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Pittsburgh area sports strong summer concert lineup

Mary Pickels
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A Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presentation of ‘Bach, Beethoven and Brunch’ at Riverview Park.
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Stars at Riverview jazz series at Riverview Park.
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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra plays ‘Bach, Beethoven and Brunch’ at Mellon Park.
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Mandolin Orange will perform at the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival on June 15.
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Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives will perform at the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival on June 8.
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Patti LaBelle will perform as part of the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival concert line-up.
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Willow Hill will perform June 6 as part of the Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s TGIS music series.
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Jeff Jimerson, known for singing the National Anthem prior to Pittsburgh Penguins games, will perform with Airborne July 28 at Hempfield Park.

Mark you calendars and get your tickets (although quite a few shows are free) — the sounds of summer are heading this way.

Sure as the days get longer and warmer, concert season is upon us.

Whether you want to rock, stomp, sing along to the oldies or hum along to classics, there is likely a concert coming to get your toes tapping.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Summer with the Symphony returns in June.

• June 6-9 — Beethoven’s Ninth, Heinz Hall

• June 10 — Members of the PSO Brass at the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, Point State Park, 7:30 p.m., free

• June 14 — Igor Levit plays Mozart, Heinz Hall

• June 15 — Joshua Bell, Heinz Hall

• June 18 — Norah Jones, Heinz Hall

• June 21-23 — Nat & Natalie: Unforgettable, Heinz Hall

• June 27 — Thorgy and the Thorchestra, Heinz Hall

• June 28 — Americana Concert, Heinz Hall

• July 11 — Big Wigs: Beethoven, Vivaldi, Bach and Mozart, Heinz Hall

• July 13 — Windborne’s Music of the Rolling Stones, Heinz Hall

• July 19-21 — Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Heinz Hall

• July 25 — !Tango!, Heinz Hall

• July 27 — Roots of Rock & Hall, Heinz Hall

• Aug. 2-4 — Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in concert, Heinz Hall

• Aug. 23 — An Evening With Gladys Knight, Heinz Hall

Details: 412-392-4900 or pittsburghsymphony.org

City of Pittsburgh Free ‘Wednesday Night Concert Series’

7-8 p.m. June 5-Aug. 28 in Schenley Park’s Flagstaff Hill

• June 5 — Ferla-Marcinizyn Guitar Duo

• June 12 — Gashouse Annie

• June 19 — The Laila Band

• June 26 — Subha Das Jazz Trio

• July 3 — Coffe’s Love Train Band

• July 10 — RED

• July 17 — Steel City Calypso

• July 24 — Shinizyn

• July 31 — Bobby Short

• Aug. 7 — Rick & Marti Jazz

• Aug. 14 — Hell’s Oasis

• Aug. 21 — Ken Karsh

• Aug. 28 — Seventh Nova

City of Pittsburgh ‘Stars at Riverview Jazz Series’

7-8:30 p.m. Saturdays June 8-Aug. 31, Riverview Park’s Observatory Hill

• June 8 — Rick Finkelstein

• June 15 — Roger Humphries & The RH Factor Band

• June 22 — Clare Ascani

• June 29 — Steel City Calypso

• July 6 — hunnycomb

• July 13 — RED

• July 20 — Paul Thompson Quartet

• July 27 — Tania Grubbs Quartet

• Aug. 3 — Olga Watkins Band

• Aug. 10 — Funky Fly Project

• Aug. 17 — Boilermaker Jazz Band

• Aug. 24 — Ronni Weiss & Friends

• Aug. 31 — Lee Robinson & ISKA

City of Pittsburgh ‘Bach, Beethoven and Brunch Concert Series’

Sundays — Mellon Park, Shadyside, 10:30 a.m., free

• June 16 — Edgewood Symphony Orchestra

• June 23 — Shadyside Brass

• June 30 — Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

• July 7 — Quinta Voce

• July 14 — Pittsburgh Festival Winds

• July 21 — Aeolian Winds

• July 28 — North Pittsburgh Philharmonic

• Aug. 4 — Allegheny Brass Band

• Aug. 11 — East Winds Symphonic Band

City of Pittsburgh ‘Reservoir of Jazz Concert Series’

Sundays — Aug. 4-Sept. 1, 5-7 p.m., Highland Park

• Aug. 4 — Kenia

• Aug. 11 — Don Aliquo

• Aug. 18 — Rickie Cole’s Pittsburgh Alto Madness Orchestra

• Aug. 25 — Yoko Suzuki Trio

• Sept. 1 — Afro Yaqui Music Collective

Details: 412-255-2493 or pittsburghpa.gov/events

Allegheny County 2019 Summer Concert Series

SOUTH PARK

South Park Amphitheater will host 14 free performances this season beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays.

