Allegheny Overlook

The Allegheny Overlook is now closed for the season! Thank you for visiting us Downtown. This one-of-a-kind pop-up park was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Duquesne Light Company, Riverlife, the Office of Public Art, the City of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority, Flyspace Productions, and our numerous programming and community arts partners.

Spend the summer outdoors at the Allegheny Overlook or ‘AO’, a brand new pop-up park along Ft. Duquesne Boulevard highlighting community, arts, and culture while showcasing one of Pittsburgh’s most iconic views.

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Look for Pittsburgh arts and cultural organizations to activate the Allegheny Overlook Stage with performances, food and drink vendors, larger-than-life games to enjoy, spaces for community, working, gathering, and more. The new pop-up park highlights an underutilized space in the city’s urban core, making for a more vibrant Downtown as the city rebounds from the effects of the pandemic.

Food & Drinks

Look for great energy and custom brews served all summer long in a beer garden provided by the Braddock-based Brew Gentlemen. Plus, find global street food from Blue Sparrow served up in a 1950s Greyhound Bus and family favorites from the Good Eats Outdoor Food Truck.

Note: unless otherwise noted, food and drink options are open normal hours to the public even during ticketed performances at the stage!

Upcoming Performances & Events

Friday, September 10

Lights On! Balafon West African Dance Ensemble | 5 p.m.
Free, Allegheny Overlook Stage

Presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Balafon is a performing ensemble that also offers immersive movement and musical programs. Experience African culture up close. Explore rich Guinean traditions, and a taste of classical arts from other areas of West Africa and beyond.

Lights On! House of Soul Band | 7 p.m.
Free, Allegheny Overlook Stage

Presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. House of Soul was born out of love for the funky sounds of the 70’s and 80’s. Once their musical path was decided, the band set out to create, rejuvenate, and develop their funky sound. The combination of Hendrix-like guitar playing, pulsating rhythms, and smooth, devastating bass lines makes it sounds like the band has more than 11 members.

Lights On! Azúcar | 9 p.m.
Free, Allegheny Overlook Stage

Presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Azúcar is the top Latin dance band in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. By performing original salsas and merengues as well as hit cover tunes, the band’s goal is to cater to the Latin American and dance communities of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania.

Saturday, September 11

Lights On! Baby Rave | 11 a.m.
Free, Allegheny Overlook Stage

Presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Baby Rave is a child-friendly dance and music event that is sure to get you and your little one to bounce, bop, and boogie to the beat. A live DJ set from RBNOUS will offer music specially curated for this event that will make you want to move.

Lights On! Moment of Silence | 12:55 p.m.
Free, Allegheny Overlook Stage

Presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Please join representatives from the Cultural District, friends, and family for a moment of silent reflection. Before kicking off the third and final day of Lights On!, we pause to reflect on loved ones lost, and lives forever affected, by the COVID-19 pandemic and the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001 two decades later.

Lights On! Connect the Dots| 1 p.m.
Free, Allegheny Overlook Stage

Presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Connect the Dots is a witty and interactive program that demonstrates the awe inspiring curiosity that drives this group of movement artists to heights of creative exploration. This performance inspires audiences to literally Connect the Dots as dancers harness the power of play.

Lights On! Tubby Daniels Band| 3 p.m.
Free, Allegheny Overlook Stage

Presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. The Tubby Daniels Band consists of four members: Tubby Daniels on vibes, Dennis Gardner on drums, Ronnie Biggs on bass, and Victor Garzotto on piano.

Lights On! JM the Poet| 5 p.m.
Free, Allegheny Overlook Stage

Presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Celebrating one year since the release of JM the Poet’s album, “Deja Vu,” he’ll be performing it for the first time in front of a live audience at the Allegheny Overlook.

Lights On! Alumni Theater Company| 7 p.m.
Free, Allegheny Overlook Stage

Presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Come join ATC as they present bold theatrical work that gives fresh voice to the experience of young Black artists and highlights their rich contribution to our community. ATC went digital in this past season and is now excited to perform work in front of a live audience.

