We promise you'll have a good time as you make your way to the front of the stage when Joe Grushecky brings his houserockin' band to the Square for this Friday's inaugural show. The critics' favorite from the start, Grushecky's hard-driving, blue-collar brand of rock 'n' roll has earned him fans across the country, including a Jersey boy by the name of Bruce Springsteen. Whether Joe and the Houserockers are "Pumping Iron" or crooning about a "Love So Tough," they're always true to their Steel City roots. With a stage presence big enough to fill a stadium, Grushecky's shows still perform an upclose punch of an intimate show, just like down at "Junior's Bar." The Long Time Darlings take the stage at 5 p.m. to warm up the crowd, while Joe and his boys prove that rock is still alive in the ’Burgh around 6 p.m.
Jeff Jimerson and Airborne. A high-flying act around the ’Burgh since the ’90s, Jeff lands his band in the Square on July 27. A mainstay at Penguins games singing the National Anthem, Jeff plays power-pop tunes that will have fans dancing in the streets around the Square. Getting things started on the right note will be Bear Cub, a local band that resonates with a sound reminiscent of the Avett Brothers and Josh Ritter.
While the headliner for August 3 is surely a surprise to all of us, opening act Danielle Barbe will perform songs from her debut album. A newcomer from what she calls a "small town south of the city," Danielle's already made a big splash with songs that can be heard on major network TV shows and at the movies.
John McDonald and the Mango Men as the dog days of summer draw near. The "trop rock" bank will be jammin' in the Square on August 10 with a refreshing mix of raggae, salsa, Latin and island infused sounds. Polished pros, the band has opened for the Beach Boys, Hall and Oates and other big name performers along the East Coast. Setting the tone for the evening, opening act Guaracha will spice up the evening with a lively mix of Cuban, merengue and other island sounds.
the Stickers will turn the Square into a high-energy, upbeat rock show you wouldn't even find on CMT! These urban cowboys will have fans of all ages kicking up their heels to favorites such as "Girl in a Pickup Truck" and "She Don't Like a Thing" as these local faves bring a bit of Nashville to the Downtown Pittsburgh.
Mark your calendars for the rest of the summer today, and make sure you don't miss a single beat of this noteworthy Friday night concert series that will keep the Square rockin,' jammin,' and jivin' all summer long!