WIth BECK and THE NATIONAL headlining this year as well as a solid line-up of 30 up and coming and already established artists like BEST COAST, DAWES, AND PHANTOGRAM, First City Festival offers a beautiful coastal setting as well as a local marketplace in the Monterey County Fair and Event Center in California. First City Festival is the only festival to have a groundswell marketplace on site, where at their Unique USA Marketplace, festival-goers can find quality fashion and home goods made by artisans promoting conscious consumerism.
As a smaller festival, festival-goers are guaranteed great spots to watch their favorite performers. It also hosts a vinyl swap called The Beat Swap as well as a full carnival with rides and games. On site there will be a craft-beer and wine garden supplied from world-renowned northern Californian vendors. Contortionists and Vaudeville performers also roam this festival, which really does seem to have a bit of everything. The second year of this festival promises a laid-back atmosphere for you to sit back with a glass of Californian wine and listen to some award-winning musicians.
Join the fun on August 23-24, and find more info as well as ticket sales atWWW.FIRSTCITYFESTIVAL.COM. Single-day GA tickets are $79.75 with no additional fees and unlimited carnival rides. Two-day GA tickets are $159.50 and VIP passes are $289.50. There is also a no service fee and a “layaway” option. Additionally, hotel and shuttle packages are available for purchase. The festival is for all ages and will run from 12pm until 11pm each day.
By Lauren Rogers, FestPop Sr. Editor Email Comments to:Press@Festpop.com