Downtown GrooveFEST: Blues, Brews & BBQ

GrooveFEST takes on Blues, Brews and BBQ at this year’s street festival, held Saturday, Sept. 16th 2017

The event event is organized by Cambridge Main Street. The Downtown GrooveFEST: Blues, Brews & BBQs is our way of honoring the great character of our city, inviting great performers to the downtown, and enjoying some great BBQ dishes. Many exciting new opportunities are coming your way in 2017, including BBQ Tasting, After Party, Blues presentations, and more! TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Buy them online or visit the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce at 528 Poplar Street.

Program starts at 12pm inside 447, then moves outside between 5pm – 10pm for the Free Street festival. Join us afterward for a fun POP UP After Party at 447 Race Street, a performance gem in the making in Downtown Cambridge.


VENDOR APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED!  Arts, crafts, and other vendors are now being sought. Apply today to reserve your place in this year’s event.

Thank you to our Sponsors: Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area, Kelly Distributing, Novo Properties, Cabin Creek Animal Hospital, Michelle Barnes Attorney at Law, The Packing House, Rural Maryland Council, IRONMAN Maryland and Chesapeake College. Special thanks to our media partners WHCP Community Radio and Dorchester Star.


crab-picking“TASTE” TO RETURN IN 2017!  Typically the Second Saturday in July, Taste of Cambridge is a signature event not only for downtown Cambridge, but for Dorchester County, featuring many area restaurants and their best recipes for crab dishes in several categories.

This event typically sells out each year.

Known for the “tasting” offered by area restaurants, all competing to win “Best of” crab soup, crab cake, crab specialty, and more! “Tasters” vote for their favorite in each category and then cast their ballot for the winner. Celebrity judges also make their choice! Tickets go on sale in June. The event is also a qualifier for the World Food Championships.

The event also features a crab picking competition among local crab house pickers, a watermelon eating contest and great LIVE music. This year local hometown musician Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys will be performing LIVE!

The festival happens on the 400 block of Race Street and the 500 block of Poplar Street in downtown Cambridge, MD. Plenty of free parking available; just look for the directional signs.



Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors!



Thank you to:

Protenergy Natural Foods   |   Aero Energy     
Tri-Gas & Oil    |   Eastern Shore Smile Solutions
Cabin Creek Animal Hospital   |   Delmarva Power    
Tidewater Physical Therapy   |   Crabi Gras

and also to Charles C. Powell Realtors, Tomey Electric, Provident State Bank, and B&G Foods


cambridge-main-street-crab-basket-tree-sliderThere is no place like downtown during the holiday season. If you are the type of person looking to slow down the holidays and not rush through then downtown is the place for you. Plus but helping support small businesses downtown, you are helping keep our local small economy strong.

Downtown Cambridge features the bushel basket Christmas tree, a new holiday tradition started in 2014, holiday decor donning the downtown shops and street lamps, and special promotions and events like the annual tree lighting at the Courthouse and on Race Street. Also, you won’t want to miss the BIGGEST Christmas Parade on the Eastern Shore, happening the first Saturday of December each year. Add it all up and it is a special season to be downtown Cambridge.