2nd Annual Deutschtown Music Festival
The 2nd Annual Deutschtown Music Festival is a free music and arts festival taking place on Saturday, July 12th on the NorthSide of Pittsburgh – located within the East Ohio Street business district. This non-profit event is hosted by the East Allegheny Community Council and supported by bordering neighborhood groups The Spring Hill Civic League, Community Alliance of Spring Garden East Deutschtown and the Troy Hill Citizens, Inc.
Family-friendly daytime activities include a flea market, artists’ market, Citiparks Roving Art Cart, multiple food vendors and trucks. Numerous musical acts are spread over three outdoor stages, a singer-songwriter showcase in Bistro To Go and a gospel stage at Damascus Church of God in Christ. James Street Speakeasy will play host to over 15 different jazz performers starting at 1pm and continuing late into the night.
Beginning at 8pm – 13 different walkable venues (with 15 stages) host over 60 bands, one per hour.
A free shuttle bus will transport attendees around the neighborhood – including a stop at the North Shore T station close to PNC Park.
The purpose of this event is to promote the vibrant Deutschtown neighborhood while also showcasing the amazing local talent in the Pittsburgh region. All bands and performers donate their time and efforts. It is due to the generosity of each and every performer, as well as this year’s sponsors, that make this festival possible and free to the public.
Participating venues include James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy, Max’s Allegheny Tavern, Artists Image Resource, Bistro & Company, Park House, Penn Brewery, Verdetto’s, Allegheny Elks Lodge #339, Peanutz, Key West, and 2 outdoor stages, one on Foreland Street and one in Allegheny Commons Park along Cedar and North Avenues.
This year’s performers include Bastard Bearded Irishmen, Meeting of Important People, Grand Piano, Shelf Life String Band, The Flow Band, The Red Western, Chet Vincent and the Big Bend, Coastal Remedy, The Harlan Twins, André Costello and the Cool Minors, The Hawkeyes, 28 North, Big Gypsy, Brewer's Row, Neighbours, City Steps, Sleep Experiments, Household Stories, The Pressure, Sun Ray Shining Light, Weird Paul Rock Band, Triggers, Shade, The Wreckids, Faithful Sinners, Working Breed, The Chad Sipes Sterio, Dan Getkin and the Masters of American Music, Willis Tree, The FED (Washington, DC), Josh Hill Band (Akron, OH), Adadsdad, Ishtar Bellydance Band, Nox Boys, Apostles of Cool (Nick Lowe/Rockpile cover band), Satin Gum, Slim Forsythe & his New Payday Loners, Street Pigeons, The Turbosonics, Paul Luc, D. o. B., Dan Pritchard and the Mrs., Paddy the Wanderer, Olympus, Mons, Sneaky Mike, Fourth River Revival, 3 Talented Girls, City Dwelling Nature, Seekers, We Came From Space, Roger Harvey and the Wild Life, The Mobros (SC), Locks and Dams, Charm & Chain, The Grim Game, Nameless in August, Apostles of Cool, and Sirkus Dayz Fire Performers.