Jennifer Hudson, The Feed More Festival w/The Naked and the Famous, Selwyn Birchwood, Bill Tom’s and Hard Rain
It’s a fantastic month for music in Pittsburgh, both in terms of quantity and quality.
Carrie Furnaces, Thrival Music Festival’s new venue, suited both attendees and vendors well for a night of great music and innovation.
Jason Aldean, I the ’90s Concert, Thrival Music Festival, Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Jam on Walnut, Little Italy Days, Pirates vs. Marlins, The Move Makers Band, ‘The Birds’
2) Created as a way to promote local music during a typically slow time of the year, Strip District Music Fest will surely cure your winter doldrums. Now in its second year, the festival boasts some of Pittsburgh’s biggest acts. Like poppy shoegaze? Try Donora or Meeting of Important People. Want something rockin’? Seek Nevada Color. Prefer your Celtic music infused with some speed? Bastard Bearded Irishmen are your band. How about classical music with a kick? Cello Fury
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Strip District Music Fest, Steel City Ruins
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are this month’s big headr, but that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty of other great music to be found.
1) The 16th Annual Allegheny County Music Festival promises a balanced survey of local music. Headlining are Pittsburgh world music royalty, Rusted Root. Depending on how old you are, you know their music, specifically “Send Me On My Way,” from their energetic live shows at the late Metropol, from the Matilda soundtrack, or from car rental commercials. The band still records and tours and seeing them live is a must for your Pittsburgh Bucket List. Openers include Beauty Slap. The
Allegheny County Music Festival, Kickoff and Rib Festival, USS LST 325