Some Carolina Country Music Festival goers forgo costly shuttle, food in favor of cheaper methods

The Carolina Country Music Festival twanged on for a second night Friday, but many people had found ways to save a few bucks before heading to the event.

People took taxis instead of the event shuttle, ate outside of the venue and listened to musical acts from nearby hotel balconies, all to save money.

The event was “cash-free,” meaning participants had to load a wristband with money in order to purchase anything once inside the venue.

General admission tickets for all three days were up to $199. Two-day tickets were $159 for general admission and attendees could choose either a Friday/Saturday ticket or a Saturday/Sunday ticket.