Housing is provided at the Colby College campus dormitory or at one of the festival housing facilities. Participants are welcome to bring their own vehicles to explore the state of Maine, which is known for its beautiful surroundings, food, and attractions.
The residential facilities consist primarily of double-room accommodations. A finite number of single rooms may be assigned to participants, but are not guaranteed. Other facilities at Colby College include performance and rehearsal spaces, a computer lab with Internet access, TV lounge, laundry facilities, and fitness center.
AMF cannot provide housing in the dormitory or elsewhere for anyone other than AMF participants, including spouses or partners. Housing preparations should be made in advance on behalf of all friends or relatives should they choose to attend the festival. For a list of nearby accommodations, please click here.
All AMF Fellows must be in attendance for the full duration of the festival, arriving by 2:00 p.m. on July 2, 2017 and departing no later than 10:00 a.m. on July 30, 2017 . AMF does not permit late arrivals, early departures, and/or absences. Fellows are required to be available for performance every day during the festival season.
Hailed as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, Colby College is this year's host to the Atlantic Music Festival. On this 714 acre campus, you'll find facilities such as the Miller Library, the Lorimer Chapel, Strider Theater, and Given Auditorium.
Other facilities at Colby College include performance and rehearsal spaces, a computer lab with Internet access, TV lounge, laundry facilities, and a world-class fitness center.
Fellows and students are not required to live at Colby College. However, those who elect to live off-campus (with the exception of festival houses and cottages) are responsible for the entire cost of their own accommodations.
Participants are welcome to bring their own vehicles to explore the state of Maine, which is known for its beautiful surroundings, food, and attractions. Parking facilities are available around the festival venues, but please be mindful of Colby College's on-campus parking rules and regulations.
The festival will provide meals for participants through the Colby College cafeteria. Dining hall is open seven days a week and offers a variety of delicious foods. Their buffet include selections from various world cuisine, soups, salad, dessert, and more. It accommodates vegetarian and other special diets, such as gluten-free food.
The Harold Alfond Athletic Center houses a gymnasium and a pool, that will be available for use during the festival season. Soccer and lacrosse fields are located across from Johnson Pond. There is also a running track near the Center, which is noted as one of the top collegiate track and field facilities in New England.
Festival Hosted Activities
Throughout the festival season, the Atlantic Music Festival hosts various recreational and sports events. Participants are encouraged to explore the beautiful state of Maine which is known for its breathtaking natural beauty. The city of Waterville is also home to many world renowned venues and summer events such as Colby Museum of Art and Maine International Film Festival.
Colby Museum of Art
The Colby College Museum of Art, founded in 1959, is comprised of five wings, nearly 8,000 works, and more than 38,000 square feet of exhibition space. It is a major cultural destination for the residents of Maine and visitors to the state. For more information, visit http://www.colby.edu/museum/
Maine International Film Festival
Founded in 1998, the Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) is a project of the Maine Film Center. The festival takes place for 10 days annually during the AMF season. During the annual event, MIFF shows nearly 100 films, representing the best of American independent and international cinema. MIFF also spotlights some of Maine and New England’s most exciting and innovative filmmakers. For more information, visit http://www.miff.org/
Cars & Parking
Participants are welcome to bring their own vehicles to explore the state of Maine, which is known for its beautiful surroundings, food, and attractions. Parking facilities are available around the festival venues, but please be mindful of Colby College's on- campus parking rules and regulations.
Zipcars are available on campus. For more information, please visit http://www.zipcar.com/colby