Food, fun and live music return to North Shore in free event

PITTSBURGH – Heinz Field is gearing up for their 16th annual Fourth of July Celebration, presented by Miller Lite, along the North Shore. ACM award winners The Cadillac Three headline the 2017 celebration outside of Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers and University of Pittsburgh Panthers Football Team.

Fans are encouraged to celebrate at Heinz Field when gates open at 2 p.m. on July 4, admission is free. The yearly event has continued to grow in size since its start in 2001, becoming one of the top holiday celebrations in the city of Pittsburgh. Free entry provides Pittsburgh residents and those of surrounding communities a fun, safe and wallet-friendly way to enjoy family, friends and fireworks.

The Pennsylvania National Guard 28th Division Band Quartet will perform the National Anthem at the Fourth of July Celebration. Throughout the day, fans will also hear the electric performance of the Pittsburgh Steeline Drumline and get to meet Steely McBeam when he is on site meeting and greeting fans. Elements of the Steelers Experience will be set up and the FedEx Great Hall will be open, featuring Steelers Memorabilia and the Hall of Fame Lockers.

In addition to food, games and family fun, there will be activities on Art Rooney Avenue, numerous display tents and an evening highlighted by live music starting at 5 p.m.

Pittsburgh’s own Tim Litvin will start the free concert series before introducing local-favorite The Stickers. The Cadillac Three will end the show after they take the stage around 8 p.m.

The night’s fireworks display will take place right on the river outside of Heinz Field starting at approximately at 9:35 p.m. The Heinz Field Fourth of July Celebration will not end until the fireworks show has concluded.