Venues are stepping up and music acts are populating the schedule of this year’s Down by Downtown Music Festival. As WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports headliner Morgo Price is just the tip of the iceberg.

The Freedom First Down by Downtown music festival is gearing up to show natives and all the tourists coming to town for the Blue Ridge Marathon a good time. The four day festival spotlights more than a dozen local venues as well as local and national musicians. WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno has more.