Upstreet Pittsfield’s award-winning street festival, 3rd Thursdays, returns, celebrating its tenth season, on Thursday, September 15 with the 6th annual Elizabeth Freeman Center Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. The largest free outdoor event series in the Berkshires, 3rd Thursdays are family friendly and open to all. North Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from West Street to Linden Street and will be filled with music, performance, food and community activities.
Pre-registration is encouraged here: www.elizabethfreemancenter.org/wam.The entire half mile of 3rd Thursday will once again be smoke-free.
Sister City Jazz Ambassadors featuring Andy Kelly, John Kelly, Jon Haddad and Charlie Tokarz will be rocking the main stage at Persip Park from 5-6:30pm. Rock On! will take the main stage at 6:30pm.
The performances continue inside with Barrington Stage’s return of American Sonat the Boyd Quinson Mainstage and a preview of Love Letters at the Blatt Center. And, head over to Mission (no cover) and check out the Picky B’s, a collective gathering of rotating local folk, rock and Americana musicians.
3rd Thursdays season sponsors include Berkshire Gas, Berkshire Health Systems, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
3rd Thursdays is organized by the City of Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development. For more information on 3rd Thursdays please visit discoverpittsfield.com/3rdthursdays, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413-499-9348. 3rd Thursdays are held 5pm-8pm, rain or shine, and there is plenty of free parking throughout downtown’s Upstreet Cultural District.