Pittsburgh International Airport

Performing Arts Series

Thursday and Friday Lunchtime Performances in Airside Terminal Center Core

Established in 2015, the Performing Arts Series at Pittsburgh International Airport is part of the Art in the Airport program, which aims to enhance the passenger experience by presenting visual, performing and public art of the highest quality. For travelers that may not have a chance to experience the vibrant performing arts community that exists in our region, PIT serves as a portal to the city's unique cultural amenities.

As part of the airport's commitment to artistic excellence and quality, the program provides performing artists with a competitive fee, a diverse international audience, world-class facilities and sound equipment.

PA-Arts-Council-Logo.jpgPerformances take place in the Airside Terminal Center Core.

Travelers, those picking up travelers, airport employees and the general public are invited to attend by obtaining a myPITpass. Parking is free for up to one hour in the Extended Parking Lot; $2 for the second hour.

Upcoming Performances

Performances featuring local musicians are held in the Center Core on Thursdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

9/27/19: Samantha Sears
10/03/19: Scott and Rosanna 
10/04/19:  Chris Hannigan
10/10/19:  The Living Street
10/11/19:  Alton Merrell
10/17/19:  Scott and Rosanna
10/18/19:  Gashouse Annie
10/24/19:  Daryl Shawn
10/25/19:  Samantha Sears
10/31/19:  Big Blitz
11/01/19: TBA
11/07/19:  Chris Hannigan
11/08/19:  Ferdinand the Bull
11/14/19: Contraduo
11/15/19: Lori Hepner and Appalasia
11/21/19:  The Living Street
11/22/19:  Ferdinand the Bull

View Listing of Past Performers

Eligibility and Selection 

The airport is interested in applicants who can perform two hours’ worth of original, high-quality content, and can represent our region’s robust and diverse performing arts community in a creative, professional, and family-friendly manner to a diverse audience. Eligible disciplines include all categories and genres of music, dance, theater, and performance-based art, including spoken word, puppetry, gymnastics, carnival and circus arts, and magic and illusion.

Applications will be reviewed by a selection panel comprised of Art in the Airport Advisory Committee members and regional performing arts professionals.

Selections will be based on the following criteria:

  • Quality and completeness of application materials
  • Skillfulness and originality
  • Demonstrated understanding of contemporary trends in given discipline
  • Professionalism and ability to perform in a family-friendly atmosphere
  • Willingness and ability to engage an international audience
  • Ability to perform in varying conditions and settings
  • Ability to perform at least 60% original material during a two-hour performance

How to Apply

Applications will only be accepted electronically through Submittable, an online application system used by Pittsburgh International Airport's Art in the Airport Program. You may access the application form here: https://flypittsburgh.submittable.com/submit

The online application form will require submission of the following material:

  • Contact information for the applying group/artist, as well as information for the  lead contact
  • Group/artist website
  • A one-page letter describing the group/artist’s work, why the applicant is a good fit to perform at the airport, and any relevant accomplishments and unique experiences
  • Up to 5 images that best represent the group/artist’s work
  • Up to three video files that best represents the group/artist’s work
  • Up to three URL links to third-party streaming sites (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) that best represent the group/artist’s work

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Derek Reese at dreese@pittsburghartscouncil.org. Please do not contact the Pittsburgh International Airport about this opportunity.