Bands in the Sand


Chesapeake Bay Foundation

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

Mark your calendar for our next Bands in the Sand, Saturday, June 10, 2023.

With drinks in hand and sand between their toes, 1,600 Bay savers rocked out on June 11, 2022, as Bands in the Sand returned to the beach. Along with the music, cheers from the crowd echoed out across the water. There was reason to celebrate—for the first time, we raised over $500,000 towards saving the Chesapeake Bay! Thank you to all the sponsors, guests, volunteers, and vendors who made this event such a success. See our photo gallery.

The record-breaking night showed why Bands in the Sand has become such a beloved annual tradition. With live music, refreshing drinks, local cuisine, and a waterfront view, it was the perfect way for some of the Bay’s biggest fans to come together to celebrate. The money raised through the festivities help support the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and our efforts to achieve clean water and a healthy environment for everyone living in the Bay’s watershed. Bands in the Sand helps fuel all of CBF’s work, including efforts over the next year, such as:

Couldn't attend but would like to support CBF? Make a donation today.

We cannot wait for next year’s Bands in the Sand celebration and hope to see you there! Sign up for CBF emails to ensure you get the latest event updates.

To all of our sponsors, including Title Sponsor Annapolis Subaru and Presenting Sponsor Urban Grid, thank you for your tremendous support. Without you, this cherished event would not have been possible.

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Taryn at or 443-482-2111 for more information.

Photo Gallery

Posted by Chesapeake Bay Foundation on Monday, June 13, 2022

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