LAKE CHAMPLAIN MARITIME FESTIVAL 2016, SAILING INTO TOWN JULY 28-31, ANNOUNCES TWIDDLE’S TUMBLE DOWN!
BURLINGTON, VT—The Lake Champlain Maritime Festival will hold the Festival at Burlington’s Waterfront Park July 28-31, 2016. The Lake Champlain Maritime Festival proudly celebrates a ten-year tradition of exciting events!
THE 10th ANNUAL LAKE CHAMPLAIN MARITIME FESTIVAL
Now heading towards its tenth year, the Festival is a four-day celebration of Lake Champlain, showcasing exhibits throughout sites on the Burlington Waterfront (Burlington Boathouse, Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, Burlington’s Waterfront Park and more).
Festival activities have included: Lake Champlain Antique & Classic Boat Show on Saturday; Stand Up for the Lake; Free Concert Series; evening ticketed concerts, presented by Higher Ground; international food court and craft vendors; beer tent; maritime exhibits and more! 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 tenth 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.
MAIN STAGE CONCERTS, PRESENTED BY HIGHER GROUND*
TWIDDLE’S TUMBLE DOWN With More Bands TBA
Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30, gates: 4:00pm
$54 Two-day Early Bird Pass (limited number on sale Friday, February 19 at 11am) $59 Two-day Regular Pass | $34 Single-day Pass | plus $5 day of show
After an electrifying weekend with moe. last year, the band is gearing up for their most ambitious play to date. This year, Twiddle will perform two sets each night with several supporting acts still TBA. For Twiddle fans, this weekend will be known as the Tumble Down. Throughout the weekend, there will be various recreational activities for everyone to enjoy, including a Charity Disc Golf Tournament supporting Twiddle’s charity, The White Light Foundation. This two-night run marks Twiddle’s second appearance at the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival. Riding the high of their well-received third record, PLUMP Chapter One, Twiddle is poised to continue their meteoric rise. The band is currently in the studio working on Chapter Two with a release anticipated later in 2016.
Tickets will be available online at www.highergroundmusic.com, by phone at 802-652-0777 or in person at the Higher Ground Box Office, 1214 Williston Rd., S. Burlington. Ticket link: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1090741?utm_medium=bks
THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN 30th ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT SHOW
The Lake Champlain Antique and Classic Boat Society’s 31st Annual Vintage Boat Show returns to the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival. The Boat Show is a hugely popular event, hosting thousands at Burlington’s Boat House. More than forty-five boats are on exhibit from Vermont, New York and as far away as New Jersey, Connecticut and Maine. Exhibits in most cases are planned by boat manufacture and/or by type of boat. The Lake Champlain Chapter practices skipper judging with judges and skippers voting for their favorite boat in their respective class (Cruiser/Outboard/Utility/Runabout/Sail and more) and during the course of the day boat owners will be available to answer any questions. Attendees have the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award with ballots available at the registration tent.
“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. Stay tuned for other exciting Festival events that are in the works!” says Tara Perkins, Festival Spokesperson and Director of Public Relations.
FREE CONCERT SERIES
Friday – Sunday, July 29-31
Musical Acts TBA
*All ages. Children 12 & under free. Online: www.highergroundmusic.com | Charge by phone: 888-512-7469 or 888-512-SHOW| In-person: Higher Ground Box Office, 1214 Williston Rd, S. Burlington. Glass, pets, alcohol, blankets, and coolers are all prohibited. Rain or shine; prices inclusive of $1 FMG; 9% sales tax added on top of ticket price. 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: www.lcmfestival.com. For a complete list of Festival sponsors, please visit www.lcmfestival.com | Like the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival on Facebook and follow @LCMFestival on Twitter. Watch our featured Festival video, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDtZYIfXDoU
Stay tuned to www.lcmfestival.com for 2016 Festival details and updates and to review the events from 2015.