Damn Tall Buildings coming to Pittsburg for concert at Bicknell Center 

Tickets are on sale now for Damn Tall Buildings, a nationally touring group bringing their signature blend of bluegrass, blues, roots-rock, and vintage swing to the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at Pittsburg State University in partnership with Olive Street Presents.   

At 7 p.m. on Oct. 14, they’ll perform in the Bicknell Center’s Miller Theater — an intimate venue that will enable audience members to be close to the musicians.  

Backed by a captivating, high-energy sound, their lyrics find beauty and glory in the mundane, workaday struggle of everyday life.  

In 2013, the group’s three members, guitarist/lead vocalist Max Capistran, bassist/lead vocalist Sasha Dubyk, and fiddler/vocalist Avery Ballotta, were students at Boston’s Berklee College of Music and took their instruments to nearby street corners to jam. They’ve since produced four albums and toured widely, appearing at large festivals in noted venues.  

They carry with them a connective spirit, welcoming audiences to join in the moment with the band as they take us on a journey through a well-crafted show.  

The trio has a knack for making any room feel a little more like home and has been described by The Boston Globe as “The Carter Family for the millennial generation.”   

Fans of John Hartford, The Band, The Stanley Brothers, and Billy Strings will love their style.  

Tickets may be purchased online at olivestreetpresents.org for $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show and at the door. Non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. 

About Olive Street Presents 

Olive Street Presents is a non-profit organization based in Pittsburg and founded by Rob Poole and Carol Puckett, who since 2009 have been championing independent singer-songwriters who cross the country and stop in at their home on Olive Street for house concerts. They’ve produced more than 100 shows by award-winning artists. 

Last year, they partnered with the Bicknell Center to expand their reach and provide additional seating in the Miller Theatre. 

“Our mission is to be a catalyst for live music presentation and programming in the folk tradition," Pool said. 

Why do they do it? 

“Small towns are often passed over by national touring musicians in favor of larger venues, more convenient routing, and more potential revenue,” Pool said. “Instead of leaving town to hear great musical performances, we aspire to support a live music culture in Pittsburg!”