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Jam on Walnut is Pittsburgh’s Best Outdoor Concert!

Pittsburgh’s best outdoor concert, Jam on Walnut, is back with 6 events this summer!

Start the afternoon browsing the many local shops and head over to Walnut Street for the biggest block party. Come out for live music from local Pittsburgh bands, food trucks like Rogue BBQ, and a good time in Pittsburgh. We can’t think of anything better.

Jam on Walnut benefits the Humane Animal Rescue. The Western Humane Society and the Animal Rescue League joined forces back in 2017 to care for our beloved furry friends both domestic and wild.

Here are the dates to mark on your calendar:

May 25 – Justin Fabus

The first live concert event with Jam on Walnut will feature Justin Fabus. An emerging country artist, Justin released his latest album called, “Remedy.”

Get ready for his performance, check out his music here.

Justin said, “To me, country is all about songwriting. It’s hard-working. It’s blue-collar. That’s Pittsburgh in a nutshell. I write what I live. When I sing my songs, I feel them, and I mean them.”

June 22 – Dancing Queen

For the second concert, Dancing Queen will be headlining the stage! Get your disco shoes ready, this band will play the best music from the ’70s and ’80s.   

July 20 – The Delaneys

Who’s ready to rock? The Delaneys are taking the stage on Saturday, July 20th. If you’re a fan of Foo Fighters or Pearl Jam, you’ll love this group! They have been bringing rock and roll to the Burgh for the past 21 years.

Listen to their recently released album here.

August 17 – My So-Called 90s Band

Jam on Walnut will feature My So-Called 90s Band on Saturday, August 17th. This band covers the greatest ‘90s hits like Buddy Holiday by Weezer, No Diggity, and many more. This one is going to be a good time for sure!

Check out their live concerts here.

September 21 – No Bad JuJu

Come September, get pumped for one of Pittsburgh’s most popular musical group, No Bad JuJu! This band’s sound is a mixture of classic R&B, soul, rock, and pop.

Click here to listen to their current hits.

October 26 – Velveeta

To close out the summer festivities, Jam on Walnut will feature Velveeta on Saturday, October 26th. This band has been performing a mix of pop and rock through Pittsburgh and the east coast since 1995.

Check out Velveeta!

Photo from Think Shadyside Facebook page.


OpenStreetsPGH is Inviting You to the Biggest Outdoor Party of the Year!

Ready to explore the streets of Pittsburgh and join a global phenomenon? Open Streets Pittsburgh invites locals, visitors, and everyone in between to embrace the Burgh with outdoor activities and community engagement.

What is Open Street Pittsburgh

Cars be gone! For one day each month during summer, chosen streets will be closed to cars and open to Pittsburghers. Walk, run, bike, and bask in the sunshine of Pittsburgh’s neighborhood streets!

Presented by UPMC Health Plan and hosted by BikePGH, this free event brings Pittsburghers together to enjoy the city we all love.

As you’re enjoying the day, you’ll come across live performances, giant board games, fitness activities, local food and shops, and so much more like Zumba in Mellon Park, hip hop dance in Homewood or family food prep in East Liberty. See the detailed schedule from 9 am to 1 pm here.

How do you get to Open Street Pittsburgh? Whether it’s on foot or using rideshare, here are the ways you can get there.

Mark these dates down on your calendar now because this is experiencing Pittsburgh like never before.

🗓️Saturday, May 25, 2019 | Pittsburgh’s East End

Lace up those hiking shoes for a whopping 4.4-mile loop through Homewood, Larimer, East Liberty, Point Breeze, and Shadyside.

🗓️Sunday, June 30, 2019 | Downtown and Strip District

At the end of June, peddle your way through Market Square, Strip District, and Lawrenceville. 

🗓️Sunday, July 28, 2019 | Uptown and South Side

To finish out Open Streets, explore classic Pittsburgh and make your way through Uptown including the Birmingham Bridge and South Side.

Visit Open StreetsPGH for the full route details including traffic crossings and Hub stations.

Photo provided by BikePGH and Photographer Murphy Moschetta.

Get Involved in OpenStreetsPGH

There are several ways to get involved with Open Streets. Help out as a volunteer, get your business involved, or reserve a space for a fitness class or performance. Visit the official website to get all of the details on how to get involved.

It’s exploring the outdoors in Pittsburgh. What could possibly make a day better?




* Header photo provided by BikePGH and Photographer Murphy Moschetta.