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Inaugural Free Music Festival Premieres July 14-16, 2023 in Deutschtown
The Northside’s Deutschtown neighborhood has a new free live music festival for 2023. This year's Northside Music Festival will be rocking with 65 free bands across indoor and outdoor venues during their signature three-day event. This free festival will also include art vendors and more than 30 food trucks.
This non-profit, all-volunteer music festival is one of Pittsburgh’s signature summer events and a great way to support and promote local bands and bring the Northside community together.
The Northside Music Festival encompasses a huge swath of this booming neighborhood. Two main outdoor stages at Allegheny Commons Park and on Foreland & Middle's intersection anchor the festival, with additional venues at popular businesses on the Northside including The Government Center, Fat Cat, Allegheny City Brewing, East Street Beer and Verdetto's for more live music.
Beer gardens are located at the Main Stage on Foreland as well as James Street to keep the party going and food trucks line the streets including favorites like Mi Empanada, PGH Crepes, Wilsons Barbecue, Brisketburgh and many more!
Saturday is a great day to bring the family as Allegheny Commons East Park is taken over with inflatables, obstacle courses, face painting, tie-dying and more kid-friendly fun. Then, browse Redfishbowl's Artist Village featuring 100 independent vendors and live painting demonstrations.
Gospel Sunday will up the fun even more July 16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. as the music festival adds a next-gen hangout lounge and photo stations as well as a Gospel worship experience in the park, complete with performances by Steel City Revival, Zanetta Butler and the UIC Children's Choir.
The thriving Pittsburgh music scene is center stage for the Northside 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.
We've listed all of the venues each day here to help you plan! Click the links below to find the full lineup of bands for each day
All Gospel Sunday performances at Highmark/AHN Park Stage (Allegheny Commons Park North)