1) Inner Groove Brewing celebrates all things beer and vinyl. The brewers create their beer in house and in a variety of styles from ales to sours and seasonal brews in between. Beer names reflect a love of music, such as Melt with You, an English brown ale with a nod to Modern English’s “I Melt with You.” My Verona, a Golden Ale, recalls both the Knack’s no. 1 hit “My Sharona” and Inner Groove’s neighborhood, the idyllic Pittsburgh suburb of Verona. If beer isn’t your beverage of choice, Inner Groove also sells Narcisi Wines, pop, and water. Events include (when allowed again by PA covid-19 restrictions) live music, DJ trivia on Wednesday, and Bring Your Own Vinyl on Thursday. Patrons can sit inside, and patrons and pups can sit on the back patio or front seating area. During this time, order 16-ounce 4-pack cans or 32-ounce crowlers online for curbside delivery. Food trucks are also parked during operating hours. (See our feature story on Inner Groove). 751 E. Railroad Ave., Verona. (CM)
2) One of the highlights of a normal Pittsburgh summer is the Allegheny County Summer Concert Series featuring national and local bands and performers playing at Hartwood Acres and South Park. Well, as we all know this summer is anything but normal. However the Summer Concert Series is continuing, albeit virtually. The 10 concerts this summer are being aired on Pittsburgh’s CW TV channel Sundays at 7 p.m. The shows will also be posted to the Allegheny County Parks Facebook page and YouTube Channel Sundays at 8 p.m. Tonight’s performance is by country music artist Frank Vieira, whose song “Heart Broke” recently reached No. 71 on the Music Row Chart. Opening is The Hobbs Sisters.