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Festival Details - "Pittonkatonk"...

Start: Saturday, May 11, 2024 1:00PM
End: Saturday, May 11, 2024 11:00PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pittonkatonk 2024: Pittsburgh's ONLY GLOBAL MUSIC Festival Returns for 11th Annual Celebration!!! Pittsburgh, PA - Pittonkatonk proudly announces its return for the 11th annual celebration of music, community, and activism. On Saturday, May 11, 2024, the Pittonkatonk May Day Festival will once again be held at the Vietnam Veterans Pavilion in Schenley Park, marking a day-long extravaganza of global music, international food vendors, social and environmental justice activism. As Pittsburgh's only world music festival, Pittonkatonk stands as a beacon of diversity and unity, offering a unique blend of musical acts and community engagement. From the pulsating beats of Balkan Brass to the vibrant melodies of Cumbia, Live Hip-Hop, Bomba, Samba, and Afro-Futurism, Pittonkatonk curates a melting pot of genres, ideologies, and cultures, forging connections across boundaries and generations. Entering its milestone 11th year, Pittonkatonk has evolved from its roots as a branch of the Honk festivals to become an indispensable platform for cultural exchange. This year's lineup features an eclectic array of performers from Puerto Rico, Congo, Colombia, Palestine, Poland, Canada, and beyond, reflecting the festival's commitment to showcasing the rich tapestry of global music. In lieu of the traditional potluck, this year's festival will feature an enticing selection of international food vendors, offering tantalizing culinary delights from around the world. The festival is open to all ages and works to be entirely sustainable with support from PRC for composting, recycling, and landfill sorting, Zero Fossil with renewable energy, bike parking provided by Bike Pgh, and New Sun Rising’s commitment to sustainability. Tech 25 will provide event production services providing paid job experience and training for event production apprentices. Also look for tabling by other local non-profit groups raising awareness of social and environmental justice causes. Full Performance Lineup: Jupiter & Okwess (Congo) La Perla (Colombia) El Laberinto Del Coco (Puerto Rico) Polky (Poland/Canada) A.Rob (Palestine/Philly) 1Hood Balafon West African Dance Ensemble Eaglerburger Band Timbeleza May Day Marching Band Event Details: Event: Pittonkatonk Mayday Festival Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024 Location: Vietnam Veteran’s Pavilion, Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA Time: 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM Admission: Free FOOD VENDORS INCLUDE: Shado Beni El Colibri Kilimanjaro Flavour Sprezzatura Mr Bulgogi Community Kitchen Spirit Pizza Millies Tiny Van DRINKS BY: East End Brewing Co (beer and non alcoholic drinks) Goodlander Cocktails Others tba Pittonkatonk relies on the generosity of its supporters to make this vibrant celebration possible. While the event is free for all to attend, monetary donations are crucial to sustain and grow the festival. Contributions can be made at For more information and to stay updated on the event, visit Pittonkatonk's website or follow them on social media via the provided Flowcode. Media Contact: For media inquiries, please contact Pete at 412-251-6058 or email About Pittonkatonk: Pittonkatonk is made possible thanks to the generous support of The Heinz Endowments, The Opportunity Fund, The Grable Foundation, Henry John Simonds Foundation, The Pittsburgh Foundation, and the support from our community. We cannot do it without you. Pittonkatonk is a fiscally sponsored project of New Sun Rising. Join us as we celebrate the 11th annual Pittonkatonk Mayday Festival, where music, community, and activism unite! About the performers: PRESS ::: EPK : LINK
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Vietnam Veteran's Pavilion Driveway
Vietnam Veteran's Pavilion Driveway
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
United States

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