Gettysburg Rocks, the much-loved bi-annual three-day music festival is returning this week for the winter 2016 season. Though one of the borough’s newer traditions, Gettysburg Rocks has quickly grown in fame among locals who come out to the participating venues to enjoy this event, as well as the interested parties who are eager jump at the opportunity to host some of the slated performances.
The first Gettysburg Rock event took place on Feb. 7 and 8, back in the winter of 2014. A premier multi-day festival, it brought in 130 live participating bands to perform across 12 venues throughout town. After celebrating much success, several of the participants showed an interest in creating a similar event during the warm weather months as well, making Gettysburg Rocks into a bi-annual winter and summer occurrence.
The 2016 winter installment of Gettysburg Rocks will begin on Thursday, Feb. 4 and run through Saturday, Feb. 6. The event will again take place across 12 different venues throughout the borough of Gettysburg, including The Pike, The Mill, Gettysburg Moose lodge, Mamma Ventura’s, Appalachian Brewing Co., Blue & Gray Bar, Battlefield Brew Works, and several others. To view the complete listing of the participating venues, click here.
A total of 172 performances will be featured at this season’s event, bringing forth the brightest and the best performing musicians, and bands around the region. Performance styles range in many genres, including rock, Reggae, country, punk, Americana, blues, pop, and other sounds. Some of this year’s performers will include Canyon, The Rose Project, Han, Silvertung, Echo Bloom, Fell From Zero, Jenna Lotti, Elizabeth Hunter, Jeremiah Tall, Jalopy Deluxe, Gun Metal Gray, Echo Bloom, Colt Wilbur Band, the Positronic Cats, Rabid Assassin, American Hollar, the Woodchips, Cosmic Chaos, Seraphine, and many, many others. View a complete listing of all the performers by visiting this link.
The daily events and performance schedules during this three-day musical festival vary. To see a complete listing of performance times, schedules, and at which venue each performance will take place, click here.
Since its establishment, Gettysburg Rocks has raised $45,000 for the Four Diamonds Fund in the care of Penn State Mont Alto Benefiting THON. The Four Diamond’s Fund serves to provide care for children battling cancer at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. You can read more about the Four Diamonds Fund by clicking here.
To learn more about Gettysburg Rocks, visit the website link here.