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1 Day, 4 Stages, Over 35 Bands

Created as a way to expose local music to a larger audience, Eastport a Rockin’ has drawn attendees from throughout the neighborhood and across the region for 20 years and is known as the local music festival of the summer. This year’s festival includes Horn Point Marina where a fourth stage was added last year with much success.  This means more than 35 bands will perform, keeping local, original music a key component of Eastport a Rockin’. Up and coming local bands with a wide range of styles will display their talents alongside longtime favorites. Over the years, Eastport a Rockin’ has featured such bands as Good Charlotte and Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, and the next big act just might be in this year’s line-up. From rock to folk to roots to blues to jazz to bluegrass to funk, and even some Kindie rock the breadth of music types found at the Festival is sure to please everyone who attends.

With an unbeatable location surrounding the Annapolis Maritime Museum on Back Creek in Annapolis’ historic maritime district of Eastport, this daylong festival offers everything an attendee could want.  Mouth-watering food, including local seafood, BBQ, gyros, shave ice and more, will be available as will thirst quenching beverages, including an array of domestic and craft beers and a full range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, smoothies and coffee drinks.  The Kids Area, always a popular section of the festival, is expanding this yeart, with moon bounces, face painters, tattoo artists, and other great family-friendly activities, as well as a stage with Kindie (Kid Indie) rock from local musicians and showcasing some of our local teen musicians.

Proceeds from the event benefit deserving local charities including The Annapolis Maritime Museum, the Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians (AMFM), the Eastport Volunteer Fire Department and Eastport Elementary School. Dogs (on leashes) and strollers are welcome, coolers and outside food and beverages are not.