Concerts Coming to Pittsburgh This Summer

Cover of Wiz Khalifa’s album, named after Allderdice.

Cover of Wiz Khalifa’s album, named after Allderdice.

As the weather has begun warming up, and your upbeat summer playlists are defrosting, the springtime also signals the start of concert season. The first real summer since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many big names and must-see shows are coming right to Pittsburgh. Keep in mind, while enjoying the good music this summer, make sure to follow any and all COVID-19 protocols at the concert you are attending, including testing or vaccination requirements. However, no matter what kind of music you like, there is definitely a concert for you!


Friday, May 27th


The Head and the Heart 

Stage AE, 6:00 pm

Special Guest: Jade Bird


Touring their recent album, Every Shade of Blue, the Head and the Heart are sure to put on a show at Stage AE this may. The album, released April 29th is considered the band’s boldest album yet, with the concept being the entire spectrum of human emotion. According to the frontman, Jonathan Russell, the color blue can “paint the color of a spring sky or represent an angry ocean wave.” Drawing from that inspiration, the album sorts through every emotion, and human behaviors. The alternative rock show is not one that you will want to miss.


Saturday, June 4th


Bon Iver

Stage AE, 5:00 pm

Special Guest: Bonny Light Horseman


The first Bon Iver tour since the 2020 pandemic shut-down, this show is sure to meet the high expectations. Primarily performing and focusing on music from his 2019 album, “i,i”, the show will include musical experimentation and emotion. Special guest Bonny Light Horseman is a folk band, presenting their self titled album here in Pittsburgh. 


Bon Iver playing in LA in 2021. (


Saturday, June 11th


Kenny Chesney

Heinz Field, 5:00 pm


For any and all country music fans, we have you covered. Kenny Chesney is making the trip to Pittsburgh on his stadium tour to Hienz Field. With his country album, “Here and Now” the show will be full of dancing and fun. Listen for hit songs, “American Kids”, “Get Along”, and “When the Sun Goes Down.” 


Wednesday, June 15th


The Lumineers

The Pavilion at Star Lake, 7:30 pm


A favorite for any alternative rock or indie music fan, the Lumineers are sure to put on a show this June. The band will be touring their recent album of 2022, Brightside. The album is a moving composition and reflects the original old-school Lumineer sound. For that reason, whether you are a new Lumineers listener, or a superfan, the show is worth attending. 

The Lumineers at PPG Paints Arena in 2020 (Pittsburgh City Paper)


The Lumineers at PPG Paints Arena in 2020. (

Corinne Bailey Rae

Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead, 8:00 pm


For a more intimate and unique concert experience, seeing Corinne Bailey Rae will be an amazing experience. Although best known for her song, “Put Your Records On”, Rae has several older albums, and released a song in 2021 with Smoko Ono and UMI, “You Are.” 


Tuesday, June 21st


Rex Orange County

Stage AE, 6:00 pm


Another must-see includes Rex Orange County, touring his most recent album, “WHO CARES.” The British singer is known for making records that will have you jumping up and down one second, then in tears the next second. Either way, “WHO CARES” is nothing short of Rex Orange County’s best work, and the tour isn’t one to miss.



Mr Smalls Theatre, 8:00 pm

Special Guest: THE BLSSM


Role Model is also visiting Pittsburgh on June 21st, making your decision that Tuesday a hard one. His shows are known to be intimate and exciting the entire time. Performing the genre known as Indie Pop, his debut album “Rx” is upbeat and emotional. 



Sunday, June 26th


Mt. Joy

Stage AE, 6:30 pm


For anyone seeking to live their best hippie nature summer, Mt. Joy is a must-see. A personal favorite of mine, Mt. Joy music is a fresh of breath air, and their concerts are very well done. They will be touring their highly anticipated new album, Orange Blood, which is released June 17th. Listen to their highly renown self titled first album here.


2019 Mt. Joy concert in Washington D.C. (



Tuesday, July 5th


Backstreet Boys

The Pavilion at Star Lake, 7:30 pm


If any members of the BSB army are reading this, rejoice, because one of the world’s favorite boybands (after One Direction) is going on tour! Formed back in 1993, the band enjoyed almost immediate success, and eventually took a 2-year hiatus before releasing their comeback album, “Never Gone” in 2005. Their most recent album, called “DNA” was released in 2019. 


Tuesday, July 12th


Dead & Company

The Pavilion at Star Lake, 7:00 pm


This July, everyone should head to see Dead & Company play, a revamped revival of the Grateful Dead. The band consists of original members, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann, while featuring new tourmates, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge. By design, no Dead & Company show is the same. Each show is a unique combination of remastered classics and rock covers, in which the musicians will participate in 10+ minute riffs and improvisations. So grab your dad, uncle, or any Dead-Head you know, and check out this concert!


Thursday, August 11th


Billy Joel 

PNC Park, 8:00 pm


On a retro tour, Billy Joel’s performance will be well worth seeing. The “Piano Man”, although he has not released new music in several years, will play old classics and the show will be an incredible music experience. 

Billy Joel playing at PNC Park in 2016. (


Sunday, August 14th



PNC Park, 6:00 pm


If interested in a mid-August headbanger, Metallica is visiting PNC park. An 8 time Grammy Award winning band, Metallica was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2009, establishing their position as one of the best heavy metal rock bands of all time. The tour will consist of retro classics, and modern covers, and you won’t want to miss it.


Tuesday, August 23rd



Stage AE, 6:00 pm

Special Guest: Surfaces


In August, pop rock band LANY is swinging by Pittsburgh as a part of their 2022 World Tour. LANY, an acronym for “Los Angeles New York”, is currently comprised of Paul Klein and Jake Goss. Enjoying a lot of success as of late, the band is taking their 2021 album “gg bb xx” on the road this summer!


Sunday, August 28th


Wiz Khalifa and Logic

The Pavilion at Star Lake, 6:30 pm


Allderdice needs to show out for Wiz Khalifa as he visits Pittsburgh in his show with Logic! An alumni of Allderdice himself, Khalifa has been an outspoken fan of his time at Allderdice, naming his fan base Taylor Gang, and producing a mixtape named Taylor Allderdice in 2012. Not to mention, legendary rapper Logic will be accompanying Wiz on tour, making the show even more unmissable.