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Free Press Summer Fest News: Bun B added to headliners!

Submitted by admin on April 30, 2010 – 10:47 pm18 Comments
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  • We are more than happy to announce that Bun B from the legendary UGK will be added as a headliner to Free Press Summer Fest. ‘The Trill OG’ will be performing Sunday June 6th alongside Slim Thug for a sure to be historic hour long set of H Town Hip Hop. Pimp C will no doubt be smiling upon us.
  • Also,  FPSF veteran Prince Paul and mash-up artists Hood Internet will be headlining the Official FPSF After Parties at Warehouse Live; Saturday and Sunday respectively. These after parties will be FREE to all 21+ up with a Free Press Summer Fest wristband. 
  • Free Press Summer Fest prices went up this morning but they are still absurdly cheap compared to other comparable festivals. And they will stay cheap. Prices are now 30 bux. Imagine, for the price of breakfast for one at Whole Foods, you can spend the weekend in pure bliss at FPSF watching The Flaming Lips, Girl Talk, Slim Thug, Bun B, Medeski-Martin-&Wood, Lucero, Stars, Dead Prez, and many more.
  • Full lineup and schedule is ready! Click here to view or download a printable pdf
  • If you have not heard, Weekend passes are available at all Urban Outfitter’s in the great State of Texas.
  • More bands regionally and locally :
    Blacklisted Individuals
    Many Birthdays
    The Energy
    Weird Party
    Nosaprise
    Tax the Wolf
    Golden Cities
    Omatai
    YokoMono
    Ashes of Babylon
    Tyagaraja
    The Handshake
    Plump
    Mike Skillz
    Free Radicals
    Ghosttown Electric
    D.R.U.M.
    The Giving Tree Band
    Bull Thieves
    The Entrance Band
  • Lastly, on May 22nd, we will be hosting a kickoff party of sorts at Cactus Music and both display and sell the amazing series of screen prints created for many of the bands playing the festival. A reception with the artists, which is open to the public, will be held from 7 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 22nd. The exhibition is free and runs through June, 2010.

About Cactus Music and The Record Ranch Gallery

Cactus Music, the Bayou City’s premier music store, re-opened in a new storefront in November 2007 to the delight of Houston’s music fans. The new 5,800 square foot location at 2110 Portsmouth and S. Shepherd continues a 30-year history of offering an extensive selection of recorded music, hard-to-find DVDs and music-related gifts and products. Cactus Music also showcases local, regional and national talent on its stage with weekly in-store performances. “These events provide a special opportunity to experience an intimate musical performance, and meet-and-greet with the artists,” says Quinn Bishop, owner. Located inside the new Cactus Music is The Record Ranch, an 1,800 square-foot store and art gallery offering a unique shopping experience for vinyl customers. In addition to thousands of new and used records, The Record Ranch Gallery presents exhibits featuring music-related artwork. “We have dedicated this space for artists to exhibit their music-related work and believe it also enhances the experience for our customers,” says Bishop. Cactus Music is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and Noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 713.526.9272

18 Comments »

  • spencer schyma says:

    pretty fucking sweet

  • john says:

    No, this is horrible.. let’s go ahead rename the event “ghetto-fest”.
    Where can I go to get a refund?

  • james says:

    No, no it’s not.

  • Me says:

    Yuss! Top notch hoes get the most not the lesser,

  • admin says:

    Hey Johnny - if you think a total of 3 hip hop headliners amongst a dozen indie rock bands makes this a ‘ Ghetto Fest’ then you should do some self evaluation and explore how much you really are afraid of African Americans. Don’t be afraid, they do not bite. Also, if it helps, we can place you in a Whites Only area during Bun’s set and put headphones on you playing Air Supply during his set. Cheers!

  • david cook says:

    why would anyone ask for refund, evenif u dont like the additions? acts were added not removed. 3 stages? cmon, if u dont like one band walk to the other stage. what a d-bag

  • Freak Power says:

    Sweet The Entrance Band and The Growlers got added!!! Could the people you do the times change them from playing at the same time!!!, these bands draw the same people probably

  • Jane Air says:

    Will the Air Supply tent only be available to the high rollers?
    How do I get in on this action?

  • jimincognito says:

    I don’t think this is a horrible addition, but you guys should consider booking Voxtrot. Their farewell tour brings them to Austin the day before. There are alot of people (myself included) who would like to see them one last time.

  • admin says:

    Voxtrot played last year…

  • well.... says:

    a lot of this years line up played last year too, so….

  • marie says:

    i heard another houston hip hop artist was added, ODDISCEE! but he’s fu*king badass, he rocks out on his guitar…..

  • SPACE CITY ROCK » Free Press Summerfest Schedule + New Headliner Announced says:

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  • bk says:

    Who.. I verily ask thou, who the.. made me pick dead prez or htown? The scheduling, out of all the spots available they put these two performances at the same damn time??Outrageous!!

  • XO says:

    took a hit took a hit of his blunt of his blunt

  • Pittsburgh theater says:

    i heard another houston hip hop artist was added, ODDISCEE! but he’s fu*king badass, he rocks out on his guitar…..<a href=\\"http://eventsburgh.com/pittsburgh-theaters/\\">Pittsburgh theater</a>

  • thelma valle says:

    I am a vendor and would like to be part of your upcoming event I sell children’s LED LIGHTS, SUNGLASSES, HAT, CAPS AND UMBRELLAS, BLOW UP TOYS example ( Dora, Spoonge Bob, SpiterMan and other children charters) please let me know if there is space for lease I have my own tent, chairs and tables. 832-283-0794
    4311 Roseland Ave
    Houston Texas 77006
    festivalsandevents@yahoo.com
    Thank You

  • admin says:

    Thelma,

    Perhaps you overlooked it, but if you go to http://www.freepresssummerfest.com/vendors.php, you should find info on who to contact about becoming a vendor.

    Thanks for the inquiry,
    Ramon LP4

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