More than 100 bands and musicians will rock the region for the fourth time this weekend during the Gettysburg Rocks music festival.

The event, which kicks off 3 p.m. Friday at Reid's Winery and Cider House (400 Baltimore St., Gettysburg), features dozens of bands of different genres performing at venues throughout the Gettysburg and Hanover areas. Admission is free for most venues, but all will offer opportunities to donate to the Four Diamonds Fund.

Venues throughout the weekend are Appalachian Brewing Co., Battlefield Brew Works, Blue and Gray Bar and Grill, Bourbon Bar and Grill, Hauser Estate Winery, Mamma Ventura's, Reid's Winery and Cider House, Taverna 5450, The Freckled Radish Irish Pub, Gettysburg Moose Lodge 1526, The Mill and Zipper's Bar and Grill.

Gettysburg Rocks will also have a first-time venue at the Bourbon Bar and Grill in Hanover. Organizer of the event and radio personality Rob Simon needed more space for larger bands and discovered the Bourbon Bar had what he needed. With the location's three stages, it gave Simon the opportunity to station bands in multiple places in one building, he said.

Gettysburg Rocks has raised roughly $45,000 for Four Diamonds since Simon organized the first event in 2014, according to the festival's website. The event takes place biannually in February and August.

The Four Diamonds Fund assists children treated at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.

"Our goals are to expose people to live music and raise money for the kids," Simon said. "As long as we reach both of those, we're happy."

For more information about Gettysburg Rocks, or a full schedule of performances, visit

Bands performing

5j Barrow

6 Cents

621 a.D.

Acoustic Juice

Across the Pond

Agents of Lewton

Alex Brown

Backroad Burners

Behead the Betrayer

Ben & Joe

Ben Wenk

Bob Russell

Bobby E. Lee & the Sypathizers

Brian Mackey

Broken Fayth

Buzzard Luck


Carl Thayer

Chris Kauffman

Christian Harper


Cody French

Condition Oakland

Corina Aucker

Cosmic Cowboy Sowing Circle

Crystal Groves

Daniel James & the Blue Collar Special

David Mayfield Parade


Deaf Rhino


Devon Cayro

Dirty Little Secret

Doom on the Horizon

Eliza Doering and the Penny Black

Emma Cullen

Erin Margaret

Ethan Larsh

Fast Lane

Fell from Zero

Felt Side Out

Foggy May

From Dawn till Death

Gorilla Pack

Hate to Say It

Hauska & Mckay

Herb & Hanson

Heroes 4 Ransom

Hotrod Henry

Ian Mellencamp


Indi Bolger


Itsy & Im

Jalopy Deluxe

Jeremiah Tall

Jocelyn Faro

John Bardi

John Hufford

John Tabor

Josh Krevsky

Juan Catorce Band

Jug Funk Boys

Jug Funk Boys

Kamikaze Kupcakes

Kerin Maguire

Laney Jones and the Spirits

Macy K and the Oven Fresh Hot Delicious

Mark Derose

Marshall Stone

Matthew Ruth

Maura Gownley

Megan Knight

Midnite Run

Off the Wagon

Olde Town Auxiliary

Pale Barn Ghosts

Parks & Fields

Peyote Junction

Philadelphia Avenue

Phipps and Phriends

Poppa Rick

Prison Earth

Rabid Assassin

Red Eye Kings

Red Line Tragedy

Red Shift Experiment

Rhyne Mccormick

Rich Fehle

Rich Lipski


Run the Willow

Sabrina Schreader

Sailing Sweater

Saint Elouise

Samuel Powers



Shawan and the Wonton

Shawan and the Wonton

Shine Delphi

Shortbus Fight Club


Six Bar Break


Sofia Nicole

Sons of Man


Steal Your Face

Steve Mazur

Strait & Miller


Sundog Ritual


The Acoustick Thing

The Brahman Noodles

The Coteries

The Hidden Agendas

The Jayplayers

The Plums

The Positronic Cats

The Process

The Quarterbones

The Quixote Project

The Resistance

The Revere

The Stonewall Vessels

The Vanity Circuit

The Wild Hymns

The Willys

The Woodchips

Timy Mengle

Todd Burd

Tom Senseney



Twenty Dollar Profit

Virginia Rose Band

Watching Savannah Burn

We the Assembly

Whiskey Burn

Will Halko

Worthy Adversary

Wrath of Typhon


Yoshi Gish

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