Houston Summer Fest is the annual summer music festival put on by Free Press Houston, an independent newspaper published once monthly. Despite the consistently sweltering temperatures, thousands upon thousands of folks show up to this two-day music festival. Each year Free Press tops its predecessor with more prominent musicians. Summer Fest 2013 will see acts such as Passion Pit, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Arctic Monkeys and Social Distortion.
Houston Summer Fest will take place on June 1st and 2nd in Houston, Tx at Eleanor Tinsley Park.
Eleanor Tinsley Park 500 Allen Pkwy
Houston Summer Fest is the annual summer music festival put on by Free Press Houston, an independent newspaper published once monthly. (FPH was also responsible for putting on the now defunct Westheimer Block Party.)
Last year's Free Press Summer Fest was actually the third installment. This year, more than 50 national and local bands will be performing on three separate stages over the course of the two days. There will be artist booths, a craft beer garden, and free water. In 2012, more than 20,000 people were expected to attend. In 2013, the number is higher.
Admirably, FPH has made a clear effort to incorporate "green" principles into their festival. There will be "a recycling program, carbon off-set credits, and a partnership with the Texas Campaign for the Environment."
Tickets for Summer Fest 2013
Tickets are currently available for sale via the Free Press Houston Summer Fest site. Weekend passes are available for $74.50 presale and $110 at the gate. You may also purchase the "Fancy Pants" package which will allow for rapid entry and access to air conditioned stations for $185 presale and $205 at the gate. And for the true baller, there's the "High Roller" package that offers all sorts of freebies, including free food, free drinks, hotel stays, access to all tents and more. They are currently priced at $1,750 and must be purchased in advance (you receive two).
Things to Know
-Summer Fest will take place rain or shine
-Bags and backpacks will be checked by security upon entry. No food, drinks, water, weapons or professional photographic equipment will be allowed.
-Please do not bring pets. They will be turned away at the gates.
-You may NOT bring chairs, however, blankets and towels are welcome
-All food, beverage and merchandise booths will accept cash (no tickets needed). Some will accept credit/debit cards. It is a good idea to bring both, although there will be ATM machines available on the premises.
Free Press Summer Fest Lineup
See the full line up here.