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Highmark Blues and Heritage Festival
September 29, 2018 to September 30, 2018

The African American Cultural Center is pleased to present the first Highmark Blues and Heritage Festival on September 29-30 at the August Wilson Center and outdoors on Liberty Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh. Poised to attract regional and national audiences, the Highmark Blues and Heritage Festival will feature music, workshops, lectures, free concerts by local and emerging artists, plus ticketed performances featuring nationally and internationally renowned blues artists.

Saturday September 29, 2018

Outdoor stages with FREE performances (11:30 am to 4:15 pm)
11:30 AM-12:00 PM: Afro American Music Institute
12:00 PM – 12:30 pM: Stevee Wellons
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM: The Billy Price Band
1:00 PM – 1:30 pM: New Breed Brass Band
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Lyndsey Smith
2:00 PM – 2:45 pM: Teeny Tucker
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
3:30 PM – 4:15PM: Deva Mahal

Indoor stage with FREE performances (4:30 PM – 7:15 PM)
4:30 PM- 5:15 PM: Rev. Shawn Amos
5:30 PM -6:15PM: Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM: Mwenso & The Shakes

8:00 PM – Bettye LaVette [purchase tickets]
Three time Grammy nominee Bettye LaVette is no mere singer. She is not a song writer, nor is she a “cover” artist. She is an interpreter of the highest order.


Sunday September 30, 2018

– 4pm: Sweet Honey in the Rock

Sunday September 30, 2018 – 8pm: John Scofield

*discount available for 3 ticketed concerts if all 3 concerts are added to cart!*

Bettye Lavette Tickets

Sweet Honey in the Rock Tickets

John Scofield Tickets