Sunday, May 27, ’18
Kaya’s spectacular start-of-summer block party fills the width of Smallman Street with a massive fete of music, Caribbean inspired food and great vibes.
Performances include nationally touring artists and a veritable funk army of local musicians. Pulsing Carnival drumlines and elaborate dances keep the energy high all day long.
And since it’s a Kaya party, there will be ample festive drinks and spicy street eats from our oasis on Smallman.
We hope you’ll join us for any part of our 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 turn it up, or groove well into the funky night. It’s all good, mon!
The festival is free to all ages.
|8:30||National touring headline act
DJ Logic & Friends ft. MonoNeon and more
|2:00||Shaq Nicholson: funk-filled, blues-blasting, soul-singing sound.|
|3:00||Brahctopus: 6 piece rock outfit playing originals from several genres spanning reggae, jam rock, psychedelic and funk.|
|4:00||The Clock Reads: Space-Jazz / Jam-Fusion.|
|4:45||Timbeleza: A KayaFest tradition! Infectious, driving Brazilian percussion brought to life by the fantastic dancers of the Pittsburgh Samba Group.|
|5:15||Starship Mantis: six piece band fusing energetic dance music with new school pop-funk|
|6:15||Timbeleza’s second set|
|6:45||Truth and Rites: Jamaican rhythms of Reggae, Dub, Ska and Soul|
|8:30||DJ Logic & Friends ft. MonoNeon and more (see above)|
- Ribs: 1/3 rack of dry-rubbed ribs
- Pulled Pork Sandwich, pickled slaw (choose your own BBQ sauce)
- Grilled Chicken Sandwich, pickled slaw (choose your BBQ sauce)
- Serve-Yourself BBQ Sauce: spicy chipotle BBQ, Mustard Q & Sweet Honey BBQ
- Pork Belly or Chicken Breast, plain or jerked
- Corn on the Cob: Chipotle Aioli, Cilantro
- Hot Dogs: All-beef franks
- Kaya Dog: All-beef dog with avocado, cilantro and cotija cheese
- Carrot Dog
- Kaya Carrot Dog: Carrot dog with avocado, cilantro and cotija cheese
- Chips and Salsa
- Potato Salad
- Bottled Water
- Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade
Rum Runner and Sangria
Draft beer: Fat Head’s Head Hunter, Full Pint White Lightning, Miller Lite, Dos XX Amber
16 oz cans: Miller Lite, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Founders All Day IPA (19.2 oz)
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.