Where to See Local Bands and Concerts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

There are so many great music venues of all sizes in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to catch local bands and international music acts. The music scene in Pittsburgh continues to get stronger year after year and so do the venues that host the shows. From the monster rock palace of Heinz Field to the smallest of venues like... Mr. Small's theater, Pittsburghers have many options to listen to live music in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Heinz Field

The Monster Rock Colosseum in Pittsburgh is Heinz Field.  The 68,400 seat venue is where "Rock Royalty" come to play when in town. Last summer Heinz field hosted the legendary international rock group U2 and popular opening act The Lumineers.  Prior to that, the stadium hosted hard rockers Guns and Roses, country star Kenny Chesney and everyone's favorite parrot head - Jimmy Buffet. Even local music heroes like the Clarks have performed numerous times on stage at Heinz Field. So, if you are up for stadium sized concert grandeur, then Heinz Field is the place to be.

 Visit Heinz Field


PPG Paints Arena

 Home to the Pittsburgh Penguins and music sibling to Heinz Field in the Pittsburgh music scene is arena rock venue PPG Paints Arena.  Recent shows included performances by the late Tom Petty, entertainer extraordinaire Bruno Mars and country music sensation Eric Church.  The arena seats 19,758 and is a phenomenal place to catch an electrifying indoor concert, circus or ice show.

Upcoming shows at PPG Paints Arena include:

  • Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
  • Janet Jackson
  • Pink
  • Shania Twain


 Visit PPG Paints Arena


KeyBank Pavilion

If you want to catch an outdoor concert then The KeyBank Pavilion is Burgettstown, Pennsylvania is the place to be. The amphitheater seats about 23,000 with both canopy and lawn seating available. KeyBank Pavilion is where summer concert memories are made.  Past concerts included:

  • Farm Aid
  • Kings of Leon
  • Alice Cooper
  • Zac Brown Band
  • Vans Warped Tour

 Visit KeyBank Pavilion


But some of the best shows in Pittsburgh can be seen at more localized smaller bars, concert halls and unique places. If you are looking for an intimate music experience then try and catch a show at one of these smaller Pittsburgh concert venues.


Mr. Smalls

Mr. Smalls is not only one of the most unique concert venues in Pittsburgh but one of the most extraordinary places to visit in the city. The concert hall is housed in an old church located in Millvale, PA about 5 minutes from downtown. Mr. Smalls hosts all sorts of bands and shows from local favorites Rusted Root to punk rock royalty - The Misfits. The theater offers a wide spectrum of music and events to satisfy local music and art connoisseurs and truly provides an awesome experience with rocking sound, magical lighting and intimate stage show.

 Past Shows Include:

  • Dinosaur Jr.
  • The Strumbellas
  • The Mountain Goats

 Visit Mr. Smalls


Stage AE

Stage AE resides on the North Shore of Pittsburgh in the shadow of stadium rock Valhalla - Heinz Field but certainly holds its own as a major concert venue in Pittsburgh. Stage AE is uniquely constructed as a hybrid indoor and outdoor concert venue so shows can go on year-round. The venue is divided into three separate concert spaces: indoor music hall, indoor club and the outdoor amphitheater. Stage AE hosts a myriad of bands and festivals throughout the year - from metal to rap; Pittsburgh concert goers are never disappointed at one of the loudest places in town.

 Past Shows Include:

  • The National
  • Third Eye Blind
  • Ministry
  • Macklemore

Visit Stage AE


Jergel's Rhythm Grille

Jergel's is a bar, grill and foremost a great place to see a show. Jergel's is located about 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh in Warrandale, PA and has a more local flavor and a laid back and enjoyable atmosphere. From country western to classic rock, Jergel's Rhythm Grille is a rock and roll paradise with a craft beer in Pittsburgh's North Hills.

Here are some top entertainers that played Jergel's Rhythm Grille:

  • Donny Iris
  • Kevin Bacon and The Bacon Brothers
  • Southside Johnny
  • Soul Asylum
  • The Yardbirds
  • Molly Hachet

 Visit Jergel's


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Check out these upcoming shows!


“Weird Al” Yankovic The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour

3/24/2018 THE PALACE THEATRE 21 West Otterman Street Greensburg, PA 15601

Alan Jackson - Honky Tonk Highway Tour


R&B presents: Rebel Baroque - "Caracteres de la Danse"

3/24/2018 @ 8:00PM - 12:00 AM Synod Hall, St. Paul Cathedral - 125 North Craig Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Hailed by the New York Times as “Sophisticated and Beguiling” and praised by the Los Angeles Times for their “astonishingly vital music-making,\\” the award-winning, New York-based ensemble, REBEL (pronounced “Re-BEL”) is one of North America’s top-tier ensembles specializing in 17th- & 18th-century repertoire performed on period instruments. Named after the innovative French Baroque composer Jean-Féry Rebel (1666-1747), REBEL was formed in The Netherlands in 1991; that same year the ensemble took first prize in the Van Wassenaer International Competition in Utrecht and gave their critically-acclaimed American début in New York City in 1992. Since then the ensemble has garnered an impressive international reputation, enchanting diverse audiences with their unique style and their virtuosic, highly expressive and provocative approach to the baroque and classical repertoire. The core formation of two violins, recorder\/traverso, cello\/ viola da gamba and harpsichord\/ organ\/ fortepiano expands with additional strings, winds, brass, theorbo and vocalists, as needed. For more information, visit http:\/\/rbsp.org\/event\/rebel-baroque\/ Price: $10 - $35 Ticket Pricing: $10 – $35 Adult: $20 – $35 Student: $10 Under 35: $15 – $26.25 Senior: $19 – $32.25

