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The Deutschtown Music Festival
July 11 2015 @ 11:00 am - July 12 2015 @ 2:00 amFree
The Deutschtown Music Festival may raise questions among those from outside the North Side, the biggest of which will arguably be: Pittsburgh has a Deutschtown? Yep, also known as East Allegheny, Deutschtown is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh’s North Side, located just east of the Children’s Museum and the Allegheny Commons Park. One of its busiest streets, East Ohio, is home to some lively bars and restaurants, many of which will serve as venues for the festival.
Now in its third year, and hosted by the East Allegheny Community Council, this all-day event showcases some top Pittsburgh bands and also some lesser known ones. A few Ohio acts and even one group from Michigan are on the bill as well for a full Rust Belt celebration. With 16 venues, 24 stages, and over 125 bands scheduled, there’s too much to list. But here’s a quick cross-section: Like country-swing and earl grey? See Slim Forsythe and his band, which includes noted drummer Brad Smith, at Arnold’s Tea (6 p.m.). Or maybe rock is more your bag, whiskey more your poison. Then check out Chet Vincent and the Big Bend play the last set at Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse and Whiskey Garden. Brazilian percussion, courtesy of Timbeleza, will ring in the start (11 a.m.) of the festival at the outdoor Park Stage, located at the Allegheny Commons East. Bluegrass, punk, rap, and other genres will also be represented throughout the day. Some of the venues, like Penn Brewery, are located just outside Deutschtown. For a complete list of venues, and the acts playing therein, be sure to check out the festival’s website. Pittsburgh food trucks will also be on scene as well as art installations, and, come nightfall, fire dancers. 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Free. Deutschtown (East Allegheny), North Side. (CM)