Free Press Summer Fest organizers scramble to relocate

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Officials are moving Free Press Summer Fest being out of Eleanor Tinsley Park due to the recent rain.

The two-day event will now be held June 6 and June 7 at Yellow Lot 1 at NRG Park.

"This temporary move is being implemented over saturated ground in the park and to not cause any further damage to the newly renovated Eleanor Tinsley Park, parts of which were submerged with more than 35 feet of water. The safety of the guests, artists and staff is of the utmost concern to festival organizers. As part of the relocation plans, discussions are in place for a portion of the proceeds to be donated for flood relief to our neighbors throughout the region," according to Free Press Summer Fest officials.

Beyond the site move, the seventh annual music festival will proceed as planned and all original tickets will be honored at the new location.

"We come from the school of thought that the 'show must go on,'" says FPSF co-founder Omar Afra.

"We're looking forward to coming together as we do every June for a great festival." "Moving forward with the show underlines the perseverance that we as Houstonians have and the dedication we have to our community," says co-founder Jagi Katial.

Doors will open at 10am with music kicking off at 11am.
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