Ben Shannon

This page is all about Ben Shannon's music.  Ben Shannon writes, records, and performs in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, the tri state area, and nationally in the United States.

Acoustic Brunch
Jun
11
12:30 pm12:30

Acoustic Brunch

  • 4207 Butler Street Pittsburgh, PA, 15201 United States

Going to be doing  a short set for an acoustic brunch situation at Hambones.  Stop by for coffee, pastries, or a full on grits, eggs, n bacon attack.  I'll be playing new songs .

The Porch
Jul
21
7:00 pm19:00

The Porch

  • The Porch

I'll be west coast loafing for a bit writing with friends and doing a few shows.  Here is one of them.

Sculpterra Winery
Jul
23
1:00 pm13:00

Sculpterra Winery

  • Sculpterra Winery

I'm the featured artist for Songwriters at Play, a weekly series held in several locations up the coast of California that features local and national songwriters.

SoundFood Dinner Show
Sep
23
7:00 pm19:00

SoundFood Dinner Show

  • THE BIRD'S NEST

This is a food / artist pairing. A ticket HERE will get you a seat and a farm fresh meal prepared and served during my performance.


Kerrville Folk Festival Showcase
May
27
12:30 pm12:30

Kerrville Folk Festival Showcase

  • Kerrville Folk Festival

I'm a finalist and its down to two songs with the sun in my face!  I'm making my second ever pilgrimage to Texas and this time I'll be surrounded by songwriter family.  Its all about the campfires and the picking and singing.  Can't wait.  

Steel City Coffee House
Mar
3
8:00 pm20:00

Steel City Coffee House

  • Steel City Coffee

With Korby Lenker and Lizzane Knott

PRE ORDER Tickets here:  https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=72647

 

Smalls Funhouse w/ Korby Lenker
Feb
28
7:30 pm19:30

Smalls Funhouse w/ Korby Lenker

  • smalls funhouse

With Korby Lenker 

If you are wondering whether this show is worth it...it is.  Korby is one of my favorite folkies and you'll be floored.  I've been writing a song a week since September and this will be the debut for all but two of them.  I am very very excited to share these with you. 

Studio G--Writing Workshop
Dec
10
2:00 pm14:00

Studio G--Writing Workshop

  • Studio G

I am happy to bring my Strategy & Tactics workshop to Studio G in Harrodsburg KY.

This workshop is for active beginning or advanced writers.  It is a 2 hour distillation of a decades worth of design, collaboration, development, and personal practice as a teaching writer and artist in my community.  I'll be introducing and modeling some useful tools, tricks, and tips to help tilt the cup of fortune your way as a lifelong writer.  Every participant will leave with an enriched and renewed personal discipline.  

Penn Hebron Songwriter Series
Oct
12
7:00 pm19:00

Penn Hebron Songwriter Series

  • Penn Hebron Garden Club

Back in the Eastern Hills of Pittsburgh there is a barn that was built the year Darwin began his expedition across the Pacific and also the year sandpaper was invented.  As one of the few venues listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Morrow Barn is a charming little room that attracts a fine group of folks who like songs.  BYOB, with coffee and tea provided, the Penn Hebron Songwriter Series is a hidden little gem for song lovers and writers alike. 

Woody Guthrie Tribute Show
Oct
2
6:00 pm18:00

Woody Guthrie Tribute Show

  • Mr.Smalls

Its the best of Pittsburgh's Bluecollar-mericana songwriters sharing the stage with a mix of original songs inspired by and covers in tribute to the sign-painting, train hopping, fascist-killing-machine wielding, godfather of the dirt poor hell-raising songwriter.  No guitars valued over 250$ are allowed in the building,

FAREWELL MOUNTAIN: LOCAL ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
Sep
30
Oct 1

FAREWELL MOUNTAIN: LOCAL ALBUM RELEASE PARTY

  • Mr.Smalls

I'm releasing a limited pressing of my latest album FAREWELL MOUNTAIN.  Pre-ordered tickets AVAILABLE HERE will earn you a free digital copy of the FAREWELL MOUNTAIN!!!  With Mark Dignam (Dublin IR) as master of ceremonies, this will be a party that is something wonderful to behold--a full night of music with the fabulous locals

Morgan Erina

https://morganerina.bandcamp.com/

Emily Rogers

http://www.emilyrodgers.com/

AND......from Brooklyn NY, Rebecca Pronsky

http://www.rebeccapronsky.com/

Millvale Days Festival Mainstage
Sep
16
8:00 pm20:00

Millvale Days Festival Mainstage

  • Mr Smalls Funhouse

With "The Mr.Smalls Megaband," of writers and artists backing me up, I'll close the night with a short set of my fastest rockingest set ending tunes.  

Solar Concert Series 2016
Aug
31
12:00 pm12:00

Solar Concert Series 2016

  • Buhl Park

Sponsored by The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and The Saturday Light Brigade Radio Show 88.3 WRCT.    This is an outdoor concert adjacent to the Children's Museum.

Mr.Toad's
Jun
24
9:00 pm21:00

Mr.Toad's

  • Mr. Toad's

Post Summer Sounds Concert

Bar gig.  Stop in and have a drink.  I'll be sifting through a long set of originals and covers. 

ALBUM RELEASE PARTY!!!
Jun
11
7:30 pm19:30

ALBUM RELEASE PARTY!!!

  • Mildred's Daughter's Farm

Its all been tracked, mixed, and mastered. The artwork is done. The paperwork has been filed. Now it is time to give it a listen and send it into the world! Come celebrate the completion of "Farewell Mountain." I'll be joined for a live performance by collaborators Jeff Berman on drums and lap dulcimer and Sam Harris on bass. Please bring a chair or blanket, bug spray, and maybe a beverage of choice. We will be making music from 9 until 11 when the noise curfew is up. 
There will be some snacky foods and some beverages available. This is an all ages event with a lightly suggested donation of 5$-20$. Weather permitting, we will do some singing around the fire into the night.
Parking will be available on Hawethorne Street and Fairfield St. There is limited on-site parking for those with special needs.

To be clear and to avoid any "day of" disappointments this day is a celebration of the completion of a long running recording project. I will be doing a small private release of the album digitally accessible to those who are invited to this event. PR copies should arrive in the mail by the end of June. I hope to do a local fall release of the printed album with full band performances and a local PR push in the Fall. Thanks for your support! Hope to see you at the party.

 

Rino Calandra / Victoria Susan / Ben Shannon
May
12
8:00 pm20:00

Rino Calandra / Victoria Susan / Ben Shannon

  • Club Cafe

Thursday is my favorite day of the week and Rino Calandra is my favorite Italian import on the Pittsburgh songwriter scene.   Happy to be sharing the stage with these folks.  Tickets are found here:   http://tktwb.tw/1Mshy3B

 

Whetherman / Tommy Link / Ben Shannon
Apr
29
9:30 pm21:30

Whetherman / Tommy Link / Ben Shannon

  • Hambones

Friday Night Lights songwriter spectacular!  We are going late in an all out song slinger showdown with myself, the touring troubadour Whetherman, and Erie PA based Tommy Link.