Maple House Festival
Photo: Jody Domingue
. Sat., May 21. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Hartwood Acres Park. 4000 Middle Rd, Allison Park. $59. maplehousefest.com.
There’s a new festival making a home in Pittsburgh, and along with music and the arts, this one focuses on “superior food offerings,” including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. The bluesy and country rock-leaning lineup features headliners Black Pumas and Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, alongside Lake Street Dive, GhostHounds, Ella King, Adia Victoria, and more.
Bad Cop / Bad Cop, The Homeless Gospel Choir, and Fuck Yeah, Dinosaurs! Mon., May 16. 7-11 p.m. The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls. 400 Lincoln Avenue, Millvale. $16-18. dltsgdom.com.
Psst … this concert is what your Pittsburgh punk dreams are made of.
. Tue., May 17. 7 p.m. Roxian Theatre. 425 Chartiers Ave. McKees Rocks. $28-53. roxianlive.com.
With special guests Joey Cool, X-Raided, and ¡Mayday!, when Tech N9ne’s tour lands in Pittsburgh, it will surely live up to his record label’s name: Strange Music. And strange is good.
. Fri., May 20. 7 p.m. Thunderbird Café & Music Hall. 4053 Butler St., Lawrenceville. $12. roxianlive.com.
Space-rock collective Brahctopus is celebrating the release of a new single with The Sun Champs and The Other Bugs.
Millvale Music Festival
. Fri., May 20 and Sat., May 21. Multiple times. Millvale. Free. millvalemusic.org.
Wow, can you believe it? It’s time once again for the annual Millvale Music Festival, a local music showcase with more than 200 performers across over 24 stages. As live music slowly returns, this is a great opportunity to see some of your favorite Pittsburgh bands and musicians (and maybe discover a few new ones) all in one centralized place.
Alexi Kenney Plus La mer
. Fri., May 20 and Sun., May 22. Multiple times. Heinz Hall. 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. $20-$98. pittsburghsymphony.org.
Life is tough. Soothe your soul with a little classical music.
. Sun., May 22. 7 p.m. Alphabet City. 40 W. North Ave., North Side. Free. cityofasylum.org.
City of Asylum Jazz Poetry Month is underway. As part of the 2022 program, Portuguese vocalist-composer Sara Serpa
is presenting Encounters and Collisions
, her newish work that “combines music, text, images and media to reflect on ideas of identity and migration.”