April 30, 2013

Media Contact: Tara C. Perkins | Director of Public Relations | Lake Champlain Maritime Festival

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BURLINGTON, VT—The Lake Champlain Maritime Festival will hold the Festival at Burlington’s Waterfront Park August 15-18, 2013. The Lake Champlain Maritime Festival is excited to continue a seven-year tradition of exciting events at Burlington’s Waterfront.

TheBlackCrowesPressPhotoThe Black Crowes bring their psychedelic infused rock and roll to Burlington’s Waterfront Park on August 17. Gates open at 6:30pm; show begins at 7:30pm*. The London Souls are scheduled to open. The Black Crowes have sold more than 20 million albums and are known as one of rock’s best live acts. They have been called “The Most Rock n’ Roll Rock ‘n’ Roll Band In the World.” Their panoramic live shows feature alternating set lists and signature incendiary musical explorations. In 2010, they were inducted into the Georgia Music Hall Of Fame at the 32nd Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Show. Also in 2010, they commemorated the 20th anniversary of their landmark multi-platinum debut, 1990’s Shake Your Money Maker, with Croweology (Silver Arrow/Megaforce Records), their acclaimed first-ever double album of all-acoustic material with new arrangements of their best-loved songs and deep cuts. For more information: please visit:

“The material remains the same — swaggering rock with a bit of Southern-fried soul.”- NPR Music

“The Black Crowes don’t just recreate the music of the time period, they recreate the entire context.”- New York Times

The Lake Champlain Maritime Festival has been named a Top 100 North American Event by the American Bus Association and a Top Ten Vermont Summer Event by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and is well-supported by both the state and regional chambers, as well as the city of Burlington. Daily admission is free to most events with select events requiring admission.

“On behalf of the City of Burlington, I’m pleased to congratulate the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival for celebrating its sixth year on the Burlington waterfront. I commend the festival for bringing people of all generations down to our remarkable waterfront to experience a great variety of crafts, activities, music and of course, boats. We look forward to the future and all that the wonderful Lake Champlain Maritime Festival has to offer,” says Mayor Miro Weinberger.

The 7th Annual Lake Champlain Maritime Festival

Now heading towards its seventh year, the Festival is a three-day celebration of Lake Champlain, showcasing hundreds of exhibits throughout sites on the Burlington Waterfront (Burlington Boathouse, Perkins Pier, Spirit of Ethan Allen, Lake Champlain Ferries, Northern Lights Lake Champlain Cruises, US Coast Guard, Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, ECHO Leahy Center, Burlington’s Waterfront Park and more). Other Festival activities include: Lake Champlain Antique & Classic Boat Show on Saturday; ALS Silent Auction; Non-Profit Palooza; Pirate 5k Run/Walk; Mission Possible; Dog Zone; free, daily music on multiple stages; four evening ticketed concerts, presented by Higher Ground; Kid Zone with free kids’ activities; international food court and crafts; beer tent; maritime exhibits and more! Stay tuned to for 2013 Festival details and to review the events from 2012.

New Event! Stand up for the Lake!

Stand Up for the Lake is a community-based festival that promotes wellness, fitness, and lake stewardship through a chic and trendy sport—stand up paddle boarding! The festival encourages the LCCSC to engage the community in and around Lake Champlain and fulfill our mission of encouraging lake stewardship. Throughout the day there will be live music and food courtesy of The Lake Champlain Maritime Festival. There will also be stand up paddle boarding demos, clinics, recreational races, hot gear vendors and plenty of good times. The Community Sailing Center’s mission is to encourage and celebrate the responsible use and long-term stewardship of Lake Champlain by fostering educational and recreational opportunities for all members of our community. This is a must-do event for all outdoor enthusiasts out there!

“What makes the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival special is that it offers something for everyone; it is a dynamic celebration for children, families and adults of all ages,” says Tara Perkins, Festival Spokesperson.

*Purchase Tickets starting May 3 at 11am EDT: $33 Early Bird, $43 Advance, $53.50 day of show (+applicable fees)  | All ages. Children 12 & under free. Online: | Charge by phone: 888-512-7469 | In-person: Higher Ground Box Office, 1214 Williston Rd, S. Burlington. Glass, pets, alcohol, blankets, and coolers are all prohibited. Rain or shine. All dates, acts, and ticket prices subject to change without notice.

The Lake Champlain Maritime Festival’s mission is to celebrate the past, present and future of Lake Champlain and the Burlington Waterfront. The Festival is committed to enhancing the visibility and outreach of various non-profit organizations within our community. Please contact the LCMF office at (802) 482-3313 or visit LCMF online:; Facsimile: (802) 881-0570.

Festival Sponsors: New England Federal Credit Union; Price Chopper; Harpoon Brewery; Farrell Distributing; FOX 44/ABC 22/The CW; 104.7FM WNCS The Point; MP103 FM; and Burlington Free Press; MVP Health Care, NBT Bank, Stowe Mountain Resort, Earthlogic, Inc., Vermont Tent Company, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters; Neueon; AT &T—Essex Junction; Courtyard by Marriott, Minuteman Press, Casella All Cycle, Lake Champlain Transportation Center; Malletts Bay Records; People’s United; Sugarbush Resort; Vermont Smoke and Cure; Klinger’s Bread Company; Cabot;  Papa John’s; Vermont Chamber of Commerce, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce, Vermont Tourism, Burlington Business Association

Watch our featured Festival video, please visit:

 For the release in PDF format: LCMaritimeFest2013



The 2021 Festival has been CANCELED...We look forward to a spectacular event in 2022