Pittsburgh’s spring concert season is set to bring the crowds back | Spring Guide | Pittsburgh

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Spring is here and so is the return of live music. Whether indoors or out, touring and local musicians are returning to Pittsburgh venues after a long pandemic winter. In Allegheny County, COVID-19 cases are currently at their lowest level since July 2021 — a good sign for spring concerts, according to Lawrenceville Spirit’s music venue creative director Aaron Clark. “Artists are starting to feel comfortable playing shows again,” he says, “and the crowds are coming back.”

Before buying a ticket to a concert, be sure to visit the venue’s website to check its vaccine and mask policies so you can come to the show prepared, especially since another push is always possible. But, for now, all signs point to a great lineup for the spring concert season, and we’ve got you covered with a list of some of the shows we’re particularly interested in.

Sat 26 March

[Pop] perfume genius at the Mr. Smalls Theater.
8 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave, Millvale. mrsmalls.com

Sun 27 March

[Jazz] Phat Man Dee with Roger Humphries, Reggie Watkins, more in Con Alma.
5 p.m. 613 Penn Ave., Downtown. conalmapgh.com

[Electronic] Ata Kak with DJ Pandemic Pete at the Andy Warhol Museum.
8 p.m. 117 Sandusky St., north side. warhol.org

Fri, April 1

[Pop Punk] Hit like a girl to the Mr. Roboto project.
8 p.m. 5106 Penn Ave., Garfield. dltsgdom.com

[Alt Rock] Wolf Alice at the AE stage.
7:00 p.m. 400 N. Shore Drive, north side. stageae.com

[Funk] The stone throwers at the Greer Cabaret Theater.
8:00 p.m. 655 Penn Ave., Downtown. trustarts.org

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DJ Femi

Sat 2 April

[Indie] soccer mom at the Mr. Smalls Theater.
8 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave, Millvale. mrsmalls.com

[Hip Hop] Soul Stage with JM the Poet, Treble NLS, DJ Femi at the Greer Cabaret Theater.
8:00 p.m. 655 Penn Ave., Downtown. trustarts.org

Monday april 4th

[Rock] richie ramone at the Hard Rock Cafe.
7:30 p.m. 230 W. Square Drive Station, south side. druskyentertainment.com

Tue, April 5

[Indie] Routine caffeine with wasted space to the Mr. Roboto project.
7 p.m. 5106 Penn Ave., Garfield. dltsgdom.com

Wed April 6

[Pop] Mannequin with Gotobeds, Gaadge, Century III at Thunderbird Cafe & Music Hall.
8 p.m. 4053 Butler Street, Lawrenceville. www.thunderbirdmusichall.com

Thu, April 7

[Synth Pop] Ky Voss at the Government Center.
8 p.m. 715 East Street, North Side. thegovernmentcenter.com

Fri, April 8

[Country] Sierra Ferrel at the Mr. Smalls Theater.
8 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave, Millvale. mrsmalls.com

Fri. 8 April-Sat. April 9

[Rock] The Clarks with Freddie Nelson at the Crafthouse Stage & Grill.
8:30 p.m. 5024 Curry Road, Baldwin. crafthousepgh.com

Sat 9 April

[Emo] retirement party at the Mr. Smalls Theater.
8 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave, Millvale. mrsmalls.com

Sun April 10

[Rock] Yasmine Nur to the Mr. Roboto project.
7 p.m. 5106 Penn Ave., Garfield. Dltsgdom.com

monday april 11

[Post-punk] Soft Kill to Spirit.
7 p.m. 242 51st Street, Lawrenceville. spiritpgh.com

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Photo: Jay Gilbert

temptations

Thu 14 April

[Motown] Temptations and the Four Peaks at Heinz Hall.
7:30 p.m. 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. pittsburghsymphony.org



[Rock] Jack White at the Petersen Events Center.
7:30 p.m. 3719 Terrace St., Oakland. peterseneventscenter.com

Wed 20 April

[Folk Rock] Amos Lee at the Byham Theatre.
7:30 p.m. 101 Sixth Street, Downtown. trustarts.org

Fri 22 April

[Rap] Saba at the Roxian Theatre.
7:00 p.m. 425 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks. roxiantheatre.com

