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Every Outdoor Concert You Should Go to in Pittsburgh This Summer

Published On 04/12/2016 Published On 04/12/2016

May through September brings sunshine to Pittsburgh (finally), a cheer-worthy baseball team (finally), and loads of great music. Almost every day of our best season, you'll find outdoor jams, from free concerts in the parks, to full-on all-star tours. Check out the list of highlights below, and fill your calendar with the sounds of summer.

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May 7 Sat

Pittonkatonk An all-day brass band festival that features horns from around the country, including Detroit Party Marching Band and Brooklyn’s RAYA Brass Band.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Schenley Park

Pittonkatonk Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Schenley Park An all-day brass band festival that features horns from around the country, including Detroit Party Marching Band and Brooklyn’s RAYA Brass Band.

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Event

Location

May 19 Thu

Third Thursday: CELEBRATE! The Carnegie Museum of Art welcomes the warm weather with local acts Mars Jackson, The Garment District, and Meeting of Important People.

Carnegie Museum of Art

Third Thursday: CELEBRATE! Carnegie Museum of Art The Carnegie Museum of Art welcomes the warm weather with local acts Mars Jackson, The Garment District, and Meeting of Important People.

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Event

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May 31 Tue

Beyoncé Steelers who? Queen Bey reigns on the football field as part of her Formation tour.

Heinz Field

Beyoncé Heinz Field Steelers who? Queen Bey reigns on the football field as part of her Formation tour.

Flickr/Nicole Abalde

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Event

Location

Jun 3 Fri

Three Rivers Arts Festival Each night a different band takes the stage. Look for Guster to bring back their dumpster set on June 10th.

Point State Park

Three Rivers Arts Festival Point State Park Each night a different band takes the stage. Look for Guster to bring back their dumpster set on June 10th.

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Jun 11 Sat

Kesha Pittsburgh's Pride in the Street celebrates LGBT pride with an enormously fun party Downtown. Kesha, who recently accepted an award from the Human Rights Campaign for promoting LGBT visibility, is headlining.

Liberty Ave between 9th and 10th St

Kesha Liberty Ave between 9th and 10th St Pittsburgh's Pride in the Street celebrates LGBT pride with an enormously fun party Downtown. Kesha, who recently accepted an award from the Human Rights Campaign for promoting LGBT visibility, is headlining.

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Event

Location

Jun 19-Aug 14

Bach, Beethoven, and Brunch Free classical music in the park every Sunday in the summer; nothing like picnicking to the sweet sounds of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.

Mellon Park

Bach, Beethoven, and Brunch Mellon Park Free classical music in the park every Sunday in the summer; nothing like picnicking to the sweet sounds of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.

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Event

Location

Jun 24 Fri

Pittsburgh JazzLive International Bebop to a selection of contemporary jazz’s brightest talents in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.

Various locations

Pittsburgh JazzLive International Various locations Bebop to a selection of contemporary jazz’s brightest talents in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.

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Event

Location

Jun 25 Sat

Jam on Walnut Bands are TBA, but all you really need to know is Walnut St is closed to traffic for drinking and mingling on June 25, July 23, and August 20.

Walnut St, Shadyside

Jam on Walnut Walnut St, Shadyside Bands are TBA, but all you really need to know is Walnut St is closed to traffic for drinking and mingling on June 25, July 23, and August 20.

Flickr/Claudia Heidelberger

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Event

Location

Jul 1 Fri

Billy Joel Catch the Piano Man from behind home plate.

PNC Park

Billy Joel PNC Park Catch the Piano Man from behind home plate.

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Location

Jul 2 Sat

Kenny Chesney The most loved -- and hated -- concert in town brings parking lot ragers and party boats to the Allegheny. You know where to (not) be on this July Saturday.

Heinz Field

Kenny Chesney Heinz Field The most loved -- and hated -- concert in town brings parking lot ragers and party boats to the Allegheny. You know where to (not) be on this July Saturday.

