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Cambridge River Festival canceled

Posted by Glenn Yoder  June 2, 2012 11:36 AM

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Today's rainy weather has shut down the Cambridge River Festival for the first time in its
33-year history. The free event, which was slated to kick off at noon, has been canceled due to inclement weather and water spilling over from the Charles River, according to the city's website. There is no rain date.

"Water was running under the stages and posed too serious a threat to the power," said Toad and Lizard Lounge booking agent Billy Beard, who handled the festival's folk and roots acts. "And it is supposed to get worse."

The Cambridge Art Council's annual event, which draws about 200,000 people each year, combines performances from local music acts with dance, art, and family activities.

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