Allegheny County parks concerts include Grammy winners
Allegheny County parks will once again play host to a variety of musical acts this summer from Grammy winners to local institutions to annual festivals.
The schedule for the 2013 Summer Concert Series, which takes place at Hartwood Acres and South Park, was announced Monday.
Hartwood will host three Grammy winners — bluegrass fiddler Sarah Watkins (June 30); jazz quartet The Yellowjackets, and rock/R&B singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones (Aug. 25).
Headliners at the South Park amphitheater include reggae legends The Wailers (June 21), Jamaican jazz artist Monty Alexander (June 28) and '70s pop star David Cassidy (July 12).
All the performances are free and open to the public, except the Pittsburgh Blues Festival, July 19 to 21, and the Allegheny County Music Festival on Sept. 1, both at Hartwood Acres. Headliners for the Blues Festival include Big Sam's Funky Nation and the Slide Brothers, Los Lonely Boys, Tab Benoit and J.D. McPherson. Online ticket sales for the Blues Festival begin May 15 at www.pghblues.com. Rusted Root will headline the Allegheny County Music Festival, at which a $20 per car donation is requested.
The concerts start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
June 2: Pittsburgh Opera
June 9: Bob Mould
June 16: Father's Day car cruise featuring The Vogues
June 23: Langhorne Slim & The Law
June 30: Sarah Watkins
July 7: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m.
July 14: Great Big Sea
July 19-21: Pittsburgh Blues Festival, times vary
July 28: Joy Ike with Johnny MillerAug. 4: The Yellowjackets
Aug. 11: Galactic
Aug. 18: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Aug. 25: Rickie Lee Jones
Sept. 1: Allegheny County Music Festival with Rusted Root and Joel Plaskett
May 31: “A Gleeful Evening, Vol. 3,” with Gene Kelly Award winners
June 7: “Italian Night,” with We Three, Vito DiSalvo and Giorgia Fumanti
June 14: Tommy Castro & the Painkillers
June 21: The Wailers
June 28: Monty Alexander
July 6: Pittsburgh Symphony, 8:15 p.m.
July 12: David Cassidy
July 19: The Stickers
July 26: Sixpence None the Richer
Aug. 2: August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble
Aug. 9.: Los Amigos Invisibles
Aug. 16: James Hunter
Aug. 23: Duquesne University Tamburitzans
Aug. 30: Hometown Music Fest
Details: 412-350-2528 or www.alleghenycounty.us/summer