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Closes October 02, 2016 at 2:00pm
or 10 minutes after the last bid

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The Headliners Auction


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Backstage Auctions is proud to present The Headliners Auction, a celebration of Pittsburgh, PA concert history from the past 30 years. As one of the premier touring stops, Pittsburgh has always attracted major artists and bands. For decades, the city has hosted thousands of concerts in venues such as the Star Lake Amphitheatre, the A.J. Palumbo Center, the Pittsburgh Civic Arena and the IC Light Amphitheatre. From AC/DC to ZZ Top, every legendary headliner has left their marks and memories on one of these stages.

Our consignor has been at the helm of Pittsburgh’s premier music venues as catering director extraordinaire. Throughout the years Sharon Ringeisen has been cooking local and favorite dishes for some of the world’s greatest musicians and their crew for over three decades. Artists such as Aerosmith, Elton John, Beyonce, No Doubt and Waylon Jennings praise her amazing cooking and hospitality while on tour in Pittsburgh. Remember the old saying, “The way to someone’s heart is thru their stomach”? Well that rings true in this case. Sharon has won over countless performers by serving them with kindness and delicious “home cooked” meals. In turn these headlining artists would reciprocate by presenting her with unique and often signed memorabilia. 

Sharon’s vast assortment of concert memorabilia reflects not only her love of music, but also spotlights the love that these artists had for her as well. Through the years she was showered with gifts like a soccer ball signed by Rod Stewart, a 24-karat champagne bottle from Jay-Z’s private collection, a tri-fold laminated ‘Quaker Steak & Lube’ menu that has circled and autographed lunch choices by Korn, as well as a Rolling Stone magazine that features the dynamic duo Robert Plant and Jimmy Page on the cover with their signatures!

From Classic Rock, Heavy-Metal and Alternative Rock, to Pop, Country & Western, R&B and Folk; this auction event has it all! There are hundreds of desirable lots, filled with collectible concert mementos from one headliner after the next.

If there ever was an auction that has "something for everyone" and that is filled with an endless amount of memorabilia from a vast number of music headliners, then this is it! What a great way to end the summer and get our fall auction schedule started!

Featured Artists

Aerosmith, Allman Brothers, Black Crowes, Black Sabbath, David Bowie, Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews Band, The Doors, Iron Maiden, Elton John, Kid Rock, KISS, Led Zeppelin, Motley Crue, No Doubt, Ozzy Osbourne, Pantera, Tom Petty, The Police, Rush, Bruce Springsteen, Stone Temple Pilots, Neil Young and more!

Featured Items

Artists Signed Items (press photos, posters and backstage passes), Ephemera (catering and dressing room riders, call sheets, backstage signage), Set Lists, Programs, Posters and Flyers, Backstage Passes and Concert Tickets, Picks and Sticks and Local Crew Shirts.

Special Highlights

  • Vast amount of artist signed memorabilia, including signed press photos, passes and more!
  • Impressive amount of unique catering and dressing room riders ranging from general needs to specific and sometimes odd requests specific to an artist's needs - these are a must see!
  • The auction will feature over 1000 backstage passes and concert tickets spanning 3 decades from various Pittsburgh music venues.

We know you are excited and want to "get busy", but before doing so, please take 2 minutes to read the "Information & Helpful Hints" section below. It will greatly assist you in navigating through all the auction lots and hopefully address some of the questions you might have.

If at anytime you need assistance in locating any item of interest or simply have a question about an item - please contact us via email or give us a call during business hours. Our contact information can be found in the contact section of our site.

Bid Hard – Bid to Win and of course we wish everyone loads of luck – we look forward to seeing you at the auction block.

The Backstage Auctions Crew


*BIDDING START TIME: The auction will open for bidding for starting Saturday, September 23rd at 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (New York City).

*REGISTRATION: If you are not already REGISTERED, please sign up early (to get that part of the administration out of the way). Once you have completed the registration you will receive a password via email in order for you to "log in" for the first time. If you do not receive your Registration Confirmation Email, first check your "Junk or Spam Folder" and if you still didn't receive it, please contact us and one of our staff members will be happy to assist you. Now, once you have logged in you can change your password to something that you will better remember by simply going to the "My Account". We also recommend that you take a few minutes and familiarize yourself with the AUCTION RULES section, which can be found under the 'Resources' tab on our site. This section will help you understand all of the "mechanics" of how our auctions operate, i.e. buyers premium, payment options and shipping.

