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.

Rock Tickets

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. 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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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. 

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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

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

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!


SongSpace presents House of Hamil with special guests Pairdown

4/1/2023 @ 7:30pm - 12:00 AM First Unitarian Church \/ 605 Morewood Ave (Shadyside) \/ Pgh 15213

SongSpace presents House of Hamill & Pairdown, Sat April 1! This coming Saturday April 1, 7:30pm! Pennsylvania’s House of Hamill with special guests Pittsburgh guitar duo Pairdown, at SongSpace at First Unitarian! House of Hamill (Rose Baldino, Brian Buchanan and Caroline Browning) comes to SongSpace on April First for a lively show of traditional and modern Irish folk music! Whether they\'re ripping through a set of original jigs and reels, adding lush three-part harmonies into traditional folk ballads, or cracking up an audience with stories from the road, House of Hamill puts on a show that captivates audiences from the very first note. "A bridge with the distant past, while remaining fiercely modern and progressive" - folknrock.com They\'ll be joined by Pittsburgh guitar duo Pairdown whose guitar interplay and songwriting sense explores new harmonic territory while retaining rhythmic buoyancy and a wry sense of humor. “Pairdown is a quiet, but constant presence in Pittsburgh’s musical landscape. For over 10 years, the duo of David Leicht and Raymond Morin have been dishing out harmonically rich and lyrically potent music, embracing intelligent and practical dissonance, all while sounding out of time.” - David Bernabo General admission $20 advance, $25 at the door Students and low income $10 advance, $15 at the door ...or pay what you can! Name a price that you can afford, to support live music in Pittsburgh! Advance tickets at songspace.brownpapertickets.com

Grammy Award-nominated Singer, Composer, Multi-instrumentalist and Mint Condition Front Man STOKLEY Brings His Romantic, Riveting and Rhythmic R&B to The August Wilson African-American Cultural Center’s Soul Sessions on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 8:00 pm

4/5/2023 @ 8:00pm - 12:00 AM August Wilson African American Cultural Center

Tickets Are $68.00 and Are Available at www.awaacc.org PITTSBURGH, PA – With their velvet vocals, sharp wardrobe and synth-driven percussive arrangements, the St. Paul, Minnesota group Mint Condition has been one of the tightest ensembles on the scene since 1985. Discovered by producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, their lead vocalist and drummer Stokley, became a solo recording artist in 2017. He will perform in the latest installment of the Soul Sessions, a series of intimate concerts featuring some of the most talented artists today, at The August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC), 980 Liberty Avenue, on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are available at www.awaacc.org. Soul Sessions kicked off in October with Afropop diva Angélique Kidjo and also features the self-described “Gentleman of Soul,” Peabo Bryson, on February 11, soulful singer\/multi-instrumentalist Meshell Ndegeocello on March 10, and singer\/rapper\/songwriter Maimouna Youssef (aka Mumu Fresh) on November 18. Drummer Questlove, musical director of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, co-founder of The Roots and Oscar-winning director of the documentary, The Summer of Soul, described Stokley as “a singer’s singer, a drummer’s drummer [and] a musician’s musician…” Artist\/producer Rodney Jerkins declared that Stokley was “a rare breed,” and writers\/producers Carvin Haggins and Ivan Barias proclaimed that he is “one of the greatest talents of our time.” Born Stokley Williams on July 15, 1967, in St. Paul’s Rondo neighborhood, Stokley was surrounded by Afro-diasporic culture. As a result of that exposure by his parents, he started playing drums around three years old, and performed with the Black Arts Midwest Drummers at the age of 10, where Prince, working in the teenage group Grand Central, first saw Stokley, encouraged him and later became a mentor. Stokley grew up influenced by a diverse group of drummer\/percussionists including Olatunji from Nigeria, Afro-Cuban Congo masters Chano Pozo and Mongo Santamaria, and jazz greats Max Roach, Art Blakey, Dennis Chambers and Tony Williams. He also learned to play keyboards, guitar and percussion. Inspired by Al Green, Stokley started singing in St. Paul’s Central High School, where he and several of his classmates formed Mint Condition in 1985. Discovered in 1989 by the multi award-winning producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the group released nine albums in three decades, including Meant to Be Mint, Definition of a Band, and Music at the Speed of Life. The group garnered a number of Grammy nominations and also had several chart-topping hit singles including “Breakin’ My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes),” “Forever in Your Eyes,” and “U Send Me Swingin’.” Stokley, was the group’s drummer and lead singer. He also was a sideman for a number of artists including Elton John, Janet Jackson, New Edition, Robert Glasper, Jill Scott and The Sounds of Blackness. In 2017, after Stokley led Mint Condition for three decades, he launched his solo career when the group went on hiatus and released his debut album, Introducing Stokley, which featured the Afro-Brit singer Estelle, Washington, DC rapper Wale and included two #1 singles, “Organic” and “Levels.” His second album, Sankofa, released in 2021, is percussive, poetic and profound, and guest-stars Wale, Snoop Dog and vocalist H.E.R. The single “She” is Stokley’s scintillating tribute to the divine feminine. Stokley comes to Pittsburgh, bearing soulful, sonic gifts born from a variety of musical perspectives. “I’ve had a very unique vantage point to see things from the back of the stage as a drummer, all the way to the front as a front-man…” Stokley tells Parlemag.com. “I tried to combine these worlds; the world of old and new, smiles and cries and everything in between… and, of course, I love to bend between genres….” Tickets are $68.00 and are available at www.awaacc.org. The August Wilson African American Cultural Center is a non-profit cultural organization located in Pittsburgh’s cultural district that generates artistic, educational, and community initiatives that advance the legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson. One of the largest cultural centers in the country focused exclusively on the African American experience and the celebration of Black culture and the African diaspora, the non-profit organization welcomes more than 119,000 visitors locally and nationally. Through year-round programming across multiple genres, such as the annual Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival, Black Bottom Film Festival, AWCommunity Days, TRUTHSayers speaker series, and rotating art exhibits in its galleries, the Center provides a platform for established and emerging artists of color whose work reflects the universal issues of identity that Wilson tackled, and which still resonate today. www.awaacc.org    # # #   MEDIA CONTACT: Carolyn McClair CMPR | (212) 721-3341 | Info@CarolynMcClairPR.com

