Downtown Sound

Live music plays an important role in providing a higher quality of life within urban neighborhoods by supporting cultural expression, social identity, economic development, and, most importantly, a positive and safe sense of place.

The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership has developed an initiative to bring more live music into restaurants, bars, and other unique venues in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Recurring Music Events

Tuesday Pop-up on Penn Avenue: performances from 5 – 7 p.m. in the 900 block of Penn Avenue

Wednesday Lunchtime Concert Series in Market Square: performances from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., presented by Dollar Bank

Thursday Market Square Farmers Market: performances from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the PNC Bank Stage

Friday Happy Hour Concert Series in Market Square: performances from 5 – 7 p.m. every Friday beginning June 18.

Saturday Night Market: performances every Saturday evening on the Pittsburgh City Paper Stage in Market Square beginning June 19

Allegheny Overlook: enjoy free performances nearly every day of the week at the new Allegheny Overlook pop-up park from a variety of genres, artists, and performers.


Partner with Downtown venues for a multi-night, multi-month commitment to add live music programming, supported by a comprehensive umbrella marketing campaign.


  • Cultivate an expanded, sustainable, and diverse live music scene in Downtown Pittsburgh to support the Downtown business community
  • Increase the number and variety of outlets for local musicians in Downtown
  • Further establish Downtown as a default nightlife destination
  • Develop consistent audience traffic to warrant continued investment in musical entertainment by participating venues


If you are a band or artist that would be interested in performing Downtown, please complete our band registration form to be considered at our various events and programs.

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