North Shore Riverfront Amphitheater at Rivers Casino

August 28
7 – 11 p.m.

Who needs the Hamptons when we have the North Shore?

Christina Shields/Riverlife.

Dust off those vintage Lilly Pulitzer frocks and seersucker suits and help celebrate Pittsburgh’s riverfront amenities. With Hollywood star, hometown hero and riverfront champion Michael Keaton onboard as co-presenter, Riverlife’s much buzzed about Posh Picnic: Party at the Pier just might be the social happening of 2015.

Equal parts Great Gatsby and Wes Anderson, this year’s buzz-worthy river bash promises a tongue-in-cheek twist on the traditional, upscale seaside picnic.

Dubbed “Posh Picnic,” the event will transform the outdoor riverfront amphitheater at Rivers Casino into a soiree packed with boats and bowties, pearls and picnic baskets and champagne and sequins.

Photo courtesy Ray Miles/Riverlife.

Picnickers will be treated to sunset cruises on the Gateway Clipper Fleet, live music and dancing with the Elite Showband, breathtaking views of the Pittsburgh skyline and plenty of summer surprises conjured by event designer Hens & Chicks. Leave that picnic basket at home and arrive with an appetite, because the event will feature a tasty buffet paying homage to classic picnic fare.

All proceeds from this confluence for a cause will support Riverlife’s mission to reclaim, restore and promote Pittsburgh’s urban riverfronts. The fête comes at a particularly jubilant time for the nonprofit, as it announced the appointment of Vivien Li as Riverlife’s new president and chief executive officer on July 21.

Be sure to purchase tickets today, because this hot ticket is likely to sell out.

Jennifer Baron

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...