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 is developing an initiative to bring more live music into restaurants, bars, and other unique venues in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Concept

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

Goals

  • 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

Live Music in Downtown this Week

Bar Oxford
Live music every Friday from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Jazz at Andys Wine Bar
Friday, November 15 – Tania Grubbs from 8:00 p.m. – midnight
Saturday, November 16 – Peg Wilson from 8:00 p.m. – midnight

Backstage Bar & JazzLive at Katz Plaza
Tuesday, November 12 – Yoko Suzuki Trio from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 15 – Daryl Shawn from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 16 – Subhas Das Trio from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Eddie V’s:
Monday, November 11 – Maria Becoates-Bey from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 12 – Symmetry from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 13 – George Heid 3 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 14 – Reggie Watkins Quartet from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday, November 15 – Symmetry from 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 16 – Ezra & The Relativs from 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 17 – Alex Peck Trio from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Nola on the Square:
Friday, November 15 – Andrew Kirk Band from 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 16 – RML Jazz from 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Olive or Twist
Friday, November 15 – Billy Schneider
Saturday, November 16 – Billy the Kid from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Mike Dunn from 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Redbeards:
Live acoustic music every Thursday from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Speakeasy Above NOLA:
Tuesday, November 12 – Carrie Collins and Tupelo from 6:15 – 8:15 p.m.

Stage AE:
Wednesday, November 13 – Gus Dapperton from 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 16 – Ganja White Ninja from 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. 
Sunday, November 17 – Doobie from 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. 

Wolfies Pub:
Monday, November 11 – Jimmy Adler from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, November 12 – Bobby Thompson & The Groove from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
Wednesday, November 13 – Sam Sears from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 14 – Pioneer Records Open Mic Night from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m
Friday, November 15 – Rick Matt from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
Friday, November 15 – The Living Street Duo from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 

Recurring Music Events

Market Square Farmers Market
Free afternoon concerts under the Pittsburgh City Paper Stage entertain Market-goers from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., featuring an array of diverse performances ranging from acoustic local musicians to the Pittsburgh Opera Resident Performers. To view the full schedule of Farmers Market entertainment, visit this page.

Saturday Night Market
The PDP presents a 25 week-long, free, live music series at the Saturday Night Markets in collaboration with community partners presenting diverse styles of local music. Partners include 91.3 WYEP-FM, MCG Jazz, Deutschtown Music Festival /Northside Leadership Conference, Boom Concepts, LiveBurgh Studio, Mr. Smalls Funhouse, Blues Society of Western PA, The Pittsburgh City Paper, and more. To view the full schedule of Saturday Night Market entertainment, visit this page.

Opportunities

If you are a band that would be interested in performing Downtown, please complete our band registration form.

Interested in performing at the Peoples Gas Holiday Marketâ„¢? Complete the Holiday Market Performer Application here.

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