• May 31 — Beauty Slap with special guest Funky Fly Project

• June 7 — River City Brass

• June 14 — Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers with special guest Milly

• June 21 — City of the Sun with special guest Some Kind of Animal

• June 28 — The Michael Weber Show with special guest Elias Khouri

• July 6 — Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (8:05 p.m.)

• July 12 — An Evening with Benedetto Guitars

• July 19 — John Paul White with special guest Caleb Elliott

• July 26 — Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes

• Aug. 2 — Tonic with special guest Anger the Ant

• Aug. 9 — RaeLynn with special guest

• Aug. 16 — Foghat with special guest The Matt Barranti Band

• Aug. 23 — Rebecca Haviland & Whiskey Heart and Rachel Mazer

• Aug. 30 — City Paper Live, curated local music showcase

HARTWOOD ACRES

Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater will host 14 free performances, starting with the world-renowned Pittsburgh Opera at 7:30 p.m. on June 2. Other Hartwood highlights include:

• June 2 — Pittsburgh Opera

• June 9 — Tamburitzans

• June 16 — Father’s Day car cruise and concert with Pure Gold, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

• June 23 — Billy Price with special guest Clinton Clegg

• June 30 — Pittsburgh’s Homegrown R&B featuring Mars Jackson, Benji, Clara Kent and Starship Mantis

• July 7 — Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (8:15 p.m.)

• July 14 — Stephen Marley with special guest DJ Shacia Payne

• July 21 — Kurt Vile with special guest Cate Le Bon

• July 28 — Rose Royce with special guest Steeltown Horns

• Aug. 4 — Guster with special guest

• Aug. 11 — The B.B. King Blues Band featuring Michael Lee with special guest Melinda Colaizzi and The Night Sky

• Aug. 18 — Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

• Aug. 25 — The Manhattan Transfer with special guest

• Sept. 1 — 20th annual Allegheny County Music Festival with Uprooted featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root with special guests Jim Donovan and Sun King Warriors and Jenn Wertz

Details: facebook.com/ AlleghenyCountyParks

SummerSounds

SummerSounds, Greensburg’s series of free concerts at 7 p.m. Fridays in St. Clair Park, starts its 20th season on June 7.

• June 7 — 7 Bridges

• June 14 — Birds of Chicago

• June 21 — Toubab Krew

• June 28 — Leonid & Friends

• July 5 — Swift Technique

• July 12 — The Suffers

• July 19 — Selwyn Birchwood

• July 26 — Vanessa Collier

• Aug. 2 — David Bach

• Aug. 9 — 7 Nations

• Aug. 16 — The Bumper Jacksons

• Aug. 23 — Willie Nile

• Aug. 30 — SHEL

Details: summersounds.com

Other classical performances

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will offer a free concert at 7 p.m. June 29 at Fort Ligonier, followed at 7 p.m. June 30 in St. Clair Park by its annual concert of classics, patriotic favorites and pops in the park.

A free summer philharmonic concert will be held 8 p.m. July 17 at Seton Hill Performing Arts Center.

The symphony will once again have a summer chamber music series at Unity Chapel in Latrobe. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and general admission at the door is $10, benefiting the Westmoreland Youth Symphony Orchestra.

• June 13 — Duquesne Piano Trio

• June 25 — Trio Phonon

• Aug. 22 — Beo String Quartet

Details: westmoreland symphony.org

WYEP Summer Music Festival

Radio favorites will perform in a free concert from 3-10 p.m. June 29 in Schenley Plaza.

• Pierce Dipner — 3-3:30 p.m.

• Elias Khouri — 3:45-4:15 p.m.

• Nevada Color — 4:30- 5:30 p.m.

• Clara Kent — 6-7 p.m.

• Cautious Clay — 7:30-8:30 p.m.

• DeVotchKa — 9-10:15 p.m.

