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click to enlarge Bad Cop, Bad Cop at Punk in Drublic, May 20 - PHOTO COURTESY OF JEREMY VENAAS
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Bad Cop, Bad Cop at Punk in Drublic, May 20

May 17

Basement, Citizen. Rex Theater
Typesetter. The Mr. Roboto Project
Fleet Foxes, Amen Dunes. Benedum Center
Blue October. Mr. Smalls
Lou Barlow. Get Hip
Ana Popovic. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
Marmalakes. The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
Kash'd Out. The Stage at Karma
Cycles. Cattivo
Whitney Peyton. The Smiling Moose
Drift Mouth. Howlers

May 18

The Hills & the Rivers. Cattivo
Ghost. Benedum Center
Bambara. Rock Room
Lee Robinson. Club Café (Early)
Bait & Switch. Club Café (Late)
Vance Joy. Stage AE
Jukebox the Ghost. Mr. Smalls
Handsome Ghost. The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
Bodega Bamz. Spirit 
Y La Bamba. Howlers
Andre Costello and the Cool Minors. The Stage at Karma
Bryan Mcquaid. Hambone’s
Rod Clemmons. Rex Theater
Nowadays. Black Forge Coffee House
Dauzat St. Marie. Palace Theatre

May 19

Melvins. Rex Theater
Starship Mantis. Spirit
PSO360: Augustin Hadelich. Heinz Hall
Shane Smith and the Saints. Wild Things Park
Laxx. Cruze
Paddy the Wanderer. Brillobox
Justin Charles. The Smiling Moose
West End Blend. Cattivo
Ugly Blondes. The Smiling Moose
Trapline. Mr. Smalls

May 20

Punk in Drublic. Highmark Stadium
Concealed Blade. Rock Room
Slaughter. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
From Ashes to New. Cattivo
Lissie, Van William. Mr. Smalls
The Tillers. Club Café 
After Funk. The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
Starbenders. The Smiling Moose


May 21

68. Cattivo
Tool. Stage AE
Matthew Logan Vasquez. Club Café 
Attic Salt. Howlers
Petrification. Gooski’s

May 22

Portugal. The Man. Stage AE
Andrew W.K. Mr. Smalls
Rhiannon Giddens. Byham Theater
Kiefer Sutherland. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
Order of Elijah. Black Forge Coffee House
Western Centuries. Club Café 
Them Evils. The Smiling Moose
Jenny Don’t. Howlers
Eric Johnson and The Fabulous A-Team. The Backstage Bar at Theater Square

May 23


Kali Masi. Howlers
Shaman’s Harvest. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
St. Dude. Club Café 

May 24

Dead to Me. The Smiling Moose
Johnny A. Club Café  
Mitchell Tenpenny. Rivers Casino



May 25

HIRS. Babyland
The Suicide Machines. Spirit
New Found Glory, Bayside. Stage AE
Jawga Boyz. Foxtail
Caitlin Canty. Club Café (Early)
Danielle Nicole. Club Café (Late)
Badluxe. The Stage at Karma
Billy Price. Rex Theater
Kahone Concept. Mr. Smalls
Daryl Shawn. The Backstage Bar at Theater Square

May 26

Suuns. Club Café  
Ufomammut. Cattivo
Chrome. Spirit
Snowdonia. Rex Theater
Thieves & Lovers. The Stage at Karma
Apathy Angel. Mr. Smalls
Moonlight Bloom. Howlers

May 27

The Sidekicks. The Smiling Moose
Rick Maguire. Mr. Smalls

May 28

Sworn Enemy. Cattivo
Suffering Hour. The Shop


May 29

Spirit Animal. Stage AE
Wormrot. Black Forge Coffee House
Brandon Bonine. The Smiling Moose
Jevon Rushton Group. The Backstage Bar at Theater Square
Dirty Projectors. Mr. Smalls

click to enlarge Brockhampton, May 30 - PHOTO COURTESY OF ASHLAN GREY
Photo courtesy of Ashlan Grey
Brockhampton, May 30

May 30

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. Mr. Smalls 
Brockhampton. Stage AE
Chaos Chaos. The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
Diamond Head. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
Lillie Mae. Club Café 
Mary Lattimore. Spirit

May 31

Lola Tried. The Mr. Roboto Project 
The Decemberists. Benedum Center
Royal Blood. Stage AE
HammerFall. Rex Theater
Suicide Commando. Cattivo
Red Elvises. Hard Rock Café 
Raven Black. The Smiling Moose
The Weekend Classic. Black Forge Coffee House

