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Easton Corbin

Friday, August 4th8:00 pm

With two No. 1 singles, multiple awards and nominations, plus performances on some of the biggest stages in the world, Mercury Nashville’s Easton Corbin has made a lasting impression on the country music landscape. He is lauded for his traditional country sound, authentic lyrics and mastery of understatement. American Songwriter says, “Easton Corbin has one of those rare, glorious voices that was made—just made—for singing country music.” His self-titled debut album released in 2010 and spawned back-to-back hits “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It;” making him the first country male artist in 17 years to have his first two consecutive singles reach No. 1.  In 2012 the Gilchrist County Florida native released his sophomore album, All Over The Road, which included the Top 5 hits “Lovin’ You Is Fun” and “All Over The Road.”  Corbin set a career-best debut on Country Airplay with his top 5 hit single, “Baby Be My Love Song,” from his No. 1 debuting album About To Get Real.  His latest single, “Are You With Me,” was most added song at country radio the day it was released.  “Are You With Me” first appeared on All Over The Road and was such a special song to Corbin he carried it over to About To Get Real in hopes it would be a radio single. Corbin spent 2016 on one of the biggest tours in country music -Carrie Underwood’s The Storyteller Tour. Corbin will release his new single, “A Girl Like You,” from his upcoming fourth studio album on January 30.

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Smash Mouth

Saturday, August 5th8:00 pm

A look back to Smash Mouth’s formative years shows us a band determined to make an impact from the get go. Formed in late 1994, the band immediately begins recording demos and showcasing in both San Jose and Hollywood CA. In June 1997, Smash Mouth is signed to Interscope Records when label brass catch wind of an unknown (and unsigned) band being ADDED to highly-influential L.A. radio station KROQ’s playlist after only one (!) spin of their song “Walkin’ on the Sun”. Smash Mouth’s major-label debut “Fush Yu Mang” goes more than DOUBLE PLATINUM and sets the table for what most consider their masterpiece, the brilliant follow-up album “Astrolounge”. No sophomore slump for these guys. Boasting three top-ten hits (“All-Star,” “Then the Morning Comes,” and “Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby,”) sales for “Astrolounge” are nearly double those for their debut, approaching QUADRUPLE PLATINUM status. Smash Mouth’s third eponymous Interscope release features the ecstatic first single “Pacific Coast Party” and the smash hit “I’m a Believer”. Around this time, Smash Mouth crosses over to the film world by providing the musical heart of the soundtrack for “Shrek” and even making a cameo appearance in the movie “Rat Race”. In recent years, Smash Mouth has focused on touring and entertaining troops in Japan, Guam, Guantanamo Bay, Afganistan, and Iraq.

So get ready for a “MAGIC”-al year! We all know Smash Mouth is the ultimate summertime party band…And with jumpin’ songs like “Magic,” “Flippin’ Out,” and “The Game,” Smash Mouth’s new CD “MAGIC” is the perfect soundtrack for your year ’round fun in the sun baby.

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River Activities

Jet Ski Freestyle Stunt Shows

Allegheny RiverAugust 4-6

The jet ski freestyle events will dazzle spectators with “on the water” acrobatic displays as the synchronized freestyle performers do freestyle tricks both above and below the surface of the water such as; Flips, Monkey jumps, submarines, 180’s, barrel rolls, 360’s, Fire hose fountains of water, technical figure skating type tricks, etc. The Jetovator has the capability of flying up to 30 feet in the air and diving down 10 feet below the water. It will fly at speeds of up to 25 mph and perform aerial stunts such as barrel rolls and back flips!

United States Formula 1 Powerboat Racing

Allegheny RiverAugust 4, 6Various Times

The 1982 Pittsburgh Regatta was the first racing venue in the United States for Formula One Power Boats, when British driver Roger Jenkins out dueled Italian legend Renato Molinari for the first ever Three Rivers Regatta Trophy. Formula One boats will race again on the Allegheny River in the most exciting race series on water. Drivers from three different countries and two different continents are expected to compete on the always challenging circuit laid out on the fast and tricky course.

