Mac Miller life celebration at Blue Slide Park rescheduled
The Blue Slide Park tribute to Mac Miller has been moved to Friday.
The Mac Miller Memoir posted the date change on Twitter.
“Due to circumstances beyond our control, the memorial will occur on Friday, September 6, instead of the 7th.”
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the memorial will occur on Friday, September 6th instead of the 7th. Smoking, drinking, and littering is prohibited, in the vicinity of the gathering. Thank you for your understanding. https://t.co/6F5mXmPAKB pic.twitter.com/VCbVCX6zEt
— The Mac Miller Memoir (@MacMillerMemoir) August 7, 2019
There was also a Facebook link which mentions a second event on Sept. 7, the anniversary of Miller’s death at “The Spot Etc,” a restaurant and bar in Penn Hills.
The Friday event will still be held at the Blue Side Park playground in Frick Park. It was supposed to be held on the one year anniversary of his passing. That is the first spot fans gathered when they heard about the rapper’s death. Miller, who grew up in Point Breeze, named his 2011 debut studio album “Blue Slide Park.”
Mourners can gather between 4 and 9 p.m. Friday.
The City of Pittsburgh said in a tweet that another organization had already applied for, and received a special events permit for an event there for children on Saturday.
Thanks for reaching out. Another organization had already applied for, and received a Special Events permit for an event on the 7th months ago at Frick Park. When we became aware of this planned event, we reached to ensure it could occur without issue.
— City of Pittsburgh (@CityPGH) August 7, 2019
Miller’s Twitter fans responded that they aren’t happy about the move because some of them made travel arrangements for the weekend.
Wack. It's not even the right day. So many people already bought flights and took off work and got hotels. I was gonna buy my last week actually but I'm glad I didn't do it because I'd be screwed now. So it goes….
— Nicolas Sincere (@SincereSoprano) August 7, 2019
Miller, 26, was found unresponsive in his Los Angeles home shortly before noon on Sept. 7, 2018. He was pronounced dead a short time later. A Los Angeles man was arrested Wednesday on charges that he sold counterfeit opoid pills to Miller two days before he died of an overdose according to the Associated Press.
Fans can win a framed print of the star which will be raffled off at the Friday event by a local Pittsburgh artist.
‼️Work in Progress‼️ I am happy to announce that I will be finishing this painting this Friday, September 6th, at Blue Slide Park for the Celebration of Mac Miller. We will also be raffling off a framed print of my previous Mac Miller painting at the event! See you there 🖤 pic.twitter.com/U1LGy7iRRB
— Carlee Ann (@carleeannabella) September 4, 2019
JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 412-320-7889, [email protected] or via Twitter .