WHEN? The date for the 2018 CMBF is September 30th. Performances will run from 12pm to 5:00pm.
WHERE? J. Birney Crum Stadium, 2001 West Linden Street, Allentown, PA 18104 (near the intersection of West Linden & St. Elmo Streets)
CAN I BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE? Yes. 2018 tickets will be for sale online starting August 1st and will be on sale through the Friday before the event. Advanced tickets do offer a slight discount as compared to tickets purchased at the stadium.
CAN I BUY A TICKET AT THE GATE? Yes. Tickets go on sale at the stadium an hour before the first band steps off on the day of the show. Tickets at the gate are $20 for Adult Admission, and $15 for Students and Senior Citizens. Tickets may be purchased at gates 1, 3, and 4. (Credit cards are not accepted on site.)
ADULT admission applies to anyone who is not a student and is below the age of 65.
SENIOR admission applies to anyone 65 or older.
STUDENT admission applies to any student, K-12 and college.
Admission for CHILDREN age 5 and under is free.
Discounted tickets are available for GROUPS of 20 or more; group tickets must be ordered together and in advance.
WHERE DO I PARK? There is no parking lot for the stadium; all parking is done on street side parking in the neighborhoods surrounding the stadium. Several people often elect to park by the Allentown Fairgrounds or other nearby lots of business that are closed on Sunday. Please follow all marked signs and legal parking guidelines and note that Turner and Linden Street are both closed to traffic and parking during the event. A parking map is available in the Info Packet available for download below.
IS THERE HANDICAP PARKING? Yes, extremely limited parking is available on Turner Street by Gate 3 and 4. To access it, drive south on 21st Street from Chew St. You must have a DMV issued Handicap placard to park in this area. If you need to park here it is encouraged that you arrive early.
IS THERE RESERVED SEATING? No. All tickets are general admission (first-come, first-served); there is no reserved seating.
IS THERE HANDICAPPED SEATING? Limited handicapped seating is available at the top of the stadium. (Accessible from Gates 3 & 4 off of Turner St.) This is for handicapped patrons ONLY, and is NOT to be used for videotaping or photography. Handicapped seating cannot be reserved, and is on a first-come-first-served basis.
IS THERE A RAIN DATE? No. These bands perform in the same weather that football games are held so in most cases the show will go on, however the festival will be cancelled in the case of severe weather. In the case of inclement weather, contact Vivace Productions by calling 800–264-1121. Please do not send emails about rain delays or cancellations as a reply may not be made in time.
ARE MY TICKETS REFUNDABLE? No. No refunds will be available with the exception of extenuating circumstances deemed as such by Vivace Productions, Inc. ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL
WHAT IS THE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE? The 2018 performance schedule will be listed on the CMBF homepage: http://vivaceproductions.com/cmbf/ once all ensembles have had a chance to review and approve the line up.
DIRECTIONS TO J. BIRNEY CRUM STADIUM
Use the interactive Google Maps widget below to get directions to J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown, PA. Please keep in mind that there is no parking for the stadium, and the streets immediately surrounding the stadium will be closed for performing ensemble parking. Contact the Vivace office if you have any additional questions about directions or parking.