Where can you find a weekend of great entertainment absolutely free?
In Danville, Ky., on the second weekend in June.
Yes, The Great American Brass Band Festival is one of those rare entertainment events where no admission is charged. There's no tollgate on this highway to great music.
It's not free to put on, of course. The budget for this year's festival is about $200,000. That money is provided by festival sales, donations by local individuals and businesses, allocations from local government and, increasingly, voluntary donations from the festival-goers themselves.
In years past, festival organizers have discussed the possibility of charging admission to at least some festival events. They have steadfastly, and wisely, resisted the temptation to do so.