Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2011: Ten alternatives to Saturday's festival
Not everyone's going to Saturday's Virgin Mobile FreeFest. Not everyone likes Deadmau5 ok?? And also, not everyone woke up early enough to grab the festival's free tickets, which disappeared in less than 60 seconds back in July. There's no reason to despair though. This Saturday turns out to be extremely busy in the Baltimore area. Here are 10 alternatives to the festival that will appeal to music lovers, beer drinkers, even fans of "Dungeons & Dragons." - Erik Maza
• Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2011 guide
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Hampden Fest( Sarah Pastrana, Patuxent Publishing / September 9, 2010 )
Those who rightly complained that there were no regional acts on the FreeFest line-up can take some consolation in Hampdenfest: over the course of Saturday, 35 local acts - including duo Rapdragons, the band Arbouretum, rapper Mickey Free, and the band Weekends - will be performing over four stages. All stages will come alive at 11 a.m., just as Merriweather is opening its doors to FreeFest fans. Just like, FreeFest, Hampdenfest is free. And, there are no free tickets to claim - you can make your way through Hampden's Falls and Keswick roads on 36th street. The full performance schedule is here.
Event info: Hampden Fest 2011