PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — With the Three Rivers Arts Festival less than 24 hours away crews are in motion.

They’re putting up tents, tables and stages all over Point State Park, Gateway Center and throughout the Cultural District.

“Come tomorrow at noon, everything will be in place and it will look wonderful,” said Arts Festival director, Marguerite Jarrett Marks.

Hundreds of artists from around the world will move in tonight to set up.

“We had more artists than ever before apply to be a part of it, which means the quality is a little better and the quantity of artists and with the construction done around the T-station, we are able to expand our footprint,” said Marks.

There will be more music than years past, for the first time ever, an entire day is being dedicated to bluegrass. Plus, there will be jazz and the schedule for this weekend is jam packed with performances.

Marks stated, “We kick off tomorrow night with The Wailers on the main stage and then a wonderful woman, a Canadian artist Kathleen Edwards on Saturday and Sunday, the Pittsburgh Symphony orchestra comes back this year.”

Besides all of the art and music, there’s plenty of food, you can pretty much find anything you are looking for, already these vendors are setting up, gearing up for tomorrow’s opening day.

“I truly believe this is going to be the best year ever and we’re doing a lot of the things people love, but it seems that everything is just a little bit bigger and a little bit better,” said Marks.

The arts festival runs through June 10th.

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