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Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto proclaimed July “Love PGH Music Month.”

Mayor Peduto Proclaims July “Love PGH Music Month” with members of the Love PGH Music Committee and Pittsburgh Music Community. L to r: Cody Walters, Northside Leadership Conference; Jesse Descutner, Northside Leadership Conference; Bethany Ruhe, Pittsburgh Current; Allison Harnden, City of Pittsburgh, Nighttime Economy Manager; Abby Goldstein, Public Radio Program Directors, Inc.; Mayor Bill Peduto; Chris Boles, Redfishbowl; Hugh Twyman, HughShows and Deutschtown Music Festival; Karen Lightell, Red House Communications. (Current photo by Jake Mysliwczyk)

PITTSBURGH (July 8, 2019) – In recognition of the Pittsburgh region’s thousands of hard-working musicians, enthusiastic music fans and growing music industry, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto today proclaimed July “Love PGH Music Month.”

“The month of July is packed with amazing opportunities for music fans to explore and experience the exceptionally talented and diverse local music scene we’re proud to have here in Pittsburgh,” says Peduto.

“Our musicians and music industry are important assets that support our economy and quality of life in the City of Pittsburgh and across the region. A strong local music scene also helps attract tourism and talent,” Peduto added.

“With the new LovePGHMusic.com online events calendar and a list of over 600 performances by local bands scheduled at more than 100 events in the month of July, there’s never been a better time to love Pittsburgh music.”

Love PGH Music, a non-profit initiative developed by a group of local non-profit leaders and others who love the local music scene, created Love PGH Music Month to shine a light on Pittsburgh’s local musicians and spread the word to local fans.

Fans can find a list of more than 100 July events featuring more than 600 bands and musicians at www.LovePGHMusic.com. Online calendar listings are available at no charge to all Pittsburgh area musicians and venues; others are encouraged to add their shows to the list.

“July will be a busy month for Pittsburgh area music fans,” says LPM Committee Member Bethany Ruhe. “Follow Love PGH Music and your new favorite bands on FB, Twitter and Insta, pack your calendars, share with your friends and use #LovePGHMusic. You’re going to love it!”

LPM Committee Member Derek Scalzott agrees. “Pittsburgh’s hometown music scene is larger and offers more variety than most people realize. Love PGH Music Month in July is the perfect time to explore it.”

“Pittsburgh is a music city,” adds LPM Committee Member Abby Goldstein. “Love PGH Music puts that fact front and center with a new logo, website, social media and more. It’s good for our musicians, great for our region’s quality of life and reputation. A strong music industry supports a more vibrant Pittsburgh, which fuels the economy and attracts tourists and talent.”

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