Courtesy SouthSide Works.

SouthSide Works
July 8 — 10

Various times

The season of outdoor concerts, country fairs, and street festivals is in full swing. The 12th annual installment of SouthSide Works Exposed continues this cherished summer tradition with three full days and nights of music, art, culinary, and retail programming.

Packing the mixed-used site along 27th Street, this year’s edition runs on Friday, July 8 from 5 to 11 p.m., on Saturday, July 9 from noon to 11 p.m. and on Sunday, July 10 from noon to 5 p.m. Free programming spans live music on outdoor stages, a food truck roundup, sidewalk sales, special deals from retailers, drinks, dancing, and hands-on activities for children.

Exposed will also showcase unique handmade wares in an artist market featuring more than 70 local and regional vendors. Lining 27th Street all weekend long, the market will include jewelry, accessories, children’s clothing, housewares, ceramics, handbags, artwork and more.

Courtesy SouthSide Works.
Courtesy SouthSide Works.

Exposed kicks into gear on July 8 with acoustic and vocal music by the local trio, Tres Lads, and then will heat up Friday night with a set by the Celtic punk quintet, Bastard Bearded Irishmen.

Head back on June 9 for daylong live entertainment featuring Shelley Duff, The Delaney’s, Lyndsey Smith & Soul Distribution, and Kierra Darshell’s drag performers. Headlining Saturday’s night’s live music stage will be the eight-piece R&B, soul and pop band, No Bad JuJu.

Gather the entire family for Kids Day on July 10. The family-friendly festivities will include magic shows, zumba classes, live animals, and performances by Kelsey Friday and the Rest of the Week Band.

Come hungry to Exposed, where you can grab lunch or dinner from some of the Burgh’s favorite food trucks, including BRGR, South Side BBQ Company, Nakama, Miss Meatball, Kazours Gourmet, Pgh Crepes, Pgh Pierogi, Franktuary, Oh My Grill, and Sugar and Spice On Wheels.

Looking for more events? Read our 10 Pittsburgh events not to miss in July, Everything you need to know about Pittsburgh concerts in July, and our Top 10 things for families to do in July in Pittsburgh feature articles.

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.