8 Can’t Miss September Music Events in Pittsburgh

Festivals, indoor concerts, galas, oh my! Pittsburgh’s live music scene this month is heating up, or maybe cooling down, with fall around the corner…

The BASH

City Theater, September 9
In celebration of City Theater’s 49th season, their signature fundraiser returns for a lively street festival filled with food, special cocktails, silent auctions, and tons of live entertainment. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes with your best outfit — in addition to the live music, there’s a dance party!

Pittsburgh Irish Festival

Carrie Blast Furnaces, September 8 to 10
Celtic instrumentation, bagpipes, fiddlers… find it all when Irish performers from around the country converge for three days of live music against the historic backdrop of Pittsburgh’s Carrie Blast Furnaces.

Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival

Highmark Stadium, September 14 to 17
Starting with the intimate Uhuru Jazz Session on Thursday and Friday’s Taste of Jazz event — an evening of live jazz and food from local restaurants — this annual festival, now in its 13th year, unites the jazz community from around the world in the City the Bridges.

The Jonas Brothers, performing at PPG Paints Arena, September 25. Photo Courtesy of Live Nation
Arbor Aid

Tree Pittsburgh, September 16
You may have heard of Farm Aid, the national festival benefiting US farmers. But what about the localalized Arbor Aid? Taking place at Tree Pittsburgh’s Allegheny Riverfront campus, performances from local musicians Chet Vincent and Mani Bahia & the Mob provide tones to the party, which helps raise money for restoring and protecting the city’s urban forest.

Devon Gilfillian

Thunderbird Music Hall & Cafe, September 21
It’s hard to place Devon Gilfillian in a box. The singer-songwriter draws from gospel, soul, blues, R&B, and rock influences for a sound that falls somewhere between modern-day and old-school soulful funk.

NOW is the Time Gala

Heinz Hall, September 23
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 2023-2024 season the final weekend in September with The Sounds of NOW, featuring music from Composer Gabriela Ortiz and the Pittsburgh premiere of her piece Kauyumari. Ahead of debut, PSO invites you to their 2023 Annual Gala, where they’ll showcase the voices features in NOW between a cocktail hour and dessert reception.

Jonas Brothers: One Night. Five Albums.

PPG Paints Arena, September 25
As the tour name suggests, the J Bros will be performing all the songs from each of their five album releases. If only Pittsburgh had a Waffle House to refuel after the concert…

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