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Shaunda Miles, Director of Public Relations, 412-471-1578/Miles@TrustArts.org
PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
TRAFFIC NOTICE FOR THE
PITTSBURGH JAZZLIVE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
June 20 – 22, 2014 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Cultural District
Pittsburgh, PA—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the 4th Annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival, a project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, being held June 20–22 in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.
This festival, aimed at connecting the community to jazz, will bring prominent jazz musicians and visual artists to Pittsburgh’s Cultural District to present Grammy-winning performers, jazz and jazz-influenced musical performances, and visual art. More than 20,000 visitors will visit the Cultural District to partake in this year’s event.
To ensure that residents and visiting festival attendees can experience a safe and enjoyable environment over the course of the three days, please be aware of the following traffic and parking provisions. Most major streets leading into and out of downtown’s Cultural District remain open to traffic before, during, and following the event.
For the safety of our guests and participants in the JazzLive Festival, the following street closures will occur around the Cultural District:
WEEKEND CLOSURES, the following temporary closures take place from 6pm Friday, June 20, to midnight Sunday, June 22, unless otherwise noted:
• 9th Street from Penn Avenue to Liberty Avenue will be closed beginning at 10am.
• Penn Avenue is closed from Courtyard Pittsburgh Downtown to 7th Street.
• 8th Street is closed from Liberty Avenue to parking lot entrances between Ft. Duquesne Boulevard and Penn Avenue.
• Exchange Way is closed from Garrison Place to Tito Way.
• Garrison Place is closed from Exchange Way to French Street.
• French Street is closed from Garrison Place to 9th Street.
• No parking at the 9th Street & Penn Avenue lot June 20–22.
• No parking at the 8th Street & Penn Avenue lots June 19–23.
• Liberty Avenue will not be closed.
PLEASE ALSO NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
• Access to all parking garages will be open and will not be impeded by the road closures.
Parking and Transportation
For information about parking lots and garages in the Cultural District, visit ParkPGH.org.
Parking information is also available through Downtown Pittsburgh Partnership website:
The Cultural District is serviced by public transportation options through the Port Authority of Allegheny County. For information on Port Authority bus stops that may be affected by the street closures, please call the Port Authority Customer Service center at (412) 442-2000 or the TTY number (412) 231-7007, for the speech and hearing impaired, or visit PortAuthority.org.
About Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival
The Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival (PJLIF) is a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. The Festival features local, emerging and national and international musicians in a variety of performance settings, including outdoor performance stages and indoor performance locations within local restaurants, coffee shops and galleries. For more information, visit TrustArts.org/JazzLiveFest.
About the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. For more information, visit TrustArts.org.
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