Steel City Blues Festival

Blues dancing developed in the United States in the early 1900s as a reaction to blues music. It’s an offshoot of swing dancing and involves lots of improvisation and leading/following. It’s a ton of fun, and the Steel City Blues Festival is a great way to get out and try it for yourself.

Dance the Blues Away at the Blues Festival in Pittsburgh

Festival dates are March 17-19 at CMU University Center and Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall.

Steel City Blues FestivalTake part in competitions during the festival and test your skills against other blues dancers.  The Newcomer Jack ‘n Jill contest is informal – just show up to the dance floor to participate. You must register for the Open Jack ‘n Jill and the Solo Riffin’ Contest in order to participate in either.

Attend the workshop for beginners, or learn something new to enhance and expand your blues dancing repertoire. There will also be blues dancing clinics with personal feedback from top instructors.

Swing to the Blues with Miss Freddye’s Blues Band and More

Along with contests and learning opportunities, come to the festival to have fun and let loose. There will be dancing and blues music during all three days of the event.

Miss Freddye’s Blues Band will perform at the Evening Dance on March 17th at 10 p.m.

Cash Box Kings will perform at the Evening Dance on March 18th starting at 9 p.m.

Mitch Littler will perform at the Late Night Dance on the 18th starting at 12:30 a.m. Late Night and Evening dances will be held all three days of the festival, so you’ll definitely get a chance to dance until dawn.

If you’ll be attending this festival for blues and dancing, book your stay at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square and get the most out of your trip.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh boasts a large population of Irish-Americans, so St. Patrick’s Day is always a festive and fun time in the city. In fact, since Irish immigrants are largely responsible for reviving the city in the 1850s, the celebrations here are extra-special.

Join in on this very green holiday and see for yourself.

Things to Do in Pittsburgh for St. Patty’s Day

There are plenty of places to get your Irish on in the Steel City. Two of the best include:

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in PittsburghThe Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Parade - Saturday, March 11, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the whole city at the Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Parade. There will be elaborately decorated floats with homages to the Irish, marching bands from high school groups to city bands, plus the winner of the Irish beauty pageant, “Miss Smiling Irish Eyes,” and her court.

The parade will start at 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of Liberty and 11th Streets and will end at Commonwealth Place.

The Ireland Funds Dinner – Friday, March 17th, a charity devoted to giving back to the needy in Ireland and championing philanthropy, The Ireland Funds holds an annual Pittsburgh Dinner to honor big givers and celebrate Irish heritage.

Regularly held at Heinz Field’s East Club Lounge, the dinner is a tribute to Ireland.  Traditional Irish music sets the tone, and after the meal, there’s dancing, mingling, and dessert.

If you will be traveling to Pittsburgh to celebrate the luck of the Irish this March, stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.

Weddings at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square

For a truly special wedding day, consider having your celebrations at Sheraton. We’re a premier wedding venue in the Pittsburgh area with plenty of experience and expertise to plan your beautiful day. Weddings at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square are always affairs to remember!

Choose Our Pittsburgh Wedding Venue for Your Most Magical Day

For brides and grooms getting hitched, Sheraton has a wedding package that will make planning, preparations, and the day itself go smoothly, with nary a snag. It includes:

Weddings at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station SquareFor food and drink, a selection of services comes with the wedding package. For instance, you will get an array of canapes during cocktail hour, plus butler-served champagne, as well as displayed hors d’oeuvres and an open bar for four hours. This is in addition to the served dinner.

Matching table linens and napkins in ivory, white, or black are provided for each table. Votive candles for all tables will also be provided along with colored up-lights for ambiance.

The perks that come with the package are sweet for the sweetest day. These include a private bridal party reception room, a personalized online site for guests to reserve rooms, plus a discount for all guests who stay with us for the celebration.

Don’t forget: the package includes an elegant suite for the bride and groom, which comes with a full breakfast and champagne the morning after the wedding.

Last but not least, if you book your honeymoon with a personal concierge from Starwood, you’ll earn Starpoints toward future travel. For planning and enjoying your wedding experience from beginning to end, choose Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square for your Pittsburgh wedding venue.

Head to Pittsburgh Museums for Unique Sights

For a taste of culture and the art scene that plays a part in the heartbeat of Pittsburgh, definitely check out world-class Pittsburgh museums. These institutions offer a glimpse into local movements as well as important names on a global scale.

