Rusted Root

Courtesy of Deutschtown Music Festival

The Deutschtown Music Festival is Pittsburgh's largest free, standalone music festival, and in its seventh year, it’s still growing.

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Mary Ann Merranko went to see one of her favorite bands, Rusted Root, at the now defunct venue The Beehive in Oakland in 2001.

She made her way to the front of the crowd and ended up right next to the speaker. When she emerged onto Forbes Avenue later that night, she noticed a ringing in her ears.