The Beat Goes On – Remembering Ron Beitle

Sunday, April 15, 2018

$15 advance - $20 day of show


Show Time: 2:00 PM / Doors Open: 01:00 PM

100 - Early Entry Tickets Originally Made Available

Minors under 21 must be accompanied by Parent or Legal Guardian

Proceeds benefit Band Together Pittsburgh and the new "Ron Beitle Memorial Drumming Program for Kids on The Spectrum"!

Ron Beitle was the white boy told to “Play That Funky Music.”

It happened in a North Side club in 1975, and those words have become part of the pop-music lexicon.

Mr. Beitle, who recently passed away at age 63 from complications of bladder cancer, was the drummer for the Ohio/Pittsburgh band Wild Cherry that went to the top of the charts with the disco-funk hit in 1976.

The O’Hara-based musician was part of the second version of the group, the one that made it big. Rob Parissi, the founder and frontman from Mingo Junction, Ohio, formed Wild Cherry in 1970 and after a few unsuccessful singles left the music scene in 1974 to manage a Bonanza steakhouse.