Bay Music Festival may be largest ever
CENTREVILLE — With a greatly reduced admission price, more music on two stages and more artisan vendors on the grounds, the 35th annual Bay Music Festival at the Queen Anne’s county 4-H Park near Centreville may be the largest ever. It is set for Saturday, June 11.
This major fundraiser has become a tradition in Queen Anne’s County by the Centreville Lions Club, which was formed nearly 70 years ago to serve the county seat.
With just a $5 charge at the gate and no parking fees, the Lions Club will have 12 different musical groups and lots of family-oriented activities beginning at 1 p.m. and running to 9 p.m. The park gates open at noon.
Besides all the music throughout the day, there will be the YMCA of the Chesapeake with games, also a moon bounce and slide for youngsters, plus the Phillips Wharf Fishmobile and corn hole play with cash prizes. Contestants will be paired with experienced tournament corn hole players. As usual, there will be plenty of food and beverages.
Another annual feature that attracts plenty of attention will be as Paul Reed Smith again donates an autographed PRS Se Standard 23 guitar, plus an Eastman Acoustic guitar, both to be raffled off during the day. You do not have to be present to win. At present, tickets for both may be purchased online at www.doyoucaboodle.com.
The artisan vendors available will be Connie Ryans, hand-crochet clothing; Kelley Gravenor, handmade quilted handbags and totes; Jerry Geesman, birdhouses; Deborah Callaway, digital fine art and wildlife photography; R. Pope Travers, leather goods; Howard and Robin Bauer, wildlife carvings and decoys; Jeanie Carpenter, decorative crab mallets; Tom Starken, sensation pottery; Jay Merriken, steel crab pots, oyster knives; Mickie, snaps and Jewelry; Harriett Goodmuth, fascinator hats; and Gail Williams, painted wine glasses, etc.
The music lineup is all-star with the Silhouette Song leading off on the main stage, followed by Go With The Flow, Autumn Haze, The Jones Boys, Bird Dog and The Road Kings, John Van Dyke and The Country All-Star Band, ending with Dell Foxx Company.
The second stage features music school students, and appearing in order: Priddy Music Academy, Lou Torchio Music, Torch School of Music, Sarah Paige and Jillian Taylor.
Funds from this day-long event will help the Lions Club continue their many charitable projects throughout the year.
Autumn Haze will appear on the main stage at the Bay Music Festival.