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Soul Blast - Rhythm & Groove at AWC | Live Music: Jazz.Blues.Salsa.Disco.Funk.DJ: Spin | April 30th

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The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Presents
Rhythm & Groove
at the August Wilson Center

Live Music: Jazz.Blues.Salsa.Disco.Funk.DJ: Spin
For One Night under One Roof

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust invites you to spend a night of musical celebration at Rhythm & Groove. This electrifying event will take place on Saturday, April 30, from 8-11PM at the August Wilson Center located at 980 Liberty Avenue in Down-town’s exploding Cultural District.

In celebration of International Jazz Day and the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Jazz Festival, guests are invited to explore the August Wilson Center’s one-night makeover into a musical urban street way filled with jazz, blues, salsa, disco, funk, fine spirit tastings and signature appetizers.

Rhythm & Groove will commemorate the ambiance and sounds of four of the most fondly remembered nightclubs to ever decorate Pittsburgh’s streets including the renowned jazz club, The Crawford Grill, The Savoy Ballroom; the vibrant Shadyside musical center, The Balcony; and the disco hotspot, 2001.

Superb bourbon tasting flights by RAISE YOUR SPIRITS, decadent bites from some of Pittsburgh’s best restaurants, and flawless talent serve as the heart and soul of this exciting musical evening. Featured artists such as nationally recognized jazz entertainer Michael Mwenso & the Harlem Shakes featuring Brianna Thomas, leading salsa orchestra Noel Quintana & the Latin Crew, funk outfit, Lyndsey Smith and Soul Distribution, Dwayne Dolphin’s tribute to the Balcony Big Band, DJ Soy Sos and DJ SMI will make this a night of non-stop exhilaration as guests navigate their way from one musical genre to the next with just a few smooth steps.

Purchase tickets at or 412-456-6666

$35 per person includes:

• Multiple live performances including Michael Mwenso & the Harlem Shakes featuring Brianna Thomas, Noel Quintana & the Latin Crew, Lyndsey Smith and the Soul Distribution, and DJ SMI spinning the turntables
• Sweet and savory bites from some of Pittsburgh’s best restaurants
• One drink ticket for a beverage of choice (wine, beer, specialty cocktail, bourbon tasting flights - cash bar following)
• A one-year Partners membership with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

$125 per person VIP experience includes all of the above, plus:

• Private VIP Lounge featuring:
    o Open bar with signature cocktails
    o Extraordinary appetizers
    o Bourbon tastings by RAISE YOUR SPIRITS
    o Exclusive live performance by The Balcony Legacy Big Band featuring Dwayne Dolphin
• Benefits during the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival in June that includes VIP seating for one

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners.  Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization.  A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity.  Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life.  Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.  For more information, visit

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