Chesapeake Bay Events, Inc. in cooperation with Bob Hal1, Budweiser, Sheriff Mike Evans and the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA) will join together in the creation of a Designated Driver Program for the Southern Maryland Blues Festival. The program will reward those abstaining from consuming alcohol for the day with free water and sodas and the chance to win prizes.
Patrons will be able to participate at the Festival by signing a pledge to stay sober for the day and get those driving with them home safely. They will then receive a wristband that allows them to drink water and sodas free all day.
As part of the program, the festival will stop the sale of alcohol before the last act and post the telephone number of local taxi cab companies and others offering a ride home.
“We want everyone to enjoy themselves, but also want everyone to get home safely!” states Don Hooker, Promoter.
The first ever Southern Maryland Blues Festival will be held on September 7th and 8th at the Calvert County Fairgrounds in Prince Frederick, MD. This two day festival will feature twelve national, international and local bands.
This year’s headliners are The Marshall Tucker Band and Canned Heat. Also performing is Trampled Under Foot, Ana Popovic and Mo’ Better Love, Walter Trout, Mark Hummel‘s Lil’ Walter Tribute, Bonerama, Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys, The Patty Reese Band, Daryl Davis w/ special guest “Kingfish, a 14 year old blues prodigy, Swamp Candy and Sam Grow. Andre Jones will perform the National Anthem with the Calvert High School NJROTC Color Guard.
There also will be a Crafter Village, Kids Zone, a variety of great local food, beer and craft beer tasting by local hosted breweries. We fully expect this first year event to become a Southern Maryland tradition gaining notoriety on a national level.
The festival will benefit the less fortunate of Southern Maryland through a contribution of ALL net proceeds to End Hunger in Calvert County.
|Upcoming Local Shows at Rams Head On Stage|
|February 2||Robert Cray Band|
|February 3||John Reilly & Friends feat. Becky Stark & Tom Brosseau|
|February 4||Ladysmith Black Mambazo|
|February 5||Minnie Driver|
|February 6||Earl Carter & Phillip 'Doc' Martin w. Alyson Williams: An Elegant Night of Sax, Strings & Vocals|
|February 7||'Remembering Harry James' featuring John Blount and Dave Tucker Big Band|