March 23, 2023
Annapolis, US 64 F

Box of Rain to Host Annual Rock and Roast Event

Annapolis-based non-profit organization, Box of Rain Foundation will host the 2012 Rock and Roast annual fundraiser on May 12 from 6-10 p.m. at the Annapolis Maritime Museum located at 723 2nd Street in Eastport.

Proceeds will benefit the non-profit program, which inspires, encourages, and educates Annapolis area youth through maritime experiences.

General Tickets cost $50 and include an oyster roast, delicious pit beef BBQ, an Eastport low country shrimp boil, beer, wine, and the Rock and Roast signature cocktail, the Sugar Magnolia. Tervis Tickets cost $75 and include the same advantages as General Tickets, plus a custom Box of Rain 16 oz. Tervis tumbler.

Live music from The Shatners, a popular local band, will be featured.

There will be a “Margaritaville” style adult trike raffle, plus live and silent auctions. Some of the auction items will include the Rock & Roast signature painting “Sandbagger,” a “Coot” wooden rowboat built by Box of Rain program participants, vacation packages, fitness sessions, and gift certificates to local restaurants.

“The Rock and Roast is a great way to bring people together and help fund so much of what Box of Rain does throughout the year,” said Box of Rain Executive Director Kelsa McLaughlin.  “Last year more than 300 people attended this wonderful night of food, drinks, and dancing.”

Rock and Roast Honorary Chair and Boatyard Bar & Grill owner, Dick Franyo welcomes guests back to his restaurant for the post Rock and Roast party.

Rock and Roast tickets can be purchased online at

Volunteers are what make this event a success and those interested in assisting can sign up at


Box of Rain, a program designed to inspire and encourage Annapolis area youth, was formed in May 2003 to honor the memory of Lee Griffin. Lee’s life and passion for sailing and his community is celebrated in the program, which aims to teach life building skills through maritime experiences for kids 9 – 14 years old.

Box of Rain is a 501(C3) non-profit organization.

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