Major concerts coming to the region in the next two weeks include:
v Bruno Mars: Tonight at Consol Energy Center Pittsburgh, with Ellie Goulding; Ticketmaster
v Kid Rock with Kool & the Gang: Tonight at Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls; Ticketmaster
v Taylor Swift: Saturday at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, with Ed Sheeran and Austin Mahone; Ticketmaster
v One Direction: Monday at Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, with Victoria Jackson; Ticketmaster
v Megadeth: July 10 at Covelli Centre, with Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah and Newsted; Ticketmaster
“Nine for IX” (8 p.m., ESPN): This new documentary series celebrates 40 years of Title IX, which made more opportunities available to female athletes. The opener, “Venus vs.,” looks at how Venus Williams fought for equality in prize money on the pro tennis circuit.
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July 4 concert and fireworks
W.D. Packard Concert Band’s Fourth of July Spectacular will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday at the South Lawn Band Shell next to Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. NW.
Stephen L. Gage will conduct the band in a program of patriotic music, featuring vocalist Helen Welch and tenor sexophonist Daniel Carioti.
The free event will end with a fireworks display.
Yes adds concert to meet demand
The Aug. 4 concert by Yes at Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead is sold out and a second show has been added at 7:30 p.m. July 5. Seats are $62, $80 and $100 and are on sale at librarymusichall.com and by calling 412-368-5225.
Yes is performing three of its albums in their entirety on this tour: “The Yes Album,” “Going for the One” and “Close to the Edge.”
Unsigned artists app seeks backers
Tune In Underground is an idea for a free web application in which unsigned and independent artists can submit music, which would then be streamed to listeners via computers, smartphones and tablets.
The domain is currently owned by AudioUnderground Inc., a corporation based in Lisbon.
Tune In Underground would be in a radio/video format very similar to Pandora.com except it is exclusively for unsigned artists. The service would be free for both artists and listeners.
AUI is currently seeking backers, both individual and corporate, to help make tune-in-underground a reality. All backers receive permanent recognition as founding members of the website in the form of a virtual brick in a wall with the backer’s name or company name scribed in a brick commensurate with the size of the contribution. The virtual wall will be the default background behind the player whenever the service is used.
If the project is successful, it will go live in October. Deadline for sponsors is July 20. A video demo and a complete list of perks for sponsors is available online at: indiegogo.com/projects/tune-in-underground.