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Right Now, Get $20 Tickets to Saturday’s Virgin Mobile FreeFest

For one day only, a Jackson gets you admission to the festival at Merriweather.

Get admission to FreeFest—and some good karma—for just $20 today. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Tickets to the Virgin Mobile FreeFest, as you might have surmised from its name, are
initially free. Those tickets were snapped up quickly, though a limited number of
“freemium” packages—$49.50 for admission plus a T-shirt and free sodas all day—remain.
But in case you subscribe to the Goldilocks school of thought, there’s now a middle-ground
option: Virgin Mobile has released 1,000 special “karma” tickets, available today
only on a first come, first served basis. The $20 tickets are available at the Merriweather
Post Pavilion south box office and the 9:30 Club box office from noon to 6, or until
they run out. Tickets are limited to two per person, and proceeds benefit the Re*Generation
House, a DC shelter for homeless youth built thanks to donations from prior FreeFest

This year’s FreeFest happens Saturday, October 6, and includes acts such as Trampled
by Turtles, Ben Folds Five, Santigold, and the Dismemberment Plan, as well as headliners
Jack White and Skrillex. For more information and the full lineup, visit the festival’s