Since 2005, Pandemic has been exposing the city of Pittsburgh to the best in global sounds, including balkan brass, cumbia, chalga, bollywood, dancehall, bhangra, Arabic hip hop, afrobeats, African hip hop and Brazilian bass. Think a hybrid of traditional folk music and contemporary dance music from around the world. DJ sets and live shows are borderless, combining cutting edge dance music from remote regions of the world with traditional folk music. Reenergizing cultural identities, Pandemic has performed at just about every type of venue and party imaginable, from the Three Rivers Arts Festival and the Carnegie International, to warehouses and most of all the Brillobox. Regardless if you know him as Pandemic, or just as Pete, he is responsible for booking bands, food trucks, social media and event promotion.
Whether it’s live bands or DJ dance parties, Pandemic is on of Pittsburgh’s longest running dance parties that draws a dynamic crowd of all ages, races, and creeds.
Pandemic is a monthly global music dance party celebrating both traditional folk and contemporary dance music from around the world. Over the past 14+ years Pandemic has done more than just produce events for bands from across the globe. Pandemic focuses on bringing new and innovative artists, musicians, djs to Pittsburgh. Pandemic is not just a dance party, it’s a happening that stands uniquely on its own as a cultural resource that is constantly taking chances and pushing Pittsburgh’s cultural landscape forward.