The Grand Opening announcements of Roxian Theatre and Thunderbird Café & Music Hall come with much fervor from Roxian Live, the in-house production company who oversees booking and staffing for the venues. The persistence and support of many local players and investors has made possible the dream of many, reviving these crucial pieces of Pittsburgh history.
The renovation projects were initiated in 2017 and 2016, respectively. Local entrepreneur, John Pergal, and other McKees Rocks partners formed Roxian Live, LLC and set to the task of renovating these two historical Pittsburgh properties. The goals in mind? First, to enhance the live music culture of Pittsburgh. Second, to provide homes for touring acts that would otherwise pass through the city – venues that are quite literally built for both the artist and patron experiences.