The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival rolled into town for two fantastic days on May 19th and 20th. The charity event, held at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis featured the Tedeschi Trucks Band, 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 Penseand Cold Blood, Albert Cummings, Lurrie Bell,Bernard Allison, Michael Burks, Patty Reese, Gaye Adegbalola, Tom Principato, Ron Holloway and Tommy Lepson.
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Many of the performers comment that this is one of the most unusual and beautiful venues. The festival offers world-class music, food, free swimming at the fabulous sandy beach and the dramatic backdrop of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The event was started in 1998 and has raised nearly one million dollars for local charities.
While the dates have not been announced for 2013, our best guess is May 18, 19, 2013. If you want some sage advise, mark those dates in your calendar now and make sure you get your tickets as soon as they go on sale!