Bands in the Sand 2013 at dusk. Photo copyright Mike MorganBands in the Sand on the beach at CBF's Philip Merrill Environmental Center. Photo by Mike Morgan.

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Bands in the Sand

Saturday, June 14, 2014
5:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Boatyard Bar and Grill

Saturday, June 14, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.


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Plan to join us on Saturday, June 14th for a fun-filled evening on the water's edge with friends, great live music, cool drinks, and mouth-watering grilled food at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's annual Bands in the Sand event.

"There's nothing greater than a party with a purpose and Bands in the Sand is that and more," explains Dick Franyo, a "Committed to the Bay" Committee Co-Chair. Franyo, along with the other co-chairs, Susan Aplin, Jim Gibbons, Jonathan and Marnie Kagan, Lisa Kahan, Cullen Murray, and Mike and Patty Smith have helped organize the ninth annual Bands in the Sand event, which will be held at CBF's Philip Merrill Environmental Center.

Bands in the Sand is the brainchild of Franyo, a CBF Trustee and owner of the Boatyard Bar & Grill in Eastport, Maryland. Over the last eight years, the event has raised almost one million dollars to support CBF's efforts to defend and protect the Bay, including award-winning educational programs, on-the-ground restoration activities throughout the watershed, and advocacy initiatives at both the federal and state level.

Each year, the party gets better, and Bands in the Sand 2014 will be no different! Our Co-Chairs have put together what's sure to be a truly memorable evening. With a menu of delicious grilled fare provided by the Boatyard Bar & Grill, and live music from UNITY, Mad Planet, and Misspent Youth, Bands in the Sand will be a fun-filled night for all. CBF is grateful to Dick Franyo and the rest of the "Committed to the Bay" Committee and Co-Chairs for all their hard work.

We look forward to seeing you on the beach! For questions, please contact us at 410-268-8816 or

Tickets: $100 each
includes all you can eat and drink all night long
on our private beachwhile listening to three live bands.
Tickets will go on sale May 1, 2014

The event will be held at CBF's Philip Merrill Environmental Center
6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403.


Boaters: Please Note
For your safety, CBF will not be able to offer water taxi service for event guests arriving by boat. If you plan to come by boat, you must bring your own dinghy to shore. A dinghy beaching area will be located behind the stage near the entrance to Blackwalnut Creek.

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