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Three Rivers Arts Festival Returns June 3

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Look forward to 10 days of live music, dance, theater, gallery exhibitions, public art, creative activities, the artist market, and much more!

Things To Do | Live Music | Art | Parking

The 63rd annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival is back this Friday with one of the most diverse lineups of performing and visual art attractions in its history. The festival, taking place in the Cultural District, welcomes hundreds of artists from throughout the region and around the globe.

This year, the majority of the festival is located within a few blocks of each other, between 7th Street and 9th Street, making it a more pedestrian-friendly layout. View the festival map.

The Dollar Bank Main Stage will be located at the intersection of 9th & Penn, hosting the featured music concerts including GRAMMY-Award winning Cory Henry. The Backyard at 8th & Penn will feature a variety of performances including STREB EXTREME ACTION, MacArthur Award-winning choreographer Elizabeth Streb. The Backyard will also feature a variety of artistic installations, including a new mural by artist Naomi Chambers. 

Plus, stop by SPACE at 812 Liberty Ave for the annual Juried Visual Art Exhibition, The Artist Market on Penn Ave and Ft Duquesne Blvd, and the Giant Eagle Creativity Zone at the Trust Oasis.

Things To Do

Reusa-a-Palooza | Trust Oasis @ 7th Street
Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5 from 12 – 6 p.m., Saturday, June 11 – Sunday, June 12 from 12 – 6 p.m.

Create awesome reuse art with reclaimed materials!

“Wear Orange” Campaign with Moms Demand Action | Trust Oasis
Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5 from 12 – 6 p.m.

Paint bricks for peace planters

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo with UniSound | Trust Oasis
Friday, June 3 from 12 – 6 p.m.

Come learn how to play string and percussion instruments.

The Mattress Factory | Trust Oasis
Friday, June 3 from 12 – 6 p.m.

Join the Mattress Factory in creating a collaborative shrine installation inspiring by the upcoming exhibition “Shrine.”

Step Up Your Moves, Find Your Groove | Trust Arts Education Center
Saturday, June 4 from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Explore the art form of dance, learn basic choreography and find your own dance style in this fun and funky workshop!

Flying Free with Birds | Trust Oasis
Saturday, June 4 from 1 – 1:30 and 3 – 3:30

Learn about movements and fun through the world of birds during this StoryCorner!

Magic Dot Painting with Emily McMahon | Agnes R. Ketz Plaza
Saturday, June 4 from 3 – 5 p.m.

Families and friends can enjoy this low-stress pointillism style of painting!

Bringing History to Life: Colorizing Black and White Photographs with Randall Coleman | Trust Arts Education Center
Saturday, June 4 from 4 – 6 p.m.

Learn about African American photographers and photo colorizing techniques in this two-hour workshop!

Let’s Play Chess! | Trust Oasis
Sunday, June 5 & Sunday, June 12 from 12 – 4 p.m.

Chess activities for all experience levels

Giraffes Can’t Dance | Trust Oasis
Sunday, June 5 from 1 – 1:30 p.m. and 3 – 3:30 p.m.

Through the story of Gerald the Giraffe and his dance journey, dancer and visual artist Joanna Abel helps children learn that “when you’re special, you just need a different song”.

Sweetwater Art Center | Trust Oasis
Wednesday, June 8 – Friday, June 10 from 12 – 6 p.m.

Grab-N-Go painting kit with all supplies and instructions included!

Pittsburgh Glass Center | Trust Oasis
Friday, June 10 – Saturday, June 11 from 12 – 6 p.m.

Live glassblowing demonstrations from Pittsburgh’s mobile glass studio, Hot Wheels

Steel City LUG | Trust Oasis
Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 from 12 – 6 p.m.

Learn how to create LEGO works of art with Steel City LUG

Movement Journey — A Trip to the Zoo | Trust Oasis
Saturday, June 11 from 1 – 1:30 p.m. and 3 – 3:30 p.m.

Learn about rhythm and the power of imagination in this musical zoo adventure!

Pittsburgh Center for Art and Media | Trust Oasis
Sunday, June 12 from 12 – 6 p.m.

Wedge, squeeze, roll, twist, pinch, and mold clay with teaching artists from Pittsburgh Center for Art and Media!

