Gettysburg Rocks will be shaking up the Gettysburg, Pa and Hanover, Pa area August 11th– 13th, 2017. This weekend-long family friendly event will take place in fourteen music venues located between Gettysburg and Hanover including Battlefield Brew Works, Bourbon Bar and Grill, The Mill, Gettysburg Moose Park and more. The festival hosts a variety of music genres, so there is something for everyone. A full list of venues and performances can be found at www.gburgrocks.com.
Gettysburg Rocks is a non-profit music festival that benefits the Four Diamonds Fund. The Four Diamonds Fund helps combat childhood cancer by covering 100 percent of medical expenses not covered by insurance for eligible families. Rob Simon, director of the event, says “The original concept for the festival was just an idea until my daughter Ashley approached me to help her with a fundraiser for Penn State Mont Alto’s THON group, which benefits Four Diamonds.” This is a semi-annual event that takes place is the historic town of Gettysburg. “We do it in Gettysburg because it is close to Mont Alto, but also because it is a really cool town with a lot of venue options and a great culture due in part to the history,” says Simon.
Gettysburg Rocks began in February 2014. The last seven festivals have brought in over $100,000 in funds raised. There has been a total of 944 bands who have donated their time to this cause since 2014. The success of this event has allowed for expansion from twelve to fourteen venues. For more information on this event visit www.gburgrocks.com or check them out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gburgrocks. Unable to attend? Donations are accepted via the website. For more information on Four Diamonds, visit www.fourdiamonds.org.