Kid Rock Plays PPG Paints; Jergel’s Hosts Montgomery Gentry (Sat., 3/6/18)

1) Kid Rock’s rumored U.S. Senate run in Michigan, which included a website selling campaign merchandise, turned out to be a bunch of hoopla. Instead, Kid Rock, born Robert James Ritchie, released his 11th album, Sweet Southern Sugar in November 2017. Ritchie started releasing music in 1990 and broke into the mainstream as a rap-metal crossover artist with the single “Bawitdaba.” Its accompanying album, the 14-times-platinum Devil Without a Cause, was released in 1998. He has leaned more to the rock side of the scale ever since, focusing on Southern, country, and blues influences. 2008’s “All Summer Long,” which samples Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London” and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” was his first top-10 country hit. It appears on 2007’s Rock n Roll Jesus. The WWE used “Greatest Show on Earth,” one of the singles from Kid Rock’s latest album, for its “Survivor Series.” He will perform at the PPG Paints Arena. 7:30 p.m. 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown. (HM, CM)

2) Country rockers Montgomery Gentry rock on after the tragic death of founding duo member Troy Gentry in a helicopter crash last year. Eddie Montgomery is keeping his late partner’s name on the act, and he’s visiting Jergel’s Rhythm Grille with the band. (Eddie is the burly bearded guy in “What Do Ya Think About That.”) Montgomery Gentry’s style has been called workingman’s country, or patriotic country, or just in-your-face country. It has won them three platinum albums. 8 p.m. Sold Out. 285 Northgate Dr., Warrendale. (MV)

3) Dancing Queen will put people on the dance floor at The Meadows. The disco/funk band takes the stage at 8 p.m. 210 Racetrack Rd., Washington.