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Monday, May 16, 2022

From free performances by local singers/songwriters at markets to music festivals and more, here’s your weekly lineup of music happenings around Downtown Pittsburgh.

Week of May 16 – 22

Is your business or venue hosting live music in Downtown? Send us an email to get it added to our weekly calendar!

Car Bazaar

Listen to local favorites at the Forbes & Smithfield Parking Garage (400 Cherry Way) while shopping the open-air market

Saturday, May 21: 

  • 10 a.m.: Sloane Simon
  • 12:15 p.m.: Wild Blue Yonder

Market Square Farmers Market

Listen to live music every Thursday while shopping regionally g

Thursday, May 19: Mark Ferrari from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Backstage Bar at Theater Square

Tuesday, May 17: Mark Strickland Trio at 5 p.m.

Hard Rock Cafe

Listen to local and touring artists weekly

Tuesday, May 17: Matt Anderson at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 20: FAN-SESSION: Harry’s House Party at 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 21: Solar Federation, a tribute to RUSH at 8 p.m.

Alphabet City

Listen in-person at Alphabet City, or stream online with City of Asylum @ home

Monday, May 16: Vadim Neselovskyi “Odesa – A Musical Walk Through a Legendary City” at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 17: Claudio Cojaniz “Orfani” at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 18: Oliver Lake & Claudio Cojaniz “The Music of Trio 3” at 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 22: Sara Serpa “Encounters & Collisions” at 7 p.m.


Listen to live music every Friday as a part of Revel LIVE

Thursday, May 19: Trinity Wiseman from 5 – 7 p.m.
Friday, May 20: Byron Nash from 7 – 10 p.m.

Mike’s Beer Bar

Listen to live music Friday and Saturday nights in the North Shore

Friday, May 20: Al and Al from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Saturday, May 21: See the Summer from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Stage AE

Listen to live music at Stage AE in the Northshore

Tuesday, May 17: Halestorm at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, May 18: The Offspring with special guest Radkey at 6:30 p.m.

Con Alma Downtown

Listen to live jazz at Con Alma Jazz Bar at 613 Penn Avenue

Tuesday, May 17: Logan Richardson’s Blues People from 7 – 11 p.m.
Wednesday, May 18: Don Aliquo Jr & Sr Quintet from 6 – 10 p.m.
Thursday, May 19: Steeltown Horns play Art Blakey’s “Indestructible” featuring Roger Humphries from 6 – 10 p.m.
Friday, May 20: Mike Tomaro Quartet from 6 – 8 p.m., Paul Cosentino’s Boilermakers Jazz Band from 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Saturday, May 21: Skip Sanders/Colten Harper/Andrew Kirk from 6:30 – 9 p.m., Jonathan Barber and Vision Ahead from 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Sunday, May 22: Max Leake Trio with Kathy Connor from 5 – 8 p.m.

Rivers Casino

Listen to live DJs Thursday – Saturday at Martorano’s Prime and the BetRivers Sportsbook DJ Booth from 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Thursday, May 19: DJ Nin, DJ Digital Dave
Friday, May 20: TJ the DJ, DJ Nin, Franchise Band at 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 21: DJ Hypnotyza, Chris Higbee at 9 p.m.

CrossBody Dance + Movement

Listen at the newly opened CrossBody Dance + Movement at 422 Wood Street

Every Thursday: Latin Thursdays with Dj D’Aço
Every Friday: Salsa Fridays with DJ Jeff Shirey

fl.2 at the Fairmont

Listen at DJ Nights at Fl.2 with drink + menu specials, and free parking after 6 p.m.

Every Thursday: 7 – 10 p.m.
Every Saturday: 7 – 10 p.m.

Olive or Twist

Listen to live music at Stage AE in the Northshore

Tequila Cowboy

Listen to live DJs and Entertainment Weekly at 380 N Shore Dr.

Every Thursday: 11 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Every Friday: 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Every Saturday: 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Burn by Rocky Patel

Listen to live DJs and Entertainment weekly at 346 North Shore Dr

Every Saturday: 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Penn Society

Listen to live DJs during late nights weekly at the lower level of 960 Penn Avenue.

Every Thursday: 11 p.m. – 3:30 a.m.
Every Friday: 11 p.m. – 3:30 a.m.
Every Saturday: 11 p.m. – 3:30 a.m.

Howl at the Moon

Listen to live DJs and Entertainment weekly at 125 Seventh St

Every Thursday: 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Every Friday: 7 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Every Saturday: 7 p.m. – 2 a.m.


Listen to Live DJs weekly at 214 Sixth Street

Every Friday: 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Every Saturday: 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.

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