About the 2017 Deutschtown Music Festival

The 5th Annual Deutschtown Music Festival will take place on Pittsburgh’s NorthSide on Friday and Saturday, July 14th and 15th. The free, two-day festival has become one the largest local music events of the year. Featuring over 200 bands, 7 outdoor stages and 20 over indoor venues, the festival has a little of something for everybody. Friday night features music in existing clubs and venues while Saturday is a full-day event. On Saturday, two main stages are featured during the day, one in Allegheny Commons Park and the other on a closed off block of Foreland Ave. A beer garden will exist in a closed-off portion of the city-owned parking lot next to the main stage. Family-friendly programming is featured during the daytime, with over 20 food trucks, children’s activities, an artists’ market, and other activities to supplement the music. Throughout the day and night, two free shuttles with multiple stops in the NorthSide and NorthShore will be available for the up to 20,000 people that are expected to attend. Multiple bars and clubs will participate throughout the night, allowing one to visit many different venues within a short walking distance.

This year we received generous support by the Northside Family Engagement Initiative of the Northside Leadership Conference and The Buhl Foundation.

This non-profit, all-volunteer event has remained steadfast in its goal of:
1) fostering economic and community development in the central NorthSide and
2) while also supporting and promoting Pittsburgh’s vibrant live music scene.

Friday July 14th
Friday is strictly music. Our Park Stage begins at 5pm with the first of four bands. Also taking place in the park is the weekly farmer’s market. A total of 52 bands will perform on Friday across 11 different locations on Friday.
Note - there are no food trucks or shuttle busses on Friday. 

Saturday July 15th
Over 160 band playing across 23 different stages.
Park Stage begins at 11am. Main Stage at 2pm.
Two Shuttle busses throughout the day. Beginning at 11am and ending at 1am.
Over 25 different food trucks and vendors!
Family-friendly entertainment in our Park area.
Bike parking in three locations courtesy of BikePGH.