Summer in the Square

Enjoy the live performances and activities in Market Square all summer long at our weekly events.

Summer in the Square programming is sponsored by the Market Square Merchants Association and supported by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.

Mellow Mondays
Relax and enjoy live acoustic entertainment from Noon-1pm every Monday.

2015 Schedule

5/4 - Brad Yoder

5/11 - Joel Lindsey

5/18 - Alex Talbot

5/25 - Bill Henry

6/1 - Kambo & T Willie

6/8 - Jeff Miller

6/15 - Simply Acoustic

6/22 - Gina Rendina

6/29 - Dan Bubien

7/6 - Corey James

7/13 - Zig Daniels

7/20 - Mike Arnold

7/27 - Darryl & Kim

8/3 - Hardbark Sycamore

8/10 - TBA

8/17 - Simply Acoustic

8/24 - Jack McLaughlin

8/31 - John Melnick

9/7 - Greg Iskat

9/14 - Kambo & T Willie

9/21 - Jason Kendall

9/28 - Mike Arnold

10/5 - Darryl & Kim

10/12 - Brad Yoder

10/19 - John Melnick

10/26 - Gina Rendina

Tuesdays: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Reading Room
11 am - 2 pm

The Reading Room is each Tuesday from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm brought to you by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Downtown & Business.

Downtown workers, residents and visitors can satisfy their literary appetites in the midst of the City's lunchtime bustle when Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's mobile Reading Room returns to open a new chapter of reading, learning and fun in Market Square.

Started in 2009, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Reading Room in Market Square invites visitors to sample a few of the great programs offered at the Library. Visitors can also build their own library for as little at $1 or $2, by selecting from an assortment of paperback and hardcover books. Proceeds from the book sale support Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's dynamic programs.

Special Reading Room Programming
Visitors to the Library's Reading Room can release their inner bookworm and enjoy special book-related programming the second Tuesday of each month. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh librarians will be on hand to lead book discussions and help select new reads. Additional programs will include "30 Books in 30 Minutes", Salon Sessions, Cook Book Celebration with a local chef demonstration and more.

Every third Tuesday of the month, the Reading Room invites visitors to explore what's new in technology at the Library. Library staff will demonstrate how to download free eBooks and audio books and provide details on the Library's free foreign language programs just in time for folks who may traveling out of the country.

If you're cleaning out your book case, don't toss those old books just drop them off at the Carnegie Library Downtown branch at 612 Smithfield Street. Next time you stop by the Reading Room you may see your neighbor leafing through one of your gently used reads!. Check out the Tuesday Reading Room blog post via the Market Square Blog.

Tuesdays: KidsPlay in the Square
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us for fun and educational programs for children and families with stories, crafts, snacks, and special guests. Touch a real fire truck, talk to a real live parrot, and see how cartoons come to life, all in Downtown's historic Market Square.

This free program welcomes families, schools, day cares and camps. Programs are geared toward pre-school children.

If a parent or caregiver works Downtown, it's a great chance to have some fun and then share lunch at one of the Square's many family-friendly eateries!

2015 Schedule

6/9 - Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra "Meet a Musician" & Mr. McFeely

6/16 - University of Pittsburgh Science Outreach & The Office of Public Art

6/23 - Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra "Fiddlesticks with w/ Katy Williams" & The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

6/30 - Tree Pittsburgh & Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

7/7 - Santa in the Square & The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

7/14 - Pittsburgh CLO Academy

7/21 - Pittsburgh International Children's Theater Crafts & Kids Yoga With Ivivva

7/28 - Otto the Auto & National Night Out Kick-off

8/4 - Three Rivers Storytelling Festival

8/11 - Animal Friends & The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

8/18 - National Aviary Penguin Encounter

8/25 - Duquesne University Athletics & Seat Belt Safety with Deputy Tara

Mid-Week Music
Check out live bands from Noon-1pm every Wednesday sponsored by NewsRadio 1020 KDKA and Star 100.7

2015 Schedule

5/6 - Dan Bubien

5/13 - Jason Kendall

5/20 - Brad Yoder

5/27 - Mike Arnold

6/3 - KDKA

6/10 - KDKA

6/17 - KDKA

6/24 - Dan Bubien

7/1 - KDKA

7/8 - KDKA

7/15 - KDKA

7/22 - KDKA

7/29 - KDKA

8/5 - KDKA

8/12 - KDKA

8/19 - KDKA

8/26 - Joel Lindsey

9/2 - John Puckett

9/9 - Man and The Arena

9/16 - Alex Talbot

9/23 - Gina Rendina

9/30 - Corey James

10/7 - Jeff Miller

10/14 - John Puckett

10/21 - Man and The Arena

10/28 - Joel Lindsey

Thursdays: Farmers Market
Downtown's showcase Farmers Market returns to Market Square: 10 am - 2 pm

It's even bigger and better than ever! The popular Market Square Farmers Market is a great opportunity for local farmers to promote their goods while providing the Downtown community with a unique and convenient shopping experience. Each Thursday, Downtown's biggest Farmers Market attracts 7,000-10,000 office workers, residents and visitors to Market Square to enjoy local produce, gourmet treats and the many diverse restaurants and shops surrounding the Square. This season, we're bringing the region's cream of the crop to the heart of the City. As many as 30 weekly vendors will be showcased in the significantly expanded Market, along with free afternoon concerts. Produced by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP), the Market Square Farmers Market runs each Thursday through October 30, 2014, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Market-goers can expect to choose from a variety of goods such as: breads; banana loaf cakes; crunchy biscotti; fresh-cut flowers; live herb plants and teas; homemade, all-natural vegetarian dog treats; fresh vegetables and fruits; naturally dry-aged beef; organic raw milk and cheese; beeswax candles; honey; Angora goat yarn and more.

