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St. Joseph House of Hospitality — located in the Hill District on a bluff overlooking the city — is the only facility in the region that provides year-round single room occupancy housing to low-income men over the age of 50 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. It is a program of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Tonight, the 18th Annual Bluegrass Benefit Concert for St. Joseph House of Hospitality will continue its tradition of presenting the region’s top bluegrass bands in service of this 79-year old institution.

Bluegrass fans will be entertained by the Allegheny Drifters, Border Ride, Brush Creek, Echo Valley, and Fern Hollow. Bruce Mountjoy, longtime host of “Bluegrass Jam Session” on WYEP-FM, will return as the concert emcee. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. Those who arrive early (5:45 to 6:45 p.m.) can enjoy a tasting of craft beers, courtesy of Rivertowne Brewing. Light snacks will also be provided.

In addition to furnished rooms and three meals a day, St. Joseph House of Hospitality provides comprehensive case management services including connections to medical and psychiatric services, drug and alcohol treatment, veterans services, housing services, and job-seeking services to these at-need men.

Please come out and enjoy an evening of local bluegrass music while supporting a worthy cause!

Bluegrass Benefit Concert for St. Joseph House of Hospitality
When: Friday, April 29, 2016, 5:45-6:45 p.m. pre-concert beer-sampling, 7:00 p.m. concert
Where: Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St. (corner of Fifth Ave. & Craig St. in Oakland), Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Cost: $20 donation. Festival seating.