Spirit’s 6th Annual Summer Recess

Sat. Sep 9, 2023 at 2:00pm - Sun. Sep 10, 2023 at 2:00am EDT
ALL AGES from 2PM-9PM / 21+ from 9PM-2AM
$5.00 - $20.00
ALL AGES from 2PM-9PM / 21+ from 9PM-2AM
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$5.00 - $20.00
ALL AGES from 2PM-9PM / 21+ from 9PM-2AM
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Spirit’s 6th Annual Summer Recess

SPIRIT's 6th Annual Summer Recess Festival

Summer Recess is our biggest and wildest party of the year. It’s an all-day all-night anything goes food & music festival starting outside at 2pm and moving inside for the afterparty at 9pm

Daytime festival goers can eat, shop, and mingle with a thoughtfully curated group of some of our favorite local vendors, plus interact with and support countless artists within the community. The Main Stage will return to 51st Street, in front of Spirit, featuring Atlanta-based garage punks Black Lips as the headlining act. New York-based DJs Coco and Breezy will finish out the event headlining the Hall stage after dark.

DAYTIME musical performances:
51ST STREET STAGE: Black Lips, Lys Scott, Livefromthecity, I4A, Truth and Rites, and Crumbsnatchers, hosted by Pissy
GARDEN STAGE: World 2, Fuck Yeah! Dinosaurs, The Burnrides, Sick At Work, Stone Throwers, and Tory Silver

AFTERPARTY musical performances:
SPIRIT LODGE: Snarling Dogs, Rave Ami, Winnie Black, Odno Okno, Wild Onion, and Century III
SPIRIT HALL: Coco and Breezy, Arie Cole, and DJ Formosa

As always, we’ll be hosting a brand new Spirit Walls mural curated by Sasha Primo and Brian Gonnella, featuring artwork by Joe Craft, Rosabel Rosalind, Sophia Pappas, Camden Yandel, Pedro Ibarra, and higu

Vendors this year will include food from Spirit Wood Fired Pizza, Caffe D' Amore, Pittsburgh Taco Boys, The Fat Butcher, Pure Grub, Piebird, Scratch & Co., and Sultan Doner Gyro, plus Streakers Vintage, Commonwealth Press, Matt Izzi, Shop Collarbone, Erica Mirella Tattoo, Maggie Negrete, BB's Ceramics, Ki the Barber, Paul Haggerty, Rosabel Rosalind, Sophia Pappas, Flipping Records, Millie’s Homemade Lawrenceville, Gari Shoyu Sando Co, Izzi Baits, La Mama Magia, Dave Watt, Max Wesoloski, ARK Metalsmith, Lizzee Solomon Studios, and Otto Fin.

Plus Bingo Bango salon in the Lodge all day hosted by Alex and Dhusty, massages by Smellis Ellis, Rock n Roll Haircuts by Carrie Battle, and nails by Paige from Evolve.

The daytime portion of the festival is free from 2-5pm / $5 after 5pm, ALL AGES, from 2pm-9pm.

The after party is indoors on both levels, with food available from Spirit’s kitchen and full bars on both floors: 21+, 9pm-2am.

A limited number of presale tickets to the after party will be sold for $10 / general admission/day-of tickets are $15All-day tickets can be purchased for access to the full day's events both inside and oustide. A limited number of presale all-day tickets will be sold for $15 / general admission/day-of tickets are $20 / 21+


Spirit’s Sixth Annual Summer Recess Food and Music Festival has been made possible with support from Deep Eddy, Lunazul, Heaven Hill, Vecenie Distributing Company, Troegs, Bell’s, Delta 9, Green Mountain Energy, Pittsburgh City Paper, WRCT 88.3FM, and Tryp Hotel.


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Spirit 242 51st Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201