A pretty diverse lineup for the Rivers Arts Festival which is the best in a couple of years. The only band that I will probably checkout are the Black Keys. But I have to say its good to see such diverse shows. Glad to see its coming back to the Point as well.
June 5, 7:30 p.m.: The Black Keys, garage rock; Jessica Lea Mayfield (6:30 p.m.).
June 6, 7:30 p.m.: Medeski, Martin & Wood, jazz; Zee Avi (5 p.m.) and The Wood Brothers (6:30 pm).
June 7, 6 p.m.: Trombone Shorty, New Orleans jazz.June 8, 8:15 p.m.: Formula 412, hip-hop; Boogie Hustlers, funk (7 p.m.)
June 9, 8:15 p.m.: Donora, local rock; Meeting of Important People (6 p.m.) and Apostle of Hustle (7 p.m.)
June 10, 7:30 p.m.: Toubab Krewe, fusion of rock and West African music.
June 11, 8 p.m.: Booker T., Memphis soul; Hayes Carll (7 p.m.)
June 12, 7:30 p.m.: Robert Randolph and the Family Band, gospel-blues-tinged jam rock.
June 13, 7:30 p.m.: Shemekia Copeland, Chicago blues
June 14, 6 p.m.: The Wailers, reggae.
The Old 97's are set to play Hartwood Acres on 6/28. Los Lobos will be there on 7/26. Not bad free shows for Pgh.