1) Slip on your cowboy boots, button up your finest flannel, and head down to KeyBank Pavilion, where Jason Aldean takes center stage. Aldean has accumulated many awards over his career, including Male Vocalist of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year at 2013’s Academy of Country Music Awards. He was born in Macon, Georgia and moved to Nashville at 21. His 2005 self-titled debut cemented his success; “Why” became his first number-one single on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. Aldean was performing at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas when a gunman fired into the crowd. Fifty-eight people died; another 851 were injured. The following Saturday, Aldean opened “Saturday Night Live” with a rousing cover of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.” Petty had died the day following the shooting. Now Aldean is on his Ride All Night Tour in continuing support of his eighth studio album, 2018’s Rearview Town. It’s his fourth consecutive Billboard number one album in the U.S. Kane Brown and Carly Pearce open. 7:30 p.m. 665 Rt. 18, Burgettstown. (EC, CM)
2) The Backstreet Boys were a cultural touchstone in the late ’90s. Their music is anthemic of the years around the turn of the millennium. Their self-titled debut U.S. release didn’t hit until 1997, yet still managed to become one of the top 10 best-selling records of the decade thanks to a handful of chart-topping singles. Globally, across nine studio albums, one live album, and one “Best of”, they’ve sold over 130 million records, and they still pack arenas when they go on tour. Band members include Kevin Richardson, AJ McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, and Brian Littrell. The group’s latest release is this year’s, DNA. The album features songs written by Lauv (Charli XCX), Andy Grammer, Stuart Crichton (DNCE) and Mike Sabbath (J Balvin). 8 p.m. PPG Paints Arena, 1001 Fifth Ave.,Uptown. (EC, RH)
3) Bill Toms and Hard Rain with the Soulville Horns will be rockin’ out Moondog’s this evening. Toms’ slightly raspy, deeply soulful voice and his guitar playing prowess combine with the drums, horns, and the rest of the band to create a hot rock sound. Their latest release is Live, a concert recording from last year at Club Cafe. Special guest is Aris Paul.8 p.m. Moondog’s, 578 Freeport Rd., Blawnox.
4) The title appears to be a pun in Spanish, although we aren’t sure. Argentine performers Luciano Rosso and Alfonso Barón like to make sure you’re never sure what will happen next, as seen in their two-man show Un Poyo Rojo. They say this means “A red stone bench” but poyo sounds like pollo, which means chicken, and the acrobatic dancers do a lot of comical cockfighting in their feature-length pas de deux. The show comes across as a sendup of macho culture laced with homoerotic undertones. A Scottish review of a performance at the Edinburgh Fringe called Un Poyo Rojo “a gloriously camp and joyous piss-take of tussling locker-room masculinity,” reflecting how strongly it spoke to the hot-blooded Scots. Now Rosso and Barón perform Un Poyo Rojo in Pittsburgh. They’ll be at the August Wilson Center, co-presented by Pittsburgh Dance Council, with a no-extra-charge party after the show hosted by DJ Inception. 8 p.m. 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. (MV)
5) Today is the Castle Shannon Fall Festival. The event will feature entertainment, including The Flow Band (noon), food trucks and vendors, children’s activities, face painting, and more. One of the food vendor’s is Dosa Cupcakes, a growing mini-cupcake business whose slogan is “A Delightful Bite That’s Just Right.” Flavors for the beautiful cupcakes include: cinnamon roll minis, carrot cake, chocolate, banana, and even some with Steeler colors on them. 1 a.m. to 3 p.m. Between Park and Poplar Streets.