Halloween parties and concerts in Pittsburgh 2017
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Forget haunted houses and horror-movie marathons. This Halloween, the best place to be is at a concert, and Pittsburgh has plenty going on, from native pop singers to big-name country stars--and a lot is happening at the North Shore's Stage AE. So, guys and ghouls get your costume picked out, grab your tickets and let the music put a spell on you this Halloween.

Kip Moore
Oct. 26 @ 6:30 p.m.
Stage AE - 400 North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

See country singer Kip Moore on his Plead the Fifth tour, along with Jordan Davis and Drake White and the Big Fire. Tickets are on sale now for $35.

David Archuleta
Oct. 26 @ 8 p.m.
Club Cafe - 56-58 South 12th St. Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Check out "American Idol" runner-up David Archuleta performing a few days before Halloween on Oct. 26 at Club Cafe. Tickets are on sale now for $25, with VIP packages also available for $150.

Daya
Oct. 27 @ 6 p.m.
Stage AE - 400 North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Don't "Sit Still, Look Pretty" this Halloween--party with local teenager pop singer Daya at 96.1 KISS FM's annual Halloween party, kicking off Halloween weekend on Friday, Oct. 27 at Stage AE. Rock band Hey Violet will also perform. Tickets are on sale now for $27.

Dinosaur Jr.
Oct. 29 @ 8 p.m.
Mr. Smalls Theatre - 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale, PA, 15209

End Halloween weekend at Mr. Smalls with a show from Dinosaur Jr. on Sunday, Oct. 29. Tickets are on sale now for $30. In the meantime, see where the band ranks on our list of the indie and college-rock bands of the '90s.

Evanescence
Oct. 30 @ 8 p.m.
Heinz Hall - 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15222

Rock band Evanescence has reimagined some of their past hits on upcoming album Synthesis, this time featuring orchestral versions of songs like "Bring Me to Life" and "My Immortal," as well as offering brand-new tracks "Imperfection" and "Hi-Lo." Experience them live when the band performs with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra the day before Halloween at Heinz Hall. Tickets are on sale now, while Synthesis will be in stores and online Nov. 10.

Japandroids
Oct. 31 @ 7 p.m.
Stage AE - 400 North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Spend Halloween with rock band Japandroids, plus openers Cloud Nothings, as part of their fall tour. Tickets are on sale now for $22. Can't make it? They'll also be playing Baltimore the day before. No matter which shows you attend, get ready with the band's 10 best songs.