By: KDKA-TV News Staff
NORTH SIDE (KDKA) – The Deutschtown Music Festival returned to the North Side on Saturday.
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It was called “Hands Over Deutschtown”, and it was the eighth year of the festival.
They actually canceled earlier this year due to COVID-19 issues, but organizers have changed their minds as things started to open.
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“I think people are ready to go out and see music and the bands are ready to play in front of people and we were happy to bring these two together,” said festival organizer Ben Soltesz.
People flocked to Allegheny Commons Park to enjoy music, food trucks, family activities and an artists’ market.
Even the rain didn’t deter fans.
“It’s just us dipping our feet in the water or in the puddle, I guess. But we’re having a great time and looking forward to next year and lots of other things we’re going to do, ”said festival president and co-founder Cody Walters.
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Walters and Soltesz said they’ve cut things down a bit for this year to keep it manageable, but plan to get back to normal next summer.