5 Best Music Venues in the Pittsburgh Area

After attending hundreds of concerts in Pittsburgh everywhere from 300-cap rooms to a 23,000-person pavilion, here are the best places to hear live music.


Mr. Smalls

Recently upgraded, Mr. Smalls is at its peak. With all of its new additions, you’re sure to have a great time at any show.
MILLVALE: 400 Lincoln Ave.


The Smiling Moose

The perfect spot in Pittsburgh’s South Side to catch a smaller gig. Oh, and they have award-winning food that you have to try. 


Stage AE

Having the versatility of an indoor, outdoor and club venue, Stage AE is a great place to hear a huge range of music. 


Black Forge Coffee House

Located in the middle of Allentown, this gem has some amazing coffee and artwork, and is also the place to see many local and touring acts. Prepare for an intimate setting, as this room only holds 49 people. 


KeyBank Pavilion

The go-to for that big outdoor concert you’ve been waiting for. Located about 30 minutes from the city, you get that “middle of nowhere” sense but with a massive concert feel.

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