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Chesapeake Bay Blues - No Waste!

The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival is coming back to Sandy Point State Park this weekend – Saturday May 18th and Sunday 19th! Headliners include the amazing Bonnie Raitt and Eric Burdon and the Animals!

Montgomery County’s very own Patty Reese has performed at this extraordinary musical event for the last seven years and offers these insights: "Getting to perform at shows produced by Don Hooker and his family are always a top notch experience. The stage, lights, sound system, jumbo screens, backstage accommodations – its all top notch – and all for such a great cause. The audiences are fantastic and always have a blast-as do the bands!” 

And if that weren’t cool enough, coming this September (the 7th and 8th), the Chesapeake Bay Events, Inc. is having the first ever “Southern Maryland Blues Festival” – featuring the Patty Reese Band with Dave Chappel, Tommy Lepson, Dean Rosenthal and Ursula Ricks! “I’m so delighted that Don invited us to kick off their new festival,” said Patty with that magical sparkle in her eyes, for which she is known, adding, “Every person you see working these festivals are volunteers – such incredibly good hearted people who's presence really makes a difference in the attitudes, humor and just a close, family feeling one gets at these events. I wouldn't miss it for the world!"

Some of the many artists performing the Southern Maryland Blues Festival include: the Marshal Tucker Band, Bonerama, Swamp Candy and many, many more incredible artists. For more information about the Southern Maryland Blues Festival, go here: http://somdblues.org/; and for the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival, go here: http://bayblues.org/

Of particular note, ALL net proceeds from these festivals go to charity. In fact, to date they’ve raised upwards of $1,000,000. This year, the recipient charities are: John Hopkins Cleft and Cranial Facial Children’s CAMP FACE, We Care and Friends (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.

So, what does “ZERO-Waste” mean? In addition to having bins for recycling paper, plastic and aluminum, there’ll now be three separate bins: compost, the “standard” recycle, and an “everything else”. For attendees, that means scraping your food and paper napkins into the compost bin, recycling all other paper, plastic and aluminum, and throwing anything remaining into the trash (foam, diapers, etc.). …A small price to pay to help make a big difference!

By Wendy Leonard

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0 #1 pamela jackson 2013-05-17 14:16
and that's reason #85 why Montgomery County Maryland is one of the best places to live!

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