Robert Randolph and the Family Band.

McKees Rocks Municipal Lot (Route 51 and Furnace Street)

August 1
3 – 9 p.m.


Discover why the Rocks rocks and kick off August at Saturday’s celebratory Feastival.

A free daylong festival co-presented by the McKees Rocks Community Development Corporation, Grey Area Productions and the Thunderbird Cafe, Feastival will showcase the borough’s vibrant cultural and culinary scenes alongside an impressive roster of local and national musical acts.

A refreshing new kid on the summer festival block, Feastival runs from 3 to 9 p.m. in the McKees Rocks Municipal Lot, which is  located at the corner of Route 51 and Furnace Street.

Not to miss is funk and soul band and Blue Note recording artists, Robert Randolph and the Family Band. Led by gifted pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph—called one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone—the high octane band will enthrall audiences with their multi-instrumental musical prowess, energetic performance style and stage dancing antics. The band–which released its fourth album, Lickety Split, in 2013–has toured with Eric Clapton, appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman and PBS’ Austin City Limits, has played at NHL All-Star games and regularly performs before New York Knicks basketball games.

Also headlining is Nola music sensations, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, a driving force on the contemporary urban funk scene complete with distinctive trombone riffs, signature dance moves, contagious tunes and world-class musicianship. Rounding out the day’s live soundtrack will be Pittsburgh acts representing a wide array of musical styles, including The Commonheart, AFROHEAT, The Clock Reads and DJ Pandemic.

Augmenting Feastival’s all-ages festivities will be more than 20 vendors, children’s activities, a roundup of Pittsburgh’s top food trucks, crafters from I Made It! Market and more. NEXTpittsburgh is a proud media sponsor.

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...