Second annual Greensburg Music Fest set for September
The second annual Greensburg Music Fest is slated for this month, bringing seven stages and more than 35 local bands for an end-of-summer bash.
The event, which rounds out a 14 week Thank Goodness It’s Summer concert series, will start at 5 p.m. Sept. 13.
“We were thrilled to have so much community support for the inaugural Music Fest,” Kelli Brisbane, director of corporate engagement and events, said in a news release. “This afforded us the ability to really grow the event this year. There truly is something for everyone.”
Stages will be set up across downtown Greensburg. Here’s some of the events and performances: All Stewed Up, The Laurel, Same Moon, The Whelming Waters and Aubrey Burchell will perform on the Art in the Alley Loading Dock Stage, kicking off the event at 5 p.m. Performances will run through 10 p.m. Food will be available from Elegant Catering and Speels on Wheels food trucks in an adjacent lot.
Starting at 5:30 p.m., Downtown Greensburg Project’s Night Market will be located in the Buncher Lot on Pennsylvania Avenue. Vendors and live music will run through 9:30 p.m., including neon Swing X-Perience, Adam Fitz, The Moment and Lazy Susan. Elegant Catering will serve BBQ and other vendors will be on-site.
A new stage this year, known as the Metal, Punk & Hard Rock stage, will feature Sundown, The Bleepy Things, Fubar, Pack and FYD from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Fine art photographer Mara Rago will present three exhibits at the Stark Block Building located on West Otterman Street from 6 to 10 p.m. Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s Incubator for the Arts residents Marc Snyder and Marti Haykin will host an art exhibit at the Tiny Gallery on North Main Street, and open their studios to the public.
Amy Jo Slater will perform her show “A Night with Adele” on the Palace Theater stage. East Coast Turnaround will open up the show, which will start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets range between $10 and $20, and can be purchased at westmorelandculturaltrust.org or by calling 724-836-8000. Proceeds will go toward supporting the Music Fest.
The 50th anniversary of Woodstock will be celebrated on the Robertshaw Amphitheatre Stage in St. Clair Park. The Bad Boy Blues Band, Aubrey Burchell, Acoustical Bruce, Jeff Perigo & Friends, Tupelo & Noah, Adam Fritz and Kaelber will pay tribute to the 1969 festival. Strive Center for Recovery and Sage’s Army will host a pop-up exhibit featuring art for recovery.
Additional performances include Joint Commission from 8 to 11 p.m. at J Corks; Jack Martin at the Rialto; Janie Wilcox and Cameron Taylor from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Major Stokes; The Hitchhikers from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mr. Toad’s; Alan Getto from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sun Dawg Café and Kynzie Webb from 6 to 8 p.m. at Caffe Barista.
A new under 18 zone will be available from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Moore & Becker Lot on Pennsylvania Avenue. Performances include the Stage Right Sensations, Rachel Leigh, Noah Micheal Weimer, Rebecca Trentin, Safety Last and Antolena Damico. Latrobe Art Center will create a kid’s activity, a duck pond will be available, the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will host an instrumental play area and the Greensburg Shriners will have a clown and balloon art. Princesses, provided by Stage Right! will also be in the area along with face painting.
Other events include the Westmoreland Museum of American Art’s Vinyl Listening Station from 6 to 7 p.m., Era of Cool Exhibit and live music by Heather Kropf. An open house of 12th Octave, a new venue with music lessons for all ages, will be available from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Live music and a paint pour demo will be available during that time.
Event-goers can board the Redfishbowl’s Mobile Mystery Lab to get from stage-to-stage on their 15 passenger bus. Maps will be available, in addition to updates on the Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s website.
A full schedule of events can be found online atthepalacetheatre.org/westmoreland-cultural-trust/music-fest/
Megan Tomasic is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 724-850-1203, [email protected] or via Twitter .