Rock, Reggae, and Relief is an outdoor benefit music festival hosted by the Piatt Family Foundation. This event brings the sounds of rock and reggae to the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh while offering a helping hand to neighbors in need.

This year’s celebration of unity and love will take place on August 19th, 2023 on the 200 block of Forbes Avenue. Starting at 1pm, the event will feature a host of internationally celebrated artists and local favorites.

Tickets, starting at $85, can be purchased online. All proceeds from Rock, Reggae, and Relief 2023 will go to Catapult Greater Pittsburgh. Keep reading for a list of highlights you won’t want to miss!

The Tunes

Rock, Reggae, and Relief is known for its massive line-up of eclectic rock-reggae bands. This year is no different!

Enjoy signature performances from Slightly Stoopid, Sublime With Rome, Tropidelic, Roots of Creation, Keystone Vibe, and FUBAR, with music by DJ TJ Harris in between performance times.

Refreshing Drinks & Good Eats

No festival is complete without yummy food trucks and great drinks! Keep an eye out for the full list of participating vendors coming to the event website very soon.

During the event, Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream will be serving up special flavors like Tropidelic Mango. Revel and Roost will offer tropical drinks and Caribbean bites, and you can enjoy some tasty tacos and cold beer from Tocayo Food Truck.

Keep the Good Vibes Going

Extend the good vibes all weekend at Revel and Roost (242 Forbes Avenue) for a pre-party on Friday, August 18th, featuring performances by Roots of Creation.

On Saturday night, return for the official after-party, featuring California band ALO, “Animal Liberation Orchestra.” Visit the festival info page for more details on the main event and parties.

Other Ways to Support Catapult Greater Pittsburgh

Catapult Greater Pittsburgh offers a host of resources to low-income families and individuals throughout the Pittsburgh community. These include emergency resource distribution, peer-to-peer support, wealth building, trauma-informed financial counseling, and policy advocacy. Their goal is to ensure systematically disenfranchised communities get the justice they deserve and a chance at a more equitable life.

Can’t attend the event? Donate online and help a family in need today.

Information courtesy of Catapult Greater Pittsburgh and Rock, Reggae, and Relief 2023

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Rebecca Hansborough

Rebecca is a Pittsburgh transplant of five years with experience in content writing, social media management, public relations, web editing, and much more. Her passion for food inspired her to create an Instagram based food blog that shares a combination of local cuisine and homemade meals. When she’s not focusing on food, she also enjoys the Pittsburgh arts and entertainment scene, from Broadway shows, music festivals, to gallery crawls. She is excited to share her love for all things Pittsburgh with future readers!

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