.

Presented by Drusky Entertainment

tickets $20-$25

Desperado (Eagles Tribute Band)
Saturday, September 3

The areas best Eagles Tribute Band comes to The Oaks Theater
Desperado plays all the best Eagles hits exactly like you remember them.
So get your tickets to what is sure to be an amazing tribute to an unforgettable band.

Tickets are $12 for auditorium and $15 for tables.

Monty Python & The Holy Grail (Sing along Quote Along) 7pm
Saturday, September 10

Monty Python & The Holy Grail Sing Along Quote Along at The Oaks Theater

With introduction by Local Actor/Comedian/Monty Python Expert Benjamin Palmer

This classic treasure of cinema returns to the big screen in all its glory with a special sing along quote along version.
Be part of this ONE NIGHT ONLY EVENT. Saturday September 10th.

There will be two screenings one at 7pm and one at 10pm

Tickets are $10 for auditorium seats and $12 for Table seats.

Monty Python & The Holy Grail (Sing Along Quote Along) 10pm
Saturday, September 10

Monty Python & The Holy Grail Sing Along Quote Along at The Oaks Theater

With introduction by Local Actor/Comedian/Monty Python Expert Benjamin Palmer

This classic treasure of cinema returns to the big screen in all its glory with a special sing along quote along version.
Be part of this ONE NIGHT ONLY EVENT. Saturday September 10th.

There will be two screenings one at 7pm and one at 10pm

Tickets are $10 for auditorium seats and $12 for Table seats.

Beatlemania The Invasion (Beatles Tribute)
Saturday, September 17

The Best Beatles Tribute Show around. If you love the Fab Four than you’ll love Beatlemania The Invasion with Michael Brown.
This will be a special show, and He will perform songs that He does not do on most shows.

The Following is a message from Michael Brown
Another reason this will be a special show, this will be my FINAL “Beatles” show of my career. I had a great run, lots of GREAT memories, played with ALOT of the best “Beatles” performers, went to some amazing places and met alot of incredible (and fanatical) fans. I am going in a different direction and will have no regrets. I cannot think of a better way to go out, than with my local hometown friends, fans and family with me.

Advance tickets for this show are just $17 for auditorium seats and $20 for table seats
Best available on the day of the show will be $20
Bar opens at 6:30pm Show starts at 7:30pm

Eric Hutchinson Anyone Who Knows Me Tour
Wednesday, September 21

About Eric Hutchinson

As Eric Hutchinson journeyed toward the making of Moving Up Living Down, the delightfully witty and supremely wise follow-up to his hit debut Sounds Like This, he developed a very simple rule regarding new songs. That was the case with finding producers Elizondo and Terefe, who provided environments that allowed Hutchinson’s growing creativity to flourish.

“I’m a big hip-hop fan, which sometimes people laugh at,” he says. “I wanted the record to be rhythmic, feel big but have the intimacy of the lyrics. I’m also a big pop music fan, Beatles and Paul Simon. Mike Elizondo comes from hip-hop, but is a big Beatles fan. I walked into his studio and saw he had all these Beatles pictures up and I knew I was in the right place!”

The combination clicked, taking Hutchinson in some unexpected directions.

“I’m always on the search for new sounds and on ‘Watching You Watch Him’ I was trying to figure out what kind of solo to have, Mike suggested a requinto jarocho, a stringed instrument from Veracruz – and he just nailed it.”

The London sessions with Terefe were just as inspiring.

“I was staying nearby and walked to the studio, got to learn London by night,” he says. “He has a cool set-up like a living room. You sit, playing on a couch. I learned a lot on that couch, about how to make music. It created a lot of freedom in the recording process that showed up in the songs.”

The road remains Hutchinson’s favorite place to make music, of course. “You’re hosting a party, inviting people in and making sure they’re taken care of the whole time.”

