The Times West Virginian

May 28, 2009

Listen to the music playing in your head

By Debra Minor Wilson

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. ticketmaster.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Bob Dylan: July 13; 5:30 p.m. CONSOL Energy Park, Washington, Pa. www.ticketmaster.com

• Jeff Dunham: July 15; 7:30 p.m. WesBanco Arena, Wheeling. ticketmaster.com.

• Taylor Swift: July 18; 7:30 p.m. Charleston Civic Center, Charleston. ticketmaster.com.

• Nickelback: July 18; 6 p.m. Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake, Pittsburgh. www.ticketmaster.com.

• Yes: July 21; 7p.m. Amphitheatre at Station Square,, Pittsburgh. www.ticketmaster.com.

• Green Day: July 22; 7:30 p.m. Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh. www.ticketmaster.com.

• Hippiefest: July 24; 7:30 p.m. Pepsi Cola Roadhouse, Burgettstown, Pa. www.ticketmaster.com.

• Jonas Brothers: July 25. Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh. www.ticketmaster.com

• George Strait with Blake Shelton: July 25; 7:30 p.m. Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake, Pittsburgh. www.ticketmaster.com.

• Sun Up to Sun Down: July 25. All-day bluegrass music. Mountain Lakes Amphitheater, Sutton. 1-866-700-7282.

• Marilyn Manson and Slayer: Aug. 1; 2:15 p.m. Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake, Pittsburgh. www.ticketmaster.com.

• John Legend: Aug. 3; 7:30 p.m. Riverplex Amphitheatre at Sandcastle, Pittsburgh. www.ticketmaster.com.

• Creed: Aug. 6; 7:30 p.m. Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake, Pittsburgh. www.ticketmaster.com.

• George Thorogood: Aug. 7; 8 p.m. Palace Theatre, Greensburg, Pa. www.ticketmaster.com.

• Keith Urban: Aug. 13; 7.30 p.m. Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pa. www.ticketmaster.com.

• Motley Crüe: Aug. 16. Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake, Pittsburgh. www.ticketmaster.com.

• Rod Stewart: Aug. 19 and 22; 8 p.m. Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake, Pittsburgh. www.ticketmaster.com.

• American Idols Live! Tour 2009: Aug. 22; 7 p.m. Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh. www.ticketmaster.com.

• Rascal Flatts: Aug. 28. Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake, Pittsburgh. www.ticketmaster.com.

• Toby Keith: Sept. 11. Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake, Pittsburgh. www.ticketmaster.com.

E-mail Debra Minor Wilson at timeswv.com.