Mac Miller life celebration at Blue Slide Park rescheduled |

Mac Miller life celebration at Blue Slide Park rescheduled

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Nate Smallwood | Tribune-Review
Fans wait prior to a vigil held for Mac Miller at Frick Park on Sept. 11, 2018.
Nate Smallwood | Tribune-Review
A memorial is added to prior to a vigil held for Mac Miller at Frick Park on Sept. 11, 2018.
Karen Meyers
Fans will gather on Sept. 6— a day before the one year anniversary of rapper Mac Miller’s death — to remember the singer at his favorite Blue Slide Park in Frick Park in Squirrel Hill.
Nate Smallwood | Tribune-Review
Fans hold lighters and use flashlights in a moment of silence during a vigil was held for Mac Miller on Sept. 11, 2018.
Nate Smallwood | Tribune-Review
Shoes are placed near a memorial for Mac Miller at Frick Park on Sept. 11, 2018.
Nate Smallwood | Tribune-Review
A memorial is added to prior to a vigil held for Mac Miller at Frick Park on Sept. 11, 2018.

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.”

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.

Miller’s Twitter fans responded that they aren’t happy about the move because some of them made travel arrangements for the weekend.

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.

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 724-853-5062, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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