Reciprocally, it’s a fertile world for his art. “Breakdown More” is one song that in particular benefited from that two-way communication. It goes all the way back to his college days, appearing on an early and very limited-release live EP. But somehow fans became familiar with it, he says, and began requesting — or demanding — it at concerts.

“That one just never went away,” he says. “It always felt good live. Something about it stuck with me. When we got to the studio we really dug in, it really caught its own fire.”

He relishes that sometimes circuitous process, which has given him an album as emotionally complex — and compelling — as Hutchinson is showing himself to be.

“The album’s called Moving Up Living Down because it’s about that chutes and ladders lifestyle,” he says. “There’s no end game. It’s about growing pains and I think I’ve grown a lot, experienced a lot since the first album and this is the next step. Sometimes it can be frustrating, learning on the fly. But it’s all worked out really well. Especially as I’ve made this album I’ve had time to reflect over what’s happened in the last few years. Really inspiring, proud and I feel lucky, which is a word I never got to use before. I feel really lucky.”

But the journey’s hardly over. As the title of one song states, he’s “Not There Yet.”

“I traveled so long and got to see so many people and places,” he says. “And sharing music with the fans every night got me thinking: The best concerts are when people sing along with me. So for the next one, what kind of songs do I want people singing with me? What kind of songs do I want people dancing to?”

Get ready to sing and dance.

Road-tested in every setting from a converted garage in Salt Lake City to the 30,000-seat Calgary Saddledome, from San Diego to Dubai, the artist and songs alike bear a playful confidence that was boosted along the way. As the Washington, DC-raised singer, pianist and guitarist traveled the world over the course of several years, word of mouth about his irresistible songs and engaging presence brought out consistently growing concert crowds. That helped turn the song “Rock & Roll” into an international hit (certified Gold in the U.S., Platinum in New Zealand, Norway and Australia) and the album hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart, ultimately selling more than 250,000 copies. The songs “OK, It’s Alright With Me” (top 5 on AAA radio) and “Oh!” also caught fire, helping push total single sales past the million mark.

After a brief respite to nail down the writing at home in New York, he took to the road again to make this album in Los Angeles with producer Mike Elizondo (Eminem, Regina Spektor) and London with Martin Terefe (Jason Mraz, James Morrison).

On Moving Up Living Down, all of Eric’s ever-widening musical embraces are brought into play, from the exuberant folk-pop bounce of “Watching You Watch Him” (the first single, which debuted on the season premiere of ABC-TV’s “Grey’s Anatomy”) through the reggae lilt of opener “Talk is Cheap” through the soul grounding of “The Basement.” The music is tuneful and rhythmic. The lyrics are engaging and reflective. Comparisons, as always, are tough, but you wouldn’t go wrong thinking of a spectrum that includes Paul Simon, the Beatles and Stevie Wonder, all integrated into a truly Hutchinsonian whole.

“The biggest inspirations of the album were the cities I visited, the inspiration and rhythms of the people,” he says. It’s all about missing people (the so-close-yet-so-far-away family and friends of “The People I Know”), reconnecting with the spirit that got him started (“In the First Place”) and finding communities in unexpected places. Take “The Basement,” for example.

“I love soul music, so it’s sort of an homage to that. One night after a show in Northampton, Massachusetts, the promoter brought us to a club called The Basement — and it was a full-on rock ‘n’ roll party, DJ playing songs from the ’50s and ’60s… It was like, ‘I found my people!’ I named some of my favorite artists at the end — Isley Brothers, Ike and Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye – I just love that stuff!”

And “Best Days” came straight out of the last few years’ roaming.

“I was reflecting on all the travel I’d done, thinking about the life I have,” he says. “It’s cliche maybe, but these are the best days of our lives. That’s a surprise to me,” he says. “I sort of think of myself as a cynical optimist. I’m a little suspicious, but in the end I think things work out for the best.”
Great Caesar


Great Caesar aims for the heart with a vulnerable blend of brass, voice, and indie-rock, drawing from acts like Arcade Fire and Beirut to create music that confronts the things that really matter: love, legacy, and the complexity of human relationships.