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Event

Location

Jul 3 Sun

XFEST: Weezer and Panic! at the Disco Oooo-weee-oooo, Weezer is back, still blending '90s nostalgia, and with a new record in tow. They'll be joined by early 2000s pop-punks Panic! at the Disco.

Stage AE

XFEST: Weezer and Panic! at the Disco Stage AE Oooo-weee-oooo, Weezer is back, still blending '90s nostalgia, and with a new record in tow. They'll be joined by early 2000s pop-punks Panic! at the Disco.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 9 Sat

Deutschtown Music Festival More than 20 different venues, including some outside spots, host local bands for an all-day music lovefest.

Various locations

Deutschtown Music Festival Various locations More than 20 different venues, including some outside spots, host local bands for an all-day music lovefest.

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Event

Location

Jul 9 Sat

Dave Matthews Band One of the most popular bro bands makes its annual pilgrimage to the ‘Burgh.

First Niagara Pavilion

Dave Matthews Band First Niagara Pavilion One of the most popular bro bands makes its annual pilgrimage to the ‘Burgh.

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Event

Location

Jul 12 Tue

Guns N' Roses It’s a blast from the past as Axl Rose and Slash reunite to rock once again.

Heinz Field

Guns N' Roses Heinz Field It’s a blast from the past as Axl Rose and Slash reunite to rock once again.

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Event

Location

Jul 15 Fri

Picklesburgh A celebration of all things pickled, with bands performing throughout the day on the Rachel Carson bridge.

Rachel Carson Bridge

Picklesburgh Rachel Carson Bridge A celebration of all things pickled, with bands performing throughout the day on the Rachel Carson bridge.

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Event

Location

Jul 16 Sat

Journey & The Doobie Brothers Warm up those pipes to belt "Don’t Stop Believin'."

First Niagara Pavilion

Journey & The Doobie Brothers First Niagara Pavilion Warm up those pipes to belt "Don’t Stop Believin'."

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Event

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Jul 17 Sun

The Food Bank’s Feed More Festival A full day of blues music and food trucks benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Stage AE

The Food Bank’s Feed More Festival Stage AE A full day of blues music and food trucks benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

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Event

Location

Jul 21 Thu

Heart and Joan Jett 'Til now, we always got by on our own, but we guess enjoying a concert with 15,000 other folks will be great for this power duo of female rockers, too.

First Niagara Pavilion

Heart and Joan Jett First Niagara Pavilion 'Til now, we always got by on our own, but we guess enjoying a concert with 15,000 other folks will be great for this power duo of female rockers, too.

Flickr/NRK P3

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Event

Location

Aug 6 Sat

Feastival A free community concert that features art and food to pair with the melodies.

McKees Rocks Municipal Parking Lot

Feastival McKees Rocks Municipal Parking Lot A free community concert that features art and food to pair with the melodies.

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Event

Location

Aug 7-Sep 4

Reservoir of Jazz Spend late summer Sunday nights grooving for free in one of Pittsburgh’s loveliest parks.

Highland Park

Reservoir of Jazz Highland Park Spend late summer Sunday nights grooving for free in one of Pittsburgh’s loveliest parks.

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Event

Location

Aug 10 Wed

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa Hometown star Wiz Khalifa brings the "Black and Yellow" while Snoop brings the "Gin and Juice."

First Niagara Pavillion

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa First Niagara Pavillion Hometown star Wiz Khalifa brings the "Black and Yellow" while Snoop brings the "Gin and Juice."

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Event

Location

Aug 12 Fri

Rock All Night Tour Multi-genre, multi-venue extravaganza with performances going all night long.

Various locations

Rock All Night Tour Various locations Multi-genre, multi-venue extravaganza with performances going all night long.

Flickr/sam

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Event

Location

Sep 23-24

Thrival Scottish synthpop darlings, CHVRCHES, headline this two-day festival at a historic former steel mill.

Carrie Furnaces

Thrival Carrie Furnaces Scottish synthpop darlings, CHVRCHES, headline this two-day festival at a historic former steel mill.

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