Pittsburgh Out of doors Music Pageant with Jason Mraz and The Wailers

PITTSBURGH – Jason Mraz and The Wailers were announced to headline Rock, Reggae & Relief, a summer festival in Pittsburgh on August 28th that will benefit hospitality workers and those affected by food insecurity.

We’re talking about a real personal concert here. on Forbes Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh, not on your computer screen.

General admission tickets went on sale Tuesday for $ 50 at rockreggaerelief.com.

Grammy-winning, Billboard charting singer-songwriter Mraz and reggae mainstays The Wailers lead a cast that includes reggae funk group Roots of Creation and UpRooted, starring Michael Gablicki of Pittsburgh’s Rusted Root.

The organizers say Mraz’s June album, Reggae-infused Look For The Good, will help cement the feel-good vibe of the annual street festival for all ages, which did not take place in 2020 due to Covid-19.

“The pandemic has devastated the hotel industry in our region and confronted many families with food insecurity,” said a press release on this event. “That’s why this year the funds raised through Rock, Reggae & Relief will benefit the Food Insecurity and Hospitality Fund administered by the Piatt Family Foundation.”

The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s Community Takeout initiative, launched in partnership with 412 Food Rescue, is a program that will benefit from the event. The program is helping downtown Pittsburgh restaurants and their staff ensure their doors stay open, and also provides meals to food-insecure residents.

The festival takes place along Forbes Avenue between Market Square and Wood Street. The gates open at 1 p.m., the bands play until 11 p.m., followed by an after party in the Revel Restaurant.

Gavin DeGraw, Michael Franti and Pittsburgh’s Ghost Hounds could be seen at the Rock, Reggae & Relief Festival 2019.

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