Additional WYEP concert listings include:

• May 24 — Walk Off the Earth, Stage AE

• May 31 — Trevor Noah, Petersen Events Center

• June 1 — Local Natives, Stage AE

• June 1 — Starship Mantis, Feralcat, Mr. Smalls Theatre

• June 3 — Matt Andersen, Club Cafe

• June 4 — Toots and The Maytals, Roxian Theatre

• June 4 — Amy Ray Band, Club Cafe

• June 6 — Hiss Golden Messenger, Mr. Smalls Theatre

• June 7 — Death Cab for Cutie, Stage AE

• June 11 — Ibeyi, Mr. Smalls Theatre

• June 12 — The Lemonheads, Mr. Smalls Theatre

• June 18 — The Milk Carton Kids, Mr. Smalls Theatre

• June 21 — Yes, Asia, John Lodge, Carl Palmer’s ELO Legacy, Stage AE

• June 25 — Catfish and the Bottlemen, Stage AE

• June 27 — Young The Giant, Fitz and the Tantrums, Stage AE

• July 12 — Soccer Mommy, Mr. Smalls Theatre

• July 13 — Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Roxian Theatre

• July 17 — Lula Wiles, Club Cafe

• July 24 — J.S. Ondara, Club Cafe

• July 30 — Lake Street Dive, Stage AE

• Aug. 6 — Ben Folds, Violent Femmes, Stage AE

• Aug. 6 — John Butler Trio, Roxian Theatre

• Aug. 10 — Interpol, Stage AE

• Aug. 13 — The Raconteurs, Stage AE

• Aug. 20 — Flogging Molly, Social Distortion, The Devil Makes Three, Le Butcherettes, Stage AE

Details: wyep.org

Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival

The musical lineup this year begins with India.Arie “The Worthy Tour” at 7:30 p.m. June 7.

• June 7 — Izzy Heltai; Audrey Logan

• June 8 — André Costello and the Cool Minors; Brittney Chantele; Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives

• June 9 — Garter Shake; PM Mirror; Wild Blue Yonder; The Teskey Brothers; Nahko and Medicine for the People

• June 10 — Nate Walker of “American Idol”, members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Brass

• June 11 — Nevin James; Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

• June 12 — Kaia Kater

• June 13 — Olivia Townsend; Lucius

• June 14 — Too Many Zooz

• June 14 — Tank and the Bangas

• June 15 — Carrie Collins; Kelley Jeanne; Mill E-N; The Mixus Brothers; Byron Nash; Parsonsfield; Mandolin Orange; Mipso

• June 16 — The Funky Fly Project; Jordan Montgomery; Justin Fabus; Slowdanger; A-Money & The Downtown City; J. RoddyWalston & The Business

Details: traf.trustarts.org

Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival

This year’s Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival will be held June 20-23 at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center.

The series kicks off with Patti LaBelle on June 21.

Also set to perform are Charles Lloyd, Stanley Clarke Band, War, Black Women Rock, Butcher Brown, Captain Black Big Band, Christian Sands Trio, Joey DeFrancesco, Keyon Harrold, Makaya McCraven, Nubya Garcia, Paul Jost, Roger Humphries, Tamara Tunie, Warren Wolf and Alton Merrell and Impact.

Details: pittsburghjazzfest.org

Westmoreland Cultural Trust TGIS

Thursdays at The Palace Theatre’s S&T Bank Courtyard and Megan’s Suite, this free 14-week Thank Goodness It’s Summer concert series will feature 14 bands, refreshing cocktails and dining options through Sept. 5 (excluding July 4).

Gates open at 4:30 p.m. with live music from 6-9 p.m. Food vendors include Sun Dawg Café, Caffe Barista, Elegant Catering, Miss Meatball and Major Stokes. Local community partners will guest bar tend and compete for the title of 2019 TGIS Bartender Challenge Winner.

• May 30 — Brahctopus

• June 6 — Willow Hill

• June 13 — Sky Pilot

• June 20 — The Woods Family Band

• June 27 — The Abilene Band

• July 11 — Bad Boy Blues Band

• July 18 — Gary Pratt

• July 25 — Hamilton Ave.

• Aug. 1 — Supper Break String Band

• Aug. 8 — The Bricks

• Aug. 15 — The String Theory

• Aug. 22 — East Coast Turnaround Full Acoustic Band

• Aug. 29 — The Laurel

• Sept. 5 — Jeff Perigo & Friends

On Sept. 13, the Trust’s 2nd Annual Greensburg Music Fest will round out the summer series with a celebration of music throughout the cultural district. Locations include The Palace Theatre, Art in the Alley and Helman-Ghrist Parking Lot, St. Clair Park’s Robertshaw Ampitheatre and The Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Additional details and bands TBA.

Details: westmorelandculturaltrust.org

Hempfield Township Parks & Recreation

Concerts in Hempfield Park

• July 28 — Jeff Jimerson and Airborne

• Aug. 30 — Katelyn Rose Band & NOMad

• Sept. 14 — Aubrey Burchell and Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers

Details: hempfieldtownship.com

Deutschtown Music Festival

• July 12-13 — Various sites on Pittsburgh’s North Side

The free indoor/outdoor event features more than 300 bands, 35 stages, and music ranging from rock to jazz to rap.

