Festival Info

What You Need to Know


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 the festival 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. 

Reservations are not required for tent or RV spots as all campsites are given out on a first come first serve basis.

Gates will open to camping attendees (RV and tent) at 12 pm on Thursday October 1. Only RV's  and tents will be able 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 11 am Sunday Oct 3. 




We'll be updating this section with information on hotel deals in our area soon!

What should I bring into the festival?

Bring your own seating. Fold out 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 cool and share if someone wants to use our seats while we're gone - they'll respectfully get up when we return and thank us for sharing!

Blankets - it will likely be chilly at night and you'll want to get cozy around the ground campfires anyways

Lights to walk with at night - the lighting on the grounds is sparse so flashlights and headlamps make life that much easier

Dancing shoes - really

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's 

Your friends and family - this event is guaranteed to have activities that everyone will enjoy. It's not just kid friendly, it's family.... and super friendly

Bring all the smiles, gratitude, love, and positive energy you can muster! This is all about enjoying the fellowship that music can bring so let us celebrate each moment together!

Where do I pick up my tickets?

Meet us at the front gate! 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

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