September Festival Focus Ends the Year with a BANG in KC, Pittsburgh and Michigan

Festival Focus 2022 
20th Kansas City Irish Fest
September 2 -4

Featuring: The Elders, Gaelic Storm, We Bajo 3, The Narrowbacks, Byrne & Kelly, Shane Hennessey, KCIF Mix Tape, Ashley Davis Band, Carswell & Hope, Seamus Kelleher, Aoife Scott, The Friel Sisters, Kian Burne, Eddie Delahunt, Bob Reeder, Ella Harp, Gerald Trimble & Jamboroque, Calvin Arsenia, Tullamore, KC St Andrew Pipe & Drum, Eileen Gannon & Eimear Arkins, Jump 2 3’s.

Fans can follow the fest on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Crown Center Square – Downtown Kansas City: A complete list of performers and other info can be found on-line at

31st Pittsburgh Irish Festival
September 9-11, 2022

Featuring: The Bow Tides, Dennis Doyle, Enda Reilly, The Friel Sisters, Gaelic Storm, RUNA, The Screaming Orphans, Bastard Bearded Irishmen, Donnie Irish, The Low Kings, Wild Geese Reunion Show, Dancers, Pipe Bands and so much more.

Pittsburgh Irish Festival will be held at Carrie Blast Furnaces National Historic Landmark. “We could not be more excited to present this year’s Festival at such a historic destination,” said Mairin Petrone, Pittsburgh Irish Festival Executive Director. “The venue will provide a unique atmosphere where the region’s only remaining non-operative blast furnaces will serve as the backdrop to the vibrancy of our annual Celtic Celebration.”

The Carrie Furnace Company began operations in 1884, was acquired by Andrew Carnegie in 1898, and then purchased by J.P. Morgan in 1901, who created the U.S. Steel Corporation. It is currently owned by Allegheny County and managed by Rivers of Steel.

For more information on the Pittsburgh Irish Festival, to see photos, and watch video highlights, please visit Visit Twitter: @pittsburghirish Instagram: @pghirishfest for info.  Fun for the entire family. 

21st Michigan Irish Music Festival
September 15 -18

MIMF returns for its 21st year at the beautiful Heritage Landing in downtown Muskegon, Michigan on the shores of Muskegon Lake. The festival kicks off with a pub party on Thursday. Multiple stages and over twenty bands are planned for the weekend, featuring traditional, rock, and contemporary Irish music from local, regional, and Ireland-based acts.

Scythian, Old Blind Dogs, The Elders, Aoife Scott, Shane Hennessy, The Alt, Kittel & Co., Rory Makem, The Tossers, Friel Sisters, RUNA, Connla, The Irish Music All Stars, Blachthorn, The Moxie Strings, Kennedy’s Kitchen, Enda Reilly Music, Ian Gould, Crossbow, Conklin Ceili Band, The Barley Saints, Black Muray, Toby Bresnahan Music, Uneven Ground Traditional Celtic Music, and still more to come.

Plus: Irish food at the Celtic Kitchen, wee ones’ activities, cultural workshops, dance stage, marketplace shopping, and craft beer/whiskey tastings. Thursday’s pub preview party is a great value at only $5, which features four bands on the pub stage.

Whiskey service will now be available at our three main bars and at an expanded craft beer area. MIMF will feature two cultural stages and the Irish Store and Marketplace return for great “shopportunities.” Wee Ones’ activities will be available, as well as a variety of food and Irish fare in our Celtic Kitchen. On Sunday, Catholic mass will be held at a new time, 11 a.m., and followed by a traditional Irish breakfast. For tickets and discounts (patrons save $5 p/ticket online vs. the gate price), visit  A four-day pass is also available online. Children aged 12 and under are free.

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