The NYC band’s 2014 debut single phenomenon, “Don’t Ask Me Why”, combines art and activism in a video that juxtaposes the civil rights movement of the 1960s with today’s fight for sexual equality. Supported by figures as varied as Russell Simmons, Deepak Chopra, Arsenio Hall, and Superbowl champion and LGBT advocate Brendon Ayanbadejo, the video has already challenged hundreds of thousands to take a stand for love and equality. The video’s reached over 260,000 views on YouTube with over 2,000 likes from YouTube users, and gaining hundreds of positive comments.

The band released their eponymous EP on October 7, 2014 which was produced by Griffin Rodriguez (Beirut, Modest Mouse, A Hawk and a Hacksaw).

Great Caesar is comprised of John-Michael Parker (vocals, guitar), Adam Glaser (bass), Tom Sikes (trumpet), Mike Farrell (guitar) and Stephen Chen (saxophone, also of San Fermin).
Elliott Blaufuss

From playing beneath the crumbled ceiling at The Terminal Bar in Minneapolis, where he got his start, to standing on stage at Radio City Music Hall as the musical director and multi-instrumentalist for Eric Hutchinson, in the world of music, Elliott has done it all. Currently living in Nashville and working on his soon to be released third solo effort, he has come a long way from starting his career in Chanhassen, Minnesota across the lake from Prince and Paisley Park. Since then he has played guitar, keys, bass, Hammond, squeezebox and sang in some of the dirtiest clubs, ritziest hotels, tiniest cafes, and most legendary venues around the world. While on the road with Hutchinson, Elliott recently finished a U.S. tour in support of Kelly Clarkson and Pentatonix and is getting ready for a summer run with Matt Nathanson and Phillip Phillips.Elliott can be found playing solo shows with the soul and originality that has endeared him to crowds around the country.

The Nied’s Hotel Band w/ Mark Dignam
Saturday, September 24

Pittsburgh’s Powerhouse of Rock-N-Roll returns to The Oaks Theater with special guest Mark Dignam

This all ages event will benefit The Rosedale Food Pantry

auditorium tickets are just $12 in advance and $15 at the door the day of the show

VIP Table Seats are available for $20 in advance.

Bar Open at 6:30pm

Michael Christopher
Friday, September 30

Michael Christopher found perseverance and grit during his childhood growing up in rural
Pennsylvania, and the lessons he learned along the way would be right at home in the lyrics of today’s
most popular country music.

For the last decade, Michael’s focus and passion has been on music: writing, singing, and performing in
clubs, amphitheaters, and festivals across the country. His guitar-heavy, rock-edged sound intertwine
with his lyrical virtuosity, and position him with elite company in the Country Music scene.

In his new self-titled album, Michael worked with an exclusive group of hit songwriters and producers
including Dennis D’Amico recording at Ronnie’s Place/Black River Entertainment Studios, and Grammy-
Award winning engineer Jamie Tate at The Rukkus Room. The result is a twelve-song anecdote of life
and love that not only displays Michael’s flexibility and ingenuity as a songwriter, but also expands the
boundaries of the country music genre.

Each song represents a story, a philosophy: it ventures into a new realm of Country Music. With songs
like “Mix It Up,”“Weeknight,”and “Looks Like Rain,”Michael incorporated the traditional elements of
the genre with an edgier sound, ultimately offering an album that is relevant to fans of all ages, styles,
and generations.

The album follows Chapter One, a collection of originally written tunes spanning the early years of his
career and features some of the fan favorites that introduced Michael to the country scene.
With a new album complete and a full tour schedule, Michael Christopher continues to excel on his
way to the next chapter of his career.

We are happy to have Michael at The Oaks Theater.