A Perfectly Messed-Up Story | Trust Oasis
Sunday, June 12 from 1 – 1:30 p.m. and 3 – 3:30 p.m.

This light-hearted and engaging storytelling of A Perfectly Messed-Up Story will delight audiences and deliver a lesson of perseverance!

Live Music

Dollar Bank Main Stage @ 9th Street

Friday, June 3:

  • 6 – 7 p.m.: Selecta
  • 7:30 – 9 p.m.: Cory Henry

Saturday, June 4:

  • 4 – 5 p.m.: Dan Bubien & the Delta Struts
  • 6 – 7 p.m.: Meeting of Important People
  • 7:30 – 9 p.m.: Madeline Edwards

Sunday, June 5:

  • 2 – 3 p.m.: Squirrel Hillbillies
  • 4 – 5 p.m.: Echo Valley
  • 6 – 7 p.m.: Brooke Annibale
  • 7:30 – 9 p.m.: Sierra Hull

Monday, June 6:

  • 7:30 – 9 p.m.: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, June 7:

  • 7:30 – 9 p.m.: Lizz Wright

Wednesday, June 8:

  • 6 – 7 p.m.: The Vindys
  • 7:30 – 9 p.m.: Bette Smith

Thursday, June 9:

  • 6 – 6:20 p.m.: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
  • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.: Eric Krasno & The Assembly
  • 8 – 9:30 p.m.: The Devon Allman Project

Friday, June 10:

  • 6 – 7 p.m.: Tommy McLain + CC Adcock
  • 7:30 – 9 p.m.: Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue

Saturday, June 11:

  • 2 – 3 p.m.: JM the Poet
  • 4 – 5 p.m.: Jordan Montgomery
  • 6 – 7 p.m.: Frzy
  • 7:30 – 9 p.m.: Goodie Mob

Sunday, June 12:

  • 6 – 7 p.m.: Co. Townes

The Backyard @ 8th Street

Friday, June 3:

  • 12 – 1 p.m.: Lindsay Liebro

Saturday, June 4:

  • 12 – 1 p.m.: Old Neon 

Sunday, June 5:

  • 12 – 1 p.m.: Tiger Maple String Band

Monday, June 6:

  • 12 – 1 p.m.: Savannah Shantell
  • 5 – 6 p.m.: Opera Backwards

Tuesday, June 7:

  • 12 – 1 p.m.: Anyah Nancy
  • 5 – 7 p.m.: Tony DePaolis Sextet

Wednesday, June 8:

  • 12 – 1 p.m.: Joziah Council

Thursday, June 9:

  • 12 – 1 p.m.: Alyssa Hankey
  • 5 – 6 p.m.: The Chad Sipes Stereo

Friday, June 10:

  • 12 – 1 p.m.: Dejah Monea
  • 5 – 6 p.m.: Tempo Noir with Lyndsey Smith

Sunday, June 12:

  • 12 – 1 p.m.: Na’Chelle Simone
  • 5 – 6 p.m.: Mani Bahia & The Mob

Acoustic Stage in EQT Plaza @ Liberty Ave

Saturday, June 4:

  • 1 – 2 p.m.: 91.3 WYEP Reimagination Artists featuring Elliana, Elena Bishop, and Bad Judgement 
  • 3 – 4 p.m.: 91.3 WYEP Reimagination Artists featuring Ajonia and AndMore

Sunday, June 5:

  • 1 – 2:30 p.m.: The Ibeji Drum Ensemble
  • 3 – 4:30 p.m.: The Ibeji Drum Ensemble

Saturday, June 11:

  • 1 – 2 p.m.: 91.3 WYEP Reimagination Artists featuring CJ Johnson, Ashley Marina, and Marii 2X
  • 3 – 4 p.m.: 91.3 WYEP Reimagination Artists featuring Louisa C, 412Shxm, and The Glass Passenger
  • 9 – 11 p.m.: Late Night with UNION

Sunday, June 12:

  • 1 – 2:30 p.m.: The Ibeji Drum Ensemble
  • 3 – 4:30 p.m.: The Ibeji Drum Ensemble
  • 7:30 – 9 p.m.: Femi Kuti & The Positive Force

View the full Downtown Sound lineup.

