The Free Press Summer Fest is an annual two-day music festival held in Houston, Texas at Buffalo Bayou's Eleanor Tinsley Park. The third annual event featured more than 160 national and local acts on eight stages and took place June 4-5, 2011 with a two-day attendance of over 60,000. Summer Fest IV will be held June 2-3, 2012. Other activities include fireworks, interactive art installations, a paint slide, music workshops, a 30-foot water wall, and an off-site after party. The festival was started to emphasize local musical performers, visual arts, and artists. A recycling program, carbon off-set credits and a partnership with the Texas Campaign for the Environment are implemented to help this festival become a greener experience. The festival is organized by Free Press Houston, a local independent newspaper and Pegstar.net Presents, a local concert promotion company.
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