1) Crowds don’t lie. When people with lawn chairs start arriving in bright daylight to get prime spots for evening outdoor concerts, it’s because the music is good—and free. Allegheny County sponsors weekly concerts all summer in two locations: 7:30 p.m. on Fridays at South Park Amphitheater and 7:30 p.m. Sundays at Hartwood Acres Amphitheater. Performers are a mix of Pittsburgh-based and touring talent across a wide range of genres. The lineup at South Park in early-to-midsummer includes shows by The Jaggerz, and The Vindys. In June Hartwood Acres has Pure Gold, and Indigo Girls. As per tradition, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra plays both locations around the Fourth of July. Food trucks and Hop Farm Brewing Company craft beer are at all concerts starting at 6:00 pm. Tonight Pure Gold is performing at Hartwood Acres. 3700 Farmshow Dr., South Park Twp., and 4070 Middle Rd., Allison Park. (M.V.)
2) The Baja Bar and Grill’s outdoor deck and Tiki bar are now open for dining, drinking, and dancing with live bands and DJs. Which is where one of Pittsburgh’s top reggae bands, Ras Prophet, will be performing. The band draws from six decades of Jamaican music. 2 – 6 p.m. 1366 Old Freeport Rd., Fox Chapel Yacht Club, Fox Chapel.