1) America’s largest inland regatta, the 2016 EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta, continues today along the banks of and on the Allegheny River near Point State Park. Today’s attractions include the F-1 Powerboat Races, jet ski stunts, Frisbee Dogs, AAA Beach, sand sculptures, BMX Stunt Shows, fireworks, Wheel of Lights, gyros and other foods, Venture Outdoors Climbing Wall, and bands.
This year’s EQT Three Rivers Regatta promises a variety of music in a range of places. The Main Stage at Point State Park will feature the most acts. Many local artists will perform over the weekend, including, but not limited to, Beauty Slap, Good Brother Earl, and The Andy Davis Band. Lovebettie, also from Pittsburgh and a Rolling Stone “Band To Watch,” will play an acoustic duet Saturday at noon.
Today sees Country-singer Rodney Atkins closing the Main Stage at 8 p.m. followed by Purple Rain Fireworks and FX, a tribute to the late musician Prince. Pyrotecnico, a fireworks company based in New Castle, will be shooting the rockets, and you can probably guess what the dominant color will be. See the Regatta’s event schedule for a full list of performances. Hours are noon to 10 p.m. Free. Ends today. Point State Park, Downtown. (RH/CM)
2) The Baja Bar and Grill’s outdoor deck and Tiki bar are now open for dining, drinking, and dancing with live bands and DJs. Which is where one of Pittsburgh’s top reggae bands, The Flow Band, will be performing. The band cites as its reggae influences the master, Bob Marley, and Third World. Let the good times Flow! 2 – 6 p.m. 1366 Old Freeport Rd., Fox Chapel Yacht Club, Fox Chapel.
3) The City of Pittsburgh’s Bach, Beethoven and Brunch Classical Music Series offers a free concert today by the Mon Valley Community Band. This concert series runs every Sunday through Aug. 14 in Mellon Park from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Pack your own brunch basket or buy food at the park. Fifth and Shady Aves., Point Breeze/Squirrel Hill.