Latest

Best Concerts To Look Forward To In Pittsburgh In 2013

December 20, 2012 6:00 AM

View Comments
The Lumineers (photo credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Billabong)

The Lumineers (photo credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Billabong)

Pittsburgh’s appreciation for performance art extends well beyond ballets and plays at the Benedum Center in the city’s Cultural District to its music scene that encompasses a variety of styles and musicians. From national pop stars to local country celebs, there’s a concert for every genre of music lovers making their way to the area over the next few months. Here are five of the must-see concerts coming to Pittsburgh in 2013.

G. Love & Special Sauce
Stage AE
400 N. Shore Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 229-5483
www.stageae.com
 
Price: $27.60
Date: Jan. 11 – 8 p.m.

The Philadelphia-based trio G. Love & Special Sauce is bringing its chill tunes to Pittsburgh’s for a Friday evening concert at Stage AE. Its unique sound blends blues and hip-hop for the perfect way to unwind after the holiday season chaos. Joining G. Love & Special Sauce on its East Coast tour is New York City indie-folk band Swear and Shake. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

The Hillbilly Way
Pepsi Cola Roadhouse
565 Route 18
Burgettstown, PA 15021
(724) 947-1900
www.pepsiroadhouse.com

Price: $26.75
Date: Jan.19 – 7:30 p.m.

After rescheduling its planned Oct. 27 concert, local country crooners The Hillbilly Way return to Burgettstown’s Pepsi Cola Roadhouse Jan. 19 for a 7:30 p.m. show. Despite the new name, fans of the band formerly known as the Povertyneck Hillbillies may expect to hear the same rocking country songs from the Povertyneck Hillbillies days as well as more recent hits including “My Kinda Sunday,” which can be heard on Pittsburgh’s local country stations. While this show is a non-dinner performance, beverages and food will be available for purchase. The Hillbilly Way tickets are available through Ticketmaster or by contacting the Pepsi Cola Roadhouse.

The Lumineers
Stage AE
400 N. Shore Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 229-5483
www.stageae.com

Price: $25 advance/$27 day of show
Date: Feb. 8 – 7 p.m.

American folk rockers The Lumineers are ready to rock downtown’s Stage AE for a Feb. 8 show. Hear live performances of the band’s biggest singles, including “Ho Hey” and “Stubborn Love.” The Lumineers will be joined by fellow rockers Coheed and Cambria, which will perform songs from its soon-to-be-released album “The Afterman: Descension.” Tickets for The Lumineers’ Stage AE concert are available through Ticketmaster.

Related: Best Small Rock Clubs To See A Band Up Close

Barry Manilow
Consol Energy Center
1001 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 642-1800
www.consolenergycenter.com

Price: $19.74 to $142.29
Date: April 19 – 7:30 p.m.

With a huge Pittsburgh fan base, tickets to any Barry Manilow concert are sure to sell out quickly and tickets to his upcoming April 19 show will be just as hard to get your hands on. Join Barry at the CONSOL Energy Center and sing along to his classics including “Mandy,” “Copacabana (At The Copa)” and “Could It Be Magic.” All tickets are available through Ticketmaster. The Barry Manilow Hot Ticket Package, which includes a premium reserved seat, a collectible laminate, Barry Manilow’s latest album and exclusive Barry Manilow merchandise is also available through Ticketmaster.

One Direction 2013 Tour
Consol Energy Center
1001 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 642-1800
www.consolenergycenter.com

Price: $39.65 to $90.75
Date: July 8 – 7:30 p.m.

If you have a tween girl in your life, know that she’ll be begging you for a ticket to One Direction’s 2013 tour, which makes its stop at Pittsburgh’s CONSOL Energy Center July 8. Additional North American concert dates were recently added due to high demand to see London’s most adorable singers Liam, Harry, Louis, Niall and Zayn. Undoubtedly the hottest boy band of the past year, One Direction will perform its biggest hits from its studio albums “Up All Night” and November release “Take Me Home,” including “What Makes You Beautiful” and “Live While We’re Young.” Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

Related: Best Live Music Clubs In Pittsburgh
 

Jessica Wasik lives in Pittsburgh where works as a full-time figure skating coach sharing her passion with today’s generation of young skaters. A graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies, Jessica is also a contributing writer for Allegheny West Magazine. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,246 other followers