Three Rivers Arts Festival

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Three Rivers Arts Festival
Chris Hillman performing at the Three Rivers Arts Festival on June 16, 2004.
Genre all types
Dates June
Location(s) United States Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Years active 1959–present
Founded by The Women's Committee of the Carnegie Museum of Art in cooperation with a cross section of Pittsburgh business and cultural leaders.
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Three Rivers Arts Festival is a large outdoor music and arts festival held every summer throughout the Downtown district of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The festival has been held annually in June since 1959. The festival features live music and various types of performance art, as well as visual art and artist vendors who set up booths to sell their wares. The event is largely centered in Point State Park.

Over the years, many well-known musicians in various musical genres have performed at the festival, including Tom Paxton, Dr. John, Patti Smith, Sonic Youth, Chick Corea and Touchstone, Arturo Sandoval, Richard Thompson, Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen, Norah Jones, Nanci Griffith, Rosanne Cash, Gillian Welch, Angélique Kidjo, Cowboy Junkies, Rickie Lee Jones, Bobby "Blue" Bland, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Aimee Mann, Susan Werner, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Wilco, Donna the Buffalo, Indigo Girls, Raul Malo, Madeleine Peyroux, Phoebe Snow, Alejandro Escovedo, Buckwheat Zydeco, The Psychedelic Furs, moe., Lizz Wright, Ernie Hawkins, Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers, New York Dolls, Drive-By Truckers, The Black Keys, Trombone Shorty, Toubab Krewe, Booker T., Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Shemekia Copeland, The Wailers, and many others.

The Three Rivers Arts Festival Gallery, located at 937 Liberty Avenue, is a year-round extension of the Three Rivers Arts Festival.

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