any free in east tennessee, knoxville/servierville/maryville/morristown area?
I'll second that. I live in Johnson City, Tennessee and would love to know of anything free east of Nashville, or around Asheville, NC, Pikeville, KY or Virginia Tech Uni.
I just left Miami, because its so damn expensive for one thing, I basically hated the place. But the festivals are one thing that I will miss, the massive street festivals. If you live in miami, you already know about these. But if you are going to be visiting miami, check out;
Goombay festival; big bahamian street fest on Grand ave in Coconut Grove. Though, its not in a great neighborhood, I've never heard of problems going down (Pick pockets, muggings, etc.), and I've been to a few
Calle Ocho Festival; When about a million cubans and their friends come out to party on Calle Ocho. (Also, not a great area, but the cubans won't fuck with you.)
Coconut Grove Arts festival; relatively cheap beer and decent arts for sale. I think I drank about 6 quarts of beer there last year.
Key Biscayne Arts festival is much smaller, but decent
Miami Beach always has something going on.
Bayfront park theatre right downtown often has free concerts. I remember going to a reggae concert down there when I was in high school and I couldn't believe it. EVERYBODY was reefin, and there was a decent police precense that didn't seem to care. I assume they still have free concerts.
Check out the Miami Times.