Looking across the river at The Point and downtown Pittsburgh at night

Are you ready to attend this year’s Pittsburgh Jazz Fest? This is the 4th annual Pittsburgh Jazz Live International Festival. It is being held on June 20-22, 2014 in the heart of Pittsburgh, PA. The downtown cultural district is one of the best places to visit as there are multiple Pittsburgh cultural district hotels where you can stay. If you are planning to attend the Pittsburgh Jazz Fest, here is a basic guide to help you plan your fun trip.


The admission to the Pittsburgh Jazz Fest is free. For three days you can enjoy the jazz-influenced musical performances around the country. This event attracts more than 20,000 people to attend from all around the United States.


This is one of the most impressive lineups seen at the Pittsburgh Jazz Fest. One of the oldest salsa bands in the world, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico is attending the event. Here is a list of the other performers planning to attend:

Showcase Noir

For another exciting event to enjoy, plan on spending time at showcase noir. You can view a number of works of arts from the finest African American artists around. It is free and open to the public for enjoyment. You can view several different works of art including fine jewelry designers, sculptors, watercolor artists, and potters.

Getting Around

There are a number of ways to get around the festival. Some people enjoy walking to the different areas while others will use some of the public transportation. Renting a car is another way to get around the area to attend the various events. If you choose to drive, allow extra time to get around as it can be crowded and certain streets and sections are blocked off to allow the traffic to flow correctly.


To enjoy the three days celebration of the jazz festival, you need a great place to stay. The Pittsburgh cultural district suites offer some of the best options for fans to enjoy. You will be in the heart of the festival where it’s easy to walk to the different performances and enjoy some of the best eating around. Book your room soon as the rooms are already filling up at several hotels.

A stay at the DoubleTree Downtown by Hilton places you in the center of all the Jazz Fest activities. Located closely to Pittsburgh’s cultural district, guests can enjoy the luxury of taking a quick walk or using the hotel’s shuttle service to catch all the jazz performances. Call 412.281.5800 today and plan your cultural district suite accommodations at the DoubleTree Downtown.