DreamOn Pittsburgh takes over Market Square, in the center of downtown Pittsburgh, to present 25 musical acts and 75 flavors of Dream Cream Ice Cream. The 3-day weekend event is a celebration of Pittsburgh's best homegrown talent and an opportunity to support 75 local dreamers in the Most Livable City!
The headlining act, Grammy-nominated duo The Foreign Exchange, will perform a FREE concert on opening night following an exclusive pre-concert red carpet film screening of The End Again, starring Columbus Short and Tanee McCall-Short. The R&B group will join the filmmakers for a post-film talk back session at Wood Street Galleries.
The festival features performances by 28 North; Formula 412; Ben O’Neill; Mic Blaque; DJ Nate da Barber; Chet Vincent & the Big Bend; DJ Chevy; ArinMaya; Rivka; Paul Luc; Groove Aesthetic; Smooth Tutors; Tracksploitation;
Pittsburgh natives like HBO's Boardwalk Empire star Margot Bingham, model Tunisha Hubbard and comedian J. Russ are confirmed to host the Festival along with Wendy Heimann, of Nolan Heimann LLP. Pittsburgh’s own Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Emmai Alaquiva, of Ya Momz House, will capture the entire festival on film for live-stream access at www.omicelo.com.
In addition to exposing undeniably great musical acts, the festival aims to make a positive impact in the community. Ice cream customers will designate 25% of their purchase to 1 of the 75 local causes, or dreams! Whether supporting a musical act in the festival lineup, non-profits like Bati which is raising funds to build an elementary school in Haiti or individuals like Frank & Christine, who are raising funds for their wedding, residents can enjoy 75 custom ice cream flavors and the satisfaction of supporting Pittsburgh’s dreams.
In tandem with the community building vision that the DreamOn Pittsburgh Festival is catalyzing the event will feature a social media wall that integrates all filtered Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Vine posts for a digitally enhanced experience. Festival attendees are encouraged to join the conversation via #DreamOnFest to connect with the talent, share personal highlights and help their favorite band win the title of “Band of the Year.” Plus, to ensure that all festival goers have ‘the best seat in the house,’ all performances and festival highlights will be shown on a hi-definition 12'x16' LED TV and two 55" super televisions inside the square.
DreamOn Festival sponsors and partners include the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Dollar Bank, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Wood Street Art Galleries and Ya Momz House.
All musical performances and ice cream sales will take place in Market Square. The festival is open and free to the public. For a schedule of performances, to RSVP for the festival and more information about the DreamOn Pittsburgh Festival, please visit www.omicelo.com. For tickets to the April 11th The End Again screening and talk back featuring The Foreign Exchange at the Wood Street Galleries ($20), please RSVP here: www.omicelo.com.
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About Dream Cream Ice Cream
Dream Cream Ice Cream is a custom flavor ice cream parlor. Each custom ice cream flavor serves as a local fundraiser that supports need-based causes, or “dreams,” of the local community. Dream Cream Ice Cream supports soccer moms that need new uniforms for the team, college students in need of book money and large non-profits alike. Dream Cream Ice Cream recognizes that everyone has dreams. Through ice cream and social innovation Dream Cream Ice Cream aims to provide the extra cash to move dreamers in the right direction. The company is based in Pittsburgh, PA.