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GrooveFEST: Blues, Brews & BBQs

Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Join Us!

We welcome you for a fun filled weekend in October – Saturday, Oct 20th and Sunday October 21st – for the GrooveFEST: BLUES BREWS & BBQ festival. Featuring a weekend-long series of events, including a fun open air street festival in downtown Cambridge on Saturday night. (RESCHEDULED FROM SEPTEMBER DUE TO HURRICANE FLORENCE)

The second ever event was inspired by community favorite Groove City Jazz and Blues Festival which now a fun street festival, that showcases the earthy arts and entertainment vibe of our downtown.

GrooveFEST, will feature earthy, soulful music tapping into the character of downtown Cambridge and our local musical heritage.

The Performers

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Chesapeake College

City of Cambridge

Michelle Barnes Attorney at Law

NOVO Properties

Mid-Shore Graphics

Delmarva Public Radio

WBOC/MTS Broadcasting

Jimmie & Sook’s Restaurant

447 Race Street performance venue

AERO Energy   |   Lane Engineering   |   Holiday Inn Express   |   Eastern Shore Smile Solutions   |   Shore United Bank   |   Provident State Bank   |   Cambridge Marketplace

Weekend Events

SATURDAY: October 20th


6pm – 10pm (Location: TBA)

Join us for a special event kicking off the weekend. A exhibit of over 50 private collection globe posters, a talk by Graphic Designers Bob Cicero and Mary Mashburn of MICA, and a never before seen short film produced by Cambridge native and Baltimore arts scene writer John Lewis and friends.

The short 15 minute film helps introduce the story of the infamous posters and the Globe Poster family business that made such an impact on music history.

We will also be UNVEILING a special Globe Poster designed GrooveFEST poster at the event. You won’t want to miss this event… A great way to kick off a fun weekend of music! Adult refreshments will be served, including a cash bar with beer and wine.

Tickets are on sale below! Tickets include 1 drink ticket.

SUNDAY: October 21st

Street Festival

1pm – 6pm along the 500 block of Poplar Street and the 400 block of Race Street. Featuring the musical talents of Josh Christina, Hoppie Vaughan and the Ministers of Soul, and The Evolution Band.

We’ll have lots of great BBQ, vendors, and music to enjoy! The BBQ competition is BACK! this year!

$5 entry donation to festival, enter at Gay, High, Muir Street intersections.

GrooveFEST Tickets!


93 available
SAT Globe Poster Kick Off Party$20.00Join us for a kick off to GrooveFEST with a special opening exhibit of GLOBE POSTERS and a talk with Bob Cicero and Mary Mashburn of MICA still designing and printing these famous musical graphic art forms. Learn all about the role that these graphic posters in the musical heritage of the country. We will also host a screening of a film produced by John Lewis describing the role the family run business played in music history. Adult beverages available through cash bar and refreshments will be served. 6pm - 10pm, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20TH

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