June 1

Code Orange. Mr. Smalls
Calvin Brown. August Wilson Center
Shortly and Many Rooms. Black Forge Coffee House
A-Money & the Downtown City. Club Café (Early)
Garage Space. Club Café (Late)
Dave Matthews Band. KeyBank Pavilion.
Frank Turner, Homeless Gospel Choir, Menzingers. Stage AE
Lorrie Morgan. The Meadows
Jungle Rot. The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
Codes. Cattivo
Mavis Staples. Three Rivers Arts Festival

June 1-June 10

Three Rivers Arts Festival 2018. Downtown

June 2

Go Go Gidget. Howlers
Cold War Kids, Jack White. KeyBank Pavilion
Thomas Rhett, Kenny Chesney. Heinz Field
Def Leppard. PPG Paints Arena
Hayley Kiyoko. Mr. Smalls
Tommy James and the Shondells. The Meadows
Darren Criss, Lea Michele. Benedum Center
Wrecks. Rex Theater
Cruces. The Shop
Heather Kropf. The Backstage Bar at Theater Square
Parker McKay. Club Café 
Everything Everything. Three Rivers Arts Festival

click to enlarge Snail Mail, June 13 - PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
Photo courtesy of the artist
Snail Mail, June 13

June 3

World’s Greatest Dad. The Glitter Box Theater
Rozwell Kid. Mr. Smalls
Combichrist. Rex Theater
Jill Sobule. Club Café 
Stuyedeyed. Spirit
River City Brass Band. Hartwood Acres Amphitheater

June 4


Men I Trust. Cattivo
Bruno Major. Club Café 
Banda Magda. Three Rivers Arts Festival

June 5

Real Estate. Mr. Smalls
Tech N9ne. Stage AE
Dirty Heads. Highmark Stadium
Inter Arma. Brillobox
Trombone Shorty, Orleans Avenue. Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. Three Rivers Arts Festival

June 6

Hop Along. Spirit 
Everclear. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
Kali Uchis. Stage AE
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks. Rex Theater
Typhoon. Mr. Smalls
Bombadil. Club Café 
Scott Helman. The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra. Cattivo
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real. Three Rivers Arts Festival

June 7

LANY. Stage AE
PSO feat. Reza Vali. City of Asylum
Richard Buckner. Club Café 
Red Wanting Blue. Spirit
Infernal Coil. Howlers
Fortune Teller. Black Forge Coffee House
Sidewalk Chalk. Three Rivers Arts Festival

June 8

Alison Krauss. Benedum Center.
Mastodon, Primus. Stage AE
Exmags. Spirit
American Aquarium. Mr. Smalls
Jeff Austin Band. Rex Theater
Eliot Lewis. Club Café 
Destination Dimension. The Smiling Moose
Daryl Shawn. The Backstage Bar at Theater Square
Valerie June. Three Rivers Arts Festival
Samantha Fish. South Park Amphitheater

June 8-June 10

PSO: Beethoven Concerto Cycle: No. 4. Heinz Hall

June 9  

Slayer, Anthrax. KeyBank Pavilion 
Yo-Yo Ma with the PSO. Heinz Hall
Daryl Hall & John Oates, Train. PPG Paints Arena
The Litz. Cattivo
Daisy Chain. The Mr. Roboto Project
Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. Three Rivers Arts Festival

June 10

Shilpa Ray. Howlers
Noah Gundersen. Hartwood Acres
Young Widows. The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
Tigue. Spirit
The Mavericks. Three Rivers Arts Festival
Noah Gunderson. Hartwood Acres Amphitheater

June 11

Horse Feathers, Twain. Club Café  
Fleshgod Apocalypse. Cattivo

June 12

Jenny Lewis. Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
alt-J. Stage AE
The Toasters. Club Café 
Skating Polly, Potty Mouth. Mr. Smalls

June 13

Snail Mail. Cattivo
Thirty Seconds to Mars. KeyBank Pavilion
Jungle. Mr. Smalls
Street Dogs. Rex Theater
Russ Liquid Test. Spirit
Ben Caplan. Club Café 
Cherry Pools. The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
Immortal Bird. Howlers


click to enlarge Japanese Breakfast, June 14 - PHOTO COURTESY OF EBRU YILDIZ
Photo courtesy of Ebru Yildiz
Japanese Breakfast, June 14

June 14

Japanese Breakfast. Spirit
Dwarves, Murder Junkies. Cattivo
Animal Years. Club Café  
Lee Bains III. The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
Freak Mythology. Spirit
Jay Parade. Howlers
Crisistina Pato Quartet. Ace Hotel

