Nelly with symphony
JULY 14—Grammy-award winning rapper and songwriter Nelly will join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop at Heinz Hall on July 14 at 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of Assistant Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong, Nelly and the Pittsburgh Symphony will perform a tail feather-shaking concert with a symphonic twist. Nelly, who is known for hit songs such as “Country Grammar” and “Dilemma,” will bring the crowd in Heinz Hall to its feet during a night of high intensity music. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m..Tickets, ranging in price from $39 to $139, can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900 or pittsburghsymphony.org/summer.
JULY 16–31—Meet and Greet Daniel Tiger, Thursdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Bring your camera and join us for a special meet and greet with Daniel! Sessions: 11-11:25 a.m., 12-12:25 p.m. or 1-1:25 p.m.
Solar Concert Series 2016
Enjoy free live music outside in the sunshine at Buhl Community Park at Allegheny Square. Bring your lunch and enjoy family-friendly concerts on a solar-powered sound system Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. in July and August. This year’s lineup and links where you can learn more about each artist/band: July 20–City Dwelling Nature Seekers–City Dwelling Nature Seekers is a folk/rock band that has been performing locally and touring for the past 8 years. July 27–Meeting of Important People Acoustic!–Pittsburgh-based rock and roll band with a new album called Troika
Soldier & Sailors
July 22—For One Night Only, 6 to 8 p.m. $5 admission. Escape to paradise. We are rolling back time to the Hawaiian Territories during the summer of 1941, when Friday night meant canteen dances, umbrella drinks, and tropical treats!Experience the sights, sounds, and sips of Hawaii. Visit our “virtual beach.” Enjoy a dance under palm trees or relax as you gaze at ocean waves! Guests receive a free lei! Cool down with an Aloha Punch cocktail or “grown-up” shaved ice for purchase at cash bars. All the Best Catering will be onsite with Hawaiian-inspired selections for cash purchase only. Steel City Ukuleles will set the tone for a steamy tropical night. Reenactors in authentic WWII US Navy and US Army uniforms will bring 1941 alive! Docents will be available through the museum to discuss various exhibits! View exclusive, authentic artifacts on display for one night only! Must be 21.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
JULY 21—The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra opens a two-night stand of symphonic rock concerts with the music of quintessential American rock band, the Eagles, at Heinz Hall on July 21 at 7:30 p.m. The Eagles had five number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards and six number one albums, making them one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. Guest conductor Brent Havens (last seen in The Music of Led Zeppelin earlier this year) returns to Pittsburgh to lead vocalists Terry Brock, John Hines and Glenn DeLaune and the Pittsburgh Symphony in a live concert featuring songs like “Take It Easy,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Desperado,” “Hotel California” and more.The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 21. Tickets, ranging in price from $25 to $60, can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900 or visiting pittsburghsymphony.org/summer.
August 7, at 7:30 p.m., Lee Ritenour performs at Hartwood Acres. The show is free and open to the public! Stop by and say hello to the MCG Jazz staff and enter the raffle before you enjoy the shows.
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