Pittsburgh Music

Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty recently collaborated with Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters in a free concert in New Orleans’ French Quarter. They opened the windows and doors of Preservation Hall and gave a concert to surprised people walking by. A sizable crowd gathered immediately. The performance also featured members of the world famous Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The concert was part of a documentary by Grohl that explores music germane to certain cities. Trombone Shorty is a native of New Orleans—bursting higher on the

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Kenny Loggins

Legendary rock/pop musician Kenny Loggins, whose music has provided a soundtrack to many lives over four straight decades, is in concert at Heinz Hall. He first made it big as part of the duo Loggins and Messina, with hits “Danny’s Song,” “Your Mama Don’t Dance,” and “Angry Eyes.” Loggins’ solo career brought him success with “Danger Zone” from Tom Cuise’s Top Gun movie, “I’m Alright,” and “Footloose.” Special guest is Carla Bianco. 7:30 p.m. 600 Penn Ave., Cultural District.

Norm Nardini

Pittsburgh rock royalty Norm Nardini has said many times he’s a “rock ‘n roll lifer.” His passion and energy drive him in his continuing mission to rock for the people. Nardini has played with top rockers Jon Bon Jovi, Ted Nugent, Big Mama Thornton, Aerosmith, Kansas, and others. He’s also fronted his own band, Norm Nardini and the Tigers. Nardini once told someone in New York City that he was from Pittsburgh, and the man replied, “Pittsburgh? Where’s that, Pennysltucky?” Norm’s from a

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Clowns, elephants, tigers, horses, hoops, trapeze artists, acrobats, unicyclists, a ringmaster, and three rings add up to the “Greatest Show on Earth.” Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus have pulled into town, performing the latest version of their classic circus, “Built to Amaze!” It’ll be in town through Sunday. 7 p.m. Consol Energy Center, 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown.

Jeezy

 Jeezy (aka Young Jeezy) is hitting the ‘Burgh tonight for a pumped-up, hard core rap party at Stage AE as part of his Seen It All tour. Leader of the Southern hip hop group United Streets Dopeboyz of America (USDA) and a former member of Boyz n da Hood and Black Mafia Family (BMF), Jeezy grew up in Columbia, S.C., and now lives in Atlanta. His first major label solo release, Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101, was out in ’05, and the track “Soul Survivor,” featuring Akon,

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Dallas Marks

Dallas Marks is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitar player for The Dallas Marks Band. Playing a mix of top 40 country and Southern rock, the band will surely get those cowboy boots tapping at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille. 8 p.m. No cover. 285 Northgate Dr., Warrendale.

Rhett Miller

 Rhett Miller, solo artist and front man for alt-country band the Old 97’s, makes his way to Club Cafe tonight for a show. Miller has released nine studio albums with the 97’s and six as a soloist, with his most recent being 2012’s The Dreamer. He is an accomplished singer and guitar player, as can be seen in the song “Lost Without You.” Special guest is Paul Luc. 8 p.m. 56 – 58 S. 12th St., South Side.