54th Annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival
Focuses on Art & Collaboration
Point State Park | Cultural District | Gateway Center
June 7 – 16, 2013
PITTSBURGH, PA: The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is set to fulfill its mission of connecting the community to the arts this summer, June 7 – 16, 2013, in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The 10-day Festival is free and open to the public and presents high-quality and diverse visual and performing art attractions sprawling from the newly renovated Point State Park at the confluence of the city’s famed three rivers, through picturesque Gateway Center, and into Pittsburgh’s world-renowned 14-block Cultural District. During its vast and varied history, the Festival has featured more than 12,000 artists and entertained millions of residents and visitors, including an annual crowd of 400,000.
This year’s Festival is significant for its role as a foundation to a number of cooperating high-profile cultural events bringing national and international attention to the City of Pittsburgh. Together, the events symbolize Pittsburgh’s 30-year transformation into a global city with a thriving quality of life.
“We are proud of the continued development of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, and excited to celebrate its 54th year. The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival contributes to the cultural vitality of the city, and generates over $23 million dollars, serving as an economic stimulus to the region,” said Kevin McMahon, President & CEO of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. “This year, we are even more proud of the collaborative spirit of community partnership that has prevailed throughout planning and programming. There will be Riverlights at the Point, the grand reopening of the Point State Park fountain presented by Riverlife, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources of Pennsylvania, and the Festival; Point Made! celebrating the opening of the Homestead section of the Great Allegheny Passage and terminus marker in Point State Park; PRIDEFest; the Americans for the Arts Conference; our Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival and other events. We are proud to serve as an artistic and cultural connector between local and national organizations, the city of Pittsburgh, and the world.”
Joseph B. Smith, Senior Vice President Marketing for Dollar Bank added, “Dollar Bank is pleased to continue a long tradition of providing community events in downtown Pittsburgh. The 10-day Festival represents a microcosm of activity that is taking place throughout our neighborhoods, 365 days per year, and we are proud to serve as the Presenting Sponsor. We are very pleased to see the return of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in their third consecutive year, in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Opera.” The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will feature two Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artists who will help to kick off the Pittsburgh Opera’s 75th Anniversary.
“The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to be a part of this year’s Festival that is enjoyed by so many people in our community” remarked James A. Wilkinson, President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
This year, the Festival also welcomes Veronica Corpuz as the Director. Corpuz has infused the Festival with a new vision statement that includes re-imagining and envisioning the Pittsburgh region as a place where impactful, artful experiences contribute directly to the quality of life for everyone and are embraced as essential for the entire community. “We believe that art matters, and we envision the Festival as a safe place for the open exchange of creativity and dialogue, ideas and participation," said Corpuz. “Through the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, we seek to present a full spectrum of programming that collectively creates vibrancy throughout Downtown Pittsburgh, provides respite and fun, and evokes a sense of awe and wonder,” she concluded.
The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival is made possible by the generous support of Colcom Foundation, Laurel Foundation, The Pittsburgh Foundation, the Bessie F. Anathan Charitable Trust of the Pittsburgh Foundation, The Grable Foundation, The Fine Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, The Buhl Foundation, American Eagle Outfitters’ Foundation, imaginePittsburgh.com, and Vibrant Pittsburgh.
DOLLAR BANK STAGE HEADLINERS
All headline concerts on the Dollar Bank Stage begin at 7:30 p.m. in Point State Park. The headline concerts will be augmented by additional live music on opening weekend, June 7 - 9, as musicians perform on three stages positioned on the streets of the Cultural District at the 3rd annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival, a 3-day event produced in cooperation with the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. More information is available at PittsburghJazzLive.com
Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros | Friday, June 7 | 7:30 - 9 pm
Concert is part of the kickoff of the “Riverlights at The Point” celebration marking the conclusion of renovations in Point State Park. “Riverlights at The Point” is presented by Riverlife, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival.
Ralph Stanley | Saturday, June 8 | 7:30 - 9 pm
Bluegrass Day supported by Colcom Foundation. Other performances include Allegheny Drifters, Mon River Ramblers and Great American Taxi. Second Stage performances include The Unknown String Band and the Shelf Life String Band.
Cello Fury with special guests Joy Ike and Scott Blasey of the Clarks | Sunday, June 9 | 7:30 - 9 pm
This WYEP Regional Showcase performance is supported by American Eagle Outfitters’ Foundation and will feature performances by Sleep Experiments, The Deceptions and Grand Piano.