Baygrass invites you to stomp & holler on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay this summer

Baygrass invites you to stomp & holler on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay this summer

The enchanting melodies of bluegrass and folk music are set to sweep across the shores of the Chesapeake Bay once again as the 2024 Annapolis Baygrass Music Festival returns to Sandy Point State Park on September 21st and 22nd for another unforgettable gathering. With anticipation mounting and excitement in the air, festival-goers are gearing up for an end-of-summer celebration like no other, where the beauty of the bay meets the soul-stirring sounds of live music.

At the heart of the festival lies an exceptional lineup meticulously curated to cater to a diverse array of musical tastes. From seasoned veterans, such as The Infamous Stringdusters and Leftover Salmon to emerging talents like Kitchen Dwellers and Trouble No More, each artist will be delivering a performance that will ignite audiences and leave everyone craving more. As banjos pluck, fiddles sing, and guitars strum in harmony, attendees will find themselves transported to a realm where time seems to stand still and the worries of the world fade into the background.

Yet, the Annapolis Baygrass Music Festival is more than just a showcase of musical talent—it’s a celebration of community, camaraderie, and conservation.

As festival-goers gather to revel in the shared experience of live music, they also have the opportunity to engage with initiatives aimed at preserving the natural beauty of the Chesapeake Bay and promoting sustainable living. Whether it’s participating in educational or mental health workshops to learn how to shuck oysters, elevate your fiddle skills or even how to properly administer Narcan, supporting local artisans, or simply enjoying delicious cuisine crafted from locally sourced ingredients, attendees play a vital role in fostering positive change and leaving a lasting impact on the world around them.

Baygrass Music Festival also provides non-music activities for those moments your dancing shoes need a break! Beach based yoga and cornhole are available on site. There is even a Kid’s Cove to make sure the little one’s have just the right amount of mental and physical stimulation!

Gates will swing open at 11:00 AM, with the first notes ringing out at 12:00 PM, and the festivities carrying on until 10:00 PM both days. Hotels and camping options are available in the area for those seeking overnight accommodations.

For those opting for General Admission (GA), each ticket includes a 2-day wristband granting access to Baygrass 2024. With 2 stages hosting 14 bands, attendees can revel in a non-stop lineup of bluegrass and folk music. GA ticket holders will also enjoy onsite parking with shuttle service, access to filtered water stations, and entry to the Food Pavilion with shaded seating. Beach access, complete with swimming and beach yoga, adds to the festival’s relaxed ambiance. Plus, GA ticket holders can explore the Craft Vendor Village, Baytoberfest Beer Garden, and a plethora of delicious local food and beverages.

For those looking to elevate their festival experience, VIP tickets offer exclusive perks and privileges. VIP ticket holders receive dedicated onsite parking (as available), VIP check-in and entrance, and chef-prepared daily hot meals featuring delectable options like crab cakes and fresh raw oysters. VIPs also enjoy preferred viewing areas, a commemorative Baygrass poster and metal pint cup, and access to VIP bars with discounted drinks and free tastings from local breweries and spirits partners. Additionally, VIPs have access to air-conditioned bathrooms, dedicated beach access, and shaded pavilions with seating and lounge areas. Discounted chair massages and access to all festival amenities are also included in the VIP experience.

Both GA and VIP ticket holders will have access to the wide range of activities and amenities. Shuttle passes for transportation to/from partner hotels and campgrounds are available for purchase, ensuring convenient access to and from the festival grounds.

Join the fun as attendees come together to celebrate the magic of live music, the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay, and the boundless potential of a community united in purpose.

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