2012. free press summer fest. houston. a 2 day event with more than 30 bands on a multitude of stages. i found that some of the better music was on the small stages, as is almost always the case, but here, the avett bros. ripped through a pretty stellar set. with a bit of knowledge about their music, but certainly not a fan, as were the 10,000 + folks behind me, i quickly saw the reasoning. these guy are just plainly talented.