F-Lights Powerboat Racing

Allegheny RiverAugust 4, 6Various Times

Formula Lights are a smaller version of the Formula One class in appearance and handling characteristics. The Formula Light boats are shorter in length at approximately 13 feet in length with smaller 75 horsepower engines. These race crafts are able to turn with the same agility as their larger cousins, and operate with a top speed of over 75MPH. Formula Lights are considered an entry level tunnel boat class to many and draw the biggest field of boats at their events in the outboard category. Some of the greatest world champion F1 tunnel boat drivers began, and honed, their racing skills in the Formula Lights class.

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PITT OHIO Lighted Boat Parade

Allegheny RiverSaturday, August 59:30 pm

The PITT OHIO Lighted Boat Parade invites the local boating community to decorate their boats to add sparkle and shine to the rivers. Boats will decorated to fit the theme of Pittsburgh Icons.  From Andy Warhol to Mr. Rogers, Heinz Ketchup to Primanti Bros.’ sandwiches, the rivers will shine light on some Pittsburgh favorites! A panel of judges will be positioned on the Pier on the North Shore to help select the best boat in three categories: best decorations, most lights and crowd favorite. The winner of the best decorated boat will receive $1,000 for a charity of his or her choice. The winners for most lights and crowd favorite will receive $500 for a charity of their choice.

To learn more and register your boat, click here.

ALCOSAN 3 Rivers Proud Anything That Floats Race

Allegheny RiverSunday, August 62 pm

Think you can build a boat that floats? Here’s your chance to sink or set sail! Back by popular demand, the ALCOSAN 3 Rivers Proud Anything That Floats Race will capture the imagination of anyone who ever tried to build a boat (with household items). Spectators will eagerly watch as contestants raise hope as they attempt to keep their boats afloat. While the race is all in good fun, it’s for a good cause, too. The teams that win fastest vessel, “greenest” vessel and most creative boat design will receive up to $2,500 for a charity of their choice. There will also be an honorable mention award to the fastest sinker.

Click here to download an application form.

Point State Park

EQT Regatta Wheel of Lights

Wheel of Lights

Point State ParkAugust 4-612 - 10:30 pm

The giant Gondola Ferris Wheel, known as the “Wheel of Lights” has the latest in LED lighting technology with more than 12 different patterns and stands 90 feet tall with 16 multi-passenger carriages. The original Ferris Wheel was designed and constructed by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., on the North Side of Pittsburgh. With a height of 264 ft, it was the largest attraction at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, where it opened to the public on June 21, 1893. It was intended to rival the 1,063 ft. Eiffel Tower, the centerpiece of the 1889 Paris Exposition. In 1893, ticket holders paid 50 cents for the thrill of riding this new wonder. Today, that would cost you a staggering $90. This year’s “Wheel of Lights” admission will be $5.

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Sandsational Sand Sculpture Supported by the Colcom Foundation

Point State ParkAugust 4-6

Sandsational Sand Sculpting returns to make another spectacular artwork in sand. It is the seventh straight year they have created the signature exhibit for the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta. Made of 150 tons of sand, this year’s theme will be inspired by our 40th anniversary. Viewers can watch it all take shape beginning Monday, July 24th in Point State Park. Visitors are encouraged to stop by and watch the creative process unfold.

Red Bull Air Force Skydive

Multiple LocationsAugust 4-6

The team. The adrenaline. The insanity. The vibe. The Red Bull Air Force is one of the most elite skydive teams on the planet! These aerial athletes have countless skydives, wingsuit flights, and B.A.S.E. jumps under their belts – and now, they will make their landing at Three Rivers Regatta!

EQT Power Your Future

Point State ParkAugust 4-612 - 9 pm

EQT’s Power Your Future exhibit on wheels features 11 different educational stations designed to gauge student’s abilities and interests in science and technology. Using game-based software, this self-guided interactive exhibit on wheels educates students on the exploration, extraction and use of natural gas, as well as career opportunities available in their home states. At the end of their exhibit experience, students will be shown careers based on their interests and abilities.

EQT Regatta Bike Valet

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Bike Valet

Outside of Point State ParkAugust 4-612 - 10 pm

Park your bicycle at the Children’s Hospital Bike Valet for free, so you can enjoy all the great Regatta activities. In addition to the valet, you can ride by for a Bike Safety Check presented by EQT. Bike PGH staff will inspect your ride – checking tires, brakes, chains, etc. to ensure you have the smoothest ride possible. Plus, you can pick up a bike map with the latest and greatest routes.

