2013-04-29


Fitzgerald Announces Lineup for 2013 Summer Concert Series

Features three Grammy Award winners & three Grammy Award nominees 

 

PITTSBURGH – Following a brief performance this morning by J.D. Eicher, one of the local rock artists from the Hometown Music Festival, Allegheny County Rich Fitzgerald today announced the lineup for the 2013 Summer Concert Series.   

“We have an amazing line-up this year including three Grammy Award winners, three Grammy Award nominees, local cultural mainstays, and our popular Blues Festival, Hometown Music Festival, and Allegheny County Music Festival,” said Fitzgerald. “Each year, Special Events plans the Allegheny County Summer Concert Series with a goal of providing something for everyone. We’ve really accomplished that objective for this year in a big way. Our lineup is as diverse and vibrant as our county and its residents. So, grab your friends and family and join us in the parks this summer for a concert, or two, or all!” 

The concert series begins on Friday, May 31, when the Pittsburgh CLO presents “A Gleeful Evening, Vol. 3” featuring Gene Kelly Award winners at 7:30 p.m. at the South Park Amphitheater. The Pittsburgh Opera kicks off the season at the Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 2.  

The Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater will host Grammy Award winners Sarah Watkins on June 30, the Yellowjackets on August 4, and Rickie Lee Jones on August 25. The South Park Amphitheater will feature Grammy Award nominees Monty Alexander on June 28, Sixpence None the Richer on July 26, and James Hunter on August 16.  

The South Park Amphitheater will feature reggae legends the Wailers on June 21, Jamaican jazz legend Monty Alexander on June 28, and pop legend David Cassidy on July 12. 

Allegheny County is proud to once again feature local cultural institutions. In addition to the Pittsburgh Opera on June 2, the Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater will host the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on July 7 and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater August 18. South Park performances will include the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on July 6, August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble on August 2, and Duquesne University Tamburitzans on August 23. 

The Pittsburgh Blues Festival will take place July 19-21 at the Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater. Performances will include: Big Sam’s Funky Nation and the Slide Brothers on July 19; Los Lonely Boys, Joe Louis Walker, Eric Lindell and Gina Sicilia on July 20; and Tab Benoit, the Nighthawks with Billy Price, and J.D. McPherson on July 21. Several local bands will also be added to the schedule. Online ticket sales begin May 15 at World Wide Web Icon Pgh Blues. Proceeds benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. 

The South Park Amphitheater hosts the Hometown Music Fest on August 30. J.D. Eicher, Caleb Lovely and Danielle Barbe will perform.

The summer concert series comes to an end at the Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater on September 1 with the Allegheny County Music Festival featuring Rusted Root with special guest Joel Plaskett. A $20 per car donation is requested. Proceeds benefit children and youth receiving services through the Allegheny County Department of Human Services and the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Family Division’s Juvenile Section. The Allegheny County Music Festival Fund pays for life-enriching opportunities and items that are not otherwise available through traditional government funding.

All performances are free and open to the public, with the exception of the Pittsburgh Blues Festival and Allegheny County Music Festival. The complete schedule of summer concerts is listed below and is also available on the Allegheny County web site at 2013 Summer Concerts . All concerts are subject to change. For additional information, please call the Special Events Office at 412-350-2528.

For a preview of the summer concert series, tune into World Wide Web Icon 91.3 FM WYEP on April 30 to hear songs from many of the artists who will be performing.

The Allegheny County Summer Series is sponsored by the World Wide Web Icon Allegheny Regional Asset District, BNY Mellon, NewsRadio 1020 KDKA, Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and taxpayers of Allegheny County. 


Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater 

Date 

Artist 

Time 

Sun., June 2

Pittsburgh Opera
Website | YouTube | Facebook 

7:30 p.m.

Sun., June 9

Bob Mould (Alternative Rock)
Website | YouTube 

7:30 p.m.

Sun., June 16

Father’s Day Car Cruise featuring Chuck Blasko and the Vogues (Oldies)

7:30 p.m.

