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Pittsburgh has nurtured famous musicians such as Christina Aguilera, Billy Eckstine, Steve Moore, Wiz Khalifa and many more. Steel City is a wonderland place when it comes to music, and there’s something for everyone. This guide offers options ranging from the best bars with live music to festivals and stores where you can pick up your favorite sounds on vinyl.
They say everything is better when it’s free, so here are a few free concerts for all music lovers in Pittsburgh. First stop is Jazz Live at the Katz Plaza and The Cabaret at Theater Square. Listen to some of the region’s finest jazz musicians in a relaxed atmosphere. The second stop is the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival from June 2-11 at Point State Park. This year British soul singer Michael Kiwanuka is performing live. Once a month, specifically every third Thursday, the WYEP community broadcast center invites locals to enjoy live music with 91.3FM. This monthly happy hour is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and performances start at 7 p.m. Thirdly, Hartwood Acres holds concerts starting at 7:30 p.m. every night from June 5 to September 4, featuring music of all genres including the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.