Rock, Reggae, and Relief 2022 w/UB40, Original Wailers, The Movement; Jam on Walnut w/The Delaneys

1) “Hey mon, come on down to Forbes Avenue near Market Square this month cause we be jammin’ for Rock Reggae and Relief 2022 with a stellar lineup of UB40,  The Original Wailers featurin Al Anderson, The Movement, Maxi Priest, Big Mountain, The Elovators, Kbong and Johnny Cosmic. Roots of Creation plays the afterparty. Proceeds benefit Café Momentum, ”Opening its Pittsburgh location in August 2022 on Forbes Avenue at the festival site, Café Momentum’s mission is to transform young lives by equipping our community’s most at-risk youth with life skills, education and employment opportunities to help them achieve their full potential. Café Momentum strives to teach our country’s youth that it is possible to break the cycle of incarceration and violence that many of our youth have faced.” Big fun and for a good cause! Hosted by the Piatt Family Foundation. Noon to Midnight. (R.H.)

2) For four Saturdays every summer and fall, Walnut Street in Shadyside shifts its focus from the usual bustling bevy of bistros and boutiques to putting a bit of music in the air, courtesy of the Shadyside Chamber of Commerce. The annual Jam on Walnut series brings some big names out for free concerts that stop traffic and pack the street. Tonight’s edition features the rock group The Delaneys. The group has released their new single “Rio” on June 1. All of the Jams On Walnut are free to attend. There will be a special guest performing first. 7 p.m. 5442 Walnut St., Shadyside.

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