Joan Jett in Pittsburgh 9/23/09: Review and Pics!

I am a Pittsburgher, so last night’s free Joan Jett and the Blackhearts show at the “Clean Energy Jobs Now!” rally in Point State Park was the first Blackhearts show that I hadn’t had to travel for since Warped Tour 2006. It was also the first time The Blackhearts had played within the Pittsburgh city limits since the Coors Light Rib America Festival on June 21, 2002, at Heinz Field. (Warped Tour was in Burgettstown, an hour away.)

Rally banner on the United Steelworkers Union building

Rally banner on the United Steelworkers Union building

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Detailed program posted for 9/23 rally in Pittsburgh

The Clean Energy Jobs Now! rally website posted the program of speakers and performers for tomorrow’s rally in Point State Park, Pittsburgh. There is a ton of stuff going on here, I hope they have more than one stage.

WHAT: Clean Energy Jobs Now! Rally

WHERE : Point State Park Pittsburgh, PA

WHEN : Wednesday, September 23, 2009 5:30 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. program


  • Governor Edward G. Rendell
  • Dan Onorato, Allegheny County Executive
  • Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl
  • State Senator Jim Ferlo
  • Big Head Todd & the Monsters
  • Anna Burger, Chair, Change to Win
  • Da Flow Band
  • David Foster, Executive Director, Blue Green Alliance
  • Maggie Fox, President and CEO, The Alliance for Climate Protection
  • Lee Geisse, USW Member and clean energy worker from Canton, Ohio
  • Leo W. Gerard, International President, United Steelworkers
  • Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
  • Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers
  • Alec Loorz, Founder, Kids vs Global Warming and Youth Leader, Alliance for Climate Education
  • Kathy Mattea, Grammy Award Winning Artist
  • The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir, Directed by Dr. Herbert Jones
  • Carl Pope, Executive Director, Sierra Club
  • Gloria Reuben, Actor/Activist
  • Larry Schweiger, President, National Wildlife Federation
  • Richard L. Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
  • Rev. Lennox Yearwood, President and CEO, Hip Hop Caucus