Parks Unplugged online series will debut on June 5, drive-in movies to start July 7
The Allegheny County Summer Concert Series will be moving from the South Park and Hartwood Acres Park amphitheaters to Pittsburgh’s CW this year with BNY Mellon as its presenting sponsor. Performances by local musicians and artists will be televised from 7:00-8:00 pm every Sunday night on the CW and posted on the County Parks Facebook page and County YouTube channel at 8:00 pm from July 5-Sept. 6. The complete list of performers will be announced in coming weeks.
“One of the great traditions of summer for more than 40 years has been our free concert series at the South Park and Hartwood Acres amphitheaters,” said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. “Although the pandemic is limiting our ability to gather in large groups, Allegheny County is honoring the spirit of our summer concerts and special events by continuing to provide free, high-quality entertainment in alternative ways. We are grateful to BNY Mellon for its support of an exciting initiative that will move our summer concert series to Pittsburgh’s CW, and we are thrilled to also debut our unique Parks Unplugged online series and offer drive-in movies.”
Allegheny County will also debut its Parks Unplugged online music and interview series on June 5 with Chris Jamison, who finished in third place on Season 7 of NBC’s “The Voice.” The 14-episode online series will feature acoustic performances by local artists in unique county park settings. New episodes will drop on the County Parks Facebook page and County YouTube channel every Friday at 7:00 pm from June 5-Sept. 4. Other Parks Unplugged performers will include Scott Blasey of the Clarks, Michael Glabicki of Uprooted, and Clinton Clegg of The Commonheart.
Family Drive-In Movie Series
Boyce Park, South Park and Hartwood Acres Park will host free family drive-in movies weekly from July 7-Sept. 12. Movies will start at sundown on Tuesdays at Boyce Park, Thursdays at South Park, and Saturdays at Hartwood Acres Park. Details on maximum number of vehicles at each park will be announced in coming weeks.
Date Night Drive-In Movie Series
South Park and Hartwood Acres Park will also host free date night drive-in movies from July 10-Sept. 11. Movies will start at sundown every other Friday at South Park and Hartwood Acres Park. Details on maximum number of vehicles at each park will be announced in coming weeks.
To get free notifications about concerts and other programming, sign up for the County Parks Newsletter or Allegheny Alerts and follow the County Parks on Facebook and Instagram. www.faceboook.com/AlleghenyCountyParks. The complete schedules for the Summer Concert Series on Pittsburgh’s CW, Parks Unplugged, Family Drive-In Movie Series, Date Night Drive-In Movie Series and more will be available online at alleghenycounty.us/summer.