Carrie Furnaces, Thrival Music Festival’s new venue, suited both attendees and vendors well for a night of great music and innovation.
For the second time this year, the Boss is the month’s big draw, but there are plenty of other great shows, both indoor and outdoor, to satiate your live music needs.
It’s a very festive time for music in Pittsburgh this month.
It’s the start of summer in Hollywood; and everything old is new again.
Tonight’s 55th Annual Light Up Night is the official kick off to Pittsburgh’s holiday season—even if some national retailers started the holiday season the day after Halloween. Highlights include several tree-lighting ceremonies, ice skating at PPG Plaza, Fireworks (Warhol Bridge, 9:38 p.m.), free horse-drawn carriage rides (Fourth Ave.), 6 – 9 p.m.), and several Santa appearances. There’s also top-notch local entertainment featuring Beauty Slap, Jeff Jimerson and Airborne, The Stickers, Nomad, MCG Jazz All Stars with guest vocalist Tania Grubbs and Dane Vannatter, Joe Grushecky and the Houserckers, and
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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
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Not a lot of major musical acts this month, but still plenty of high-quality bands and performers.