Home  I  Creative Arts Building  I  Membership  I  Hall of Fame  I  Events  I  Bios  I Jam Sessions





Click Logos to visit our sponsors websites



Greely Bail Bonds
Greely Real Estate
State Farm Agencies Support Arts

Like good neighbors, Pittsburg’s three State Farm Insurance agencies are supporting the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame by sponsoring the PEAHOF stage at the upcoming Seafood Festival on Sept. 12 and 13.

Agents Mike Stoiber, Julio Martinez and Chris Moreno agreed to help sponsor the stage that will feature talented local groups as well as some of the Bay Area’s top blues talent jamming during the Seafood Festival.

Each of the agents is a member of the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce which hosts the Festival each year. All said they were happy to help bring top quality musicians to share their musical talents with Festival goers who have always shown appreciation for the good music offered at the Seafood Festival.

“What a wonderful gesture. They truly are good neighbors. We appreciate their support of the arts and music,” said PEAHOF President Ralph Ramirez. “When PEAHOF was asked to undertake presenting music at a community stage when the Seafood Festival was held on Railroad Avenue, we wound up with a large audience that really enjoyed the music. We are happy to be able to help the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce and bring some outstanding musicians to Pittsburg with the help of the State Farm agents.”

State Farm offers auto, home, life and renter’s insurance.

Stoiber is located at 130 E. Leland Rd., Suite B. Martinez is located at 2120 Railroad Ave., Suite 102. Moreno is located at 550 Bailey Rd.

PEAHOF memberships bring benefits

Becoming a member of the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame can be a win-win proposition for you.

Members receive free tickets to the PEAHOF 2015 Induction Ceremony scheduled for October. Members will also be able to purchase tickets to the April 25 Abalone Benefit Dinner celebrating the 100th anniversary of Lanzafame Furniture for $50. Price for nonmembers is $55. Members receive discounts at other PEAHOF events, including the Second Sunday Jam Sessions which are scheduled to resume this spring.

One-year individual memberships are available for $30. One-year family memberships are available for $50. Lifetime members are available for $100 for individuals and $150 for families. Memberships can be purchased on-line. 


Lifetime Memberships:

Family - $150

 Individual - $100
Annual Memberships:

 Family - $50

 Individual - $30

Become a PEAHOF member today

If you’re not a dues-paying member of the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame, please sign up now by clicking here.

Yearly membership dues are $30 for individuals and $50 for families. Lifetime memberships are $100 for individuals and $150 for families. Memberships include voting rights and free tickets to the annual Induction Ceremony as well as discounts on selected events and merchandise.

Click here for Full Details

    Click here to Join!

All sponsors are 501C3 Non-Profits. All proceeds will go towards the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame located in the lobby of the historic Creative Arts Building in Pittsburg, CA

Tax ID # 45-2548430

The Vision 

The Pittsburg Entertainment and Arts Hall of Fame will be located in the lobby of the historic Creative Arts Building on the Pittsburg High School campus.

Included in Hall of Fame experience is a 90-foot frieze depicting Pittsburg’s cultural history created by internationally known artist and Pittsburg native Dr. Ronald McDowell. 

An interactive display will provide you with an up-close-and-personal look at members of the Hall of Fame.

Mission Statement

The Pittsburg Entertainment and Arts Hall of Fame seeks to recognize local musicians, performers, artists and writers, commemorating their achievements and impact upon the cultural life of Pittsburg in hopes of  educating and inspiring the youth of Pittsburg to use and expand their creative abilities to enrich the community.

PEAHOF inducts 18 Hall of Famers

Eighteen of Pittsburg’s cultural icons make up the second induction class of the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame.


The Induction Ceremony is scheduled Oct. 4 at the Creative Arts Building on the Pittsburg High School campus.


Inductees include Pittsburg native James Barbagallo, a noted classical pianist who earned the bronze medal in the 1982 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow, and Johnny Steele, winner of the San Francisco International Comedy Competition in 1992.