Each Thursday at 11:30 a.m., the Square will be rockin' with live acoustic performances by some of Pittsburgh's top talent!

Shake-up your Thursdays and enjoy a little lunch, shopping and music in one of Downtown's hottest places to be – Market Square!

6 Mile Cellars - Delicious wine from Harborcreek, Pennsylvania's first winery

Always Summer Herbs, LLC - Woman-owned family business specializing in honey, tea, and herbs from Slippery Rock, PA

Aunt Carol's Homemade Dips - Homemade dips that bring you the "gourmet taste without the waste!"

Billy's Country Smoke House - Frozen meats to go and delicious sandwiches!

Breezy Hill Farm - Organic produce out of Homeworth, OH

Cinco De Mayo Salsas - Fire roasted salsas and dips

Clarion River Organics - A cooperative of 10 family farms from Sligo, PA bringing you a wide selection of organic produce

Edible Earth Farm - USDA certified organic vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, ginger, fruit and pastured, non-certified poultry

Enon Valley Garlic - Featuring over 20 varieties of garlic

Fabulous Homemade Cookies - Old-fashioned, fresh, homemade cookies just the way you remember them

Good L'Oven Bakery - Specializing in old fashioned homeade cookies with a twist and using all natural ingredients from local sources

Gosia's Pierogies - Homemade cheese and potato pierogies from a secret Polish family recipe

Greendance Winery - Featuring over 40 wines made from berries from Sand Hill Berries

Joyce's Copper Kettle Fudge - Delicious homemade fudge in a variety of flavors from chocolate to peanut butter to Bailey's Irish Cream!

Kous Kous Café - HUMM hummus, beans and dips out of Mt. Lebanon, PA

Little Athens Catering - Ready to eat Greek foods such as grapeleaves, spanakopita, pastitsio and more

Mackenzie Creamery - All natural, handcrafted goat cheeses made in Hiram, OH

Mediterra Bakehouse - passion infused bread that emerges from custom-built, stone-hearth, steam-injected ovens

Morning Dew Orchards - Specializing in apples and strawberries for over 55 years and based out of Salem, OH

One Woman Farm - Featured in a national documentary film, Farmland, about the next generation of young farmers and specializing in over 50 varieties of vegetables

The Olive Tap - unique, flavorful, fresh, and award-winning extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars

Pittsburgh Pie Guy - Owned by two Duquesne University alumni and featuring pies made from local produce and ingredients

Quiroz Farm - Featuring tomatoes, peppers, corn and other delicious produce

Ridgeview Acres Farm - located between Ligonier and Donegal in southwestern Pennsylvania, a family owned and operated commercial growing operation specializing in fresh cut flowers

Rise Above Bakery - Featuring scones, cookies, breads, loaf cakes and more

Sand Hill Berries - Specializing in berry pies, jam, fresh berries, and jellies

Simmons Farm - Fruits, vegetables, pumpkins, flowers, and more

Spring Harvest Farm - Hydroponic vegetables, lettuce and herbs and 1-2 acres of conventionally raised produce. Located in northern Mercer County, PA

Sweet Patootie - Homemade and natural pet treats

Part Time Vendors:

Batch, LLC - Unique homemade dips made from surprising ingredients - May 15, 22, 29, June 5, July 31, August 7, 28, September 4, 11, October 9, 23, 30

Goodlife Juices - Carefully crafted homemade health juices - May 15, 22

Mia Cucina - Homemade pasta, perfect to take home and make for dinner! - May 22, June 5, July 24, August 21, September 25, October 16

The Pop Stop, LLC - Homemade ice pops with fresh fruits and berries - June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 14, 21

Underhill Farm - Yarn and wool from Leicester Longwool sheep and Angora goats - May 15, 29, June 12, 26, August 14, 28, September 25, October 9, 23, 30

 *All vendors are subject to change.

Saturday Music
On select Saturdays Enjoy Acoustic Music throughout the day.

2015 Schedule

6/6 - The Squirrel Hillbillies

6/13 - TBA

6/20 - TBA

6/27 - Gina Rendina

7/4 - TBA

7/11 - Brad Yoder

7/18 - Alex Talbot

7/25 - Joel Lindsey

8/1 - Dan Bubien

8/8 - Brad Yoder

8/15 - Corey James

8/22 - Alex Talbot

8/29 - TBA