Art Museums Worth Your Time in Pittsburgh

The Andy Warhol Museum is the main hub of Warhol’s life work. The collections here feature a staggering amount of drawings, paintings, sculpture, prints, and photographs. Fans and those unfamiliar with Warhol will get an unequivocal look inside the mind of one of the most influential modern artists of the last 50 years.

Pittsburgh MuseumsThe Carnegie Museum of Art is the place to go to see a wide range of visual art from Pittsburgh artists as well as artists across the globe. Any medium you can think of, this museum probably has an example of it. Daily tours are offered for more insight into collections – these are totally free.

For contemporary art and modern design, head to The Mattress Factory. This is a unique gallery that features a regularly rotating roster of site-specific installations. The institution offers modern artists and creatives open space to experiment and make one-of-a-kind, immersive art. Each time you visit might be a brand-new experience.

Pittsburgh is home to all kinds of cultural treasures. Stop in at any of these museums and experience the world from a new point of view. Book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square and put each of these places on your must-see list while you’re in the city.

See a Show or Watch a Game at PPG Paints Arena

A fantastic array of concerts, entertainment, and sporting events is what PPG Paints Arena offers the Pittsburgh area. Catch a show or a game while you’re in town and feel the excitement of being a fan in the audience.

Concerts and Sporting Events Coming Up at the Arena

Any one of these concerts or games would make a great addition to a trip to downtown Pittsburgh.

Concerts in Pittsburgh

Huge names in music are coming to the arena this winter and spring. Get your tickets to see exhilarating live shows from acts like Twenty-One Pilots, Lionel Richie with Mariah Carey, Stevie Nicks, and the artists of January’s Winter Jam, including Tenth Avenue North and Crowder.

PPG Paints ArenaSporting Events in Pittsburgh

The arena hosts the ice where the Penguins play, and there are tons of hockey games at home this season to attend. January alone has five home games; at least one every week. Other events include college basketball and February’s Monster Jam, a huge event for Monster trucks.

Next home game for the Penguins will happen on January 31. Meanwhile, Monster Jam will be a three-day event happening from February 10-12.

If you’re coming to the Pittsburgh area to attend a show or take in a game, we invite you to stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square. We’re conveniently located downtown near lots of major attractions and shopping, not to mention the arena.

Rendezvous at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh for Adults-Only Amusement

A casino night is a fun way to have an outing without the kids. Rivers Casino Pittsburgh offers up gaming, dining, and entertainment when you’re looking for things to do in Pittsburgh.

Head to Casinos in Pittsburgh, PA, for Happening Nightlife

The casino has a huge selection of slot machines, gaming tables (like roulette and blackjack), a 30-table poker room, and more if you’re looking to win big. Have a seat and try your luck at some exciting stakes.

Rivers Casino PittsburghFor food and dining, there are endless options. West End Café has unique German and classic Pittsburgh options on their menu that you can enjoy in a casual atmosphere. For a more sophisticated experience, try Andrews Steak & Seafood, where you can get a cut of prime steak or a chef-created entrée in upscale surroundings.

The casino has an array of clubs, lounges, and venues that regularly host live entertainment. Levels, a multi-level lounge, offers signature cocktails, a view of the casino, and bands playing every week from Thursday through Saturday. For dancing and high energy, Drum Bar additionally has live DJs each weekend.

Live on the River Free Concerts

Summer is a great time to visit the casino for free concerts. The Live on the River series offers free entertainment in an ideal setting along the Ohio River. Spread out a blanket, pop open a lawn chair, and settle in for music that will waft through the air on a warm summer breeze.

Casinos in Pittsburgh, PA, are a great way to spend a day and night away from the kids. Stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square and start planning your weekend or week-long getaway.

Valentine’s Day Getaway to Pittsburgh

For Valentine’s Day, why don’t you and your partner or spouse get away from it all, even for just a weekend?

A Valentine’s Day getaway to Pittsburgh might be just what the two of you need to spark up some romance and spend some quality time together. Stay at our modern hotel with magnificent skyline views of the city and bask in the romance of a weekend retreat. Dine on-site at Trackside Restaurant for a cool, contemporary vibe and more of those great city views.

Visit Station Square for Your Romantic Retreat

Packages from Sheraton offer up savings and deals on a silver platter – perfect for your next trip.

Valentine's DayA Room with a View & Breakfast - A room with a view of the Pittsburgh skyline is incredibly romantic. Book this package and you’ll get that fantastic view with our comfortable and stylish accommodations, plus breakfast for each person.

