Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society

Calliope is a nonprofit organization that promotes and preserves traditional and contemporary folk music.

Calliope presents concerts, operates the Calliope School of Folk Music, and conducts a free educational outreach program for kids ages K-12. We have free community jams and events, and our other concerts cost from $12-$38, with special student rates ranging from $10-$20. Our concerts feature both outstanding local bands and national acts. Calliope's concerts are regularly featured as best picks an

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We’re so excited to present Harry Manx on Saturday, May 4! Tickets are still available, see our website for details.


Tickets are still available! See our website for details.


We’re excited to announce another workshop from Ruthanne E. Ankney! Registration closes on April 21 at 1:00. See the link in our bio for more details.


Tickets are still available, and the show is coming up quick! See our website for details.


Check out our upcoming classes!🎶


There’s still tickets available for the Caña Dulce y Caña Brava show in April. Check out the link in our bio before they’re gone!


Keep an eye on our website for any returned tickets.


A new concert has been added to our lineup! The Seldom Scene will be performing at Carnegie Lecture Hall on Saturday, April 6. See the link in our bio for full details and ticket information.


Just in time for the winter weather! Our Winter Songwriting Workshop with Ruthanne E. Ankney is still open for registration. See the link in our bio for full details❄️🎶✍️


It’s not too late to register for classes! Check out the link in our bio for the full schedule and registration details.


Another great show sold out! If we receive any returned tickets, they will be available for purchase on our website.


A very cool opportunity.

See the link in bio or visit our website for details:


We're thrilled to bring The Turpentiners to The Roots Cellar on Thursday, December 7 at 7 pm!

Come check out this much-loved 5-piece acoustic group who plays a mix of traditional American music ranging from gut-bucket blues to good-time country and rural swing.

This will surely be a good time! Tickets on sale now at the link in bio or on our website at


Join us online via Zoom on November 5 for an Autumn Song Workshop from 4:30 - 6:30.

This is a kick-off to a series of "The Wheel of the Year" song and music Zoom workshops with Ruthanne E. Ankeny!

Celebrate Autumn in all her glory with beautiful traditional songs and music. Ruthanne will lead songs for the Autumn Season, Harvest, and Samhain. This is a great chance to learn songs associated with Autumn Folklore in a super friendly and fun atmosphere.

Registration and more info can be found at the link in bio or at 🍁


We’d love for you to join us at City Winery Pittsburgh to enjoy the music of Kongero!


The next concert in our series features two of our favorite singer songwriters: Lucy Wainwright Roche and Suzzy Roche! Join us on Saturday, November 4 at 6:30 pm for an incredible evening of music at .

Find tickets at the link in bio or on our website at


We're thrilled to announce that we will be presenting one of our favorite bands, Smokestack Lighting, on Thursday, October 26th, at The Roots Cellar! 7pm. This will be a fundraiser for Calliope and will certainly be a good time.

We couldn't be more excited about returning to The Marshall Building (the yellow mansion on the corner of Fifth and Shady Aves in Shadyside). Many of you know we've presented music in that space for years, so we're quite excited for this special concert.

Please visit the link in bio or go to our website for more information and for tickets.

Hope to see you there!


The first show of our 2023-2024 season is just around the corner! Join us on October 7 at 6:30 pm for the always remarkable country blues duo Paul Rishell & Annie Raines!

Tickets are on sale at the link in our bio or by visiting our website at

See you soon!

School of Folk Music 09/22/2023

The Calliope School of Folk Music will be starting fall classes soon! We have some great offerings in a new location at Wi******er Thurston School in Shadyside. 🎻🪕

Check the link in bio for more info or visit our website at

Classes start the week of October 9th.

School of Folk Music Calliope School of Folk Music Since its founding in 1990, the Calliope School of Folk Music has provided thousands of students with the opportunity to explore the rich folk heritage available to them in western Pennsylvania. The Calliope School is one of few schools in the region to offer courses in...


If you've been to before, you know how cool it is, and if you haven't, this weekend's your chance to check it out!

We have some wonderful artists playing music this afternoon.

Here is the lineup:

1-1:45 Brent Malin
2-2:45 Chuck Wiedrich
3-3:45 David Hipchen
4-4:45 Fern Hollow Bluegrass Band

There are plenty of great things happening at the Fair all weekend long, so please come by!


From our friends: Chamber Music Pittsburgh:
Tickets are on sale for the MainStage Live Series at the Award-Winning Pittsburgh Playhouse of Point Park University. CMP welcomes some of the world’s top chamber musicians: Brandon Patrick George and Aaron Diehl playing Songs of Black America, Jerusalem Quartet, Grammy winning Kronos Quartet, Junction Trio, SPA Trio, and Ying Quartet with double bassist and composer Xavier Foley.

By purchasing a subscription, you get 20% off six breathtaking concerts, free digital recordings to all performances, $5 off additional single tickets purchased during the season, and help to support our mission to bring the world’s finest chamber musicians to Pittsburgh. If you prefer to curate your experience by attending a selection of performances, single tickets are on sale now. We hope to see you at a concert! Visit for more information on programs, artists, and to purchase tickets.” 

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We'll be rounding out our summer series at Schenley Plaza on Thursday, September 14 with the wonderful at 7pm! These concerts really have been so much fun, and we're looking forward to one more great evening of music under the tent before summer turns to fall.

As with all of these shows, no tickets are necessary, but we'll collect tips for the artists both online and at the concert.

These concerts are presented in partnership with .

Cash bar provided by .

See you there! 🎶☀️


All kinds of good music ahead! Our 23-24 season starts in October. Check out the great lineup via the link in bio and/or on our website. Tickets and subscriptions are on sale now!

Presented in partnership with .


Our next concert for our summer series is just around the corner! Come spend the evening with us next Thursday, August 10 under the tent at Shenley Plaza and enjoy some great music by Mon Krewe, Pittsburgh's own source for traditional Cajun music, straight from the bayous of Louisiana.

The music starts at 7 pm.

As with all of our summer shows, no tickets are needed. We'll collect tips for the artists both online and at the show. Suggested tip $15, but any amount is welcome.

Cash bar provided by .

Concert presented in coordination with .

See you there! ☀️🎶

Photos from Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society's post 07/14/2023

July 27th is the new date for the Steve Ludwig & The Casual Hobos concert under the tent at Schenley Plaza! We're so excited for this show, and we hope to see you there! 7 PM. ☀️🌿🎶

As with all three Calliope Summer Series concerts, no tickets are necessary. We will collect tips for the artists both at the concert and online. (Sugg. $15).

Cash bar provided by .

These concerts are presented in partnership with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.

More Info at the link in bio/on our website.


In an effort to keep everyone safe, we've postponed tonight's concert. The new date will be announced shortly!


Our summer series at Schenley Plaza is soon to begin! Come hang out with us and Steve Ludwig and The Casual Hobos () under the tent at Schenley Plaza on Thursday, July 13 at 7 pm for some great traditional bluegrass! These concerts have been so much fun, and we're really looking forward to another round of great outdoor music this season!

Check out the link in bio or on our website for more information.

These concerts are presented in partnership with .

Cash bar provided by .

No tickets necessary, but we will be collecting tips for the artists both online and in-person. Suggested tip is $15, but any amount is welcome.

See you there! ☀️🎶

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