Pittsburgh Music Festivals To Jam To

Pittsburgh Music Festivals To Jam To

Pittsburgh hosts a number of fantastic music festivals throughout the year. Make plans to catch a few of these must-see events.

2024 Music Festivals Dates, Locations and More Info Coming Soon

Sunstar Festival: Women & Music

March 18, 2023

Toshi Raegon, DJ FEMI, Lola Cole, and Casaundra headline Kelly Strayhorn Theater's annual Sunstar Festival which aims to highlight the power and diversity of women musical artists. This festival fittingly occurs during Women's History Month and is hosted by Diarra Imani.

Millvale Music Festival

May 19-20, 2023

Newly crowned the best music fest in Pittsburgh by locals, this sprawling concert runs the entirety of the Millvale neighborhood with venues everywhere from outdoors spaces to bars, breweries, community centers and Mr. Smalls

Download their app in advance (Google Play and App Store) which helps you personalize your music festival experience via band name, venue and/or genre. 

WonderWorks Music & Arts Festival

May 27-28, 2023

We love when a new festival bursts onto the scene. WonderWorks will take over Hartwood Acres Park for two days. With headliners Hozier and Jason Mraz and a huge focus on the arts, superior food and activities for all ages, this is promising to be one of the most exciting festivals on the calendar.

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Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival

June 2-11, 2023

This fun-filled event produced by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust boasts 10 days of free music and art, featuring a diverse concert lineup of renowned performers every night on the Dollar Bank Main Stage.

Pride on the Shore

June 3, 2023

Styling itself as Pittsburgh Pride Re-Imagined, Pride on the Show celebrates the LGBTQ+ community via a one-day music fest at Stage AE outdoors. The absolutely stacked lineup is headlined by FLETCHER, Betty Who and JORDY and also includes drag queens Aquaria, Aura Mayari and Robin Fierce.

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WYEP Summer Music Festival

June 24, 2023

This free, open-air concert is held at Schenley Plaza in Oakland, and features a day-long celebration of national and local artists in a variety of genres. Featured musicians for the 2023 event include Devon Gilfillian, Illiterate Light, Allison Ponthier, The Ghost Club, Animal Scream and 2023 WYEP Reimagination Project Artist Aryana Kapree.

Pittsburgh Black Music Fest

July 13-15, 2023

The City of Pittsburgh has been one of the premier locations for Black music in America, exporting great music and musicians through the country. Join the excitement July 13-15, as the community continues that musical tradition at the 2023 Pittsburgh Black Music Fest.

Northside Music Festival

July 14-16, 2023

This award-winning, free festival has become a staple event with more than 400 bands hosted over three days performing at 40+ indoor and outdoor stages in Pittsburgh’s Northside. Additionally, you’ll find family-friendly activities, more than 70 food trucks, artist markets and tons of surprises. 

Pittsburgh Blues and Roots Festival

July 29-30, 2023

Having the blues never felt so good! This two-day festival takes over the Pittsburgh Shrine Center each summer, with proceeds benefitted the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Band Together Pittsburgh.

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Rock Reggae and Relief

Aug. 19, 2023

Rock, Reggae and Relief is a benefit music festival that brings reggae greats, local rock legends and feel-good vibes to Downtown Pittsburgh while offering a helping hand to neighbors in need. 

Allegheny County Music Festival

Sept. 3, 2023

This annual benefit concert is headlined by Men Without Hats with special guests The Re-52s and The Affordable Floors in 2023. Held in the scenic Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater, the music goes all day while food trucks, local wineries and craft breweries keep the party going. All proceeds benefit the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund.

Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival

Sept. 14-17, 2023

With Pittsburgh’s rich jazz history, the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival (PIJF) is the city’s premier music festival. PIJF hosts live music with renowned artists from around the world at the Highmark Stadium. 2023

Highmark Blues & Heritage Festival 

Nov. 3-4, 2023

Head to Highmark Stadium for this amazing two-day festival that not only celebrates music through live blues performances but the connections that music makes between people of all races and beliefs.