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

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Each summer a sell-out crowd gathers on the beach, parks their chairs, kicks off their shoes, and supports the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) at Bands in the Sand. With live music, local cuisine, and cold drinks, this fundraiser is the best party of the summer and supports CBF’s vital mission to save the Bay.

Since 2006, this event has raised more than $3.54 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.

Mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate the Chesapeake Bay on June 11, 2022! We hope to see you on the beach this summer, singing, dancing, and saving the Bay!


Sponsorship opportunities are now available. Download our sponsor information packet or contact Jessica Rubino at or 443-482-2084 for more information. See our Sponsors page for a complete list of sponsors to date.

COVID-19 Precautions

The health and safety of our guests and staff is our top priority. All participants will be required to follow Anne Arundel County COVID-19 guidelines at the time of the event. Reduced ticket sales, restricted capacity in certain event spaces, and other constraints may be put in place to ensure a safe event.

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 34,000 students and teachers;
  • inspire 71,000 advocates to take action in support of a healthier Bay;
  • plant 55,000 trees around the watershed; and
  • plant 30 million juvenile oysters throughout the Chesapeake Bay.

We cannot wait for the 2022 annual Bands in the Sand celebration and hope to see you there!

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