Last Updated on July 31, 2019 by Jeremy
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Vine Rewind is a newer music festival in Pittsburgh's Strip District that combines all of our favorite things into one- live music, food trucks, art, and wine!
So if you are in the mood for getting out into the summer sun next July for some wine and music, this one is for you!
Live Music and Wine at Vine Rewind
On the surface, Vine Rewind follows a pretty typical music festival mold. The event offers three stages (two outside, and one acoustic stage inside), a small food truck rally, an exhibit area for local artists, and many libations including spirit samples, beer, and, naturally, wine from Pittsburgh winery.
When it is all said and done the festival offers about two days worth of live music, running about eight hours each day, making it a good option for those who want to visit for a few bands (those like us) or others who want to make a day out of live music as well.
What I liked most about this one was just how large the art exhibits and food truck rallies spots were. During our last visit there were several dozen artisans selling their wares, such that you could spend a fair bit of time perusing all the stalls. By the time we were finished, new bands were out on stage playing such that we made our way back to listen to a new style of music.
The same is true with the food truck area and the acoustic as well (definitely don't miss the acoustic stage). Go enjoy them for a while, and odds are good you'll return back to the stages with a completely new batch of musicians and a need to fill up with some more wine to tie it all together. I'll take that as a great setup for a music festival any day.
Vine Rewind is Free, But a Cover for Drinks
While we can always appreciate free events, especially music festivals, it is worth noting that Vine Rewind has an interesting structure. This one is free to attend, but if you wish to purchase a glass of wine, beer, or try a sample from libations vendors, you'll need to purchase a 21+ wristband for $5 from a separate tent.
We quite happily did so as the fee goes to pay the bands, but as this fee is not listed on the Vine Rewind event page it may be a bit of a surprise for those who aren't prepared, which is why we are highlighting it. (A pour of wine ranged from $6-$9 during our visit pending varietal).
Likewise, it is also important to note that many of the vendors (21+ wristband station, Pittsburgh Winery, and more) only accept cash for purchases at the festival. A few artists and food trucks accepted credit card, but this is most certainly one to come with cold hard cash in your wallet.
Overall, Vine Rewind is a pretty fun event in the Strip District offering up several dozen live musicians, art gatherings, food trucks, and of course, wine! It is on the smaller end of music festivals that we've visited for this site but offers a pretty intimate ambiance for those who want to hear live music on a hot summer day.
The wine is just an added perk.
Vine Rewind is hosted by (and in front of) Pittsburgh Winery in the Strip District each July. We parked at The Hub at 3 Crossings parking garage when attending this one and walked right over in just a few minutes.