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It’s Memorial Day weekend. The unofficial start of summer. In the music community, the festival that signifies the start of summer is Kaya Fest. Happening tomorrow, Kaya Fest’s blend of food, music, and outdoor fun always means summer is here.
DJ from noon-2
Elias Khouri: Rising teen guitar phenom playing soaring funk, soul, and rock.
Bindley Hardware Co.: Rust-belt Americana music drawing from classic country, folk and modern alt-country.
Timbeleza: A Kaya Fest tradition! Infectious, driving Brazilian percussion brought to life by the fantastic dancers of the Pittsburgh Samba Group.
Chase and the Barons: Energetic alt-rock band with quirky lyrics and a groovy vibe.
Chantillion: Mega-heavy, ponderous, trippy prog rock
Timbeleza‘s second set with the PSG dancers.
Tropidelic: Nationally touring reggae group from Cleveland stirs it up with elements of hip-hop, high energy funk and silky smooth pop
Truth and Rites: Jamaican rhythms of Reggae, Dub, Ska and Soul
Wilson-McGinley, Inc sponsors the music!
Food is provided by Kaya, and the menu this year is:
Veggie Bahn Mi
Grilled Chicken Sandwich with cabbage and habanero honey
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Mushroom Sloppy Jo
Corn on the Cob
Sides: Chips & Salsa, Guacamole
I recommend taking an Uber, Pat Bus, Lyft, or Z-Tripp as the beer and summer drinks are plentiful. Of course stopping at The Leaf and Bean on 22nd (where I work) for a cigar and coffee is always a good idea too.
Summer doesn’t start until Kaya Fest. Make sure you’re there so your summer can start and start well.