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Pittsburgh Live Music - Venues & Concerts

Experience the No. 1 "City That Rocks," as ranked by Esquire Magazine in 2004 at the following popular Pittsburgh music venues and clubs. Where Pittsburgh residents go to hear great live music.

CONSOL Energy Center
Opened in August 2010, Consol Energy Center arena in downtown Pittsburgh hosts most of the area's largest concerts, as well as family shows and Pittsburgh Penguins hockey.
View Upcoming Consol Energy Center Concerts & Events

Post Gazette Pavilion
The Post Gazette Pavilion, an open-air amphitheater, plays host to many of the biggest names and bands in musical entertainment. Get the scoop on the summer concert lineup plus tickets and directions.
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Stage AE
This multi-purpose entertainment complex Pittsburgh's North Shore near Heinz Field contains an indoor concert hall with room for about 2,400, and an outdoor amphitheatre that can accommodate 5,550. Stage AE also has a nightclub for more intimate events, with a capacity of about 350 to 400 guests. Live concerts are held here year-round.
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Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse
The Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse, located in Burgettstown west of Pittsburgh, offers big-name music acts, in a small, intimate setting. No seat is more than 65 feet from the stage, and dinner is available with some acts. Check out the current concert schedule at the Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse.
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Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival
Check out how cool jazz is in Pittsburgh! The Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival features almost 250 local, emerging, national, and international jazz musicians in just 72 hours each June.

Backstage Bar at Theater Square
A recent addition to Pittsburgh's Cultural District, the Backstage Bar at Theater Square is a great place to stop for drinks, a quick bite to eat, or some free live music before or after a show in the Pittsburgh Cultural District.
Backstage Bar at Theater Square

31st Street Pub
Located on Penn Avenue, this popular Strip District biker hangout is a Pittsburgh hot spot for cutting edge rock 'n roll. Live bands every weekend, and many weeknights as well.

Club Cafe
The cozy retro feel of Club Cafe on the Southside, makes it one of Pittsburgh's most popular places for live music.

Mr. Small's Fun House
A concert venue that's worthy of praise, this former church turned concert venue in Millvale hosts both local and national acts. Features plenty of room for dancing, unique acoustics, a snack bar and two on-site recording studios.

The Mr. Roboto Project
Roboto, located on the outskirts of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, is a small, D.I.Y. dedicated concert space. Most bands are in the punk/hardcore/indie rock vein, both local and national.

WesBanco Arena - Wheeling
Don't forget about the great concerts and family events held in Wheeling at WesBanco Arena, located just one hour west of Pittsburgh.

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