Monday, May 20, 2013
Have some photos of the weekend blues festival?
Photos from the weekend's Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival already appear online through Instagram, using the hashtag #chesapeakebaybluesfestival and #chesapeakebaybluesfest . If you have your own photos on Instagram, tag them with the above hashes and they'll appear in this gallery. If you'd like to upload your own photos to Patch, you can do so by adding them to this article. Hope everyone had a great time!
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Bonnie Raitt is scheduled to perform at the annual blues festival later this month.
This month's Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival, set to have Bonnie Raitt as a headliner, has set a ticket sales record for the festival's 13-year history. According to promoters, the previous sales record was held by the concert's premiere in 1998, with Little Feat headlining the event. In addition to Bonnie Raitt, this year's event includes Bad Influence, Mavis Staples, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue. "More than setting records, a lot of good will happen for four very special causes with the money raised," said the event's promoter, Don Hooker. The festival's ticket sales benefit a variety of charities, including End Hunger Calvert County, Camp Face, We Care an Friends, and Camp Fantastic. The festival will be held at Sandy Point State …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
This year's two-day festival is set to kickoff on May 18 at Sandy Point State Park, with money raised going to four local charities.
World-famous blues singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt will provide the opening and closing acts to this year's Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival at Sandy Point State Park, according to an announcement. This year's festival is set to kickoff on May 18. The festival is a two-day event to raise money for four local charities. “We are very excited to have Bonnie Raitt. She has been at the top of our wish list since the first year in 1998,” said Chesapeake Bay Events organizer Don Hooker. Raitt has nine Grammies and two Grammy award-winning albums: "Nick of Time" and "Luck of the Draw," featuring hits, "Something To Talk About" and "I Can't Make You Love Me." She returned to touring after a brief hiatus in 2012, and the Broadneck-based festival will …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The 2013 festival will be held May 18-19 at Sandy Point State Park.
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 …
Monday, August 13, 2012
The festival's officials are considering changing locations next year as a cost-savings measure.
The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival isn't just about great food, drinks and an all-star cast of musicians. The concert also helps to raise money for local charities. In May, the 15th annual Bay Blues Festival helped raise $30,000 for local charities, according to a release issued this week. However, the amount raised was referred to as, "somewhat disappointing" by festival staff in the release. According to the festival website, more than $900,000 has been raised since the event began in 1998. "Although the income was somewhat disappointing, we are still pleased that we were able to make contributions to these worthwhile causes," the release stated. "Next year, we will be looking for ways to better control expenses including looking for a …
Friday, May 18, 2012
The two-day concert begins Saturday at Sandy Point State Park in Broadneck.
Some of the best blues bands in the nation will strut their stuff on stage at Sandy Point State Park this weekend in Broadneck for the 11th Annual Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival. Last year's event drew thousands of blues fans to the shores of the state park in Broadneck. If you're a fan of blues, and have a free weekend, don't miss this big event. What: Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Sandy Point State Park Tickets: $70 at gate for one day, and $120 for both days. The lineup for the two-day concert includes: Saturday Sunday Tickets for the festival are on sale online now at www.bayblues.org or by calling 800-514-3849.
Monday, March 19, 2012
The annual blues festival kicks off in May. Tickets are on sale now.
With the addition of the Tedeschi Trucks Band, the lineup for the 2012 Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival is complete. A total of 20 bands will perform May 19-20 at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis. “This might be our strongest lineup yet,” said founder Don Hooker. Last year's event drew thousands of blues fans to the shores of the state park in Broadneck. The festival's 2012 lineup includes: Tickets for the festival are on sale online now at www.bayblues.org or by calling 1-800-514-3849. Fans can also "like" the event on its Facebook page, and get updated when there are announcements. From the press release: Chesapeake Bay Events held its first festival in 1998. It has quickly gained national notoriety as one of the premiere Blues …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Thousands headed to our area to enjoy the blues at this annual event at Sandy Point last weekend.
Thousands of blues lovers headed our way last weekend for the 10th Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival at Sandy Point State Park. Started by music lover and philanthropist Don Hooker, the event was a fundraiser for Special Olympics of Maryland, We Care and Friends, the Johns Hopkins Cleft & Craniofacial Center, and Special Love, a camp for children suffering from cancer. Attendees enjoyed the talents of musicians like Otis Taylor, Chris Isaak, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Thanks to our photographer Rebecca Cleary for capturing the enjoyment and fun of the day last weekend.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thousands are coming to the peninsula this weekend for the annual Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival.
Thousands of blues lovers will be heading our way this weekend for the 10th Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival at Sandy Point State Park. Started by music lover and philanthropist Don Hooker, the event is also a fundraiser for Special Olympics of Maryland, We Care and Friends, the Johns Hopkins Cleft & Craniofacial Center, and Special Love, a camp for children suffering from cancer. This year's event once again features some amazing talent, including: The two headliners are: Advance tickets are $55 for one day and $95 for both days through noon today. Same day ticket purchases are $70 and $120. Tickets can be purchased here. Gates open both days at 10:30 a.m. Music performances run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. both days. There is limited parking at…