A Reggae Festival to Support Healthy Food & Healthy Lives
Sunday June 21, 2009
6 -10 p.m.
Healcrest Urban Farm
Corner of N. Pacific Ave. and Hillcrest Street in Garfield Heights
Rootz at Sundown is the first roots reggae festival in Pittsburgh. Musicians creating original pieces of music in the tradition of roots reggae (that is, reggae that developed from the roots of African and Caribbean cultures that tells the voice of struggle, Rastafarian spirituality, and positiv, healthy living) will showcase their sounds to the community members in attendance. The main performers will be a Pittsburgh-based band called Man on the Street. In between performances, several Pittsburgh-based reggae DJs will spin roots reggae to keep the crowd moving and enjoying the positive vibrations. The event will also feature healthy vegetarian and vegan foods, which will be available at to all in attendance and offer their donation to the cause.
The event will raise money to support of Healcrest Urban Farm, whose mission is to eliminate disparities in the Pittsburgh food system by serving direct needs identified by the Garfield/East Liberty community in the areas of food access and affordability, youth employment, neighborhood clean-up, community green space and environmental education. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org.