Art

Juried Visual Arts Exhibition | SPACE @ Liberty Avenue
Open daily from 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Showcasing exceptional new art by regional artists

STREB Extreme Action | The Backyard @ 8th Street
Friday, June 3 from 5 – 5:45 p.m., Saturday, June 4 from 2 – 2:45 p.m. & 5 – 5:45 p.m., Sunday, June 5 from 5 – 5:45 p.m.

MacArthur Award-winning choreographer pushes the boundaries of aesthetics and kinesthetic bravery

Public Art | Around the Cultural District
Open Daily from 12 – 9 p.m.

Art installations and beautification projects throughout Pittsburgh’s renowned 14-block Cultural District

Judah | Granite Building
Open daily from 12 – 8 p.m.

Photographic series on the exterior façade of a historic building

Sparkly Clean by Naomi Chambers | The Backyard @ 8th Street
Open daily from 12 – 9 p.m.

Bubble Bath Fun to Celebrate Pittsburgh Summer

Cinzia Campolese | Wood Street Galleries
Open daily from 12 – 8 p.m.

Interactive visual art installations and sculptures from internationally-recognized artist Cinzia Campolese

Little Girl Urn by Shori Sims | 707 Gallery
Open daily from 12 – 8 p.m.

Shori Sims is an American interdisciplinary artist. Her work is concerned with the construction of a feminist utopia as part of Black people’s vision for the future.

Strawberry Way Street Mural | Strawberry Way
Open daily from 12 – 8 p.m.

Live street mural painting with Shane Pilster, Max Gonzales, and Pittsburgh CAPA Students on a major pedestrian thoroughfare

Checkpoint C | The Backyard @ 8th street
Open daily from 12 – 9 p.m.

Audio installation exploring the military and civilian divide

People We Love | One Oxford Centre
Friday, June 3 & Saturday, June 4 from 12 – 8 p.m., Sunday, June 5 from 1 – 5 p.m.

International video portrait project featuring people gazing at images of those they love

Simply Devine | 820 Gallery
Open daily from 12 – 8 p.m.

Thought-provoking, uplifting, joyful, and playful works created by the late Pittsburgh native

Earth/Ancestors | Harris Theater
Showing daily

Part I of the Afronaut(a) film series. Featuring Kwaku Ananse, Madre Drone, and Souls.

SPACE | Harris Theater
Showing daily

Part II of the Afronaut(a) film series. Featuring Afronauts, Hello Rain, and Departure (Possible).

Sound/Spirit | Multiple locations
Showing daily

Part III of the Afronaut(a) film series. Featuring Black To Techno, Swimming in Your Skin Again, and Journey to Pythia.

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company | Trusts Arts Education Center
Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5 and Thursday, June 9 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday June 11 – Sunday, June 12 from 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Part one of a long standing festival of one-act plays boasting the work of local talent and unconventional collaborations

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company | Trust Arts Education Center
Saturday, June 4 – Sunday, June 5 from 3 – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, June 8, and Friday, June 10 – Sunday, June 12 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Part two of a long standing festival of one-act plays boasting the work of local talent and unconventional collaborations

Breaking Battle | The Backyard @ 8th Street
Saturday, June 11 from 12 – 6 p.m.

Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival Dance Battles return for the seventh year! This year, there will be brackets for both 1v1 Breaking and 1v1 All Styles.

Attack Theatre Company | Dollar Bank Main Stage @ 9th Street
Sunday, June 12 from 2 pm – 3 pm

A dance that celebrates the curiosity in all of us.

DEMASKUS Theater Collective | Dollar Bank Main Stage @ 9th Street
Sunday, June 12 from 4 – 5 p.m.

 Joy Unspeakable invites audiences to a celebration of life and liberation through personal testimonies and song.

Parking

Worried about finding parking Downtown? No need—the PDP is here to help! Use our handy interactive parking map to find lots of parking options—even $6 evening, weekend, and event parking.

ParkPGH is a very useful application available on the iPhone, the web, text messaging, and a call-in service. It supplies real-time information about parking availability in all Cultural District garages, calculating the number of available spaces every 30 seconds. Learn more here.

The City of Pittsburgh was one of the first cities to introduce multi-space meter parking citywide.  These high-tech, easy-to-use meter systems allow Downtown visitors to park closer and more conveniently to their desired destination. 

NOTE: Street parking is free on Sundays and after 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday at metered, on-street spots in Downtown.

View our full parking guide.

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