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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.

2014 Schedule

May 5 - Brad Yoder

May 12 - Squirrel Hillbillies

May 19 - Mike Arnold

May 26 - Joel Lindsey

June 2 - Madeline Arnold

June 9 - Emily & Rachel BT

June 16 - Tim Ruff

June 23 - Simply Acoustic

June 30 - Joel Lindsey

July 7 - Jeff Miller

July 14 - Annalise Emrick

July 21 - Corey James

July 28 - Brad Yoder

August 4 - Tim Ruff

August 11 - Madeline Arnold

August 18 - Squirrel Hillbillies

August 25 - Brad Yoder

September 1 - John Melnick

September 8 - Mike Arnold

September 15 - Joel Lindsey

September 22 - Dan Bubien

September 29 - Tim Ruff

October 6 - Mike Arnold

October 13 - Joel Lindsey

October 20 - Annalise Emrick

October 27 - Dan Bubien

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

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!

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


2014 Schedule

May 7 - Tim Ruff

May 14 - Simply Acoustic

May 21 - Open Fifth A Capella

May 28 - Madeline Arnold

September 3 - Squirrel Hillbillies

September 10 - Kambo & T Willie

September 17 - Brad Yoder

September 24 - Joel Lindsey

October 1 - Mike Arnold

October 8 - Jeff Miller

October 15 - John Melnick

October 22 - Annalise Emrick

October 29 - Darryl & Kim

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

It's even bigger and better than ever! Last season, we surveyed market patrons about their overall market experience and the majority of folks asked for "more, more, more, vendors!" Well, ask and you shall receive! As many as 25 weekly vendors will be showcased at the significantly expanded Market, featuring farmers from all around the Pittsburgh region.

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.

And each Thursday at Noon, the Square will be rockin' with musical performances by local Pittsburgh talent.

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

Farmers Market Vendors include:

Sweet Patootie - homemade, organic pet treats

Rise Above Bakery - scones, cookies, breads, loaf cakes

Simmons Farm - fresh vegetables & fruit

Logan Family Farms - Natural, dry-aged beef

Clarion River Organics - organic dairy products

Spring Harvest Farm - fresh vegetables, fruits & plants

Prospect Meadow Berry Farm - honey, apple cider,  berries, fruit, vegetables, herbs, fresh flowers

Cinco de Mayo Salsas - fire roasted salsas & dips

Gosia's Pierogies - homemade pierogies

Maple Run Farm - fresh vegetables, fruits & jams

Little Athens Catering - ready-to-eat Greek foods

Blighty Pasties - pastries, sausage rolls, Banoffi pies

Fabulous Homemade Cookies - brownies, large cookies, biscotti, mini cakes

Sand Hill Farms - fresh berry pies, wines from Green Dance Winery

Colaizzi Brothers - cupcakes, dumplings, torts dessert nachos

The Cheese Monger - organic raw milk cheese, wine

Morning Dew Orchards - 35 varieties of fruits

Good L'oven Bakery - gingersnaps, shortbread, coconut macaroons, granola bars

Evelyn's Elegant Edibles - soup & rice mixes

Always Summer Herbs - herb plants, honey comb, beeswax candles, herb & flavored teas

Billy's Country Smoke House - kolbassi, bacon, jerky, sausage, ham slices, turkey, salmon

 *All vendors are subject to change.



Saturday Home Stand Happy Hour
For select Pirate Home Stands MSMA will be teaming up with Pittsburgh Brewing for pre-game happy hour. Participating MSMA members will feature IC Light and Iron City limited edition Pirate 16oz cans on special before the games. And there's Valet Parking. Don't miss your chance to save a few bucks and root on the Bucs!


Saturday Pirates game concerts and Iron City Happy Hour

May 3 (5pm-7pm) - Dan Bubien

May 10 (5pm-7pm) - Alex Talbot

May 24 (5pm-7pm) - Tim Ruff

June 7 (2pm-4pm) - Dan Bubien

June 28 (2pm-4pm) - Brad Yoder

July 5 (2pm-4pm) - Zig Daniels

July 19 (5pm-7pm) - TBA

August 9 (5pm-7pm) - Dan Bubien

August 30 (2pm-4pm) - Alex Talbot

September 13 (5pm-7pm) - Brad Yoder

September 20 (5pm-7pm) - Alex Talbot


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