Sweaty Betty’s Blues Jam
The 12th Annual Sweaty Betty’s Blues Jam to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will take place on Sunday, May 31, from noon until 7:30 p.m. at Latitude 360 in Robinson.
Marcy Brown, lead vocalist of Sweaty Betty, organizes the Blues Jam each year. By partnering with the Blues Society of Western PA, she is able to organize talented local bands to participate in the benefit concert.
She was inspired to organize the event by Eugene Morgan, of Eugene & the Nightcrawlers, who organizes Blues for Food twice per year to help community members in need.
Doors open at noon and the live music will begin at 1 p.m. The musical lineup includes several local bands:
- Shot O’ Soul
- Sweaty Betty
- Pittsburgh’s Women of the Blues
- Tony Janflone, Jr.
- Vince Agwada Band
- Bo’Hog Brothers
In addition to the lively music of the Blues Jam, several baskets will be raffled off and a 50/50 drawing will take place. All proceeds from the Sweaty Betty Blues Jam will be benefit the Food Bank.
Tickets are available online for $12, or donations will be accepted at the door. Blues Society members may attend the benefit for $10.
For more information, check out the Sweaty Betty’s Blues Jam event page on Facebook.
About the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank works toward its vision of a hunger-free southwestern Pennsylvania by feeding people in need and mobilizing the community to end hunger.
The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank has been repeatedly recognized for its great efforts by receiving the “Food Bank of the Year,” “Flame of Hope,” “Alfred E. Wishart Award for Excellence,” and three “Hunger’s Hope” awards.
The organization, founded in 1980, has distributed millions of pounds of food to people in the region over the last 35 years.