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Celebrate each summer with us at The Highline!

Enjoy a perfectly Pittsburgh evening with some of our city’s top musicians in a family-friendly riverfront setting at the Highline in Pittsburgh’s South Side. There is no need to register ahead or purchase tickets—just bring some lawn chairs and come and go as you please. Every event is family and dog friendly and accessible. Make a day of it with drinks and food from Sly Fox Brewery. A perfectly Pittsburgh evening awaits. Pittsburgh City Paper is the official media sponsor of the 2023 Just Summer Series.

339 McKean Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219

Located right near the South Side riverfront bike trail

Follow parking signs for complimentary  garage parking (free for 2 hours) located underneath the Highline building.

These concerts are free of charge and open to the public, with no advanced registration required. Stay tuned for info about Just Summer 2024!

Photo Credit: Nate Guidry

Past Concerts from

Just Summer 2023


Wednesday, August 9 (raindate August 10)

Free • 7:30pm

Performing original compositions that “bristle with energy, wit and surprise” (Latin Jazz) Hugo Cruz and Caminos open this year’s Just Summer series with a set that blends Cuban, jazz, R&B, and Afro-Cuban sounds. This lively performance features a 7-member ensemble and beats that are guaranteed to get you dancing.

Mark Micchelli, Piano 

Brian Stahurski, Bass 

Frank DiDiano, Guitar 

Mike Tomaro, Saxophone 

Reggie Watkins, Trombone 

JD Chaisson, Trumpet 

Hugo Cruz, Drums and Percussion


Wednesday, August 16 (raindate August 17)

Free • 7:30pm

From bluesy ballads to jazz standards, this performance showcases the vocal talents of Pittsburgh-based artist Tania Grubbs, who has been praised for her “expressive style” and “expertise for telling stories through her music” (LA Jazz Scene). Celebrated for its “rich emotional depth” (Jazz Weekly), the band features bassist Jeff Grubbs (Tania’s husband), pianist David Budway, guitarist Ron Affif, and drummer James Johnson III. 


The Summer Send Off


Multi-talented vocalist Anqwenique takes audiences on a musical journey across time and genre. Enjoy her eclectic and soulful vocal style accompanied by a dynamic ensemble, featuring MC FRH Golden, cellist Rachel Smith, Renze Jefferson on bass, Andre Solomon on flute, and a few others. Anqwenique is a versatile artist and educator whose talents range from opera and classical to jazz and soul music.