Howard County police are advising motorists expect traffic congestion and delays in the area of Merriweather Post Pavilion and The Mall in Columbia due to the Virgin Mobile FreeFest, which is expected to draw more than 30,000 to the area.
Virgin Mobile FreeFest passes were made available to the public at noon. Judging from the Midnight Sun Twitter feed, it seems like some are having issues with ticketfly.com, which was inundated with music fans at 12 p.m.
A quick scan of this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest reveals the type of lineup we've come to expect from the annual concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion: Smart, on-the-nose and balanced -- as long as you're the type of music fan who takes pride in genre open-mindedness and staying in the loop of new faces and sounds.
The Virgin Mobile FreeFest -- the annual, all-day music festival that brought Jack White, Skrillex, Alabama Shakes and more to the area last October -- will return to Columbia's Merriweather Post Pavilion this year.
Howard County Police are advising motorists to avoid the area around Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday as an anticipated crowd of 30,000 descends on the Columbia music venue for Virgin Mobile FreeFest.
Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2012 announced they will release 1,000 extra FreeFest tickets on Friday. The $20 "Karma" tickets will only be available at the Merriweather Post Pavilion South box office and the 9:30 Club box office.
It's been confirmed to Midnight Sun that the Virgin Mobile FreeFest will return for its seventh year, according to spokeswoman Audrey Fix Schaefer. For the third straight year, it will take place at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia.
A party bus company that promised "luxury charter buses" to the Sweetlife Music Festival Saturday is facing a major backlash and thousands of dollars in refunds after it left hundreds of customers stranded.
The Black Keys have predictably sold out the Verizon Center. But there's no need to pay a scalper or StubHub your life's savings for tickets. The band will likely play Merriweather Post Pavilion at some point this summer