Frequently Asked Questions

Your Pride on the Shore Questions Answered

If I’m interested in performing, what is the process?

Thank you for your interest in being a part of Pride on the Shore 2023. Please email for any and all talent submissions. A member of our team will get back to you ASAP.

Where is your pride parade?

The Pittsburgh Pride Parade is run by a separate organization. Check out QBURGH for up-to-date information regarding other events happening throughout Pride month.

Where can I buy tickets?

You can purchase tickets HERE in advance, or at the Main box office prior to Pride on the Shore. All tickets are subject to availability.

Where is the Box Office location and hours?

400 North Shore Drive Pittsburgh PA 15212 – 412-229-5483

If I lose something at the festival, where can I pick it up after?

Any lost items can be found at the Stage AE box office.

Can I exit and re-enter the festival?

All events at Stage AE have a “no re-entry” policy, which means once you enter, you cannot leave and re-enter. There are food and beverages available on-site, as well as an ATM.

What items are not permitted inside the festival?

For the safety of both concert patrons and our staff, we do not allow the following items:

  • Blankets or tarps
  • Strollers
  • iPads, laptops or tablets
  • Food or beverage
  • Selfie sticks, monopods or tripods
  • Bottles, flasks or cans
  • Coolers
  • Lawn chairs and cushions
  • Umbrellas (we recommend bringing a poncho)
  • Hula Hoops
  • GoPros
  • Recording devices, professional cameras, removable lenses and external lighting
  • Fireworks or flammable items/liquids
  • Aerosol sunscreen (lotion is permitted)
  • Candles
  • Laser pointers
  • Incendiary devices
  • Inline skates
  • Skateboards
  • Bicycles
  • Pets
  • Helmets
  • Bags or backpacks (please refer to our bag policy)
  • Carabiners
  • Any form of weapon, including knives, mace or pepper spray
  • Chains and wallet chains
  • Anything with spikes/studs on them (shoes, bracelets, rings, clothing, etc.)
  • Battery operated glow sticks, glow balls or ropes
  • Unlabeled medication or illegal drugs
  • Signs, flyers and totems
  • Confetti, streamers, glitter or balloons
  • Drones
  • Sticks, poles or sports equipment
  • Wrapped items or gifts
  • Inflatables
  • Masks (excluding those worn for protection against COVID-19)
  • Fidget spinners, Yo-yos or hacky sacks
  • Whistles, horns or noisemakers
  • Handbills or flyers
  • Stickers, markers, or paint
  • Aerosol cans

Some prohibited items can be requested by artists performing at the venue. Please contact us the day of the event you are attending if you have any questions about items you can bring to the venue. Prohibited items must be returned to your vehicle or discarded. Prohibited items will not be kept or stored on venue property. Anything placed outside of our gates or fence will be discarded or removed by authorities.
Stage AE reserves the right to deny drugs that are unlabeled, unidentifiable, in large quantities or for reasons otherwise cited by security/management.

Is there an ATM on the grounds?

Yes, there is an ATM located inside Stage AE.

Are there rules about taking photos?

The camera policy is set by the artist. Generally, we prohibit professional cameras, recording devices, or external flash/lighting. Many artists will allow you to bring a disposable or small digital camera. If you have a question about the camera policy for a specific show, please contact us.

Can I bring my dog/cat/turtle/bird?

Sorry, no animals outside of service animals are permitted on the grounds.

Do you have any hotel recommendations?

We work with various Pittsburgh city hotels and recommend booking rooms early. HERE are our partner’s offers.

How old do you have to be to attend Pride on the Shore?

Yes. Patrons three years or older need a ticket to attend. Due to the nature of our event, we do not recommend brining small children, but if you do, please bring adequate ear protection.

Can I bring in my backpack?

In order to ensure the safety of our patrons and to increase the efficiency of our entry procedure, Stage AE has implemented a bag policy to mirror the bag policy of the NFL. Only bags within 4.5 ”x 6.5” x 3” will be allowed into the venue for events. We will also allow one gallon or smaller clear plastic bags sized at or under 12”x12”x6”. e.g., Ziploc, NFL branded entry bags. Large bags such as (but not limited to) backpacks, purses, drawstring bags, totes and carry-alls will not be allowed into the venue. As before, the contents of any bag allowed onto the premises will be inspected for prohibited items. Any prohibited items or bags must be taken back to your vehicle or disposed of. Stage AE or any affiliate of will not be responsible for securing your personal items. Anything placed outside of our gates or fence will be discarded or removed by authorities.

Will there be ASL interpreters at Pride on the Shore?

For special requests, please contact our box office at 412-229-5483.

Where is Pride on the Shore located?

Pride on the Shore is located at PromoWest North Shore Stage AE – 400 North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15212

What is the Covid / Vaccination Policy?

The safety of our patrons is our number one concern. For this event, you are required to provide full proof of vaccination of a negative test within 72 hours to enter the venue. Additional information can be found HERE.