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Stay informed about our upcoming concerts by subscribing to our mailing list. We have over 30 concerts planned and they are open to the public. Admission is free, so don't miss out on the opportunity to attend one of our events.

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    Festival dates

    June 24 – August 4, 2024

    Opening Concert
    Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 7 PM

    Final Concert
    Saturday, August 3, 2024 at 7 PM

AMF Orchestra in Concert

Atlantic Music Festival
4730 Mayflower Hill Dr
Waterville, ME 04901

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The Atlantic Music Festival, which takes place at Colby College in central Maine, is easily accessible by car, plane, or bus. The following are the distances to some major cities:

  • Portland: 78 miles
  • Boston: 180 miles
  • Hartford: 270 miles
  • New York: 390 miles
  • Philadelphia: 490 miles
  • Washington: 630 miles

The following are some transportation options to reach Colby College and the Atlantic Music Festival:

  • By car: From Interstate 95, take Exit 127 Waterville/Oakland and turn east on Kennedy Memorial Drive (Rt. 137), following the blue signs to Colby.
  • By air: The Portland Jetport, Bangor International Airport, Augusta State Airport, and Logan Airport in Boston offer commercial flights from most major airlines. Waterville's LaFleur Airport also offers landing for private and charter planes and freight services. Car rentals are available at the Portland, Bangor, and Augusta airports.
  • By bus: Concord Coach Lines provides daily service from Logan Airport, Boston's South Station, and Portland to Colby's athletic center. Greyhound offers daily service to Boston and beyond, with a terminal located at the Xpress Stop Service Station, about two miles from campus.

In addition, the Atlantic Music Festival offers shuttle services to and from Portland Jetport (PWM) during the festival season for our Institute program participants for an additional fee. To learn more about this option, please contact us.

AMF Orchestra in Concert

Staying Safe

Sprawling view of the Colby College Campus

As we strive to share our music with our concerts and programs, we are also committed to keeping everyone safe during the ongoing covid-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, we remain determined to continue sharing the beauty of music in new and creative ways. However, please be aware that our programs and schedules may change in response to developments in the pandemic and requirements by our host Colby College. We appreciate your support and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented times together.

For more detailed information about how we are preparing for our concerts and programs in the midst of the pandemic, please visit our dedicated covid-19 page.


asked questions

What can you tell me about the Atlantic Music Festival?
The Atlantic Music Festival is a classical music event held at Colby College and various venues in Maine. The festival takes place from June 26th to August 6th, 2023 and offers over 30 concerts to the public for free. It brings together over 200 aspiring and established musicians, and offers fellowship and scholarship opportunities to emerging artists. The festival also offers a pre-college program for musicians under 18 years of age.
Where does the Atlantic Music Festival take place?
The festival is held at Colby College campuses and select venues in the beautiful state of Maine. For more information on transportation options, including driving directions, see the relevant section on our visitor center.
Does the festival provide accommodation for visitors?
The Atlantic Music Festival typically provides room and board to musicians who are participating in our Institute Programs. While we do not provide lodging for concert goers, we want to make sure that all of our visitors have a comfortable and enjoyable experience at the festival. To that end, we are working on providing information about lodging options in the Waterville area for your convenience.
Are there any other cultural events I can attend during the festival season?
Waterville, Maine is home to Colby College, The Colby Museum of Art, and the Maine International Festival, among other cultural events that take place during the festival season. The state of Maine is also known for its beautiful summer season, making it a popular destination for visitors.
Is there parking available at the festival venue?
Colby College offers free parking at various parking lots. However, visitors must park in designated Visitor Parking and comply with all Colby parking regulations to avoid any issues.
Do I need to buy tickets for the festival?
The festival offers over 30 free concerts as a gift to the community, so you don't need to purchase any tickets to attend. For events that are in high demand, we may offer advanced reservations. Information about these events will be available when our concert list is published.
How can I make advanced reservations for concerts?
The festival does not usually offer advance reservations for concerts, unless otherwise specified. For events that are in high demand, we will announce the availability of advanced reservations as we get closer to the festival season.
Does the festival accommodate attendees with disabilities?
The Colby College and the Atlantic Music Festival are committed to ensuring that attendees with disabilities are able to fully participate and enjoy our concerts. If you encounter any accessibility issues, please don't hesitate to contact us and one of our staff members will be happy to assist you.
How can I contact the festival organizers?
For any additional questions or inquiries, please visit our contact page for more information on the best way to reach us.