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.
The Monster Rock Colosseum in Pittsburgh is Heinz Field. The 68,400 seat venue is where "Rock Royalty" come to play when in town. Heinz field has hosted legendary rock groups like Metallica, U2, 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.
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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.
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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.
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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 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
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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.
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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.
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Check out these upcoming shows!
BARBECUE COOK-OFF & BLUES FEST at HOPEWELL COMMUNITY PARK9/28/2019 @ 12:00pm - 12:00 AM HOPEWELL COMMUNITY PARK
A day of food, blues and a great time with friends! Amateur frillers prepare their favorite chili, chicken, and\/or ribs. Cash prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place in each category. Public judging cards , limited to 100, will be sold for $5. Commercial vendors will provide your favorite summertime foods. Cold beverages available and live bands perfomring the best of the blues! This is a premier "NO SHUTTLE" event at Hopewell Community Park.
FALL FEST 2019 at HOPEWELL COMMUNITY PARK10/19/2019 @ 10:00am - 12:00 AM HOPEWELL COMMUNITY PARK
Free admission to the festival and pancakes sold all day! Activities include pony rides, the haunted Nature Center, hay rides, games, crafts, and bounce house.
A Very Special Evening with Vince Gill11/1/2019 @ 7:30pm - 12:00 AM Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
Twenty-one time Grammy® Award-winning country music superstar Vince Gill will be coming to Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts on November 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, June 14 at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased by visiting the Heinz Hall box office or going online at HeinzHall.org. After working in the industry for more than 40 years and selling over 26 million albums, Gill is one of the most successful musicians and guitarists of his time. Gill recently released the record Down To My Last Bad Habit, of which he wrote\/co-wrote, co-produced and is a featured musician on all 12 songs. In addition to his solo shows, in 2017, Gill was invited to join the Eagles for a number of festival shows and continued to join them onstage throughout 2018. Gill achieved his big breakthrough with “When I Call Your Name,” which won the Country Music Association’s Single of the Year award. Since then, he has won 17 more CMA honors, including Song of the Year four times – making him the most-awarded artist in that category in CMA history. Since 1990, Gill has received 21 Grammy® Award and has sold more than 26 million albums. The Academy of Country Music has handed Gill 8 awards, including their prestigious “The Home Depot Humanitarian Award” and the “Career Achievement Award.” Gill was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. He is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry. In August 2012, Gill was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is a member of the six-time Grammy-winning band The Time Jumpers; Rounder Records released the band’s second studio album, Kid Sister, in 2016. Gill’s high, pure tenor voice and unerring sense of harmony have caused dozens of artists—from Reba McEntire to Dolly Parton to Barbra Streisand—to embrace him as a duet partner. He is both a world-class guitar picker and a wide-ranging songwriter whose compositions earned him entry into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005. Gill has produced albums for LeAnn Rimes, Amy Grant as well as Ashley Monroe and has made guest appearances on over 500+ albums including Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, George Jones and more. After working more than 40 years as a professional musician, Gill has established himself as one of the most successful guitarists of his generation. Combining a deep knowledge of Americana, bluegrass, and classic country with the fire of \'60s rock, Gill has earned a place next to his musical heroes. In addition to his passion for music, Gill donates a great deal of his time supporting numerous charitable organizations. He is one of country music’s most active and effective humanitarians. A sports enthusiast, he is an avid golfer; in 1993 he helped create the annual Vince Gill Pro-Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament (“The Vinny”) which has raised in excess of six million dollars to help support junior golf programs throughout Tennessee. For a full list of tour dates, news and more, visit www.VinceGill.com. Get Connected with Vince Gill: Website: www.vincegill.com Facebook: www.facebook.com\/vincegill Twitter: www.twitter.com\/vgcom Instagram: www.instagram.com\/vincegillofficial\/
Balmoral Classic Concert: Eabhal11/16/2019 @ 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM Carnegie Library Lecture Hall - 4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
\'Full of energy and bold ideas but firmly grounded in the Scottish & Gaelic tradition, Eabhal are one of Scotland\'s brightest up and coming bands that continue to evolve our music.\' - Angus Lyon (Blazin’ Fiddles) Eabhal came together while based on the Isle of South Uist in the Scottish Outer Hebrides. Playing traditional music, the band draws inspiration from many different cultures. Eabhal were recently named Hands up for Trad, Battle of the Folk Bands 2018 winners at Edinburgh Tradfest. Having toured throughout Europe, the band has just released their debut album This is How the Ladies Dance. The Eabhal Live concert is part of the Balmoral Classic weekend, an annual event held In Pittsburgh each Fall, featuring the US Junior Solo Bagpiping and Drumming Championships, plus an Evening Concert with an Internationally recognized Celtic performance ensemble. Price: $10 - $35 Ticket: https:\/\/www.showclix.com\/event\/balmoral-classic-concert-eabhal Facebook: https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/events\/397294607563826\/