Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival Adds Beneficiary

| January 23, 2012
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Chesapeake Bay Events, Inc. (CBE), producer of the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival has added End Hunger In Calvert County as a beneficiary of this year’s Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival.  The festival donates 100% of the net proceeds to various local worthwhile causes.  End Hunger in Calvert County is a 501(C)3 whose mission is to stamp out hunger in Calvert County and provide help and training to those facing hunger every day in getting the skills necessary to become self-sufficient once more.  End Hunger in Calvert also provides support to the surrounding Maryland counties including: southern Anne Arundel, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.

“When my daughter, Sarah and I found out how much hunger actually exists in our own back yard, and the excellent job that End Hunger In Calvert is doing to alleviate it, we had to get involved”, stated Don Hooker, president of CBE.  “I hope that we not only raise money at the Blues Festival for End Hunger In Calvert, but also raise awareness with the thousands of attendees of the Festival” adds Hooker.

“End Hunger In Calvert County is honored to be one of The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival charities,” says Rev. Robert P. Hahn, chairman of End Hunger In Calvert County.  “Our organization’s motto is Together We Can.  The volunteers at the Blues Festival embody that idea. They understand that there is something everyone can do and they have stepped forward to do their part. It is a privilege to partner with them.”

About End Hunger Calvert

End Hunger In Calvert County (EHCC) is a grassroots partnership of over 50 Calvert County businesses and community leaders united behind the idea of ending hunger in our county. They supply food to their 11 partner food pantries and work with individuals to create permanent solutions that move them from dependency to self-sufficiency. EEHC conducts food drives, sponsors The Farms of End Hunger and The End Hunger Warehouse.

About Chesapeake Bay Events

CBE was founded as a 501(C)3 Non-Profit Organization in 1998 for the sole purpose of producing high profile events that donate all of the proceeds to worthwhile causes.  It is staffed on a completely volunteer basis.

About the festival:

CBE held the first Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival in 1998.  It has quickly gained national notoriety as one of the premier Blues Festivals in the world.  Outside of providing top caliber entertainment, the festival gives ALL net proceeds to charity.

The 2012 Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival will be held on May 19th and 20that Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Maryland. This year’s lineup includes: Jonny Lang, JJ Grey and Mofro, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Ruthie Foster, Shemekia Copeland, Philipp Fankhauser, Honey Island Swamp Band, Michael Williams Band, Janiva Magness and Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Albert Cummings, Patty Reese, Tom Principato and more.

This year the recipient charities will also include: John Hopkins Cleft and Cranial Facial Children’s CAMP FACE which holds a summer camp for kids with facial anomalies, We Care and Friends, which is an organization providing a wide variety of services to the needy of Annapolis, and Camp Fantastic, a camp for children with cancer which is operated by Special Love, Inc.

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