Herofest for Heart Prints

3/24/2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:00 AM 850 Cranberry Woods Drive

Heart Prints Center for Early Education will celebrate past, present, and future heroes at the 5th Annual HeroFest. This year\'s activities will include: A dance party and photo opportunity with a very special guest, outdoor trackless train "trolley" rides weather permitting, art and science experiments with STEAM Studio, make your own superhero cape station, interactive entertainment from Sing Sing USA, model train display, balloons, photo booth, face and hair painting, and more! All activities listed are included in the ticket cost. Food, raffle tickets, silent auction, and carnival games available for purchase. This family-friendly community event recognizes the different ways that people can help make the world a better place - from fire fighters and military personnel to doctors, educators, athletes, environmentalists, artists, scientists, and more. Children and adults will learn how they can be heroes and enjoy interactive activities, crafts, and entertainment. Participants include: Sing Sing USA, Zang TKD, STEAM Studio, Jones Party Magic, US Air Force, Mattress Factory, Otto Productions, Cathy Pascarella Photography, SA Shining Stars, Ohio Valley Train, Easter Seals,Center 4 Speech, Skid Steer Construction, Fern Hollow Nature Center, Jenny Lee Bakery, Dentistry for Kids, Robin the Balloon Lady and more! Tickets are $10 and on sale now on Eventbrite and Facebook

Get Swanky 2: A Great Gatsby Themed Costume Party!

3/30/2018 @ 9:00pm - 12:00 AM - 3/31/2018 1005 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

With the massive sold-out success of the first Let\'s Get Swanky in 2017, the event returns at the brand new nightlife spot Scenario, with an unforgettable night packed with some of the best entertainment, live bands and DJs in Pittsburgh. Join us on the lower level for live Jazz and music from the roaring 20\'s. Come dance the night away upstairs for our take on Gatsby with a twist - Electro-swing as well as many other styles of dance music all throughout the night.

Froggy Fresh and Money Mike

4/1/2018 @ 8:00pm - 12:00 AM - 4/2/2018 Spirit 242 51st Street, Pittsburgh PA 15201

1337 is proud to Present: Froggy Fresh and Money Maker Mike! NOT AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE! The internet tells a legend of a kid named Froggy Fresh who fought a great white shark and mastered Youtube. These are but a few of his vast accomplishments, which include being endorsed by John Cena and featured on Tosh.0 but also being a good best friend and recovering neighborhood kids\' stolen bikes. Formerly known as Krispy Kreme, a cease and desist rendered a fan-voted name change and the name \'Froggy Fresh\' was chosen over \'Jelly Bean Jack\'. Enduring a naming, branding, and content change, Money Maker (Re-Loaded), still debuted and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Comedy Album chart. After 5 years of being shrouded in mystery, Froggy Fresh has decided to become a comedic actor and move to LA, but not without doing a live tour throughout the US featuring Money Maker Mike, video projections, and a live DJ. Catch the “Baddest of them All” live while you still can. Hear more Froggy Fresh on Youtube! https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/user\/FroggyFreshRap 1337 can\'t wait to bring you a very unique experience for this show, more info TBA Doors at 8pm *Show is All Ages *Bar downstairs for 21+ *Must have ID to drink $15 Presale online only: https:\/\/www.eventbrite.com\/e\/froggy-fresh-in-pittsburgh-tickets-42243466345 $20 At the door $50 VIP meet and greet (Limited ticket numbers)

Bill Murray and Jan Vogler at Heinz Hall


Beatles / Wings / Paul McCartney Tribute Concert

4/7/2018 @ 7:30PM - 12:00 AM The Oaks Theater - 310 Allegheny River Blv. Oakmont, PA 15139

The McCartney Project … America\'s #1 tribute to Paul McCartney performing the best of The Beatles and the epic hits of Wings! The McCartney project covers more than three decades of the most popular Beatles hits through the epic hits of Wings and more. Each song replicates the authentic, iconic sound of Paul McCartney\'s music. This is a fun, high-energy show from the opening song through the closing encore. The ultimate live concert tribute to Paul McCartney, Wings and The Beatles. Songs include: Eight Days A Week, Hard Day’s Night, Come Together, Band on the Run, My Love, Hey Jude, Yesterday, Silly Love Songs, Coming Up, Live and Let Die, Back in the USSR, Helen Wheels, Jet, Blackbird, Get Back and more! Price: $18 - $25