Grammy-winning musician Jason Mraz sets off on his “Look For The Good Live!” Tour.
Pittsburgh was announced on Friday and is the final stop on the program, starting July 30th at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater in Austin, Texas.
He will perform on August 28 at the Rock, Reggae and Relief Festival, an outdoor musical event on Forbes Avenue downtown.
Tickets are available here.
“We’re finally seeing live music downtown and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it,” said Lucas Piatt of the Piatt Family Foundation, founder of the festival, via email. “An outstanding range of music and a great cause supporting the food service and hospitality staff make this event more necessary than ever.”
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Mraz will bring his 13-piece band to the streets. The group will perform songs from his latest album “Look For The Good”. The set list contains new and classic songs.
“When we recorded ‘Look For The Good’ we knew we were creating something special, something uplifting that needed to be performed in front of a live audience,” Mraz said in a statement. “And then, just before our shows started, the world stopped.”
He said how many artists he and the band had created concerts online because of the pandemic.
“No matter how big the digital reach, it’s not like being in the same room,” he said. “We have waited patiently for this day: when the curtain rises in Austin, it will be a celebration of a lifetime, with a new appreciation for live music and personal connections that we have all missed.”
Mraz plans to release new material before the opening concert. He will re-release the album “Look For The Good” on July 16th. It debuted last June and features appearances by actress / comedian Tiffany Haddish and reggae icon Sister Carol. Profits from “Look For The Good” will be donated to nonprofits that promote equality among people of color, Mraz said.
Other artists taking the stage at the festival include The Wailers, UpRooted with Rusted Root’s Michael Glabicki, and Roots of Creation. The event will benefit the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s Community Takeout program in association with 412 Food Rescue.
Over the past year, the Community Takeout program has been critical of local restaurants while ensuring that thousands of meals reach the unsafe Pittsburghers, said Leah Lizarondo, CEO and co-founder of 412 Food Rescue, via email.
“We are very excited about the Rock, Reggae & Relief event to highlight this work as restaurants are such important places for connection and community,” she said. “We’re also grateful for partners like the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and the Piatt Family Foundation who are committed to helping the service industry workers who make these experiences possible.”
JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a contributor to the Tribune Review. You can contact JoAnne at 724-853-5062, firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Twitter.
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