The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival will be held on Saturday, May 20th and Sunday May 21st, 2017. The festival, held at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Maryland, is a two day event to raise money for two local charities.
The Mavericks will be the closer for Saturday, May 20th, 2017. The Mavericks are an eclectic American band, combining country music, Latin, and rockabilly influences.
Don Hooker, festival promoter stated that, “Normally, the festival doesn’t repeat from year to year, but The Mavericks were so well received last year, despite the lousy weather and smaller than normal crowd, I felt that having them back made sense. They also filled the crossover band slot that we normally book each year.”
Another famous band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds will be performing on Saturday, May 20th. The group’s distinctive sound led to hits such as “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap It Up”.
Recently added to the Sunday bill was Robert Randolph and the Family Band, who have a new album due out in February. The band has performed at such festivals as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
2017 Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival lineup:
Saturday, May 20th
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band
Frank Bang and the Cook County Kings
Sunday, May 21st
Robert Randolph and the Family Band
The William Bell Band
Mississippi Blues Child Mr. Sipp
The Apocalypse Blues Revue
This year’s recipients are: 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.
Tickets are currently on sale. For more information, visit www.bayblues.org.
source: Chesapeake Bay Events, Inc.