June 15

LANco, Dierks Bentley. KeyBank Pavilion
Gordon Lightfoot. Palace Theatre
Warren G. Spirit
Bruce Hornsby. The Meadows
The New Mastersounds. Rex Theater
Chris Knight. Hard Rock Café 
Byzantine. Club Café 
Sam Evian. The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
Marcus Miller. August Wilson Center

June 15-17 

Ladyfest 2018. Multiple venues 
Ax plays Beethoven’s “Emperor. Heinz Hall
Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival. Multiple venues

click to enlarge SZA, June 16 - PHOTO COURTESY OF RCA RECORDS
Photo courtesy of RCA Records
SZA, June 16

June 16

Jay Rock, AB-Soul, SZA, Kendrick Lamar. KeyBank Pavilion
The Regrettes. Mr. Smalls
The Clarks. Stage AE
Dalton Domino. Wild Things Park
David Ramirez. Club Café 
Herman’s Hermits. The Meadows

June 17

Dr. Dog, Alex G. Stage AE
ONR. Club Café 
Trevor Hall. Rex Theater
Mary Chapin Carpenter. Byham Theater
The Queers. Cattivo
Sloan. Mr. Smalls
The Reptilian. Gooski’s
Iris Creamer. Babyland

June 18

Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys. Stage AE
Geoff Tate. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
Suzanne Santo. Club Café 

June 19 

Dollar Signs. The Mr. Roboto Project 
The Posies. Club Café 
The Magnetic Fields. Carnegie Music Hall
Houndmouth. Mr. Smalls
We Are Scientists. The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
The Funky Knuckles. Cattivo
Sir The Baptist. Club AE
Chris Rattie. The Smiling Moose
Castle. Howlers
click to enlarge Thunderpussy, June 20 - PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRISTINE MITCHELL
Photo courtesy of Christine Mitchell
Thunderpussy, June 20

June 20

Ben Folds with PSO. Heinz Hall
Peter Frampton, Steve Miller Band. KeyBank Pavilion
Lee Brice. Palace Theatre
The Magnetic Fields. Carnegie Music Hall
Todd Snider. Rex Theater
The Iguanas. Club Café 
Super Suckers. The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
Yeek. The Smiling Moose
Jauntee. Cattivo
Thunderpussy. Spirit

June 21

Ellen Siberian Tiger. Howlers
Priests. Mr. Smalls
Glitch Mob. Stage AE
Motherfolk. Club Café 

June 22

Spoon, Grizzly Bear. Stage AE
Jaira Burns. Club Café 
Plain White T’s. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
The Sword. Mr. Smalls
Al Di Meola. Palace Theatre
The Blasters. Hard Rock Café 
Parker Millsap. Rex Theater
ASG. Cattivo
FBGM. The Smiling Moose
Justin Fabus. South Park Amphitheater

June 22-June 24

PSO: Broadway Divas. Heinz Hall

June 23

Kelsea Ballerini, Keith Urban. KeyBank Pavilion
Jay and the Americans. Palace Theatre
Maps & Atlases. Cattivo
Too Many Zooz. Mr. Smalls
Venom Prison. Rex Theater
The Lagoons. The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
Jam on Walnut. Walnut Street, Shadyside

June 24 

Bishop Briggs. Mr. Smalls 
Big Sam’s Funky Nation. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
Kevin Krater. The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
Peter Bradley Adams. Hartwood Acres
Lera Lynn. Hartwood Acres Amphitheater

June 25 

Magic Sword. Cattivo
Tracyanne & Danny. Club Café 

June 26

Cut Copy. Mr. Smalls
Bad Bad Hats. The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
Alvarez Kings. Cattivo
Davina and the Vagabonds. Club Café 
World’s Scariest Police Chases. Ruggers Pub

June 27

Soccer Mommy. Cattivo
Foreigner, Whitesnake. KeyBank Pavilion
The Iron Maidens. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
Jeremy Enigk. Mr. Smalls
The Caribbean. Howlers
Seth Tiven. Club Café 

June 28

Dangermuffin. Mr. Smalls
Moonshine Bandits. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
Consider the Source. Rex Theater
Kuinka. Club Café  

June 29

Sawyer Brown. The Meadows
Delta Rae. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
XEB. Hard Rock Café 
Lumariia. Mr. Smalls
Vista. The Smiling Moose
Void Omnia. Brillobox
The Rainbow Ends. Club Café 
Zach Nugent. Rex Theater

June 30 

PSO. South Park Amphitheater 
Remission. The Mr. Roboto Project 
Luke Bryan. Heinz Field
Candlebox. The Meadows
Secrets. The Smiling Moose
The Trainjumpers. Cattivo
Nick Barilla. Club Café (Early)
Antz Marching. Club Café (Late)
Yinzfest 2018. Mr. Smalls
Pittsburgh Symphony. South Park Amphitheater

