The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust proudly announces plans for the 53rd annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, set to take place Friday, June 1, to Sunday, June 10, 2012, in Point State Park, Hertz Gateway Center, and throughout the Cultural District.
The 2012 Festival highlights include the return of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, a new multimedia show by Squonk Opera, the premiere of Bluegrass Day on June 9th, and expansion of the Artist Market and greening initiatives.
The opening weekend of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival will be enriched by the 2nd annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival (June 1-3), which is produced by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. The indoor/outdoor jazz festival helps kick-off a 10-day celebration of the arts in Pittsburgh. More information is available at PittsburghJazzLive.com.
“This is what the arts can do for a community,” says J. Kevin McMahon, President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. “It’s a special opportunity to bookend the Arts Festival with two uniquely-American musical legacies – hundreds of jazz musicians kick things off with the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival on opening weekend and the best of bluegrass music is presented on Bluegrass Day at Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival on June 9th. It’s a testament to community partners, especially presenting sponsor Dollar Bank, that all of this diverse programming is possible.”
“Dollar Bank is pleased to continue a long tradition of providing community events in downtown Pittsburgh,” said Joseph B. Smith, Senior Vice President Marketing, Dollar Bank. “We are especially delighted that the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will be returning this year.”
Music Director Manfred Honeck will once again showcase world-renowned talent to the Festival crowd.
The most current schedule of attractions is available at www.3riversartsfest.org.