How much money did you spend at Musikfest this year?
Some people say the prices were way too high.
But do you know where all that money goes?
The money is paying for bands, tent rentals and a lot of other stuff to keep the 10-day festival free.
Some say when you put it like that, the price may not be too bad.
For 10 days, crowds packed the streets of Bethlehem at Musikfest.
"I thought it was pretty pleasant going," said Hellertown resident John Hufford, "I only went two nights. I went to a concert and I went and walked around one night."
For some the cost of concessions didn't equal a good time.
"My friend bought a smoothie and it cost him like $8 and he could go so much further with that $8 than just getting a smoothie that really wasn't that great anyways," said Christin Reppert, from Bethlehem.
"If people do not keep purchasing food and beverage here at the festival then we can't support the acts," said Jeff Parks, president of ArtsQuest.
Parks says that one third of the revenue made at Musikfest comes from the food and beverage sales.
"It was kind of expensive. I paid like $4 or $5 for a beer," said Lori Kapes, from Whitehall.
The money goes to paying the 300 acts, and also rentals for things like tents.
"Part of our mission is to give them access to this music," added Parks, "So we're fulfilling our mission, at the same time we ask those who can afford it to please support us by buying the food and beverage here at the festival."
"That's the reason why," asked Kristen Allen, from Bethlehem, "Because I feel like people don't know that. They just think it is expensive and they don't really realize they are paying for the music."
Some people say when you tell them what they are paying for, the prices don't seem so bad, as long as Musikfest remains free.
"It's free to go so I guess it evens out," said Kapes.
Parks realizes we are in a recession right now, another reason why people are watching every dollar they spend.