Two Fundraisers Scheduled to Benefit Children and Youth in Allegheny County

PITTSBURGH – In August, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) will hold Candidates’ Comedy Night and the Allegheny County Music Festival, the two annual fundraisers for the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund (ACMFF). The Fund provides eligible children and youth with life-enriching items and opportunities not otherwise available through government funding, and is totally dependent upon the generosity of county residents.

Celebrating its fifth anniversary, Candidates’ Comedy Night, Thursday, August 16, spotlights the comedic talents of candidates running for political office in the November general election. It happens at Pittsburgh Improv at the Waterfront in Homestead. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, available now, are for sections of eight seats at the following levels: Gold seating, $750 donation; and Silver seating, $500 donation. Sections may be reserved by calling the DHS Event line at 412-350-3428.

The Platinum seating is sold out.

The 13th annual Allegheny County Music Festival, featuring Pittsburgh-based Rusted Root, Sunday, August 26, is at the amphitheater in Hartwood Acres Park. Opening bands will begin at 5 p.m. and Rusted Root will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. The suggested donation is $20 per car. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair, and arrive early to stake out their area on the lawn.

For more information about the fundraisers, visit Allegheny County Music Festival Fund.