Hartwood Acres

August 15
3:30 – 10:15 p.m.

This Saturday, music fans can rock out and help fight multiple sclerosis at a local landmark during one of Pittsburgh’s newest music festivals. Taking the stage at scenic Hartwood AcresMuSic for MS blends vibrant rootsy sounds with advocacy and awareness.

MuSic for MS
MuSic for MS

Headlining the second annual installment of MuSic for MS are Nashville quintet Humming House, Knoxville-based Americana band The Black Lillies and Alabama’s alt-country rockers The Mulligan Brothers. Joining the national acts will be regional talents including old-time music quintet the Tiger Maple String Band, singer-songwriter Maddie Arnold and the lively N.A. Fiddlers—which features educators and students from the North Allegheny School District.

Performances—which span everything from Appalachian bluegrass to soulful alt-rock—will run from 3:30 to 10 p.m.

Festival-goers can fuel up at the event’s on-site food and drink vendor area, which will feature goodies from Pittsburgh Winery, The Pop Stop, Butcher on Butler, Randita’s, Franktuary, Frank Fuhrer Wholesale, Great Gatherings, Andora, Saucy Mammas and Everyday’s A Sundae & Café.

Emceeing the event—which taps into the power of music to combat multiple sclerosis—is WDVE’s Michele Michaels.

All proceeds from the festival will support the research, programs and services of the Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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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.