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About Us

Overview

From internationally-known to rising stars, this 3-day festival offers concerts, films and more.

2019’s Inaugural event kicked off this high-profile music celebration by featuring the legendary Cab Calloway Orchestra, 2 time Grammy nominee Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers and Jack Broadbent (featured in the Peter Frampton Farewell Tour), Johnny Neel (from the Allman Brothers Band), The Headhunters Band (Herbie Hancock’s band) as well as others.

Come for the music and experience the view at the top of the Chesapeake Bay, plus charming shops, restaurants, and museums all within walking distance.

What to Expect

  • Unparalleled jazz and blues experience in a small-town setting Friday through Sunday
  • Multiple stages featuring jazz and blues artists from around the world
  • Workshops, free concerts, art, and history
  • Eat, drink, shop and relax

Thanks to generous support from Visit Maryland, Visit Harford, and others, we’ve expanded to offer even more stages:

  • Headliner Stage (Havre de Grace Auditorium);
  • The Cultural Center at the Opera House
  • Pennington Street Festival ‘Locals’ Stage – with free 1-hour concerts
  • The State Theater of Havre de Grace.

Producing Organization 

Havre de Grace Arts Collective

Our Mission

Havre de Grace Arts CollectiveTo build community and stimulate economic vitality through the arts by providing quality entertainment that engages and attracts audiences; offering educational opportunities which nurture learning and creativity; and encouraging synergism among performing, cultural and visual arts groups.

The Arts Collective is a 501(c)(3) organization created in July, 2017 to address the cultural and economic needs of Havre De Grace and the surrounding region.

Our Funding

Arts Collective Funding logosThe Havre de Grace Arts Collective, Inc. is funded in part through grants from the City of Havre de Grace, Maryland State Arts Council, Harford County Dept. of Economic Development and the Maryland State Arts Council through the Harford County Cultural Arts Board.

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