Three Rivers Arts Festival returns in person


Peter Radunzel via Flickr, cc

The stage at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in 2010.

Anna Counihan, Staff Writer

The 62nd annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival is to be held in Point State Park and Pittsburgh’s Cultural District from June 4-13. Events run from 12-8 p.m. daily.

Though some parts are planned to be held virtually, the event will take place both indoors and outdoors with no audience limits, due to the recent COVID-19 restriction changes.

The festival will include delicious food vendors, can’t-miss outdoor concerts, and beautiful artist booths each day.

The attractions at Point State Park will only occur on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays of the announced festival dates.

Music and dance performances will take place at the Dollar Bank Main Stage. Seating is not provided, but concert-goers may bring seats or blankets, as long as they are mindful of health and safety recommendations.

Some of the live performances on the main stage will include:

  • Celisse on June 4
  • Bassel and the Supernaturals on June 5
  • Rayland Baxter on June 6
  • Shemekia Copeland on June 11
  • Caroline Rose on 12
  • Son Little on June 13

Performances will also take place at the new Riverside Stage at Allegheny Overlook Pop-up Park from 12-8 p.m., every day. Seating is provided, and it is first come first serve in terms of open seats.

The artist market can be found throughout the Cultural District with an additional location in Point State Park. The three Cultural District locations are open from 12-8 p.m., every day, while the Point State Park displays are only available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

There will be 150 artists on-site and over 200 that are participating virtually. All artists featured in “Transverse: the 2020 Juried Visual Art Exhibition,” were invited to display their art at an indoor location in the Cultural District for this year’s festivities.

Timed entry tickets are not needed. Guests may come and go as they please.

Masking up is strongly encouraged, though not required. All staff will be wearing masks, however, regardless of vaccination.

Those who wish to view remotely may do so through the Pittsburgh Cultural District website at the link below.