Festival: Traffic Notice for Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival 2015


June 19-21, 2015 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Cultural District

Pittsburgh, PA— The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the 5th Annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival, June 19–21, 2015 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 from around the country 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 beginning at 6:00pm on Friday, June 19 to midnight on Sunday, June 21, 2015, unless otherwise noted:

  • 9th Street from Penn Avenue to Liberty Avenue will be closed beginning at 10:00am on Friday, June 19.
  • 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 19-21.
  • No parking at the 8th Street & Penn Avenue lots June 18-22.
  • Liberty Avenue will not be closed.
  • Bicycle lanes will be closed on Penn Avenue, between 7th Street and 10th
  • http://pittsburghjazzlive.com/travel/getting-there/

For questions about road closures during this festival, email Cory Cope, Flyspace Productions-Director of Operations, at cory@flyspaceproductions.com.

Parking and Transportation

Festival travel as convenient and comfortable as possible! For information about parking lots and garages in the Cultural District, visit www.ParkPGH.org.  This site shows real-time parking availability in over 20 downtown parking lots with parking inventory updates every 30 seconds.

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.

All of the Pittsburgh Parking Authority Garages (except the Grant St Station) have free sheltered bike racks. Visit, http://www.pittsburghparking.com/facilities to see a map of all of the garages. The Century Building on 7th and Penn, Downtown offers free, outdoor covered bike parking spaces. Please note, bicycle lanes on Penn Avenue between 7th Street and 10th Street in the Cultural District will be closed during the festival. For more information visit http://www.trustarts.org/visit/directions-parking/bike-lanes/.

Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival
Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival is a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.  For updates, a full list of artist biographies, sponsors and more information please visit TrustArts.org/jazzlivefest.

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 Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.  www.TrustArts.org

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