Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe at Arts Fest; Car Cruise and Pure Gold at Hartwood Acres (Sun., 6/16/19)

1) Singer and saxophonist Karl Denson is the type of artist who always has his hands in several projects and several genres. He came to prominence playing sax for Lenny Kravitz (stealing the show with his solo in “Let Love Rule”). For a few years after, he split his time between the jazz-funk ensemble The Greyboy Allstars and his own jazz solo albums. His CV also includes time as a touring member of the Rolling Stones. Now Denson is back with an outfit called Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, which offers a galaxy of funk, jazz, and jam band-ish rock. This year’s Gnomes & Badgers is their latest album. 2014’s New Ammo features originals and covers, including the White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army.” The group will close the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. So long as the weather holds, concertgoers will likely leave with pep in their step. 7:30 p.m. Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers open for Denson at  6 p.m. Also on the Main Stage from 2 to 3 p.m. is Justin Fabus. Dollar Bank Main Stage, Point State Park. (EC, CM)

2) Today for Father’s Day, there will be an afternoon vintage “Car Cruise” followed by an evening concert with Pure Gold. Car cruise is from 2 to 7 p.m. with concert at 7:30 p.m. This event is part of the Allegheny County Summer Concert Series.4070 Middle Rd., Allison Park. (MV)

3) The City of Pittsburgh’s Bach, Beethoven and Brunch Classical Music Series offers a free concert today by the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra. This concert series runs every Sunday through August 11 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.