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There are seven music festivals happening in Pittsburgh this weekend

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Black Moth Super Rainbow
The weather is cooling (kind of), which means festival season is coming to a draw. But apparently nobody told Pittsburgh. This weekend features music festivals for every kind of music lover, from blues to jam band, from family-friendly to "probably leave the kids at home." Here's a breakdown of the seven music festivals happening in Pittsburgh this weekend.

Resonance Music and Arts Festival

Thu., Sept. 19-Sun., Sept. 22
Coopers Lake, 205 Currie Road, Slippery Rock
Genre(s): Jam bands, electronica, funk
Features: Visual arts, yoga, meditation, and holistic workshops, performance arts, Pittsburgh's very own Black Moth Super Rainbow
CP's Must-See Picks: Tipper, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Charlesthefirst, Litz, Keller Williams, Psymbionic, Sunsquabi, Tauk

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Photo: Jared Murphy
Ky Vöss
Ladyfest Pittsburgh
Fri., Sept. 20-Sun., Sept. 22
The Shop, 3520 Charlotte St., Lawrenceville
Genre(s): Many
Features: All acts are lady-fronted and lady-dominant, all-ages shows, free Acoustic brunch event at Hambones (Sunday Morning)
CP''s Must-See Picks: The Real Sea, Ellen Siberian Tiger, Metacara, Brazilian Wax, Action Camp, Line On Some Trip, Honey Prism, Ky Vöss

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Photo: Chloe Sells
Stef Chura
Pitt Gets Alternative
Fri., Sept. 20-Sat., Sept. 21
The Mr. Roboto Project, 5106 Penn Ave., Bloomfield.
Genre(s): Alternative/Indie Punk, Rock
Features: Sober, substance-free venue
CP''s Must-See Picks: Stef Chura, Leggy, Rave Ami, Wild Pink, BBGuns, Dogleg, Swither

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CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
Fri., Sept. 20
Schenley Park, Panther Hollow Road, Oakland
Genre(s): Electronic, Funk, Disco
Features: All Pittsburgh artists, art-installations from Wicked Pittsburgh, entirely free
CP''s Must-See Picks: Beauty Slap, Buku, Title Town

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The Independents
Steel City Ska Fest 2019
Sat., Sept. 21
Spirit (Hall, Upstairs), 242 51st St., Lawrenceville
Genre(s): Ska
Features: Ska of all sounds and ages (two-tone, third-wave, etc)
CP's Must-See Picks: The Burnrides, Mephiskapheles, The Independents

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Photo: Joey Kennedy
2018 Blues and Heritage Festival
Highmark Blues and Heritage Festival
Fri., Sept. 20-Sun., Sept. 22
August Wilson African American Cultural Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown
Free, with select ticketed performances
Genre(s): Blues, Soul, Jazz
Features: Workshops, lectures, mostly free
CP''s Must-See Picks: Soulful Femme, Kingfish, Third World, CeCe Winans, Charles Musselwhite

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Descendants of Crom III
Sat., Sept 21-Sun., Sept. 22
Cattivo, 146 44th St., Lawrenceville.
Genre(s): Metal, Hardcore
Features: Pre-party gala Friday at Howlers.
CP's Must-See Picks: The Obsessed, Riparian, Night Vapor, Brown Angel, Killer of Sheep, Foghound

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