Summer Fridays at the Frick!

Join us for live music, food trucks, artmaking, and family fun!

2023 Summer Fridays at the Frick are June 30, July 21, August 18, and September 1. Join us for live music, food trucks, artmaking, and family fun on the beautiful Frick lawns! See the full season schedule below.

While you're here, don't miss Pittsburgh and the Great Migration at the Car and Carriage Museum. Our museums are open until 9:00 PM on Summer Fridays evenings.

For the safety of our visitors and historic structures, we ask that you please leave pets, Frisbees, balls, hockey sticks, scooters, and drones at home, and refrain from smoking or vaping. Please park bicycles at the racks near the Penn Avenue and Reynolds Street entrances and do not ride them onto the garden paths or grass.

Program Information

Summer Fridays at the Frick!

Dates: June 30, 2023
Location: The Frick Pittsburgh
Free and open to all

In cases of rain, please check our website and social media pages for outdoor activity and performance updates.

Season Schedule

Performances begin at 6:30 PM on the North Lawn

Music: Christopher Mark Jones & the Roots Ensemble

Christopher Mark Jones will bring his literate but rhythmic folk rock back to the Frick to kick off Summer Fridays 2023. Joining him will be Dave Gillespie on guitar and vocals, Eric George on drums and Mark Perna on bass. With this band Jones recreates the magic of his recordings, which grab listeners with “fascinating lyrics” (Melody Maker, UK) and “intricate guitar-playing” and “wide-ranging textures and exquisite instrumentation” (Larry Berger, Saturday Light Brigade). Some hear echoes of “Greg Brown's pacing and a Lyle Lovett attitude” (Ben Shannon), as well as of John Prine, Bruce Coburn and Darrell Scott. Looking for the Light (2021) is his sixth recording of original folk/roots songs, while Montréal Encore (2022) is a French-language recording created in collaboration with the poet Bernard Pozier. 

Food Trucks

Mr. Bulgogi, Brisketburg, PGH Hala, Steve & Benny’s, Bruster’s, Affordable Elegance, Kungfu Tea 

Family-Friendly Fun: Instrument Petting Zoo 

Courtesy of Brighton Music Center & Unisound
It’s a traveling collection of musical instruments. It’s a chance to pick up an instrument, learn how to hold it, find out what instrument family it belongs to, and learn the names of its different parts. They can even give a few pointers to help visitors get a better sound if they already play an instrument. Discover the joy that comes from making music! 

Farina Foundation Musical Instrument Donation Drive

Drop off any type of instrument for donation at the Farina table. Farina Foundation founded as a non-profit in 2015, to continue the legacy of Frank J. Farina, Jr., former Chairman of the North Allegheny Music Department. Over Frank’s 38-year career, he believed EVERY child should have the opportunity to fulfill their musical aspirations by providing scholarship, donations of refurbished instruments and financial support for instrument rentals and lessons to children in need.

Music: Truth and Rites & High Pressure 

Headline at 6:30PM: Truth and Rites is a roots reggae powerhouse based in Pittsburgh made up of musicians from Ghana, Jamaica, Pittsburgh & Trinidad. They've been consistently playing conscious music together as Truth and Rites, for 10+ years and have members from the legendary Twinkle Brothers and S.W.A.M.M.P band. It could be a backyard birthday party or a concert with thousands in attendance, they’ll bring the house down drawing hours worth of originals or classic covers and you’ll be sure to move your feet."

DJ Hour at 5:30PM: High Pressure is the founder of Roots Sessions, a monthly roots reggae event held in Pittsburgh. He has been deejaying for over 20 years in Pittsburgh. His extensive Roots Reggae record collection is full of classic and deep reggae cuts, always with a positive message to promote unity and equal rights for all. 

Food Trucks

Mr Bulgogi, PGH Hala, Steve & Benny’s, Pittsburgh Pierogi, Inandis Ireations, Bruster’s, Frios Pops

Music: Pittsburgh Concert Chorale 

Wanna go back to the future? Grab your leg warmers and come hear Pittsburgh Concert Chorale sing the music of the 80's. The band will be rockin' as Bryan makes the piano dance and the drums and bass get in the groove. It'll be, like, totally awesome!

Food Trucks

Chili Revival, Brisketburg, Hummus Pittsburgh, Steve & Benny’s, Beatnik Sweets, Affordable Elegance, FriosPops


NASH.V.ILL is one of Pittsburgh’s hottest acts known for their explosive live performances. Their unique sound is a perfect blend of funk, blues, hip hop and soul —all comfortably wrapped up in the electric energy of rock and roll. A NASH.V.ILL show is more than a concert…it’s a life changing musical experience. 

Food Trucks

Chili Revival, Brisketburg, Hummus Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Pierogi, Affordable Elegance, Beatnik Sweets, Kungfu Tea