2017 SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!

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Deadline to apply was Friday, January 20, 2017

Our goal is to create a free outdoor music series noted for consistently high-quality performers. Most concerts will take place on the Liberty Street Stage on our pedestrian mall in Downtown Cumberland, Maryland.

Each concert events draws an average attendance of 1,000 people. The series is funded by business donations and sponsorship. The format is “an evening with” each band, so artists should have at least two hours of good material.

The series is produced by the Downtown Development Commission on behalf of the City of Cumberland, MD located about 2.5 hours west of Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD and 2.5 hours east of Pittsburgh, PA.

You may submit your act here for consideration to play Cumberland Comes Alive 2017! by completing our online form below. Please note the following:

  • The submission deadline for the 2017 summer season is Friday, January 20, 2017.
  • Bands submitting should have enough material to play two 50 minute sets with a 20 minute break in between.
  • Bands are responsible for their own merchandise sales, but keep 100% of the proceeds.
  • Audience is all ages and performers must be “family friendly”.
  • All acts must provide their own equipment, set-up and tear down.
  • We prefer electronic submissions whenever possible, so be sure to complete the links to your music section of this form.
  • Once you have submitted your form, you may mail CDs, DVDs and/or press materials to our office if desired. They will not be returned.
    • Cumberland City Hall
      Attn: DDC
      57 N. Liberty St.
      Cumberland, MD 21502
  • Submissions are for the 2017 season ONLY. You must re-submit each year.
  • Due to the number of submissions, we will only contact you if you are selected.
  • We receive such a large number of applications each year, it is unfortunately not possible to invite every great act who applies.
  • Downtown Cumberland does not accept phone calls about band submissions. All inquiries will be referred to this page and the form below.