After some consideration, the operators of the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival have decided to bring the all-star concert back to Broadneck this year.
After last year's concert, the event's organizer Don Hooker said he was considering other venues. But recently, the official festival website was updated with good news: The show will be back at the same venue this year.
"It really is the best place in the world for a Blues Festival," Hooker said on the website.
The 2013 festival will be held on May 18-19 at Sandy Point State Park.
In May, the 15th annual Bay Blues Festival helped raise $30,000 for local charities, but that amount was considered "disappointing," according to a press release issued after the event. Other venues were being considered for the next show.
The first festival was held in 1998. Over the years, it has gained national attention as one of the premiere Blues Festivals in the world. All net proceeds are given to charity. To date the CBE has raised $1,000,000 for charities, according to the festival's website.