Music to my Ears! Concerts Coming to Pittsburgh in 2023
March 27, 2023
For many, music is just something you listen to in the car, at the gym, on a run, generally from an electronic device somehow or another. However, it could be argued that there’s no better way to enjoy a band than going to a concert. Not only is the music always at its best when performed live, it’s a great way to support your favorite bands and be around people who are interested in the same type of stuff as you are! Concerts are great fun to go with friends, families, significant others, you name it! There’s one for any type of occasion. However, sometimes they can be hard to find. Here I’ll give some recommendations so that maybe you can find a concert to hit up this year!
NOTE: Ticket prices are bound to change as concert dates approach, the prices listed are from 3/15/23. Prices are meant to still give a general idea of priciness to attend a show.
PPG Paints Arena
Only about an hour from just about anyone in the Knoch area, PPG is a very large indoor venue that hosts not just sporting events, but large-scale artists. The seating is mostly in chairs, although some artists have an open floor where you are free to jiggy and jive. Within the next six months, they have a couple musical artists coming to play for the people of Pittsburgh. For vending, they only accept card as the arena is a cash-free facility.
Lizzo: The queen herself.
When: May 13th, 8:00 pm
Ticket $: From as low as 66$ to up to $310 for an open floor ticket
Notes: Open floor, special guest: Latto
When: May 17th, 7:30 pm
Ticket $: $75 to $558 for an open floor ticket
Notes: Turnstile will open for them
When: June 11th, 7:00pm
Genre: Alternative/Indie Rock
Ticket $: $57 to $280 for floor tickets
Notes: Special guest Bloc Party and Genesis Owusu
Located a similar distance as the PPG Paints Arena, Stage AE is a smaller venue that has an indoor and outdoor stage, both with crowds hardly ever larger than around 5,000. No chair seating, just open floors to dance and jump around. Outside, there is the option to be more in the pit area, on concrete closer to the stage, or you can be farther back in the grass area where the music is still loud and the view still good, just less overwhelming.
When: May 20th, 6:30pm
Genre: Indie pop/indie rock
Ticket $: approximately $70 for GA
Notes: Outdoor venue, open floor, opener: PUP Pool Kids
When: July 12th, 7:00pm
Ticket $: approximately $80 for GA
Notes: May be some moshing, !!BRITISH!!, outdoor, open floor
The Backseat Lovers:
When: July 26th, 6:30
Ticket $: approximately $80 for GA
Notes: opening with Bendigo Fetcher, open floor and outdoor venue
Pavilion at Star Lake
Approximately an hour from just about anyone in the Knoch area, Star Lake amphitheater is located in Burgettsville PA and is a large entirely outdoor venue. They tend to host some of the long-time legends, and will be rolling out even more classics than listed below so be sure to keep an eye for some of your favorite classics. Their venue can hold up to 23,000 people, with the majority getting groovy on the general admission lawn, and the opportunity for reserved seating for up to approximately 7,000 guests. The moon rises beautifully over the venue in the summertime.
Dead and Company:
When: June 5th, 2023
Genre: Roots rock
Ticket $: GA lawn tickets are currently at about $110, with pit tickets going up to $2,000
Notes: I’ll be there;) shakedown street will be present
Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, & Too Short:
When: July 16th, 8:00pm
Ticket $: $70 GA lawn tickets, up to $1,000 to be down in the pit
Notes: Great to go to with family, maybe even drag good ole Mee-maw along to.
When: August 19th, 7:00pm
Ticket $: a charming $70 for that lawn GA, to up to $2,500 to pit it up
Notes: I will not be there.
No matter where you go or what concert you attend, be sure to go with people you trust, stay hydrated, look cute, and certainly have fun. 🙂