The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival
The Chesapeake bay Blues Festival is happy to announce our headliners for 2013- Bonnie Raitt and Eric Burdon and the Animals.
This year's charity recipients will remain the same as last year. Other good news is that we will be remaining at Sandy Point State Park. This promises to be one of our best events yet.
Finally, thank you very much for your continued support of this great event and more importantly of the charities that we support. See you in May!!!
About the festival:
The recipient charities for 2012 were : John Hopkins Cleft and Cranial Facial Children’s CAMP FACE, We Care and Friends, which is an organization providing a wide variety of services to the needy of Annapolis, Camp Fantastic, a camp for children with cancer which is operated by Special Love, Inc. and End Hunger Calvert, an organization whose mission is to feed the hungry as well as providing a path toward self sufficiency.
PRESS RELEASE 3/19/2013
2013 CHESAPEAKE BAY BLUES FESTIVAL GOES ZERO WASTE!
Chesapeake Bay Events, Inc. is pleased to announce that the 2013 Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival will join an increasing number of large music events in the nation to become ZERO-WASTE. This means that in addition to recycling paper, plastic and aluminum, we will now turn all food scraps into compost. We have partnered with Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works Waste Management Services for recycling and Veteran Compost to compost all of our “table scraps”.
For the past several years we have been recycling all paper, aluminum and plastic. We have also participated in the Shell Recycling Alliance and the Oyster Recovery Partnership. Thanks to festival attendees and our vendors, we have been very successful in our recycling efforts. “We have decided to move forward with the next phase of resource responsibility for the event,” states Event Coordinator Sarah Petska. “Although it will increase expenses and require additional manpower, we feel this is one more thing that we can do to help preserve our environment and keep areas like Sandy Point State Park and the Chesapeake Bay beautiful for generations to come,” adds Petska.
At the Blues Festival, the process will begin with Zero-Waste Stations containing three separate bins: recycle, compost and everything else (foam, diapers, etc.). These bins are emptied into three different dumpsters, which are transported to three different locations. For the attendee, it will mean scraping your food and paper napkins into the compost bin, recycling all other paper, plastic and aluminum, and throwing anything remaining into trash (foam, diapers, etc.). We will continue to encourage all Vendors to use only recyclable materials.
Saturday, May 18th
TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE
LUCKY PETERSON WITH TAMARA PETERSON
Sunday, May 19th