The Famously Hot Music Festival ' a long awaited three-day music festival in the heart of Columbia, SC is finally approaching us. The festival kicks off this Friday, August 24 at Finlay Park.

Each day of the festival highlights a specific music genre beginning with a day full of EDM, or electronic dance music on Friday. The festival continues with a Rock day on Saturday and concludes with a Country day on Sunday, August 26.

From bands Archnemesis and EOTO to Collective Soul and Buckcherry to country singers Corey Smith and Josh Thompson, the festival brings sounds for everyone. View the weekend's schedule lineup and times.
Tickets are only $25 per day in advance or $35 at the gate. Purchase tickes online or in person at Jillian's, Manifest and Salty's. Gates open at 2:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 1:00 pm on Sunday.

Make it a weekend trip! Book a room online at the festival's host hotel - Columbia Marriott Hotel, which is less than a mile from Finlay Park.

Tips to stay cool + things to know about FHMF:
- Plenty of water and other beverages for sale at the Festival.
- Protect yourself from the sun! Stop by the Columbia Regional Visitors Center to pick up some official Famously Hot Sunscreen or a baseball cap. 
- No chairs, large bags or coolers will be admitted into the park. Bring a towel or blanket to spread out for a seat. 
Check out their FAQ for more rules + tips, or submit your own question.

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