Do you love live music? Do you want a venue that is family friendly? Well if those are your wishes, Pittsburgh is at your command. Pittsburgh has many venues where you could watch a good show at the cost of nothing.
Twenty minutes north of Pittsburgh, Cranberry Township has something special to offer. Starting July 14 at the Cranberry Community Park Amphitheater, they are having a Thursday night free concert series.
“We have a light schedule,” said Jason Mentel, “which makes an enjoyable atmosphere. You are in the oldest park in Cranberry, it has wonderful trees and activities for the whole family.”
Mentel is the facilities and program coordinator for Cranberry Township. Around Cranberry Park Amphitheater, there are volleyball courts, tennis courts, and a children’s playground. Anybody can do anything they want.
Cranberry is not the only location in the Pittsburgh area showing free concerts. South Park, Hartwood Acres, and Market Square all are having free concerts.
Bill Deasy, special events officer of Allegheny County, said, “These concerts are designed to enhance the quality of life in Allegheny County and to provide a fun, affordable option for family entertainment to a wide variety of people. So we try to really mix it up in terms of genre.”
Make sure you come hungry to certain shows. Food is available for purchase at the Hartwood Acres and South Park shows. Food Trucks will arrive a 6 p.m.
It continues tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the South Park Amphitheater with the band Lit. They are most famous for songs like “My Own Worst Enemy” and “Miserable.”
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