Florida Georgia Line and Nelly at KeyBank; Jam on Walnut Street; Little Italy Days (Sat., 8/19/17)

1) Country duo Florida Georgia Line consists of Tyler Hubbard (he’s the Georgian half of the pair) along with Brian Kelley from Florida. They’ve been headlining their own tours in recent years after opening for Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, and Jason Aldean. The duo formed in Nashville in 2010 and have since put out three albums: 2012’s Here’s to the Good Times; 2014’s Anything Goes, which went to No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and the Country Albums chart; and last year’s Dig Your Roots. They were the first group to be labeled as “bro-country,” a rock and hip-hop influenced style best demonstrated by their smash single “Cruise” (which was later remixed by hip-hop artist Nelly and given an even more leery video). Opening is Nelly, Chris Lane, and Ryan Hurd. 7 p.m. KeyBank Pavilion, 665 Rt. 18, Burgettstown. (HM, RH)

2) For five Saturdays every summer and fall, Walnut Street in Shadyside shifts its focus from the usual bustling bevy of bistros and boutiques to putting a bit of music in the air, courtesy of the Shadyside Chamber of Commerce. The annual Jam on Walnut series brings some big names out for free concerts that stop traffic and pack the street. Tonight’s edition features one of Pittsburgh’s top dance bands, Dancing Queen. All of the Jams On Walnut are free to attend, and proceeds from food and drink sales benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Jaywalker opens. 7 p.m. 5442 Walnut St., Shadyside.

3) Bloomfield is hosting Little Italy Days. At this festival you’ll find an abundance of delicious Italian food and baked goods, musical performers, dancing, bocce ball, sidewalk sales, and maybe a little vino. Some of the stalwarts of the Bloomfield culinary scene are Alexander’s Bistro, The Pleasure BarLombardozzi’s, Tessaro’s, Sausalito, and Pizza Italia. Today’s entertainment highlights are The Jersey Four, who are billed as the best Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons tribute band (6:30 p.m.): John Lupone, Italian opera vocalist (5 p.m.); and Elias Khouri with his young Italian powerhouse trio (6;30 p.m.) There will even be a pasta eating contest, and a pizza dough stretching demonstration. All bases are covered! Noon – 9 p.m.  Continues through tomorrow. Free. Liberty Avenue, Bloomfield.

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