Grandview Park
September 22
6:30 p.m. — 2 a.m.

Breathtaking views, social innovation, cutting-edge hip hop and charitable giving will converge for the first-ever Hilltopolis festival.

Head up to the Hilltop for an outdoor festival with a unique donation-based focus and format. Setting up shop in scenic Grandview Park, the all-ages event is the brainchild of the Allentown-based entrepreneurship cooperative Work Hard Pittsburgh.

Showcasing social innovation through music and community activism — while pairing nationally-acclaimed acts with local breakout artists — the event will collect donations for the Allentown-based center, The Brashear Kids, which serves children in poverty.

Headlining Hilltopolis is the hip-hop duo, The Cool Kids, featuring Chicago rappers Sir Michael Rocks and Chuck Inglish. Don’t miss this chance to catch the recently reunited powerhouse performing fresh on the heels of debuting their first studio album in six years, Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe, which dropped this week.

Keeping the energy up will be performances by rising star Pittsburgh rappers Pet Zebra and Pk Delay.

The festival kicks off with a showcase by Give Camp, an annual hackathon where tech and creative professionals build custom websites and applications for nonprofits.

Don’t miss the pre-game festivities featuring DJ Pete Butta and the after-party at RE360 Warehouse — both hosted by Creatives Drink.

Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.