Exclusive: Kenny Loggins concert pre-sale

It's a good thing you have friends in high places, dear reader, because you're about to get an exclusive code to buy Kenny Loggins tickets before they go on sale to the public for his Thursday, Nov 6 performance at Heinz Hall. This is huge. Actually, if you just sign up to receive Heinz Hall emails, you would have gotten the same code, but we digress.

The code for the presale is Nightwatch and can be redeemed here. Otherwise, you'll be stuck waiting with the general population who have to buy their tickets on Monday, Sep 15, at 9:00 AM, and no true Loggins fan can wait that long.

Kenny Loggins is something of a musical maestro. Once described as a "punky folk-pop" artist, Loggins began his 40+ year history at his California high school, cutting a record at the ripe old age of seventeen. Along his career path - which later transitioned into a soft rock-vibe - he worked with the likes of Jim Messina, Michael McDonald, and Stevie Nicks.

In the late 80's and 90's, Loggins became known as the "King of the Movie Soundtrack". Recording such top hits as"I'm Alright" from Caddyshack, "Footloose" and "I'm Free" from Footloose; "Meet Me Halfway" from Over the Top; to "Danger Zone" and "Playing With the Boys" from Top Gun, Loggins' smooth voice rang out all throughout Hollywood. The musician also performed "Nobody's Fool" from the film Caddyshack II, and served as a member of the group USA for Africa, who created "We Are the World".

In 1998, Loggins put his own unique twist on the Sesame Street song "One Small Voice" for the ABC Television special, Elmopalooza, which, we're hoping, will be the opener of his show here in Pittsburgh. Hold off on requesting an appearance by the furry red monster, though, because we don't want to seem excessively needy, Pittsburgh.

Plan your visit to Heinz Hall accordingly and be sure to visit one of downtown's exquisite dining establishments before the show. The Cabaret at Theater Square, Bravo Franco Ristorante, or Christo's are just a sample of the excellent choices you have. For a full list of bars and restaurants near Heinz Hall and the Cultural District, click here.

The Kenny Loggins show begins at 7:30, so be advised to park at one of the many garages around the theater and be seated at your pre-show destination no later than 5:00 p.m.