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 can be purchased locally at Procopios Pizza, Vincennes Brewery, and Vincennes Bible Book Store.

Tickets available for purchase at the front gate all weekend.

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.

$75 weekend pass (through Sept.)

$80 weekend pass (at the gate)

$40 day pass

(camping is a separate $25 fee/ site)

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?


Camping cost is NOT included in ticket purchase. If you are camping you must pay a separate camping fee. Camping cost is per campsite, so one tent is $25 and one RV is $25. 

All campsites are given first come first serve basis.

Gates will open to camping attendees (RV and tent) at 12 pm on Thursday September 30.  Only tents & RVs are permitted to stay on grounds throughout festival. All tent campers must remove their vehicles from the grounds at 11am on Friday.

Tent campers who arrive after 11am on Friday will carry their camping gear onto the grounds from their parking spot.

All campers (RV and tent) must enter the grounds by taking 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.

All campsites (RV included) are primitive and will not include water or electric hookups.

Wash stations will be available.

Campfires are allowed. Please replace sod and cover fire pit before exiting the grounds.

All campers must vacate the grounds no later than 12 pm on Monday, Oct 4. 




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

Holiday Inn, Hampton Inn, etc.  available.

What should I bring into the festival?

Bring your own seating: chairs, hammocks, blankets - whatever your fancy. Feel free to leave your seat out all weekend; we will all respect each other's property and love our neighbors as ourselves. We'll also be gentle and brave to share if someone wants to use our seats while we're gone - just ask kindly for it when we return, they'll respectfully get up and say thanks for sharing!

Blankets - it's October.  It will be chilly (hopefully!)

Lights to walk with at night - the moon will be waning, so expect it to be dark.  Hope for clear skies to star-gaze.

Dancing shoes - ones that work for you.

Cash money to support our friendly vendors - there will be an ATM on the grounds but who knows when someone is going to unplug it to plug in their iphone. Please don't unplug the ATM.

Your friends and family - really, buy them tickets or ask them to buy you tickets... early/late birthday present!

Bring your kind smile and big love.

It's about enjoying the fellowship that music can bring so let us celebrate living together!

What are festival grounds like?

Spacious, grassy space.  Lots of trees.  Plenty of space for campers to spread out and/or group up for some community camping fun.  Space for fires.  Cool, old wooden open-air structures are vendor spaces, used by artists of all materials & mediums throughout the weekend, including food and drink!

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.

Also a short walk is downtown Vincennes: coffee shop, local (yummy) eateries & drinkeries, botiques, antiques, and more.

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