Phat Man Dee and friends stage benefit for fire victims


Performance artist and vocalist Phat Man Dee and ‘Burgh Vivant Host Brian Edward during 2015 interview.

On May 14th, the family of Pittsburgh icon and “cosmic jazz chanteuse” Phat Man Dee tragically lost their home to a devastating fire. Though Man Dee’s mother and sister were not home at the time and remain safe, the tragedy has left them both with an immense recovery.  Since the fire, Phat Man Dee has gathered friends and fans to provide support by way of services, donations, and even a GoFundMe campaign.  Additionally, Altar Bar will host the Kivowitz-Blackstock Fire Recovery Benefit and Thank You Concert on June 2nd, 2016.  

WATCH/LISTEN: ‘Burgh Vivant’s 2015 interview with Cosmic Jazz Chanteuse, Phat Man Dee.

The purpose of the benefit is to help raise additional funds to be used by the family to help recover what was lost. The concert will feature an impressive line up of performers from all corners of the Pittsburgh music and entertainment scene. The event is recommended for all ages. There is no cover charge, but a suggested donation of $10 (any amount is appreciated). Doors will open at 6pm with the performances beginning at 7pm.  Altar Bar is located at 1602 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh.

Tickets and be purchased HERE.

A number of items will be raffled off throughout the evening, with all proceeds directly benefiting the Kivowitz-Blackstock family. Individuals, businesses, and organizations interested in donating items for raffle are encouraged to email


Miguel Sague

MACHETE – Kisumontao


Zeeppo The-Clown and the Steel City Clown Brigade

Liz Berlin

Moemaw Naedon

Smokin’ McQueen

Shad Ali

Slippy the Clown


Macabre Noir


Lita D’Vargas

Billy Pilgrim

Chance Encounters


Hot Metal Hardware

Guaracha Latin Dance Band


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