Family-friendly programming is featured during the daytime, with over 20 food trucks, children’s activities, an artists’ market and other activities to supplement the music.

Details: deutschtownmusic festival.com

Pittsburgh Blues and Roots Festival

July 27-28 — Syria Shrine Center, Cheswick

• July 27, Pavilion Stage, IBC (International Blues Challenge) winner, special performances by musicians on the autism spectrum, Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers; Gary Hoey, CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band.

Festival Stage, Pierce Dipner & The Shades of Blue, Jill West & Blues Attack, Miller & Other Sinners.

• July 28, Pavilion Stage, special performances by musicians on the autism spectrum, Vanessa Collier, Dana Fuchs, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers.

Festival stage, Soul Raydio, Bill Toms & Hard Rain with special guest Jimmy Adler, Tribute To The Legendary Women Of The Blues.

Both days: The Band Together DJs and MCs.

Proceeds benefit the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Band Together Pittsburgh, a nonprofit using music to enrich those on the autism spectrum and their families.

Details: pghbluesrootsfest.com

Skull Fest

• Aug. 15-18 — Various locations, uniting all tribes of punk for “skull-splitting volumes” and “anti-everything attitude,” according to its website. Music will come from Poison Idea, The Lewd, Caustic Christ, Swordwelder, Behind Enemy Lines, Rubella Ballet, Geiger Counter, Loose Nukes and more.

Details: skullfestpgh.com

Thrival Festival

• Sept. 18-20 — Schenley Plaza, Oakland, exploring the intersection of humans, technology and creativity through curated programs, original content, multimedia and an annual arts and innovation festival, according to its website. Events TBA.

Details: thrivalfestival.com

OTHER VENUES

Numerous artists will take to area stages this summer, including:

Benedum Center

• May 26 — Hozier: Wasteland, Baby! tour

• June 1 — Rock ‘N Remember Live

• July 2 — Peter Frampton Finale

• July 7 — “Weird Al” Yankovic

Details: trustarts.org

The Palace Theatre

• June 15 — Todd Rundgren

• June 20 — Keb’ Mo’ Solo with Jontavious Willis

• June 21 — The Gatlin Brothers with special guest Tom Tippin

• June 22 — Peter Noone & Herman’s Hermits

• July 5 — Get The Led Out

• July 27 — BJ Thomas with special guest Donna Groom

• Aug. 2 — Happy Together

• Aug. 16 — Marilyn McCool & Billy Davis Jr.

• Aug. 20 — The Australian Pink Floyd Show

• Aug. 31 — The McCartney Project, Beatles/Wings/ McCartney tribute

• Sept. 14 — The Pittsburgh Legends in Concert

• Sept. 15 — Frankie Avalon with guest Lou Christie

Details: thepalacetheatre.org

PPG Paints Arena

• May 30 — The Who

• June 7 — Twenty-One Pilots

• June 12 — Ariana Grande

• June 23 — The New Kids On the Block

• July 28 — John Mayer

• July 29 — Khalid

• July 31 — Queen and Adam Lambert

• Aug. 1 — Jeff Lynne’s ELO

• Aug. 6 — Shawn Mendes

• Aug. 17 — Iron Maiden

• Sept. 3 — Jonas Brothers

• Sept. 14 — Backstreet Boys

Details: ppgpaintsarena.com

KeyBank Pavilion

• June 7 — Luke Bryan

• June 22 — Outlaw Music Festival

• June 28 — Zac Brown Band

• July 6 — blink-182 and Lil Wayne

• July 10 — Shinedown

• July 12 — Thomas Rhett

• July 13 — 311 and Dirty Heads

• July 19 — Alice Cooper and Halestorm

• July 20 — Wiz Khalifa

• July 21 — Hootie and the Blowfish

• July 26 — Breaking Benjamin

• July 27 — Dierks Bentley

• Aug. 1 — Heart

• Aug. 2 — Florida Georgia Line

• Aug. 7 — Train / Goo Goo Dolls

• Aug. 8 — Nelly, TLC, and Flo Rida

• Aug. 10 — Chris Stapleton’s All American Road Show

• Aug. 17 — Korn / Alice In Chains

• Aug. 23 — Knotfest Roadshow

• Aug. 24 — Chris Young

• Aug. 31 — Brantley Gilbert

• Sept. 11 — ZZ Top

• Sept. 14 — Jason Aldean

• Sept. 21 — Rascal Flatts

Details: livenation.com

Ace Hotel Pittsburgh

• June 13 — Fire & Grace & Ash

• June 27 — Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass

• July 11 — Shanyse Strickland & Friends

Details: acehotel.com

Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary at 724-836-5401, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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