Legendary Southern Rocker Charlie Daniels in Concert at Jergel’s; Predators vs. Penguins (Thurs., 3/31/16)

Charlie Daniels is highly skilled at both the fiddle and guitar.

Charlie Daniels is highly skilled at both the fiddle and guitar. photo: Wikipedia Commons.

1) Country/rock superstar Charlie Daniels and his band (CDB) play Jergel’s Rhythm GrilleThere’s always been a special affinity between Daniels and Pittsburgh; he’s been a frequent visitor and has even sung the national anthem before several Steelers games. One of his songs, “In America,” includes a reference to the team’s fans: “Just go and lay your hand on a Pittsburgh Steeler fan and I think you’re going to finally understand.” Tragically, in 2011, longtime keyboardist Taz DiGregorio was killed in a one-car accident in Tennessee while driving to the tour bus to embark on a trip. The band’s many hits include “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” “Long Haired Country Boy,” and “Redneck Fiddlin’ Man.” Unwound opens. 8 p.m. 285 Northgate Dr., Warrendale. SOLD OUT

 

2) The Pens face off against the Nashville Predators in a 7 p.m. game at Consol Energy Center. One of the hottest teams in the NHL lately has been the Pens. Including today there are six games left, let’s hope the winning ways continue deep into the playoffs. Next up for the team is an away game Saturday against the New York Islanders. 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown.

3) Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Oakland is offering free admission every Thursday evening in March thanks to The Jack Buncher Foundation. Enjoy exhibits about different cultures, animals, dinosaurs, minerals, nature and ancient Egypt, etc. 3 – 8 p.m. 4400 Forbes Ave.