Pittsburgh's Four Chord Music Festival rocked Washington's Wild Things Park on Friday. With a stacked lineup consisting of Four Chord staples like Eternal Boy and Patent Pending to larger artists like The Used and headliner Rise Against. People of all ages came out to enjoy a fun filled day of music, food and vendors. It was a nice sunny day for a festival, to beat the heat plenty of people took turns running through the mist by some of the vendors or taking quick naps in the shaded areas by the stage.
The festival started off with artists Look Out Loretta and Keep Flying, opening up the Born Dead stage and artists Future Teens and Bearings opening up the Revival Stage. Each of them brought in more and more of a crowd. By the time Bearings hit the stage, crowd surfing was in full swing, thankfully there was enough security to keep everyone safe. Speaking of safety, just a quick shout out to the four chord crew for doing their best to keep COVID cases down by implementing a safety protocol and for offering testing at the gate.
Sad Summer alum Just Friends and Mayday Parade kept the crowd going and gave everyone their second wind and while Real friends, Four Year Strong and State Champs kept the energy going with up beat setlists. Closing out the Born Dead Stage was The Menzingers and they did not disappoint, everyone young and old were singing their hearts out. After their set was finished everyone migrated over to the Revival Stage to finish out the night, by this point the baseball field was PACKED from the outfield all the way past the pitchers mound the crowd gathered to see The Used and Rise Against give us some of the best performances Pittsburgh’s seen this year.
Although there were a few setbacks and date changes due to covid numbers spiking this festival is just what we needed to come together again and enjoy the music scene once again. We want to thank Rishi for all the hard work he puts in every year to make this festival happen and for allowing us to come experience it and share it with you all. This festival is definitely worth the trip to Pittsburgh, and only gets better each year. We can not wait to see what they have planned for next year, until then wash your hands and wear your masks so we can all party again next summer at Four Chord Music Festival 8!
Review/Photo By: Cheyenne Simmons