July 1 

PSO. Hartwood Acres
Dead Boys. Mr. Smalls
Mokoomba. Shadyside Nursery
Kinky Friedman. Club Café 
Sheck Wes & Valee. Foxtail
The Body. Spirit
Snarky Puppy. Carnegie Library of Homestead Music Hall
Pittsburgh Symphony. Hartwood Acres Amphitheater


click to enlarge Remember Sports, July 2 - PHOTO COURTESY OF FATHER/DAUGHTER RECORDS
Photo courtesy of Father/Daughter Records
Remember Sports, July 2

July 2

Remember Sports. The Mr. Roboto Project
Tarah Who? Howlers

July 3

Ray LaMontagne, Neko Case. Heinz Hall

July 5

Carter Winter. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
Dan Baird. Club Café 

July 6 

Bell Witch, Yob. Rex Theater
Vince Neil. The Meadows
Ugly Blondes, Fortune Teller. The Stage at Karma
Mindmaze, Lady Beast. Howlers
Kevin Miller’s Smashed. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
Chris Jamison. South Park Amphitheater

July 7

Jimmy Buffett. KeyBank Pavilion
Amtrac. Brillobox
Billy Price. The Meadows 
O-Town, ALBVS. Hard Rock Café 
Neverweres. Club Café 

July 8 

The Felice Brothers, Twain. Club Café 
Act of Defiance, East End. Hard Rock Café 
The Original Lakeside. Hartwood Acres Amphitheater

July 9 

Ted Nugent. Palace Theatre
Anthony Picone. Club Café 
Remember Jones. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille

July 10

Arcade Fire. Stage AE
Weezer, Pixies. KeyBank Pavilion
Steel City Ruins. Mr. Smalls
Lit. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille

July 11

Theory of a Deadman. Stage AE
Asleep At the Wheel. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
Banditos. Club Café 
Artificial Brain. Brillobox

July 12

Strawberry Girls. Mr. Smalls
Unsane, Child Bite. Club Café 

July 12-13

PSO: Star Wars: A New Hope. Heinz Hall

July 13

The Lone Bellow. Mr. Smalls
Bombino. Cattivo
Christian Lopez. St. Clair Park
Jim Donovan and the Sun King Warriors. South Park Amphitheater

July 13-14

Deutschtown Music Festival 2018. Multiple venues. 

July 14

Styx, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. KeyBank Pavilion
Dave Mason & Steve Cropper. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille

July 15

States & Capitals. Black Forge Coffee House
Phillip Phillips. Hartwood Acres Amphitheater

July 16

Kingdom Hearts Orchestra. Heinz Hall
Mike Vial and Mike Gentry. Mr. Smalls
Vans Warped Tour 2018. KeyBank Pavilion

July 17

Shania Twain. PPG Paints Arena
Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Beth Hart Band. Palace Theatre
Rivers of Nihil. Cattivo

July 18

PSO: An Evening of Brahms. Heinz Hall
Typecaste. The Mr. Roboto Project
Panic! At the Disco. PPG Paints Arena
Marcus King Band. KeyBank Pavilion
Joe Jackson. Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead
Homesafe. Mr. Smalls
Mobley. Club Café  

July 19 

Foo Fighters. PPG Paints Arena
Heresiarch. Brillobox
Paula Cole. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
Murphy’s Law. Mr. Smalls
Don Flemons. Ace Hotel


July 20

John Prine. Heinz Hall
Gin Blossoms. Stage AE
Tone Loc. The Meadows
L.A. Guns. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
Eilen Jewell. Club Café (Early)
Turnpike Gardens. Club Café (Late)
Neil Hamburger. Rex Theater
Travis Larson Band. The Smiling Moose
Thompson Square. South Park Amphitheater

July 21

Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, The Cult. KeyBank Pavilion
Tory Lanez. Mr. Smalls
Starship featuring Mickey Thomas. The Meadows
Jam on Walnut. Walnut Street, Shadyside


click to enlarge Coheed and Cambria, July 22 - PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
Photo courtesy of the artist
Coheed and Cambria, July 22

July 22

Coheed and Cambria, Taking Back Sunday. Stage AE
Erasure. Byham Theater
6LACK. KeyBank Pavilion
Ty Sciullo. The Smiling Moose
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. South Park Amphitheater

July 23

Otep. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille

July 24

Eagles. PPG Paints Arena
Amanda Shires. Rex Theater

July 25

Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson. KeyBank Pavilion
Slaid Cleaves. Club Café 
Live at the Fillmore. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille

