Rick Springfield Plays Hollywood Casino; Billy Price CD Release Concert at Shrine Center; Doors Open Pittsburgh (Sat., 10/1/22)

1) Attention ladies: Rick Springfield, former soap opera hunk (“General Hospital”) is playing The Hollywood Casino at The Meadows. Springfield’s breakout hit was “Jessie’s Girl” in 1981 and other top songs include “Don’t Talk to Strangers” and “I Get Excited.” The Australia native, who once dated actress Linda Blair, has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits. His latest solo album is Orchestrating My Life, released in 2019. Springfield has many male fans too. 8 p.m. 210 Racetrack Rd., Washington. (R.H.)

2) Today Pittsburgh blues/soul/rock legend Billy Price is celebrating 50+ years as a performer in the music industry. Price cut his teeth as a vocalist for the late, great guitarist Roy Buchanan. He then started Billy Price and the Keystone Rhythm Band, best known for songs like “Eldorado Cafe” and “Lickin’ Stick” and albums like Free At Last. In addition to Price, the band featured legendary musicians such as the late Glenn Pavone, Eric Leeds, and others. He’s also leads the Billy Price Band and works as a solo artist. Price’s album with the late Chicago soul singer Otis Clay, This Time for Real, won a 2016 Blues Music Award. His next two albums, Reckoning and Dog Eat Dog were both nominated for Blues Music Awards. And in 2020 Price was nominated for BMA’s Best Male Soul Blues Artist. If all those accolades are not enough, he was also inducted into the Pittsburgh Rock Legends Hall in 2016. The concert will celebrate the release of Price’s new 3-CD compilation, 50+Years of Soul, which he released on GetHip Recordings in early September.

The Billy Price Band consists of Dave Dodd (drums), Tom Valentine (bass), Lenny Smith (guitar), Jim Britton (keyboards), Eric Spaulding (sax), and Joe Herndon (trumpet). Band alumni and special guests will join Price and band during one of of the sets. Opening the CD release concert is Gabe Stillman Band. Proceeds benefit Pittsburgh’s Syria Shriners. First drink is included with an early entry ticket purchase. 8 p.m. Pittsburgh Shrine Center, 1877 Shriners Way, Cheswick. (R.H.)

Legendary blues and soul singer Billy Price. (photo: David Aschkenas)

Legendary blues and soul singer Billy Price. (photo: David Aschkenas)

The beautiful architecture of the Bank Tower in Pittsburgh's historic financial district makes it one of the highlights of the Doors Open Pittsburgh Tour.

The beautiful architecture of the Bank Tower in Pittsburgh’s historic financial district makes it one of the highlights of the Doors Open Pittsburgh Tour.

3) Wouldn’t it be cool to get a deeper look inside interesting, and normally off limits sections, of places like the Union Trust Building, The Industrialist Hotel, Speakeasy at the William Penn Hotel, The Bank Tower, Dollar Bank Fourth Avenue, Koppers Building, Trinity Cathedral, PPG Place, Heinz Hall, and many more. That’s the idea behind Doors Open Pittsburgh. Now in its 7th year, Doors Open Pittsburgh was founded by former television executive Bonnie Baxter. For all the doors that will be open and more info visit their website. Today it’s OK to be nebby! 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Downtown.

Running back Israel Abanikanda is off to the races. (Photo: Ernest Borghetti and the University of Pittsburgh)

Running back Israel Abanikanda is off to the races. (Photo: Ernest Borghetti and the University of Pittsburgh)

4) The Pittsburgh Panthers football team are coming off a good win last week against the Rhode Island Rams and are 3-1 and currently ranked at 24 in the AP Poll. Today they play the Georgia Tech Yellowjackets at Acrisure Stadium. 8 p.m. 100 Art Rooney Ave., North Shore.

Russell Cicerone kicks the ball past a New York Red Bulls II defender. (Photo: Chris Cowger/Riverhounds SC)

Russell Cicerone kicks the ball past a New York Red Bulls II defender. (Photo: Chris Cowger/Riverhounds SC)

5) Hound dogs can be good hunting dogs. And the Pittsburgh Riverhounds Soccer Club always seem to be in the hunt for USL soccer league championship and they’ve recently clinched another playoff spot. Tonight they will line up against the San Antonio FC at the beautiful Highmark Stadium. See some great soccer action up close and in person. 7 p.m. 510 W. Station Square Dr., Station Square.

6) The Squirrel Hill Night Market returns to Murray Avenue. Food trucks, vendors, crafters, kids activities, neighborhood restaurants, live music, and more attractions will be on hand at this pop-up street festival on Murray Ave. 6-10 p.m. Free. Murray Avenue beginning at Forbes.