Pittsburgh Blues and Roots Festival

$6,095 of $10k goal

Raised by 60 people in 2 months
Jim Stewart  PITTSBURGH, PA
Join with Band Together Pittsburgh  and help to bring back the popular Pittsburgh Blues Festival.
Band Together Pittsburgh is a community based non profit organization using music to engage and enrich the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. We are producing the 2017 Pittsburgh Blues and Roots Festival to raise awareness of the amazing capabilities that individuals on the spectrum posses; to celebrate great music and to raise funds to support our mission and to help to create an effective, post high school vocational program for individuals on the autism spectrum in partnership wit the Autism Society of Pittsburgh.
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Update 8
Posted by Jim Stewart
16 days ago
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Unfortunately, there is no way for me to respond to this comment other than in an update "I'd be happy to donate if it would move it back to Hartwood Acres. Thousands of people enjoyed having it there. It was the perfect place. My many friends and family haven't been since it left."
Yes, the event at Hartwood was very special. It was NOT the intention of the previous Blues Festival committee to cancel the event. But, it WAS cancelled. There's no use debating or even discussing. The Blues Festival is it's former guise is over.
Band Together Pittsburgh has picked up that standard and run with it. We WILL have a first class festival that you will enjoy and be proud of AND it will raise money and awareness for programs relating to those on the autism spectrum. Th previous Festival didn't start at Hartwood Acres, it grew in to it. Which is EXACTLY what we are going to do.
Now you can help us to do that or you can sit on the sidelines and let others do so. Please know that you are more than welcome to be a part in writing a new chapter in Pittsburgh Music History!
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Update 7
Posted by Jim Stewart
18 days ago
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460 folks each donate $10. There are 746 "likes" on the Festival page; I have 900+ friends; Band Together Pittsburgh has 900+ "likes." 460 people. We know each other, I'm sure. We've been at Moondog's together, certainly. We are bringing back this great festival, together. Ask your friends, coworkers, boss. 460 people each donate $10. It matters!
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Update 6
Posted by Jim Stewart
29 days ago
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It's Monday. Fa La La La La La.
Our number keeps moving forward, we are more grateful that we have the capacity to articulate. Really!
But we still realize the uphill left in our journey. That's the side that we see it from, in side. We are going to put on a terrific show. We are absolute certain of that point. But, honestly, we have work to do after the show too.
We're half way there. Tell your friends, 100 of them at $50. It's just a math thing. We know that you're with us, it's your friends. You've gotta whisper in their ear(s,) this is what you can do, whisper in their ear(s.)
And let's get this done and put on a helluva show, together!
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Update 5
Posted by Jim Stewart
1 month ago
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Thanks to your support we are making progress towards our goal. We call it our goal because we don't mean, "us" we do mean, "WE!"
The 2017 Blues and Roots Festival is a celebration of amazing talent, great people and a cause that resonates across demographics.
Please continue to spread the word. Every bit does help. We're asking for all of our friends to drop $10 in to the campaign. We're nearly half way there.
Thank you!
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Larry Poploski
13 days ago

Donna the reason you haven't been back since it left is because that was the last time the Blues Festival was held there. Indeed, Hartwood was a nice facility but there are costs and manpower requirements involved with staging it at Hartwood that make a rebirth of the festival there just not possible at the current time. As a county run public facility, there are a lot of hoops to jump through to stage and event there and perhaps someday, that location might be again under consideration. What's really important is not the venue, but the event itself, the cause it benefits and the wonderful people who gather together to celebrate the blues and Pittsburgh musicians who support the event. Kudos to everyone who are putting in their time, effort and money to bring back another thing that makes Pittsburgh truly someplace special.

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Donna Crevar-Donaldson
17 days ago

I'd be happy to donate if it would move it back to Hartwood Acres. Thousands of people enjoyed having it there. It was the perfect place. My many friends and family haven't been since it left.

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$6,095 of $10k goal

Raised by 60 people in 2 months
Created February 5, 2017
$50
Anonymous
9 hours ago
JW
$30
Jonnye Weber
5 days ago
1
1
JD
$100
Jim Donovan
6 days ago
1
1

These folks have been supporting the music scene in Pittsburgh for years. Let's lend a hand here to keep it going...

JC
$40
Josh Carpenter
10 days ago (Offline Donation)
1
1
BP
$250
Blues Society of Western PA
13 days ago
2
2
DB
$125
Doug and Dru Bittner
14 days ago
1
1

Jim and his phenomenal "wing(wo)man" Annie have the passion and foresight to make this a most successful and memorable event...with the added benefit of supporting an outstanding cause, in an awesome venue! Here's to making Blues and Roots a 'hoot!'

JJ
$25
Janet Jurksaitis
16 days ago (Offline Donation)
1
1
WJ
$50
Wendy Jack
16 days ago (Offline Donation)
1
1
DH
$25
Dave Harrison
16 days ago
1
1

It's all about supporting live music

RA
$140
Raymond Abel
20 days ago (Offline Donation)
3
3

from the band LSD Friday night March 31

Larry Poploski
13 days ago

Donna the reason you haven't been back since it left is because that was the last time the Blues Festival was held there. Indeed, Hartwood was a nice facility but there are costs and manpower requirements involved with staging it at Hartwood that make a rebirth of the festival there just not possible at the current time. As a county run public facility, there are a lot of hoops to jump through to stage and event there and perhaps someday, that location might be again under consideration. What's really important is not the venue, but the event itself, the cause it benefits and the wonderful people who gather together to celebrate the blues and Pittsburgh musicians who support the event. Kudos to everyone who are putting in their time, effort and money to bring back another thing that makes Pittsburgh truly someplace special.

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Donna Crevar-Donaldson
17 days ago

I'd be happy to donate if it would move it back to Hartwood Acres. Thousands of people enjoyed having it there. It was the perfect place. My many friends and family haven't been since it left.

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