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Music. Community.

REGIONAL PERFORMERS × PLAYING FOR A CAUSE

 

ABOUT "CMF"

The Cambridge Music Festival (CMF) showcases New England-based musicians, singers, and songwriters. All proceeds from the event benefit Cambridge 360, a well-known local organization that's mission is to raise funds from community members to cycle back into the community through projects like building a community center. The fifth annual event will be held at the future Cambridge Community Center site in Jeffersonville, the location and cause for which CMF has existed for all along. 

THE CMF STORY

In May 2011, a friend of mine and I were discussing Vermont-based Grace Potter and the Nocturnals’ new music festival (Grand Point North) that they were headlining on the Burlington Waterfront in conjunction with the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival that August. My friend mentioned that we need to do something similar to that this summer in our town. At first I just nodded and agreed but then it hit me - she had a brilliant idea.

Luckily, I know a few people who know some people, so gears and cranks were turning and endorphins started flowing and my concentration for the next 36 hours would be devoted to creating the first ever annual music festival in my hometown of Cambridge, VT.

Things were quickly shaping up and location ideas were considered, weighing out each pro and con meticulously. That August, amidst pre-Hurricane Irene thunder and lightning, the inaugural event commenced. Nine bands, ten hours, non-stop music, local food and artisan vendors, and a raffle with over $4,000 worth of donated goods and services. Overall, despite the poor weather (i.e. running through a field with a mic stand during a lightning storm), the event was able to generate over $1,000 to benefit Cambridge 360.

 

DATE

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

 

Location

Cambridge Community Center
22 Old Main Street
Jeffersonville, VT 05464

 

CONTACT

802.730.2383

 

TICKETS

Tickets will be available soon.

SCHEDULE

Schedule will be announced soon. 

For booking inquiries, email

 

See Past Performers here

DIRECTIONS

 

From INTERSTATE 89:

Take exit 11. If travelling from the Burlington and points north, take a left off ramp. If travelling from Montpelier and points south, take a right off ramp.. You will then take your first right.  If you go over a bridge you have gone too far. Then make another quick right onto Governor Peck Rd.
 
Governor Peck Road will end at a T.  Make a left onto Brown's Trace Rd..  
This will take you through Jericho Center. Keep going.  
You will get to a Y, veer right, staying on Brown's Trace Rd.  
This road will end at Rt 15.  Make a right.
Travel Route 15 East until you reach the Village of Jeffersonville. At the roundabout intersection of Routes 108 and 15, take first right towards Smugglers' Notch Distillery. Make first left onto Old Main Street. You have arrived! 

FROM THE EAST (Johnson, Morrisville, Saint Johnsbury):

Travel Route 15 West until you reach the Village of Jeffersonville. At the roundabout intersection of Routes 108 and 15, take third right towards Smugglers' Notch Distillery. Make first left onto Old Main Street. You have arrived! 

FROM THE WEST (UNDERHILL, ESSEX, BURLINGTON):

Travel Route 15 East until you reach the Village of Jeffersonville. At the roundabout intersection of Routes 108 and 15, take first right towards Smugglers' Notch Distillery. Make first left onto Old Main Street. You have arrived! 

FROM THE NORTH (BAKERSFIELD, ENOSBURG, QUEBEC):

Travel Route 108 South until you reach the Village of Jeffersonville. At the roundabout intersection of Routes 108 and 15, take second right towards Smugglers' Notch Distillery. Make first left onto Old Main Street. You have arrived! 

FROM THE SOUTH (SMUGGLERS' NOTCH, STOWE, WATERBURY):

Travel Route 108 North until you reach the Village of Jeffersonville. At the Y intersection in the village, take a right down Main Street. At the bend in the road, turn right onto Old Main Street. You have arrived! 

FROM THE NORTHWEST (FAIRFAX, SAINT ALBANS, MONTREAL):

Travel Route 104 South (Exit 18, I-89) until you reach the end (by Boyden Valley Winery). Take left on Route 15 East until you reach the Village of Jeffersonville. At the roundabout intersection of Routes 108 and 15, take first right towards Smugglers' Notch Distillery. Make first left onto Old Main Street. You have arrived! 

 

Still Lost?

Just call. 802.730.2383

FAQ

How do the advance tickets work? You can purchase advance tickets at participating locations (TBD) and via our website. 

Is the event rain or shine? Sure is! Bring umbrellas, sunscreen, and a parka - it might be August but it's Vermont - who knows what we will get for weather? 

Is there re-entry into the Festival? Yes. While we are still a small, family festival, we allow our guests to leave the gate and re-enter. Please make sure you see a gatekeeper before leaving to ensure you're good to get back in later.

Do you accept credit cards? Is there an ATM? Yes, we do accept credit cards at the gate. There is not an ATM on site but if you run out of cash we can run your credit or debit card for you in exchange for cash. A $3 processing fee will be charged. To use this service, visit the gate. 

Can we bring chairs? Yes. We want you to be comfortable. Enjoy yourself and take a load off. It's Saturday after all.

Is there camping? Not at the moment. When we grow into a weekend-long event we will incorporate camping into the festival. For camping in the area we recommend the fine folks at Brewster River Campground on Route 108 between Jeffersonville and Smugglers' Notch.

Are coolers allowed? Sorry, no. We work diligently to secure some of the best in local food and beverage vendors so we want to make sure they are supported for their work and time. Please keep outside food and beverage, well...outside the gates. 

Is it just music? Oh no! We have a lot happening. Besides taking in the beauty of your surroundings at the base of Mount Mansfield in the beautiful village of Jeffersonville, there are several activities being planned to keep you busy too! Be sure to stop by soon for full listing.

I work all day. If I show up at 10pm do I need to pay full price? We are a 100% volunteer organization and event and all proceeds go to the building of a community center. However, we get that $22 for an hour of music is a little steep in this neck of the woods. Watch the sign at the gate for the late-night discount.