Music festival madness: learn more about the bands performing at Arbor Aid!

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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.

Social Media: Web­site, Face­book, Twit­ter

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.

Social Media: Web­site, Face­book, Twit­ter

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.

Social Media: Web­site, Face­book, Twit­ter


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.

Social Media: Web­site, Face­book, Twit­ter

Check out our oth­er performers!


City Dwelling Nature Seekers

The Tur­pen­tin­ers


Colonel Eagleburger’s High­step­ping Good Time Band

Be sure to vis­it Arbor Aid 2017 and fol­low Tree Pitts­burgh on Face­book, as well as the Arbor Aid and Paw­paw Fest event page for more infor­ma­tion and updates.

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