Tickets & Events


KST Presents

Full Bloom is KST’s annual benefit bash and celebration of summer in the city! Every June, East Liberty heats up as crowds from all corners of the city converge at Full Bloom for live performances, food and drinks from the East End’s best bars and restaurants, and a dance floor that’s home to the best movers and shakers in all of arts management.

Voted one of Pittsburgh’s top-10 best parties by local press (several times!) and featured as one of NEXTpittsburgh’s events not to miss in June, Full Bloom is the perfect way to greet summer. You’ll be well-fed, superbly-entertained, and you’ll feel great knowing that proceeds from Full Bloom support East Liberty LIVE!, KST’s original summer series. East Liberty LIVE! delivers accessible and affordable arts programming for children, families, and everyone who lives, works, and plays in the East End.

VIP ticket holders will enjoy performances from KST-favorite “Mama” Kadiatou Conte-Forte and the Balafon West African Dance Ensemble, as well as Chinese martial arts/dance company Steel Dragon. Adorn your hands with henna tattoos, travel the world in our photobooth, get creative with interactive wall art, and bid on unique, local items in our silent auction. Step outside and visit the beer garden, alive with the sounds of Soundwaves Steelband and music from Erin Perry and the Legacy Arts Project.

Dance party attendees receive two complimentary drinks. Beer, wine and specialty cocktails will be on hand to purchase at our cash bars.

Full Bloom features DJs Lovelife, J.Malls, and PANDEMIC spinning the best party sounds from around the globe during the dance party! And if your friends don’t dance well…that’s ok, we won’t be leaving anyone behind — there will be food, music, and plenty of other fun activities to delight even the most bashful wallflowers.

Event Details

Saturday, June 6, 2015
VIP Reception 7–9 PM
Dance Party 9 PM–12 AM
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave :: Map

Are you interested in being a Full Bloom sponsor, entertainer, or volunteer? We’re looking for extra hands, special talents, and generous providers of food, drink, gifts, and services. If you’re interested in getting involved, it’s never too soon to start — contact Deana Muñoz, Development Associate, via 412-363-3000 x 219 or

Host Committee

Ayana Ledford & Lara Shipkovitz  [co-chairs]  |  Francine & Jim Abraham  |  Elizabeth Bush  |  Betty Cruz  |  Caitlin Green & Upendo Tookas  |  Anna Hollis & Gregg Kander  |  Abass B. Kamara  |  Anne & Vincent Lackner  |  Mrs. Olivia Payne & Dr. Kirill Kiselyov  |  Dr. Allan & Frances Philp  |  Caryn Rubinoff & Craig Dunham  |  Courtenay Sashin  |  Helene Weinraub & Geoff Clauss  |  Maria & Ivan Yotov  |  Ciera Marie Young  |  Lori Moran


FB2015-mc-sponsors-3AlphaGraphics  |   Deeplocal  |  Rugby Realty  |  Wagner Agency, Inc.  |  Shadyside Inn

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