Pittsburgh Pride 2018 Plans Set, Saturday Concert Free To Public

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By Jennifer Bloodworth for NewsRadio 1020 KDKA


PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Pittsburgh Pride has arrived and the party will last all weekend.

This year’s theme of the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh’s celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community is “This is ME.”

Troye Sivan headlines the Pride Rocks PGH on Liberty Avenue Friday. The all-ages general admission concert will run from around 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. 

Pittsburgh PrideFest kicks off Saturday at noon. The free event lasts two days this year and features over 150 vendors, food, activities and diverse entertainments on several stages. PrideFest takes place on Liberty Avenue between 6th Street and 10th Street until 7 p.m. Sunday. 

ABBA: The Concert tribute band will perform Saturday from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. for free.  

The rally and EGT Equality March steps off at 12:30 Sunday afternoon on the Boulevard of the Allies near Stanwix Street. The parade will turn left onto Grant Street, left onto Fifth Avenue and march down to the PrideFest entrance on Liberty Avenue. 

All events Saturday and Sunday are free and open to the public. The NFL’s bag policy is in place for Pride Rocks PGH concerts.

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The City of Pittsburgh released the following list of closures for the events:

CLOSURES BEGINNING THURSDAY, JUNE 7 2018

Beginning at 7 p.m. on June 7, the following roads will close and remain closed through completion of the event Sunday evening:

- Liberty Avenue between Seventh Avenue & Grant Street
- 10th Street between Penn Avenue & Seventh Avenue (access for Westin Hotel guests  maintained)
- William Penn Place between Liberty Avenue & Seventh Avenue (access for Drury Hotel guests maintained)
- Smithfield Street between Liberty Avenue & Seventh Avenue
- Garrison Place between Liberty Avenue & Exchange Way

NO PARKING will be posted in the following areas, effective 7:00pm June 7th through 6:00am Monday June 11th:

- Liberty Avenue between Seventh Avenue & Grant Street
- 10th Street between Penn Avenue & Liberty Avenue
- William Penn Place between Liberty Avenue & Seventh Avenue
- Smithfield Street between Liberty Avenue & Seventh Avenue

ADDITIONAL CLOSURES BEGINNING JUNE 8 2018:

Beginning at 7 p.m. on June 8, the following roads will close and remain closed through completion of the event Sunday evening:

- Liberty Avenue between 6th Street and 9th Street (6th Avenue remains open)
- 9th Street between Penn Avenue & Liberty Avenue
- Northbound Seventh Avenue between William Penn Place & Liberty Avenue (PAT buses & emergency vehicles only)
- Tito Way between Liberty Avenue & Exchange Way
- Strawberry Way between Liberty Avenue & Smithfield Street
- Coffee Way between Sixth Avenue & Strawberry Way
- Wood Street between Liberty Avenue & Sixth Avenue

NO PARKING will be posted in the following areas, effective 7 p.m. June 8th through 6 a.m. Monday June 11th:
- Liberty Avenue between 6th Street & Seventh Avenue
- Wood Street between Liberty Avenue & Sixth Avenue

ADDITIONAL CLOSURES BEGINNING JUNE 9 2018:

Beginning at 6:00 a.m. on June 9, the following roads will close and remain closed through completion of the event Sunday evening:

- Sixth Avenue between Wood Street & Penn Avenue

ADDITIONAL CLOSURES BEGINNING SUNDAY, JUNE 10 2018 (EQT EQUALITY MARCH)

Beginning at 8 a.m., the following roads will close and reopen no later than 3 p.m.:

- Boulevard of the Allies between Grant Street & Stanwix Street
- Wood Street & Smithfield Street remain open crossing Boulevard of the Allies for PAT buses & emergency vehicles
- First Avenue between Boulevard of the Allies & Smithfield Street

Beginning at 11:30 a.m., the following roads will close and reopen no later than 3 p.m.:

- Grant Street between Boulevard of the Allies and Sixth Avenue
- Fifth Avenue between Penn Avenue & Grant Street
- Liberty Avenue between Fifth Avenue & Stanwix Street
- Wood Street between First Avenue & Third Avenue
- Smithfield Street between First Avenue & Oliver Avenue
- Cherry Way between First Avenue & Oliver Avenue
- McMasters Way between Fifth Avenue & Market Square

NO PARKING will be posted in the following areas, effective June 10th from 6 a.m. through 3 p.m.:

- Boulevard of the Allies between Grant Street & Stanwix Street
- Fifth Avenue between Smithfield Street & Penn Avenue
- First Avenue between Boulevard of the Allies & Smithfield Street

ROLLING CLOSURE NOTICE (PEOPLES PRIDE 2k18 MARCH)

The following roads will be temporarily closed in a rolling fashion beginning at 10:30 a.m. for the Peoples Pride 2k18 March:

- Crawford Street between Bedford Avenue & Centre Avenue
- Centre Avenue between Crawford Street & Sixth Avenue
- Sixth Avenue between Centre Avenue & Grant Street
- Grant Street between Sixth Avenue & Fifth Avenue
- Fifth Avenue between Grant Street & Liberty Avenue
- Liberty Avenue between Fifth Avenue & Stanwix Street
- Stanwix Street between Liberty Avenue & Forbes Avenue
- Forbes Avenue between Stanwix Street & Wood Street