Bay Mu­sic Fes­ti­val may be largest ever

Record Observer - - News - By DAN TABLER

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.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

Au­tumn Haze will ap­pear on the main stage at the Bay Mu­sic Fes­ti­val.

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