Rising humidity. 90 degree days. Flickering lighting bugs.
Folks, it's summer in Pittsburgh.
Step in to the parks and feel the temperature drop. Spread out a blanket or unfold a lawn chair and kick off your shoes. During these warm summer days de-stress and cool down at free concerts in the parks.
Sundays in Mellon Park are classy and classical. The popular Bach, Beethoven and Brunch series serves up some tasty live music with a side of brunch every week from 10:30am until noon, courtesy of Citiparks. Enter your entree in the "Best Brunch" competition, or take it easy and order up from the Bagel Factory food truck on site.
After you recover from that brunch-induced food coma, make your way over to Highland Park for a change in tune at the Reservoir of Jazz. Setting Pittsburgh's local talent center stage, Reservoir of Jazz (starting in August) is the best way to close out the weekend. Keep your feet tapping and your whole body moving afterwards at Summer Soul Line Dancing immediately following the show.
Elevated on Observatory Hill with the Allegheny Observatory and area jazz musicians, you're a little closer to the stars at the Stars at Riverview concert series. Park your lawn chair for your fill of live music, then stick around for Cinema in the Park afterwards. Shows are every Saturday, June through August.
Need a break in the workday? Want to get some fresh air and out of the office? Grab a lunch and make a midday outing to Mellon Square during the Bob FM Thursday Summer Concert Series.
With its emerald lawn, delicious dining, and central location, Schenley Plaza is a fantastic venue for concertgoers, impromptu musicians, and summer shows. The lawn fills up fast, so make sure to stake out your spot for the monthly WYEP Final Fridays and annual Summer Music Festival.