Stay Longer, Save More - Make it a longer trip and save more! Book a trip for overnight, and you’ll get our lowest rates for prepaying. Stay two nights, and you will get 40 percent off the second night. Best of all, stay three nights and get the third night free! This is a fantastic excuse to turn a regular weekend into a long weekend.

Plan Early, Save Big - Plan your romantic getaway at least 21 days in advance and reap the rewards. Take advantage of this booking offer and you’ll save 10 percent on your stay.

For your Valentine’s trip for two, book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square and revel in romance in the city.

Hockey at PPG Paints Arena

The home of Pittsburgh’s hockey team is where you should go to see some truly icy rivalries. Hockey at PPG Paints Arena is always an exciting winter activity for the entire family.

Pittsburgh Hockey Heats Up the Ice

Pittsburgh’s team was founded back in 1967, and hockey continues to be a favorite area pastime. At PPG Paints Arena, though, a game includes more than just cheering from the stands.

Hockey at PPG Paints ArenaPremium seating offers hockey fans a way to watch the game on a whole different level. Party suites can accommodate 40 guests and include a fantastic view of the action, food and drinks, and more. Fan experiences include the Penalty Box Experience, where you’ll sit beside the penalty box, watch pregame warmups, get $25 toward concessions or gear for each ticket holder, and more.

The Kid’s Zone features fun, interactive exhibits all about hockey, play areas, and the Wall of Championships. Let the kids explore past champions of the ice and have some fun between periods.

Along with two exclusive clubs featuring bistro food and bar service, the arena additionally offers a full restaurant with fine dining, a huge selection of concessions, and a brew pub on the upper concourse.

Discounted tickets are available for military members, which includes active-duty, veterans, reserves, retirees, and first responders. Plus, with the Student Rush program, discounted tickets are available in a special pre-sale – but only if you’re in high school or college and have a student I.D.

If you’re coming to the Pittsburgh area to check out a hockey game, be sure to stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square. We’re located conveniently close to the arena, as well as lots of other fantastic attractions downtown.

Wishing a Joyous New Year!

From all of us here at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square, we would like to express to you good wishes and prosperity for the coming New Year!

New Year’s Eve in Pittsburgh

Happy New YearIf you are visiting Pittsburgh this New Year’s Eve, make sure to enjoy some of our downtown events including Noon Year’s Eve Celebration at the Pittsburgh Zoo, Highmark First Night Pittsburgh in the Cultural District and Gateway Clipper Fleet New Year’s Eve Cruises. 

Ring in 2017 at our Trackside Restaurant's New Year’s Eve Dinner! Guest will enjoy an artfully prepared four course pre-fixe’ menu.  For Reservations, menu information, or questions please call us at 412-803-3824.

Looking to visit Pittsburgh in the New Year? Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square offers several packages perfect to help you enjoy 2017 in style like our Upgrade to Sheraton Club and Room With A View & Breakfast packages.  Visit our website to book your stay.

Get On Board the Gateway Clipper Fleet New Year’s Eve Cruise

Set sail for a New Year when you climb aboard the Gateway Clipper Fleet New Year’s Eve Cruise. This is an extravagant and fun way to have one last glittering night in 2016.

New Year Parties in Pittsburgh: Celebrate at Sea

The New Year’s Eve Cruise is a unique way to join a bash, see the Pittsburgh city skyline lit up at night, and indulge in a decadent and delectable dinner.

Gateway Clipper Fleet New Year’s Eve CruiseThe cruise boards at 5 p.m. on December 31st. It will depart at 6 p.m. sharp and return to dock at 8 p.m. Entertainment onboard will include a live DJ and the chance to see some beautiful panoramic nighttime views.

Dinner served on the ship will be an event in itself, as the menu is quite extensive. It will be served buffet-style, so you will get to enjoy as much as your belly can hold. The food line-up will include boneless chicken breast with a cherry pineapple glaze, penne with marinara cream sauce, hand-carved prime rib with green peppercorn au jus, marinated mushrooms, sautéed green beans with onions and smoked bacon, and even more sumptuous selections.

Don’t forget dessert! Sample a dark chocolate molten cake, or try a lemon roulade. Coffee and hot tea are a given, and dinner comes with fresh rolls with butter.

New Year parties in Pittsburgh on the water are certain to be a blast for the whole family. Book your cruise and get a spot for this unique party. When you disembark, come and stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square to complete a dazzling evening of celebrating.