Mon Valley Sizzles

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.

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. Our non-profit partners include include Carnegie of Homestead, The McKeesport Hospital Foundation, Mifflin Township Historical Society, Rainbow Kitchen Community Services, Mon Yough Community Services and the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area.

Our Sizzling Music Lineup:

Billy Price
House of Soul
Brownie Mary
The Brass Roots
The Pillow Project
Gathering Field
Velcro Shoes
The Rankin Jr. Tamburitzans
Performances from the Spare Change Project

Sizzling 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. Parking: We thank you in advance for respecting Rankin residents and their privacy.



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.

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


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.

The Mon Valley Sizzles Event is a Zero-waste sustainable event.
Zero-Waste Pennsylvania will be on sight to ensure this event is completely eco-friendly.

*Disclaimer* - information, details, and performing lineup subject to change.