Two Hanover venues added to Gettysburg Rocks
Rebekah Foster sings at Gettysburg Rocks in February 2015. File
Gettysburg Rocks will add two new Hanover venues to its fundraiser for the Four Diamonds Fund this weekend.
The bi-annual music festival will take place for the second time this year from Friday to Sunday, hosting more than 120 live bands and spanning 13 locations.
This includes two new Hanover venues: Legends and the Hanover Moose Lodge. Their addition brings the total number of Hanover venues to three, as Bourbon Bar & Grill was added in February.
Throughout the weekend, the 13 venues will host a wide variety of music, from acoustic tunes to singer/songwriter ballads to good old classic rock.
The Appalachian Brewing Company, Mamma Ventura's and Hauser Estate Winery are just a few of the other locations, many of which are in the Gettysburg area, participating in this weekend's fundraiser.
Gettysburg Rocks takes place in February and August as a way to raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund, a charity that supports pediatric cancer patients and their families.
The first Gettysburg Rocks was held in February 2014. The event has since raised over $72,000.
"Each band will play for 40 to 60 minutes," event director Rob Simon said of the performances planned for this weekend.
One act, vocalist and guitarist Yoshi Gish is coming all the way from Holiday, Florida to help raise money for the cause, Simon said.
The event itself is totally free, but cash or check donations are encouraged, Simon said.
A percentage of all proceeds from the merchandise sold, such as T-shirts, will benefit the Four Diamonds Fund as well.
The event's goal is to raise $10,000, Simon said.
If you go
What: Gettysburg Rocks
When: 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and 12 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Over 13 different locations in Gettysburg and Hanover. View the full schedule here.
Cost: Free, but donations are encouraged.
Why: Benefiting the Four Diamonds Fund, which helps people affected by pediatric cancer.