Sun., June 23

Langhorne Slim & The Law (Rock)
Facebook 

7:30 p.m.

Sun., June 30

Sarah Watkins (Bluegrass)
Website | Facebook 

7:30 p.m.

Sun., July 7

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Website | YouTube | Facebook 

8:00 p.m.

Sun., July 14

Great Big Sea (Celtic Folk Rock)
Website | YouTube | Facebook 

7:30 p.m.

Fri., July 19

Pittsburgh Blues Festival featuring Big Sam’s Funky Nation, The Slide Brothers & several local bands to be announced.

Tickets available online or by calling 412-460-BLUE. Proceeds benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

4:00 p.m.

Sat., July 20

Pittsburgh Blues Festival featuring Los Lonely Boys, Joe Louis Walker, Eric Lindell, Gina Sicilia & several local bands to be announced.

Tickets available online or by calling 412-460-BLUE. Proceeds benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

1:30 p.m.

Sun., July 21

Pittsburgh Blues Festival featuring Tab Benoit, The Nighthawks with Billy Price, J.D. McPherson & several local bands to be announced.

Tickets available online or by calling 412-460-BLUE. Proceeds benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

1:30 p.m.

Sun., July 28

Joy Ike with special guest Johnny Miller (Pop, Soul, Folk)
Joy Ike Website | YouTube | Facebook – Johnny Miller Website | Facebook 

7:30 p.m.

Sun., Aug. 4

BNY Mellon Jazz presents The Yellowjackets
Website | YouTube | Facebook 

7:30 p.m.

Sun., Aug. 11

Galactic (Funk)
Website | YouTube | Facebook 

7:30 p.m.

Sun., Aug. 18

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater
Website | YouTube | Facebook 

7:30 p.m.

Sun., Aug. 25

Rickie Lee Jones (Folk Rock)
Website | YouTube | Facebook 

7:30 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 1

Allegheny County Music Festival featuring Rusted Root with special guest Joel Plaskett (World/Rock/Acoustic)

$20 per car donation is requested. Proceeds benefit children and youth receiving services through the Allegheny County Department of Human Services and Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Family Division’s Juvenile Section.

7:30 p.m.


South Park Amphitheater 

Date 

Artist 

Time 

Fri., May 31

Pittsburgh CLO presents “A Gleeful Evening, Vol. 3” featuring Gene Kelly Award Winners

7:30 p.m.

Fri., June 7

“Italian Night” featuring We Three with Vito DiSalvo & international recording star Giorgia Fumanti 

7:30 p.m.

Fri., June 14

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers (Blues)
Website 

7:30 p.m.

Fri., June 21

The Wailers (Reggae)
Website | YouTube | Facebook 

7:30 p.m.

Fri., June 28

BNY Mellon Jazz presents Monty Alexander
Website | Facebook 

7:30 p.m.

Sat., July 6

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Website | YouTube | Facebook 

8:15 p.m.

Fri., July 12

David Cassidy (Pop)
Website | Facebook 

7:30 p.m.

Fri., July 19 

The Stickers (Country)
Website | Facebook 

7:30 p.m.

Fri., July 26

Sixpence None the Richer (Pop)
Website | YouTube | Facebook 

7:30 p.m.

Fri., Aug. 2

The August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble
Website | YouTube | Facebook 

7:30 p.m.

Fri., Aug. 9

Los Amigos Invisibles (Latin, Disco, Funk)
Website | YouTube | Facebook 

7:30 p.m.

Fri., Aug. 16

James Hunter (R&B, Blue-Eyed Soul)
Website | Facebook 

7:30 p.m.

Fri., Aug. 23

Duquesne University Tamburitzans
Website | YouTube | Facebook 

7:30 p.m.

Fri., Aug. 30

Hometown Music Fest featuring J.D. Eicher, Caleb Lovely & Danielle Barbe (Rock)

7:30 p.m.