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Yinzide Out open stage Sunday JAN 15 on Pgh's Southside

Event Details

Yinzide Out open stage Sunday JAN 15 on Pgh's Southside

Time: January 15, 2012 from 5pm to 9pm
Location: The Inn Termission Lounge
Street: 1908 East Carson St
City/Town: Pittsburgh, PA. 15203
Website or Map:…
Phone: 412-381-3497
Event Type: open, stage
Organized By: Dave Yoho
Latest Activity: Jan 15, 2012

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Event Description

THIS JAN 15th open stage is a rescheduled performance from the canceled Jan 8th open stage, (canceled due to the Steelers playoff game)

The Inn Termission Lounge will hold a regularly scheduled Yinzide Out open stage every second and fourth Sunday of each month during 2012. 5:00PM to 9:00PM. $2 cover.

1908 East Carson Street  -  Pittsburgh, PA. 15203  -  412-381-3497.

Mark your calendar!

JAN 8 - rescheduled to Jan 15.

 & JAN 22.
FEB 12 & 26.
MAR 11 & 25.
APR 8 & 22.
MAY 13 & 27.
JUN 10 & 24.
JUL 8 & 22.
AUG 12 & 26.
SEP 9 & 23.
OCT 14 & 28.
NOV 11 & 25.
DEC 9 & 23.

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Comment by Ken Smelko on January 15, 2012 at 7:42pm


I may be over tonight.


Comment by Dave Yoho on January 15, 2012 at 1:14am
The line up for this Jan 15th episode of Yinzide Out will be Johnny Smoothe, Matt Williams, Randall Troy and Dave Yoho. Come out and sit in!

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