Pittsburgh Black Music Festival. July 14-17. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Several downtown locations. Free. wpajuneteenth.com. Split into four themed days – Jazz, Gospel, Hip Hop/Classic R&B and Funk, Blues and Soul – the 2022 Pittsburgh Black Music Festival brings together big names in music like The Ohio Players, Tony! Tony! Tone!, Rakim, The Walls Group, and more at Market Square and The Point. The free event is in honor of Phyllis Hyman, a Pittsburgh native and singer.
Death and Company. Tuesday July 12. The Star Lake Pavilion. 665 PA-18, Burgettstown. $39 and up. deadandcompany.com. Hot Take: I think Dead & Company improved with the addition of John Mayer. Please don’t @ me.
Kenny Stockard. Friday July 15. 7 p.m. Thunderbird Cafe & Music Hall. 4053 Butler Street, Lawrenceville. $12. www.thunderbirdmusichall.com. Local alternative R&B artist Kenny Stockard has released his debut album, chance to hunt, Last week. He celebrates with an album release party, alongside LIVEFROMTHECITY and Deejay Aesthetics.
Popular. 1280, Death Instinct, Trovants, 2020K. Friday July 15. 7:30 p.m. The Government Center. 715 East Street, north side. $8-10. brownpapertickets.com. We may not be in New York, but are listening to New York post-punk quartet Pop. 1280 in the north side, that’s close, isn’t it?
Melt and Millvin and the Etnoids with Hearken. Fri. July 15. 7 p.m. Spirit. 242 51st Street, Lawrenceville. $10. spiritpgh.com. Come for the local punk rock festivities, stay for the Icy Pisces dance party, until 2am
Maren Morris. Fri. July 15. 6:30 p.m. AE Stadium. 200 North Shore Drive, north side. $49.50-99. promowestlive.com. This country star humbly asks you to see her perform with Brent Cobb on his Humble Quest tour.
summer of love. Sunday July 17. 7:30 p.m. Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater. 4070 Middle Road, Allison Park. Free. alleghenycounty.us. Any summer can be a summer of love when Woodstock cover band Summer of Love perform.