Pittsburgh’s Can’t Miss Concerts in June

Dolly Parton, Ray LaMontagne and more take the stage.


June 12/ Ray LaMontagne may be best known for his mid-aughts saccharine folk ballads — many of which found their way onto a college boyfriend’s mixtape — but his new album, “Ouroboros,” changes direction with a fuller, more electric band and a psychedelic sound. He’ll likely delve back into his emotional early catalogue as well, though, so this show will be a great fit for any new summer romances. (Stage AE, 400 North Shore Drive, North Shore; 412/229-5483, stageae.com)

June 8/ Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, part of the mid-week lineup for the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, has the sound of a classic soul artist but enough modern funk and flair to keep things interesting. His latest album includes his version of Black Sabbath’s “Changes,” one of the loveliest cross-genre covers in recent memory. Perfect outdoor festival music. (Dollar Bank Main Stage, Point State Park, 101 Commonwealth Place, Downtown; 412/456-6666, 3riversartsfest.org)

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June 28/ Dolly Parton’s “Pure and Simple” tour marks her first stop in Pittsburgh in almost a decade (and her first major tour in about 25 years), and the show promises to be one of the city’s summer highlights. The set list should feature a mix of classic hits and some new material, so expect fresh fun, old favorites and — of course — a lot of rhinestones. (Consol Energy Center, 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown; 800/745-3000, consolenergycenter.com)


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