The F Word!
Q: Is the entire festival free?
A: Negative. However, the entire outdoor portion of it is so you can jam with us even if you’re short on cash.
Q: What do I need to see the free portion of the festival?
A: Just yourself! No wristband, no ticket, no money. You can show up to any of our free outdoor stages during the weekend and simply enjoy.
Q: What musical acts are playing for free?
A: A lot of them. Check out all of the free acts here
Q: Does each outdoor act play all three days?
A: Unfortunately not, because we know how much you love the lineup. However, there are *some* bands playing for free outdoors and again at one of our ticketed After Parties.
Just Flash The Badge!
Q: What’s an After Party?
A: Well, for starters, it’s after the show. Once our free outdoor performances wrap up for the evening, the good vibes and groovy tunes will continue on at all of our venues across downtown Columbus.
Q: Can I come to the After Party?
A: Of course! We’d be remiss if you didn’t. Just purchase an After Party Badge for $35
Q: So one After Party Badge is good for the whole festival?
A: Ding Ding Ding! Number one answer! A one time purchase will get you into any of our After Party venues with the speed of a thousand cheetahs for the duration of the festival.
Q: Well then, who’s playing at these After Parties anyways?
A: Some bands who played for free outdoors will be having encore performances, along with many others who will be exclusively playing the After Party. Check out our lineup
Location, Location, Location
Q: Where the heck are all these free bands playing?
A: The free outdoor acts will be playing at either our Nationwide + High stage, or Marconi Square, or McFerson Commons.
Q: Where the heck are all the After Parties at?
A: We’re taking over the Arena District and the Short North so you can have plenty of options as to where you want to experience the pure awesomeness we have to offer. Check out our After Party section to see what venues are participating!
Q: Where the heck is the fashion?
A: You can experience the textile-based swagger that FMMF will be providing at our Retail Marketplace located in the Columbus Convention Center!
Q: Where the heck is the Urban Camping?
A: While technically you *could* sleep just about anywhere in the city, we don’t recommend it. If you want to be safe in the outdoors, stay with us at the Urban Camping plot located behind the LC Pavillion.
When is the lineup being announced?
Initial line-up will be announced in March.
When will you announce the schedule?
Schedule will be announced in June.
What are the Fashion Meets Music Festival hours?
The outdoor portion of the festival will operate from
Friday 5:00 pm until 11:00 pm, After-Party Showcases are from 10:00 pm until 2:00 am.
Saturday 12:00 pm until 11:00 pm, After-Party Showcases are from 10:00 pm until 2:00 am.
Sunday 12:00 pm until 11:00 pm, After-Party Showcases are from 10:00 pm until 2:00 am.
Each day of the festival, the FMMF Expo runs from 11:00am-6:00pm.
FMMF After Party Showcases will be at the normal operating hours of the respective establishments.
Where will the Box Office be located?
The Box office will be located inside the Convention Center, directly across from the FMMF Expo.
Is re-entry allowed?
The outdoor facet of Fashion Meets Music Festival will be free, so re-entry will be permitted for any of the outdoor shows. Local venues will have specific rules on re-entry, so please check venue websites or contact them for further information.
What general items are prohibited/permitted?
As with any festival or public events, we do not permit drugs, weapons, fireworks, or explosives. We do not permit glass containers, metal aerosol cans, outside food & drink.
A wide variety of food & beverage options in our downtown setting will be available to accommodate diverse dining lifestyles – from gourmet upscale culinary excursions to local favorite food truck selections.
What are the age restrictions?
There are no age restrictions at the outdoor facet of the festival, however FMMF Showcases will have age restrictions (either 18+ or 21+). Please contact venues for specific age restrictions.
Alcohol sales not permitted to those under 21 years of age.
Will people with disabilities be able to attend comfortably?
There will be handicap access on all festival grounds, however FMMF Showcase venues may have handicapped restrictions. Please refer to venue websites or contact them for further information.
Handicapped parking will be available.
Is there bicycle parking?
Bicycle parking will be available through the weekend at designated locations around the festival. Bicycle parking locations will be located along Nationwide Blvd, Arch Park, and along all festival streets.
Are backpacks allowed?
Yes, small backpacks and purses are permitted, however large hiking style or framed backpacks are not permitted.
What is parking like?
There are 18,000 garage spaces within 2 blocks of festival grounds.
Will professional cameras or DSLRs be allowed?
Professional DSLRs and cameras with a detachable lens will be permitted at the outdoor festival locations. After Party Showcase venues will have specific limitations for cameras, which can be found by contacting the specific venues.