Free Summer Concert Series for Music Loving Families in Pittsburgh

A Macaroni KID South Hills of Pittsburgh Community Guide to Finding Your Family Fun

By Emily Papa, Publisher of Macaroni Kid South Hills June 22, 2023

So far, 2023 has proven to be a beautiful summer in Western PA. Here in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, we like to celebrate beautiful weather by spending as much time outdoors as possible. What better way to do that than by attending family friendly FREE Summer concert series put on by our local communities? Below you will find a guide to local Summer Concert Series in the South Hills of Pittsburgh by date. Click on the links for more details. Don't forget to check our event calendar for more summer family fun! 


Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival
Cultural District, Pittsburgh 

10 Days of free music and art

Summer in the Square Lunchtime Music @ Mellon Square
Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh 

Bring your lunch to Mellon Square every Wednesday in June, July, & August from noon - 1pm and listen to live music. There’s no better way to recharge your batteries in the middle of the day than with some fresh air and good tunes!


Summer Concert Series @ Green Tree Park Gazebo
905 Greentree Road, Greentree, PA 15220

Starting Thursday, July 6th, hang out in Green Tree Park from 7-9pm for some great summertime music.  Bring a chair or blanket and settle down near the Green Tree Park Gazebo for a variety of music all summer long.  All concerts are free and open to the public and run every Thursday through August 31st.


McKeesport Summer Concert Series @ Renzie Park - Sunday's 7pm
McKeesport, PA

Join family, friends and neighbors every Sunday evening for 'McKeesport Concerts in the Park'. This weekly outdoor concert series is proudly sponsored by the City of McKeesport, the McKeesport Lions Club and RAD. All performances begin at 7 pm on the Lions Band Shell stage in scenic Renziehausen Park and are subject to change due to inclement weather, band cancellation, or poor ground conditions.


Music in the Park @ Mt. Lebanon Park - Sunday July 23rd & August 6th at 7pm
Mt. Lebanon PA

Mt. Lebanon Recreation is rockin' so get pumped up with this summer concert series! Relax beneath the trees on a blanket or lounge chair in Mt. Lebanon Park, or dance the night away on the basketball courts. Concerts are free to the public and are held on the basketball courts just below Mt. Lebo Stadium. Bands will be playing on Sunday, July 23rd & August 6th at 7pm. 


Allegheny County Summer Concert Series @ Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater - Sunday's 6pm

4070 Middle Road, Allison Park, PA 15101

Allegheny County Summer Concert Series hosted in the open-air Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheaters are FREE and begin Sunday nights June 4th - September 3rd at 7:30 pm unless otherwise noted, rain or shine. Food trucks, Bella Terra Vineyards and Hop Farm Brewing Co. craft beer will be on-site at all concerts starting at 6:00 pm.


Inside Out @ Carnegie Museum of Art - Thursday's 5-9pm & Saturday's noon - 5pm
4400 Forbes Ave, Oakland

This free event series in the Sculpture Court every Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon June 15 through August 19,  2023 celebrates Pittsburgh’s rich cultural landscape with performances, workshops and gatherings, DJs, art activities, food trucks, and local drinks.

On Thursday nights from 5 to 9 p.m., Pittsburgh’s expansive nightlife scene takes over with a lineup of some of the city’s most dynamic DJs; transforming the outdoor space into a can’t-miss happy hour destination for friends and dancing during the week. On Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m., everyone is invited to enjoy performances from regional arts organizations and performers, soak in summer sounds from bands and DJs, grab a bite from local food trucks, and get creative with artists and art-making.


Peters Township Summer Concerts & Events - Wednesdays at 7pm
Peterswood Park Amphitheater
700 Meredith Drive
Venetia, PA 15367



Bach, Beethoven and Brunch @ Mellon Park Sunday's at 10:30am

Satisfy your appetite for classical music by treating yourself to a special Sunday morning composed of Bach, Beethoven and Brunch. This outdoor series in Mellon Park in Shadyside is always a weekend favorite with listeners who bring picnic baskets for a delightful morning of classical music in the park. Don’t miss the “Best Brunch” competition during intermission and stop by the WQED-FM table on the Mellon Park lawn and cool yourself off with a WQED-FM fan.  Each of the six performances begins at 10:30am on Sundays, June 25 – July 30.


Allegheny County Summer Concert Series @ South Park Amphitheater - Friday's at 7:30pm
3700 Farmshow Drive, South Park Township, PA 15129

Allegheny County Summer Concert Series hosted Friday nights in the open-air South Park Amphitheaters are FREE and begin at 7:30 pm June 2nd - September 1st unless otherwise noted, rain or shine. Food trucks, Bella Terra Vineyards and Hop Farm Brewing Co. craft beer will be on-site at all concerts starting at 6:00 pm.


Music on the Lawn @ South Side Works - Friday's from 6pm - 10pm
South Side, PA 15203

Enjoy this free event of live music with Music on the Lawn at SouthSide Works every Friday at 6pm through September 1st!  Some seating is available but bringing your own chairs & blankets is encouraged! 

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