Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s Greensburg Music Fest Returns With Free Live Music For The Community

Westmoreland Cultural Trust will welcome back live music fans for WCT’s 3rd annual Greensburg Music Fest on Saturday, August 28. The free event features over twenty local bands performing on four stages in the downtown cultural district from 12:30 – 9 pm, alongside food trucks, an artist market, and vendors.

“Westmoreland Cultural Trust is committed, now more than ever, to offer great, accessible entertainment for the community,” said Westmoreland Cultural Trust CEO April Kopas. “WCT’s Greensburg Music Fest showcases the variety and caliber of talent we have locally and celebrates the return of live performances.

The Palace Theatre will host headliners Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors at 6 pm. This general admission event is free to the public with doors opening at 5:30 pm. 

“Sun King Warriors and I are grateful and pleased to be back on The Palace stage for WCT’s Greensburg Music Fest,” commented Jim Donovan of Sun King Warriors and former Rusted Root’s drummer. I remember playing there as a teenager with Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra and then again opening for The Clarks for a Big Brothers Big Sisters event a few years ago. It’s always a pleasure to play at such a beautiful and great-sounding venue. As a resident of Hempfield Township, this show is extra special for me. It’s always a kick to see your friends and neighbors out in the audience!”

In addition to the free headlining event, attendees who are looking for a more exclusive experience can purchase a Royal Treatment Palace Wristband for $12. The wristband allows patrons access to The Palace Theatre, Megan’s Suite, and S&T Bank Courtyard between 1 and 5:30 pm for intimate performances by Joe Grushecky, Andy Davis, and Kal & Moore. Wristband holders receive a $1 discount on all drinks at Westmoreland Cultural Trust bars and a free reusable Palace Theatre cup to bring drinks into the Theatre. Seating is general admission for the concerts.

Free outdoor performances will take place consecutively throughout the festival on the Live! Casino and Elegant Catering stages, located in the Helman-Ghrist Parking Lot beside The Palace Theatre and Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s Art in the Alley. The sets will include covers and original songs by regional bands. Guests can also browse the artist market while enjoying food and beverages from local vendors. 

“The music scene in and around Greensburg has everything from crowd-pleasing cover bands to artists writing and performing their original music,” commented Adam Seifert, manager of corporate and community engagement at Westmoreland Cultural Trust. “We worked hard on our programming to present a lineup that represented the variety of interactive and engaging musicians in southwestern Pennsylvania” In addition to the stages around The Palace Theatre, the Green Beacon Gallery will host bands every hour from 12 pm – 7 pm.

“Greensburg is seriously underrated. Our city is getting really cool lately,” said Chris Fafalios of Another Cheetah, one of the many bands performing during the festival. “I’m glad to be playing at WCT’s Greensburg Music Fest, considering it’ll absolutely be the best thing to do within hours of Greensburg!” 

For more information, please visit www.westmorelandculturaltrust.org

Schedule of Events: 

The Palace Stage: 

HEADLINERS

6 pm – Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors (free event)

Royal Treatment Palace Wristband Holders ($12): 

2 pm – Joe Grushecky (solo)

3:30 pm – Andy Davis (acoustic duo)

4:30 pm – Kal & Moore

Elegant Catering Stage: 

12:30 pm  WCT’s Greensburg Music Fest Kickoff

1:45 pm – Essential Machine

4 pm – Another Cheetah

5:30 pm – Byron Nash

8 pm – Buffalo Rose

Live! Casino Stage: 

1 pm – Gary Pratt with Bob Dugan

2:30 pm – Twisted Fate

4:45 pm – The Bricks

7:15 pm – Alec Henderson Band

Green Beacon Stage:

12 pm – Grey Face

1 pm – Rod Wilkins & the L.O.C. Band

2 pm – Bartlow Bros. Band

3 pm – Luke Weltz Band

4 pm – Dream Job

5 pm – Village Elder

6 pm – Normal Creatures

7 pm – FYD