Mavericks, Lukas Nelson, Everything Everything highlight Arts Festival music lineup
In a sign of impending spring, the Three Rivers Arts Festival announced the musical acts Tuesday for the 10-day event, which runs from June 1 to 10 at Point State Park and other sites in downtown Pittsburgh.
Alt-country act The Mavericks will headline the closing night on June 10. The band, headed by singer Raul Molo, mixes Tex-Mex, Cuban bolero, R&B, blues, country and rock 'n' roll. The group, which has been around since the 1990s, released its first album on its own label, "Brand New Day," last year.
Fifteen-time Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder will close out Bluegrass Day on June 9.
Other acts include:
• Everything Everything, touring support of its fourth album, "A Fever Dream," on June 2.
• Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on June 3.
• Banda Magda, performing everything from from samba to French chanson, from Greek folk tunes to Colombian cumbia and Afro-Peruvian lando, on June 4.
• Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, with lead vocals by singer/songwriter/guitarist Nelson, son of legendary Willie Nelson, on June 5.
• The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, performing "The Times They Are A-Changin': Words and Music of Bob Dylan," on June 6.
• Sidewalk Chalk, which blends jazz, funk, hip-hop, and R&B, on June 7
• Valerie June, who mixes folk, blues, gospel, soul, country, Appalachian and bluegrass, on June 8, WYEP Day.
All the headliner shows start at 7:30 p.m. on the Dollar Bank Stage in Point State Park. No word yet on what musical act will open the festival on June 1.