You've got a cookout planned, a great spot for fireworks, and you're relaxing in the summer heat. What's left? Live music. Few things are more fun than a concert, especially to celebrate a holiday in the middle of summer, when the concert season is at its peak. And Pittsburgh has a lot of concerts for you to check out over July 4th weekend, from '80s icons to R&B classics, so find one you can't miss and get your tickets before they sell out!
June 29 @ 7:30 p.m.
Heinz Hall - 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh PA, 15222
Start celebrating early on Thursday, June 29 with "Love Train" hitmakers The O'Jays at Heinz Hall. Tickets range from $39 to $119 and are on sale now.
The Marshall Tucker Band
June 30 @ 8 p.m.
Palace Theatre - 21 West Otterman St., Greensburg, PA 15601
An Americana Concert
June 30 @ 7 p.m.
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall - 4141 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
You can always count on the Pittsburgh Symphony to deliver wonderful live music for all holidays, and for the 4th of July weekend, they'll hold a concert at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland on Friday, June 30. Prior to the symphony taking the stage, enjoy a performance at 6 p.m. from The Brass Roots. The concert is part of the In Honor of Service Program, which aims to reach military personnel and their families. It's also free, but reservations are required.
New Kids on the Block, Boy II Men, and Paula Abdul
July 1 @ 7:30 p.m.
PPG Paints Arena - 1001 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Total Package indeed--New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, and Paula Abdul are bringing their throwback tour to the Steel City to kick off your weekend on Saturday, July 1 at PPG Paints Arena, formerly known as CONSOL Energy Center. Tickets range from $28 to $169 and are on sale now.
July 4 @ 4:30 p.m.
Point State Park - 601 Commonwealth Pl., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The annual Independence Day party in Point State Park is a tradition, and this year's features plenty of live music. Of course, the highlight will be Jeff Jimerson, best known as the anthem singer for the Stanley Cup-winning Pittsburgh Penguins, performing with his band Airborne. After the concert, enjoy the EQT Flashes of Freedom Fireworks display at 9:30. Best of all, admission to the whole thing is free.