Green Flag Drops on Vintage Grand Prix Race Weekend; Justin Fabus Plays Shadyside’s Jam on Walnut (Sat., 7/23/22)

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Race Weekend—July 23 -24. Schenley Park

1) Drivers will start their engines and fans will lower their tailgates for the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix race weekend in Schenley Park. The event is one of America’s largest vintage race events. Saturday will see race qualifying heats with over 150 vintage racers, and Sunday is the main race day. Both days’ action goes from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Other highlights include car shows featuring international, Italian, and British cars, a vendors marketplace, vintage racer ride-along, and various food and beverage offerings, Porsche is the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix’s Marque of the Year 2022. Qualifying race heats are on Saturday and the featured race is on Sunday. Look for Vintage Grand Prix events throughout Pittsburgh in the run up to the race. Charities benefiting from race proceeds are the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny Valley School. $5 charitable contribution admission charge. (R.H.)

Two older vintage, open-wheel racers jockey for position.

Two older, vintage, open-wheel racers jockey for position. (Photo: Rick Handler)

2) For four Saturdays every summer and fall, Walnut Street in Shadyside shifts its focus from the usual bustling bevy of bistros and boutiques to putting a bit of music in the air, courtesy of the Shadyside Chamber of Commerce. The annual Jam on Walnut series brings some big names out for free concerts that stop traffic and pack the street. Tonight’s edition features country music performer and Pittsburgh native, Justin Fabus. He has overcome many obstacles on his road to success, but his life and career are firing on all cylinders now. Fabus’ latest release is the 2021 EP, The Aftermath. He has also released “Dead in the Water,” a new single. All of the Jams On Walnut are free to attend. 7 p.m. 5442 Walnut St., Shadyside.

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