Suzanne Vega - PHOTO COURTESY OF GEORGE HOLZ

Photo courtesy of George Holz

Suzanne Vega

Monday April 25

[Folk] Suzanne Vega at the Oaks Theater.
8:00 p.m. 310 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont. theoakstheatre.com

Thu, April 28

[Punk] Bouncing Souls to Spirit.
8 p.m. 242 51st Street, Lawrenceville. spiritpgh.com

Thu, May 5

[Pop] Japanese breakfast at the Roxian Theatre.
7:00 p.m. 425 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks. roxiantheatre.com

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Photo: Jacob Blickenstaff

Valerie June

Fri, May 6

[Folk] Valerie June at the Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall.
8 p.m. 510 E 10th Ave, Munhall. librarymusichall.com

[Gospel] The Clark sisters at the August Wilson African-American Cultural Center.
7:30 p.m. 980 Liberty Ave., downtown. aacc-awc.org

[Country] Sarah Shook and the Disarmers at Club Cafe.
8:56-58 S. 12th Street, South Side. clubcafelive.com

Sat. 7 May

[Pop] Aly and AJ at the AE stage.
7:00 p.m. 400 N. Shore Drive, north side. stageae.com

[R&B] Joy Oladukun at the Thunderbird Cafe and Music Hall.
7 p.m. 4053 Butler Street, Lawrenceville. www.thunderbirdmusichall.com

Wed 11 May

[Alt metal] Deftones at the Petersen Events Center.
7:00 p.m. 3719 Terrace St., Oakland. peterseneventscenter.com

Thu 12 May

[Soul] Avery Sun at the August Wilson African-American Cultural Center.
8:00 p.m. 980 Liberty Ave., downtown. aacc-awc.org

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Pittonkatonk

Sat 14 May

[Fest] Pittonkatonk at the Vietnam Veterans Pavilion.
1 p.m. Schenley Park, Oakland. flow.page/pittonkatonk


[Rock] foo fighters at the Star Lake Pavilion.
6:30 p.m. 665 Rte 18, Burgettstown. livenation.com

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Photo: Tonje Thilesen

squirrel flower

Sun May 15

[Indie] squirrel flower at Club Cafe.
8:56-58 S. 12th Street, South Side. clubcafelive.com

[Hip Hop] EarthGang at the AE stage.
6:00 p.m. 400 N. Shore Drive, north side. stageae.com

Wed 18 May

[Country] Paul Cauthen to Spirit.
6:30 p.m. 242 51st St., Lawrenceville. spiritpgh.com

Sun 22 May

[Pop] Killer at the Thunderbird Cafe and Music Hall.
7 p.m. 4053 Butler Street, Lawrenceville. www.thunderbirdmusichall.com

Monday May 23

[Blues Rock] Handsome Jack at Club Cafe.
8:56-58 S. 12th Street, South Side. clubcafelive.com

Tue, May 24

[Punk] Lucky Stuck, Flying Raccoon Costume, Dissenter to the Mr. Roboto project.
7 p.m. 5106 Penn Ave., Garfield. dltsgdom.com

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Photo: Justin Boyd

The common heart

Sat 28 May

[Blues Rock] The Commonheart with Jack Swing, Beach Limo at the AE stage.
6:00 p.m. 400 N. Shore Drive, north side. stageae.com

Wed 1 Jun

[Pop Punk] New found glory at the Roxian Theatre.
6:30 p.m. 425 av. Chartiers, McKees Rocks. livenation.com

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Jessie J and VINCINT at Pride on the Shore

Fri, June 3

[Fest] Pride on the shore at the AE stage.
6:00 p.m. 400 N. Shore Drive, north side. prideontheshorepgh.com

[Rock] Steve Earle and the Dukes at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille.
8:00 p.m. 3385 Babcock Blvd., Warrendale. druskyentertainment.com

Sun 12 June

[Alt Rock] wallow at the AE stage.
6:30 p.m. 400 N. Shore Drive, north side. stageae.com

Wed 15 Jun

[Folk] The Luminous at the Star Lake Pavilion.
7:30 p.m. 665 Rte 18, Burgettstown. livenation.com

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