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.