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GrooveFEST: Blues, Brews & BBQs

Sep 14 - Sep 15


Join us for a fun filled weekend in September beginning Friday evening September 14th and ending Sunday, September 16th for the GrooveFEST: Blues, Brews, and BBQs weekend-long series of events, including the free street festival in downtown Cambridge.

“Downtown GrooveFEST: Blues, Brews & BBQs” is a new approach to the traditional mid-September street festival that combines the “Blues, Brews & BBQs” theme with an updated event name and more powerful vision. The new headline name is inspired by a revival the Groove City Jazz and Blues Festival while also keeping the fun street festival, and earthy vibe of the downtown.

GrooveFEST, will feature Blues, Brews and BBQs theme by bringing earthy, soulful music in an effort to tap into the character of downtown Cambridge and our local musical heritage.

FRIDAY: September 14th

  • GLOBE POSTER OPENING NIGHT! Join us for a special event kicking off the weekend. A exhibit opening and speaker featuring the designer and printers of the Globe Posters, known for their graphic design of musician event posters for generations of performers. Includes an exhibit of private collection globe posters, a talk by Globe Poster designer and printer, and a fun evening of adult refreshments and music by Kentavious Jones band “Fire on the Bay”. Globe Poster exhibit will be up through the weekend.

SATURDAY: September 15th

  • Gospel Performance by local choir performers – time & schedule to be announced
  • Street Festival featuring the musical talents of Josh Christina, Hoppie Vaughn and the Ministers of Soul, and SoulTET. We’ll have lots of great BBQ, vendors, and music to enjoy! $5 entry fee to festival

SUNDAY: September 16th

  • “Sunday Fun-Day” Kick back and relax in Downtown Cambridge

Sponsors & Vendor Information

Interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor of the 2018 event? Contact us at office@downtowncambridge.org, or submit your application by clicking on the links below.



GrooveFEST Tickets!


150 available
Friday Globe Poster Kick Off Party$40.00Join us for a kick off to GrooveFEST with a special opening exhibit of GLOBE POSTERS and a talk from the family member 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, designed and printed in Baltimore, MD. We'll also host a great band and you'll be able to dance the evening away. Adult beverages available through cash bar and refreshments will be served. A special surprise GrooveFEST unveiling also awaits for all those in attendance! You won't want to miss this exciting event! Hosted at 447 Race Street | 6pm - 11pm

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