Sammy Hagar and Night Ranger at Highmark Stadium; Liberty Magic Presenting Billy Kidd (Thurs., 6/5/19)

1) Sammy Hagar, who’s also known as “the Red Rocker,” is like an old west gunfighter that shoots well with both of his sidearms. One can fire Van Halen hit songs like “Dreams,” “Love Walks In,” and “When It’s Love.” The other delivers Hagar solo hits, including “I Can’t Drive 55,” “Red,” and “Give to Live.” Hagar was in Van Halen for two stints, the first was 1985 to 1996, returning in 2003 through 2005. He formed the supergroup Chickenfoot with former Van Halen bass guitarist Michael Anthony, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith, and virtuoso guitarist Joe Satriani. Chickenfoot is on hiatus, but Hagar formed another supergroup in 2014 with Anthony: The Circle. The group also includes Vic Johnson from another of his projects, The Waboritas, and drummer Jason Bonham. Hagar will be performing with The Circle at Highmark Stadium. With every online ticket purchase, the purchaser will be able to receive a free physical copy of Hagar & The Circle’s just released CD, Space Between. The album debuted at No. 4 on the US Billboard 200 chart, which makes it Hagar’s highest ranked album ever.

Sister Christian” was one of Night Ranger’s biggest hits when it rose on the Billboard Hot 100 chart to No. 5 in June 1984. The San Francisco rock band has had many iterations over the years and is extremely popular in Japan. Night Ranger’s first five albums had worldwide sales of more than 10 million. Their most recent album, Don’t Let Up, features a classic Dodge muscle car on its cover with a large hood scoop and the words “N1ght Rang3r” on its front license plate. 7 p.m. Highmark Stadium, 510 W. Station Square Dr., Station Square. 

2) Outlaw Billy the Kid had quick hands and amazed people by the things he did with them for a limited amount of time. Magician Billy Kidd uses her fast hands in a more positive manner—to amaze people through her magic tricks. She is known as one of the preeminent sleight of hand and close-up magicians in the field today. Kidd has appeared on the Discovery Channel’s “Breaking Magic,”  Syfy’s “Wizard Wars,”  “Penn & Teller Fool Us,” and as a regular on the CW’s “Masters of Illusion.” She even has her own magic parlor in Bath England, Krowd Keepers Magic Theatre. In addition to sleight of hand and close up magic, Kidd is a highly skilled escapologist and illusionist. Kidd will be performing her “Bridging the Gap” at Liberty Magic through June 23.

There is also a special Skeleton Key VIP Experience which unlocks the first two rows of the cozy theater for a chance to become part of the performance (if you wish), and gives you an exclusive meet and greet with the magician after the show which includes private, close-up tricks. Members of the Skeleton Key VIP Experience will also be able to purchase merchandise not available to the general public.

Liberty Magic is recommended for ages 18 and up; no one under 12 will be admitted. Cocktail or party attire is suggested. The venue also offers a special space for private groups. Additionally there is a BYOB option for a corkage fee. Liberty Magic is at 811 Liberty Avenue in the Cultural District. 7:30 p.m. For tickets and more information visit the Trust Arts Liberty Magic website or call (412) 456-6666.