Storms, Short Circuit, Wash Out Free Press Summer Fest

Sunday thunderstorms once again forced Free Press Summer Festival organizers to issue an evacuation along the downtown bayou, due to stormy weather. Performance are also suspended. Weather also put a damper on Saturday performances as well. 

Saturday, afternoon thunderstorms brought lightning to Houston's Eleanor Tinsley Park, stopping the Free Press Summer Festival for a few hours. 

Festival goers were initially told to get away from metal structures, then the park was evacuated as lightning increased at about 5 p.m. 

Thousands of music fans streamed into downtown Houston streets, looking for shelter.  Many young fans had been dropped off at the park by parents or Uber drivers. 

Festival gates were re-opened about three hours later and the music resumed.

The two-day event wraps up tonight.

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