Trio Sine Nomine

4/5/2023 @ 7:30pm - 12:00 AM Allegheny UU Church 416 W. North Ave, Pittsburgh 15212

April 5, 2023 7:30pm Violinist Lydia Chorapoozha, violist Warren Davidson, and Pittsburgh Symphony associate principal cellist Adam Liu will explore the Serenade of Erno Dohnanyi and Three Spirituals by Adolphus Hailstork. The evening will be crowned by what is simply the most beautiful piece ever written for string trio: Mozart\'s Divertimento. Soaring melodies, charming rhythms, lines written to perfectly exploit the capabilities of each instrument - it just doesn\'t get any better than this. Allegheny Church, built in 1909, is a marvelous setting for chamber music. It is a warm, friendly environment with an excellent acoustic, and is an ideal size, seating just over 100 people. Advance tickets $15, $20 at the door

Lizzo in Pittsburgh

5/13/2023 PPG Paints Arena

May 13 | Saturday Event Starts 8:00PM

Mike Masse featuring Jeff Hall: Epic Acoustic Classic Rock

6/4/2023 @ 8:00pm - 12:00 AM Hard Rock Cafe, 230 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15219, United States

"Toto\'s favorite cover of \'Africa\'" – Yahoo! Music "One of the best Africa cover versions ever recorded." – BBC Radio "Terrific!" – Dennis DeYoung (Styx) "Love this cover!" – Sarah McLachlan "Thank you very much! Beautiful. Great job!" – Geddy Lee (Rush) Don\'t miss YouTube icon Mike Masse with Jeff Hall and their unique brand of "epic acoustic classic rock": Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, U2, Elton John, Rush and more. Mike has over 150 MILLION YouTube views, a really unique talent. Mike is an internationally acclaimed artist whose arrangements are praised for their originality and emotional impact. Legends of rock have expressed their love and gratitude for his renditions of their finest works. From the 60\'s to the 90\'s, there will be something in the concert from each era of 20th century classic rock. Cover the music, cover the world. Prices: General Admission (Standing): USD 20.00 Bar Seats: USD 25.00 Artist: Mike Masse YouTube: https:\/\/go.evvnt.com\/1526685-2?pid=9990 Facebook: https:\/\/go.evvnt.com\/1526685-3?pid=9990 Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Rod Stewart with special guest: Cheap Trick

8/26/2023 PPG Paints Arena

Aug 26 | Saturday Event Starts 7:30PM