Lights On! The Flow Band| 9 p.m.
Free, Allegheny Overlook Stage

Presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. The Flow band has been performing for over 25 years throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia providing lively reggae, calypso, reggae, and jazz music to listening audiences.

Sunday, September 12

Pure Barre Pop-Up Class | 10 – 11 a.m.
Free, Allegheny Overlook Stage

Start your Sunday Funday with Pure Barre. Join them for a pop up class at the Allegheny Overlook. After class, you will be feeling refreshed and ready to take on your Sunday!

Geña y Peña | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Free, Allegheny Overlook Stage

Geña y Peña plays music that will take you to Latin America and the Caribbean. The sublime duo is comprised of Puerto Rican-born Geña on vocals and percussion and Colombian-American Carlos Peña on guitar.

The Yeggs | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Free, Allegheny Overlook Stage

The Yeggs are a rockin’ surf trio out of Pittsburgh, PA playing original instrumental tunes and classic covers.

Byron Nash | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Free, Allegheny Overlook Stage

Pittsburgh-based axe-man Byron Nash has spent years electrifying live audiences in bands (SPORADIC, Formula412) and sharing stages with acts including Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent, N.E.R.D., and Phil Lesh.


Riverfront Workspaces

Book your next meeting at one of three beautifully designed and curated outdoor riverfront workspaces at the Allegheny Overlook. Spaces are available to reserve for free Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Learn more.

Park Hours

Closed

Visit

The Allegheny Overlook is located on the westbound lanes of Ft. Duquesne Boulevard between 7th and Stanwix Streets.

Daily Games & Activities

Relax with friends and enjoy free outdoor games and activities, available daily during park hours.

  • Basketball
  • Giant Connect Four
  • Giant Jenga
  • Ladder Toss
  • Bocce Ball
  • Badminton
  • Cornhole
  • Ping Pong

See a Park Ambassador to learn more.

Tot Lot

A special area for children and young yinzers, the Tot Lot, located on the 7th Street side of the Allegheny Overlook, offers giant Legos, wooden blocks, and more.

The Tot Lot is designed for children 8 years of age and younger. Adult supervision is required at all times.

Art in the Park

“Pathway to Joy” by Janel Young

The large-scale mural features a walkway of bright, vibrant colors stretching from Stanwix Street to the Roberto Clemente Bridge.

Pittsburgh Creative Corps

The Pittsburgh Creative Corps is a partnership between the Office of Public Art and Riverlife, in collaboration with PDP. Throughout the summer the Pittsburgh Creative Corps will host community classes, workshops, artist residencies, and a variety of free public programs at the Allegheny Overlook Pop-up Park. More information about programming and events can be found at PittsburghCreativeCorps.org.

Upcoming Free Public Art Events

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Park Rules

• No Littering
• No Smoking
• No Outside Alcohol Permitted
• No Glass Items, Bottles, or Containers
• Dogs Must Be Leashed
• Owners Must Pick Up After Pets
• Amplified Sound Not Permitted
• Do Not Stake Into Grass

For free shows, folding chairs are permitted at the AO, but placement may be restricted in certain locations. Blankets are not permitted in front of the stage.

Alcoholic beverages are available to people 21+ showing proper ID and utilizing a wristband (required for alcohol purchase). Guests are not permitted to bring their own alcoholic beverages into the park. “BYOB” activities are strictly prohibited.

Wristbands for Beverages

While most shows at the Allegheny Overlook are presented free of charge, wristbands are required to purchase alcoholic beverages at certain performances, with proceeds supporting the bands, musicians, and production crews. A $5 donation is recommended. Wristbands can be purchased on-site the day-of at the beer garden. Performances where wristbands will be required are noted in the lineup to the left.

Flyspace Productions

Flyspace Productions are leaders in event management, event production, and outdoor events in Pittsburgh and provide technical and production support for the Allegheny Overlook. Learn more about them.

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