The Times West Virginian


May 28, 2009

Listen to the music playing in your head

FAIRMONT — Summer is the perfect time for outdoor concerts. And North Central West Virginia is conveniently located amid the many venues that offer music ranging from country to pop to rock and more.

The following is a list of concerts scheduled throughout the summer in the area.

• Keith Urban: May 28; 7:30 p.m. Charleston Civic Center Coliseum.

• Coldplay: May 30; 7;30 p.m. Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake, Pittsburgh.

• David Allan Coe: June 5; 9 p.m. Altar Bar, Pittsburgh.

• Don McLean: June 5; 7:30 p.m. Pepsi Cola Roadhouse, Burgettstown, Pa.

• Kenny Chesney: June 6; 4 p.m. Heinz Field, Pittsburgh.

• Nine Inch Nails and Jane’s Addiction: June 10; 7 p.m. Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake, Pittsburgh.

• New Kids on the Block: June 11; 7:30 p.m. Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake, Pittsburgh.

• No Doubt: June 13; 7:30 p.m. Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake, Pittsburgh.

• Phish: June 18; 7: 30 p.m. Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake, Pittsburgh. .

• Dave Matthew Band: June 19, 20; 7:30 p.m. Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake, Pittsburgh.

• Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reefer Band: June 23; 8 p.m. Post Gazette Pavilion at Star  Park, Pittsburgh, Pa.

• Aerosmith with ZZ Top: June 24; 7 p.m. Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake, Pittsburgh.

• Little River Band: July 4; noon. PA Hero Walk Benefit Concert, New Kensington, Pa.

• Barry Manilow: July 6; 7:30 p.m. Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh.

• Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd: July 7; 6:30 p.m. Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake, Pittsburgh.

• Vans Warped Tour: July 8; noon. Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake, Pittsburgh.

• Def Leppard with Poison and Cheap Trick: July 10; 7 p.m. Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake, Pittsburgh.

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