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The Eden Hall Campus Summer Event Series Kicks Off June 19 on Chatham University’s new, Eden Hall Campus in Richland, PA.

The 2014 Eden Hall Campus Summer Events Series launches Pittsburgh’s newest outdoor music and performance venue, the Hilda M. Willis Amphitheater at Eden Hall Campus in Richland, PA. Carved directly into the surrounding landscape, the amphitheater at Eden Hall offers stunning views and a one-of-a-kind, intimate outdoor performance space for musical, theatrical, and cultural performances.

The Eden Hall Campus Summer Events Series brings music, movies, theater, farm-to-table events, and more to the North Hills of Pittsburgh June through September. The 2014 event calendar includes:


  • Thursday, June 19, 7:30 p.m. • Bluegrass: The Roustabouts
  • Saturday, July 12, 4:00 p.m. • Kids: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo*
  • Thursday, August 21, 7:30 p.m. • Classical/Chamber: Various Artists


  • Thursday, June 26, dusk • New Release: Saving Mr. Banks
  • Thursday, July 10, dusk • Kids: Bears
  • Thursday, August 7, dusk • Date Night: Chocolat
  • Thursday, September 4, dusk • American Classic: American Graffiti


  • Saturday, July 26, 10:00 am. • Madcap Puppet Theater: The Enchanted World
  • Thursday, September 18, 7:30 p.m. • The Improvised Shakespeare Co.*


  • Thursday, July 17, 6:30 PM • Rain Collection & Conservation*
  • Thursday, July 31, 6:30 PM • Sustainable Yard & Landscaping Practices
  • Thursday, August 14, 6:30 PM • Composting*
  • Thursday, August 28, 6:30 PM • Energy Conservation


  • Friday, June 27, 7:00 PM • Grain-to-Glass*
  • Friday, September 12, 6:30 PM • Harvest Tasting*

*Tickets for these events can be purchased at the website starting June 1, 2014. All other events are free. 


  • The series kicks off Thursday, June 19th with a performance by Calliope/Pittsburgh Folk Musical Festival featured artist, The Roustabouts, an exciting bluegrass band from Eastern Ohio well versed in both traditional and modern bluegrass.
  • July is Kids Month at Eden Hall! Kids and families can enjoy a showing of the Disneynature film, Bears, on July 10; a show by the nationally recognized Madcap Puppet Theater on July 26; and on July 12, NPR and Time Magazine featured artist, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo–the “King of Kid Hop”–will bring his funky brand of positive half pint party music to Eden Hall.
  • On Friday, June 27th, Grain-to-Glass is a 21 and over event showcasing the sustainable agriculture activities at Eden Hall and some of the best in locally grown and produced wines, spirits, and beers of the region. Featuring a special performance from Calliope artist, The Early Mays.
  • Enjoy an Academy Award nominated new release, a romantic date night, a flick for the kids or an American classic with “movies under the stars” Thursday evenings at Eden Hall. Bring a blanket, food, and drinks for an unforgettable night perfect for friends, couples, or families.

For more information on the series and to purchase tickets for ticketed events beginning June 1, visit

About Eden Hall Campus
Eden Hall Campus in Richland, PA is the first academic community in the world built from the ground up for the study of sustainable living, learning, and development. Using the latest in environmentally responsible technology, design, and innovation, Eden Hall will be self-sustaining in every way by emitting zero carbon emissions, managing all waste and storm water on-site, and producing more energy than it consumes. It is designed to one-day serve more than 1,500 students in the fields of sustainability, health sciences, business, and more. By protecting valuable watersheds, incorporating surrounding land and agricultural resources, and rehabilitating existing farm structures alongside developing new, green buildings, Eden Hall will be a one-of-a-kind venue for education, conferences, community outreach, and ecotourism. More information at

About Chatham University
Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pa., has a long history of commitment to global understanding, women’s leadership and the environment. Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson, and is recognized today as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been selected for The Princeton Review’s Green College Guide listing four years in a row, named to Sierra magazines list of top 25 “cool schools” and mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places “contributing to Pittsburgh’s transformation into a destination for green living.”

Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opens in 2014 the world’s first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus, with completion of the first stage of construction on its 20-year master plan. Rising 19 spots over the past four years in the US News & World Reports Best Colleges rankings, Chatham’s works to prepare its 2,000+ undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of sustainability, health sciences, business and communication, and the arts and sciences.