What’s better than grabbing your favorite lawn chair and joining hundreds of your fellow music lovers for a few days of discovering new tunes or making more memories with your favorite artists? How about doing it all for free? There are thousands of music festivals across the US, some lasting just a few hours, others lasting days or weeks. Sometimes, these festivals can cost more than a hundred dollars a day just to get in. If your festival budget looks a little slim, check out these 8 free music festivals in the US.
8. ComFest -Columbus, OH
The Community Festival motto is “party with a purpose,” and since 1972, has been a free festival with a focus on collective activity and alternative lifestyles. The festival is held over three days in June each year across 6 stages and 33 acres in Goodale Park. The emphasis is on local musicians, but every now and then a nationally-known artist like Black 47 or Michelle Shocked will sneak into the lineup. Festival goers have also enjoyed performances by hula-hoopers, poetry readers, and public speakers. Other features include the completely solar powered Peace Village and a charitable cause that changes each year. Even after all these years, ComFest has managed to retain that same 1970s hippie atmosphere.