Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces Prominent New Sponsors, Program Schedule & Podcasts for Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival

Pittsburgh, PA—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced today that there have been special additions to the 4th Annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival taking place in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Downtown Cultural District this summer. The free festival consists of three days of jazz and jazz-influenced musical performances on outdoor stages and attracts more than 20,000 attendees from around the country.

The City of Pittsburgh, UPMC and UPMC Health Plan, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, MACY’S and the Richard King Mellon Foundation will return as sponsors for the annual festival drawing thousands of diverse participants to Pittsburgh’s downtown Cultural District. This year, new organizations have joined the list of prominent sponsors, including The Waterfront, North Coast Brewing and Tgi Fridays. ImaginePittsburgh.com, an initiative of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, and Fifth Third Bank will sponsor the headlining performance of El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico on Sunday, June 22.

“We are thrilled to announce the addition of such a prestigious group of sponsors to the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival,” shared Janis Burley Wilson, Director of Jazz Programs for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. “Organizations such as these raise the standard for supporting the cultural economy of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is grateful for the support in promoting such a unique festival that reaches beyond the region into international markets, bringing audiences and attention back to the heart of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.”

PJLIF Program Schedule

  • Nate da Phat Barber (DJ) with Line Dance Party | Friday, June 20 at 5:00pm.
    Line Dance Party will begin at 7:30pm.
    Location: Ninth Street Stage
  • Snarky Puppy | Friday, June 20 at 9:15pm.
    Location: Ninth Street Stage
  • Brandee Younger Sextet – Afroharp | Friday, June 21 at 2:00pm.
    Location: Penn Avenue Stage II
  • The Messenger Legacy | Saturday, June 21 at 3:00pm.
    Location: Penn Avenue Stage I
  • Gregory Porter | Saturday, June 21 at 4:00pm.
    Location: Penn Avenue Stage II
  • Joe Locke Group featuring Kenny Washington | Saturday, June 21 at 6:30pm.
    Location: Penn Avenue Stage II
  • Jazz Meets Funk featuring Fred Wesley | Saturday, June 21 at 8:00pm.
    Location: Penn Avenue Stage I
  • Big Sam’s Funky Nation | Saturday, June 21 at 9:00pm.
    Location: Rex Theater on the South Side, Pittsburgh
    Presented in collaboration with Grey Area Productions
    *Tickets: $15.00 in advance and $17.00 the day-of-show
  • Emmet Cohen Trio featuring Benny Benack, III | Sunday, June 22 at 2:00pm.
    Location: Penn Avenue Stage II
  • El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico | Sunday, June 22 at 3:00pm.
    Location: Penn Avenue Stage I
    Sponsored by Imagine Pittsburgh, an initiative of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and Fifth Third Bank.
  • Nancy Harms | Sunday, June 22 at 3:00pm.
    Location: Ninth Street Stage
  • Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra with Special Guest Allan Harris | Sunday, June 22 at 4:15pm.
    Location: Penn Avenue Stage II
  • Raul Midón | Sunday, June 22 at 6:45pm.
    Location: Penn Avenue Stage II
  • Dianne Reeves | Sunday, June 22 at 8:00pm.
    Location: Penn Avenue Stage I

About the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival

The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is a celebration of the arts in downtown Pittsburgh unlike any other in the nation. Each of its world-class, multi-disciplinary performing and visual arts attractions is free to attend and open to the public. The Festival begins on the first Friday in June and takes place at the confluence of Pittsburgh’s famed three rivers in Point State Park, throughout picturesque Gateway Center, and in the city’s world-renowned Cultural District.