EQT Regatta Kids Zone

Kids Zone Supported by the Colcom Foundation

Point State ParkAugust 4-612 - 9 pm

This year’s Kids Zone features: the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh with Noodle Boat races & make your own “Wave Bottles”; the Kohl’s Hard Head Helmet Program at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC with helmet fittings and activities; Face Painting with Face Paint Pittsburgh; add a personal touch to the Regatta Mural; Venture Outdoors geocaching and make your own fish craft; plus much more! Click here to see the full list of Kids Zone activities.

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AAA Travel to the Beach Kids Korner

Point State Park (Monongahela River side)August 4-6

AAA will once again be putting the beach within reach at the AAA Travel to the Beach Kids Korner! The temporary seashore will be located along the Monongahela River side of the Point State Park river walk, and features beach toys. This beachfront oasis is the perfect place for kids to build sandcastles, while parents chill out and take a leisurely beach break.

Rachael Ray Nutrish Frisbee Dogs

Point State ParkAugust 4-6Various Times

The Rachael Ray Nutrish Frisbee Dog shows are performed by the “K9 Crew Trick Dog Show.”  This is the ultimate high-energy canine thrill show, led by the husband and wife team of Tony & Sarah Hoard. Beginning in 2005 with just three performers, the “K9 Crew” has grown into having five full time performing canines.  These high-flying canine Frisbee athletes perform trick after trick in their various shows set to upbeat music.

Rite Aid DreamShip

Point State Park, August 5Highmark Stadium, August 4 & 6

Brought to you by the Rite Aid Foundation, KidCents and Folds of Honor, the DreamShip is a giant, fully functional hot air balloon that symbolizes the hopes and dreams of military kids. The fabric of the balloon features 130 illustrations by children of fallen or wounded soldiers—and Folds of Honor scholarship recipients—showcasing what they want to be when they grow up. Every time the DreamShip takes flight, it’s literally lifting the dreams of these brave kids. DreamShip is traveling the country lifting up the dreams of children helped by Folds of Honor, while serving as a constant symbol of our commitment to honor the nation’s fallen and disabled service members and their families.

Fireworks

"Regatta Thunder" Fireworks Display

Confluence of the RiversSunday, August 69:30 pm

StarFire Corporation returns to the ‘burgh after producing an incredible 4th of July fireworks display for the city.  Delivering yet another exciting display, “Regatta Thunder” will be the icing on the cake to end the Regatta’s 40th anniversary celebration.

Clemente Bridge

Regatta Marketplace

Clemente BridgeAugust 4-612 - 10 pm

The Regatta Marketplace features unique, handmade wares from local artisans, like carefully-crafted jewelry, homemade candles, and framed photographs of the Pittsburgh skyline. Take a stroll down the Clemente Bridge to meet these creative crafters, shop their mobile stores, and grab a bite from our food vendors!

North Shore Riverwalk

Red Bull Flugtag

North Shore Great LawnSaturday, August 511 am - 4 pm (Gates Open at 10 am)

Red Bull Flugtag challenges the brave and brainy to design, build and pilot home-made flying machines off a 22-foot high flight deck in hopes of soaring into the wild blue yonder… or more often, plunging into the waters below. Flugtag, which means “flying day” in German, pushes the envelope of human-powered flight, but competitors need more than airtime to reach the podium. Teams are judged on three criteria: flight distance, creativity of the craft, and showmanship. Learn more at www.redbullflugtag.com.

Red Bull Flugtag Craft Hangar

Art Rooney AveAugust 4, 5

Get on board with all the wanna-be pilots along with their super creative homemade flying crafts at the Red Bull Flugtag Open Hangar on Saturday, August 5! Located on Art Rooney Way across from the flight deck when doors open at 10AM, 38 teams will be aplenty in full costumes and with all the feels. Take pictures, shake hands or wish them well on their journey over the waters of Pittsburgh during the first ever Red Bull Flugtag in Pittsburgh! 

BMX Stunt Shows

North Shore RiverwalkSunday, August 6Various Times

The National Guard ‘A Games’ tour features high flying BMX riders in an adrenaline packed performance! This one of a kind of show not only entertains but provides an educational message throughout including a segment focusing on the Guard’s core values: Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Personal Courage, Honor, Integrity and Loyalty.