Tickets in advance are $15 for Auditorium Seats and $17 for VIP Table Seats
Opening act TBD

Haunted Oaks Film Festival (2nd Annual)
Saturday, October 1

The 2nd annual Haunted Oaks Film Festival at The Oaks Theater

Hundreds of short horror films are submitted, around a dozen of the best are chosen to be screened, and based on the audience and judges votes two of the films will be awarded cash prizes!

This night will be full of screams, cheers and laughs as hosts Ruthy Stapleton, and Lance Parkin guide the audience through the best horror Pittsburgh has to offer.

All auditorium tickets are just $10

VIP table seating is just $12 per person (bottle service available)

The Gemtones w/ M.C. Frankie Day
Saturday, October 8

The Gemtones with special guest M.C. Frankie Day.

Performers Gwen Davis, Josephine Crooks, and Mike Lathom will perform a variety of fabulous music ranging from Oldies, to Motown, Showtunes and more!

Tickets for this event are:
Left Right Auditorium $17
Center Auditorium $20
Rear Table Seats $25

Eric Johnson
Tuesday, October 11

Eric Johnson, long hailed as one of the world’s preeminent electric guitarists, celebrates his acoustic side with EJ, his 12th album as a leader. Emphasizing Johnson’s formidable skills as a singer-songwriter, his first completely unplugged album is also his most immediate and intimate. Johnson self-produced the album and performed nine of its thirteen tracks unaccompanied in his Austin, Texas Saucer Sound studio. The other tracks feature guest musicians such as renowned guitarist Doyle Dykes, violinist Molly Emerman, cellist John Hagen, and longtime Johnson accompanists Tommy Taylor and Wayne Salzmann on drums and Roscoe Beck and Chris Maresh on acoustic bass.

For Johnson, the creation of sublime music has always been about the journey inward, an approach shared by John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix, and other visionaries. Over the years, his unwavering devotion to perfecting his art has become as legendary as his attention to the instruments he plays. This is evident in his songs, interviews and the way he plays guitar and piano. As Stevie Ray Vaughan put it, “The guy has done more trying to be the best that he can be than anybody I’ve ever seen. He plays all the time, and tries to get his instrument in perfect shape all the time. He works hard on his tone, sound, techniques. He does incredible things with all kinds of guitars – electric, lap steel, acoustic, everything. Few people understand that when the guy was fifteen, he was playing Kenny Burrell and Wes Montgomery stuff, and he was doing it right – that’s pretty cool. Eric is a wonderful cat. He’s always been one of my favorite people in the world, as well as one of my favorite guitar players.”

Proclaimed “one of the most respected guitarists on the planet” by Guitar Player magazine, Johnson was raised in a musical household in Austin, Texas. He began on piano at age five and took up guitar six years later, when bands like the Beatles, Cream, and Jimi Hendrix ruled the airwaves. His influences soon expanded to include such diverse guitarists as Eric Clapton, Django Reinhardt, Jerry Reed, and Chet Atkins.

At 15, Eric joined his first professional band, Mariani, which blended ’60s era rock with psychedelia. During the 1970s, he ventured into jazz-rock fusion with the Electromagnets, which fans affectionately nicknamed “the Mahavishnu Orchestra of Texas.” The band’s self-titled debut album brought them acclaim but less-than-stellar sales. Johnson’s dues-paying continued with his next lineup, the Eric Johnson Group. In 1978, they recorded the full-length album Seven Worlds, a brilliant release that, due to contractual disputes, remained unissued until 1998. Johnson soldiered on, perfecting his tone and technique while working as a session guitarist for Carole King, Christopher Cross, and Cat Stevens and constantly touring, wowing audiences from coast to coast and building his fan base.

Eric’s patience, practice and touring paid off in 1986, when he signed with Warner Brothers and released Tones. One of the album’s instrumentals, “Zap,” was nominated for a Grammy Award. Johnson’s next major release, 1990’s Ah Via Musicom, became a crossover hit and reached platinum status, while the track “Cliffs of Dover” earned Johnson the 1991 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. To this day,
mastering this song has been a rite-of-passage for up-and-coming guitarists. Johnson toured for three years on the strength of Ah Via Musicom.

