1) Classic rock mainstay Chicago has remained vibrant and popular throughout the decades despite lead singer Peter Cetera leaving the band for a solo career in 1985, personnel changes, and a lack of latter-day chart successes. Why has Chicago remained so popular? The answer is in the music. Every musician is highly accomplished and the band’s big wall of sound brings it all together. Best known for its brassy horn section—which gives extra depth to hits like “25 or 6 to 4,” “Saturday in the Park,” “Just You and Me” “Beginnings,” and “If You Leave Me Now“—Chicago had a longer name at its start in 1967. The rockers called themselves Chicago Transit Authority but were forced to change it … by the Chicago Transit Authority. The band will give a FanJam Postgame Concert, which begins at PNC Park after the Bucs play the Padres in a 7:05 game. 115 Federal St., North Shore.
2) Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn features a variety of visual and performing arts at galleries, clubs, and restaurants along Penn Avenue (4800-5500) in the Garfield, Bloomfield, and Friendship neighborhoods. 6 – 10 p.m. Most events are free.
3) Tonight Revel + Roost continues their Friday Night Live event series with swagger rockers Lovebettie. Lovebettie was named by Rolling Stone as “a band to watch” and is led by Alexandra Naples on vocals and piano. Revel + Roost is known for their menu featuring rustic American fare and cool cocktails. Revel is a little more on the casual side and Roost, on the second floor, features a wide variety of fine culinary creations. 7-11 p.m. 242 Forbes Ave, just steps away from Market Square.