The John Burkey Memorial

Geekman Tailgate 4.0

Saturday May 4th, 2019

The #Geekman tailgate is back! We have renamed the tailgate but it is still same amount of intergalactic party....if not MORE! Last year we lost a dear friend and fellow #geekman, John Burkey. One of John's favorite events of the year was the annual #geekman tailgate. Food, Beer, Buccos, & Star Wars...all of John's favorite things. So in memorial of John we are renaming the event; The John Burkey Memorial #GEEKMAN Tailgate.

- May The Force Be With You John -


Once tickets are released you will be the first to know. There will be a limited number of tickets available. By signing the reservation form you will be notified first as soon as tickets go on sale. Click the Death Star to register.

100% of the proceeds of the event are going to Not MS'n Around, a Pittsburgh Charity. Helping yinzers battle Multiple Sclerosis.

Not MS’n Around was started to help your fellow Pittsburghers fight the devastating disease Multiple Sclerosis. As you know there is no cure for MS, and the costs get higher and higher the longer the fight goes on. Insurances do not cover A LOT of the costs it takes to help battle this disease. What is Not MS’n Arounds mission you ask? We want to help keep the money inside the Pittsburgh community to help MS fighters make their homes more handicap accessible. So you can actually see your donations at work. Until there is a cure we are going to need to help the fight on the “ground”. Meaning, let the big charity’s do what they do and help on finding a cure, we will be fighting on the ground helping the people who are affected by it most. We are just getting started with Not MS’n Around, so we have a lot of work to do to help get #NMSnA off the ground and up and running. Help us, Help Yinzers fight MS!

We do not know any pricing yet for the event, we are just trying to get a feel of how many tickets need to be purchased. All tickets have to be purchased in advance through the Pittsburgh Pirates in order to receive the Star Wars bonus item. (usually a custom shirt). This year the event is on a SATURDAY finally. So we will be able to have a much better planned and longer event before the game that starts at 7:05pm. We are in beginnings of planning the details; vendors, events, food, drink, etc. But we would like to have a close head count amount to purchase the tickets. THIS GAME SELLS OUT FAST!