Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

February 1
Noon – 3 p.m.

Rock out for a cause before the big kick-off at Sunday’s Alternative Souper Bowl.

WYEP‘s signature twist on the football-centric traditions of the day, the family-friendly event brings together local independent music and the spirit of giving back.

From noon to 3 p.m., the radio station invites community members of all ages to enjoy a free celebratory afternoon of live music inside Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh‘s Quiet Reading Room, while also contributing to a worthy local nonprofit.

Featured Souper Bowl performers represent a diverse spectrum of Pittsburgh-based musicians, including alt-country rockers Grand Piano, hip-hop and R&B producer Kai Roberts and folk trio The Early Mays.

For its latest annual effort, WYEP is joining forces with these local musical luminaries to help tackle hunger, with a special on-site donation drive that will benefit HEARTH. A North Hills-based shelter for displaced women and their children, HEARTH provides supportive services and housing for families working to gain independence.

Ready to pay it forward? Bring along some much-needed non-perishable donation items to help stock HEARTH’s food pantries and transitional housing units. Suggestions for food products include juices, granola, soups, pasta, peanut butter and more. Examples of non-food items needed include everything from laundry detergent and diapers, to mops and aluminum foil.

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 of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.