The 4th Annual Highmark Blues & Heritage Festival will take place IN PERSON at two locations. The festival kicks off on Friday October 1, 2021 at 8pm with a performance by Mavis Staples at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center theater, 980 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15222.
The next day, join the festival at Highmark Stadium (510 W Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15219) to enjoy a day full of music with performances by Rare Essence, The Robert Cray Band, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Third World, Dumstaphunk, and more to be announced. Doors open at 11:00 am, estimated end time is 10:00 pm. The Highmark Blues & Heritage Festival is a project of the August Wilson African American Cultural Center and proudly supported by Highmark.
To ensure that we are able to move forward with the festival in the safest way possible, we are now requiring all participants – artists, musicians, stage crew, festival staff, and attendees age 12 and older – to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Those under the age of 12 who would like to attend will be required to wear a mask at all times, and we are strongly encouraging everyone to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. For indoor events, masks will be mandatory for all attendees.