Pittsburgh’s concert calendar brings hot August nights

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Billy Joel, Motley Crüe and Metallica will rock PNC Park over four nights in August.

The August concert schedule is packed with A-listers, from Machine Gun Kelly to Carlos Santana to a hometown performance by Pittsburgh’s original rap star Wiz Khalifa.

From Kid Rock to Vicki Lawrence; From Twenty One Pilots to Ted Nugent and Jason Aldean to Ohio Valley prog rock heroes Crack The Sky, there’s something for almost every musical taste.

The UPMC Events Center in Moon Township anticipates a strong month with breakout R&B singer Kehlani and rising outlaw country star Cody Jinks.

Here are highlights to help you choose some shows.

August 11: Billy Joel

August 12: Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Poison and Joan Jett.

August 14: Metallica.

September 16: Elton John

August 16: Kehlani

August 20: Cody Jinks

11 Sep: I rule; September 22, Conan Gray; 14-15 Oct: Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias; October 16, Bring Me the Horizon; 27 Oct: Spy Ninjas.

Cody Jinks runs the UPMC Events Center in Moon Township.

August 2: Machine Gun Kelly

August 31: Twenty-one pilots

September 1, Michael Bublé; September 10, Ringo Starr; September 24, John Mullaney; September 28, Post Malone; 8 Oct, Alan Jackson; 14 Oct, Bert Kreischer; October 22, Smashing Pumpkins and Jane’s Addiction.

Twenty One Pilots is playing PPG Paints Arena.

August 2 Rob Zombie

August 4: Santana

August 6: Kid Rock

August 10: Alice in Chains

August 26: Jason Aldean

August 28: Wiz Khalifa and Logic

September 9: Shinedown; September 10: Styx and REO Speedwagon; September 21: Five Finger Death Punch.

Rap star Wiz Khalifa makes his annual home trip to the Pavilion at Star Lake.

August 7: John Pizzarelli Swing Seven

August 14: Allison Russell

August 21: Michael Franti and Arrested Development

August 28: The Tamburitzans.

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August 5: Tyler Farr

August 12: Cello Fury

August 19: Soul Asylum

August 26: Kathleen Edwards

2 Sep: Gene The Werewolf and Paul Luc.

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August 5 Steve Moakler

August 10: Fabulous Thunderbirds

August 11 Phil Vassar

August 20: Crack The Sky

September 2, Justin Fabus; September 7, beech cherry; September 11, Fozzy; September 16, here come the mummies; September 20, Lacuna coil; September 23, Maddie & Tae; September 25, Steve Kimock; 4 Oct, Ana Popovic; October 9th, Jack Russells Great White; Oct. 14, Priscilla Block; 15 Oct, Toadies (sold out); 17 Oct, Michael Schenker; Oct. 19, dead boys; Oct. 25, The Calling; November 3, Sophie B. Hawkins; 8 Nov, Fun Lovin’ Criminals; 9 Nov, Black Flag; November 12, Kitx; 20 November, winger.

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August 4 Scotty McCreery

August 9: Ted Nugent

September 9, Steven Wright; September 17, Robert Cray Band; 20 Oct, Joe Satriani; Oct. 23, Josh Turner; 29 Oct The Outlaws with Atlanta Rhythm Section; Oct. 30, Dropkick Murphys; Nov 7, Steve Vai; November 13, WASP

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August 1: Coheed & Cambria

August 5, Charli XCX

August 7: Collective Soul and Switchfoot

August 8: Andrew Bird and Iron & Wine

August 9: An unforgettable day

August 15: Dispatch and OAR

August 16: Dashboard Confessional and Andrew McMahon

August 18: The Kid Laroi

August 20: Lauv

August 22, Anthrax and Black Label Society

August 23 Lany

August 26: Thundercat

August 30: James Bay

September 2, Jake Owen; September 3, The Shins; September 6, Interpol and Spoon; 7 Sep, $uicide Boy$; Sept. 8, Jamey Johnson and Blackberry Smoke; September 12, Jungle; September 13, IDLE; September 19, Zach Bryan and Charles Wesley Godwin; September 20, clutch; September 21, Marcus King; September 22, Goo Goo Dolls; September 23, Avett Brothers; September 24, Pusha T; September 29, Dustin Lynch; October 10, Death Cab for Cutie; October 15, Women Who Rock; October 21, AWOLNation; October 23, At this moment; 24 October, Welshly Arms; 27 Oct, Matisyahu; November 3, trampled by turtles; 12 Nov, AFI; November 16, turnstile; November 30, Amon Amarth.

