Friday, July 25, 2014
The Pittsburgh Blues Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary today through Sunday at Hartwood Acres.
This year's headliners include Trampled Under Foot, Dr. John, Spin Doctors, JJ Grey & Mofro and more. Locals acts include Mahajibee, Norm Nardini & The Pittsburgh All Stars and more. Full line-up can be found here. Gates open at 4 p.m. today and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with music starting at 5 p.m. and 2 p.m. respectively. The festival will also have hot air balloon rides, games and crafts for kids.
Tickets for today's events are free with a bag of nonperishable grocery items to donate to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Since it's creation in 1994, the Pittsburgh Blues Festival has been the largest annual event for the Food Bank, raising over $2 million in 19 years.
One day tickets for Saturday and Sunday are $35 and two day passes are $50. Student and military discounted tickets are $25 for one day tickets and $45 for two day passes. Children under 12 attend the festival for free. Parking at Hartwood Acres is free. Shuttles will also run to and from Station Square and The Waterfront to accommodate patrons.