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Rain Dampens Opening Night at 59th International Village

By Jason Togyer
The Tube City Almanac
August 14, 2018
Posted in: Announcements

The first night of McKeesport's 59th International Village was a rain-out.

Severe weather forced the cancellation of most of the main stage entertainment, although the Pittsburgh Firefighters Memorial Pipe Band and "American Idol" contestant Aubrey Burchell did perform during an opening ceremony.

Fireworks scheduled for tonight will be presented on Wednesday, instead.

All of the booths stayed open, however, and for people who braved the weather, there was consolation --- no lines!

Our cameras captured the opening ceremony, and we also had a little bit of fun with Mikey Dee, entertainment chairman for International Village.

We'll be back on Wednesday night from 5 to 9 p.m.

Originally published August 14, 2018.

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