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May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday, May 26, 2019
On the Sunday before Memorial Day, our raucous block party fills Smallman with free live music, Samba dancing and Kaya street food.
This year’s line up has something for every taste with acts ranging funky reggae, folky Americana, and fresh alt-rock. A common thread of good vibes and irresistible rhythms connects them.
We hope you’ll join us for any part of our joyous all-day party, whether you prefer to have lunch and bask in the sunny Strip, catch the buzz in the late afternoon as the steelpan drums and Samba dancers turn it up, or groove well into the night.
The festival is free and open to all ages.
|2-3||Elias Khouri: Rising teen guitar phenom playing soaring funk, soul, and rock.|
|3:15-4:15||Bindley Hardware Company: Rust-belt Americana music drawing from classic country, folk and modern alt-country.|
|4:30-5||Timbeleza: A KayaFest tradition! Infectious, driving Brazilian percussion brought to life by the fantastic dancers of the Pittsburgh Samba Group.|
|5:15-6:15||Chase and the Barons: Energetic alt-rock band with quirky lyrics and a groovy vibe.|
|6:30-7:30||Chantillion: Mega-heavy, ponderous, trippy prog rock|
|7:30-8||Timbeleza’s second set with the PSG dancers.|
|8-9:15||Tropidelic: Nationally touring reggae group from Cleveland stirs it up with elements of hip-hop, high energy funk and silky smooth pop|
|9:30-10:30||Truth and Rites: Jamaican rhythms of Reggae, Dub, Ska and Soul|
It wouldn’t be KayaFest without great food and drink from 2000 Smallman St. Here’s what we’ll be rolling out from the kitchen at Kaya this year.
Veggie Bahn Mi
Grilled Chicken Sandwich with cabbage and habanero honey
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Mushroom Sloppy Jo
Corn on the Cob
Sides: Chips & Salsa, Guacamole
All food waste will be composted as opposed to going to a landfill. All serving wares will be of compostable products and composted as well.
Stations will be set up around Kayafest and staffed by Zero Waste who will help separate landfill, recycling, compost. After the event, all compost will taken to Agrecycle.
Kaya is a Gold Designated Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant.
The free music program is made possible by generous support from Wilson-McGinley, Inc.