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Summer Fest 2014

A Guide to One of Houston's Largest Music Festivals


Houston Summer Fest 2014 at a Glance:

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 2014 will see acts such as Wu-Tang Clan, Vampire Weekend, Lauryn Hill and Jack White.


Houston Summer Fest will take place on May 31st and June 1st in Houston, Tx at Eleanor Tinsley Park.


Eleanor Tinsley Park 500 Allen Pkwy


See a slideshow of this year's headliners


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 fourth 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 2013, more than 30,000 people were expected to attend. In 2014, 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 2014

Tickets are currently available for sale via the Free Press Houston Summer Fest site. Weekend passes are available beginning at $50.50 and will continue to increase until day-of sale price of $158.50. You may also purchase the "Fancy Pants" package which will allow for rapid entry and access to air conditioned stations. These passes begin at $105.50 and will continue to increase until the day-of price of $255.50. 

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.

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Free Press Summer Fest Lineup

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