Festival: Featured Music Lineup – 2017 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival



Point State Park | Cultural District | Gateway Center
June 2 – 11, 2017

Pittsburgh, PA—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce the featured music lineup of performers for this year’s Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival come from all over the musical map, from Rebirth Brass Band’s funky New Orleans horns, to the warm London soul of British-Ugandan singer Michael Kiwanuka, to the contemporary folk & bluegrass of Sarah Jarosz, to the world-renowned Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is free and open to the public and runs ten full days from June 2 – 11, 2017 in Point State Park, the Cultural District, and Gateway Center in downtown Pittsburgh.  The full lineup and complement of programming for the 2017 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival will be announced in mid-April of this year.  For more information about the 2017 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, visit www.TrustArts.org/TRAF.

Featured Music Lineup – 2017 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival
Dollar Bank Main Stage |
Point State Park

Performances begin at 7:30 p.m., *unless otherwise noted for some performances in the Featured Music Lineup.  For more information, visit www.TrustArts.org/TRAF.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Rebirth Brass Band
Whether seen on HBO’s Treme or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, GRAMMY Award-winning Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution. Formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world.

*Also performing: Jimbo and the Soupbones

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Hippo Campus
Hippo Campus has done its fair share of growing up since forming in late 2013. Their pair of 2015 EPs, Bashful Creatures and South, catapulted a freshly-formed band onto sold out tours, radio airwaves, late night TV stages, timelines, feeds, and glowing screens the world over. Their first full-length record, Landmark, showcases not only their trademark ear for ringing melodies and impeccably constructed pop frameworks, but a desire to dig deeper, both into their talent and in their selves, for inspiration.

Sunday, June 4, 2017 (91.3 WYEP Day)

Las Cafeteras
Born in the streets of Los Angeles, Las Cafeteras are children of immigrants who are remixing roots music and telling modern day stories with what LA Times has called a “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock … live, they’re magnetic.”  NPR shared, “Creative, socially conscious, it’s perfect” and the BBC , revealed “Urgent, relevant music.”

*Also performing: Meeting of Important People, The Suitcase Junket

Monday, June 5, 2017

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Known for its artistic excellence for more than 120 years, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is credited with a rich history of the world’s finest conductors and musicians and a strong commitment to the Pittsburgh region and its citizens. The Pittsburgh Symphony continues to be critically acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest orchestras.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Michael Kiwanuka
“Michael Kiwanuka’s second album, Love & Hate, is a sustained, stylized plunge into despair: plaints of isolation, doubt, lovelessness, racial injustice, longing, hopelessness and a certain resolve despite it all.” – The New York Times

Soulful and raw, Londoner Michael Kiwanuka’s is critically-acclaimed for his first two albums and has staked his claim on the list of great British singer-songwriters.

*Also performing: Cloves

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Sean Rowe + Birds of Chicago
Sean Rowe: Touring in support of New Lore, Rowe has an unparalleled voice – full of gravely soul, aged and edged by years on the road, as a father and husband, as a creative force always looking for the next rhyme.

Birds of Chicago: A collective centered around Allison Russell and JT Nero, Birds of Chicago evoke stark, elemental imagery that feels like scripture, or a lost folk song recovered; they draw heavily on the gospel tradition and the music feels like a new, secular gospel of sorts.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Beats + Bars
featuring Choo Jackson, HollyHood, Billy Pilgrim, Pirate Gang, Track Meet, Hubbs, DJ Selecta
Beats + Bars features a diverse group of Pittsburgh-based hip-hop artists, whose talents flow through the underground on waves of carefully-produced instrumentals, laced with outstanding lyrical ability. The energy and creativity that these performers bring to the stage gives a glimpse into the region’s ever-growing hip-hop scene.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Touring in support of their fifth album, We’re All Gonna Die, Dawes returned home to Los Angeles for this latest release. It was clear from the onset that home was much more than a physical place for Dawes. It was a state of mind. It also meant getting to a point where everyone felt they had found a sound that was uniquely their own, equivalent to an author finding their own voice.

*Also performing: The Accidentals

Saturday, June 10, 2017 (Bluegrass Day supported by Colcom Foundation)

Sarah Jarosz + Fruition
Sarah Jarosz:  A gifted multi-instrumentalist, a singularly expressive vocalist and a songwriter of rare insight, Sarah Jarosz has been described by The New York Times as “one of acoustic music’s most promising young talents: a singer-songwriter and mandolin and banjo prodigy with the taste and poise to strike that rare balance of commercial and critical success.” Jarosz won a 2017 GRAMMY Award for Best Folk Album.

Fruition: The first time they ever made music together, Fruition’s three lead singer-songwriters discovered that their voices naturally blended into beautiful three-part harmonies. In the eight years since that impromptu busking session, the Portland, Oregon-based quintet has grown from a rootsy, string-centric outfit to a full-fledged rock band with an easy but powerful grasp of soul, blues, and British Invasion era pop.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

St. Paul and the Broken Bones
Sea of Noise, the second full-length album by St. Paul and the Broken Bones, marks a quantum leap in sound and style for the high-voltage Birmingham, Alabama-based band. They toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe and their most recent concert work included arena dates opening for the Rolling Stones.

*Also performing: The Commonheart

Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts
The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival (58th year in 2017), a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is a 10-day celebration of the arts in downtown Pittsburgh unlike any other in the nation. This world-class, multi-disciplinary festival is free to attend and open to the public. Attracting nearly 500,000 visitors annually, the Festival begins on the first Friday in June and takes place at the confluence of Pittsburgh’s famed three rivers in Point State Park, throughout picturesque Gateway Center, and in the city’s renowned Cultural District. Now in its 58th year, the Festival’s loyal visitors have enjoyed an extensive array of music, dance, theater, literary arts, public art, gallery exhibitions, technology features, and an Artist Market featuring 300+ artists from around the country.

The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival is the recipient of the Outstanding Green Event Award and GOLD level accreditation from the Pennsylvania Resources Council.  The Festival’s environmentally green initiatives of waste reduction, reuse and recycling throughout the Festival grounds are made possible through the generous support of the Colcom Foundation.  www.TrustArts.org/TRAF

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners.  Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization.  A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life.  Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. www.TrustArts.org

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