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Manchester Craftsmen's Guild Concert Hall

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Address: 1815 Metropolitan St, Pittsburgh, PA 15233-2233
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If you haven't done an "MCG" performance you don't know what you are missing.

We have attended numerous jazz performances at MCG including longtime jazz greats as well as national newcomers. Each one has been special. The room is ideal with no bad view and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 April 2016
Marv R
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a big venue, so be prepared for a great seat anywhere you sit. The seats are dated (understandable). The venue is very warm and inviting. I would attend another show. It's convenient to drive to, and there is ample street parking.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We have attended numerous jazz performances at MCG including longtime jazz greats as well as national newcomers. Each one has been special. The room is ideal with no bad view and great sound and comfortable seats. Check out their season schedule. It is worth it.

Thank Marv R
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Visited here for the first time last week for the Jack DeJohnette/Savion Glover show. Thrilled to discover that there was free and ample parking. Don't be put off by the industrial vibe of the area--it appears quite safe and there are attendants to help point you toward parking. It would help if there was better signage to point you toward... More 

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Steubenville, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

I always enjoy live performances here. There is plenty of free parking nearby, no traffic in the evenings, no large crowds to fight entering and exiting the hall. It's a small amphitheater with good acoustics, lighting, seating, etc. Even some performers on stage have remarked about this being the perfect size venue for them and their art. I've always heard... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015

Marcus Miller in 3/13/15. Great sound, holds about 400. Not a bad seat I. the house, and we sat in THE last row (row N). EZ to get to, easier to leave. Parked on street (free). Will go back to see Gerald Albright.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2014 via mobile

He created the Manchester a guild and Bidwell Training Center to prove the value of investing in people and that poverty does nit define their potential. While there was nit a concert the night I visited this venue, it was a spectacular experience of visiting the art studies, gallery, eating the culinary art school food and listening to a jazz... More 

1 Thank creativecrew
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

The concert hall is a wonderful, small venue near downtown Pittsburgh to hear some very excellent jazz. Suggest checking their website to see the performers, many shows sell out quickly, order early. A car is a must,not easy to find this place it's in a commercial area; parking is readily available and free; no public transport near. The Guild always... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

A wonderful venue. You can actually SEE the performers as well as hear them. My only complaint is that they now sell subscription packages first and single tickets later, closer to the concert date. However, there are usually 2 shows and I have been able to get tickets, but I panic if I think I won't be able to get... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

We were privileged to see the Brecker Bros. reunion tour as well as the Scofield Hollow Body in back to back weekend visits to MCG. the early Brecker Bros. show had sold out. the acoustics are great here. Only about 400+ seats. Unlike other venues the patrons are respectful of the musicians and quiet during the shows. Lots of other... More 

2 Thank jaxon27
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

Primarily a jazz venue, the acoustics are perfect, there's only about 400 seats. All of the greats have played here. This small place has produced at least 4 Grammy winning jazz albums. And you are supporting a great school in the Manchester-Bidwell Training center. We've had season tickets for 15+ years!

2 Thank Peter V

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