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