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Sun 8/4 – See the band Guster perform for free at Hartwood Acres

From Sampsonia Way to Hartwood Acres, Pittsburgh gets another chance to see Guster perform for free

The Band Guster will be performing a free concert at Hartwood Acres on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Thanks to the Trib for reminding us about Guster’s last free concert in Pittsburgh. You can watch the Guster Dumpster set below.

Guster originated in Boston in the 90s, when the band members met as freshmen at Tufts. The band has released 8 albums over the years. The most recent album ‘Look Alive’ debuted in January and was recorded at a vintage keyboard museum in Canada.

After four years, Guster is back with a new album, 'Look Alive,' a nine-song collection complete with synth-heavy anecdotes and delicate impressionism. Hear the title song on World Cafe.

Posted by NPR Music on Saturday, January 26, 2019

See Guster at Hartwood Acres

Guster will perform at Hartwood Acres this Sunday, August 4, 2019.

  • Guster with Meeting of Important People
  • Location: Hartwood Acres Park
  • Date: Sunday, August 4, 2109
  • Time: 7:30 – 10:30 pm
  • Facebook Event

Know before you go: Hartwood Acres Concert Series

  • Go early and allow time for traffic. While Hartwood Acres is a beautiful park that is part of the Allegheny County Parks system, there are not many roads to get to the Hartwood Acres.
  • Parking is free.
  • Bathroom situation: Hartwood has an outdoor amphitheater. There are lots of port-a-potties.
  • Food: Pack a picnic or visit one of the food trucks. Keep an eye on the Allegheny County Parks Facebook page for a list of food trucks.
Hartwood Acres Amphitheater
Getting there
4000 Middle Rd, Allison Park, PA 15101, USA
Opening Hours
Mon-Sun 8am–8pm
More Info

The Guster Dumpster Set

So back in 2016, the band Guster got stuck in Pittsburgh during a snowstorm and ended up playing a set in front of a dumpster on Sampsonia Way on the Northside.

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That was awesome PGH! #DumpsterSet

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Dumpster set. Pittsburgh.

Posted by Guster on Saturday, January 23, 2016

Guster duet with Mayor Peduto at the 2016 Arts Festival

Guster then came back to Pittsburgh for the Three Rivers Arts Festival in 2016 and performed a song about getting stuck in Pittsburgh during a snow storm. Mayor Peduto joined Guster on the stage for the song about snowstorms, alleys, and dumpsters.