Downtown Sound this week

Week of August 23-29

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Penn Avenue

Enjoy live performances every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the 900 block of Penn Avenue, right in the heart of the downtown outdoor dining scene.

Tuesday, August 24th: Abbots Cross


Wednesday, August 25th: The landscape route from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lunchtime concert series presented by the Dollar Bank

Thursday, August 26th: Jemiriye from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Market Square Farmers Market on the PNC Bank Stage

Friday, August 27th: Pierce Dipner & the Shades of Blue 5pm – 7pm
Happy Hour concert series

Allegheny lookout point

Check out the Allegheny Overlook, or ‘AO,’ a brand new pop-up park along Ft. Duquesne Boulevard

Tuesday, August 24th: BNY Mellon presents JazzLive, a presentation by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust – Reggie Watkins Quartet with Orrin Evans from 5pm – 7pm

Wednesday, August 25th: Jesse Lowry from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., John Vento & Friends with special guest Benj Spencer & The Empresses from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 26th: Mani Bahia & the Mob from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., DJ Selecta from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday, August 27th: Nevin James from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., The Buckle Downs from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Joe Grusbecky from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 28th: Byron Nash from 1pm to 3pm, Jemiriye from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Beauty Slap from 8:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Sunday, August 29th: Super Midnight from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Gallatin Hall from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Jordan + Zach from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Rock, reggae & relief

Listen on Forbes Avenue downtown

Saturday, August 28th:

  • 1:15 p.m .: Johnny Jensen
  • 2:15 p.m .: Roots of Creation
  • 4:00 p.m .: uprooted
  • 6:15 p.m .: The Wailers
  • 9:00 p.m .: Jason Mraz

Block party “Summer in the square”

Hear from Talia for food in Mellon Square from 5pm to 8pm

Thursday, August 26th: My so-called 90s band

Level AE

On Stage AE at 400 North Shore, listen to Dr.

Tuesday, August 31: The roots at 6 p.m.

With Alma Downtown

Listen at the Con Alma Jazz Bar at 613 Penn Avenue

Tuesday, August 24th: GH3 Jam Session from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday, August 25th: Dave Lalama Trio from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday, August 26th: Tubby Daniels group from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, August 27th: David Throckmorton Quartet from 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 28th: Andy Bianco Quartet from 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Rivers Casino

Hear live DJs at Martoranos Prime and the BetRivers Sportsbook DJ Booth Thursday through Saturday

Thursday, August 26th: DJ Cake from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Friday, August 27th: DJ Cake from 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m., Jim Donovan and the Sun King Warriors from 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 28th: Steeltown from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., DJ Essay from 9 p.m. to 12 p.m., Bill Toms & The Hard Rain Band from 9 p.m.

Hard Rock Cafe

At 230 W Station Square, listen to Dr.

Tuesday, August 24th: Pittsburgh Singer-Songwriter Showcase from 7pm
Thursday, August 26th: Red Not Chili Peppers at 8 p.m.
Friday, August 29th: The Classic Rock experience at 8 p.m.

2nd floor

Listen to fl. 2 as part of their happy hour on Thursday evenings with live music and drink specials

Thursday, August 26th: DJ Jay Malls from 7pm to 10pm

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

Hear live jazz seven nights a week on 501 Grant Street

Monday 23 August: Maria Becoates Trio from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday, August 24th: Messenger of the soul from 7pm to 10pm
Wednesday, August 25th: Chantal Joseph Trio from 7pm to 10pm
Thursday, August 26th: George Heid 3 from 7pm to 10pm
Friday, August 27th: Prizm from 7pm to 11pm
Saturday, August 28th: Symmetry from 7pm to 11pm
Sunday, August 29th: Alex Peck Trio 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Gateway clipper

Listen to live music weekly on the Moonlight Cruise

Every Friday: 11:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Tequila cowboy

Hear live DJs and Entertainment Weekly at the 380 N Shore Dr.

Every Thursday: 11:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Every Friday: 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Every Saturday: 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Burn by Rocky Patel

Listen to live DJs and entertainment weekly at 346 North Shore Dr.

Every Saturday: 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Howl at the moon

Hear live DJs and entertainment weekly at 125 Seventh St

Every Thursday: 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Every Friday: 7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Every Saturday: 7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.


Hear live DJs at 214 Sixth Street weekly

Every Friday: 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Every Saturday: 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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