About an hour agoFlip flops, a moving stage, multiple musical performances and lots of art will be part of the 60th anniversary of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. The city staple presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust takes place June 7-16 at Point State Park, Gateway Plaza, and the cultural district in Downtown Pittsburgh. “60 years. Wow,” Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said Tuesday. “Pittsburgh is a community of arts and culture and nothing demonstrates that more than the Three Rivers Arts Festival.” Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto recalled being part of the event when he was in high school. He and a friend drew faces on balloons because they wanted to be artists. “The Three Rivers Arts Festival has become a part of the fabric of this city,” Peduto said. “It is the beginning of summer around here and welcomes everyone into the living room of our city.” Through programming on the Dollar Bank Main Stage, Acoustic … [Read more...] about Three Rivers Arts Festival announces details of 60th anniversary
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A diverse music line-up is promised for the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, coming June 7-16 to Point State Park, Gateway Plaza and the Cultural District in downtown Pittsburgh. “Embarking on our 60th year, the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Art Festival continues to attract a broad range of entertainment from our own region and around the globe, all free and open to the public,” says Sarah Aziz, director of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival and Festival Management for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. “I know our audiences will not be disappointed with the caliber and diversity of our Festival artists in 2019.” The full festival line-up — including local and touring artists appearing on the three stages, dance, film, literary art, gallery exhibitions, public art and creative activities — will be revealed April 16. In the meantime, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, producer of the festival, has announced these featured performers: India.Arie, … [Read more...] about India.Arie, Marty Stuart top list of Three Rivers Art Festival acts
IT WAS A FAMILY AFFAIR at the 2018 Three Rivers Arts Festival. Ten days of music, arts, food and—for the most part —good weather made for another impressive event. (Photos by J.L. Martello) THOMAS AND SARAH SUMPTER THE FRAZIER FAMILY SAGE VELASQUEZ shares some delicious funnel cake with 8-year-old Cash Velasquez. SAGE VELASQUEZ with 6-month-old Giselle Ellis. THE 412 SOUL CYCLISTS—Keith Allen, Tony Harris, Todd Lewis, Ellisa Lewis, Shirley Strider, Darwin Strider, Carolyn Manley, Buddy Manley. AN ARTIST SHOWING OFF HIS SKILLS… DENEEN CHILDRESS, DARYL GODWIN DENISE AND DOYLE BURSEY FABIANA COLLINS, CASH VELASQUEZ JACK DAY, with wife, Sheila, enjoying the music at the Three Rivers Arts Festival. 6-YEAR OLD KARA VEREEN Pittsburgh’s African American community enjoyed another year of music, food and family at the annual Three Rivers Arts Festival, Downtown. The festival ran from June 1-10. Courier photographer J.L. Martello captured the … [Read more...] about The New Pittsburgh Courier @ The 2018 Three Rivers Arts Festival!
click to enlarge Photo courtesy of Jacob Blickenstaff Valerie June's distinct timbre and energy has earned her the adoration of fans around the country. It's been a little over a year since her last release, The Order of Time. The Americana-Rock with folk and blues/roots performer will be bringing her magic to the Three Rivers Arts Festival, so City Paper hopped on the phone to talk with June about her writing process, Pittsburgh and what she's been up to lately. In the time since it’s been released, has the meaning of The Order Of Time changed at all for you? We performed it for a long time. We started before it was released, and I've been playing some of these songs for years before I actually recorded them. It’s nice to watch a song grow and be and exist in different venues with different musicians. [You can play a song] in so many different configurations, so watching the song grow is a joy for me. You've spoke before about how you hear the songs when they … [Read more...] about Q&A: Valerie June performs at Three Rivers Arts Festival on Fri., June 8
Summer is just around the corner, which means festival season is about to kick into high gear. When you start planning your trips and updating your Google calendars with some of the shows you are dying see, consider making the trip to Pittsburgh for its Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. This free, ten-day long music and arts festival will run from June 1-10 and has been a mainstay in the ’Burgh for the past 59 years. “We are excited for the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival,” said Craig Davis, president and CEO of VisitPITTSBURGH. This event has become synonymous with the start of summer in the City of Pittsburgh, bringing in hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, not only see and hear the amazing artists, but also to experience everything our great city has to offer.” The festival has been known to showcase the best works from local Pittsburgh artists, as well as exclusive installations from internationally known artists and some of the … [Read more...] about Ten days of free art with Pittsburgh’s Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival