About the 2018 Deutschtown Music Festival

The 6th Annual Deutschtown Music Festival will take place on Pittsburgh’s NorthSide on Friday and Saturday, July 13th and 14th. The award-winning, free, two-day festival has become one the most significant local music events of the year. With over 200 bands, seven outdoor stages, and 26 indoor venues, the festival has a little of something for everybody. Friday night features music both outside and in existing clubs and venues while Saturday is a full-day event taking place across multiple outdoor and indoor stages. Two main stages are featured during the day, one in Allegheny Commons Park and the other on a closed-off block of Foreland Ave. A beer garden will exist in a closed-off portion of the city-owned parking lot next to the main stage. Family-friendly programming is featured during the daytime, with over 20 food trucks, children’s activities, an artists’ market, and other activities to supplement the music. Throughout the day and night, two free shuttles with multiple stops in the NorthSide and NorthShore will be available for the over 20,000 people that are expected to attend. Numerous bars and clubs will participate throughout the night, allowing one to visit many different venues within a short walking distance.

This non-profit, all-volunteer event has remained steadfast in its goal of 1) fostering economic and community development in the central NorthSide and 2) while also supporting and promoting Pittsburgh’s vibrant live music scene.