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Allegheny County Announces 2019 Summer Concert Series

Enjoy music -- everything from the Pittsburgh Symphony to Foghat -- for free!

This year's concert series line up at Allegheny County's (PA) South Park and Hartwood Acres Park literally has something for everyone. The 2019 Summer Concert Series has an exciting mix of styles that will appeal to music lovers of all ages," said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald in making the series announcement.

Award-winning, chart-topping and platinum-selling artists, including Guster, Foghat, Kurt Vile, Tonic, Stephen Marley, RaeLynn and The Manhattan Transfer will perform, along with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Opera, and Ballet for classical fans, and many local bands and artists.

"One of the great traditions of summer is our free concert series." Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive

Hop Farm Brewing Company will once again be the exclusive craft beer vendor for the Summer Concert Series. Hop Farm is a woman-owned, family-run brewery in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood. They'll be selling a variety of craft beers in the $4-$7 price range.

Food trucks & local beer available, or bring your own.

South Park Amphitheater will host 14 free performances this season beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 31 , with Beauty Slap and Funky Fly Project. Other South Park highlights include:

  • July 6 - Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, playing patriotic favorites in honor of Independence Day.
  • July 19 - John Paul White, four-time Grammy-winning artist and producer.
  • July 26 - Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes.
  • August 2 - Tonic, two-time Grammy nominees.
  • August 9 - RaeLynn, rising country superstar and veteran of season two of "The Voice."
  • August 16 - Foghat, multi-platinum-selling artists with hits like "Slow Ride" and "Fool for the City."

Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater will host 14 free performances, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 2 with the world-renowned Pittsburgh Opera. Other Hartwood highlights include:

  • July 7 - Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, playing patriotic favorites in honor of Independence Day.
  • July 14 - Stephen Marley, Grammy-winning Reggae superstar and son of the legendary Bob Marley.
  • July 21 - Kurt Vile, an artist the New York Times dubbed "indie rock's charming riddle."
  • July 28 - Rose Royce, whose infectious blend of disco, funk and soul created the #1 hit "Car Wash."
  • August 4 - Guster, a wildly creative band whose live shows are the stuff of legend.
  • August 11 - The B.B. King Blues Band, who team up with Michael Lee from "The Voice" to keep the musical legacy of B.B. King alive.
  • August 18 - Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.
  • August 25 - The Manhattan Transfer, winners of 10 Grammy awards.

Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater will also host the 20th Annual Allegheny County Musical Festival with Uprooted featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root with special guests Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors and Jenn Wertz on Sunday, September 1. A $20 per vehicle requested donation benefits children and youth receiving services through the County Department of Human Services or the Juvenile Section of the Family Division of the Court of Common Pleas.

Click here to see complete schedules for the 2019 Summer Concert Series, Family Fun Night at the Movies, and Unrehearsed Shakespeare Project. To get free notifications about concerts and other activities in the parks, click here to sign up for Allegheny Alerts.

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