I have met many people who relocated West from the Western PA. area. Many retired or relocated when the mill closed. Many are part of the STEELER NATION from San Diego to Sacramento, including Las Vegas.People who crowd the Sports Bars on Sundays to see the Steeler games and a jazz festival is one of the things that is talked about. That is one of the few things that would draw the " transplants" They still talk about the Grille & The "Cane".
The word was Mellon pulled their sponsorship. Is that true? Back in the day, I would return to Pittsburgh twice a year, for the Mellon Jazz festival and the Haramba festival held in Homewood. There is where I met Hugh Masekela
Lets face it , jazz festivals are being held in the most remote places you can imagine in Califonia What a way to help the economy in PITTSBURGH if a jazz fest had a portion of the budget the Art Festival has.