Free Press Summer Fest is No More

Pegstar announced the In Bloom Music Festival for March 2018, a replacement to the sweaty, rainy mudbowl that is FPSF.

By Morgan Kinney November 30, 2017

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Tory Lanez at Free Press Summer Fest 2016. Pegstar announced In Bloom festival as a replacement, slated for March 2018.

Image: Todd Spoth

To have gone to Free Press Summer Fest, the annual two-day Eleanor Tinsley Park music festival held the first weekend of June, is to have mud-stained memories featuring equal parts wilting sun and soaking storms. Severe weather forced the festival to move to the NRG Center parking lot on multiple occasions, and, in 2017, flash flood warnings forced a cancellation. Organizers seem to have taken the hint: FPSF is no more.

In its stead, Pegstar concerts today announced the In Bloom Music Festival, a vernal upgrade slated for March 24–25, 2018, also located in Eleanor Tinsley Park. A press release promises more than 50 acts across four stages, and, although the line-up is TBA, past FPSF editions have attracted big names such as Lorde, Jack White, Solange, Snoop Dog, Weezer, and plenty of others. Considering the identical location and organizers, things will likely proceed as usual, with the hopeful exception of torrential downpours.

"We are always looking to improve the experience for the fans, and after the last few years of challenges with Mother Nature, moving our dates to the spring made sense," founding partner and Houston native Jagi Katial said in a press release.

Pre-sale 2-day passes are now available at inbloomfestival.com, and the lineup is set to be released next month.

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