Pittsburgh—When you think of music performed in a bar, you usually think of jazz, blues or pop, but very rarely do you think of gospel music. That all changed recently at Wallace’s TapRoom at the Hotel Indigo in East Liberty. Award-winning musicians Zanetta Wingfield and Alton Merrell performed as part of the very popular “Live Music Thursdays” series at Wallace’s TapRoom.

Wingfield sang her first solo at the age of 5, in front of a packed church to honor a local gospel legend. After learning the verses through loving encouragement on the car ride over from her Dad, Rev. Melvin Wilson, she just got up and did it, and she’s been singing ever since. Singing and sharing music with others gives her the utmost joy and she loves to encourage and uplift others through her gift. Wingfield has sung in two international gospel groups that toured thorough Europe and for over 30 years and served as the lead vocalist of the Stellar nominated female gospel group, Ministree. Wingfield has recently embarked upon a solo career with the release of her first single, “Get Up.”

“Showcasing Pittsburgh musicians in Wallace’s TapRoom will continue our commitment to provide hotel guests and our neighbors with a first class, no cover charge entertainment experience. We want Wallace’s TapRoom at Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh East Liberty to be the place to hear all forms of live music in the East End of Pittsburgh,” said Jordan Bartels, Hotel Indigo general manager.

Wallace’s TapRoom features a bar and restaurant with a menu that focuses on locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, from coffee and inspired cocktails, to fresh-made breads and artisan cheeses.  Wallace’s has extended selections of whiskey, bourbon and rum or one of 16 beers on tap featuring several local craft beers. It  also features the freshest ingredients from local purveyors. The menu includes recipes prepared by Executive Chef Jose Rodriguez and his team.

Wallace’s TapRoom is located in Hotel Indigo in East Liberty at 123 North Highland Ave. The telephone number is 412-665-0555.

“Live Music Thursdays” is from 6 to 8 p.m. and there is no cover charge.



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