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Where is the Festival Located?

The French Commons

327 Bayou St.

Vincennes, IN 47951

Take the access road off Willow St. across from 4th St. If you are traveling north on Willow St. you will take a left onto the gravel access Rd. Signs and volunteers will be posted to assist.

Tickets can be purchased online here

Tickets available for purchase at the front gate all weekend.

Tickets on sale at local vendor Record Cellar and Happy Hippie.

Ticket Prices -

$100 weekend pass

Single Day Pass -Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday $55

Thursday $10

Gate Hours

Thursday  noon-10:30 PM

Friday      8 AM-1 AM

Saturday   8 AM-1 AM

Sunday    10 AM-8 PM

*subject to change

Camping Information 

Camping is a separate fee $45 per tent site, $55 per RV site

Anything that is pulled behind on wheels needs an RV spot. All RV sites are primitive, generators welcome!

Only one camping pass is needed per site - grab your friends camp together!

One parking pass included per camping pass. If you have multiple cars, you will need to pay for parking after 1 vehicle. Parkin is $5, can pay onsite 

Camping pass is for tent camping with your group. You park and will be shuttled in to your site.

You can also use a camping pass for car camping. Please only car camp if you are actually sleeping in your car due to space. There are no in 

and out privileges if you are car camping. Once you are parked you are in for the weekend. If you plan to leave, please park in the parking lot.


Who is throwing this shindig?

First City Music Festival Inc was started by a group of friends and family that are dedicated to bringing music, arts, and culture to our community. Beginning with a partnership with the Spirit of Vincennes Inc., this 501c3 is working to promote tourism in the Wabash Valley and utilizes any excess funds to provide scholarship opportunities for area youth. This 100% volunteer ran organization believes in the power of music and art to bring people together and to help build a long-lasting quality of life within our community.


Where can I stay during the festival?


Don't want to camp? We have you covered!

TownePLace Suites by Marriot have a special rate for you! 

Book here 

Start Date: Thursday, September 28, 2023

End Date: Monday, October 2nd, 2023

Last Day to Book: Tuesday, September 20, 2023

Holiday Inn, Hampton Inn, etc. also available in Vincennes.

What should I bring into the festival?

Seats: chairs, hammocks, blankets, your fancy.  There is limited, uncomfortable seating available.  Feel free to leave seats out all weekend; we all respect each other's property and love our neighbors as ourselves. Be happy to share if someone uses our seats while we're gone - ask kindly for it upon return, they'll respectfully get up & say thanks for sharing!

Coolers - BYO coolers.  NO GLASS, please.  Ice available to purchase on site.

Lights to navigate at night.

Dancing shoes - expect grassy, rooted, uneven grounds.

Cash for convenient vending - there will be an ATM on the grounds.

Fire pit and firewood if you want a campsite fire. Please be safe!

Please no atv's, golf carts, fireworks, illegal substances or bad attitudes!

Service animals only!

Friends & Family - really, buy them tickets or ask them to buy you tickets... early/late birthday present!

Your kind smile & big love.

It's about enjoying the friendship and fun that music brings.  Let's celebrate living together!

What are festival grounds like?

Spacious, grassy space with wooded areas.  Space for campers to spread out or group up for community camping fun.  Space for fires.  There are colonial timed wooden open-air structures - some will be used for vendors, others may be claimed on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Fires are allowed in contained pits.  There will be a community bonfire between main stage and vendor area.

Picnic tables dispersed.

Watering station on site, as well as a ground-water source.  Ice available for purchase on site. 

A short walk to the Wabash River, scenic and historically majestic stands a national monument from the Revolutionary War.  Short = ~5 minutes!  There is also a river walk that intersects Main St, downtown Vincennes with local eateries, coffee shop, boutiques, antiques, and more.

Please keep in mind this is a rain or shine event, no refunds! Be prepared for all weather!

Where can I park?

There will be signs directing you to parking lot adjacent to the festival grounds.
Parking is $5 per vehicle, per day.  Unless you leave your car in the lot - it's charged by lot entry each day, so cars may be left overnight without additional charge.
Shuttles between parking and grounds will be provided for you and your stuff.  It is a short walk for those that prefer to hoof it.
Street parking is available in nearby residential hood if you want to keep that $5.

Note that traffic will flow in the opposite direction this year.

Please ENTER the festival via Perdue Rd, off of  S. 6th St and EXIT to Willow Rd near 4th St.

If you still have questions, please get in touch -

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