Richard Marx, Esther Rose, Danny Gochnour, Brittney Chantele, and Tinsley Ellis in Area Concerts (Sat., 6/8/19)

1) Richard Marx will bring his roster of hits to The Meadows tonight, including “Satisfied” and “Don’t Mean Nothing.” The music video for “Don’t Mean Nothing” starred his first wife, Cynthia Rhodes. Marx has been married since 2015 to former model and MTV host Daisy Fuentes. Last year, he appeared as himself in an episode of the ABC TV show “The Bachelorette.” The Meadows, 8 p.m. 210 Racetrack Rd., Washington. 

2) NOTE: Marty Stuart has unfortunately cancelled his concert due to a personal family matter. Country music recording artist Esther Rose has graciously stepped in to perform in Stuart’s absence. The Pittsburgh based country music group The Beagle Brothers will open. The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. 7:30 p.m. The Beagle Brothers open the show at 6 p.m. Dollar Bank Main Stage, Point State Park.

3) Guitarist Danny Gochnour‘s regular gig is as the blazing lead guitar player for Joe Grushecky as a member of The Houserockers, but Gochnour will be headlining his own concert at Club Cafe. Last year, Gochnour released his first solo album, The Despair of Summer. It is a very fine debut LP release. In addition to high quality original songs there is an incredible adaptation of The Eagles’, “I Can’t Tell You Why.” He will be performing songs from that LP plus possibly some new tunes that will be included in an upcoming release. 7 p.m. 56 – 58 S. 12th St., South Side. 

4) Brittney Chantele describes herself on her Twitter page as a singer-songwriter/visual artist/dancer/activist/ and as an organizer of Earth Guardians PA. I haven’t seen her work in the other areas, but I have seen her perform, and Chantele is very talented. Chantele played the hot track “Fade and the Balance” off her latest release, A Fire on Venus, at the TRAF media preview event. She will be performing at the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. 4 p.m. Dollar Bank Main Stage at Point State Park. 

5) When Tinsley Ellis was a teenager, he saw B.B. King live. King broke a string on Lucille, his guitar, and handed it to Ellis, who still owns it to this day. Ellis has long been an accomplished bluesman himself with cuts like “The Other Side.” In 2017, he headlined the first night of the inaugural Blues and Roots Festival in Pittsburgh. His latest album is 2018’s Winning Hand. He plays Moondog’s. 8 p.m. 378 Freeport Rd., Blawnox. (CM)