Music & Food Fest
Flavors of the Valley

Flavors of the Valley

Food. Beer. Bands.

Event Date & Time

September 16, 2017
@3:00 pm

Event Location

The Carrie Furnaces
Carrie Furnace Blvd, Swissvale, PA 15218

Something is Sizzling in the Valley

A one-of-a-kind event that benefits several non-profits in the area and highlights their collective missions of historic preservation, cultural conservation, education, recreation and resource development.
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Join us at the historic Carrie Furnaces as we celebrate this inaugural event. Featuring special urban art tours, live music and food  that showcases the history and culture of the Mon Valley. 

Mon Valley Sizzles will expose all of Pittsburgh to the vibrant non-profits that are making a difference to feed the hungry, provide scholarships for higher education, support young persons in need, promote educational resources and help bring health-related services to many that cannot afford them. 

Have fun with us as the Mon Valley Sizzles!

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Music Lineup

Billy Price

Pittsburgh, Pa
Genre: Blues

House of Soul

From Pittsburgh, Pa
Genre: R & B
Brownie Mary

Brownie Mary

From Pittsburgh, Pa
Genre: Pop/Rock

Gathering Field

From Grove City, Pa
Genre: Rock!

The Velcro Shoes

From Pittsburgh, Pa
Genre: Rock!

Employees of Funk

From Pittsburgh, Pa
Genre: Funk

The Pillow Project

From Pittsburgh, Pa
Genre: Post-modern Jazz

The Rankin Jr. Tamburitzans

From Rankin, PA
Genre: Cultural Folk

Also see performances by Pittsburgh Buskers' Spare Change Project

A town rich in culture and regional flair, Pittsburgh is one of the best cities to see buskers, entertainers who perform a variety of talents in public locations for gratuities. While the city’s busking scene is still rather small, it is certainly big on talent. From artists to musicians and even magicians, there is no shortage of street performers who know how to draw a crowd. If you’ve never seen busking, enjoy multiple performances throughout the event.

Sizzling Information

Food & Beverages

Quench your thirst and feed your soul with Mon Valley Sizzles’ Flavors of the Valley featuring Pittsburgh’s top food trucks including Midnight Munchies, Rogue Barbecue, Fire Fries, Revival Chili and Iron Oven. A wide variety of beer will be available by Yeungling. Wines and signature spirits will also be available from Blue Dust.

Most vendors will accept credit card and debit; however, an ATM will be on site for your convenience.



Gates will open at 3:00pm.

Guests 21 and over will need a valid ID produced at the gate to receive a wrist bracelet to purchase alcoholic beverages. Bartenders may ask for ID’s even though a wristband is being worn.

Rules & Safety

Please respect the rules of the Carrie Furnace Venue. 

  • Smoking is restricted to designated areas
  • No drugs or alcohol will be permitted at the entrance
  • There will be NO re-entries
  • Please refrain from wearing heels or open-toed shoes
  • There will be no trespassing beyond the designated event space


We thank you in advance for respecting Rankin residents and their privacy. THERE WILL BE NO PARKING IN THE RANKIN COMMUNITY. ALL VIOLATORS WILL BE TOWED.

Parking will be offered on site at the Carrie Furnaces and fees will be included in their ticket package. Guests are also encouraged to use Lyft , Uber and Z-Trip as their transportation method- details coming later with special promo codes.


There is a handicap ramp leading up into the Power House where the main stage acts will be taking place. Handicap accessible portable johns will also be on site.


Join us for a SIZZLING event like no other as we celebrate the Mon Valley and non-profits that support it. Limited tickets available. First come, first serve.


General Admission

Pricing includes parking and all performances
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Pricing includes preferred parking, access to VIP Lounge area near main stage, all performances, branded water bottle, exclusive beer sales and respite area
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12 & Under

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The Ultimate Carrie Furnace Tour

With the purchase of a general admission ticket, get access to the Carrie Furnace History Tour for only $15.

Local tour guides make 125 years of Big Steel come alive. Explore the magical mix of immigrants and industry that made Pittsburgh the steel-making capital of the world! The tour includes an interactive presentation; a guided tour of the awe-inspiring Carrie Blast Furnaces (bring your camera!).

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Meet the Regional Chamber Alliance

For the last three decades, towns and cities in the Mon Valley have experienced economic deterioration. Once considered an industrial powerhouse, these towns have suffered the loss of retail and business to sites located in larger shopping centers and commercial strips. In light of these devastating changes, the Chamber Organization (formerly the Regional Business Alliance [RBA], Board of Directors established a 501© (3) foundation to support economic growth, provide educational scholarships and support programs in hope of revitalizing our towns and cities in the Mon Valley.

In light of this commitment, The RCA has created Mon Valley Sizzles, the premier event in the Mon Yough Valley that will celebrate the spirit of our community and history of our partner non-profits.



Pennsylvania Resource Council

Zero Waste Pennsylvania
The zero-waste movement is all about creating waste management procedures with the ultimate goal that everything be recycled, reused or composted, with as little as possible remaining for disposal. The Pa Resource Council specializes in reducing the amount of discards at events through green procurement planning, working with vendors to choose compostable supplies, material haulers, on-site recycling/composting management and on-the-ground support. Zero Waste Pennsylvania will be in attendance to help make Mon Valley Sizzles a zero waste event.

Event Location

  • At the Carrie Furnaces
    Carrie Furnace Blvd., Swissvale, PA 15218
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