Pittsburgh's official 4th of July celebration, Celebrate America Pittsburgh, had incredible success for it's second annual event attracting over 250,000 spectators. LionHeart coordinated all aspects of this event including stage, sound, lights, concessions, public safety, cleanup, marketing, etc. The event featured live entertainment by local musicians, a C-130 Flyover by the United States Air Force, a Kids Zone full of make-and-take patriotic crafts and a jaw-dropping fireworks display complete with a 180-degree firing structure, the EQT Flashes of Freedom.
The EQT Flashes of Freedom Fireworks display was broadcast live on WPXI Channel 11 during an hour-long local special. The last two quarter hours of this program pulled an astounding 10.2 and 10.6 Nielsen rating with 20% of all TV’s in the Pittsburgh TV market watching the program.