Greensburg Music Fest plans 20 or more follows up on 4 midtown stages
Take it from Chris Fafalios, the Greensburg Music Fest will be “the best thing to do within hours of Greensburg.”
Fafalios and his band, Another Cheetah, will be among in excess of 20 region acts performing from 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 28, as Westmoreland Cultural Trust invites back unrecorded music fans to the third yearly celebration.
“Greensburg is seriously underrated. Our city is getting really cool lately,” Fafalios said.
In addition free music on four phases in the midtown region, the occasion will include food trucks, a artist market and vendors.
The Palace Theater will have main events Jim Donovan and Sun King Warriors at 6 p.m. Entryways will open at 5:30 p.m. for generaladmission seating.
Two phases will be set up in the Helman-Ghrist Parking Lot, nearby the theater and WCT’s Art in the Alley. The fourth will be behind Green Beacon Gallery at 235 W. Pittsburgh St.
“I played (The Palace) as a young person with Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra and afterward again opening for The Clarks for a Big Brothers Big Sisters occasion a couple of years prior,” said Donovan, likewise the previous drummer for Rusted Root. “It’s consistently a delight to play at a particularly lovely and incredible sounding scene.
“As a resident of Hempfield Township, this show is extra special for me,” he said. “It’s consistently a kick to see your companions and neighbors out in the crowd.”
Notwithstanding the free featuring occasion, participants can buy a Royal Treatment Palace Wristband for $12. The wristband permits supporters admittance to the theater and its Megan’s Suite and S&T Bank Courtyard for a triplet of close exhibitions from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Wristband holders likewise get a $1 rebate on all beverages at WCT bars and a free reusable Palace Theater cup to carry drinks into the theater.
Free outdoor performances will occur consecutively for the duration of the day on the Live! Casino Pittsburgh and Elegant Catering stages, situated in the Helman-Ghrist part, where the craftsman market and food merchants additionally will set up. Food merchants remember Speal’s for Wheels, Ash and Kris Kitchen and Elegant Catering.
“We tried to be very thoughtful about our programming,” said Adam Seifert, WCT administrator of corporate and community area engagement. “The bands will be doing both covers and original music, so we’ll have a balance of crowd-pleasers while highlighting bands that are creating and playing original music.
“We worked hard on our programming to present a lineup that represented the variety of interactive and engaging musicians in southwestern Pennsylvania.”
‘Best of’ acts
The trust curated acts performing at The Palace and parking garage, while proprietors of Green Beacon Gallery booked their own music, with edgier demonstrations going from exemplary to independent to hip-jump and punk-inflected rock.
Coincidentally, the exhibition previously was arranging a music grandstand on Aug. 28, preceding declaration of the live performance. It seemed well and good, Seifert said, for the two elements to combine efforts.
“I love what they’re doing in bringing in different bands,” Seifert said. “A number of their acts have played at their other events, so it’s kind of a ‘best of’ list.
“We’re expecting a decent climate day,” he said. “We’re chipping away at a downpour intend to have set up, which I trust we will not need to execute. The objective is to get individuals out right on time to go through the day, and have a decent progression of individuals for the duration of the day.
“We hope they’ll stop at a bar and visit a restaurant, too,” he added.
The live concert is important for WCT’s central goal “to offer extraordinary, available amusement for the local area,” said CEO April Kopas. “WCT’s Greensburg Music Fest features the assortment and type of ability we have locally and praises the arrival of live exhibitions.”
Notwithstanding the feature act, the celebration plan incorporates:
‘VIP Treatment’ exhibitions
2 p.m. — Joe Grushecky (solo)
3:30 p.m. — Andy Davis (acoustic couple)
4:30 p.m. — Kal and Moore
Exquisite Catering Stage
12:30 p.m. — WCT’s Greensburg Music Fest Kickoff
1:45 p.m. — Essential Machine
4 p.m. — Another Cheetah
5:30 p.m. — Byron Nash
8 p.m. — Buffalo Rose
Live! Gambling club Pittsburgh Stage
1 p.m. — Gary Pratt with Bob Dugan
2:30 p.m. — Twisted Fate
4:45 p.m. — The Bricks
7:15 p.m. — Alec Henderson Band
12 p.m. — Gray Face
1 p.m. — Rod Wilkins and the L.O.C. Band
2 p.m. — Bartlow Brothers Band
3 p.m. — Luke Weltz Band
4 p,n, — Dream Job
5 p.m. — Village Elder
6 p.m. — Normal Creatures
7 p.m. — FYD