Bands in the Sand


5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Philip Merrill Environmental Center   (Map)
6 Herndon Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21403

Bands in the Sand is a beach celebration like no other. Each year, more than 1,600 guests gather on the beach, dance barefoot in the sand, sing along to live music, enjoy local cuisine, and raise a glass to saving the Chesapeake Bay.

For our next event, bands include Pressing Strings, Misspent Youth, and our headline performer, Sister Hazel. So, mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate the Chesapeake Bay on June 12, 2021!

Not only is this the most fun celebration on the East Coast, but it is vital to our mission. Since 2004, this event has raised more than $3 million toward saving the Bay. Your attendance and support of Bands in the Sand means we can make an even bigger impact on protecting and restoring the Chesapeake Bay in years to come.

We hope to see you on the beach in the summer of '21, singing, dancing, and saving the Bay!

Sponsorship opportunities are now available. Contact Taryn Dwan at or 443-482-2111 for more information.

Ticket prices are ALL INCLUSIVE—all you can eat and drink while enjoying three great bands on the beach.



  • Early Entry—gates open 4:30 p.m.
  • Parking on-site*
  • Recognition on the event invitation and on-site signage
  • Invitation to the Spring 2021 Event Launch Party
  • Access to the VIP Lounge—Our exclusive VIP Lounge provides the premiere Bands in the Sand experience for you and your guests. Dig into some delicious food and wash it down with drinks from the private VIP bar. The VIP Lounge also offers a live stream of the concert and an exclusive view from the lounge deck, as well as private bathrooms and comfortable lounge seating.


  • Early Entry—gates open 4:30 p.m.
  • Parking on-site*
  • Recognition on the event invitation
  • Invitation to Spring 2021 Event Launch Party

*Parking pass on site, one pass per family, space is limited

ON SALE MAY 3, 2021


Bands in the Sand will be held rain or shine. In the event of unsafe weather conditions the event may be delayed or canceled. Information will be posted on our website and outgoing voice mail messages (410-268-8816). Tickets are non-refundable and sales are final.

2019 Event Recap

Thank you to all our sponsors, guests, volunteers, and vendors who made the 2019 Bands in the Sand such a tremendous success. More than 1,600 guests gathered on the beach and raised over $410,000 towards saving the Bay!

This memorable celebration has provided the resources needed to support the CBF mission. Thanks to our many attendees, CBF can

  • educate and empower over 32,000 students and teachers;
  • inspire 42,000 advocates to take action in support of a healthier Bay;
  • plant 21,000 trees around the watershed; and
  • plant 34 Million juvenile oysters throughout the Chesapeake Bay.

We cannot wait for the 2021 annual Bands in the Sand celebration and hope to see you there!

Bands in the Sand

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