Three Rivers Arts Festival announces music lineup

Jeff Tweedy, Lucinda Williams, the Smithereens among acts


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Wilco drew massive crowds to Point State Park when it played the Three Rivers Arts Festival back in 2003 and 2004.

With Wilco on hiatus, Jeff Tweedy, the scruffy frontman for the indie-rock/alt-country darlings, will return to open the 55th annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival on June 6.

The festival, which runs through June 15, will feature Lucinda Williams, Kaiser Chiefs, Jake Bugg and the Smithereens, among others.

Here is the lineup of Point State Park headliners:

June 6: Jeff Tweedy: First solo trip here for the frontman of Wilco and the former co-leader of alt-country pioneers Uncle Tupelo.

June 7: Sam Bush: Bluegrass multi-instrumentalist made his name in the band New Grass Revival in the '70s and '80s.

June 8: Trampled by Turtles: Indie-folk band from Duluth, Minn., has played Coachella, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza. It is also WYEP Day with Colonizing the Cosmos, townsppl and Brooke Annibale.

June 9: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

June 10: Kaiser Chiefs: Pittsburgh debut for the British post-punk revival band about to release its fifth album.

June 11: Amos Lee: Philadelphia singer-songwriter combines rock, folk and soul.

June 12: The Smithereens: Veteran New Jersey rock band, known for such songs as "A Girl Like You" and "Blood and Roses," opened for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers last summer at Consol Energy Center.

June 13: Curtis Harding: Former CeeLo Green backup singer also plays in the garage-soul band Night Sun.

June 14: Lucinda Williams: Queen of Alt-Country returns to the festival for the first time since 2001.

June 15: Jake Bugg: 20-year-old British singer-songwriter who recently played SXSW is pegged as a "new Dylan" type.

All concerts are free and begin at 7:30 p.m., with the exception of the Pittsburgh Symphony, which will begin at 7 p.m.

Exact times and more information on music programming, the Artist Market, visual arts, family programming and more will be announced May 9.

For more information, visit www.TrustArts.org/TRAF or call 412-456-6666.


smervis@post-gazette.com; 412-263-2576. Twitter: @scottmervis_pg

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