Three Rivers Arts Festival Expands to Point State Park


The 62nd Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival is on this year, and it will include outdoor performances, food vendors, and Artist Market booths—and it has expanded to include Point State Park.


“We could not be more grateful to our governor, elected officials, and partners at the park for making this transition to utilization of Point State Park possible,” said Sarah Aziz, director of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival and director of festival management for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. “It’s really a dream come true.”


Dollar Bank Main Stage music headliners, which 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 June 12 and Son Little on June 13 will now perform at Point State Park. As is tradition, the festival remains free and open to the public, and the move outdoors ensures that more guests can enjoy the music headliners live and in person.


Festival hours remain the same—12-8 p.m. daily—with the Dollar Bank Main Stage performances beginning at 7 p.m. and ending by 10 p.m. each night. The festival will include both hybrid and in-person attractions, including:


Artist Market: In-person and virtual


The 2021 Artist Market features 150+ independent artists in an open-air setting, selling handmade fine art and fine crafts from 12-8 p.m. each day of the festival. Each of this year’s four Artist Market locations features two distinct sessions, meaning that you can discover new artists in the same spot when you visit the festival a second time. In addition to the 150+ artists on-site, 200+ more from around the country are participating simultaneously in the virtual Artist Market at TrustArts.org/TRAF starting on June 4.


Dollar Bank Main Stage at Point State Park: In-person

Each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the festival, featured music concerts will take place on the Dollar Bank Main Stage at Point State Park. These performances are free and open to the public. Performers are listed above.


Riverside Stage at Allegheny Overlook Pop-Up Park: In-person

The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s Riverside Stage at Allegheny Overlook Pop-up Park is positioned on a partially closed Fort Duquesne Boulevard between Stanwix and 7th Streets. The region’s top music and dance talent will perform on this stage throughout each day of the festival.


Visual Art Gallery Exhibitions: In-person

Venues include Wood Street Galleries, SPACE, 820 Liberty, 937 Liberty, and 707 Penn with open hours between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m.


Outdoor Public Art Installations and Activities: In-person

Cultural District long-term public art pieces such as Magnolias for Pittsburgh, Cell Phone Disco, and FLOW will be on view during the festival, along with additional public art pieces brought to Pittsburgh especially for the 10-day celebration, like the street mural by Janel Young. Other in-person activities include the return of the Giant Eagle Creativity Zone and Story Corners.


Juried Visual Art Exhibition: In-person and virtual

Transverse, the Juried Visual Art Exhibition, takes place live and in-person at 820 Liberty Avenue and showcases exceptional new art by regional artists.


Anthropology of Motherhood: Culture of Care:

In-person and virtual


The Anthropology of Motherhood features works of art and design that engage in the complex visual, material, emotional, corporeal, and lived experiences of motherhood, caregiving, parenting, nurturing, and maternal labor. Installed in-person in the O’Reilly Theater’s lobby at 621 Penn Avenue, this year’s exhibition has also been reimagined for virtual exploration at TrustArts.org/TRAF.


Harris @ Home: Virtual

Harris @ Home celebrates the diversity of cinematic artistry by providing the best of independent, international, and documentary films. The ongoing Pittsburgh Cultural Trust virtual series will offer multiple films especially for the festival, available for screening at home.


24/7 Virtual Stage: Virtual

Available during all hours and days of the festival, the 24/7 Virtual Stage features brand new music and dance performance videos. The full selection of videos will go live at TrustArts.org/TRAF when the Festival starts on June 4.


Keep It Safe: TrustArts.org/Health and TrustArts.org/Safety will be updated regularly with “Know Before You Go” information pertinent to guests before they visit the Cultural District. For information on any of the shows, schedules and more, visit TrustArts.org/TRAF.


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