In 1994 Johnson began performing with his side project Alien Love Child in between sessions for Venus Isle. Immediately following the 1996 release of this critically acclaimed studio album, Johnson joined fellow guitar stars Joe Satriani and Steve Vai for the G3 tour and appeared on the G3: Live in Concert album. His next release, Alien Love Child’s Live and Beyond, was issued in 2000 by Vai’s Favored National label. To the delight of his fans, Johnson’s 2003 album Souvenir gathered demos and out-takes recorded between 1976 and 2000. Johnson promoted Souvenir with an acoustic tour the following year, a year in which he also appeared and was recorded at Eric Clapton’s first Crossroads Guitar Festival.

In 2005 Johnson released Bloom, showcasing a variety of his diverse styles, and received his fifth Grammy nomination. He also oversaw the DVD and CD release of his legendary 1988 appearance on Austin City Limits. He then joined Joe Satriani and John Petrucci for a 2008 G3 tour. The following year, Johnson accompanied guitarist Mike Stern, best known for his work with Miles Davis, on Stern’s Big Neighborhood. As Stern noted, “At that session, I remember us saying ‘One of these days we should do a record together,’ but I never thought it would happen.” Five years later, it became a reality when the duo collaborated on the 2015 release Eclectic. Other highlights from recent years include Johnson’s 2010 solo album Up Close, featuring guest appearances by guitarists Steve Miller, Sonny Landreth, Jonny Lang, and Jimmie Vaughan. His 2013 European tour yielded the album Europe Live, and in 2016 Johnson was among the featured artists for his eighth outing on the Experience Hendrix Tour, recreating the music of his main guitar inspiration.

With EJ, listeners are given a rare and long-awaited opportunity to hear the guitarist in an all-acoustic setting – a first for Johnson. “Almost all of that material was cut live,” he says. “Some of the songs I actually sang and played at the same time – just live in the studio. Recording this way gave it more of an honest realism and organic emotion.
Especially on the acoustic, you just have to get in there and play.” In essence, EJ brings listeners as close as possible to hearing the singer-songwriter perform in his own living room, as he continues his lifelong quest to produce music that entertains, inspires, and heals.

Billy Price
Saturday, November 5

Billy Price has been entertaining audiences since performing in Pittsburgh, Pa. with
the Rhythm Kings in the early 1970s.
Billy Price first attracted national attention during his three-year association with
guitarist Roy Buchanan. Price is the vocalist on two of Buchanan’s LPs, That’s What
I’m Here For and Livestock.
With the Keystone Rhythm Band, the Billy Price Band, and solo projects, Billy Price
has recorded and released a total of 14 albums, CDs, and DVDs. His latest, This
Time for Real, with Chicago soul singer Otis Clay, was released in May, 2015 by
Bonedog Records/Vizztone Label Group.
Get your tickets for this legendary musician

Advance seats:

$15 Auditorium Left and Right

$17 Auditorium Middle

$20 VIP Table Seats

Totally 80’s Xmas!
Saturday, December 10

Totally 80’s is the best 80’s tribute band in the Tri-State Area.

Combining superb musicianship with authentic 80s dress and give-a-ways at every show, TOTALLY 80s takes you back to the heyday of MTV, Miami Vice, John Hughes movies, big hair, legwarmers, and the diverse music that defined a generation that lives on today. This show will feature the most totally awesome 80’s Xmas songs so put on your horrible Christmas Sweater and get to The Oaks Theater for this Totally Awesome Totally 80’s Party!

Totally 80’s is not just music, it’s an experience.

We encourage all in attendance to dress 80’s style.

Advance tickets

$12 auditorium seats
$15 table seats

Best available day of show $15