Saturday July 6 the Deutschtown Music Festival will be taking over Pittsburgh's Northside. The festival will include more than 45 bands and performers on an outdoor stage and various bars from 2pm-2am. There is an up-and-coming music scene in Deutschtown, an area of Pittsburgh's Northside.
One of the Deutschtown Music Festival organizers, Ben Soltesz, comments on the inaugural year of the fest, "After we saw what happened in Lawrenceville, they did the R.A.N.T event and a lot of people came out to see some local music, we realized we could do that on the Northside. We thought it was a good time to promote the neighborhood, get some more venues involved, and try to get as much music as we can one event. This whole event is being worked on by community organizers as a community effort to bring people into an area that doesn't have a lot of activity on weekends. What we're really trying to do is give people an alternative to going out to Lawrenceville or the South Side."
There is fun for everybody at the Deutschtown Music Festival. There is a family friendly main stage which will have performances from 2 to 8pm. After 8, the music will move indoors to various bars and venues throughout the Northside. Some of the bands playing the Deutschtown Music Festival include Meeting of Important People, The Harlan Twins, Neighbours, Chet Vincent, and a special performance by Lonesome Bob. Admission is free, so all the more reason to come and enjoy the music.
You can find more information about bands, set times, etc. at http://deutschtownmusicfestival.org