The Lake Champlain Maritime Festival and Higher Ground are very excited to announce that Devil Makes Three will join Gogol Bordello, Thursday, August 9 on the Burlington Waterfront Main Stage Concert Series stage. Read for all the details:

July 12, 2012


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

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MAIN STAGE CONCERT SERIES, presented by Higher Ground!

BURLINGTON, VT—The Devil Makes Three will join Gogol Bordello on Thursday, August 9 at the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival for its Main Stage Concert Line-up, presented by Higher Ground on the Burlington Waterfront.

THURSDAY, 8/9: GOGOL BORDELLO* with DEVIL MAKES THREE. Gogol Bordello combines elements of punk, Gypsy music, and Brechtian cabaret to tell the story of New York’s immigrant Diaspora through debauchery, humor, and surreal costumes. Leader and singer Eugene Hütz’s taste in music was spun out of black market tapes of the Birthday Party and Einstürzande Neubauten in his native Ukraine. After being evacuated to western Ukraine in 1986 following the Chernobyl disaster, Hütz became enamored of the mystical, outsider qualities of Gypsy music. For more information, please visit: “…A whirling dervish of rubbery rhythms, bleating horns, and fiddles that rip like Slayer riffs.” – AV Club

“Few punks this side of the Mekons and the Clash make resistance sound as liberating as Gogol Bordello.” – Washington Post.

Devil Makes Three sold out their debut appearance this February at Higher Ground and return this summer to the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival to open for Gogol Bordello. With a slightly punky perspective on vintage American blues, The Devil Makes Three is a breath of fresh musical air on its eponymous Milan debut. Laced with elements of ragtime, country, folk and rockabilly, the critically praised, drummer-less trio, consisting of guitarist/frontman Pete Bernhard, stand-up bassist Lucia Turino and guitarist Cooper McBean, brings forth a genuine approach to acoustic music that is deeply steeped in rhythm. For more information:


Time: Gates 6pm; show 7pm

Tickets on sale now: $33 regular advance, $36 day of show (Plus applicable fees)

Purchase: Online:; charge by phone: 888-512-7469; in person: Higher Ground Box Office, 1214 Williston Rd., South Burlington


The 6th Annual Lake Champlain Maritime Festival

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce named the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival a Top Ten Vermont Summer Event. The Festival has grown tremendously and has become a destination for people in Vermont, the United States and Canada. Now heading towards its sixth year, the Festival is a four-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, US Coast Guard, Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, ECHO Leahy Center, Burlington’s Waterfront Park and more) and musical performances (on multiple stages). Daily admission is free to most events with select events requiring admission.

Other Festival activities include: Waterfront Wine and Food Festival, Pirate 5k Run, Kids-Zone, Kids Day, Non-Profit Palooza, Vintage Boat Show, ALS Silent Auction; craft and international food vendors; Non-profit Exhibit Area showcasing community organizations, and more.

“What really 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.

 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. *Kids age 12 and under free; glass, pets, alcohol, blankets, and coolers prohibited; events are rain or shine; dates, acts, and ticket prices subject to change without notice. The Festival is presented with generous support from its sponsors: Price Chopper, Harpoon Brewery, New England Federal Credit Union, Farrell Distributing, FOX 44/ABC 22/The CW; 104.7FM WNCS The Point; MP103 FM; and Burlington Free Press, NBT Bank, Stowe Mountain Resort, Earthlogic, Inc., Jolley Shortstop, Vermont Tent Company, Lake Champlain Transportation, Courtyard by Marriott, Minuteman Press, The Crate Escape, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce, O’Brien Brothers Agency, Inc., Casella All Cycle, Saint Michael’s College, Malletts Bay Records, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Serena Fox Design, Outdoor Gear Exchange, Small Dog Electronics, Vermont Smoke and Cure, Klinger’s Bread Company, Cabot, INLU, City Sports, Monitor Promo and Vermont Tent.  


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