I Am Fest is an annual free outdoor event hosted each September in downtown New London, Connecticut. The event is a production of New London Music Fest and was founded by Sean Murray and Rich Martin. The first concert was held in 2006 on the Custom House Pier at the Waterfont Park and the event was held at this location for the next four years. After a year hiatus, I Am Fest resurfaced in 2012 in the heart of the downtown with stages on the Parade Plaza and at the Hygienic Art Park and has been going (and growing) strong ever since. There will be an indie marketplace centered around the Parade Plaza stage featuring crafters, artisans, independent retailers, non-profits and food vendors. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the Hygienic Art Park stage.
I Am Fest is made possible through grants from the Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, the Bodenwein Benvolent Fund, financial and in-kind support from our sponsors, and the generous donations and energies of the community in and around New London, Connecticut. If you would like to support our efforts, please consider donating through Paypal today:
DRIVING FROM NEW HAVEN
I 95 North, Exit 83 (Downtown New London). Go straight through light at end of the ramp onto Huntington Street. At 2nd light turn left onto Gov Winthrop Blvd. Parking garage on right or continue to 2nd light and turn right on to Eugene O’Neill Dr. Parking garage on left. Or continue straight 2 blocks to municipal parking lots.
DRIVING FROM RHODE ISLAND
I 95 South exit 84s (Downtown New London) follow expressway as it turns into Eugene O’Neill Drive at the NL Police Station. Turn right at Police Station for Gov Winthrop Parking Garage. Or continue straight on Eugene O’Neill Drive and the Water Street Garage is on the left. Or continue straight on Eugene O’Neill Drive to municipal parking lots on left.
DRIVING FROM HARTFORD
Route 2 East to Route 11 South until it ends. Turn left onto Rt. 82 to first traffic light. Turn right onto Rt. 85 south. Take I 95 North in Waterford and follow remaining directions in FROM NEW HAVEN above.
DRIVING FROM WORCESTER/NORWICH
Route 395 South to Exit 78 (Route 32 South). Continue on Route 32 as expressway ends in downtown and turns in to Eugene O’Neill Drive. Parking garage and lots ahead on the left.