Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead

Aaron Ong

If you are looking for a music venue in Pittsburgh that is rich in history, you don’t have to look much further than the Carnegie Library Music Hall, which sits proudly in Homestead on the outskirts of the Waterfront. The hall opened in 1898, built as part of the Carnegie Library of Homestead, and has been open since then, playing host to a whole range of singers, bands, orchestras, plays, dances, rallies, and even weddings! Nowadays though, performances are usually restricted to Pop and Folk singers, Indie bands, and the occasional Classical performance.

Looking inside the hall itself, it’s no wonder the venue has been such a popular place for musicians and other performers to ply their trade. The hall, which can seat up to 1000 people when packed, has a beautiful grandeur about it, giving audience members a very warm and traditional feel. Add to that the excellent acoustics, and you have everything you could ever want in a performance venue. Designed to house performances long before the age of microphones, the hall projects sound without much need for amplification, which speaks volumes about the genius of its designers.

Upcoming attractions at the Carnegie Library Music Hall include Joe Jackson and Colbie Caillat, who will both be performing in mid-April, and KT Turnstall who will be coming by in mid-May. Of course, if you ever need another reason to head down there for a concert, just remember that checking out the Carnegie Library Music Hall will definitely be a spectacle in itself.

Do make it a point to check out the Carnegie Library Music Hall web page to check out when your favorite acts are making an appearance there. Tickets for performances are available on Ticketmaster.