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

Lunchtime Concerts in Market Square: performances Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Sunday from 1-3 p.m.

Happy Hour Concerts in Market Square: performances Wednesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Sundays 4 – 6 p.m.
Featuring cocktails and beverages by Pittsburgh Mobile Bars!

Thursday Market Square Farmers Market: performances from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Night Markets: coming soon!


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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