1) In “Scared,” Delta Rae weave gospel harmonies and a pop beat over the band’s folkish core. It’s an arresting number, the lead-off single from 2015’s After It All, their sophomore album. It also evinces they have no intentions of slowing down. Formed in Durham, North Carolina, the group is one-half a family act—three of its six members are siblings. When they released their debut album, Carry the Fire, in 2012, it perked the ears of music staffs ranging from NPR to VH1. An EP followed in 2013, Chasing Twisters. The EP saw Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham declaring his fandom; he played on a re-recorded version of “If I Loved You,” a song that first appeared on Delta Rae’s debut. They have appeared multiple times on “The Tonight Show” and “Conan” and have played nearly every American music festival: Bonnaroo, Voodoo, Lollapalooza, you name it. This summer, Pittsburghers can catch them at a free outdoor concert at idyllic Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater. Jeanne Jolly opens. 7:30 p.m. 200 Hartwood Acres, Hampton and Indiana townships. (CM)
2) The City of Pittsburgh’s Bach, Beethoven and Brunch Classical Music Series offers a free concert today by the River City 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.
3) Our battlin’ Buccos take the diamond again today against the Chicago Cubs. It’s also Kids Day, with a Family Fun Zone outside the ball yard beforehand, and all fans 14 and under receiving Francisco Cervelli Wall Decals and a chance to run the bases after the game. First pitch is at 1:35 p.m. Next up is the All Star game on Tuesday. PNC Park, 115 Federal St., North Shore.