Deutschtown Music Fest Expands to Weekend-Long Lineup in the North Side

Published On July 1, 2016 | By Leah Kennedy | Music

Photo Cred: Ziggy Sawdust Prod.

Back in the 412 for its fourth annual installment, Deutschtown Music Festival is hitting Pittsburgh’s North Side for a full weekend of festivities featuring nearly 200 live performances.

This year, the free community festival will expand to include a second day of acts throughout the community.

Residents and guests are invited to step out on Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9 to enjoy a versatile selection of our city’s finest local musicians, who’ll be playing on 21 stages in and around the North Side neighborhood.

Thanks to partner hosts at the East Allegheny Community Council, the festival will remain free to all who wish to attend, and artists will be compensated organically through community crowdfunding.


Deutschtown Music Fest 2014

“Deutschtown Music Festival is and always will be free,” festival founder Cody Walters shared.

“Starting last year, we did a crowdfunding campaign to raise enough money to allow us to pay each band a nominal amount. It gives the attendees a way to show how much they value the time and effort of the performers.  We hope to be able to do that again this year.”

The 2016 lineup features various genres and artists from the Burgh’s creative community, allowing attendees to seek out a wide range of musical options for their listening pleasures–from blues and rock, to folk and bluegrass, to jazz and electronica. You can peep the full list of acts for Friday and Saturday online.

Alongside this year’s music performances, a series of live art installations, troupe performances, a fashion show from CAPA students, and a print-making station at Artist Image Resources will compliment the concert acts throughout the weekend.


Ziggy Sawdust Productions

All-ages activities like face painting, art vendors, and 20+ food trucks will also be onsite for families to browse, chow down, and enjoy during the day.

In addition, attendees are welcome to hop on the festival’s free school-bus shuttle, which will travel from the North Shore parking lots and T station to various venues.

Music and activities kick off at 4PM on July 8, and 11AM on July 9, carrying well into the afterhours on both days.

Come forth to the North Side next weekend to celebrate creatives cultivating community, and the collectives that make our city great.

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