Frequently Asked Questions

Saturday, June 9, 2018
5:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.


Q: What are E-Tickets?
A: All attendees will receive an e-ticket via the email address provided when tickets are purchased. The email will come from When you receive the email, click the link to open your ticket page. If you choose to print out your ticket(s), each ticket will print on an individual page. All tickets must be scanned at entry to the event, either printed or on your phone. If a ticket is found to be a duplicate you will be denied entry.

Q: Will I be able to arrive by boat to Bands in the Sand?
A: Yes, but not easily, simply because we will not be providing a shuttle to pick up guests and bring them to shore. If you have a dinghy available on your boat, you are welcome to bring that to shore. CBF will provide you with a place to beach it but we do not assume any responsibly for boats, dinghies, vessels or vehicles of any kind. Tickets will be scanned at the beach area. Please note, Whalers will not be able to beach, they must be anchored out.

Q: Where do I park?
A: We encourage you to carpool or use a ride share service such as Lyft or Uber. No Bands in the Sand parking is permitted at the Bay Ridge Pool.

Check back soon for details about Lyft, Uber, and off-site parking with free shuttle service.

Q: How much are tickets to Bands in the Sand?
A: Tickets are $175 each. They can be purchased online or over the phone starting May 1st until they sell out. Due to the large volume of calls we encourage online orders.

A limited number of Committee tickets with enhanced benefits are $250-$500 and will be available for purchase April 2nd until they sell out.

Please note that there is a $3 service fee for each ticket.

Q: What does the price of my $175 ticket include?
A: The ticket is ALL INCLUSIVE—meaning all you can eat and drink while enjoying three great bands on the beach.

Q: What are the hours of the event?
A: Bands in the Sand will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2018. At this time the gates will open and the complimentary shuttle service will begin running back and forth from offsite lots to CBF. The event will end at approximately 10:30 p.m.

Q: What kind of food will be served?
A: Catering will be provided by the Boatyard Bar & Grill and Café Mezzanotte. The same delicious beach fare as in years past will be served with new items added this year. Check back soon for more details.

Q: What kind of drinks will be served?
A: Drinks include a variety of beers, wine, margaritas, rum punch, Bloody Marys, specialty vodka, gin and rum drinks, as well as juice, soda, and water.

Q: Can I bring my own food and drinks?
A: There is no need to bring in outside food and beverage as plenty will be provided and is included in your ticket price. We do not allow any glass on the beach and ask that you leave your coolers at home.

Q: What bands will be playing and what kind of music do they play?
A: Three bands will be performing at Bands in the Sand. They are cover bands who play some original music to the beat of ska, reggae, pop, and rock. Please visit our Bands page for more information.

Q: What should I bring with me?
A: With the price of your ticket, all of your food and drinks for the evening are included. However, there are a few things you should consider bringing with you:

  • your ticket—required for entry
  • beach chairs or beach towels so you have some place to sit (no umbrellas)
  • your favorite pair of sunglasses and some sunscreen
  • a sweatshirt or jacket as the winds tend to pick up later in the evening 
  • comfortable shoes that you can wear in the sand or come prepared to be barefoot

Don't forget to bring cash or a credit card if you want to purchase raffle tickets.

Q: What if it rains?
Bands in the Sand will be held rain or shine. In the event of unsafe weather conditions, information will be posted on our website and outgoing voicemail messages (410-268-8816).

Q: Will seating be available?
A: Just a limited amount of seating will be available. Please bring your favorite beach chair or blanket. Once chair per person.

Q: What is being raffled off this year and how much are tickets?
A: Please visit our raffle page—coming soon—for more information.

Q: Are bathrooms available on site?
A: Yes, we offer nice bathroom trailers that have full stalls and sinks available for your use.

Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: No, due to the large number of guests on the beach, dogs are NOT allowed.

Q: Is this a kid friendly event?
A: Children are not encouraged to attend. This is an evening event where alcohol will be served. There are no children's activities and no reduced ticket price offered.

Q: Is the price of my ticket tax deductible?
A: Yes, a portion of your ticket ($100) of your $175 General Admission ticket is considered a donation to CBF and therefore is tax deductible.

For $250 Committee tickets, $175 is tax deductible. For $500 Committee VIP tickets, $425 is tax deductible.

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