Music festival madness: learn more about the bands performing at Arbor Aid!
Saturday September 23rd at Carrie Furnaces, Tree Pittsburgh is hosting our annual Arbor Aid and Pittsburgh’s first ever Pawpaw Festival, a family friendly all day music festival celebrating trees, music, and pawpaw.
The lineup will feature amazing bands from a variety of genres. Learn more about some of these fantastic bands before you jam out!
Kids is an eclectic four piece American Indie Rock band formed in 2012 by Guitarist Josiah Sampson, Bassist/Vocalist Joshua Diaz, Drummer Matthew Barrios and Guitarist Christian Gonzalez. Hailing from South Florida, Kids strives to deliver a dynamic musical experience. Founded on brotherhood; these four individuals unite their creative minds to bring you on a melodic adventure with hopes of finding adolescence into undiscovered worlds. After the 2013 release of their EP, Sink or Swim, created an energetic and passionate fan base, Kids wanted to bring their fans, new and old, an inspired treat. They retreated to the mountains of Chattanooga TN and submerged themselves in nature in order to gain inspiration, so that their fans could experience a dream-like escape just by listening to their music. Eliciting emotion and feeling.
Lyndsey Smith and Soul Distribution
Lyndsey Smith & Soul Distribution have been bringing music to the souls of music lovers for the past 6 years and have been gaining loyal fans on a regional, national and international level. LSSD’s Rock’N’Soul style gives their shows high energy and they know that their fans aren’t just there as a formality, they are there as part of the show! LSSD is raising the bar as to what music should be and how an album and concert should make each fan feel.
Byron Nash and Plan B
With a deep-rooted history in Pittsburgh’s music scene, guitarist Byron Nash has been around for quite some time, building a reputation for his unique style of rock n’ soul guitar playing. Evident in that sound are the various genres of music that have influenced his life, including: early thrash metal, jam, funk and soul, to Hip-Hop, jazz, blues and world music. Having played in prior bands, SPORADIC and Formula412, Nash had other ideas and styles he wanted to try and express leading him to starting his new band BYRON NASH & PLAN B. The new group is the melting pot of all of Nash’s former experiences and musical styles.
From an old steel mill city once described as “hell with the lid off” comes a singer/songwriter with red-hot fire in her soul. Melinda is her name, and this Pittsburgh-born artist could well be described as the belle of blues-infused rock. She’s been raising roofs for years, from Boston to Los Angeles, with her four alarm voice and earthy stage presence. No gimmicks, no girl-pop. Just full-tilt rock and roll.
Check out our other performers!