Saxophonist Vanessa Collier to play Pittsburgh Blues & Roots Festival – TribLIVE

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Blues singer and saxophonist Vanessa Collier will perform at SummerSounds in Greensburg on July 26, and at the Pittsburgh Blues & Roots Festival in Cheswick on July 28.

Acclaimed young blues singer and saxophonist Vanessa Collier will be part of the lineup at this weekend’s Pittsburgh Blues & Roots Festival, set for July 27 and 28 at the Syria Shrine Center in Cheswick.

Collier, who recently received a 2019 Blues Music Award for “Best Horn—Instrumentalist,” is a 2013 graduate of Berklee College of Music and is currently touring in support of her third album, “Honey Up.”

Collier’s set will come on the heels of a July 26 stop at SummerSounds in Greensburg.

Collier is one of a wide range of performers who will take the stage at the Blues & Roots Festival. Proceeds from the festival will benefit Band Together Pittsburgh and the Autism Society of Pittsburgh.

See the lineup below. Gates open at noon both days of the festival.

JULY 27

  • 1:30 p.m., Bobby Thompson & the Groove (pavilion stage)
  • 2:15 p.m., Pierce Dipner & the Shades of Blue (festival stage)
  • 3:30 p.m., performances by musicians on the autism spectrum (pavilion stage)
  • 3:45 p.m., Jill West & Blues Attack (festival stage)
  • 4:45 p.m., Joe Grushecky & the House Rockers (pavilion stage)
  • 6:15 p.m., Miller & the Other Sinners (festival stage)
  • 7:30 p.m., Gary Hoey (pavilion stage)
  • 9:15 p.m., C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band (pavilion stage)

JULY 28

  • 1:45 p.m., performances by musicians on the autism spectrum (pavilion stage)
  • 2:30 p.m., Soul Raydio (festival stage)
  • 3:15 p.m., Vanessa Collier (pavilion stage)
  • 4:30 p.m., Bill Toms & Hard Rain feat. Jimmy Adler (festival stage)
  • 5:45 p.m., Dana Fuchs (pavilion stage)
  • 7 p.m., Tribute to the Legendary Women of the Blues (festival stage)
  • 8:30 p.m., Tommy Castro & the Painkillers (pavilion stage)

For more, see PGHbluesrootsfest.com.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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