The Tribune-Review profiled one of Bridgeville’s coolest, yet best-kept secrets this week—musical jam sessions at the American Legion.
Each Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., more than a dozen musicians take their instruments to 325 Station Street for an informal get-together.
The Tuesday jam sessions have grown over the past three years and on any given Tuesday, there’s instruments ranging from a guitar to accordion in the packed smoky basement.
“Polka, Latin music, rock ‘n’ roll. We cover pretty much a little of everything,” said clarinet and saxophone player Jim Bogdon. “It’s a day out. We have a couple drinks and play a couple songs.“
Bogdon, of South Fayette and a member of the Bridgeville Legion, has been coming by for about 10 years and said they allow anyone to join in their Tuesday festivities despite it being a private club.
“One time or another everyone in this room was probably in a band. It’s a nice way to give the older guys a chance to come on out and still play their horns,” said Dick Conley, 70, of Carnegie who plays saxophone, drums and keyboard on Tuesdays.