Frequently Asked Questions

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

*Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for Committee and VIP ticket holders only.

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 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?
A: Yes, if you have a dinghy available, you are welcome to bring that to shore. Follow signs and have your ticket available for beach entry. CBF does not assume any responsibly for boats, dinghies, vessels or vehicles of any kind. Whalers will not be able to beach, they must be anchored out.

Q: Is parking available?
A: Offsite parking is available at Bay Ridge Christian Church, 1071 Bay Ridge Avenue, and Hillsmere Elementary, 3052 Arundel on the Bay Road. A free shuttle service will be provided from 4:30-11:00 p.m.

Parking at the Philip Merrill Center is available ONLY to those with a CBF-issued parking pass. No Bands in the Sand parking is permitted at the Bay Ridge Pool.

We encourage you to carpool or use a ride share service such as Lyft or Uber. If you are new to Uber, use the code BITS2018 for $15 off your first trip.

Q: What kind of food will be served?
A: Catering will be provided by the Boatyard Bar & Grill, Café Mezzanotte, and Timber Pizza.

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: A limited amount of seating will be available. Beach chairs or blankets are allowed. One chair per person.

Q: Is this a kid friendly event?
A: No, children are not permitted and it is recommended that guests are 18 years of age or older.

Please don't forget:

  • Your ticket! Tickets may be used electronically on your mobile device or printed and scanned on paper. Tickets are required for entry.
  • Cash or a credit card if you want to purchase raffle tickets.

Strictly Prohibited:

  • Coolers or outside food or drink of any kind.
  • Dogs
  • Umbrellas
  • Smoking

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