Also scheduled for induction are popular Bay Area jazz singer Faye Carol, gospel singer Barbara Jean Davis, versatile singers Nicky DePaola and Jesse DeTorres, accordion player Lou DiMaggio, California Theatre organist Tony Enea, jazz saxophonist Raymond Glasper, big-band singer Bob Grabeau, bassist-guitarist John Guerrero, versatile musician Delfo Lanzafame, gospel singer Ronald Lawson, singer-poet Guillermo Muniz, the Bay Area’s “Queen of Gospel” Dorothy Stanton, founder of Pittsburg’s first Latin big band Felix Urbina, drummer Leo Vigil and bluesman Sam Wesley Sr.


“We are pleased to welcome this talented group into the Hall of Fame. They represent the diversity of the arts that makes Pittsburg so unique,” said PEAHOF President Ralph Ramirez, who was a member of Urbina’s band.


Tickets for the Induction Ceremony are $10 general and $20 reserved. They are available at the Pittsburg Historical Society Museum, 515 Railroad Ave., the Railroad Book Depot, 650 Railroad Ave., and the PEAHOF website at Induction Sign Up


 Following the Induction Ceremony, a PEAHOF All-Star Band will perform, inviting inductees to join them.


A limited number of tickets for the Induction After Party to be catered by the New Mecca Café will be available for $20 at the PEAHOF website.


Be Part of the Legacy of Pittsburg’s

Historic Creative Arts Building

Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become a part of Pittsburg’s history by adopting a seat in the historic Creative Arts Building on the Pittsburg High School campus. Take pride in knowing that your gift will benefit future generations.

The Creative Arts Building’s history includes performances by legendary artists including: Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, James Brown and the San Francisco Symphony!

Exciting changes have taken place in Contra Costa County’s largest theatre which opened in 1959. A $9 million renovation project has brought the building up to state-of-the-art standards allowing for quality productions. Make a tax-deductible donation to ensure maintenance of seats and support for youth mentoring programs in the arts.

It’s so easy!!

Choose one of the options below, complete the form with your details and return with cash, check, money order made payable to the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame or use PayPal ... JUST CLICK HERE... You may mail your tax-deductible donation to PEAHOF, 4476 St. John Lane, Pittsburg, CA 94565. Adopting a seat is a perfect remembrance for your children, grandchildren, spouse, parent, grandparent or special friend or loved one. It is a perfect way to honor birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, dedications, holidays and special events.


Nothing says late summer like Pittsburg’s own Seafood & Music Festival, the two-day, outdoor extravaganza that draws thousands of visitors to Pittsburg every year. The Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival, now in its 31st year, returns to the beautiful Pittsburg Marina Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th 2015. 

The Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival has long been one of the keystone events in Contra Costa County. This gastronomic extravaganza features lots of tasty treats including gumbo, craw-fish, BBQ oysters, steamers, muscles, chowder, fish & chips, lobster rolls, alligator on a stick, corn on the cob, an array of all types of foods for every taste!

The Pittsburg Seafood and Music Festival provides a safe and enjoyable environment for the whole family with a wide variety of arts and crafts on display, amusement rides for the kids, rock wall climbing, three live entertainment stages,  jet ski races, bath tub races, kite boarding demos,  beer pavilion featuring NFL football games, a wine pavilion and so much more! 

                                           PURCHASE TICKETS






Individuals, service clubs help PEAHOF

Local service clubs and individuals are helping the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame bring music to Pittsburg junior high students through the PEAHOF Arts Mentoring Program.

The Pittsburg Rotary Club and Pittsburg Women’s Community League have made contributions for the purchase of instruments for use in the program.

John Guerrero, a founding PEAHOF Board member and leader of Natural Blend, one of Pittsburg’s oldest bands, and Allan Grissette, drummer for the Devil Mountain Jazz Band, have both donated instruments for the program.

 Members of the California Watercolor Association have volunteered to work with students, providing art mentoring in the watercolor medium.

Not all donations are monetary ones.

You may wish to donate a musical instrument or art supplies for the PEAHOF Arts Mentoring Program at Pittsburg junior high schools. Or you may wish to share your artistic talent and time as a mentor. You may also consider donating a special piece of artwork to PEAHOF. Contact us at pittartshall@gmail.com.







Web Design by:  GraphicLee Yours