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Enjoy Great Music, Have Fun -- and Help Needy Kids

Annual Allegheny County (PA) Music Festival is Set for Sunday September 1st.

Who doesn't like a night of great music under the stars, and the fact that it benefits at-risk children makes it even better.

Popular bands including "Uprooted" will perform live.

That's the idea behind the 2019 Allegheny County Music Festiva l, which will be held on Sunday, September 1 at the amphitheater in the county's Hartwood Acres Park, a half-hour north east of Pittsburgh. Opening acts begin at 5 p.m. and Uprooted, featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root, will take the stage at 8 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair, a picnic dinner or some snacks and drinks, and come early to stake out a good spot. Here's a promo video from a couple of years ago to give you a taste of what to expect (note dates, line up are different, click here to see this year's full lineup and times):

The suggested donation is $20 per car to benefit the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund. A 50/50 raffle also benefits the fund. The fund pays for life-enriching items and opportunities that kids in the child social services system wouldn't normally get, like a chance to go to summer camp, take music, dance or karate lessons -- even go on a college tour. The fund is totally dependent on donations.

Your donation benefits a fund that provides "extras" to kids in the social services system.

Click here for more information about the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund .

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