Arts & Entertainment

Big Artists Headline Downtown Pittsburgh Concert This Weekend

Including Gavin DeGraw and Michael Franti. Proceeds benefit ovarian cancer research.

It seems like Pittsburgh has been the epicenter of music festivals this summer, and it's not over yet. A huge 2-day concert is coming to downtown Saturday and Sunday, August 24 & 25, so big that they'll have to shut down part of Forbes Avenue and Market Square just to accommodate the bands -- and the fans!

Thousands will crowd the downtown streets.

Rock, Reggae & Relief is a Caribbean-inspired benefit festival that not only provides great entertainment, but gives back. This year's headliners include Billboard chart-topping artists Gavin DeGraw (Saturday), Michael Franti (Sunday) and others. Here's a musical tour of the lineup:

The concert series is produced by Pittsburgh's leading hospitality and property development company Millcraft . This year, proceeds from the concert benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance through the Piatt Family Foundation. It's an issue that's close to home, since colleague Julie Ann Guss lost her battle with ovarian cancer in January. Our Kelly Arbogast recently interviewed Chelsea Peluso from Piatt about it:

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Last year the concert series raised over $20,000 for disaster relief in Puerto Rico and the Carribean islands, and downtown churches and ministries that support the homeless.

Limited tickets mean fans will get an up close experience.

Click here to purchase tickets , which are required if you want to get up close.

(Images & video: Rock, Reggae and Relief Facebook page )

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