Summer Send-Off: Blues, Brews & BBQ
Summer Send-Off is one of Cambridge Main Street's signature events, with plenty of Blues, Brews & BBQ to bid farewell to summer! Summer Send-Off will return in September 2014! The below information is about the 2013 festival, which drew an amazing crowd into downtown Cambridge.
The festival happens on the 400 blocks of Poplar and Race Streets in downtown Cambridge, Maryland. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated and go to support the work of the volunteers who work with the nonprofit Cambridge Main Street to advance the exciting revitalization of our downtown.
• GREAT FOOD BY LOCAL CHEFS, paired with brews, craft brews, and cocktails.
BBQ Beef Brisket (Jimmie & Sook's)
BBQ Bison Meatballs (Stoked)
Smoked Salmon, plus Oysters on the Half-Shell (Ocean Odyssey)
Plus, more great dishes from The High Spot, Canvasback, and Pop's Sno Palace! And libations will include Orange Crushes, Mojito's, Firkin of Cask Ale, New Belgium Pumpkick, and much more.
• LIVE LOCAL MUSIC, with six performances on two stages!
MAIN STAGE: Eastern Shore favorites Blackwater, plus Anna Burgess & Tony Buscemi.
ACOUSTIC STAGE: Bobby Reed, Emma Myers, Colby Sard, and Adam Whitaker & Kevin Brown
Plus, keep your eye out for Cascading Carlos--he's an amazing juggler and always a big hit at our events!
• THE WACKY MAIN STREET MILE RELAY RACE
Get your team together for the Main Street Mile, a wacky relay race that's always a highlight at Summer Send-Off! This year, the big race begins at 6pm on Saturday, September 14, 2013. Don't worry, it's not a mile long (only about 60 feet), and everything is done in a spirit of fun. Costumes are definitely encouraged! This is a spoof of a triathlon, so be prepared to "swim" (run in snorkel fins and mask), "bike" (using a kid-size tricycle), and "run" (walk while balancing an egg on a spoon). Teams come from local businesses and organizations. Teams MUST pre-register, and there's only space for nine teams. Here's the registration form and the rules. Or call 443.477.0843 or send an e-mail to office@CambridgeMainStreet.com.
Each team has four adults (all 18 and over). Prizes for the fastest team are team medals and a $100 contribution to the charity of the team's choice. Prizes for the team with the best team spirit are team medals and a $100 gift card to a local restaurant.
• THE TARDIS WILL BE LANDING IN DOWNTOWN CAMBRIDGE
Be sure to step inside the legendary space craft, which will be functioning during Summer Send-off as a photo booth where you can get your picture snapped with characters from Dr. Who. Both K-9 and Derek the Dalek are expected to be on hand! Check out The Tardis Photo Booth on Facebook.
• TAKE THE SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK DURING SUMMER SEND-OFF
Three downtown galleries will be holding free meet-the-artist receptions during the event. See our Arts Page for details on the current exhibits and reception times. Plus, there will be arts & crafts vendors on the street. And many downtown shops feature works by local artists--everything from hand-made jewelry to paintings and other home decor items.
• LATE SHOPPING & MORE LIVE MUSIC AT EVENT AFTER-PARTIES
Downtown shops will be open late during the event, offering special pricing on summer merchandise and special previews of their new fall inventory. And once the event ends at 10pm, there will be more live music featured in several downtown restaurants. See our Music & Entertainment Listings for details. And here are descriptions of our downtown shops.
See photos from the event in our 2012 Summer Send-Off photo album!
For information about the 2013 Summer Sendoff, call 443.477.0843 or send an e-mail to office@CambridgeMainStreet.com.
THANKS TO OUR SUMMER SEND-OFF SPONSORS!
Date to be announced