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August 25: Teyana Taylor; September 4, Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs; September 8th, The Mountain Goats; 14 Sep 311; September 19, Echo & The Bunnymen; September 27: Gaslight Anthem; 1 Oct, anti-flag; 4 Oct, Me First and The Gimmie Gimmies; October 8, Kenny Hoopla; Oct. 12, Giveon; October 17th, Toxic Event in the air; November 13, Godspeed You Black Emperor; December 10th, peach pit.

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August 3: Muna

August 7: The devil wears Prada

16 Aug: Murder by death

August 17: Shovels & Rope

August 30: James Bay

7 Sep, snail mail; September 15, Ezra Furman; September 16: GWAR; 23-24 Sept: They Might Be Giants (sold out); 6 Oct, Violent Women. October 15, Viagra Boys; 20 Oct, Gogol Bordello; Oct. 27, The Lone Bellow; Nov. 12, Donna the Buffalo.

August 6: Daniel Champagne

August 21: Chris Knight and Jason Eady

August 25 Steve Forbert

September 12, Josh Rouse; September 22, Dylan LeBlanc; 8 Oct, Jon Spencer & the HITmakers; Oct. 14, Cory Brannon; October 17, Craig Finn; November 5, Wheatus.

September 1, Matt Nathanson; September 11, Nick Swardson; September 14, Kevin James; September 19, Craig Ferguson; September 28, Little Feat; Oct. 8, “In Conversation with the Sopranos”; 10 Nov, Richard Marx; November 26, Dave Landau; December 16, Jim Brickman.

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September 19: The National; 15 Oct: Kenny Vance in The Best of Doo-Wop Volume II; Nov. 12, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons; Dec. 14: Christmas of the Celtic Woman; December 20, Marie Osmond.

Oct. 6, The Killers with Johnny Marr; October 20, casting crowns; November 5, Billy Strings.

26-27 September, Chris Rock; Sep 30: Nick Mason’s Saucer of Secrets; Nov 28: Disney Princess: The Concert; Dec. 13, Steamroller Mannheim; December 20: Straight No Chaser.

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September 7, Judy Collins; September 23, Mike Birbiglia; 11-12 Nov: Chazz Palminteri; November 13: Joanne Shaw Taylor.

September 24, Monty Alexander; 15 Oct, Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band; Nov 12, Django Festival All-Stars; 18-19 Nov., MCG Jazz Recording Label Celebration; 2 December, Mindi Abair.

6 Sep, crowded house; Oct. 26, “Weird Al” Yankovic; October 28, Jim Jeffries.

12-13 August, Tom Segura; 9 Sep, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray, O-Town, Ryan Cabrera and LFO; October 8, Tracy Morgan.

August 5: Vicki Lawrence

August 6: Aaron Lewis

August 27: Tower of Power

September 17, Sara Evans; September 24, Carlos Mencia; Oct. 1, Rick Springfield; October 8, En Vogue; October 15, war.

Various venues

August 31, Vanessa Collier (Moondogs in Blawnox); September 9, Four Chords Music Festival featuring Bad Religion, Jimmy Eat World and All Time Low (Wild Things Stadium, Washington, Pa.); 9 Sep, Blue Oyster Cult, (Mountain View Amphitheatre, Hampton); 14 Sep Hinder (Crafthouse in Baldwin); 20 September, Modern English (Crafthouse in Baldwin); Oct. 28, Squirrel Nut Zippers (Vinoski Winery, Belle Vernon.)

Scott Tady is Entertainment Editor at The Times and is easy to reach at [email protected].

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