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Friday 22

Blues Festival

The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank presents the 2011 Pittsburgh Blues Festival at 4 p.m. at Hartwood Acres, Pittsburgh. The 17th annual three-day festival will feature some of the best blues musicians, such as Tommy Castro, Savoy Brown, the Lionel Young Band, the Blues Women of Pittsburgh and more. There will also be a KidZone activity for kids, vendors, raffles and more. Proceeds will benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. For more information, call 412-460-BLUE or visit http://www.pghblues.org.

Saturday 23

Jazz Festival

Monroeville Jazz Inc. presents the 9th Annual Monroeville Jazz Festival from 1:45-9 p.m. at the Boyce Park Soccer field, Monroeville. This is part of the Allegheny County Parks Summer Park Concert Series and will feature performances from Judi Figel; Joe Negri; Benny Benack III and friends; Roger Humphries; and Kenny Blake. A bag of non-perishables for agencies of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank are the suggested admission. For more information, call 412-372-4332 or visit http://www.monroevillejazz.org.

Jazz and Art Festival

Talk Magazine presents its annual African-American Jazz and Art Festival from 2-8 p.m. at CJ’s in the Strip, 2901-2911 Penn Ave., Strip District. There will be more than 20 musicians performing on stages inside and outside, along with vendors. For more information, call 412-823-4007 or email ljs@ljspublishing.com.

Lil’ Wayne

Live Nation presents the Lil’ Wayne I Am Still Music Tour at 7 p.m. at the First Niagara Pavilion, 665 Route 81, Burgettstown. Lil’ Wayne is one of the most popular recording rap artists of today. The tour will also feature special guests Rick Ross, Keri Hilson, Far East Movement and Lloyd. For more information, visit http://www.livenation.com.

Sunday 24

Sunday Night Jazz

The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents The Sunday Night Jazz Concerts from 6-9 p.m. at The Grand View Buffet Restaurant at The Rivers Casino, 777 Casino Dr., North Shore. The featured entertainment will be The Phoenix Jazz Project and DUQ’s Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazz.org.

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