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Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Summer Concert Series

On the lawn
at the Mr. and Mrs. Ira Gordon Pavilion

4th thursday of every month
June 23 | July 25 | August 25
6 pm, free and open to the public


June23

Ben Hardt
Joel Lindsey & Boulevard of the Allies
Joy Ike


Ben Hardt

BEN HARDT [ben-hardt.com]

Pittsburgher Ben Hardt made his debut on the local scene in 2008 with his first self-titled independent project. The City Paper describes his sound as an “ unvarnished rock voice [with a] natural rough texture, with knots and cracks and ragged edges.” Rege Behe of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review says, “Ben Hardt has gone from being a fairly anonymous musician to one of the brightest, most promising talents in Pittsburgh.” Hardt sites Nat King Cole and Sting as notable influences on his music. He is currently in the studio working on a soon-to-be-released 3-album project.


Joy Ike

JOY IKE [joyike.com]

Joy Ike is a piano-based singer/songwriter out of Pittsburgh, PA. Her fans have compared her to artist such as Norah Jones, Fiona Apple, India Arie, and Laura Nyro. Her honest, bittersweet songwriting has earned her the title of Pittsburgh City Paper's "Best Solo Artist" for the third year in a row, the chance to open for a number of national touring acts, and the opportunity to play at last year's Lilith Fair. A recent write-up on NPR's All Things Considered says "The depth of subjects she tackles in her poetic lyrics are perfectly complemented by a unique blend of neo-soul, with just the right dash of pop…a truly compelling act to watch in person, with the ability to create an intimate setting in locations big and small."


Ben Hardt

JOEL LINDSEY [boulevardoftheallies.com]

British singer songwriter Joel Lindsey moved to the United States in 2007. Alongside Pittsburgh native and bassist James Kurasch, he has since formed the acoustic driven indie rock band “Boulevard of the Allies’. The dynamic pair has stormed Pennsylvania with their crossbred sound of British rock and American soul with a sound comparable to Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Free, and The Beatles. This year Joel Lindsey & Boulevard of the Allies will be playing the main stage of the Three Rivers Arts Festival.