Festival Information

Be In-The-Know


Where do I pick up my tickets?

Tickets can be purchased online; available in Home section of this website.

Tickets available for purchase at the front gate all weekend.

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

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.

$80 weekend pass

Camping is a separate fee ($25 per tent site, $35 per RV site)

One parking pass included per camping pass. 

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?


You can find information on camping here.



Courtyard by Marriott on Willow is closest. Tell them you're here for First City Music Festival to receive a discount.

Information for Marriott discount: 

Start Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022

End Date: Monday, October 3, 2022

Last Day to Book: Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Our special group rate:

  • TownePlace Suites Vincennes for 119 USD - 129 USD per night

Book your group rate for First City Music Festival

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.

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.

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.

If you still have questions, please get in touch - firstcitymusicfestival@gmail.com