2019 Deutschtown Music Festival - Friday and Saturday, July 12-13.

Deutschtown Music Festival Friends and Artists,

Thank you for your interest in the 7th Annual Deutschtown Music Festival. This year’s festival will take place on Friday and Saturday, July 12th and 13th in Pittsburgh’s Northside.

The DMF is a free local music festival, organized and run by volunteers, funded by local sponsorships, and exists to support and promote local musicians, artists, and Northside businesses.

As with previous years, we cannot guarantee payment for participating. Any possible payment will be determined after the event has commenced and is dependent on remaining funds. We begin planning each year will a small amount of money left over from the previous year. We do not have dedicated funding year over year. Our goal each year is to raise enough to stage a successful event and adequately pay the artists. We have been able to pay our performers a modest amount the past four years. 

Our committee makes all of their selections after the submission process has closed on February 28th. We select based on quality, originality, diversity, effort to promote your band via social media, etc. We will have our final line up posted by May 1st.

If you are not selected this year, please continue to submit for future years. If at first you are notified that we could not fit you into the festival, it’s always possible that we could reach back out if additional slots open up and you are still available to perform. 

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you good luck for this year’s selection!