5th Annual Freed Festival

The Weekend of August 12-14, 2022

Come celebrate Salem, Ohio's own Alan Freed with live music events all over, all day, for FREE in historic downtown. From popularizing the R&B records that became the foundation of rock to planning the first rock and roll concert, Alan Freed was the tireless promoter of the genre. Freed is widely credited with coining the term “rock and roll” to describe the uptempo black R&B records he played as early as 1951 on Cleveland radio station WJW. In addition, in 1952, Freed was one of the people who put together the Moondog Coronation Ball, a Cleveland concert that is now considered the first-ever rock and roll concert.Learn more about our towns part in American rock n’ roll history and more details about the event - including schedule. at https://freedfest.com.


Queen of Hearts at BB Rooners
Monday August 15, 7:30 PM

Tai Chi in the Park
Tuesday August 16, 9:00 AM

Thirsty Thursdays at Flying Pig Saloon
Thursday August 18 - All Day

Test-N-Tune @ Quaker City Motorsports Park
Friday August 19, 4:00 PM