PGI 2013 Convention - Public Display Information
Photo by Norm Whetzel
With four nights of displays, each night promises to be a
unique program of true pyrotechnic artistry. "Boom & a Blast"
promises to be the largest series of displays ever presented in
The show's will start at 8:30pm. Get your tickets
early so you won't miss the shows. Also don't forget to bring a
folding chair or a blanket to sit on.
Gates Open at 4pm
The pre-show festival will have a variety of food and drink
vendors (Sorry, no outside food or drink is permitted),
along with live music, a climbing wall and other attractions.
August 11 - Sunday
4:00 - 4:45 Amanda Noah (Acoustic Folk)
5:00 - 6:00 The Grifters (Americana)
6:30 - 8:00 Street Level (Funk / Rock)
Sundays show kicks off with the National Anthem. It's a red,
white and blue extravaganza. Patriotic, colorful and loud! Albert
Knoblach's Little Big Shots, of "Dirty Jobs" fame, will delight
crowds with locally-made shells turning into balls of fire in the
sky. "The First Family of Fireworks", Zambelli Fireworks will
present a world class display based on 120-years of pyrotechnic
skill and artistry. We'll round out the evening with some
competition, you're welcome to stay and see what our talented
enthusiats can do.
August 13 - Tuesday
4:00 - 4:45 Nobel Hops Band (Acoustic Rock)
5:00 - 5:45 Tom Pappas (Folk / Indie Pop)
6:00 - 8:00 Kid Icarus (Rock)
Tuesday night will introduce Freedom Fireworks, from Kentucky
presenting "Victory March" featuring Freedom's own brand of
fireworks. Never before done, and perhaps never to be seen again,
the Tour de Force display of Pyrotechnic Rockets is an incredible
display rarely done for the public. Fire Art from Clearfield, PA
will present a display by award winning show designer, Peter
Rogoz featuring his own selection of music and firework
August 14 - Wednesday
4:00 - 5:15 The May Hollow Remedy Band (Bluegrass / Rock)
5:30 - 6:15 Tom Panei (Acoustic Singer / Songwriter)
6:30 - 7:00 Sydney Hutchko (Country)
The first display is entirely created, assembled,
choreographed, and fired by the Junior Pyrotechnics Association
(JPA) members, ages 7 through 17. The second display, by
Celebration Fireworks and PA Pyrotechnics Artists, includes a
myriad of member made products and some exciting special effects.
Award winning local company, Pyrotechnico, will use new products
and techniques leaving the audience speechless.
August 16 - Friday
4:00 - 5:00 Zach Manuel (Acoustic)
5:15 - 6:15 The Gravel Road Band (Classic Rock)
6:30 - 8:00 Mind's I (Original Rock)
The final display will light up the skies over Butler County
like never before. Over one million firecrackers will be strung
together, spread out and set off. We call it the Mega String! The
All Star display will follow with their segment set to original
music using fireworks assembled on site during the Convention.
Bixler Pyrotechnics, based in Ashland, PA will present a fast
paced and lively pyro-musical, a fireworks display timed with
musical elements. The closing display will be John Sagaria's
Fireworks Extravaganza, a must see pyrotechnic event promising to
go out with a "bang". Arrive early for the finale program and of
course, lots and lots of fireworks!