July 26

Radiohead. PPG Paints Arena
PSO: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Heinz Hall
Lord Huron. Stage AE
He Is We. Mr. Smalls

click to enlarge Lucy Dacus, July 27
Lucy Dacus, July 27

July 27

Rascal Flatts, Dan + Shay. KeyBank Pavilion
Ween. Stage AE
Mike Dillon Band. Cattivo
The Caribbean. Spirit
Lucy Dacus. Club Café 
Jefferson Starship. South Park Amphitheater

July 27-July 29

Migration Fest 2018. Mr. Smalls

July 28

REO Speedwagon. KeyBank Pavilion
Jeff Daniels. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
Sworn Enemy. Cattivo
Koe Wetzel, Jack Ingram. Wild Things Park
Old Game. Club Café (Early)
Jordan DePaul. Club Café (Late)
Muscle Tough. Rex Theater

July 29

Culture Club. Stage AE
CKY. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
Lucius, Brooke Annibale. South Park Amphitheater

July 31

Arctic Monkeys. Petersen Events Center

Aug. 1

Hot Flash Heat Wave. Mr. Smalls
PSO: Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. Heinz Hall

Aug. 2 

Billy Price. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
HANSON String Theory w/ PSO. Heinz Hall

click to enlarge Bully, Aug. 3 - PHOTO COURTESY OF SUB POP
Photo courtesy of Sub Pop
Bully, Aug. 3

Aug. 3

Avenged Sevenfold. KeyBank Pavilion.
Father John Misty, Bully. Stage AE
Good Old War. Mr. Smalls
Better than Ezra. South Park Amphitheater

Aug. 4

Smashing Pumpkins. PPG Paints Arena
Highly Suspect. Stage AE
J.D. Wilkes. Club Café 
The Devon Allman Project. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille

Aug. 5 

Toots & the Maytals. Hartwood Acres

Aug. 7 

Taylor Swift. Heinz Field

Aug. 9

Jim Avett. Club Café 
Safety Last. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille


Aug. 10

Black Moth Super Rainbow. Mr. Smalls
Within the Ruins. Cattivo
Sweet Crude. South Park Amphitheater

Aug.11

Jeff Beck with Ann Wilson. Heinz Hall 
Cyndi Lauper, Rod Stewart. PPG Paints Arena
The Suitcase Junket. Club Café 

Aug 12

Larry Carlton. South Park Amphitheater

Aug. 14

Five Finger Death Punch. KeyBank Pavilion

Aug. 15

Joan of Arc. Club Café 

Aug. 16

Pedro the Lion. Mr. Smalls
Mike Tomaro and Friends. Ace Hotel

Aug. 16-19

SKULL FEST 10. Multiple venues. 

Aug. 17

Miranda Lambert. KeyBank Pavilion
Nicole Atkins. Club Café 
The Four Horsemen. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
Smokey Bellows. Mr. Smalls
Jean Luc Ponty. South Park Amphitheater

Aug. 18

Wade Bowen. Wild Things Park
Muscle of Love. Hard Rock Café
Jam on Walnut. Walnut Street, Shadyside

Aug. 20

Fireside Collective. Club Café 

Aug. 21

Wolf Parade. Mr. Smalls

Aug. 22 

Marty Stuart, Lee Ann Womack. Palace Theatre

Aug. 23

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Heinz Hall

Aug. 24 

Agent Orange. Mr. Smalls
The Flaming Lips. Stage AE
Jason Aldean. KeyBank Pavilion
Shawn Mullins. South Park Amphitheater

Aug. 25

Lynyrd Skynyrd. KeyBank Pavilion
Nathan Gray. Mr. Smalls
Davisson Brothers Band. The Meadows 
Rock, Reggae and Relief Festival. Forbes Avenue, Downtown

Aug. 26 

Efrim Manuel Menuck. Club Café 
Sinkane. South Park Amphitheater

Aug. 27

A Wilhelm Scream. Cattivo

Aug. 28 

Shinedown, Godsmack. KeyBank Pavilion 

click to enlarge Ty Dolla $ign, Aug. 29 - PHOTO COURTESY OF GABE SHADDOW
Photo courtesy of Gabe Shaddow
Ty Dolla $ign, Aug. 29

Aug. 29

G-Eazy, Ty Dolla $ign. Wild Things Park
The Dead Daisies. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille

Aug. 30 

Counting Crows. KeyBank Pavilion

Aug. 31

Paul Luc & Kayla Schureman. South Park Amphitheater

Sept. 1 

Pentatonix. KeyBank Pavilion

Sept. 2 

Great White. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille

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