It started as a way to fill a bad booking weekend in 1998, but now in its 20th year, the campfire. festival has become the single-biggest way that Passim develops new talent and celebrates the Boston area’s amazing music scene. Originally called, “On the Cutting Edge of the Campfire,” the festival combined the idea of artists sitting around the campfire playing music with our commitment to bringing new talent to discerning listeners. Today, the campfire. festival is as much about the community as it is about the music. “In the round” performances with songwriters swapping tunes are as common as solo and band sets throughout the course of each day of the festival.
The lineup for the Labor Day campfire. festival has been announced! Scroll down for the up-to-date schedule & links to artist pages.
Please note there may be times that the room reaches capacity. If that happens, no one else will be allowed in, even if you’ve already purchased a pass. The room does not stay full for long, and generally seats will open up at the end of a set. Schedule subject to change.
All sets of the campfire. festival take place in our venue at 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA.
2018 Labor Day Weekend campfire.
Friday, Aug 31st
Saturday, Sept 1st
Brian Larney & the Town Hall
Sunday, Sept 2nd
The Yellow Room
Rachel Laitman Trio
Monday, Sept 3rd
The Incorrigible String Band
Erin Bonnie & the Black Caps
The Singer & The Songwriter