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GrooveFEST: Blues, Brews & BBQs

Sep 14 - Sep 16

$15.00 - $50.00

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 to be announced
  • Street Festival featuring the musical talents of Josh Christina, Hoppie Vaughn and the Ministers of Soul, Trinity Blues Band, and SoulTET. We’ll have lots of great BBQ, vendors, and music to enjoy!
  • After Party and jam session at 447 9pm til late! All musicians welcome to come sit in.

SUNDAY: September 16th

  • “Battle of the Bands” featuring youth bands competing to win the title of best band!

Vendors & Sponsors:

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.

Become A Sponsor!

Why sponsor this event? Sponsorship can:

  • Foster relationships with your customers and other business leaders
  • Bring awareness of your business and help build your brand and increase sales
  • Develop goodwill through a positive contribution to the community
  • Provide opportunity for volunteerism and team-building activities
  • Be an easy way to support social responsibility initiatives

Our promotional & organizational reach:

Our Organizational Reach:

  • Social Media outlets: Facebook (approx. 8,000 followers, towards 13,000 or more impressions/reach), Instagram (NEW – 800 followers and growing), and now Twitter (NEW).
  • Email Distribution to 2,800 regular email subscribers (25% – 30% open rate each email, twice a week)
  • Ticketing available directly through our website!
  • Press Releases to local and regional media outlets

Planned Advertising & Media Placement for GrooveFEST 2018:

  • Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter
  • WMDT / WBOC – Delmarva Local TV Broadcasts
  • Attraction Magazine
  • What’s Up Eastern Shore
  • Star Democrat / Dorchester Star – Press Releases
  • Dorchester Banner – Press Releases
  • Local Radio
  • Printed Event Posters
  • Event Banners – Maryland Ave / Rt. 50; Race Street; Other TBD

Additional Exposure: Utilizes about 50 – 70 community and corporate volunteers during the event

Sponsorship Levels:

Street & Center Stage Sponsors

$1,000

9 Sponsorships Available

3 Sponsorships available at each stage – Race Street, Poplar Street & Center Stage

Street & Center Stage Sponsors Receive:

  • Logo on stage banner at event
  • Inclusion in all promotional material, program associated with the stage
  • Prominent placement in all event promotional material including posters, banners, emails, social media.
  • Prominent Logo placement on event tee shirts
  • 2 VIP Ticket Packages – $110.00 value
  • Free Vendor Space at event (please request this in your communications) $75.00 Value
GrooveFEST Band Sponsorship

$500

12 Sponsorships Available

Band Sponsors Receive:

  • Name on stage banner, announced with introduction of “your” associated performer
  • Sponsorship will be associated with specific entertainment acts and announced before and after performances.
  • Inclusion in event program associated with specific entertainment
  • Placement in promotional material including posters, emails, and social media
  • Logo placement on event tee shirts
  • 2 BBQ Tasting Tickets, includes 2 free Main Street Beer Truck drink tickets – $30.00 value
  • Free Vendor Space at event (please request this in your communications) $75.00 Value
Friday Kick-Off Sponsors

$800

2 Sponsorships Available

Become a sponsor of the KICK OFF party featuring an exhibit of a private collection of Globe Posters, a talk presentation by family company and graphic designer, a special GrooveFEST Collectors Poster Release, and dancing and fun with LIVE BAND Fire of the Bay. Cash bar (1 drink ticket with entry) and late night food included.

  • Prominent logo placement inc. event banner w/ logo
  • Logo placement on event tee shirts
  • 2 VIP Ticket Packages – $110.00 Value
  • Free Vendor Space at event (please request this in your communications) $75.00 Value
Pop-Up Club After Party Sponsor

$800

2 Sponsorships Available

Become a sponsor of the coolest pop-up after party and jam session on the Eastern Shore, a true Downtown GrooveFEST special event, benefiting our revitalization efforts. Cash bar (1 drink ticket with entry) and late night food included.

  • Prominent logo placement inc. event banner w/ logo
  • Logo placement on event tee shirts
  • 2 VIP Ticket Packages – $110.00 Value
  • Free Vendor Space at event (please request this in your communications) $75.00 Value

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Details

Start:
Sep 14
End:
Sep 16
Cost:
$15.00 - $50.00
Event Categories:
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Venue

Cambridge Main Street
437 Race Street
Cambridge, 21613 United States
Phone:
443-477-0843
Website:
www.cambridgemainstreet.com