Pittsburgh Blues Festival

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Pittsburgh Blues Festival
Frequency Annual
Location(s) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Inaugurated 1994

The Pittsburgh Blues Festival is a music festival featuring blues musicians in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is one of the region's "marquee annual concerts."[1] The inaugural event took place at the Riverplex at Sandcastle Waterpark,[2] and since then has been held at Hartwood Acres Park and at the Iron City Brewing Company factory.[3] Proceeds from the event benefit charity.[4] The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank credits the festival as its largest annual event.[2]

Koko Taylor performing at the 2007 Pittsburgh Blues Festival.

Previous acts[edit]

Many musicians have previously performed at the Pittsburgh Blues Festival: Koko Taylor, Taj Mahal, John Mayall, Gatemouth Brown, Devon Allman, Bernard Allison, Guy Davis, and Robert Cray.[2]

Kidzone[edit]

The kidzone is a fairly new attraction of the Pittsburgh Blues Festival. Thanks to a few of the event's many sponsors, the Kidzone tent at the festival accommodates a wide range of children activities including story-telling, face painting, musical presentations, and crafts. The kidzone also provides healthy snacks.[2]

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