Pittsburgh’s Deutschtown Music Festival

Pittsburgh’s Deutschtown Music Festival

One of America’s Largest Free Music Festivals Returns July 22-24

The North Side’s Deutschtown neighborhood will celebrate 10 years of the Deutschtown Music Festival by hosting the biggest event yet in 2022. This year's Deutschtown Music Festival will be rocking with more than 400 bands across 40 venues during their signature three-day event. This free festival will also include 100 art vendors and more than 30 food trucks.

The annual, non-profit music festival has quickly become one of Pittsburgh’s favorite summer events as a great way to support and promote local bands and bring the North Side community together.

Three Days of Fun

The Deutschtown Music Festival encompasses a huge swath of this booming neighborhood. Two main stages at Allegheny Commons Park and on Foreland Street anchor the festival, with a beer garden in between both and 15 other venues within an easy walk to take in tons of tunes. Extra bike racks and a free shuttle will also be available to make travel easier to all locations.

Venues include a variety of Deutschtown establishments including the historic James Street Ballroom, elegant Grand Hall at the Priory and unique City of Asylum. Pittsburgh breweries and distilleries are also joining in the fun, with Allegheny City Brewing Co, Wigle Whiskey, Penn Brewery and Threadbare Cider House all hosting live music on Friday and Saturday.

Families can also enjoy the festival with lots of food trucks, children's programming, an artists' market and more making this a fun, inexpensive summer stop.

Lineup & Band Schedule

The thriving Pittsburgh music scene is center stage for the Deutschtown Music Festival with local artists including genres for all types of music fans. Bands perform in one hour timeslots, making it easy to enjoy a country artist at one venue and walk to the next venue for some jazz or indie rock. And be sure to get a spot early for some of the headline acts like Gene the Werewolf, Byron Nash, Joe Grushecky and the Houserockets and more.

We recommend using the Sched app and the Deutschtown Music Festival website (different links for Friday and Saturday lineups) for a complete list of artists. The app makes it easy to plan who to see at what times and at which venues throughout the day and save the schedule on your phone so you never miss a beat.

Parking & Shuttles

With more than 20,000 guests expected at this free festival, make your plans now to avoid looking for parking. Use public transit when possible, and follow the Deutschtown Music Festival's parking recommendations for Friday and Saturday. A free shuttle will also be running on a loop daily to help guests reach all of the venues with minimal walking.

Don’t miss out on one of the North Side’s biggest community events this summer!