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DHS News July 2012  

Local favorite Rusted Root headlines 13th Annual Music Festival

It’s almost time for the 2012 Allegheny County Music Festival, a family-friendly concert event that raises funds for children and youth served through the Department of Human Services and/or Juvenile Probation. This year, the Festival will be held Sunday, August 26 – the weekend before Labor Day – at Hartwood Acres Park. Opening bands start at 5 p.m. and event headliner Rusted Root performs at 7:30 p.m.

As this event is a fundraiser, a $20 per car donation is requested, and there will be 50-50 raffle tickets sold throughout the concert. All proceeds will help to support the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund (ACMFF), which provides children and youth with life-enriching items and opportunities otherwise unavailable through government funds. In the past, the fund has been used to provide dance and karate classes, music lessons, summer camp, and graduation expenses. These seemingly simple donations can create a greater sense of normalcy in the life of a vulnerable child or adolescent.

DHS staff members interested in volunteering for this fun event are encouraged to contact the Event and Donations Team at 412-350-3428 or EventandDonationsTeam@AlleghenyCounty.us. Volunteers will receive free t-shirts and are eligible for comp time with prior supervisory approval.

Learn more about the ACMFF or the Music Festival  

About Rusted Root
Formed in Pittsburgh in the early 1990s by singer/guitarist Michael Glabicki, Rusted Root has since sold more than three million albums worldwide. The band’s worldly style instantly appealed to fans of roots music and world rock. Rusted Root’s music has appeared on film and TV soundtracks including “Twister,” “Mathilda,” “Ice Age,” “Home for the Holidays,” “Party of Five,” “Charmed,” and “Homicide.” Also, NASA engineers chose the Rusted Root hit Send Me On My Way as “wake-up” music for the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. 

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