Events

Every Outdoor Concert Worth Attending in Pittsburgh This Summer

Updated On 05/22/2017 at 06:49PM EST Updated On 05/22/2017 at 06:49PM EST
mumford & sons | Flickr/Kmeron

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Event

Location

May 24 Wed

Mumford & Sons The folksy quartet hasn’t performed in Pittsburgh since 2013, and fans have been screaming “I Will Wait” ever since.

KeyBank Pavilion

Mumford & Sons KeyBank Pavilion The folksy quartet hasn’t performed in Pittsburgh since 2013, and fans have been screaming “I Will Wait” ever since.

Date

Event

Location

May 25 Thu

Future: Nobody Safe Tour Future will “Turn on the Lights” in Burgettstown with guests that includes Migos, Tory Lanez, Kodak Black, and Zoey Dollaz.

KeyBank Pavilion

Future: Nobody Safe Tour KeyBank Pavilion Future will “Turn on the Lights” in Burgettstown with guests that includes Migos, Tory Lanez, Kodak Black, and Zoey Dollaz.

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Event

Location

May 30 Tue

Old Crow Medicine Show The Americana band is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan’s album by hitting the road and playing songs from the landmark album Blonde on Blonde.

Stage AE

Old Crow Medicine Show Stage AE The Americana band is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan’s album by hitting the road and playing songs from the landmark album Blonde on Blonde.

u2 | Flickr/U2start

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Event

Location

Jun 1 Thu

Everclear It’s been 20 years since alt-rock’s Everclear released So Much for the Afterglow, which featured hits like “Father of Mine.” Get nostalgic for the ‘90s at this anniversary show.

Stage AE

Everclear Stage AE It’s been 20 years since alt-rock’s Everclear released So Much for the Afterglow, which featured hits like “Father of Mine.” Get nostalgic for the ‘90s at this anniversary show.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 2-11

Three Rivers Arts Festival Performing bands include Rebirth Brass Band, Dawes, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, The Commonheart, and more.

Point State Park

Three Rivers Arts Festival Point State Park Performing bands include Rebirth Brass Band, Dawes, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, The Commonheart, and more.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 7 Wed

U2 U2 will be performing The Joshua Tree in its entirety to celebrate the album’s 30th anniversary. Oh, and The Lumineers will perform as well.

Heinz Field

U2 Heinz Field U2 will be performing The Joshua Tree in its entirety to celebrate the album’s 30th anniversary. Oh, and The Lumineers will perform as well.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 10 Sat

Jennifer Hudson And I am telling you... YOU are going to want to head to the Pride Festival this year to see Academy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson perform and celebrate LGBTQ pride in the streets.

Pride in the Street

Jennifer Hudson Pride in the Street And I am telling you... YOU are going to want to head to the Pride Festival this year to see Academy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson perform and celebrate LGBTQ pride in the streets.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 10 Sat

Feed More Festival This year, the all-day food and music festival benefit for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank welcomes The Naked and the Famous with Max Frost.

Stage AE

Feed More Festival Stage AE This year, the all-day food and music festival benefit for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank welcomes The Naked and the Famous with Max Frost.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 11 Sun

Zac Brown Band Enjoy a cold beer on a Sunday night while listening to 2010’s Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards.

KeyBank Pavilion

Zac Brown Band KeyBank Pavilion Enjoy a cold beer on a Sunday night while listening to 2010’s Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards.

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Event

Location

Jun 15 Thu

Sigur Ros You may not be able to pronounce their name correctly (sounds almost like “Cigar-rose”), but that shouldn’t stop you from seeing this Iceland post-rock band. You might know them from their song “Hoppipolla,” which you’ve definitely heard in movie trailers.

Stage AE

Sigur Ros Stage AE You may not be able to pronounce their name correctly (sounds almost like “Cigar-rose”), but that shouldn’t stop you from seeing this Iceland post-rock band. You might know them from their song “Hoppipolla,” which you’ve definitely heard in movie trailers.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 18-Aug 13

Bach, Beethoven & Brunch Class up your outdoor music listening with free classical music in Mellon Park every Sunday.

Mellon Park

Bach, Beethoven & Brunch Mellon Park Class up your outdoor music listening with free classical music in Mellon Park every Sunday.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 24 Sat

WYEP Summer Music Festival Featuring Tupelo & Jeremy, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, The Marcus King Band, and The Buckle Downs.

Schenley Plaza

WYEP Summer Music Festival Schenley Plaza Featuring Tupelo & Jeremy, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, The Marcus King Band, and The Buckle Downs.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 24 Sat

Jam on Walnut Walnut Street in Shadyside closes down for traffic to allow for drinking, socializing, and maybe even some dancing.

