Rocking Out on a Friday Night at the Southside Works

The “Music on the Mon” free concert series begins July 1 and will continue every Friday night throughout the summer. We've got the rundown on which bands are playing when.


A wide variety of musical artists and bands are coming to SouthSide Works starting in July.

Thanks to a partnership between the outdoor venue and various producers, free performances will be held in the North Lot as part of the Music on the Mon series, named for the area’s view of the Monongahela River. Free concerts will be offered from 6-10 p.m. every Friday through September — rain or shine.

The events will also feature a variety of local food trucks and food pop-ups as well as cocktails from Gordo’s Tacos & Tequila, local brews from Levity Brewing and local sodas and seltzers from Barmy’s Soda Co. The Art Bus, curated by local artist collective Red Fish Bowl, will be front and center serving as the perfect colorful backdrop for the concerts and will double as a one-of-a-kind greenroom for artists.

The first concert, scheduled for July 1, will kick off with performances by NASH.V.ILLE, a project of local musician Byron Nash, and the so-called “future-brass-thunder-funk-machine” Beauty Slap. The season’s lineup also includes Julia Capuzzi, The Roof, The Dirty Shirts, The Redlines, Jim Donovan and the Sun King Warriors and more. 

There will also be collaborative nights such as July 8, which will feature a traveling beer market called Beers of the Burgh, and Aug. 19, which will showcase a lineup of female artists as part of Women Who Rock night. 

Other notable acts include Dan Getkin’s Album Release Show on Aug. 26, featuring an opening set from Kenny Stockard; Molly Alphabet’s first show since 2019; Brittney Chantele, who will be headed back from Chicago for their second summer Pittsburgh homecoming along with Halloway Williams, a local queer musician who specializes in indie pop music opening for Chantele; and Pittsburgh R&B Favorite The Bill Henry Band.

For a full lineup of events, and to find out what bands, food trucks and cocktail pop-ups will be there on any given Friday, check out the SouthSide Works’ website.

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