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Sunday, December 6, 2020

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Flood causes Free Press Summer Fest to move location


Photo by Ryan Popham

Guests at last year’s festival also dealt with inclement weather. | Courtesy of Ryan Popham

Due to the excessive flooding this week, Free Press Summer Festival has moved to the Yellow Lot in NRG Park.

“We come from the school of thought that ‘the show must go on,’” said FPSF co-founder Omar Afra in a news release.

The Mayor’s Office of Special Events helped facilitate the move from the original location, Eleanor Tinsley Park, which was partially submerged under more than 35 feet of water earlier this week. In an effort to preserve the safety of participants, artists and staff, the planning committee decided to that a venue change was necessary.

Donating a portion of proceeds from the festival to flood relief for Houstonians is also being discussed.

“Moving forward with the show underlines the perseverance that we as Houstonians have have, and the dedication we have to the community,” said FPSF co-founder Jagi Katial.

The event is expected to continue as planned with doors opening at 11 a.m. on June 6 and 7 with parking on-site available for a fee.

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