Bands in the Sand

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LJ Urie


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

Save the date for our next Bands in the Sand, Saturday, June 14, 2025.

VIP and Committee Tickets on sale March 5
General Admission tickets on sale May 1
Interested in sponsorships for the 2025 event? Email Jessica Rubino at [email protected]


What a night! On June 8, 2024, 1,600 Bay savers rocked out in nature's greatest music venue at Bands in the Sand. With the Chesapeake Bay acting as a gracious host, concertgoers had plenty of reasons to celebrate. In one night of great music, delicious food, and good friends, we raised nearly half-a-million dollars towards saving the Bay! Thank you to all the sponsors, guests, volunteers, and vendors who made this event such a success.

Bands in the Sand is one of the region's most beloved annual traditions. Where else can you find such a unique combination of live music, refreshing drinks, and local cuisine all around a beachfront stage? Bands in the Sand is always a great time, and everyone in attendance understood the event's greater purpose. The money raised through the festivities helps support the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and our efforts to achieve clean water and a healthy environment for all our neighbors in the Bay's watershed. The funds raised through this event go wherever the Bay needs them most, including efforts over the next year like:

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

It's never too early to think about next year! The 2025 Bands in the Sand will be here before you know it! Sign up for CBF emails to ensure you get the latest updates.

This incredible event was made possible thanks to our dedicated sponsors, including Title Sponsor Annapolis Subaru and Presenting Sponsor Urban Grid. Thank you for your tremendous support!

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