Shadyside

Jam on Walnut Shadyside Walnut Street in Shadyside closes down for traffic to allow for drinking, socializing, and maybe even some dancing.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 24 Sat

Dierks Bentley If you’re not on a beach somewhere, head to Burgettstown to listen to the next best thing to Kenny Chesney this summer.

KeyBank Pavilion

Dierks Bentley KeyBank Pavilion If you’re not on a beach somewhere, head to Burgettstown to listen to the next best thing to Kenny Chesney this summer.

Deutschtown Music Festival

Date

Event

Location

Jul 4 Tue

Fourth of July Celebration Like we said, Kenny Chesney ain’t touring this summer, but this festival featuring The Cadillac Three should suffice for those wishing to tailgate at Heinz Field.

Heinz Field

Fourth of July Celebration Heinz Field Like we said, Kenny Chesney ain’t touring this summer, but this festival featuring The Cadillac Three should suffice for those wishing to tailgate at Heinz Field.

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Event

Location

Jul 14-15

Deutschtown Music Festival Outdoors at Allegheny Commons East, bands like The Long Hunt, JD Rau, Endless Mike & The Beagle Club, and The Clock Reads will be kicking off festivities on Friday.  

Various locations

Deutschtown Music Festival Various locations Outdoors at Allegheny Commons East, bands like The Long Hunt, JD Rau, Endless Mike & The Beagle Club, and The Clock Reads will be kicking off festivities on Friday.  

Date

Event

Location

Jul 14 Fri

Vans Warped Tour Nostalgic for your youth? Strap on your Journeys shoes and head to see bands like The Ataris, Gwar, Save Ferris, and Hawthorne Heights.

KeyBank Pavilion

Vans Warped Tour KeyBank Pavilion Nostalgic for your youth? Strap on your Journeys shoes and head to see bands like The Ataris, Gwar, Save Ferris, and Hawthorne Heights.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 28-29

Picklesburgh In addition to the food trucks and merchandise for sale at this celebration of all things pickle, bands will be performing all day on the Rachel Carson Bridge.

Rachel Carson Bridge

Picklesburgh Rachel Carson Bridge In addition to the food trucks and merchandise for sale at this celebration of all things pickle, bands will be performing all day on the Rachel Carson Bridge.

kings of leon | Flickr/Meghan Gribben

Date

Event

Location

Aug 1 Tue

Muse & Thirty Seconds to Mars Make sure you do your breathing exercises so you can join in on all those long notes on “Uprising.” We willllll beeeee victooooorious!

KeyBank Pavilion

Muse & Thirty Seconds to Mars KeyBank Pavilion Make sure you do your breathing exercises so you can join in on all those long notes on “Uprising.” We willllll beeeee victooooorious!

Date

Event

Location

Aug 6 Sun

Reservoir of Jazz Late summer in Pittsburgh holds some of the best weather, perfect for enjoying free jazz at this weekly event that ends September 3.

Highland Park

Reservoir of Jazz Highland Park Late summer in Pittsburgh holds some of the best weather, perfect for enjoying free jazz at this weekly event that ends September 3.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 18 Fri

Kings of Leon This show is gonna be on fire, especially with the addition of Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats.

KeyBank Pavilion

Kings of Leon KeyBank Pavilion This show is gonna be on fire, especially with the addition of Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 26 Sat

Feastival This free community concert combines art, food, and rocking melodies.

McKees Rocks

Feastival McKees Rocks This free community concert combines art, food, and rocking melodies.

Thrival Festival

Date

Event

Location

Sep 12 Tue

Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows “Push” or “Mr. Jones”? It’s a battle between your favorite ‘90s bands.

KeyBank Pavilion

Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows KeyBank Pavilion “Push” or “Mr. Jones”? It’s a battle between your favorite ‘90s bands.

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Event

Location

Sep 29-30

Thrival Festival Wiz Khalifa headlines this show that’s part of the annual innovation festival for entrepreneurs. Other performers include Kiiara, Logic, Griz, Two Door Cinema Club, and more.

Carrie Furnaces

Thrival Festival Carrie Furnaces Wiz Khalifa headlines this show that’s part of the annual innovation festival for entrepreneurs. Other performers include Kiiara, Logic, Griz, Two Door Cinema Club, and more.

PIXIES

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Event

Location

Oct 4 Wed

The Pixies Everyone’s favorite underappreciated alt-rock band will perform at Stage AE for a can’t-miss show. Otherwise, the next day, you’ll be saying, “Where Is My Mind?”

Stage AE

The Pixies Stage AE Everyone’s favorite underappreciated alt-rock band will perform at Stage AE for a can’t-miss show. Otherwise, the next day, you’ll be saying, “Where Is My Mind?”