Opening Day for the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival; Pride on the Shore Festival at AE (Fri., 6/3/22)
Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival — June 3 – 12, multiple times and venues, Downtown.
1) The 10-day Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival is Pittsburgh’s largest and grandest summer celebration. The ever-popular Artist Market features handmade arts, crafts, and wearables on sale in over 150 booths. Performing arts are headlined by six Mainstage Concerts in the Cultural District, at Penn Avenue and 9th street. with acts including Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue
starring Los Straitjackets, the Devon Allman Project, Goodie Mob, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Bette Smith, Cory Henry, and Madeline Edwards. A varied lineup of Pittsburgh-based talent will perform at two other stages in the Cultural District. Last but not least, a juried visual arts exhibition will be displayed at Space Gallery in the Cultural District. Grammy Award-winning musician and producer, Cory Henry, is tonight’s mainstage headliner. 7:30 p.m. Festival is open from noon to 8 p.m. daily. (M.V., R.H.)
2) June is Pride month and the Pittsburgh LGBTQIA+ community is celebrating with several events including Pride on the Shore Festival at Stage AE. The musical event features performers, DJs, artists, drag queens, and more. Slated to appear are Jessie J, Monique Heart, PENNYWILD, RAYE, VINCINT, and Billy Porter. Porter will share clips from his yet to be released film, What If, shot here in Pittsburgh. It is his directorial debut. And when that fun event is over there is the Pride on the Shore After Party, which features Dave Audé, Joe Gauthreaux, Trixie Mattel. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the Festival, and the After Party at 11 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr.,