*VIEWING LOTS: You can locate and view auction items by utilizing the CATEGORIES listed directly in the upper left frame of this page. Items can be accessed and viewed by selecting either ARTISTS, TYPE OF ITEM OR DECADE.  There may be items that are listed in several categories, so we recommend utilizing the AUCTION SEARCH function which can be found in the right frame of each auction page. The AUCTION SEARCH function will help you find pieces related to a specific band or musician or finding a lot by the lot number.

*MY VIP ACCESS:  You can  manage all of your  bidding and tracking activity in your MY VIP section. Once you have successfully logged in with your VIP Credentials (user name and password), placed your bids or simply identified items to track you can click on the MY VIP laminate to view updates on those lots of interest. Unlike most online auctions, there is no need to refresh your browser to see the most recent activity on a lot you are watching or even bidding on.
  • The MY VIP page updates automatically every few seconds, so just sit back and keep an eye on the numbers. And "yes"'s faster than you clicking the refresh button in your browser.
  • When you are outbid on an item, a sound will alert you and the item will be highlighted for a short amount of time.
  •  The MY VIP section allows you to track items, bid on items you are tracking, increase your bids or even increase your max bids and will automatically update all of your personal auction activity.
  • Once you have identified all the items you want to track and bid, the rest is easy and best of all you won't have to waste time digging through the site just to place a bid...just sit back and enjoy the ride!   
It simply doesn't get any easier than that!

*AUCTION CLOSE PROCESS:  On Sunday, October 2nd the auction close process will begin. Our system will begin a 10 minute countdown close at 2:00 pm Eastern (NYC time). What this means is that  EVERY AUCTION LOT will REMAIN OPEN (even after the official 2:00 PM EST close process begins) for periods of 10 minutes until such time that no additional online, phone or fax bids are placed on ANY LOT IN THE AUCTION.

PLEASE NOTE: The auction will not come to an immediate end at 2:00 pm EST and will typically continue past the "start" of the close process for several hours past 2:00 pm EST. Take advantage of placing your maximum bids or changing your existing maximum bid on the items you are interested in and keep an eye on those items as the auction begins to close as it will NOT CLOSE IMMEDIATELY at 2:00 pm EST.  For more information and assistance on how our "Auction End" process works, please see our Auction Rules located in the "Resources" tab on our site. Alternatively, give us a call and one of our crew members will be happy to walk you through how the close process works.

* AFTER THE AUCTION CLOSES: All winning bidders will receive an immediate email confirmation of the items they won when the auction officially closes. Final invoices (including shipping costs) will be sent out within 72 hours or by close of business Thursday. For items that require special shipping services, a member of the Backstage Auctions crew will contact you directly to make special arrangements.

* UNSOLD AUCTION ITEMS: In the event that an item does not sell during the auction, our consignors may elect to place their items in the online store for direct purchase. The price of the auction lot will be adjusted to reflect an appropriate "buy it now" price and in most cases this means that the price will be higher than the opening bid price. There is no guarantee that any or all unsold item(s) will be made available after the auction ends.

As always, we aim to be as precise and complete as possible with our descriptions. That said, human error is always a possibility and we encourage you to ask questions and make inquiries on any piece that you are interested in prior to placing your bid. All auction descriptions ARE QUALIFIED STATEMENTS OF OPINION AND NOT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES.


AUCTION REFERENCE CATALOG:  While our online auctions are extremely easy to navigate and are presented in a very simple manner, we invite you to download a copy of the auction reference guide.  The auction reference guide ONLY provides the Lot Number, Title of the Lot and Artist Category.The catalog does not contain the full description or full photo line up - those can be found online only as our catalog is strictly a reference tool. Please note that at any time you can utilize the online search feature to locate items by artist or lot number. (The online listings will always be current, as last minute changes could occur PRIOR to or DURING the auction)

Download Auction Catalog:  The 2016 Headliners Auction Catalog (Text Listing) 

Please Note: The auction catalog is a PDF document which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to open, view and print. You can download the ADOBE READER for FREE by clicking here: Adobe Acrobat Reader . If you have difficulties, contact us and we will be happy to assist.

Good Luck, Have Fun and Keep on Rockin'!

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