Warmer weather means tons of great events in Downtown Pittsburgh. Every weekend, we’ll be assembling a list of awesome stuff going on for the next three days. Click through to learn more about each event or visit this page to see all Downtown happenings.
Friday, June 16
Saturday, June 17
Saturday Night Market in PPG Place
8Bit: PROPaganda at Arcade Comedy Theater
Sunday, June 18
Fountains of Pittsburgh Bike Ride
Highlight Story: Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival
This weekend, Pittsburghers and visitors alike are invited to celebrate our great jazz legacy at the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival. For 3 days, jazz music and diverse crowds will fill the streets of Downtown. The jam sessions, beer gardens, and concerts will flow from one style to another, sure to keep the vibes “fresh” all weekend long. The event is produced by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
The lineup is eclectic and all-encompassing featuring band leaders like Linda Oh, jazz legends like David Sanborn and Odean Pope, and some of the hottest jazz stars today like Sean Jones, Tia Fuller, and The Bad Plus.
on Friday night, don’t miss Rhythm & Groove, the ultimate party of the year, at the August Wilson Center from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. VIP guests will enjoy an exclusive experience beginning at 6:00 p.m. including a post-concert Meet ‘n Greet with David Sanborn, exclusive musical entertainment by Allan Harris’ Strayhorn Suite and access to the VIP lounge which features an open bar and appetizers. More details and tickets are available here.
The Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival is happening in Market Square, the August Wilson Center, and everywhere in between. Concerts will span throughout the Cultural District from June 16-18. You can view festival and event maps here.
Plan accordingly if you’re trying to travel through Downtown this weekend as there will be several road closures during the festival.