PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – For the first time in over a year, there will be life in the Cultural District.
On Thursday the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced plans and headliners for the 2021 Three Rivers Arts Festival. It’ll be a hybrid format, with both a mix of in-person and virtual events.READ MORE: Coraopolis Police Searching For Missing 23-Year-Old Miasinque Smith
Pittsburgh Today Live’s Mikey Hood Reports:
“This year’s Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival showcases the Cultural District. Our galleries’, theaters’ and venues’ doors will be open to you for the first time in more than a year, and we couldn’t be more excited,” said Sarah Aziz, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s program manager of festivals.
The Three Rivers Arts fest will be a hybrid event this year. Events will be both live and streamed. To go to a live event, you'll be required to fill out a health questionnaire and download an app onto your phone. pic.twitter.com/GA0cKhRkpA
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The festival will have a smaller footprint this year. Everything will be in the Cultural District. There won’t be anything at Point State Park or Gateway Center with the main stage at the Byham Theater.READ MORE: Man Dead After Shots Fired, Car Crash In New Castle
Musical performances will be staged along Fort Duquesne Boulevard between Stanwix and Eighth. Vendors will display their art in four sites in the Cultural District.
Six acts will be featured on the main stage. Just 350 people can attend those concerts on a first-come, first-serve basis and they’ll have to fill out a health questionnaire on an app.
Tickets to main stage events will be available on May 20, and while they’re free, they’re required to attend. You can learn more by clicking here.
“This app includes a few simple steps and key survey questions that determine a guest’s health risk and the safety of them being exposed to others in the Cultural District,” said Kevin Wilkes, chief security officer.MORE NEWS: Ohio Reports More Deaths Than Births In 2020; Experts Cite Pandemic
All of the concerts will be livestreamed and broadcast on WYEP-FM.