free concerts in parks to entertain music lovers throughout summer

Whether you love jazz or classical, you’re bound to find the perfect free performance this summer by attending one – or all – of Citiparks’ three popular concert series:  “Stars at Riverview Jazz Series,” “Bach, Beethoven and Brunch,” and “Reservoir of Jazz.”

For more information concerning all three Citiparks concert series, call 412-255-2493 or visit

“Stars at Riverview” Jazz Series
Saturdays, June 9 – August 25, 2012
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Riverview Park

“Stars at Riverview” brings jazz to Riverview Park on Saturday evenings.  So bring a lawn chair or spread a blanket on Observatory Hill for an entire summer of incredible musical entertainment.  After the concerts, stay for “Cinema in the Park” – movies the entire family can enjoy – beginning at dusk.

Sponsored by BNY Mellon and ARAD.

June 9   Roby "Supersax" Edwards
June 16  Roger Humphries
June 23  Alton Merrell
June 30  Chico's Quintet
July 7   Jevon Rushton
July 14   George Heid III
July 21   Mark Lucas
July 28   Poogie Bell
August 4  Cecil Brooks II
August 11  Mark Strickland
August 18  Eric Johnson
August 25  Sean Jones

Bach, Beethoven and Brunch
Sundays, June 17 – August 12, 2012
10:30 a.m. – noon
Mellon Park – Fifth and Shady avenues, Point Breeze/Squirrel Hill

This longtime favorite series entertains music lovers on the lawn at Mellon Park.  Satisfy your appetite for classical music by treating yourself to a special Sunday morning composed of Bach, Beethoven and Brunch.  Join us for this delightful buffet of classical melodies, and don’t miss the “Best Brunch” competition during intermission – the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts will award prizes!

Sponsored by Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition, Bagel Factory, WQED-FM 89.3 and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

June 17  Edgewood Symphony Orchestra
June 24  Eastern Watershed Klezmer Quartet
July 1  Carnegie Brass
July 8  Allegheny Brass Band
July 15  Cello Fury
July 22  River City Brass
July 29  Aeolian Winds
August 5 Cincopation
August 12 East Winds Symphonic Band

Reservoir of Jazz
Sundays, August 5 – 26, 2012
5 – 7 p.m.
Highland Park – Highland Avenue & Reservoir Drive

This summer you can once again relax on the lawn at Highland Park to the sounds of jazz performed by Pittsburgh’s finest musicians.  Residents of the tri-state area look forward to the month of August each year to witness this showcase of the area’s extraordinary talent of jazz at the ever-popular Reservoir of Jazz series.

Sponsored by BNY Mellon, Highland Park Community Council and ARAD.

August 5 Spanky Wilson
August 12 World Jazz with Preach Freedom & Friends
August 19 Kenny Blake
August 26 Dave Throckmorton featuring bassist Tony Grey


Thursday, May 31, 2012
Mary Beth Mueller
Citiparks Publicist
Office: 412-351-7702



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