Mumford & Sons to Play First Niagara (CP’s Thurs. 8/29/13)

1) First Niagara Pavilion hosts British folk rock group Mumford & Sons. The band has enjoyed a surge of success in the United States over the last several years. Their hilarious new  video for their song  “Hopeless Wanderer” is just out and storming the Internet. The video is a self-parody of  Mumford & Sons with comedians Jason Sudeikis, Ed Helms, Will Forte, and Jason Bateman playing the part of the band members. The comedic impostors perform, drink beer and smash their instruments in a California ranch setting. But when it comes to creating and producing great music, the band puts aside all silliness, as evidenced by prior years Grammy nominations and their winning of this year’s Album of the Year Grammy for their Babel release. 7 p.m. 665 Rt. 18, Burgettstown.

2) If you’re driving on the North Shore and think you smell a really big, really early Pitt tailgate cook-out, you’re not imagining it, the Coors Light Kickoff and Rib Festival fires up today. The festival features some of America’s top rib vendors reflecting the nations diverse barbecue tastes. Adding great music to tasty ribs and cold beverages makes a perfect trifecta. Tonight’s entertainment sports a country twang with Parmalee (6:30 p.m., Heinz Field) and Montgomery Gentry (8:15 p.m., Stage AE). The Parmalee show is free as is admission to the festival. You can get a free ticket to Montgomery Gentry by visiting the Sundance Vacations booth at the festival or purchasing them from Stage AE. Noon – midnight.  Heinz Field, 100 Art Rooney Ave., North Shore.

3) The Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers engage in a baseball battle again tonight at PNC Park as the last game of a three night series. 7:05 p.m. 115 Federal St., North Shore.

4) Three members of one of  Pittsburgh’s favorite bands, ScottRob and Greg (drummer Dave is also beloved) of the Clarks take the stage at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille tonight and perform acoustic song sets. 8 p.m. 103 Slade Ln., Warrendale.


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