The Saturday night market returns to Pittsburgh

Over the next five months, Saturday nights of music and shopping will once again fill Market Square in Pittsburgh.

Night markets return on Saturday – after disappearing last year due to the pandemic – until October 30. The 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. event features music and shopping, with a rotation of over 60 vendors selling artisanal goods such as crafts, jewelry, art, fashion, photography, international items and food.

Courtesy of Renée Rosensteel

A scene from a Saturday evening 2019 market in the market square.

As in years past, there will be collaborative musical performances with co-hosts such as Driving While Black Records, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild MCG Jazz and Mr. Smalls Theater, which presents the opening night act. with Najj Andrea.

On June 26, Mark Jackovic and The Jazz Influence will be presented by MCG Jazz.

Driving While Black Records welcomes local hip-hop artists Jordan Montgomery, Livefromthecity and JM the Poet on July 3.

Russell Howard, vice president of special events and development at the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, said the partnerships “provide a platform for various entities dedicated to music in various genres. They are the experts and we can entrust them with the programming to organize the evening. We can tap into their social networks to bring in people from downtown who may not have been to the night market yet. ”

Howard said working together is also a way to support both musicians and sellers. Many of them have been through the pandemic in the past 14 months.

A list of suppliers and artists can be found here.


Courtesy of Renée Rosensteel

A scene from a Saturday evening 2019 market in the market square.

The revival of night markets is one way to get back to some normalcy, said Jeremy Waldrup, president and CEO of the PDP.

The Market Square has become the center of many events in the city, from the recently organized World Square to the Holiday Market, Howard said.

“The Marketplace is a destination,” Howard said. “On Saturday night we see people who may not be downtown during the week and lots of families and those visiting the city.”

He said the PDP decided earlier this year to bring back the Saturday night market. He also said they plan to host the annual Picklesburgh to be held in July.

“We are working on it,” he said. “It’s a flagship event.

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is the editor of Tribune-Review. You can contact JoAnne at 724-853-5062, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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